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James Hook & Company

440 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110
+1 617-423-5501
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (737 reviews)
“live lobster” (83 reviews)
“chowder” (130 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 18:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
440 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This tiny spot was suggested by our shuttle driver. My co-worker and I ventured out since it was a nice evening. When we arrived the staff went out of their way to help this southerner with what and how to order. Got a 1.5 pound...More

Thank airzero
JohnM18979, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

thanks for the love! It's great to hear you were a fan -- can't wait to have you back. Till then, The Hooks

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a big bang-for-the-buck joint. No frills, not even salt shakers (sorry - coulda used a bit please, no insult to the "chef"), but $20 large lobster rolls make-up for a lot. Good chowder too. Wish I could have had a beer too, but...More

Thank Rick R
JohnM18979, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Rick, thanks for the love! It's great to hear you're a fan of what we do -- can't wait to have you back. Till then, The Hooks

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had the Lobster Roll and my wife had Lobster Salad. Food was outstanding. Outside seating left room for improvement. Would definitely eat here if back in the area.

Thank Danny M
JohnM18979, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It's wonderful to hear you and your wife enjoyed, Danny! Thanks so much for the compliments. We hope you'll make it back our way again. Till then, The Hooks

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ordered a steamed 1.5 pound lobster. It was not split, but they do give you a cracker. And, it was worth the effort. This was the sweetest lobster I have ever had. If I lived in Boston, I’d be a regular.

Thank gmertz
JohnM18979, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great to hear that lobster hit the spot! Thanks so much for the love -- look forward to having you back. Till then, The Hooks

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

LOVED it! Lobster roll (large) and clam chowder (medium) with oyster crackers. Not cheap as it came up to about $100 for 3 people. But definitely worth it and I’m contemplating going back to try the lobster bisque, more lobster and lobster mac n cheese....More

Thank Lin_Sg
JohnM18979, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the love, Lin! It's great to hear that lobster roll and chowder hit the spot. We can't wait to have you back again. Till then, The Hooks

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we got off the Boston Cruise whale watching tour a bit green around the gills but happy we saw 12 different whales. needed a pick me Up so thought we would have a lobster lunch to tell better. Saw the +he reviews about this place...More

Thank Chrisneoh69
JohnM18979, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Chris, great to hear our lobster roll was an epic pick-me-up after what sounds like an epic day of whale-watching! Your compliments mean the world. We can't wait to have you back again. The Hooks

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

James Hook has fantastic lobster rolls - a regular was plenty. Pure lobster with no frills- just the way we like it. You could get sides of Cole slaw or potato salad and you could eat there though a bit crowded- plenty of outdoor seating...More

Thank Matthew J
JohnM18979, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're pleased you love our lobster rolls, Matthew! Your compliments mean the world -- can't wait to have you back again. Till then, The Hooks

Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious! This was my first lobster roll. A must stop if you are in Boston. Covered seating outside is a larger space than inside the establishment. Beautiful views.

Thank Expedition55494
JohnM18979, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's wonderful to hear you loved the lobster roll -- especially since it was your first one! Thanks so much for the kind words. We can't wait to have you back. Till then, The Hooks

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

James Hook is a must. The lobster roll has a great amount of lobster & is so fresh & delicious. Service was fast even though it was lunch rush and they appeared busy.

Thank Discover538282
JohnM18979, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It means the world to hear you consider us a must -- thanks for the love! We can't wait to have you back. Till then, The Hooks

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to by many to seek out JH&Co., and we just happened come across it on a day out. We stopped, we had plain and simple (2) Lobster Rolls, and they were fantastic... You pay for it mind you, but worth it.

Thank ryeoneill
JohnM18979, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping by! We're thrilled that lobster roll hit the spot -- thanks for the love. We can't wait to have you back. Till then, The Hooks

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lmg910
22 July 2018|
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Response from Pete_Coach | Reviewed this property |
There were dogs there when we had lunch there.
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Chickfish
28 November 2017|
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Response from TiffanyDC2015 | Reviewed this property |
Indoor seating cause it was wintertime for my visit.
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J A
6 July 2017|
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking outside but I don't know whether there are any time limits best wishes Mike
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-423-5501
  • E-mail
Description
Located on the waterfront in downtown Boston, James Hook & Co is the go-to place for delicious, high-quality lobster and seafood. We are a third generation family business, and have been selling lobster since 1925. James Hook & Co has earned a reputation for the finest lobster in town, even earning the Best Lobster award from Boston Magazine.
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