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“Home Away from Home” 5 of 5 stars
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Howard House
101 W Main Street, Elkton, MD
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Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Fairbanks, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Home Away from Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

HH 's best asset is its people. The wait staff and management recognize a return customer and are happy to see you again. Their crabs are fairly priced and always a treat AND are Maryland crabs(not VA or DE!). In 10 years I have never had a bad meal. Yes, you get some shells in the crab dishes but all dishes are prepared on site and crabs have small shells. I expect it.

They have now started a mini menu which is perfect if you want a snack or small meal. to me, this is the best place in town to eat.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Not Good”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

Service was slow and the flounder with crab was dry and full of shells. I honestly couldn't take one bite without having to pick a shell out of my mouth.

It's convenient to where I live but i won't be giving it another try. Too expensive for bad quality food and non existent service.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Hit or miss at the Howard House”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2008

Howard House is inconsistant at best.

On some trips you will get excellent service and fantastic food. Then other times the food will be poor and the service will match.

I in the 80's and early 90's they had the best crab bisque in the area. Now somedays it's that great quality and other days it's full of shells and more cream and flour than crab.

Why did I keep going back? Because sometimes Howard House is great, and after a few months you forget the bad trips and remember the good ones.

However, more than once I've left Howard House nursing an upset stomach.

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