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Saint Charles, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I walked into Garretts Popcorn on Randolph St yesterday and something seemed wrong. I could not put my finger on it at the time. Last night, while eating the popcorn it finally hit me. IT WAS NOT THE SAME POPCORN! I have enjoyed Garretts for over 20 years and when I was done eating, I made a... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We go to Garretts every December during our annual trek to Chicago. The popcorn is really great, we love the caramel mixes. The organization of the workers could use some work. Things can get backed up when the store is super busy. Also the hours on the voicemail are different that what comes up on the Internet. Despite these challenges... More 

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Vinton, Iowa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've tried for two years to get some of Garretts Popcorn to no avail. Too long of lines and not enough staff. Won't ever try again. Plenty of other popcorn places around. Need to learn how to run a business properly!

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Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a Chicago must have treat! The Chicago mix is best fresh and warm but is still yummy when it cools down. The evenly coated carmel corn tossed with the cheese popcorn was something I didn't try for years but once I dared, I was hooked.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

First time visiting Garrett's and I thoroughly enjoyed. The staff working knew it was the first time visiting for most of our group and let my group sample just about everything. They were very helpful and friendly. The popcorn is very good and you really can't go wrong with anything there. Couple of things to note about this location... They... More 

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San Francisco, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The caramel corn is so good it's addictive. We didn't have time at the airport to pick up a bucket but the ship.

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south florida
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251 reviews 251 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Really.....30 to 45 minutes waiting in line to buy overpriced popcorn. CRAZY?....that's all I will say about that. The popcorn however I great and even though its not worth the wait you should try some when in Chicago.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Long lines because each bag is carefully and scrupulously filled and closed by the staff. I've never had this popcorn before and was skeptical of the Chicago mix - but it was AMAZING. Wet-naps included but I really needed a beach towel to clean up :).

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Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Be sure to get the mixture of cheese and caramel and take it home with you. Please remember that it will go bad after a week.

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Alexandria
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I could write a long review - but all's needed are three words; GO GET SOME! Butter, Cheese, Caramel - doesn't matter, they are all fan-freakin-tastic.

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Address: Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Cuisine: American

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