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Hobson's Choice

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159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
413-458-9101
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
always great food

Have dined here 3 times. Food is always very good & I look forward to returning on my next trip. Last year they did a wonderful side dish of root veggies - they were outstanding. Wish I had more room for dessert, as they looked wonderful. Perhaps next year I'll get dessert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
myTelf
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Have dined here 3 times. Food is always very good & I look forward to returning on my next trip. Last year they did a wonderful side dish of root veggies - they were outstanding. Wish I had more room for dessert, as they looked wonderful. Perhaps next year I'll get dessert.

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Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

The scallops are amazing as is the Tuscan Seafood special. I go to Hobson's regularly when I am in town. The chef and staff are friendly. The restaurant has character, and the food is delicious.

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Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

On a recent visit to Williamstown we took two of our grandkids our to dinner for a belated birthday dinner. They chose the restaurant, we had no expectations. When we arrived, we were left standing while the staff scurried around and they seemed a bit disorganized. They chef answering the phone then handing it off to one of the servers.... More 

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Mt Snow
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Mediocre food...bait & switch Reserve wine list...server was good, but manager should take customer service 101...won't bother to go back.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We met Dan at a Williams football event earlier in the season and were encouraged by his hospitality and friendliness to give Hobson's Choice a try. My better half had the Tuna Carpaccio and was very happy with her choice. My son, usually a burger guy, must have been trying to shake off the loss, he had the lobster roll... More 

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Oakland, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

She had prime rib, excellent, I had what is heavenly for a displaced New Englander (live in California) -- a Maine lobster. Wonderful! Service was super -- highly recommend this place, and we'll be back when we're back.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped in Williamstown during out recent fall trip. Our Innkeeper recommended Hobson’s. We both ordered the sea scallops. I have to admit these were the best scallops I have ever had. Great flavor and cooked perfectly. I can’t say it plainer than that. Our waitress was very good and also very friendly. I thought prices were reasonable.

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Rancho Palos Verdes
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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9 reviews 9 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: 413-458-9101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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