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Howlett's Restaurant & Tavern

3530 Festival Park Plz, Chester, VA 23831-4449
+1 804-930-1034
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“prime rib” (40 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3530 Festival Park Plz, Chester, VA 23831-4449
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Used a groupon coupon. Very good value. Go early as it gets crowed. It can be difficult to park. Large portions, Good ribs.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brellie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its a shame Howletts has begun a practice of now nickel & diming their patrons. This started a while back when they started a upcharge for salads when you ordered an entrée. Now, on our last visit when I ordered a salad and asked for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Teresa P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We periodically love to visit the Tavern for lunch or dinner. No matter when, the food is delicious. This year we actually had our Thanksgiving lunch there and I have to say if was by far the best turkey and gravy I have ever had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jenniferlD57UY
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice location, easy for us...that's where it ended We had a Groupon and never saw the waiter but once, didn't offer desserts, coffee Would not return, as we had another coup!e with us. Embarrassing

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank kimberly s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner thinking that with fairly high ratings, it would be good. We started with onion rings. There were 5 medium sized rings, which looked like they had been frozen before frying. $3.50 seemed a little much for this....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marykarz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant today for lunch and was surprised on this restaurant. The hostess was very friendly and quickly seated us in the downstairs location. Our waiter, David, was very quick to visit our table and got our drinks out quickly. When we ordered our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ray D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Howlett’s offers dining the way it should be everywhere: private cozy candlelit booths, attentive servers, delicious food. I enjoyed a generous and tasty portion of prime rib, and friends were equally pleased with the thick sirloin Caesar topped with crab, asparagus spears and hollandaise, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Have eaten at Howletts several times. The food is always very well done. The service can be a little off, depending on the crowd they have that day.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeanne H
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Great service. Good food. I had the California panini and my friend had the prime rib sandwich. Also their onion rings are wonderful. Will be back again... For dinner next time!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank D S
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Monday night, Howletts has a burger and fries for $6.99. The burger was delicious you get your choice of multiple items to put on top, customized to what you like, and the burger was done just right. Nice and juicy and delicious. The fries were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MandMPeanut
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3530 Festival Park Plz, Chester, VA 23831-4449
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 804-930-1034
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