James Hook & Co. often comes up in discussions of where to find the best lobster roll: The rolls are cheap and fresh, and the location near South Station is convenient for many hounds. Until recently (and to many a hound’s dismay), the lobster roll was always served on a cold bun, but 9lives is happy to report that they now make toasted rolls as well! “They seem to be moving toward being more of a ‘casual restaurant’ than they were in the past,” 9lives says. “Maybe 4-5 little tables inside … probably 8 people eating in.”

The menu also includes lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, fish chowder, and lobster bisque, but Alcachofa thinks it’s best to stick to the lobster rolls. “The [fish] chowder itself was really thick and gloppy,” Alcachofa says, and the mac ‘n’ cheese was “way too rich.” Fortunately, according to libertywharf, the lobster bisque is worth a try.

A regular lobster roll at James Hook costs $12, and a larger version is available for $15—a great value, says 9lives. In addition to the indoor seating, there are picnic tables outside.

James Hook & Co. [Waterfront]
15 Northern Avenue, Boston

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