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“Best lobster roll I had so far” 5 of 5 stars
Review of James Hook & Company

James Hook & Company
15 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA
+1 617-423-5501
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Ranked #1 of 2,673 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chowder, Seafood
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Best lobster roll I had so far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

OK, I have only been in Boston for 7 month, but I had to eat a lot of lobster roll. And the one from that little shack was by far the best. It is filled with big chunks of lobster, not too much sauce. You really taste the lobster. And the crew is really friendly.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“Big Chunks of Lobster”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We came last year in September 2012, and it was the perfect way to end our trip. We picked up lobster rolls as they were just closing and it was delicious. As others have mentioned, definitely a take&go place.

Buttery bread.
Big chunks of lobster.

The most simple and basic lobster roll you can get, but they do this really well.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento
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“Great value.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Looked like an 8in roll. Full of lobster meat. A bit heavy on the mayo. But, it tasted great. Parking limited on site. Limited seating both inside and outside.

Visited June 2013
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South Carolina
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“Wonderful lobster and crab rolls!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

My family ate here on Sunday, June 9th at 11:00 am. We did not have to wait at all to order from the small menu. My brother and I had the lobster rolls, while my eleven-year-old had a crab roll. All drinks (sodas, teas, water, etc) are $2.00. The delicious lobster and crab rolls had a very generous amount of meat in them. My son said it was one of the best sandwiches he'd ever had. He also enjoyed looking at the huge lobsters and crab in the store. We ate outside at the picnic tables, which was perfect for lunch. I would love to eat here again!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Alberta
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“Lovely Lobster”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Freshest seafood we had and well priced but definitely lacking in any restaurant type ambiance.

This is a take and go kind of place.

Visited May 2013
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