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Lillian's Seafood Restaurant

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1312 George Washington Hwy N Chesapeake VA 23323
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(757) 485-7060
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Status: Closed

Sunday
11:00am-9:00pm
Monday
11:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday
11:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday
11:00am-9:00pm
Thursday
11:00am-9:00pm
Friday
11:00am-10:00pm
Saturday
11:00am-10:00pm

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Lillian's Seafood Restaurant offers the best in family-friendly dining. Order from a full menu that includes award-winning steak, chicken, pasta and seafood. Try the home-style lunch buffet and salad bar. Lillian's also offers a wide selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and appetizers. All menu items are prepared in-house using only the highest-quality ingredients. A selection of beer, wine...

Lillian's Seafood Restaurant is located at the address 1312 George Wash Hwy in Chesapeake, Virginia 23323. They can be contacted via phone at (757) 485-7060 for pricing, hours and directions. Lillian's Seafood Restaurant specializes in Meetings, School Functions, Rehearsal Dinners.

Lillian's Seafood Restaurant has an annual sales volume of 1M – 1,999,999. . For more information contact Jeff...

Restaurant critics, neighborhood regulars, and first time visitors alwaysagree about Lillian's Seafood Restaurant : the atmosphere is great, the food is superb,and the service is outstanding. The restaurant offers a casual atmospherethat is perfect for dining with friends, co-workers, and family members. Thecreative menu features a wide array of great selections, always made fromthe highest...

Lillian's is a Family Style Buffet Restaurant featuring exceptional country cooking. Open 7 days a week for its customer's leisure. Restaurant critics, neighborhood regulars, and first time visitors always agree about Lillian's Seafood Restaurant: the atmosphere is great, the food is superb, and the service is outstanding. The restaurant offers a casual atmosphere that is perfect for dining...

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Lillian's Seafood Restaurant
Reviewer Name
evagilbert
Review Date
May 12, 2017
Reviewer Location
New York, NY, United States
Average Rating
4

Tasty food good service

I enjoyed my evening there, but the service could be quicker

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Reviewed Business
Lillian's Seafood Restaurant
Reviewer Name
onehstrybuff
Review Date
August 09, 2016
Average Rating
4

This restaurant has been closed and is no longer serving food.

This restaurant has been closed and is no longer serving food.

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Reviewed Business
Lillian's Seafood Restaurant
Reviewer Name
Ken
Review Date
March 20, 2011
Average Rating
2

Overpriced, Mediocre Food

I heard about this restaurant a few years ago and passed it the other day. Decided to try it. First bad sign was when I entered, I noticed it was a buffet. Very rare for a buffet style restaurant to serve proper food.

Service - When I entered, there was no hostess. After 10 minutes, I walked in and asked if I could sit anywhere. The woman replied, we have a hostess. I stated I had been there 10 minutes and there was not a hostess up front (the hostess was in the back of the restaurant having and extended conversation with some customer friends. I seated myself and waited another 5 minutes for a waitress.

Food - I ordered the Mixed Grill, $18.99 for myself and my guest. It came with a Rib Eye steak, shrimp, and scallops. I ordered the steak Medium, it arrived well done. Plate was not a mixed grill at all. The steak was broiled and the scallops and shrimp were in some tomato sauce (from the can) with sliced onions and peppers served over rice - like a fish stew. The scallops were mushy - not a good texture. The shrimp were good size but lacked taste. The entire meal lacked any flavor. There were no spices at all used during the cooking - of if there was, I could not taste any hint of spices. Nothing was fresh. The steak was a lower quality steak like the ones that come frozen in a box. The seafood was definately frozen at one time. Neither one of us finished our meal and we both had sour stomachs after consuming. We skipped desert and probably did the right thing.

Summary - For the price, I expected choice steak and fresh seafood. The food was more in line with what you would find at a roadside diner or cafe. For $10, this would have been an okay meal. For $20, it was a disaster. It is obvious there is no Chef in the kitchen - only hired cooks. The kitchen is the heart of the restaurant. I would say this restaurant is in need of a pacemaker.

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Other reviews from the web (37)

Average Rating
20

First off service is poor. Hostess is, if you can even find one, inattentive and more concerned with her smart phone than seating customers. Waitress was...

Average Rating
20

The waitress was the only really good thing about the restaurant. I just picked up a seafood platter, bit into a scallop, and it burnt my tongue. Not from the temperature of the food, but the juice had a funny taste to it and it stung my whole mouth, like acid. I had to throw all of the scallops away. I hope …

Should be called Lillian's Diner

Average Rating
60

Lillians is a greasy spoon stlye restaurant in a dodgy part of town. But their food is chaep and good and I love their breakfast buffet, which has the best buiscuts and gravy around. It is by no means an actual seafood restaurant, and could use some renovations. Good for what it is. A greasy spoon.

