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All 41 Williamstown Restaurants

Hobson's Choice

159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
413-458-9101
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Ranked #14 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
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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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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
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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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Glenside, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Hobson's Choice

Address: 159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
Phone Number: 413-458-9101
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Williamstown
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 50
Cuisine: American

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