It was a family affair when Jake's opened for business in 1949. John Jacobson and his brothers, Marty, Donald, Bob, and Bill, all dug clams and trapped lobsters in the waters surrounding Hull. Brother-in-law Bob Oliver also supplied lobsters from his own boat. The first cook at Jake's was sister, Betty Oliver. Throughout the years, many nieces, nephews and cousins worked the fryers at Jake's, and thus earned money for their college educations!
In the winter of 1984, the O'Brien family of Hull bought Jake's from Dot. Jim, one of 7 children of Barbara and Ed, a graduate of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at UMass Amherst, took over the day to day operation of Jake's in the summer of 1985.
In 2009 our new outdoor deck was added and the winter of 2010 saw our entire lounge and waiting area expanded for the convenience of our customers.
Jake's Charitable Giving Statement
Jake’s has been a responsible corporate citizen for over 25 years. We proudly support the following efforts on an annual basis:
* American Cancer Society-Making Strides Walk each October
* MS Society – Local chapter donation for annual walk in Cohasset
* Hull High School Scholarship Program-
~$500 scholarships to each graduating Hull High senior who works at Jake’s
~ $10,000 Barbara and Edward O’Brien scholarship for one student
If you have a request for your organization please submit through our contact page with specifics and attached documentation. We review the large number of weekly requests and help as best we can. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.