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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” (698 reviews)
“live lobster” (77 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first top of great seafood. This place was easy and simple to order from. The place is easy to locate and has great to say the least. We had clam chowder and nice lobster roll. Highly recommend.

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

We're delighted we offered such a tasty first seafood stop with our clam chowder and lobster roll, David. Thanks for coming by! We're looking forward to your next visit. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

엄청 배불러요. 크램차우더랑 롤 시키면 든든합니다. 아점으로 먹었는데 저녁까지 든든했네요. 근데 음식 자체가 차가워서 겨울에 먹으면 너무 추울거같아요.. 여름에 먹는거 추천해요 ㅎㅎㅎ 맛은 있어요!!!!! 아참 그리고 테이블이 많이 없습니다. 저는 11:40쯤 도착했을땐 아무도 없었는데 10분 지나니까 사람들이 우르르르 몰려오더라구요. 조금 일찍 가는거 추천해요. ^^ 아...More

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

Thanks for stopping by, Rara -- we're glad you enjoyed that lobster roll! We appreciate the support and hope to see you again soon. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A funky, charming little 50’s throwback dive along the Boston waterfront that serves up super fresh, reasonably priced seafood. I had the lobster roll and a cup of New England clam chowder that was just perfection. Quick, friendly staff, too. I’ll definitely be back. Highly...More

Thank aventurabarb
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're pleased our lobster roll and clam chowder proved to be the perfect combination. Thanks for heading our way! We can't wait to have you back. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small secluded place has the best lobster rolls and chowder I have ever had in my life. The locals know it well. This is the place to go for an amazing seafood lunch in Boston. I cannot wait to return.

Thank detec21
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're ecstatic our lobster rolls and chowder make us the perfect spot for lunch in town. Thanks so much for the praise! We appreciate the local support and can't wait to see you again. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing and reasonably priced lobster roll stuffed full of lovster, rich lobster bisque and the best shrimps we have ever had! It’s a small place and a little out of the way from the tourists trail but completely worth the detour.

Thank eeli450
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It sounds like everything hit the spot just right -- we're thrilled! Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small shack like place but the food is packed with huge flavours. Fresh tasty lobster, great portions at a good price. It’s a busy place but you should pop by.

Thank Liane D
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We make sure every offering is packed with flavor here, Liane -- you're absolutely right. Thanks for coming by! We hope to see you again soon. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest, I’m not the biggest seafood fan but I have to admit that I very much enjoyed the clam chowder as well as the lobster roll this restaurant served. James hook & Co is a small little place close to the harbor that...More

Thank Patrick S
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Even though you're not a seafood lover, Patrick, we're glad you found both the clam chowder and lobster roll so convincing. Thanks for stopping by! We're looking forward to the next time you head our way. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

James Hook is a fabulous "little" restaurant and seafood deli establishment on the wharf in downtown Boston. Fairly simple menu at lunch, but most people (especially the locals) enjoy their "lobsta roll." It is delish! Their clam and seafood "chowdda" is excellent, too. Prices are...More

Thank Advancepsy
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you could get down on those local favorites, the lobstah and chowdah, on your visit. Thanks for stopping by to see us! We hope you make it out our way again soon. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We’re originally from Nyc, and having to tried Luke’s lobster with the buttery bread, this James hook is not to shabby!!! My wife love the amount of lobster given and the warm buns that comes with it. Def will come back and try other items!!!...More

1  Thank Wing L
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

You're welcome! Glad you both enjoyed our classic lobster roll on a toasted bun. We can't wait to you have you both back for more! All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

James Hook is a small, popular seafood shack recommended by the locals. Seafood is fresh (live lobsters and crabs in house) Close to wharf. Seating area is small and crowded but people come and go quickly. Food is good and average to lower price for...More

Thank JoanieKimballton
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for being a fan of the fresh seafood we provide here, Joanie. We appreciate the support! Hope you get to stop by and see us again soon. All the best, The Hooks

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Response from TiffanyDC2015 | Reviewed this property |
Indoor seating cause it was wintertime for my visit.
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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 有泊車位, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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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