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Hobson's Choice

159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
413-458-9101
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Ranked #14 of 40 restaurants in Williamstown
Price range: $7 - $50
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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102 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Meet Dan, your owner, your neighbor, and your chef. Nice guy. Quaint ambiance, pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable wait staff. Loved their Tuscan Pasta (seafood in a tangy Italian sauce over angel hair, but everything is good). Fresh seafood daily; definitely try my wife's favorite, Tuna Carpaccio. They also make great steaks with Teriyaki sauce. We both appreciate the fact that they... More

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Mediocre food, misleading policy on acceptance of coupons, will not return. I went with a small group of friends and was quite surprised when the Restaurant.com discount would not be applied due to the owner "not accepting" these vouchers during the summer. This was never stated in the contents of the voucher. I will not go back...was not impressed.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We took a shot at this non-descript looking restaurant; and wow, what a find. A party of six all enjoying and raving about their meals is a rarity indeed. The food choices are varied and we found no flaw from appetizers thru to dessert along with a fine choice of beverages; all and all a pleaurable dining experience with a... More

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This place as an atmosphere of an older home. When I walked in I thought of homestyle cooking. The service was very good. I couldn't believe that the bread was right at the table as we were sitting down. I ordered a salad and was turned off by the dirt on the lettuce. Turn on the water and rinse the... More

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Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You won't find the latest trend on the menu here, but if you want nicely grilled lamb chops or an excellent shrimp and pasta dish, you will be very happy with Hobson's Choice.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

At the end of every meal here, we ask ourselves why we don't frequent Hobson's Choice more often. Hobson's is not about "eating", it's about "dining". Everything is well prepared, nicely presented and satisfying. If you're a fan of Hell's Kitchen you've seen chef after chef screw up the scallops. Here they're so perfect that my wife finds it hard... More

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Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I eat here often. We have never been disappointed in our meals! I recommend this place highly.

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We are locals in the region and have been regulars at Hobson's Choice for over 10 years visiting at least every couple of months. We first discovered it when we were tourists here and we loved it so much we once drove 2 hours from the Catskills on a rainy day just to have dinner here. It was not the... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Food was excellent and good value for money. Very good service and friendly staff. Generous portions and good quality.

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Merrick
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Went for the third time this year. My son and daughter in law joined us from Long Island because I raved about the food and salad bar. NO LONGER A SALAD BAR!!! In addition, salad is not part of the dinner while 2 weeks ago the salad bar was. Prime rib is wonderful but very limited number of portions each... More

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