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Gary Howard Seafood

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5315 Deep Hole Rd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2712
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Irwin, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After striking out at the Crab Shack & Steamers for awesome blue crab a local steered me to this little hideaway. It's takeout only but worth it. This place knows how to cook seafood. Best Blue Crabs served on the Island hands down.

Thank thomasmI9356BW
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take out seafood at it's finest. I got shrimp and steamers to take to a party and they were fresh and priced right. They offer oysters, crabs and locally caught fish too. Take it home to prepare yourself or they will steam it for you for a few extra bucks.

Thank Joe C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended to me by a local whom was married to a waterman, Needless to say the sea food is second to none. Outgoing as well. A must for oysters and clams when in season!

Thank west325
Smithsburg, Maryland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited many times, order our seafood a head of time and everything is always so good. The also have lunch specials that are good

Thank Dawn D
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, our takeout dinner was pretty decent, except the crab cakes were soft and salty (which may be fine for those who like them that way). But we did enjoy the convenience of phoning in our order and picking it up 20 minutes later. Better crab cakes would have greatly improved our experience!

Thank Randy W
Laurel, Maryland
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gary Howard has the best steamed crabs, and at the most economical prices possibly on the Virginia eastern shore. If you are from the Baltimore/Washington region, you will pay about one third the cost for their steamed crabs. Certainly worth the visit.

Thank bailey9539
Frederick, Maryland
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90 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place to get fresh seafood on the island if you are not going to harvest it yourself. you can take it home raw or have it steamed. Go early before they sell out of your favorite.

Thank JSWall2
Huntersville, North Carolina
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303 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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.

Thank niteowljune
Greeneville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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 

Thank jessesgirl3379
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5315 Deep Hole Rd, 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?