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Hawthorne By-the-sea

153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2564
+1 781-595-5735
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible18%
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“popovers” (24 reviews)
“scallops” (6 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2564
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Disappointed is a mild word. I came with my family to celebrate my birthday tonight. We came to Anthony’s Hawthorne By The Sea for three years. Tonight was the last visit. From the first moment of interaction, the maitre d was rude to me. We...More

Thank Margarita S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I had fried fisherman's plate and my wife had scrod...both cooked to perfection. Our server, Merry, was excellent...there when we needed her but not hovering. She gave us time to celebrate my wife's 71st birthday. The Baked Alaska with the candle was a nice touch....More

Thank wla2015
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Expensive, are in patio ,view great,but service lacking, long wait ,waitres had parties inside. Ambience missing, no candles or table cloths.

Thank MaryEllen M
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Last lunch in New England with my brother and he wants lobster. So many places to choose from, Hawthorne fits the bill for an elegant lunch on the water. Jeff ordered the steamed fisherman platter - beautiful presentation! The lobster, mussels, shrimp were all delicious....More

Thank victoria w
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Another wonderful meal at Hawthorne by the Sea. It’s always an uplifting and relaxing pleasure to have lunch or dinner at this gorgeous restaurant. The decor is elegant, timeless, light and bright. The views of the ocean and Boston amazing. A breath of fresh not...More

Thank Gretel101
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We went here last night after many years since our last visit. We were pleasantly surprised, especially after reading some reviews here. The staff and bartender were great, very attentive. Our food was delicious, I loved the scallops, and of course fresh popovers were a...More

1  Thank ItalyloverBeverly
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Forty years ago this was the restaurant to go to for a great meal. Regretfully, the decor and menu seem to have remained mainly unchanged. The interior feels like the 1970s. The food is bland. However, the restaurant is quiet, since there are not many...More

1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The view is beautiful. Tony the bartender is so nice. Also the maitre d is very accommodating. I always go there on my birthday and have the steamers when shrimp cocktail on the deck it's a very nice...

Thank Rachael R
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Went for family gathering.Great to get together, but the food was, at best, mediocre and the service was polite, but really really slow. Great views, but the place was nearly empty on a Saturday, and it seemed like a good idea

Thank Rooney10Boston
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Hawthorne by the Sea has it all. The best location on a beautiful harbor. The best food ever!! And the best staff and service of any restaurant I've ever been to. The Baked Stuffed Lobster is to die for!!!

Thank 970alexanderp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2564
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swampscott
  • Phone Number: +1 781-595-5735
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