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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 good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“prime rib” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Bar
$$ - $$$
3530 Festival Park Plz, Chester, VA 23831-4449
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ate lunch here last week and were impressed with the food. She had fish and chips and I had the crab cake sandwich. We shared the fried deviled egg appetizer. All were very good and the service was reasonably fast. We...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was nice to find a restaurant where you could actually have a conversation and hear what everyone is saying! We all had sandwiches and enjoyed them. Server was friendly and attentive. They didn't mind that we stayed and chatted after our meal. They didn't...More

Thank suepbird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice spot good food.the staff was very nice and would highly recomend it to anyone in the virginia area

Thank billy1232014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good solid food in a nice atmosphere. It isn't the lease expensive place in this category but the service is particularly good. I've eaten here twice and both meals were fine. The first time "around Christmas 2016" they had some lunch specials including a sandwich...More

Thank Jarrod91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere, service and food was terrific. We ordered the Reuben Sandwich and the Grilled Tilapia. OMG the Reuben was packed high, the Tilapia was two thick pieces. Presently surprised, and $2 Pilsner was a added plus. A real gem that is worth the trip. A...More

Thank stlouis1972
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Dinner stop on our way to Myrtle Beach as we do every time Shrimp & grits were great. My wife had the Greek salad with shrimp also terrific cannot wait to visit again

Thank dannymack116
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great find! The service and food were quite good. Cute area of town. Pleasant experience meeting friends.

Thank KaraAnderson01
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is absolutely beautiful whether you are going for casual dining, romantic dinner or a quiet tavern. The meal was served promptly by respectful waitstaff. The food itself was definitely overpriced. I had a chopped steak and my hubby was fish and chips; each...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Love Sunday brunch offerings like Crab Benedict, delicious omelets and the Bloody Marys are great, too!

Thank realtor4u
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Howlett's is a great place to have a special family event. I love the fact that they have a lift so that those in wheelchairs can enter the lower level. The food is always delicious and the servings are generous. We had my dad's 89th...More

Thank Martha B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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