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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

431 reviews
  • Carol L.

    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... Read More

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Customer Reviews

  • Golferboy18 Florida

    Once again, Trip Advisor pointed us in the right direction - for the perfect lobster roll in Boston. We were on a cruise along the eastern seaboard and tasted lobster rolls in 4 ports. These were the best we found. James Hook is actually a lobster di...

  • il_Maltese84 Naples

    I've been twice in this place and I think is the best place where to eat in Boston. The relation between quality of food and prices is superlative. I've took the lobster with one of the best clam chowder I've taste in Boston. The local is very simple...

  • Keffco Rancho Mirage, CA

    This is a shipping facility with tanks in lobsters, ready to go as well as frozen lobster, frozen chowders, oysters, shrimp. HOWEVER, with no pretentiousness in this basically large trailer there are about ten tables for dining on exquisite lobster r...

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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