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Hil Mak's Seafood Restaurant

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449 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3225
14409643222
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is small so if seafood/fish is on your agenda, make a Reservation! If you don't, this restaurant is well worth the wait. Generous portions, smiling, efficient servers all add to the positive rating. We will go back again...and again...and again!

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1 Thank Barbara N
Jeffersonville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The perch is fabulous!!! And, i'm not generally a fan of fish. Bravo Hilmak's!! Dessert was good too. My family from out of town ravved about it. So glad we took them there.

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1 Thank Shelley T
Geneva, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to go for seafood if you ask anyone from Ashtabula county. Husband and I went again this past month and we were not impressed. Average seafood and higher cost. Nothing gourmet. Basic seafood platter and we spent big $ for it. Sorry to dog this well known local institution but as 20 year Geneva residents I... More 

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Thank Laura C
Bowling Green, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the way the good restaurants used to be. The fish is fresh and the perch is wonderful. We were really pleasantly surprised by this somewhat tucked away place.

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1 Thank Wilson S
Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have frequented Hil Maks for over 22 years and have never been disappointed with a meal. My favorite is the stuffed flounder along with clam chowder. It is one of the best seafood restaurants I have eaten at

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1 Thank George R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by the hotel staff and didn't disappoint. However, when paying $31 for an entree, you expect excellence. We started with splitting one cup of lobster bisque and it had good flavor but no discernible pieces of lobster. We both had the crabster, which is a lump crab cake, three broiled scallops and a 5 oz lobster tail. Everything was... More 

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Thank Ivoryguy36
Austinburg, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

We can count on great food-consistently. My husband would go there every week, but I like a little variety. Fresh fish from the blackboard or you can order from the menu. Prices about $17 - $26. Very crowded; customers and wait staff can hardly move around the floor on a Friday evening, when we usually go. Also, parking lot pretty... More 

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Thank jtoodles
Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

My wife and I make special efforts to go to Hil-Mak when we are near Ashtabula. We have taken the opportunities the choose several different items and have never been disappointed. From walleye to swordfish.

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Thank 7034lithopolis
Green Bank, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

This is one of the best seafood restaurants I have eaten in in a long time! I had a key lime haddock that was amazing. Crab cakes loaded with crab meat, calamari, great beer selection. Make a reservation! It was packed on a Wed. evening, but the food did not take long at all to be served. My mother had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

On our trip to Ohio from California, our friends took us to Hil Mak for lunch. They had heard it was good. It was so much more than we expected. Very cozy, comfortable atmosphere with wonderful food and service. Loved the fried clams and the fresh baked dinner rolls especially. The garden salads and cole slaw were wonderful. The perch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 449 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3225
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Ashtabula
  • Phone Number: 14409643222

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