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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 - 23:00
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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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Hopewell, Virginia
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently went for lunch with some friends. I had French Onion Soup which was very good and a berry salad which was enormous. I took most of it home for dinner. One friend had the prime rib sandwich which he said was delicious and my other friend had the oysters which is the second time she has ordered them and... More 

Thank Virginianonthego
Chester, Virginia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The prime rib is a must, even the prime rib sandwich. And don't forget to request 1 of the 2 types of horseradish. Always a nice quiet atmosphere to actually enjoy your table discussion instead of the overhead music taking over. Bring the family here and enjoy, but don't come if you're the type to let your kids ram around... More 

Thank Colleen R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to check out this place together, after my co-workers and I enjoyed a dinner a month prior. I recall the service before was not that great then, but I wanted to give them another chance. So we checked it out, we got there early, so it wasn't too busy and we're seated. The place has... More 

Thank StepOnMe244
Chesterfield, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 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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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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 16 November 2016 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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16 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

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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, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?