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Gary Howard Seafood

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5315 Deep Hole Road, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2712
757-336-5178
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can eat there, purchase seafood to cook at home or they will cook it to take home. We bought steamed shrimp to take home to peel and fried oysters. The family likes their cocktail sauce and hush puppies as well.

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always come to Chincoteague to mainly eat crabs and shrimp. We have gotten them at Gary Howards the past several vacations and have not had an issue yet, this year was kinda an exception. We ordered 4 times over the week and 2 times received 5 lbs of shrimp that was rather over cooked, really mushy. This is the... More 

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Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we usually order our steamed crabs from Ricky's on the other side of the island, they were sold out on this holiday weekend so we called Gary Howard's. We were not disappointed. Fresh seafood is the old-fashioned seafood stand's specialty and they will also help you think about how to prepare or serve their food. Food is fresh, excellent... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Stayed with friends on the island and when we cooked at home, we bought our seafood from Gary Howard (as do the knowledgeable locals). We bought absolutely fresh local fish, clams, and shrimp. Another day on my trip and I've have been buying oysters and crabs. Prices were cheap in comparison to what I pay in my DC area grocery... More 

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Thank VAfoodie2014
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We stay for the week and often cook our own and always buy our crab here. They do cook as well and often have them do our shrimp.

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Thank Mike G
Smithfield, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Friendly service, quick service and the best steamed shrimp! Quaint shop with lots of fresh seafood to pick from! A must stop if you like seafood!

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Thank hirsthome
Philadelphia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Have bought seafood all over the island but keep returning to Gary Howards when I need the freshest crabs, clams and oysters.

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Thank jag206
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Gary Howard is the place to go for fresh seafood to cook at home. They have an excellent selection and it is always very fresh.

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Thank James D
Pocomoke City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Get them to cook you a meal. Pickup fresh seafood to cook yourself. Either way, it'll be great (unless you stink at cooking)

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Thank Fred H
Windsor, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Have been here twice now and enjoyed each trip. Got the soft shell sammich with some sides. The fries are just okay, but some of the other fried goodies are very well done (tasty). Not too expensive either compared to some main island eateries. If you have trouble finding it just turn to go to Captain Zack's and keep driving... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5315 Deep Hole Road, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2712
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: 757-336-5178

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