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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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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Rochester, NY
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't believe what has happened to this once reliable restaurant. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Then sat there for almost 15 minutes - no water, bread, no service of any kind. Waitperson arrived and we ask the price of a "market quote" item. We are told it is not available. We order drinks and look for something... More 

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NJ
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Hobson's for years and what is on their limited menu is good. However with the removal f their salad bar and now the raised pricing and extra charge even for a small side salad, Hobsons has become expensive for what it is. We are not alone as we have heard the same comment from other... More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Hobson's Choice is not far from Williams College, but it was a hike from the vacation condo place we were staying. We were looking for a nice restaurant for a decent meal. This one popped up after reviewing the menus at the condo complex and the reviews here. We weren't disappointed, but don't expect a five-star restaurant. Hobson's Choice --... More 

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Wakefield, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We went to dinner here on a recommendation from the hotel concierge. We made a reservation but when we got there it wasn't necessary. I guess their salad bar was popular back in the day, but it's been gone for over 2 years even though it still shows online and even on some of their menus. Waitress was excellent, appetizers... More 

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Lagos
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great restaurant. Good and varied menu with great choices. Lovely cheerful, friendly and efficient staff. So good we went back next night.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Prime rib avail daily. Generous portions. Full bar. Clean and always courteous attentive service. Menu selections include lobster, steaks, pastas, soups and salads and daily specials. Adequate parking. Convenient location within walking distance of Williams College.

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Thank Tom L
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Even though Hobson's is a great steak house, the 4 of us each had seafood... I had amazing charbroiled scallops! Dessert was super too. They don't have their salad bar anymore, but the food is still superb!

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Thank John P
Valparaiso, Indiana
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245 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

While there is a fairly large menu, the reason to come here is for the steaks or prime rib. Always done perfectly. The décor is simple, but service is prompt and friendly.

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Thank NotRealHoosiers
Deer Park, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

The food was exceptional! Server was attentive. It's an old house converted into a rustic charming restaurant. The chef is the owner . I would come back anytime.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We didn't actually eat there; they advertised serving food until 9:30 yet we went at 8:30. The door was locked and people were being let out but no one could get in! Very disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: 413-458-9101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?