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Hoak's Restaurant

4100 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075-1713
+1 716-627-4570
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“fish fry” (50 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4100 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075-1713
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Reviewed today via mobile

It’s a tough time finishing this monster. Think of it as a homemade chicken-finger, Jumbo sized. Throw it on a nice bun and call it a sandwich. Crazy good!

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We went there yesterday. We live in Hamburg but haven't been here for a while. They raised the price of the fish fry by a few $ but it was well worth it. You can tell when the haddock is fresh never frozen, full of...More

Thank MarkFromBuffalo
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Service was very slow and the place was empty. Our chicken was blackened and hard to eat. The beef was WELL done and the waitress was a bit rude.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Gets a great crowd, so maybe it's me. Thought the seafood was ordinary at best (fish fry/shrimp). Didn't help my appetite that the place seems disturbingly dirty. Tables were sticky, food remnants on floor. This was not in middle of prime time. Will not return.

Thank zulu66
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Hoak's is a waterfront dining legend in Hamburg, Unfortunately I will reminisce about its past rather than risk a return visit. Our last visit to Hoak's found us with poor service, average food and a dirty environment. This place lacks the simple elements of providing...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Will never go there again people who ordered shrimp had to send back slimy onion soup was like warm water and backed potatoes were cold felt sorry for our server who was very apologetic but assured him was not his fault. Definitely will stay away...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Our first visit for a late lunch on a beautiful Saturday. Asked our waiter what his favourite things on the menu were. Buffalo chicken sandwich was outstanding but far too big a portion for lunch. Haddock sandwich was delicious and a much more reasonably sized...More

Thank seasonedtravellers57
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Hoak's has a great location with an enormous waterside patio. It seems like a local family owned joint, with no frills food and drink. I love supporting such places. The atmosphere is that of a true American diner, which is great. However the food was...More

Thank Limitles
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife and I stayed a night along the Erie shoreline and found this local gem. As soon as we sat at the bar mid afternoon, the owners greeted us and made us feel right at home. This quintessential small town bar is a surefire...More

Thank Donovan M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We were visiting family from out of town and wanted a spot we could eat, talk and unwind. The view is spectacular. The restaurant is rundown and dirty. We walked in to find a seat yourself sign. We sit down but are told to move...More

Thank modlifer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4100 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075-1713
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hamburg
  • Phone Number: +1 716-627-4570
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