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Howlett's Restaurant & Tavern

3530 Festival Park Plz, Chester, VA 23831-4449
+1 804-930-1034
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“prime rib” (37 reviews)
“steak” (17 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 weeks ago via mobile

Searched many reviews in the Richmond area. Decided to try chester, just south of Richmond. Great tavern in a “village “ setting. Server Christin was sweet and helpful as it was hard to choose. Menu has a few options in chicken, fish, steak, sandwiches. So...More

Thank ftybr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were invited to meet friends here for Prime Rib Tuesday. Two of us ordered crab cakes, and two ordered prime rib. We were told the prime rib was nothing special, and it was cut very thinly. I was one of the two that ordered...More

Thank loist51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a local favorite! We enjoy the cozy atmosphere and friendly staff! My husband religiously orders the French dip for lunch and I enjoy the homemade soups and sandwiches, as we usually frequent here for lunch. The kids menu is great and our...More

Thank sjholt22
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Best Prime Rib in Virginia; never disappoints. Great customer service, steak, sea food, deep fried devil eggs, calamari, it just goes on and on.

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Love This Great Little Gem Of Chester. The CRAB Cake Sandwich The Most Delicious I've Had Inland. YOU MUST TRY THE FRIED DEVIL EGG.Very Interesting. The Howlett'S History Is A Special Story As Well. The Staff Is Very Hospitable, A Bar & Large Guest Accommodations...More

Thank East2West50
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

From start to finish this place was amazing! The live entertainment really set the mood and everyone was genuinely welcoming as we made our way to our table. The house recommended red wine was great and fullbodied. The fried calamari was delicious and savory. Definitely...More

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We've been there several times and will keep going back. The fried oysters are spectacular and the seafood specials are always good.

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 21 May 2018

My husband and I have eaten at Howlett's many times for dinner and have had a wonderful experience every time. (The scallops are top-notch!) So when I was looking for a place to meet a friend for lunch, I suggested Howlett's. The food was delicious,...More

Thank Virginia R
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Our halfway stop on our way up North from Florida.. our hotel near 95 was not far from this spot..warm, welcoming staff and the food was quite tasty the ribs literally just fell off the bone when you picked them up.. the sweet potato casserole...More

1  Thank Mags197
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We stopped for dinner at Howlett’s the other night and were not disappointed. We both had stuffed (crab) flounder, the fish was perfect and the crab generous. Our sides were good and the service was great. Because Howlett’s is not right on Route 10 it...More

Thank ErasmusNA27
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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