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Deep Hole Road, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2712
757-336-5178
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gary Howard Seafood

I had a crab cake dinner. It was excellent and there was plenty of food. My husband had a shrimp dinner. His shrimp were a bit overcooked and tough, but we would give this place another try. My crab cake dinner was much less expensive here than in any of the restaurants in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Karen S
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I had a crab cake dinner. It was excellent and there was plenty of food. My husband had a shrimp dinner. His shrimp were a bit overcooked and tough, but we would give this place another try. My crab cake dinner was much less expensive here than in any of the restaurants in town.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I stopped by there this morning to bring freshly caught fish home to cook. It all looked irresistible! Controlling ourselves, we selected five items: grouper fillet, tuna fillet, lump crab meat, scallops and monk fish…all caught in local waters. This evenings delight was the monk fish…awesome!!! Give it a try.

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Grasonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We where pleasantly surprised to find them open on a Sunday morning. We stopped in looking to gab some oysters to take home. In shell prices were better than I have seen in the Kent Island area and shucked was about the same as I see for bay oysters. For convenience sake I bought a few pints of selects, I... More 

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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
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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  • Address: Deep Hole Road, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2712
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: 757-336-5178

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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