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Hil Mak's Seafood Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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449 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3225
+1 440-964-3222
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Youngstown, Ohio
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We heard lots of good things about the fish here, so we couldn't wait to try the place! Thankfully we knew about the crazy hours and came for dinner. There was a line of people waiting to be seated. I've read quite a few people complaining about the service, including the people in that line, but we didn't have to... More 

2 Thank PugCake
Mercer, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

ok, so a man told me about this place, said is was great, I looked it up on Trip advisor and noticed remarks made by confused, he should have read the home page for the dinner and the sign on the front door said the same thing-- open Tues thru Sat at 11:30 to 2:30 for LUNCH and then open... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

we stopped in on a Saturday afternoon but we're disappointed to find them closed. They are only open 5pm-10pm. Was kind of misleading as they have a "lunch" menu but aren't open for lunch.

1 Thank NReakes
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Service was good. Food delicious! 7 pieces of perch with 2 side orders for only $17. Lots of choices, local beer, homemade desserts. If you don't finish the bottle of wine...you can take it with you! I recommend this seafood restaurant.

2 Thank Colleen B
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

On the recommendation of a local, we had dinner at Hil Mak's. Good thing we got here early! By the time we left about 7:00, there were about 4 groups waiting for tables! I had delicious tuna that came out a little rare, but they were very nice about putting it back on the grill a bit. My husband had... More 

1 Thank bjkjpk
Cleveland, Ohio
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Picked this restaurant after checking on tripadvisor for restaurants in Ashtabula. If you are looking for fancy this is not the place. If you are looking for good food at reasonable prices you will come out very satisfied. Three of my friends had fish for lunch. Two had Lake Erie Perch and one had Catfish and I had the crab... More 

Thank Misty321
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We were exited to try a new (to us) seafood restaurant. There are so few of them in our area. We drove 45 miles to try it. The experience was anything but exiting. The fried oysters were frozen and slimy. My wife's Maryland Crab Cakes were breading with little crab and the twice baked potatoes were not in the skin.... More 

Thank Tim R
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

An odd building with one dining room. A great selection of seafood on a chalkboard plus a full menu to choose from. Nice inexpensive drinkable wine to go with the fish. I had Mahi, grilled and not overcooked. It was great, except I didn't need the large amount of butter it was cooked in. Good service although 2 servers for... More 

2 Thank Greenqueen
Ashtabula, Ohio
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Locally owned by nice, friendly people. Accurate description of the food and made to specific taste.

1 Thank AVS641
Ashtabula, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Have been at this restaurant many times. Owner is the cook. Fish is the freshes. Servers have been their a while as well. That tells you a lot about how the local restaurant treats it's employees. Try it it is very good. Do not expect dim lights and atmosphere. Just great food especially fish

Thank dhausman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 449 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3225
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Ashtabula
  • Phone Number: +1 440-964-3222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?