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Hayes Fish Co.

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8900 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031
(716) 632-1772
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lancaster, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes I am from New England originally and we say "Chowda" so I know great New England Clam "Chowda" and Hayes is Fabluous! The NY Clam Chowder is very good as well. and the Fish Fry & fried Shrimp is always great. We have only taken our food home and not dined in but the lady at the register is... More 

Thank jlylefreeman
Amherst, New York
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Next to meeting the fishermen's catch of the day, this is it! It has been a staple for fresh, quality fish for as long as I can remember. Will not disappoint.

Thank Linda M
Buffalo, New York
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

If you're a fan of soft shell crabs, then you have to check out Hayes. My wife likes them sautéed, but I prefer them fried. Either way, they're delicious. Start the meal with a dozen oysters and life is really, really good.

Thank Steve J
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Have been a long time customer of Hayes. Every time is as good as the last. Today I had grilled swordfish. My husband had the seafood platter. Delicious all around. You order at the counter and take a seat at a table and the servers find you. All the fish is fresh and perfectly prepared. Beer and wine only. Also... More 

Thank travelfortheatre
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

A long time local fish market that has now moved to Clarence. Very crowded on Fridays, reminiscent of Buffalo Fish Fry places. Take out is convenient and tasty, fresh selection of fish not usually found in larger chain supermarkets. Price is not cheap but you don't leave hungry.

Buffalo, NY
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The decor is sea/water themed but casual. Very clean eating area and rest rooms. I took my mom and we both ordered the fish fry. They have a large selection of fish/seafood items, only a couple of choices for non-seafood persons. The fish fry was slightly more than you would pay in other places - about 2 or 3 dollars... More 

Thank Ann Marie K
Clarence Center, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We have been going here for fish dinners about once a week for the past several months. The haddock fish dinners have been exceptional each and every time! The fish is consistently super fresh and delicious. The fries hot and the cole slaw tangy and tasty. The staff have been so friendly too! In fact the cashier even asked our... More 

1 Thank Kathie D
Clarence, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We've eaten there about once or twice per month. The service is wonderful. They help to seat you where you most prefer to dine as they have a patio enclosed style room and the restaurant side. You are always welcomed by the actual owner. And the fish dinners are always the same....delicious! Consistency is important as dining out is somewhat... More 

Thank 738debbie
Valley Stream, New York
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

They started off as a seafood market/broker turned into a restaurant. The seafood is fresh and the food comes quickly. You must have the chowder, it's really good. The portions are a little smaller and the dishes are pretty basic but if you're looking for something quick you should try it.

Thank awesomemike
East Amherst, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Hayes is an awesome restaurant that's main focus is the preparation of fresh fish meals. Tremendous selection prepared for customers any way that they choose. Variety of fish to take out or dine at Hayes. The quality of their fish is obvious every time you dine there. The restaurant is comfortable, very clean, not fancy but perfect every time. Price... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8900 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Clarence
  • Phone Number: (716) 632-1772

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?