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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
North East, Maryland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We rented a house on Chincoteague Island for the first time in 6 years coming to it. We had heard that Gary Howard had the best seafood to purchase. They were right. We had Shrimp one night and Flounder another. Both were super Fresh and the shrimp were Jumbo. The Flounder tasted like it was fresh caught also. We will... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I went here on advice from this site and was greeted by a young lady who made it seem as though it was an inconvenience for her to even speak to us. Lunch begins here at noon so we came in around 1230 fully expecting oysters or something to be available. Instead when I found out there were no oysters,... More

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Washington D.C.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This out of the way family run shack on Deep Hole Road is the place to get fresh local seafood to cook at home or steamed crabs or shrimp to take out. Thought the quality was better than Captain Zack's. Excellent scallops, tuna, shrimp, clams and crabs. We come back every time we rent a place in Chincoteague.

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Shillington, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have purchased from Gary Howard on different occasions and have never been disappointed with price or quality.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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27 restaurant reviews
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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
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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 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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