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Hobson's Choice

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159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
+1 413-458-9101
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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East Wakefield, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

We went to dinner here on a recommendation from the hotel concierge. We made a reservation but when we got there it wasn't necessary. I guess their salad bar was popular back in the day, but it's been gone for over 2 years even though it still shows online and even on some of their menus. Waitress was excellent, appetizers... More 

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Thank brendan79
Lagos
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Great restaurant. Good and varied menu with great choices. Lovely cheerful, friendly and efficient staff. So good we went back next night.

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Thank QSR
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Prime rib avail daily. Generous portions. Full bar. Clean and always courteous attentive service. Menu selections include lobster, steaks, pastas, soups and salads and daily specials. Adequate parking. Convenient location within walking distance of Williams College.

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Thank Tom L
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Even though Hobson's is a great steak house, the 4 of us each had seafood... I had amazing charbroiled scallops! Dessert was super too. They don't have their salad bar anymore, but the food is still superb!

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Thank John P
Valparaiso, Indiana
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333 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

While there is a fairly large menu, the reason to come here is for the steaks or prime rib. Always done perfectly. The décor is simple, but service is prompt and friendly.

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Thank NotRealHoosiers
Deer Park, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

The food was exceptional! Server was attentive. It's an old house converted into a rustic charming restaurant. The chef is the owner . I would come back anytime.

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Thank Gumfairy
Bristol, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We didn't actually eat there; they advertised serving food until 9:30 yet we went at 8:30. The door was locked and people were being let out but no one could get in! Very disappointed!

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Thank Derek M
Williamstown, MA
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We went to the restaurant on a non-busy weeknight, were promptly greeted and seated at a table by a pleasant hostess. Our drink order was also prompt, and the waiter took our order promptly. From then on things went downhill quickly. Our order, an easy salad and a burger did not appear until OVER 30 min. We noticed many diners... More 

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Thank mtsummit
Ellington, Connecticut
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Hobson's Choice is one of the highly recommended restaurants in Williamstown. Unpretentious outside, it had a charming colonial pub interior with paneled walls. an extensive menu, and delicious American style food. Just right for us. We don't need white table clothes and artistically placed food on our plates to enjoy a pleasant, tasty, well prepared meal. Comfortable atmosphere, attentive and... More 

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Thank justbill2015
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is a popular place and the locals may like it exactly as it is. We enjoyed the house/restaurant exterior - the interior pushed things more towards kooky and charming but didn't really fit with the $30 entrees. Food was tasty but grilling a prime rib just struck me as wrong. Service was professional and friendly.

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Thank ChrisSchmitt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?