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Hoak's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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4100 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075-1713
+1 716-627-4570
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a very short wait my wife and I and another couple had a very , very good fish dinner.. Although there was an overflow crowd ,everyone was served quickly a all four of us were very pleased with our meals.

Thank Tony M
Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel from Southern Ohio to Niagara, Buffalo, Angola and always make the stop at Hoak's. Love the fresh fish, great prime-rib and on the last visit discovered impressive empanadas. This place is right on the lake and offers some outstanding views of the sunset, the lake and everything NW New York has to offer. Good beer and wine selection, outstanding... More 

Thank FinWatcher
Dunkirk, New York
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274 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for dinner on a busy Friday night. We were impressed how they moved people and at the quick time they served the food. Several people have said negative things about the decor, but we found it charming and enjoyed the view of the lake. As to the food, my wife liked her chicken cordon bleu sandwich. I went... More 

Thank Yankee33
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Friendly atmosphere and service. I mainly go for a fish fry or fish sandwich. They both are delicious.

Thank Mary L
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I love this establishment because of it's location. Sitting and looking over the water with the city in the background is relaxing. Our visit was for lunch. The food was very good and the prices fair. The server was very nice but seemed overwhelmed, she could have used an extra hand. It just gave me a little more time to... More 

Thank Sharolyn W
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were hungry & from out of town. I googled restaurants near Hamburg. We found it, not that far from our hotel. My husband had a fish sandwich. It was huge! I had one of the specials. It was cheese raviolis with juicy shrimp. It was really tasty. We took home what we couldn't finish. The staff was friendly &... More 

Thank MommaPenguin
Front Royal, Virginia
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

It is a treat to get a Fish Fry when you live out of town and get back to Hamburg. Hoak's has been there a long time and brings back great memories !!

Thank abbey98
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This was my first time visiting this restaurant even though I am from the area. The food was decent- I was disappointed with the broccoli as I was served one huge piece of broccoli that was undercooked and hard to cut. The chicken was good- and my father in laws fish was right on target. He loved it. We ordered... More 

Thank Luv2travel1981
Tonawanda, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We met a couple of friends for dinner at Hoak's. I hadn't been there in a few years so was looking forward to going back. This time we ate outside since it was a nice night out for the end of September. The outside area seemed to be in a disarray. Maybe because it was the end of the season.... More 

Thank wnybab
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121 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The view is what keeps me coming back. The food not bad but not great. Tonight two of us sat with view of the waterfront from inside as the wait to be seated outside on this late summer evening was 45 min. The table was bad!! Right in the traffic of the servers racing around. Geez remove this table immediately.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4100 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075-1713
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hamburg
  • Phone Number: +1 716-627-4570

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