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“Wonderful evening all around”
Review of Hoak's Restaurant

Hoak's Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 121 Restaurants in Hamburg
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Our group of 12 met at Hoaks for a reunion of sorts. Most of us grew up together but have spread to Maryland, California and Florida as well as a few still in WNY. We were seated in the intimate back room with a stunning view of the lake, windmills and sunset. It was a rainy evening but the sun managed to break through over the lake just in time to put on a spectacular show. The food was wonderful, the seafood was excellent, the beef on weck was superb, the service was outstanding, and our reunion at Hoaks was a HUGE success. We had never been there before, though others in the party had. It will be on our list for our next visit to WNY.

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2  Thank SuziSouthwestFL
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

stopped in friday on the way home from the beach @ about 5:00 pm....the place was already busy...overall , the food was good but the batter on the fish fry"s were very salty...at first first i thought it was me but then my wife mentioned how salty it was also...thats why i gave it an average rating on the food...it will not keep us away though because its very good most of the time..

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2  Thank henry s
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Since our family moved from the area, we take at least one trip back each year for nostalgia. Hoak's (along with the Water Valley Inn) is a consensus favorite for a classic Western New York experience. Friday night fish fry is an established Western New York tradition which is perfectly prepared at Hoak's and which is always available any night. The atmosphere is classic Buffalo restaurant/tavern, and the view out over the Lake to the city and the remnants of the Bethlehem Steel Lackawanna plant is a great plus.

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3  Thank johnscasler
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Hoak's is an institution along the lake. Reasonably priced with the regional standards of fish fry and beek on weck.

2  Thank MidwestGal_9
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Food is hearty and the staff is very friendly. Large portions, cheap prices. Menu is a little heavy but if you're hungry, this is a great spot. Not sure how they keep the prices so low.

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2  Thank tbamberg
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