Boston Quality Lobster & Seafood for Wholesale and Retail
For over 90 years, James Hook has been providing the best lobsters and seafood from our family-owned fishery on Boston’s historic waterfront to restaurants, wholesale distributors and dinner tables across the continental United States. Many things have changed since 1925, but our commitment and dedication to delivering Maine lobster and fresh seafood to our guests remains the same. We are more than happy to welcome you to our restaurant and retail showroom where you can enjoy one of Boston’s best Lobster Rolls and other New England classics.
James Hook’s online storefront allows you to bring the Boston experience home directly to you with superior-quality lobsters and seafood available at your convenience. Whether you own a restaurant, or cook at home, James Hook & Co is proud to offer fresh seafood and live Maine lobsters anywhere across the nation. From our wholesale and retail markets, we ship live lobsters, lobster dinners, fresh fish, shellfish, appetizers, chowders, bisques, seasonings and more right to your door.
Shopping online with James Hook & Co. is also an efficient way for wholesale distributors, seafood companies, hotels and restaurants to purchase fresh seafood as we can provide bulk orders up to 50 lbs. We offer next day delivery to ensure you receive our seafood at its freshest. To keep live Maine lobsters safe and secured, they are shipped in an insulated box with iced-gel packs and seaweed. Make sure to keep an eye on our current specials to save more on premium lobsters, dinner packages and other bestsellers.
This company stands behind its product. They shipped exactly when they said they would but unfortunately UPS delayed... shipment by 3 days and I had to refuse shipment. When I called a very nice gentleman told me they would send out a fresh shipment and I received lobsters the next day. They were well packed and moving. The clam chowder and stuffed claims were delicious. I would feel confident ordering again.read more
Amazing! I searched and searched to find one of the best Lobster Rolls in Boston and this place kept coming up. I also... read on a forum that locals love this place as well. If the locals love it, then that’s how you know! I’ve never seen a Lobster Roll have so much meat…this thing was stuffed! And the bread…the bread was buttery and soft! It was SO good! Definitely a must if you’re in Boston!read more
First time in Boston, so I try the famous Lobster Roll WOW so delicious. Great service. The New England Clam Chowder... best on town. Only one down side, the size of the Lobster Roll too small for $35 at least this have to be 10” long. I recommend to visit this plate. Not cheap all it.read more
On a visit to Boston we totally wanted to try a lobster roll for the first time ever! Heard that James Hook & Co was... one of the best places in Boston for such an endeavor so decided to give it a shot. The restaurant was located on the waterfront and definitely served the freshest seafood! The lobster roll was loaded with huge chunks of the freshest and most delicious lobster!! Totally recommend this restaurant on your visit to Boston.read more
My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Boston and we really wanted to try a lobster roll. Problem is, if you google... “best lobster rolls in Boston”, you get a ton of sites that aren’t helpful and are meant to trap tourists like us.But as we were walking on Atlantic ave. We saw a trailer that advertised itself as a lobster place, so we figured, with a placement like this, it HAS to be good. We did a quick google, found 2.5k positive reviews, and decided to stop and get what we’ve wanted.It was incredibly fresh, the roll was perfect, and it was no nonsense… just fresh bread, fresh lobster, and melted butter… that’s it.read more
Good place to have lobster rolls. They offer regular and large size so you have a choice. The large size lobster roll... has double lobsters comparing with the one we had yesterday from another place. We satisfied them and enjoy the taste of these lobsters.read more
This is the best place for a real butter lobster Roll.Skip the tourist places, no lines just good food. The prices are... not cheap but they are very large portions and well worth the cost vs anywhere else I've been in Boston. The rolls are very fresh, taste homemade.read more
Great ambiance and plenty of outdoor seating - good to see this place thriving throughout the pandemic.Their prices,... though... ouch. $40 for a lobster roll (lg) with no drink or side. So be prepared to open your wallet!If you want to be out on a beautiful day near the ocean, then you've got to pay for it. If you're only there for the seafood, there are less expensive, suitable alternatives all over the greater Boston area...read more
Small building with big flavors inside! Great outdoor seating area. Lobster bisque, clam chowder, crab cake and lobster... rolls are absolutely delicious. If you're in the area this is a must go to restaurant if you want fast delicious food.read more
