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Gary Howard Sea Food

Deep Hole Road, Chincoteague Island, VA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: this is a seafood market
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Description: this is a seafood market
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We've been coming to Chincoteague every Fall for 5 years. Once we discovered Gary Howard's we stopped going to restaurants. Just stop here to pick up the tastiest oysters! or excellent crabs. They can cook it for you, or you can take them home. Freshest seafood! Fantastic place!

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new york
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

With so many nice, simple and fresh places around why I picked this one remains a mystery to me :) But the service was nonexistent: the shrimp ordered to cook was soft (either not so fresh or over boiled). Spicy it certainly wasn't; just plain tasteless. I did not complain since I did want to be charged $5 for whining!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I love fresh seafood and it's one of the reasons we enjoy vacationing on Chincoteague Island every year. We patronize a variety of seafood markets when we're vacationing on Chincoteague just to spread the money around. This July we visited Gary's first and took home delectable fresh flounder to prepare and gobble up for dinner. We took... More

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We always stop here first when looking for seafood during our annual visit to Chincoteague. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Although their supply is a bit short their prices have remained good as other places on the island have jumped dramatically. They also serve some great sandwiches--a bit pricey--but really good!

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stopped in here for the first time, for lunch and after placing our order for our family of 5 and paying, we sat down out front to wait. After a few minutes the girl that took our order came out to tell us they were out of oysters (the wole reason we stopped there). We decided to leave and go... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We got half a bushel of steamed spiced crabs and 2 pounds of steamed spiced jumbo shrimp and it was sooo worth it. The seafood was hot and ready to pick up on time. I did have to call at 1pm on the day of pickup to place my order and make sure there were enough crabs coming off the... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Fresh seafood. Dinners are a good value. Crabcakes are not good...stick to the steamed seafood. Very busy place so call your order ahead of time.

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East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

The fresh food and large quantities with the accompanying excellent prices made up for the service. Had take out clams. The onion rings were some of the best I ever had.

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The food here is good but it is not enough to compensate for the poor service. This place is in the middle of nowhere and I'll be professional and not mention a certain movie mentioning an actor from Waycross, but some customer service skills wouldn't hurt. I ordered a flounder and crabcake dinner and yes it was plentiful, good and... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Went here based on a recommendation. Ordered two dinner platters. One scallops (delicious) and the other crab cakes (great taste). Each platter comes with your choice of fries, onion rings or hushspuppies. AND you get two sides and fruit. The day we ordered the sides included corn, pasta salad and watermelon. Gary Howard gives you great value for your money.

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