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Howard's Seafood Restaurant

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33RD St & Baltic Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 492-2319
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
French Fried Lobster - This Is The Place!

We go to Howard's once at the beginning of the season and once at the end. Order? French Fried Lobster. A Great dinner. Sides could be better. It's noisy too. Tables are a little close. Servers seem a bit afraid of the hostess and managers. Hasn't changed in 30+ years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
JLin08008
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We go to Howard's once at the beginning of the season and once at the end. Order? French Fried Lobster. A Great dinner. Sides could be better. It's noisy too. Tables are a little close. Servers seem a bit afraid of the hostess and managers. Hasn't changed in 30+ years.

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Thank JLin08008
Lancaster, PA, United States
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

LBI is changing rapidly with the cozy and charming cottages making way for snobby and cold McMansions. To get a taste (pun intended) of the past, and to reminisce, you have to go to Howard's. The staff has always been friendly and welcoming, the food is consistently good - wish they had a liquor license - but there conveniently is... More 

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Thank Stephan A
NYC
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210 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

So granted, it was the last night of the season. But it's the first time I was there even tho I live in LBI. First off Howard's was freezing. We had to wait a short time so I asked hostess to open our wine which she did then she handed me 2 huge 16 oz plastic cups...I said I couldn't... More 

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Thank gkealy
Yorktown NY
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Have been to Howard's many time and usually enjoy it. Not this time. The salad was mostly iceberg lettuce with a few shredded carrots. Ordered the Flounder Maryland which is flounder with crabmeat. The flounder was very dry and I had to use a knife to cut it. The crabmeat and the rice were good however. My friend had the... More 

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Thank reny49
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Watch out for this place. Off the boulevard on the west side. Great menu. Excellently prepared meals. Knowledgeable staff. BYOB. Liquor store right across the street. Try and fit this one into your schedule!!

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Thank Ric W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Four of us had dinner there on the Saturday after Labor Day weekend. We arrived at 6pm and were seated immediately. By the time we left (around 7:30) every table was filled, and there were people waiting in the foyer. While we were there, the waiters rushed around, back and forth through the small door to the hallway that led... More 

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Thank Jill V
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Dinner sounded good, but not desirable. Nice environment. Good Service. Fair presentation, Fair food. Not to return.

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1 Thank Harvey S
Flemington
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Last minute dinner plans on Friday of Labor Day weekend. Was very surprised. Foo was very good and service was excellent. It's a BYOB so don't forget your bottle.

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Thank Carina D
Dutchess County, NY
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

In business 65 years, so I'm very surprised at current ranking, however, they must be doing something right.This is our 5th year @ LBI & 5th meal here. It's Simple: Consistently Good Food at a Good Value! My wife loves their Fried Shrimp & the NE Clam Chowder is the best I've had on the island. My favorite dish is:... More 

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Thank beachruler
Wayne, New Jersey
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93 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Seafood is decentand the service was good. Dining room is very noisey. Take your kids there or go for simply prepared fish. Not special.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33RD St & Baltic Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: (609) 492-2319

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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