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“Boston Institution”

James Hook & Company
Ranked #16 of 3,434 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like seafood, a stop at James Hook is a must. Order at the counter inside (yes, they take cards) and enjoy your food outside at the picnic tables.

The lobster rolls here ARE great. I’m more of a butter lobster roll kind of girl; these are mayo. The highlight for me... the stuffed crab and clams!! Ohhh myyyy, they’re incredible!

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

We're happy to hear you're a fan of our stuffed crab and clams in addition to our lobster roll, Cara. Thanks for the support! We hope to have you back at our picnic tables again soon.

All the best,
The Hooks

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Had lobster rolls and cole slaw. So much lobster. Very tasty. Loved it all. Id eat here again.

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

We're glad you found your fill of lobster and coleslaw for lunch here. Thanks for coming by! Come back and see us again anytime.

All the best,
The Hooks

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing lobster roll! Super fresh and stuffed full with lobster! Great outdoor seating and quick walk up service!

Thank Ntaylor720
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John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're certainly don't skimp on the lobster when building your roll here, and we're delighted you found everything so fresh and flavorful. Thanks for stopping by! We hope to build another roll for you again soon.

All the best,
The Hooks

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

A must if you are walking the waterfront in Boston. The fresh selection of seafood and amazing lobster rolls will pull you back every time

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John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

We're happy to be a must-stop anytime you're walking the waterfront. Thanks for the continued support! We look forward to building another lobster roll for you soon.

All the best,
The Hooks

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Had a fantastic 2 pound lobster. Cooked perfectly and it felt like a lot more than 2 pounds. Delectable meat. My son and wife had lobster rolls that also looked great, though the small one was not as large as some of the others I've seen in Boston.

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Thank Lloyd M
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John M, Owner at James Hook & Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

We already caught up with you on Yelp, Lloyd, but we just wanted to thank you again for checking us out! We look forward to seeing the family here again soon.

All the best,
The Hooks

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