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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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  • Jay A. ASTORIA, NY

    I don't know if I would say it's the best lobster roll I've ever had, but it's certainly in the running. The lobster meat was sweet and super fresh.The bun was toasted until it was just starting to get crisp on the outside, but still soft inside. I c...

  • Tracy E. Ridgeland, SC

    Best of Boston - Great lobster rolls, in addition to other fresh seafood, soups, and salads. Super casual, indoor and outdoor seating.

  • Ninni N. Montclair, NJ

    Only the best place ever for lobster rolls! And the lobster bisque is creamy and dreamy. They are a bit pricey. $18 for a large lobster roll, but it's so worth it. I wasn't a huge lobster fan until I came here. The space is small with limited seating...

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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