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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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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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345 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Bela Vista De Goias, GO
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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
Beautiful VA
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We ordered 3 dozen crabs when we left the beach in the late afternoon. They were ready for pick up in the short trip we had driven. They were so fresh and delicious. The employees there were friendly and very helpful. Highly recommend.

Thank pepperpaw1
Dallastown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We were looking for a place to pick up some steamed shrimp - and called Gary Howard Seafood to check on availability & pricing. 15 minutes later I picked up 2 lbs of jumbo steamed shrimp - well seasoned and large. Great choice - enabling us to eat bay side on the balcony and enjoy a beautiful sunset. They have... More 

Thank kebcrb0619
robbinsville nc
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Ordered crabs, clams, shrimp and corn. Steamed and seasoned perfectly. Fed 9 for a fraction of the cost of dining out.

Thank halflit
Waterdown, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

We didn't know what to get for dinner, this saved us. We got 2 or 3 platters, clams, etc. and it worked out really well! The people on the phone were friendly too. :)

Thank Sarah C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?