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Hobson's Choice

) #20 of 33 Restaurants in Williamstown ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
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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17:00 - 21:00All hours
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
159 Water St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2830
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Reviews (153)
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11 - 20 of 151 reviews

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 7 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
Reviewed 29 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 27 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 12 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 29 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 13 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
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7 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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