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Hobson's Choice

159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
+1 413-458-9101
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (20 reviews)
“steak” (23 reviews)
“baked potato” (4 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I can think of no other place for dinner in Williamstown that has both a sense of history as well a reputation for excellence in cuisine for so many years. If you are seeking a place to settle into the warmth of the old wood...More

Thank RalphH42
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Had to send my baked potato back, was black inside, heard chef tell waitress don't take bad potatoes into DR. Steak was cooked correctly, but was on the small size for the price and lacked flavor.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We had great service and wonderful food --salmon terrific-scallops to die for - pasta marinara - the fresh veggies and Superb drinks -we have been here over the years and we all had a great time 😀👍😀

Thank VtPutter
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We ate here in 2014 and had a nice meal; we ate here just the other day and had an excellent meal. I had tuna carpaccio, which was excellent, and Partner had a steak. Very nice, and a good combination of casual / elegant.

Thank Loren_Williams
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 2 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 14 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 11 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
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8 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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