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

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  • 26
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  • 10
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First Tme - Average Experience

Do not believe this is an exceptional shore restaurant. Food was good , but the having to squeeze between tables or into a tight booth was a drawback. Pack them in and make more money , though it is a tight fit. Will try neighboring restaurant next visit !

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Regis S
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Miami Beach, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Erie, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Do not believe this is an exceptional shore restaurant. Food was good , but the having to squeeze between tables or into a tight booth was a drawback. Pack them in and make more money , though it is a tight fit. Will try neighboring restaurant next visit !

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Washington, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

great friday fish fry, its huge with all the sides, potato salad, coleslaw, fries, macaroni salad and bread and butter. no place in america has fish fries like western new york.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Always enjoy our dinners here, food is pretty basic but wholesome and reasonable. Not fancy dining with linen tablecloths, but has a good old time feel. Still same family run, with a staff that keeps hopping and friendly. Absolutely recommend it, for a relaxed fair price meal far less than many lakefront places and the hands down one of the... More 

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Hamburg, New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just another fantastic experience at Hoaks on December 22! Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and willing to help us with question despite being very busy with a full dining room. We had the surf and turf, broiled shrimp and scallops, huge traditional Hoaks fish fry and huge and I mean HUGE buffalo style chicken sandwich. Their scallops... More 

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Irving, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My friend and I always loved the shrimp at Hoak's back in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Been a while since I had been back and it was not what I expected. My friend said that she had the shrimp a couple of years ago and that I would probably be disappointed. I thought maybe it was just a bad... More 

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Bethel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Hoak's is a great place to dine at, food is always good, the view of the lake is awesome and the service is wonderful. We come here alot for their Fish Fry and we love them, always delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Been here on two separate locations. Waiting both times to even be acknowledged. One time was over 25 minutes. Walked out. The 2nd time in a nice day and waited over an house after ordering. Both times were during lunch and we were only ones there. Not sure how still in business. Awesome views though. Food avg

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Hamburg, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We frequent this place because it's right the road from us. My wife loves their fish fry, for me, there's too much breading. I do like the broiled fish. Sometimes, they offer mako shark or swordfish steaks. Had both, and enjoyed both. Scallop and shrimp dishes are excellent.The place is located on the lake, so the atmosphere is great. In... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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