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“A Nice Surprise”

Howard's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 90 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Nice Surprise”
Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended to us by family so we were eager and excited to eat at Howard's. The location of the restaurant is right near the water which is nice and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food overall was very good. The clams we had were a bit sandy which is never good but the lobster bisque was delish! We didnt know about the bring your own wine policy (which is a great feature) so don't forget to take full advantage. I would recommend those staying in LBI to give Howard's a go. The food is good, the atmosphere is nice. My only suggestion would be to kind to items on the menu your familiar with in order to avoid the large bill that could develop.

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English first
Charlotte,NC
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Howards cooks !”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Just had a fantastic dinner at Howards same as 10 years ago, very good food.
Service was decent, the appetizer shrimp cocktail was advertised as wild gulf shrimp -it tasted more like vietnamese shrimp from a frozen bag - very dissapoiting!
The ladies had the clams and oysters and those were very good.
We all had the Grouper special with jersey corn nd lobster chunks and it was Oustanding! top notch meal! meals were pricey but well worth it. (except the shrimp cocktail)

  • Visited July 2012
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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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599 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“Old, dated interior. Average food”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Tourist trap for sure, been on the island for decades. Cramped inside. Good service. Average food.

Visited July 2012
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Bradenton, Florida
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201 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Go for the Lobster Bisque, but get a loan first!”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Friends joined us for our annual get together at Howard's. It was a delightful evening, but Howard's did not live up to its reputation from previous years. Prices have gone up considerably with no noticeable added value in either food quality, service, or ambiance I guess there is only so long that you can trade on your reputation, even on LBI. Thank goodness that the Lobster Bisque was still as delightful as ever. I'd think twice before recommending Howard's until I see a change for the better.

  • Visited June 2012
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Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best meal on the Island!!”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

I had the chicken scampi....WOW...it was amazing!!! Boyfriend ha the surf and turf with filet and lobster tails...he felt the same way...great service, great atmosphere, can't wait to go back!!

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