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Hoak's Restaurant

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4100 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075-1713
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved being able to look over the water while we ate. We went for lunch, they have lunch specials besides the regular menu. We were all pleased with our meals. The server seemed to be short handed for the business they had. But all in all as always a positive experience.

Thank Sharolyn W
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Born & raised in the Buffalo area, I had heard about the famous Hoak's fish fry for years. I left WNY 20 years ago and am currently visiting family on my annual summer road trip. The day was so hot that I figured Hoak's would be a cool idea as it's on the shores of Lake Erie with a wonderful... More 

Thank James B
Cheektowaga, New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Patio on water view with drinks and late lunch watching the sunset. Food very good, good variety. Highly recommend this place for atmosphere and food.

Thank Michael A
Tonawanda, New York
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon for a early dinner. First off the view is great. Looking out on Lake Erie. The food is good. Had Chicken Fingers, very good. Also a beef on wreck and a order of onion rings. Two of us shared this and had left overs. Beef was a little dry and the kimmelweck roll was... More 

Thank Cindy D
Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Hoaks has been around for a long time and their business is thriving. It’s located on Lake Erie and the view is great. Their fish frys are good (cole slaw was lacking sauce) as is all their food. Service is great. But the restaurant is SOoooo beat up. You’d think with the great business they’ve always had that they would... More 

Thank Joni M
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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179 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

If you want a great roast beef sandwich, this is the place for you. Located right on the shore of Lake Erie, this is a small dining establishment. Nothing fancy here, just great sandwiches. The roast beef sandwich is usually served on a kimmelweck roll, but for me it was just too loaded with salt. If you are on a... More 

1 Thank Gene N
Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The deep fried shrimp are huge and delicious. The fish fry is large and I would recommend both the fried & broiled. They give you so many crab legs that I don't eat the sides because I get to full.

1 Thank sharonoleary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Stopped by on the way home from downtown Buffalo. We've been at Hoak's many times over the years, usually for their roast beef on weck or fish fry. Neither meal has disappointed. If it's a nice day and there is a table available you must sit outside overlooking the lake.

1 Thank Nina S
Buffalo, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Place is dirty roast beef was dry service was good good fish fry prices are goods has always been my favorite place for fish and roast beef but the chairs and tables are dirty

Thank Franshore
Irondequoit, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The food is very nice every time I eat there, and the portions are generous. Kudos to the staff for being friendly and professional. Hoak's sits next to Lake Erie, and it has my favorite waterfront view in the Buffalo area. Definitely recommended!

2 Thank Matthew L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?