Anthony's Pier 4 to fade away forever next month

Anthony's Pier 4 last year. Photo by Dale Cruse.Anthony's Pier 4 last year. Photo by Dale Cruse. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

The landmark waterfront restaurant, which had actually been fading away for years, closes its doors forever next month, the Globe reports.

Michael tweets:

My parents are bummed, they had their wedding reception there 35 years ago.

Steve Saleeba was surprised:

Finding out Anthony's Pier 4 is closing is like realizing that washed up celebrity you thought died years ago is still alive.

Anthony's Pier 4 waiting area. Photo by Bing.Lounge. Photo by Bing. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

Pier 4's loco. Photo by Bill Holler.Pier 4's loco. Photo by Bill Holler. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

Bill Holler says this is the best lobster he ever had.Bill Holler says this is the best lobster he ever had. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

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Say what you want about

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Say what you want about Anthony's, but if you had a crowd in town (like all you old relatives) Anthony's was a great place to go to eat. Something for everyone, prices weren't crazy, there was parking, and the place was able to accommodate large groups easily. Had that typical New England feel, also. Nothing fancy, but reliable.

What's the alternative now? Legal? Atlantic Fish?

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Needs More Work

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Went there shortly after re-opening. It was not bad, just didn't change enough from the old Stockyard. I really like what the owners have done with their other restaurants and was hoping the Stockyard would be changed up a little more. I guess there is only so much one can do with a steakhouse, because I admit to not being that impressed (for the prices) with other such, fancier places like Smith and Wollensky either.

Wait? Stockyard moved?

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Wait? Stockyard moved? (Admit, I'm not in Boston anymore.)

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Two suggestions

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Jimmy's Steak House in Arlington
Capitol Grille in Burlington

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Most visitors from out of town don't want to leave the city

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I deal with a lot of consultants who come and go. They stay in hotels in the financial district and don't rent cars. It's a struggle to even get them to agree to go to the Back Bay. There's no way they're leaving the confines of the very small city.

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Yup!

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I highly doubt that place is going anywhere. Check out their in-your-face website sometime!

The Athanas' should've got with the program

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And started serving 2 shrimp with a couple of pieces or grilled asparagus and charge $75 for it. The hip crowd going down the street to legals and Remys would be knocking down the doors.

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Should've, could've

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allowed knuckleheads to jump off the roof into the harbor. That usually brings the crowds in.

Anthony was a good man..

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He was beloved amongst the professional drivers in that he always gave out free sandwiches to cabbies and chauffeurs out of gratitude for recommending the place to their passengers.

I can only imagine what will go up in there in it's place.

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I'm guessin...

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I'm guessing a high rise or something similar to what's already on the waterfront in that area. Maybe a hotel. (*eye roll*)

I think a public park is

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I think a public park is going where the restaurant is; there are luxury condos going up right now in part of the parking lot.

Not a moment too soon. And

Not a moment too soon. And dvdoff's comment just confirms my impression that the place was not successful based on the quality of its food.

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Back when that area was

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Back when that area was commercial, Anthony , and Jimmy's Harborside were signs of civilization down there. Nobody wanted to go near there (not me , it was part of my workscape, so as to speak ). Some people had wedding receptions at Anthony's , it was a big deal to working people. Now that the area is la da la, and you dont need him , dont kick him . Thanx guys, for the memories!

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I'll be sad to see it go.

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I probably only went there a few times, but I thought it was nice. Able to easily accommodate a large group. Good prices. Not presumptuous like every other place. It is what it was.

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