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Hobson's Choice

159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
413-458-9101
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Ranked #13 of 41 Restaurants in Williamstown
Price range: $7 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Rancho Palos Verdes
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here our first night in Williamstown. The menu was varied with something for everyone. The food and service were good and it was reasonably priced. I'd recommend it - and would go again.

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Great Neck
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Came here after golf. We haven't been here in 15yrs and the food is just as superb as ever. Started out with a crisp well put together Caesar Salad which was lightly dressed as ordered. Our main course was lobster..steamed to perfection. My wife had the fish of the day which was prepared to her liking..tender and fresh. WE had... More

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West Mass
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have not been to this restaurant in a while, so we were in town for the theater show and wanted to try again...the food here has never been really good ...but the salad bar was.... Our meal were ok....however instant mashed was a surprise...we-all got a side salad - $4 extra - which was really just a pile of... More

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Glenside, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The menu is fairly broad but not exceptional, the food is just average and the service was very slow. Best part for me was the India pale ale on draft. Some of our food was served cold.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I spent four summers in Williamstown and my wife and I still talk about this place. Look if you want fancy "gastro-pub" cuisine save yourself the time and go up the styeet to Mezze. If you want classic meals done to perfection with warm bread a great baked potato and a salad bar this is the place. No pretensions and... More

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Dan, the Chef (and Owner), prepares every meal fresh to order. We had three in our party on a Saturday night, each of us starting with a mixed green salad, I had the Tuscan Pasta special for $23, each piece of seafood was expertly cooked and tender, the red sauce was light and tasty. My husband had the Mahi-Mahi with... More

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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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