Howard's Seafood Restaurant

4.6
384 reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
What started as just a counter and a few tables has grown into a place where generations come together to celebrate summer at the Jersey Shore! Famous for the Original French Fried Lobster and award winning chowder, Howard’s has been serving Long Beach Island guests and locals for 70 year! Staying true to our family roots while keeping up with culinary trends. At Howard’s, we combine our love of seafood with a charming ambiance to make for a delicious and memorable dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 384 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hannah was a fantastic server. Enjoyed every bit from the appetizer to rolls to salad to entree. We enjoyed our shrimp cocktail. I had crab cakes and my husband had Barnegat Light scallops that were grilled to perfection. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always the best lobster I’ve ever had every time I go.

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John
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great
We will be back

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vipAjVig
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant favorite LBI restaurant been coming here for 30yrs.

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Veronica
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were able to accommodate our party of 11. Considering our size, our waiter checked in on us frequently and ensured we had what we needed. Food was delicious (ordered surf and turf- filet with French fried lobster. Steak was juicy and the lobster was delicious.)

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Lybabash
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service. Delicious dinner. Broiled scallops were tender, sweet and perfectly done. We will be back for sure!

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vipGmaPatti
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with another couple who was visiting from north Jersey and all four of us really enjoyed our meals.

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KelseyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great dining experience. The restaurant was a bit noisy but it wasn’t terrible or a problem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Howards could be described as “Alright Hamilton!” This place was a blast. Our server, Christopher accommodated us extremely well and made us feel very important. The food was top notch (Ming Chow….) definitely cannot wait to go back and make another memory. Surprised us with a birthday dessert without us telling them. If you don’t make a stop here you are wishing hard.

Seriously best night of my life !

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NicoleC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Howards is a must go to for my family and friends.

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OldTimer
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food (scallops and seafood platter) and service excellent, but extremely noisy, even on a Thursday night. Dress code described on website and signage as “resort casual”, surprised to see so much blue denim. But the hostess was wearing jeans too, so….

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PaulW
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as usual. Received excellent service from our Server. Food was delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Margie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Will, our server was outstanding! Food always on point. Howards is a must visit on our beautiful island. Family memories are made here!

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PeterS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid seafood. Very good service

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RoyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Waiter was great. When my wife said at end of meal that the bread was good that really says it all. Both chicken and shrimp scampi no taste. Filet was good no ajus seemed to be dryer but tender. Overall over priced underwhelming.

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LindaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great fresh seafood, Delicious and great ambiance .

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Medfordites
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Howard's is my husband's and my favorite restaurant and we've been regulars for more than 15 years. Our last visit was a bit disappointing. We made a reservation for 5:30 and arrived on time and were seated in the louder section to the right of the entrance. (This is typically where large parties and families with children are seated, so it's often pretty loud.) We've always been able to get a seat by the window and there were seats available there, but we were not given the option to switch. The bisque was thicker than usual and less tasty. The rolls were different - not bad, but not nearly as good as the usual ones. We're chalking it up to an off day.

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SuzetteG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, my favorite restaurant! Everything, from the roll and butter to the New England chowder to the French fried lobster and filet mignon, was superb! (Baked potato and cole slaw were great, too!) Service was impeccable! My filet was done to perfection and the surprise of horseradish sauce on the side completed it. The lobster is simply the best, breaded ever so lightly and SO tender! Howard’s made this birthday girl very happy!

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NicoleC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Howard's always has the amazing fresh fish and great atmosphere. It is a family favorite restaurant and we go here often in the summer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was good and service opitsta

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NicholasV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as usual. Eddie, our waiter, was a delight and very efficient. Thanks again for a great meal.

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vipWineGuy
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Can't beat the french fried lobster and the lobster bisque. Our waiter Wil was great, professional, polite and spot on. Great experience as always.

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SusanS
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been enjoying Howard's Seafood for over 40 years, and it never fails to impress!

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Mustang66
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good as always but very disappointed in the price increase and they did away with the 10% off for early birds. Being a senior on pension this little extra was our incentive to repeat as customers however we will now think again before going back.

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Julie
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Howards for years, food is always fabulous and the service is very friendly and attentive.

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KathyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Howard’s with a party of six. Were seated promptly and treated well by the incredibly hard-working staff. Food was delicious as always. If you haven’t tried Howard’s, you’re missing out.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had clams on a half shell appetizer, scallops and the crab imperial for entrees. Food was excellent as always and the service was fantastic! Highly recommend!

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AliceK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service would definitely recommend and come back!

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Karen106
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been going there since 1960. My favorite seafood restaurant. Only place I would ever order Lobster Bisque. Love the broiled seafood.

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KristinO
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff was great. We were a group of 10 and food came out quick. Everyone one was satisfied

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JJ39
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

still...by far...the best lobster tails....a generous portion with the surf and turf dinner

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Queenie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood restaurant on LBI
It never disappoints

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DonnaF
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service and food. BYOB

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Daughters Birthday 🎂

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vipBobD
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Howard’s! Great food and wonderful service. Jackson was our server and couldn’t have been better. Courteous, professional,attentive and funny.

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Bilma
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were escorted to our table immediately upon entering. Jackson, our server, soon greeted us and from that moment on, everything went great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire table ordered the fried lobster….delicious. Great place attentive service highly recommend

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent fresh seafood
Service was very good on a busy night

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mahi mahi was awesome. This is my wife's favorite restaurant and we get there every year at LBI. Cant wait for next year

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vipDNBH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seated promptly. Jackson did a great job as our waiter. Food was very good. Mahi Mahi and Scallops entrees were very good. Nice view at a window seat.

FAQs

Howard's Seafood Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 492-2319.

Howard's Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.