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Gary Howard Seafood

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5315 Deep Hole Rd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2712
+1 757-336-5178
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Hampton, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Great seafood, best oysters you can eat , can get cooked dinners to go, everything good about this. We go several times during the week we are in Chincoteague , and bring oysters and clams home with us.

1 Thank Ednamae L
New Holland, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

This used to be my go-to place to get oysters, but not so much anymore. Admittedly, it is off season when I visit looking for bivalves, but I can usually find them on the island. Over my last three trips to Gary Howard they had no oysters for sale. Bummer. Their sandwiches are good, but expensive!

Thank FoodieWriter13
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Excellent quality clams and crabs. We have ordered take out several times and have not been disappointed.

Thank dapyb
Ronks, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We took home $100 worth of seafood and realized it was a little pricey when we unpacked the cooler and saw what we got, BUT it was fresh and very good--well worth treating yourself if you live inland. The staff was excellent and packed the cooler for us. Just bring your own cooler (buy one at Steve's II gas station... More 

Thank FrancineM_11
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

A local turned us on to this place a few years ago. There very fast.. Overall decently priced on all there seafood! Patient staff! Very good variety! Tucked away.. When others are out of crabs Gary Howard's still has them in stock! Very pleased.

Thank Faran F
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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356 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Soft shell crab was very good. Popcorn shrimp also delicious. Onion rings okay. Not sure why they make them as they here in VA. Much better in NE. I feel they are frozen in this area. Fish was fresh, well cooked although did not care for the corn. Fish in the case looked great!

Thank BAA1949
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

More of a market than a restaurant. Very fresh crabs and shrimp (we saw crabs being delivered during our lunch). They will steam crabs and shrimp for you. Feels very local!

Thank David R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We visit the island once a year for a family vacation and have come here every time for crabs. This will be my last trip. The girls working the counter made it seem as if we were a bother just being there. I got the feeling that they really hate their job. What topped it all off was another customer... More 

3 Thank Bbwmom06
Bela Vista De Goias, GO
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2015

A local recommended this place to buy fresh fish to grill at the cottage, and we weren't disappointed. Super-fresh scallops were beautiful and delicious!

Thank 19Daniel51
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

awesome fresh caught seafood ..nothing beats this place ..we missed the oysters this year , but we will be back again next year !

Thank heathermS5030ZY

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Restaurant Details

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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 5315 Deep Hole Rd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2712
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: +1 757-336-5178

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