Quality was definitely there but quantity was on the small scale for the price but it is Boston. I would go back again... if I was in the area but don't really think that I would go out of my way to go there. They have a great location so I should say that.read more
Absolutely positively the freshest lobster roll in town. (Get the LARGE size it’s worth the $4-5 extra bucks) There... were literally guys bringing in plastic containers of live lobsters and loading them in the tanks while I sat here and ate. Huge clumps of claw meat. Really good bread.The clam chowder was also really good. Parking can be tough but at the same time, it’s well worth it. No frills atmosphere and no way it should bother anyone as these folks truly know what they’re doing. Must stop!!read more
I got the large hot buttered lobster roll on my visit today. The meat was very fresh and sweet. I wish that the bread... was toasted with butter like I have received at other places. Overall it was delicious and filling.read more
The food:We ordered the lobster salad and bisque. The bisque was delicious and creamy! The salad was solid, though I... tasted small bits of shell a few times.The experience:The wait in line is a bit long, but the food is ready pretty quickly and there are plenty of seats. It’s a lively but loud environment during lunch hours (lots of people, music playing, and it’s next to a busy intersection).Overall:Not the best lobster I’ve had in Boston, but still great—I’d rate it higher than Quincy Market.read more
Lobster mac and cheese was amazing; huge chunks of lobster in it and you get your money's worth! Buttered lobster roll... was simple and delicious. They don't mess with a good thing. Highly recommend other travelers to check this place out!read more
They have the most fresh seafood! Me and my family enjoy our brunch here... We ordered a 2lb lobster ($60) , a large... lobster roll ($30+), a crabcake ($8+) and a new England clam chowder ($9+) ... Consider a superb meal for us. My husband loved the roll so much, he wouldn't mind to get another lobster roll just for satisfying himself.read more
This seafood purveyor always had some of the best fresh seafood and lobsters off the boat you can find and now they... have transformed part of their parking lot into a fun summer lunch hangout to grab a beer and lobster roll. A great stop before you walk the Harbor Walk or workday lunch.read more
This place has a great lobster roll. It's a little bit pricey but worth every penny. Outside seating is comfortable,... clean, and in a great location. The portion sizeof the lobster meat on the roll was generous. They can make it with mayonnaise or with butter /oil.read more
This is the place I always go when in Boston. Never disappoints. Simple, great seating area, central, good service, and... we'll priced. The food is excellent. I haven't been since the food truck and patio were added. Made it even better.I highly recommend.read more
A cool place to visit in Boston when the weather is nice. Seating outside is quite chill and simple. Had a lobster... roll, a shrimp cocktail and a large crab cake which were very tasty and fresh but the portions kinda on the small side.read more
The service is great. The lobster roll is amazing, however be prepared to pay $30 for a roll that keeps you wanting... more. I’m not going to lie >> It was definitely one the best ones I’ve had in Boston just a little too expensive for the amount you get. (Just to keep in mind)You have choice to sit indoors or out which is nice. There’s hardly any space indoors but it is an option. All of the fish also look really fresh. I will definitely keep this place in mind when food shopping for fish. (Btw in the photo I had already taken like 2/3bites)read more
I love James Hook. The cold lobster roll is excellent. Great bread, no gross filler, and lots of lobster. Best mayo... lobster roll in the city, in my opinion. I also really enjoy their clam chowder, but am usually beyond full with a large lobster roll. They have much improved their outdoor seating in the last year, so added bonus.read more
They make huge, awesome lobster sandwiches. I stop by here every time I’m in Boston. I also like that they have some... parking. Staff is usually friendly and upbeat. The lobster rolls may seem a bit pricey but they are generous with the portions and it is really fresh.read more
Very organized and easy to order. Nice outside seating area. The lobster roll was definitely fresh lobster, but nothing... I have not tasted before. I was hoping for some type of special sauceread more
Generous flavorful buttery lobster served on a toasted roll delivers the true New England experience right there at... Boston harbor. Some seating outdoors at picnic tables for those looking for dining in the rough at a lower price than other notable venues. Awesome fresh fish and cleaned shellfish sold too. The prices will reflect the quality and freshness, but worth it.read more
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