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“Has gone downhill in 2012”

Howard's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 93 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Have been going to Howard's for years...always considered it to be the best on the island, but this past year (2012: May, June, July, August) it wasn't as great as it has been in prior years. The food was so-so. The service was terrible...the servers were consistently abrupt and never around. Hope they improve in 2013.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Headed down just for dinner, OK, just for the French Fried Lobster (FFL) :) We've been there in the past, my mom and sister ate there at least once per year when we vacationed in Beach Haven as kids. I wasn't a seafood eater at the time, and never made it.

My wife and I have eaten there a few times over the years, when on LBI. This was our first trip down for dinner, on our way to AC, it was a minor detour. Called Friday afternoon in Sept after Labor Day to confirm they were open. They don't take reservations, and it is BYOB (we brought a bottle of white). We arrived after the early bird cutoff, and chose to wait a few extra minutes to get a window seat.

Oysters Rockafeller and Clams Casino were great. The salads were sufficient. My crab cake (broiled) was tasty, but wasn't completely picked through for cartlidge. Her filet mignon was perfectly cooked, tender and tasty. We agree with the assessment that the FFL is awesome, but to decadent to make a full meal. 3 pieces (each) was a perfect taste for both of us. We skipped dessert,

Our waiter was great, attentive without being overbearing. We were checked on by multiple staff, and taken care of with ease. We'll continue to make it a special treat.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Tried this place for the first time after driving by it for years. Not bad. A good variety of fish prepared to your liking. Everyhing was well prepared but not outstanding. The French fried lobster should be tried but too heavy for a whole meal IMO. Service was very attentive but not intrusive. Place was loud but what seafood places aren't!

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

The service was excellent. Food was very good. The oysters rockefeller are not to be missed!! I also enjoyed the salad, the scallops scampi, and the bread was very good as well.

There is NO BAR, only bring your own. We didn't know that until we got there and were slightly disappointed that we couldn't order a drink (which is the only reason I gave it 4 out of 5).

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Reviewed August 7, 2012

I nave reviewed several Beach Haven Restuatants just after our weeks vacation in Beach Haven. We have eaten at Howard's restaurent over the years and it ranks as satisfactory along with its rivals, Buckalew's and Tuckers. It does distinguish itself with its fried lobster and its oysters Rockefeller. Neither are very good but at least it sets itself apart. We took our grandson, age 16 months, there and he was accommodated well. We will go there again on our next visit to Beach Haven

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