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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%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (29 reviews)
“scallops” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
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Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

We went to dinner here on a recommendation from the hotel concierge. We made a reservation but when we got there it wasn't necessary. I guess their salad bar was popular back in the day, but it's been gone for over 2 years even though...More

Thank brendan79
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Great restaurant. Good and varied menu with great choices. Lovely cheerful, friendly and efficient staff. So good we went back next night.

Thank QSR
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Prime rib avail daily. Generous portions. Full bar. Clean and always courteous attentive service. Menu selections include lobster, steaks, pastas, soups and salads and daily specials. Adequate parking. Convenient location within walking distance of Williams College.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Even though Hobson's is a great steak house, the 4 of us each had seafood... I had amazing charbroiled scallops! Dessert was super too. They don't have their salad bar anymore, but the food is still superb!

Thank John P
Reviewed 26 October 2015

While there is a fairly large menu, the reason to come here is for the steaks or prime rib. Always done perfectly. The décor is simple, but service is prompt and friendly.

Thank NotRealHoosiers
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

The food was exceptional! Server was attentive. It's an old house converted into a rustic charming restaurant. The chef is the owner . I would come back anytime.

Thank Gumfairy
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We didn't actually eat there; they advertised serving food until 9:30 yet we went at 8:30. The door was locked and people were being let out but no one could get in! Very disappointed!

Thank Derek M
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We went to the restaurant on a non-busy weeknight, were promptly greeted and seated at a table by a pleasant hostess. Our drink order was also prompt, and the waiter took our order promptly. From then on things went downhill quickly. Our order, an easy...More

Thank mtsummit
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Hobson's Choice is one of the highly recommended restaurants in Williamstown. Unpretentious outside, it had a charming colonial pub interior with paneled walls. an extensive menu, and delicious American style food. Just right for us. We don't need white table clothes and artistically placed food...More

Thank justbill2015
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is a popular place and the locals may like it exactly as it is. We enjoyed the house/restaurant exterior - the interior pushed things more towards kooky and charming but didn't really fit with the $30 entrees. Food was tasty but grilling a prime...More

Thank ChrisSchmitt
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Nearby Attractions
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994 reviews
1.10 km away
Williams College Museum of Art
190 reviews
.47 km away
Williams College
92 reviews
.61 km away
Williamstown Theatre Festival
133 reviews
.89 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you have outdoor dining?
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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