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James Hook & Co. is a family-owned restaurant in Boston offering the best live lobsters, lobster dinners and fresh seafood available. We are a family business, managed by four siblings of the third generation of the Hook family. Many things have changed since we first started selling lobster in 1925, but one thing hasn't - our commitment to bringing quality lobster and seafood to our neighbors.

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  • “Each time a friend visits Boston, James Hook is a mandatory stop for lobster. I have indoctrinated many a tourist!”

  • “This place is friggin awesome!”

  • “Knowledgeable staff, fresh seafood. Right on the water front. The best lobster rolls on the east coast, bar none.”

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James Hook & Co

439 reviews
  • Kasey M.

    Gave it another shot because John M. invited me back. :) 5 stars for John actually taking the time to respond about my first experience. Visited with my... Read More

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Customer Reviews

  • Luca P Cassano Magnago, Italy

    Ottimo posticino, piccolino e intimo, ma che fa delle aragoste il suo punto di forza. C'è una vasca piena di aragoste enormi, granchi e altro pesce. abbiamo provato il panino con l'aragosta... ne avrei mangiati altri 10... che bontà!!! con 18 $ man...

  • jordansbulls Houston, Texas

    Went here today after the Boston tea Party Museum and had the Clam chowder which was remarkeable. Definitely would recommend to anyone else.

  • wamzie

    Went here with a co-worker during a business trip to Boston. This place has great fresh seafood. You can actually pick your lobster inside and have them steam it for you. Limited seating inside and some tables in the parking lot outside. It's all abo...

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About Us

James Hook & Co

Phone (617) 423-5501
Hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm