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Hobson's Choice

159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
+1 413-458-9101
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“prime rib” (29 reviews)
“scallops” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had a really good veggie pasta dinner. Requested a change to the preparation and no problem. Another in our group wanted to add something to his dish, no problem. All 4 dinners at our table were excellent.

Thank Tennismama88
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I really wanted to like Hobson's Choice. It's a venerable, quaint restaurant with a friendly staff and reasonably well-executed menu. But it falls short in a number of ways. While one of my companions had a pretty-good lobster roll, the bun for my burger was...More

Thank ChrisN438
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I go there often. It is usually very good but every so often there is an off night. Not with me but with people that I go with. The last time we were there one person said the lamb chops weren't as tasty and another...More

Thank MJC828
Reviewed 1 September 2016

In contrast with many of the area's restaurant's, Hobson's Choice sticks to the important basics: providing tasty good dining without the over-seasoning, over-salting that is so prevalent these days. This was our favorite of the four restaurants we tried in the Williamstown/North Adams area.

Thank PerkinsNYC
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My family and I have been going to Hobson's Choice for about 15 years or more. I have noticed changes which are not uncommon as time goes by. Some of them not altogether good for the customer. The salad bar IS gone (could be health...More

Thank gnaturecenter
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Arrived at 6:30. Got served food at 7:30. Between the time we ordered and the arrival of the food, the waitress never came by to check on us, see if we wanted more to drink, or apologize for the wait. Table next to us arrived...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Every year we go to Hobson's after the play. Yesterday, we arrived per our reservations. The waitress took our drink orders. She returned saying they were out of the bottles of wine we ordered. Six of us ordered our entrees. At 6:15 pm on a...More

1  Thank Gokkie D
Reviewed 16 July 2016

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"...More

Thank longponder
Reviewed 9 July 2016

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...More

1  Thank skilass
Reviewed 6 January 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...More

Thank dougff83
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7 August 2015|
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Response from myTelf | Reviewed this property |
I didn't think they had outdoor dining, and I was glad we were dining indoors since the winter nights have been quite cold. I see my guess is now confirmed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$50
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +1 413-458-9101
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