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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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  • Carine V. Viesville, Belgium

    Both the lobster bisque and the lobster roll are amazingly good!! The bisque is thick with small chunks of lobster and very tasty! The large lobster roll is filled with a lot of very juicy and fine lobster meat from both claws and tail. A must in Bos...

  • Carol L. Los Angeles, CA

    During a recent trip to Boston, I decided to try lobster rolls from a few places around town.  The first of three stops was at James Hook, a family-owned business for three generations.  This "shack" is located on the Waterfront where they sell lot...

  • Bethany A. Brooklyn, NY

    This place was absolutely amazing! If you're looking for a good divey seafood place, go here. Service was fantastic, food was delish. Wish they had more menu options, but still stellar.

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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