Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dock 125 Is Replacing Hayward's in Lynn

by Marc Hurwitz

A waterside restaurant that has been in business for a long time is shutting down, and a new eatery is moving into its space.

According to an article in, Hayward's in Lynn is closing on April 27, confirming rumors that we had heard earlier about the Lynnfield Street spot. The post says that owner Taso Mavros is selling the business in part because of health-related issues, saying that "I just can't work 15-hour days anymore....We built a good relationship with the customers and life throws you curveballs and you have to take care of yourself and your family before anything else." Mavros is selling the space to Enrico and Jaime Mancini, who will open a new restaurant called Dock 125 which will offer salads, burgers, steaks, and pasta, while also featuring some of Hayward's seafood dishes. (The article mentions that Jaime had worked at Hayward's for a number of years when she was younger.) No specific opening date has been given for Dock 125 as of yet, but the post says that four to six weeks of renovations will take place before it can open.

Hayward's first opened more than 40 years ago, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner at its Sluice Pond location while focusing on seafood items.

The address for Hayward's (and the upcoming Dock 125) is 125 Lynnfield Street, Lynn, MA, 01904.

Thanks to a poster on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page for bringing this to our attention.

[July 19 update: A new article from states that Dock 125 has its grand opening today.]

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve New England Restaurants in Scenic Locations]

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Blogger Don Pendleton said...

WE used to go to the Porthole for fish dinners. Then I found Haywards and the fish dinner was excellent and the price was fair. My wife and I went for two years.
Dock 125 should open up in Marblehead or Swampscott. Their prices are rediculous!! We used to pay $21.00, Now they want $40.00 for the same thing. We are seniors and can't spend double the money for the same thing!
Mr. & Mrs. Pendleton

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