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Howard's Seafood Restaurant

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33RD St & Baltic Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 492-2319
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fishkill, New York
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184 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff goes out of their way to welcome guests and the seating is efficient. This is a BYOB, and the set-up (ice bucket) wine opening was addressed immediately. The menu is varied and tempting - but - Fried Lobster is their specialty. Even if you have something against fried foods - try this dish. (It may bring you back... More 

Thank Dondi22
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here twice, nine years apart. Food is excellent, service is top notch. Not too overpriced for the area. Will definitely come back.

Thank Bsp4444
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going here for more than 20 years. The menu has not changed much and with good reason. why mess with a good thing? Although I do not care for the french fried lobster (personal taste), anyone who has ordered it raves about it. All seafood is fresh and tasty. Service is good, staff friendly and knowledgeable. This... More 

Thank Suzabelle13
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The temperatures topping out in the low 90's at home, we decided to enjoy the cooler breezes offered on Long Beach Island, our visit so early in the summer season, some traffic lights were still on blinker. The beach area offered just a scattering of sunbathers - the crowds yet to arrive. Taking advantage of Howard's early diner's discount, we... More 

Thank OldBridges
Edison, New Jersey
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Some dishes deserve thumbs up while other's not so much. I should learn that most restaurants haven't a clue how to "blacken" fish. Remind me to wait 'til I'm in the Caribbean for this. Ordered mahi mahi blackened. It was overcooked, meh, and forgetabout the blackened. That was non-existent. Waiter never asked any of us how our (large party) food... More 

Thank Dynamo297
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

If you like fresh seafood, this is the place. I've never had a disappointing meal here. The atmosphere is pleasant, clean and wholesome, just what you'd expect "down the shore." This is my favorite shore restaurant.

Thank Baney321
Manahawkin, NJ
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116 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Did I mention Lobster Bisque? What a bowl of soup it was! YUM. The Salmon with the dill glaze was amazing as well. My husband got the Swordfish special that was great as well.

Thank qtdesignz
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This is what I think of as an old-school seafood restaurant -- good service, white table cloths, quiet, and a water view. The food was prepared perfectly. I especially liked the calamari appetizer.

Thank B A J
Fishkill, New York
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184 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Great food, adequate service and some notable dishes. Reservations are strongly recommended - don't expect to walk in during the season. Minor concerns regarding the crowded season, sometimes it seems like they are either under-staffed, or the kitchen has a hard time keeping up - but it is a minor concern based on the food quality. The reason to return,... More 

Thank Dondi22
Freehold, New Jersey
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

You HAVE to eat here! We have been going here for over 30 years! LOVE IT!! Food has been consistent and service excellent. BEST Lobster Bisque anywhere! BYOB - liquor store across the street. get there before 6:00 PM for discounts.

Thank RPD58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33RD St & Baltic Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: (609) 492-2319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?