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Howlett's Restaurant & Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar
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3530 Festival Park Plz, Chester, VA 23831-4449
+1 804-930-1034
10:00 - 14:00
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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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a couple for brunch or dinner, as a group for a party or just lunch with a friend, this will provide you with a nice atmosphere in or out and many dining selections for even the pickiest eaters! Also, every wait person has been very carefully selected to insure that you will be very well attended!

Thank Joan A
Chesterfield, Virginia
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food has been tasty. I enjoy coming on Fridays when Jimmy O is playing. The prime rib is their specialty but I haven't had any bad experience.

Thank Rountwells
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a club I belong to. We were seated together on the lower level which is rather small, but was sufficient for our group. We had the whole level to ourselves. Menu was very sufficient - lots of selections available. I had a Philly Cheesesteak, very good and sized well for lunch. Price was slightly above average. Service was... More 

Chester, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always Enjoyed Howlett's menu. Salmon and Salmon Salad was delicious. Desert options were attractive and very tasty. We enjoy an evening with friends at this cordial local restaurant. A WINNER!

Thank chester k
Midlothian, Virginia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here on a Saturday with a Groupon. Highly recommended! Loved the fried deviled eggs appetizer. Salmon Oscar was excellent, as was the potato encrusted fried shrimp. Green beans and sweet potato casserole were the best sides. We will definitely come back.

Thank PoeFan1836
Hopewell, Virginia
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 11 January 2017

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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31 reviews
21 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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?