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

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?

Needs More Work

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.

Anthony was a good man..

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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Back when that area was

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!