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Here are some frequently asked questions about hoak's:

 Let us try and answer your frequently asked questions here. If you need further assistance, please contact the restaurant directly at 716.627.4570 or send us a message on our contact us page, we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Q: Do you take reservations? 
A: At this time, all seating is first come, first served for the summer months. Reservations are accepted from approximately late October-Mid May only. We will update our website when we are taking reservations again for the winter months.  (No reservations for Mid May - end of October). Please come inside and check in with our hostess station for seating. We will take your parties information & phone number and we will let you know when your table is ready if there is a wait. (we will send a text message notification when your table is ready).


Incomplete parties may not be seated to ensure fairness to tables that are on the wait list.


We are not accepting reservations after May 12, 2024.

Tables will be walk-ins only, first come first served for the Summer Season.


Q: What are your hours? 

A: Normal Kitchen/Dining Room hours are 11:30am-9pm Monday-Sunday, with the last seating daily around  8:45pm.  Please check the pinned post on the Hoak’s Facebook page or the Contact Us & Hours page here on our website for any hour changes that may occur. Hours are subject to change without notice.

Q: Can I purchase gift cards online? 

A: We do not have an online store set up at this time. Please stop by the restaurant to purchase a Hoaks Gift Certificate. If you are unable to stop by, please call the restaurant and we can make arrangements to mail one out to you- postage fees may apply. Any unused funds when redeeming a Gift Certificate will be issued on a new Gift Certificate to be used at a future date. 


We DO NOT authorize any third party sales gift certificates from any other vendor or website. 


Q: Do you have a banquet room? 

A: Yes. It is the upstairs dining room of our restaurant. It can accommodate up to 45 people for private parties/events.

Please call us to reserve our banquet room. 



Q: Do you book private events/showers/weddings/dinner parties/special occasions? 

A: Yes. Please see our Banquets Tab on our website for menu selections. 


Q: Do you offer delivery/takeout? 

A: Takeout is always available! We are no longer affiliated with any third party delivery apps. (Door Dash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats, Takeout Taxi, etc.) *Please call Hoaks to place a takeout order directly.* Takeout orders are not accepted via Facebook or on our Website inbox. 

** We are unable to accept takeout orders after 3:30pm on some Fridays.**

Q: Is your menu posted online? 

A: Yes. It is posted here on our website ( We will try our best to keep items and prices as current as possible. Any item on the menu that indicates “market price” please call for current pricing. 

Q: Is your full menu always available? 

A: Our whole menu is available all day, everyday! We serve our fish frys 7 days a week! 

Due to ongoing supply chain issues, we are still experiencing some difficulty receiving some products. We try our best to have all menu items available at all times but that is not always possible. We are constantly working with our suppliers and distributors to ensure we have all of our menu selections at all times.  

Thank you for your understanding.


Q: Does Hoaks make donations to charitable organizations? 

A: Yes. All donation requests must be mailed or dropped off to the restaurant for management’s consideration. Our Address is 4100 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg, NY 14075. *Due to a high frequency of donation requests, we can only make contributions to a select amount of submission requests at this time.*


Q: Do you allow guests to bring in a cake/dessert for their table?

A: If you are celebrating a special occasion here at Hoaks, you are more than welcome to bring in an outside cake/dessert for your table. When available, we have desserts sold by the slice, please check with your server for current selections/availability. No other outside food or drink will be permitted. 


Q: Are we allowed to decorate our table/area/banquet room for a special occasion?

A: In the main dining room you can bring some balloons and light tabletop decorations. Confetti or bubbles of any kind are not permitted anywhere at Hoaks in the dining room or in the banquet room, cleaning charges will apply.  If you have booked our banquet room for your event, please speak with management about decorations.


Q: Do you allow dogs/pets on your patio or in the restaurant? 

A: Service animals only are allowed in the restaurant and on the patio at this time.


Q: Do you have a time limit for tables at your restaurant? 

A: At this time we do not have a time limit for tables, however, we ask that all customers are courteous to others that are waiting to be seated to enjoy a meal at Hoaks.

Q: What happens when it rains when I am sitting on the patio?

A: Inclement Weather & Changing Weather Conditions Policy: (as of 6/8/2020)

*If seated at a table and eating, take out boxes will be handed out to customers, bills must be settled immediately and customers must leave.

*If waiting for a table when a storm rolls in, we will try our best to seat our waiting list after A) bad weather stops, B) the patio dries off enough to be safe to seat again.

Inside seating is NOT guaranteed to patrons dining outside on the patio due to inclement weather

or changing weather conditions.

Q: Does Hoaks have an additional Parking lot?

A: Additional Parking for Hoaks Patrons is located in the lot across the street where the “Hoak’s Parking” sign is. Please cross safely at the crosswalk at Lakeshore Road / Big Tree Road. We thank you for your patience with parking since our parking lot sustained some bad damage during a recent storm.

While New York State finishes their shoreline project, parking is limited in our main parking lot. The auxiliary lot is located across the street where the "Hoak's Parking" sign is across from the restaurant. Please cross safely at the crosswalk at Lakeshore Road / Big Tree Road. Please refrain from parking on Hoover Road, we have been advised by the Town of Hamburg Police Department that they will ticket cars that are parked there, as there are no parking signs posted on Hoover Road.


Until we are fully staffed, we may limit seating (even if tables are available) or limit operating hours to ensure we provide the best possible experience.

Thank you for your patience and we appreciate your support as we all try to work through these challenging times.

 ~Hoak Family & Staff~

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