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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%
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“lobster roll” (677 reviews)
“live lobster” (71 reviews)
“chowder” (122 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
440 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The lobster rolls were perfect! Wish I had time to go back and try lobster bisque or lived close enough to purchase fresh fish.

Thank 2muchtoseeanddo
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a "must" place to visit when in Boston. It is a convenient walk from the Intercontinental Hotel, and will always deliver wonderful, fresh food for a reasonable price (given that you are eating lobster)! Be advised that this is not a fancy restaurant,...More

Thank schultzeyes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A large queue was a sign that the meal was worth waiting for. We sat outside with our lobster rolls and enjoyed the Boston harbour experience.

Thank JSGastrag
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place came through for us in a pinch. Like most tourists, we had a tight schedule on our trip. The place we originally picked for lunch before our boat tour was inexplicably closed. We had to find something fast. A quick internet search led...More

Thank dopeycrazy2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel reccomended this place to eat lobster. It does not look like much from the outside, but the food was fantastic and well worth it, if you are ok sitting onthe patio andf eating with plastic forks.

Thank 119liz
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're glad we were worth the trip, Liz! Thanks for stopping by -- hope you head back our way again sometime soon. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the perfect bay side lobster/seafood house located in the middle of a a big city. Boston is a proud city and should be, but this as a little bit of Maine in the metropolis. inside outside seating was great for a Fall sunny...More

1  Thank Neil_Davy
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're thrilled our lobster roll finished what our chowder started: a great, tasty meal! We're proud to be a part of this community and look forward to where it goes from here. Thank you for stopping by -- hope you make it back our way...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were referred to this place as a great way to have some fresh seafood in a very casual environment at reasonable prices and they lived up to their reputation. They serve the most amazing lobster rolls and shrimp cocktails.

1  Thank Daniel D
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad our lobster rolls and shrimp cocktails held up to their expectations, Daniel! Thank you for stopping by. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place delivered what you should be coming here for. Freshness. My third lobster roll in 4 days and this one was the best. Sweet and simple. They offer $18 regular (on hot dog bun) and $22 large (in 5" roll). Chowder was also very...More

1  Thank obiratkenobi
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're thrilled our lobster roll stood out from the rest! Thanks for stopping by -- we hope you head back our way soon. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bumped in by a chance on my way to South station and enjoyed every bite if the lobster roll , goes well with the chips

Thank OferBrown
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sounds like that lobster roll was just what you needed as you were passing through! Thanks for coming in -- we'll see you again the next time you're in the area. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a cruise stop in Boston where we took a trolley tour. Along the way, the driver told us about this place, so we decided to try it. We weren't disappointed! This was the tastiest and freshest lobster we ate all week long. The...More

1  Thank Patsy B
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you got to see us during your stop out here, Patsy! It sounds like the lobster really hit the spot. Hope to see you again the next time you're in town. All the best, The Hooks

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
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Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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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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16 January 2017|
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Response from jaxon27 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any deliveries but I did see people pick up orders. You should call them ad find out
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30 December 2016|
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Most certainly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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