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Howlett's Restaurant & Tavern

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3530 Festival Park Plz, Chester, VA 23831-4449
+1 804-930-1034
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful experience! The ambience, food, and service were outstanding! I had the prime rib and it was cooked to perfection, our waiter could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. Will definitely return!

Thank karen0825
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I tried the 16 oz prime rib. Very very good...the best I've had in a long time. It actually makes me sad that I'm only here on business for a couple of weeks and unable to drop in anytime I want. I was actually teared up at the restaurant...but it was the raw horseradish...no cream...pure awesomeness...loved it. Staff was great,... More 

Thank Eric L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 1st time and we really enjoyed our evening. The waitress was very nice and helpful. The food was a little pricey but worth it. I recommend trying the fried devil egg, it was sooo good.

Thank Jennifer R
Chesterfield, Virginia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My husband enjoys prime rib - which is not on many menus locally. Howletts always has a very delicious presentation of this which makes him (and me) very happy! Also, the service is absolutely great - all the waitpersons are very helpful and actually wear smiles!

Thank Joan A
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a meeting there for breakfast, and the food was wonderful. The atmosphere is very nice and service is outstanding.

Thank debbiesR4755SD
High Springs, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great Service, Pleasant Atmosphere, Excellent Food!!! I was even more impressed when I got the check! Thank you Howler's!

Thank Joseph P
Chester, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Fried Devil Eggs appetizer is unusual and tasty. The prime rib sandwich is the best we've ever had. The peanut butter pie taste like a Reese Cup. It's one of our go to restaurant. Consistently good.

Thank grannyaka
Chester, Virginia, United States
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

All the food was ok, not something I enjoyed so much I would want to go again yo have. We had a rather large group and I must say they did all they could to make the service good.

Thank Elizabeth F
Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

They offered a coupon for half off a dinner entree "of equal or lesser value" and on same coupon advertised Thursday Seafood Night. They refused to honor the half off coupon if hubby ordered off regular menu & I ordered from seafood specials. Fortunately we found out before ordering. Manager had lost our business for tonight and all future meals... More 

Thank lizfle
Riverdale, New Jersey
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great food great service local hotel gave us the tip great salads and steak had a great time Did I say the service was great I Will be back again

Thank dannymack116

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?