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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” (664 reviews)
“live lobster” (71 reviews)
“chowder” (135 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
440 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the crab cake and it was very tasty. The cocktail sauce was really good. Outdoor tables were nice to sit at in a beautiful day.

1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The lobster choices are nice. We ordered lobster rolls while very good most pieces of lobster while full were small. Lobster bisque was very good and stuffed scallop was good. We sat inside as cloudy/foggy/misty day made sitting outside not a good idea. Inside was...More

Thank TravelingBoomers1946
Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here last year and made it a point to return to it if ever back on the east coast and was there a week ago. Tons of lobster meat in the roll. Very light sauce and nicely toasted roll (not hot dog bun). Can't...More

Thank judiths776
Management response:Responded yesterday

We really appreciate you coming back to us! We're glad you found everything just as you had remembered it! Hope you get out to the coast more often -- we can't wait to have you back. Until next time, The Hooks

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were on a "best lobster roll" quest during our recent trip to MA. We tried James Hook at the behest of several locals. The interior is "modest" and resembles the inside of a trailer. There is extremely limited seating and it is hot inside....More

Thank wendy S
Management response:Responded yesterday

Thanks for stopping by, Wendy! We're proud to say we have the best lobster roll in Boston, so we're a little disappointed yours didn't live up to expectations. We use only the freshest and best quality lobster meat when stuffing the roll and believe our...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We wanted a quick lunch on our way out of town and this fit the bill nicely. It's a little, beachy oasis by the harbor. Order inside and sit at the picnic tables outside to eat. No frills but the food was fabulous! We made...More

Thank JTDQ
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

We like our lobster bisque lobstery, and we're glad you do, too! Thanks for stopping by on your visit out here! We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in town. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 1 week ago

this is one of the best places in the area to have sea food, it is always fresh and very tasteful. No matter what you get on the menue, expected to be good.

Thank Joseph T
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Thanks there, Joseph! We're happy to hear you're so impressed by our fresh, tasty food here. Come again soon! Take care, The Hooks

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lobster roll here is served with the right balance of lobster chunks and mayonnaise on a perfectly toasted roll. It was excellent. I also tried the clam roll which was good, but pales in comparison in my opinion. Outdoor seating is available at picnic...More

Thank MountainThunder
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

A great lobster roll is always a good idea, but we don't sell clam rolls. Come back soon! Take care, The Hooks

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh daily catch for restaurants and individual diners. We stopped by for a lobster roll before our cruise in July and then again in September. We had to have a lobster roll with clam chowder. Chucks of lobster in a light mayonaisse base on a...More

Thank bprezkop
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Great to hear you stopped by our place for a roll before your cruise and liked it enough to come back again! Looking forward to seeing you back our way again for another great roll. Take care, The Hooks

Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked in on a cold July day and had great lobster roll. Managed to get an inside table. Great chowder and the best lobster roll I had on the whole trip. It's nothing fancy, just delicious and friendly.

1  Thank David G
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping in for a tasty roll, David! We're glad we were able to serve up a great meal for you. Come back soon! Take care, The Hooks

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lobster do not miss this on your travels. The food was wonderful service great 👍🏻 I was there before closing and all the seafood was being iced down

Thank Marija L
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you stopped by our place when you visited, Marija! Hope to see you back our way again for some more fresh seafood. Take care, The Hooks

The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
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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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
17 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
31 December 2016|
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Response from pasowine | Reviewed this property |
Most certainly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
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
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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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