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Gary Howard Seafood

Deep Hole Road, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2712
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English first
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145 reviews 145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Good selection and they pack your seafood to take home with you when you have to leave the island and head back to civilization. Their prices are not the greatest though. The Farmer's Market on Saturdays has the freshest seafood for the best prices.

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Clifton, Virginia, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place which is well off the beaten track, appears to be a part of a personal residence, and it was abandoned when we tried to go there. If you call the number a woman says that this is not a restaurant.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Every year our multigenerational group comes to the island for a long weekend in September to relax and enjoy fresh seafood. Every day we have crabs that we cook ourselves and raw oysters. We buy it only from Gary Howard. We call in the morning to order for pick up late a/noon to make sure that we have our evening... More 

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North East, Maryland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal. We ate there twice on our 3 day vacation. We enjoy real homemade food and not chains.

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Washington D.C.
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 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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Address: Deep Hole Road, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2712
Phone Number: 757-336-5178
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
Cuisine: Seafood

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