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8900 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031
(716) 632-1772
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best seafood in WNY

My title says it all, this place has best seafood in WNY. The food is always fresh and very tasty. They have best crab legs and fried calamari I ever had and I eat a lot of seafood.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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buffalo
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My title says it all, this place has best seafood in WNY. The food is always fresh and very tasty. They have best crab legs and fried calamari I ever had and I eat a lot of seafood.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

On the urging of my mother who lives in buffalo we went to Hayes for dinner. You have to order at the counter before being seated. With the vast number of seniors this can take exceptionally long . The cashiers are so patient . Then the owner seats you. But if you know him you get a good table if... More 

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bonita springs fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

After being a mainstay in Snyder for 40+ years they opened a branch 10 years ago (now the only location) on main street in Clarence - a combo of fresh fish sales and fish restaurant .It was Friday night and the place was mobbed from 4:00 to I suspect 9:00. Two lines, one for take out the other to order.... More 

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Clarence, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We LOVE Hayes fish restaurant. They have daily specials and one of our favorites is their Shrimp stuffed with crabmeat over rice, covered with lobster sauce. Yes I said lobster sauce! YUMMY and soooo delicious. They also have one of my new favorite fish that is caught off of the coast of Australia called the Barramundi. FABULOUS! I had it... More 

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Port Elgin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was our first time at Hayes and the food was very good. The place is always busy but not a long wait. We were advised by people in line to order the lobster bisque which was excellent and then we had the fried haddock with scallops, fries and coleslaw - all was most enjoyable. The owner walks around the... More 

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Clarence, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place is packed all the time. The food is fantastic and always fresh. We work directly across the street and visit fairly often. I have never been disappointed with the food, but the ambiance in relation to the price leaves a lot to be desired as far as I am concerned. By the number of people going in and... More 

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Clarence, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This company has been in business in the Buffalo area for around 100 years. Current location started as a fish market, restaurant added several years ago, now a go to place for a wide variety of really fresh seafood meals. Not a pretentious menu or facility. Order from the counter, pick a table and you'll be served. Limited selection of... More 

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Williamsville, New York, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

On another snowy, Buffalo evening we decided to get out of the house for a quick bite and chose Hayes Fish Company, a place I had been to numerous times to buy fresh fish and seafood. The restaurant is pleasant, but not "glamorous", the wait staff is both friendly and helpful; but it's the food and the prices that are... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was a great find!! The seafood was fresh and the quality was off the charts good.. We were greeted by the owner and he took the time to explain how he manages the freshness and quality.. The choices were plentiful.. A must for any seafood lover!!! Very relaxing!

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buffalo ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sometimes you have to wait in line, but not always. The seafood is always fresh and delicious. This place has a good reputation, you could tell because the days they are open the tables are always filled.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8900 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Clarence
  • Phone Number: (716) 632-1772

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?