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Garlic City Cafe

7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
408-847-7744
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Ranked #3 of 115 Restaurants in Gilroy
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Anchorage, Alaska
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284 reviews 284 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Located in "downtown" Gilroy, this non-descript "hole in the wall" is worth trying. The service was good, the serving sizes adequate and a good selection of entrees to choose from. The eggs benedict over crab cakes was very good.

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Gilroy, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The service was friendly and the food was good but they lacked my favorite standard, eggs without meat. When I asked if they sold that, I was told they did but at the same price as with meat. Overall it was very good but not the best. My friends ordered eggs Benedict and said it was very good. The restaurant... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was such a great cafe, thanks to trip advisor recommendations we detoured from the outlet shops and enjoyed garlic soup and the best calamari steak sandwich with garlic and spices! Wow! Please don't miss driving into downtown Gilroy and sit with the locals enjoying the great good! Waitresses were lovely, smiling and really helpful!

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Bridal Veil, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Thanks to the many Tripadvisor reviews we took a side trip to the Garlic City Cafe. From the outside it looks like just another small downtown cafe. But, WOW! The service was very friendly and fast. The Garlic Burger was outstanding. But the real star was the Cream of Garlic Soup! Both my husband and I are garlic lovers and... More 

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Gilroy, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a simple cafe, that serves great, cooked from scratch offerings. The garlic soup is a must. I personally love the pumpkin soup when in season. A husband/wife run the cafe. They have been open many years, which if you know Gilroy is a wondrous achievement! The lunch crowd is packed, and you may have to wait. It is... More 

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Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped here for lunch a few months ago on our monthly run between San Jose and L.A. and liked it so much we decided to check them out for breakfast this past weekend. We both ordered the Garlic City Omelet. Oh man! The omelet comes with potatoes and with pancakes. The omelet was perfection, the potatoes were perfect, and... More 

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Gilroy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Don't be fooled by the appearance if you want a 5 star dinner. Breakfast and lunch are always good but dinner is fabulous and the chef is usually agreeable to make some changes in the recipe to make it just the way you like it. We have been going to Garlic City Cafe since it's conception and have never had... More 

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Midwest USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Stopped here for lunch based on the reviews and were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent. We tried the garlic burger, garlic chicken sandwich, and the garlic fries and they were very tasty. The server was friendly and very attentive. Sat outside and enjoyed some beautiful weather. We liked how the plate came with a couple of slices of fresh... More 

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Hollister, CA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

OK, so I didn't really travel to go to this restaurant (OK 15 miles) and was told about it by a friend. I went for lunch yesterday and can hardly wait to go for dinner! We started with the Cream of Garlic soup. If you like garlic, you have to try this one! It is fabulous! It was redolent with... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were looking for a place to stop for lunch and had noticed the reviews on the Garlic City Cafe and decided to give it a shot. We started with the roasted garlic appetizer which came with a garlic cheese spread - both the roasted garlic and the spread were great. We then moved onto the garlic soup which was... More 

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Additional Information about Garlic City Cafe

Address: 7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
Phone Number: 408-847-7744
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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