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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” (696 reviews)
“chowder” (127 reviews)
“live lobster” (72 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

I don't even care that it was super crowded, cramped and basically standing room only. It was WELL WORTH IT for an infamous lobster roll. (I'm from Kentucky). In addition to a regular-sized lobster roll, I got a bowl of fish chowder, which was delicious!...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed yesterday

I've been to James Hook several times because there is not a better lobster roll around anywhere. You know it's fresh because live lobster are driven in every morning from Maine. After that, it's a question of the bun and what goes in it. They...More

Thank BostonBruins33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. We stopped here once before and it was to busy, so we went to Legal Seafood, huge mistake. These lobsta rolls were off the chart. Super big and sooo tasty. Not a fancy place by any means, but screw that it's...More

Thank 972michaela
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you guys had the chance to finally give our lobstah rolls a go, Michaela. Sounds like they really impressed! Thanks for visiting -- we'll see you again the next time you're in town. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 17 December 2017

The seafood is the freshest ever and the lobster rolls or chowder are just great. Not a place to be missed when in Boston.

Thank foodloversacto
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad the lobster rolls and chowder make us a must-stop when travelling through town. Thank you for the support! We hope you get the chance to visit again soon. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 16 December 2017

Stopped at lunchtime.We had lobster rolls and lobster bisque.You cannot find fresher seafood than at acmes Hook & Company.The food comes right off the boat and onto your plate. Good size for the money.

Thank Mainelytravel
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you had the chance to join us for some fresh lobster rolls and bisque for lunch. Thank you for the support! We hope you make it back our way again soon. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 10 December 2017

On the lobster roll that is. Never had one before. Here on business and walked there for lunch. Ordered the regular and chowder. The chowder was good but watery. The lobster roll, simple as the concept is, was wonderful, a little pricey but wonderful. Can't...More

Thank John E
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

We're glad your first lobster roll was with us, John -- it sounds like you may have a new favorite lunch! Thank you for stopping by. We can't wait to see you again. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 10 December 2017

I don't understand the hype of this place. If you call lobster with mayo on a plain white bread an awesome sandwich, I suppose then this place is for you. There were a ton of people here too and it is quite expensive.More

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John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for giving us a try, Bernadette. We build our lobster roll the classic way -- toasted bun with just a touch of mayo -- so the flavor of the fresh lobster really speaks for itself. That said, we're always willing to build the...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice place and stuff Delicious seafood with good price The whole lobster is extremely fresh and I highly recommend it

Thank Mohamedrady
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

We're thrilled you enjoyed one of our locally-sourced lobsters! Thank you for stopping by -- we look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Can’t say enough about the lobster rolls, best I’ve ever had, but I would venture a guess that just about everything is good here. As we jumped to secure prime seating here, the couple vacating the table highly recommended the lobster tails. Fresh and succulent...More

Thank luvalab
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

It sounds like our lobster rolls are perfect no matter the season! Thank you for joining us -- we hope you make it back our way again soon. All the best, The Hooks

Reviewed 2 December 2017

This temporary building was erected after a fire a few years ago destroyed the original building and doesn't look too inviting. However, the lobster rolls and other prepared items on the limited menu are excellent. The picnic tables in the parking lot don't have a...More

Thank Mark R
John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

You know our lobster is always fresh and always tasty, Mark. Thank you for taking the time to write this review -- we hope to see you again soon. All the best, The Hooks

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Chickfish
28 November 2017|
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Response from Tigerstedge | Reviewed this property |
They have three or four little tables inside as well. Busy in there with everyone queueing for food but there was one table of three sitting eating when we were in there.
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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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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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