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Gary Howard Seafood

5315 Deep Hole Rd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2712
+1 757-336-5178
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (29 reviews)
“steamed crabs” (11 reviews)
“monkfish” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5315 Deep Hole Rd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2712
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Reviewed yesterday

This was once a very good family restaurant and has became a total rip joint. Worst seafood we've ever had in Chincoteague and ruined our dinner completely. The soft crab sandwich was so small it looked like a joke you might play on someone. Crabs...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Feel like cooking? If not, Gary Howard does the job for you. Get their carry-out menu. Fried fish or steamed shrimp, it is better than good.

Thank James O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We always stop by Gary Howard's as our last stop before heading home and stock up on fresh fish. Their prices are excellent and they always have a nice selection of fresh seafood. The woman at the counter was able to give us some cooking...More

Thank 9Judy
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Even though they were closing went out of their way to help us with what we wanted! Awesome sweet corn pulled from the back for us and awesome shrimp.

Thank Tmorehart
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We get live clams here on ice and then either steam them on the beach or over by the park by the high school for a fun adventure. Clams are $15 for 50. The bins of picked crab looked so much better than the mushy...More

Thank BigMo_28
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Take out --- Fish, oysters (seasonal), scallops, shrimp, soft shells (seasonal), clam strips, crab plus fixins'! To cook yourself? Oh yeah! Selection of hefty cuts of fish steaks, clams in shell, during season oysters in the shell, just look at the display and point! Reasonable...More

Thank NNKVirginia
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Stopped by for carry-out lunch as this place had high ratings. I was hoping to get an oyster sandwich, only to be told by the lady behind the counter that they were out of season??? But they had quite a few in the display case...More

Thank AnnetteT23
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

VERY disappointed. Lady behind the counter said that the fish sandwich was tilapia. (What?) At least she was honest. Clam strips appeared to be frozen, and store bought. In any event, they were tasteless. Try the Crab Shack instead. Much better clams.

1  Thank lawrence t
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Good quality seafood cooked on the premises for you to take home. This place is a seafood market, but their takeout is excellent. The shrimp were great

Thank grayray
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Wow!!! My only regret is that we did not find this wonderful take out seafood place earlier during our trip to beautiful Chincoteague Island. Sweet briny, salty, plump, fresh oysters were shucked while we waited; $11.50 for a dozen. On our balcony watching the sunset...More

Thank Gershwin12
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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