Just So-So

Average Rating
60

I ate at Lillian's with my family based on the recommendation of a friend (and a $10.00 off coupon). The seafood buffet starts around 5:00pm, so if you get there before then, there probably won't be many seafood items on the buffet, with the exception of fried fish perhaps.
The place has a Mom and Pop feel, nothing really extravagant...

Horrid

Average Rating
20

I decided to try this restaurant based in another sites rating I have an affinity for local businesses. This is one of the most disappointing experiences I have ever had to endure. It was a seafood buffet with no seafood!! It took twenty minutes for them to finally put some tasteless rubbery shrimp on the buffet. I also watched a...

Average Rating
20

We just moved into the neighborhood and love to give local spots a try. We went at 7pm on a Tuesday evening. Food on the buffet was almost universally unrecognizable. Pans of shredded turkey, or was it pork? Lots of fried pieces, shrimp? Okra? Catfish? No labels. Mashed potatoes were thick, but …

Just OK

Average Rating
60

The food was just ok, I ordered the fried shrimp lunch plate. The shrimp were tiny and very salty.
My 2 sides were mashed potatoes and cole slaw. The potatoes were instant out of a box but the cole slaw was very tasty.
With all the wonderful seafood restaurants in the Tidewater area I will not go back to Lillian's.

Great food for a good price

Average Rating
100

We went with so friends of ours.The food was delicious.With our meals we got the salad bar.It was very fresh.With the entree you could get two sides.They allowed us to get ours off the buffet which they have every night.We also got to choose a desert from the buffet.It was delicious.The was also very good.It was a very enjoyable evening

Food was ok, if you could catch it

Average Rating
40

Visited the restaurant over labor day weekend using a groupon. The food was ok, average southern comfort food, but the establishment was in great need of a renovation. Half the chairs had cotton bursting out and the tables had huge gashes. We all had the buffet which wasn't the largest, but had a decent number of options. The problem was...

I believe it was an off night

Average Rating
40

I've been here before and was satisfied, but I think tonight was an off night. A lot of the salad bar items were missing and not replenished while me and my party was there. The same goes for the buffet line. I heard the staff tell some of the other customers that large parties had been at the restaurant throughout...

Slightly Dissappointing

Average Rating
60

This tastes and is served as a giant food trough for the luchtime crowds. the portions are great but the quality of the cuts and the cooking lack some of the basic concepts. I tried at least three different cuts of chicken and none of it was cooked thoroughly enough to get by any health code. I did see several...

Average Rating
20

Just left there and the only help for this place is to burn it to the ground. The food was mediocre at best and the service was pure crap. The first time in my life I've been asked in a demeaning tone "are you done eating" because they had another party coming in. The waitress and hostess along with …

Good food and wonderful service

Average Rating
100

Lillian's Seafood Restaurant is tucked into a suburban neighborhood in Chesapeake. My husband I shared the seafood combo platter--an amazing array of fried seafood with delicious crab-cakes and hushpuppies. This platter was so huge that we needed two large carry-out boxes for our left-overs. We were amazed that the staff allowed our four-year old daughter to eat off of the...

GREAT FOOD and SERVICE

Average Rating
100

There is nothing bad you can say about this place, it is a great place to eat and the service was wonderful.

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Average Rating
100

We were looking for a new local seafood restaurant near our home..... I AM SOOO GLAD I found them on the internet!!!!! A hidden jewel. The seafood, i.e., scallops, oysters, shrimp were exceptional!!!! The food was hot ( the buffet is a must have!!! ) The service was excellent!!!!! Casual dining so no need to get all fancy for dinner. Just a great place!!!! We have found our favorite local...

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Average Rating
80

I Been going there for at least 8 years, always good hot fresh food, service is always good price is affortable but they are slow getting and keeping the nice shrimps out, last night was very slow but once they do they are the BEST shrimps in tidewater area. I had my 50th party there and everyone enjoy the food and service. the cake is also very good.

Average Rating
100

Lillian's is one of the best Steak & Seafood restaurants in Hampton Roads. The owner is very friendly & attentive to his customers & he has his staff following suit. My husband & I have eaten there on several different occasions & whenever we have family from out of town we always take them there. Our family always remember & want to go there whenever they're visiting.

Average Rating
100

First time eating there was Sept. 3, 2011, the food was excellent! Fresh seafood, very well seasoned for me because I am diabetic and particular about what I eat. Family friendly and still quiet. Priced right for what you get therefore I will be returning often!

Not all its cracked up to be.

Average Rating
20

The food was good but there wasn't really a variety. My husband got the all you could eat crab legs you have to wait an hour every time you reorder. Plus our service was horrible. I won't eat there again.

