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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 14 August 2016

My family and I have been going to Hobson's Choice for about 15 years or more. I have noticed changes which are not uncommon as time goes by. Some of them not altogether good for the customer. The salad bar IS gone (could be health...More

Thank gnaturecenter
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Arrived at 6:30. Got served food at 7:30. Between the time we ordered and the arrival of the food, the waitress never came by to check on us, see if we wanted more to drink, or apologize for the wait. Table next to us arrived...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Every year we go to Hobson's after the play. Yesterday, we arrived per our reservations. The waitress took our drink orders. She returned saying they were out of the bottles of wine we ordered. Six of us ordered our entrees. At 6:15 pm on a...More

1  Thank Gokkie D
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I can't believe what has happened to this once reliable restaurant. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Then sat there for almost 15 minutes - no water, bread, no service of any kind. Waitperson arrived and we ask the price of a "market quote"...More

Thank longponder
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We have been going to Hobson's for years and what is on their limited menu is good. However with the removal f their salad bar and now the raised pricing and extra charge even for a small side salad, Hobsons has become expensive for what...More

1  Thank skilass
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Hobson's Choice is not far from Williams College, but it was a hike from the vacation condo place we were staying. We were looking for a nice restaurant for a decent meal. This one popped up after reviewing the menus at the condo complex and...More

Thank dougff83
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...More

Thank brendan79
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.

Thank QSR
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.

Thank Tom L
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!

Thank John P
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8 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

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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 50
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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