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404 Sunrise Hwy W, Patchogue, NY 11772-2254
(631) 758-6161
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  • 18
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great No Frills Family Restaurant

Howards Cafe is a great local family restaurant/bar . The bar area is enclosed so there isn't much bar noise while dining . The dining area has wooden booths and center tables for larger party's . The place is simple and so are the prices . All meals come with a free pitcher of beer , wine or soda... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Angelo P
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Patchogue, New York
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Patchogue, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Howards Cafe is a great local family restaurant/bar . The bar area is enclosed so there isn't much bar noise while dining . The dining area has wooden booths and center tables for larger party's . The place is simple and so are the prices . All meals come with a free pitcher of beer , wine or soda .The... More 

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Sayville, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A great family place with an outstanding staff. Excellent food and drink at prices that are more than reasonable! This is a must place to eat and drink...

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Holbrook, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Mainly we eat here for their hamburgers. They're very, very good. Along with the burgers you also get a large salad, a side ( fries etc) & a refillable drink ( I had sangria that was super). Friendly & efficient wait staff.

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New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

So they really do wow you with kindness here. But besides the dingy decor, the food is nothing that will blow you away. I went on recommendations of others, but was disappointed enough that we would not go back. Sorry, Howard's Cafe.

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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Never a bad time at Howards. The menu is above average for a bar/grill. While the burgers are a staple, their dinner menu items are also always excellent. Have slowly gone through much of the menu, and have yet to come up with something I didn't like. Comes with salad, which comes in a large bowl, and your choice of... More 

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Babylon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The staff is friendly, the food excellent and the price is fair. We eat here often and the marinated steak is great. Meals come with free beer or wine.

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East Patchogue, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is hoppin! Very busy, casual, good food and very nice waitstaff...we didn't wait long even though we didn't have a reservation. I had heard through other people that it was a great place to go and we liked it very much..

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Have been eating and drinking at Howard's for almost 25 years. Never a bad meal. Excellent owners - John and Mike - they are like family.

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Patchogue, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Howards is awesome. We are regulars and love the casual atmosphere. Makes a stressful busy day a pleasure to relax, have great bite to eat and enjoy the fun, friendly atmosphere. The service is top notch and everyone is happy to work here, so the positive enthusiasm is spread to the customers; who mainly are regulars. Great grilled chicken, turkey... More 

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Sayville, NY
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Howard"s is a great small town restaurant. Great steaks, seafood, chicken and burgers!!! Fair prices, great service, and wonderful atmosphere!!!! Lunch or dinner. Great place for a family outing. Something for everyone on the menu...even the vegetarians in your life. Take a cozy little nook or sit in the big room for more atmosphere!! I have never left wanting for... More 

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  • Address: 404 Sunrise Hwy W, Patchogue, NY 11772-2254
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Patchogue
  • Phone Number: (631) 758-6161

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