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Average Rating
100

Excellent choice for food and service. Lillian's is a bit rundown as far as restaurants are concerned, more like a cafeteria setting or a bingo hall in days of the past. The floors are soiled and most of the place is dingy & dark. BUT, the food is definitely worth it - you cannot beat this deal anywhere!! I believe the adult price is $14.95 and children 12 and under eat for $7.95. We...

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Average Rating
100

my family and I went on vacation to Va Beach, we went to visit my brother while we were out there, he took us to this restaurant, the service was good and the food was superb. we all agreed that we will definitely come back when we visit again

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80

My husband and I go there often for Sunday breakfast and also for lunch. The buffet has a variety of delicious food, however, it goes fast. If you are not at the bar when it comes out you just may miss out on a great dish. The building is old and a bit dark but the food is great.

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Average Rating
60

I have enjoyed Lillian's since discovering in Jan. 2010. My truck driving friends frequent the place for a good meal. They are there more often than myself. The food and waitresses are nice. It is a good price for the buffett. My first visit I ordered the crab stuff shrimp & throughly enjoyed the meal. I nibbled from my friend's plate and since then I've ordered the buffett. The chicken...

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Average Rating
20

When I first walk through the door it was a nice crowd of people. When I got to the table it was rocky and a little unstable. I went to the buffet and it was almost empty. Most of the plates were dirty. The selection of food was slim to none. The mashpotatoes taste very bland, they had meatballs that looked like someone just grabbed ground beef and through it in a pan with no seasoning. It was...

Average Rating
100

I love your seafood for we are diebetics & very careful about what we eat. I would love to know your recipie for your seafood dish that has scallops,shrimp,crab,brocalli & carrotts in a cream sauce. That would be a great asset to our dinner table.

Average Rating
100

The food quality was great along with the service. Prices were good with the large quantity of food they supply you.

best seafood buffet in town

Average Rating
100

on fridays and saturadays the buffett is great --large shimp--shimp jumbo -- large scallops best fried chicken--owner mixes it up with different dishes well worth the money --i go there all time and lunch buffet is great. everything is hot!

Average Rating
40

Excellent food, just like home-cooked, country food!! Older place but food is great and servers are very friendly and polite! Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves good country-style food! :)

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Average Rating
20

This is the worst restaurant I ever visited.The food was terrible

Average Rating
20

Place is a bit of a dive and though the food is good enough, it is overpriced for the variety of choices on the buffet.

Average Rating
20

This place is a dump. The carpet is dirty, the tables were dirty, the one buffet bar was empty. No one ever replaced the She Crab soup the whole time I was there and the cake was at least two days old. The ambiance of the backroom was awful. The service was poor although they had about fifteen waiters/watresses prancing around.

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Average Rating
100

I have never been disappointed with Lillian's. They have fresh food at their buffet, filling it regularly as the food goes. Great selection, really great seasoning and great cooking. As prices go, you may find lots of places to go for less, but selection and taste make up for the price. We go regularly, on the weekends for seafood, as well as during the week. Jeff the owner is awesome....

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Average Rating
100

The food is delicious! Everything is seasoned just right and they have some of the largest shrimp,my mouth is watering. The food is fresh and hot and not dried up like some restaurants,,just wish I lived closer.You won't be sorry you tried it.

dirty resturant

Average Rating
20

yeah Lillians is aweful food they are dirty and it is very overpriced

you can't believe everything people say!!!!!!!!!!

Average Rating
20

This resturant was the absolute worse place I've ever taken my family to. The price was not worth the buffet. Maybe 3.oo would be an good price for the buffet. Golden Corral on it's worse day was better than this resturant. And I went on Mother's Day, And the line was not worth standing in for the food that was served. I could've cook that little bit of stuff at home. NEVER WOULD I GO TO...

OH MY LILLIANS

Average Rating
100

My family went to Lillians after church one Sunday and have been hooked every since. The buffet stayed full and contained some many choices. Piece of advice- get small helpings b/c you are going to want to taste a little of everything put out. Great place to dine and have cocktails.

Great Food

Average Rating
100

If you want a good meal and a great deal eat at Lillians Seafood

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Business description (3)

Lillian's Seafood Restaurant is located at 1312 George Wash Hwy in Chesapeake and has been in the business of Retail - Seafood Restaurants since 2003.

Restaurant critics, neighborhood regulars, and first time visitors alwaysagree about Lillian's Seafood Restaurant : the atmosphere is great, the food is superb,and the service is outstanding. The restaurant offers a casual atmospherethat is perfect for dining with friends, co-workers, and family members. Thecreative menu features a wide array of great selections, always made fromthe highest...

Lillian's Seafood Restaurant is located at 1312 George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, VA. This business specializes in Family Style Restaurants and has 3 review(s) with a star rating of 2.3.

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