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Hayes Fish Co.

8900 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031
(716) 632-1772
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Ranked #7 of 30 Restaurants in Clarence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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18 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Buffalo, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Run by long time fish family....half retail fish counter, half counter restaurant. Large regular menu of standards.....a least a dozen blackboard specials the night I was there. you order at the counter, find a seat, and your meal is brought to you. Help yourself to ice water. Limited beer and wine available. I had standard breaded fish fry. Great fish....hard... More

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Elma, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Dined @ Hayes last Friday evening. Got there a little after 5 pm & the line had already formed. As the time wore on, the line grew out the door & down the sidewalk in front. Crowds! Families! And it won't be cheap. Am sure some of those families paid over $200 to order their own food & then pick... More

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Buffalo, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I recently visited Hayes for the first time, though I'm somewhat of a local. I ordered the broiled salmon dinner. It was done to perfection and the fish was incredibly fresh tasting. Best salmon I've had in a long time, possibly ever. Sides were delicious too. I cannot wait to go back and try other items as everything on the... More

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Buffalo, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Been here a few times and it's always been good. The fish is amazing and their soups are very good as well.

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245 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

here's a little fishy that decided to swim in a bigger pool, offering an outstanding array of fresh seafood with decent sides in a semi-upscale atmosphere... long drive for us, and mrs. cg eschews seafood, but for the cheap gourmet, it's better than a trip to his favorite fishing hole

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Hayes has efficient service and great seafood. The Friday fish fry is delicious, but if you can't do the breading, the broiled haddock is just delicious. The clam chowder is amazing, while the New England is tastier than the Manhattan, both are delicious- the lobster bisque is also just so good. Try Hayes most days of the week, but go... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Hayes Fish Co is a family owned and operated seafood restaurant in Clarence. It's casual dining with the freshest seafood around. There's a take out, dine in and fish market on site. Whenever we go to Buffalo, this is a must on our restaurant list. Everything we've tried has been excellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The food and service are average. I think some people just like the idea of the "fresh" fish counter there when you walk in. To me it's like sitting down for a steak at a butcher's shop. Not for me. If you like average this will work for you.

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Victor, New York
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32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Moved to Victor, NY 3 yrs ago and have yet to find a place to get or eat good fish. Took a drive to Clarence to have our fix. Fantastic! Not only do they have a restaurant you can also buy fresh fish. The owners are always there and great you. This last trip I had grilled sea bass with... More

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41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

A very casual restaurant that serves fresh fried seafood on paper plates, plastic utensils. Prices are the same as a regular sit-down restaurant. When they had the other location and was mostly take-out, food tasted better - don't know why. Little high-priced for what you get.

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