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The Garlic

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556 East Third Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
+1 386-424-6660
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We invite you to enjoy an authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside. Walk...
We invite you to enjoy an authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside. Walk down a vine covered arbor, surrounded by a walled Olde World fireplace and enter a garden lush with lit trees and flowering greenery. The garlic offers one of the most beautiful settings for a delightful and memorable dining experience. We offer great food, live music, fine wine, Italian beer, and perfect martinis. Come experience the garlic for yourself.
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
No Vampires Here

Very unusual place. Garlic hanging everywhere. When you walk in the aroma of cooking garlic overwhelms you. The staff is very friendly and service is great. My wife and I made the mistake of ordering their featured seafood dishes. Its no better than any other place you may go for half or a third... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Patrick T
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Geneva, fl
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Port Orange, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Get there before 5:30pm and enjoy the best happy hour in town. Excellent early bird menu that includes salad and a drink. Osso Buco on the menu as well as other Italian specials. Somewhat pricey but good after early bird. Catered groups have been excellent in service and quality.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here the other evening and left disappointed. The food is served quantity over quality. I had the Spuntitori Italiano which had good taste, but was like being served a huge bowl of slop. They give you a house salad that was lackluster at best and you get better at any fast food restaurant. Their signature roasted garlic is... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to this restaurant while visiting New Smyrna Beach. It was actually the reason for the visit. We are both fans of garlic having come from California living near Gilroy (the garlic capital of the world, as we know it). We arrived early and had no problem being seated immediately. The restaurant has amazing décor. The... More 

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Geneva, fl
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29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Very unusual place. Garlic hanging everywhere. When you walk in the aroma of cooking garlic overwhelms you. The staff is very friendly and service is great. My wife and I made the mistake of ordering their featured seafood dishes. Its no better than any other place you may go for half or a third the cost. In fact it lacked... More 

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deland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

14 friends/family gathered for a birthday celebration at the Garlic. The outside isn't much to look at with its gravel parking lot, but the inside of this restaurant is fabulous. It's like walking into a Lost World....lots of plants, greenery, canopy of tree branches. Its lush, garden setting is beautiful. There's so much to look at....the blue bar, huge lit... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Having never been there so I viewed their web site and was excited about going there for dinner with family members out of state vacationing in that area. I expected parking problems and a long wait. To my surprise "THE GARLIC' has lots of parking and "valet parking" as well at the front door even on a Friday night at... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was our first time to the Garlic in over a year so wanted to see how it was. Waiter from Steak House, moved there to waiter. They don't take reservations unless more than 10 in party. We arrived at 6pm, place was packed, but they fit us in within 10 minutes which was nice since they saw I had... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Relatively away from everything, this restaurant is very comfortable in a unique garden setting. Inside is a little bit crowded but outside is gorgeous and airy. The portion of food is large but manageable. Flavor is good although strong garlic base as the restaurant is named for. We arrived there around 5:00 pm on Sunday and were seated immediately, but... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It has been a while since I first reviewed this place and nothing has changed. We live a few towns away and only make the trip to NSB on occasion but when we do this place is a must. Never once have we been let down here. The servers are all awesome and the food is always great. The hardest... More 

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Salem, NH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I can see why this would be a very noisy eatery as the seating in the main dinning room is family style with a few booths around the perimeter. The server was good, knowledgeable about the menu. I had the Chilean Sea Bass, wife had Veal Piccata we both enjoyed our apps, wine, entrees. Dinner for two with the above... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 556 East Third Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Smyrna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-424-6660

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions

Description

We invite you to enjoy an authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside. Walk down a vine covered arbor, surrounded by a walled Olde World fireplace and enter a garden lush with lit trees and flowering greenery. The garlic offers one of the most beautiful settings for a delightful and memorable dining experience. We offer great food, live music, fine wine, Italian beer, and perfect martinis. Come experience the garlic for yourself.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?