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Hawthorne By-the-sea

153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2564
+1 781-595-5735
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“popovers” (20 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
“lobster roll” (4 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2564
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Reviewed 6 days ago

So sad. This used to be "the" place to go. Now it's only frequented by tourists and those of us who want to give it another try because we remember how good it was. The view is fantastic, but that's where it ends. The service...More

Thank ScubaTravelers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on the way back from our drive to Marblehead, for a very late lunch. There was a big luncheon taking place and that might be a reason for the slow service in an otherwise almost empty restaurant. Very friendly waiter, comfortable table and...More

Thank follylover
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I took a friend there today for a get together luncheon. They have amazing broiled scallops and the most amazing popovers. Melissa was our server and she was delightful and took the time to take our photo with the backdrop of the ocean behind us....More

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

These people know how to cook a steak. You can get medium rare here. The frites are excellent and the complimentary popovers are famous. They have live lobster in a tank you cross over a bridge. Steak and seafood is excellent. Service is outstanding. Ocean...More

Thank Grizlette
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Beautiful restaurant, worse food I ever ate. Extremely slow service, I had to look for our server in order to get the meal. Tasteless food, needed to put salt on everything. Very expensive and food not worth the money. I would go to a fast...More

Thank Rosanne D
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Looking for lunch while driving up the coast. Our family had gone to Anthony's Pier 4 in Boston for many years. We were attracted by the location which is outstanding. We knew it would be an expensive lunch but it was worth it. Had a...More

Thank TravelLover629
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The food was fabulous. The service however, was absolutely terrible. Our waitress wouldn't make any eye contact with us. When she was taking our dinner orders she would not even acknowledge when my boyfriend was talking. I had to order for him. It was completely...More

3  Thank x0x0x0Boston
Reviewed 13 June 2017

From what I understand this place has had a complete overhaul. You walk into a open space, with high ceilings and a great view of the Boston skyline. It's stunning. We sat at the bar and had a few cocktails and appetizers. The bartender is...More

Thank Marca P
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great setting....decent wine selection...great popovers But you never know what they will mess up nexy

1  Thank makemelaugh
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stopped into the fish market for a lobster roll (best I had while on the East coast). Steven the Chef was super friendly and helpful. Could not wait to try a lobster roll. It lived up to my expectations!! My sister had the fish and...More

Thank _blatzheim4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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