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4100 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075-1713
716-627-4570
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We went twice in one week!

We stumbled upon Hoak's on the way up to Niagara Falls. Great view. They had walleye and lake perch. Both were fantastic. BIGGEST Buffalo chicken sandwich you will ever see for only 11.00. On the way home we decided to stop in the area again for more fish. Went to two othre places on the lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
jkassovic
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louisville, ky
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Mentor, Ohio
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had an enjoyable and delicious lunch while enjoying the Lake Erie and Buffalo scenery. The food was very good, with large portions. We were able to share a Rueben sandwich and homemade potato salad. Others had and enjoyed the "Hoak's hamburger" and "beef on week". The New England clam chowder was wonderful. The staff was very efficient and friendly.... More 

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louisville, ky
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stumbled upon Hoak's on the way up to Niagara Falls. Great view. They had walleye and lake perch. Both were fantastic. BIGGEST Buffalo chicken sandwich you will ever see for only 11.00. On the way home we decided to stop in the area again for more fish. Went to two othre places on the lake and both had disappointing... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Driving through Buffalo/Hamburg can be draining and boring, but really picks up when you get a grand view of Lake Erie. Hoak's is a family operated facility, with an exceptional view of the lake. There is plenty of parking, and you can seat yourself inside or outside, as you so choose. The inside decor is kind of cheesy, yet whimsical.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was in the region for one evening, and could have dined close to my hotel but decided to wander about and find a place more to my liking. Hoak's fit the bill perfectly. As soon as I walked into the old bar, hopefully unchanged since 1947, when it opened. My guess the bar room was the original. It had... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Had dinner on a beautiful Friday night when we wanted to be on the water. There is outside seating at Hoak's but with an hour wait, we chose to eat indoors. Service was very friendly and prompt. Inside seating is very loud. Bring your sunglasses on a sunny day because when the sun sets, there is no shade or blinds.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We Stopped By This Little Place Right On Lake Erie. The Waitress Said If You Like Buffalo Wings You'll Love Our World Famous Sandwich! When The Food Came Out We Were Both In Awe By The Size Of Our Sandwiches! We'll Definitely Be Back The Next Time Through!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

To say the best about it, it wasn't very clean; good service for awful food. Entree was barely warm, sent it back and it returned exactly the same. Too bad, great location. Won't be back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The sign said "seat yourself". We found an empty table outside. After a five minute wait the waitress came to tell us the table was for another party. We asked for another table as the waitress did not offer to reseat us. She said, she didn't know if there was one and we'd have to wait. We went to another... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

First, the highlights: the grilled scallops were very good and the view over the lake is great. That's about all I can say for this place, which seems to be locally famous. My wife and I were on the way to Niagara Falls, taking a leisurely route along the shores of Lake Erie. Based on advice in various forums we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I lived in OP in the late 90s and have been craving a good buffalo fish fry now that I live in Indiana. I was passing through Buffalo on a Thursday and Hoaks is one of the few places that serve fish fry not just on Friday. I had the fish fry dinner and it was as good as I... More 

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Additional Information about Hoak's Restaurant

Address: 4100 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075-1713
Phone Number: 716-627-4570
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hamburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4100 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075-1713
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hamburg
  • Phone Number: 716-627-4570
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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