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Boston Rd, West Brookfield, MA 01585
+1 508-867-6504
11:00 - 20:00
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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Fun old time roadside drive in for ice cream and all the other fried foods that we love every summer. Many different flavors and decent prices for the scoops. Get the small because its more than you can eat all at once. Fun on a summer night in the Brookfields!

Thank David H
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I don’t live in the area anymore, but make a point to make it to Howards at least once every summer on the way through the area for an ice cream. They have a bunch of different flavors, toppings, etc. Their servings are huge – I always get a small and it is almost too much for me to finish,... More 

Thank amy90five
Ware, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Don't love the food. The burger I got was dry and way over cooked. The onion rings were pretty good. Disappointed in the fried clams. abundant outdoor seating in back. crowded parking. large sized ice creams but large size price too

Thank pmon100
Marshfield, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Howards is a popular place in the area and the lines can be long on a summer night! If you like eating outside at a picnic table or in your car give it a whirl! I have had the Burgers, Fish, Ice Cream and all were good and plentiful!

Thank patrattartap
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This local drive-in has been a popular summer stop since 1947 when it opened. Have eaten here many times over the years, and the food is always good - especially the seafood. The way everything is prepared is the one thing that stays the same over time, and is the draw for many folks to return again and again. I... More 

Thank mountainman1322
North Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Howard's Ice Cream is excellent quality and served in very generous portions. Before you order the LARGE, try the SMALL cone or cup of Ice Cream--It is NOT SMALL! Good fried chicken, Seafood, Hot Dogs and Burgers. This is eat outdoors, but there is an abundance of picnic tables on the side and in the rear of the building.

Thank Kenneth W
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

WOW! My friends in Worcester have been raving about Howard's for years. On a recent trip to visit them we drove to Howard's and it was worth the effort! The food was excellent and portions generous. 4 adults ordered the Captain and side of extra scallops. We took food home. My only complaint was that I was too full to... More 

1 Thank 733Barbara
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249 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Seafood dinners always served quickly from ordering, hot, and fresh. We had fried whole clams but it's always a difficult decision on whether to have the1/2 lb lobster roll. Good sized portions. Plenty of seating at many picnic tables. Great country destination ride.

1 Thank EllenBread
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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165 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I live across the street and when I pay more than $5.00 for a cheeseburger and lemonade..GONG and Gone.

Thank BobbyP009
Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Greasy but delicious food that also offers a savory selection of ice cream for dessert. Often busy but the food comes quick. I'll always remember going here as a kid and still travel here as an adult.

Thank publicroberts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boston Rd, West Brookfield, MA 01585
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  West Brookfield
  • Phone Number: +1 508-867-6504

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?