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Hobson's Choice

159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
+1 413-458-9101
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“prime rib” (30 reviews)
“scallops” (20 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
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159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Have heard so many wonderful things about it here and a few months back decided to go. We heard about this raving salad bar, that does not exist anymore. Place is really run down. I love the feel of homey old feeling. But it was...More

2  Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We visited this restaurant after our host mentioned it. Unfortunately for us an unexpected large party had arrived just before us and there were not enough staff to cope with the large numbers. After we were seated, water was brought to the table and we...More

Thank neilmac1947
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I can think of no other place for dinner in Williamstown that has both a sense of history as well a reputation for excellence in cuisine for so many years. If you are seeking a place to settle into the warmth of the old wood...More

Thank RalphH42
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Had to send my baked potato back, was black inside, heard chef tell waitress don't take bad potatoes into DR. Steak was cooked correctly, but was on the small size for the price and lacked flavor.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We had great service and wonderful food --salmon terrific-scallops to die for - pasta marinara - the fresh veggies and Superb drinks -we have been here over the years and we all had a great time 😀👍😀

Thank VtPutter
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We ate here in 2014 and had a nice meal; we ate here just the other day and had an excellent meal. I had tuna carpaccio, which was excellent, and Partner had a steak. Very nice, and a good combination of casual / elegant.

Thank Loren W
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had a really good veggie pasta dinner. Requested a change to the preparation and no problem. Another in our group wanted to add something to his dish, no problem. All 4 dinners at our table were excellent.

Thank Tennismama88
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I really wanted to like Hobson's Choice. It's a venerable, quaint restaurant with a friendly staff and reasonably well-executed menu. But it falls short in a number of ways. While one of my companions had a pretty-good lobster roll, the bun for my burger was...More

Thank ChrisN438
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I go there often. It is usually very good but every so often there is an off night. Not with me but with people that I go with. The last time we were there one person said the lamb chops weren't as tasty and another...More

Thank MJC828
Reviewed 1 September 2016

In contrast with many of the area's restaurant's, Hobson's Choice sticks to the important basics: providing tasty good dining without the over-seasoning, over-salting that is so prevalent these days. This was our favorite of the four restaurants we tried in the Williamstown/North Adams area.

Thank PerkinsNYC
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2 June 2018|
Response from RalphH42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it closed recently. Too bad. It was sold.
7 August 2015|
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Response from myTelf | Reviewed this property |
I didn't think they had outdoor dining, and I was glad we were dining indoors since the winter nights have been quite cold. I see my guess is now confirmed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$50
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +1 413-458-9101
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