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Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine

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2674 State Hwy 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
970-641-2293
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 32
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  • 13
    Average
  • 7
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Garlic Mike

We had dinner there May 16th. Just happened that while I was looking in advance of our trip for restaurants I ran across the name and recalled I had seen this place on the Travel Channel a few months ago. We started this with the fried green tomatoes appetizer and I certainly have had better at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Lee M
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Tucson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had dinner there May 16th. Just happened that while I was looking in advance of our trip for restaurants I ran across the name and recalled I had seen this place on the Travel Channel a few months ago. We started this with the fried green tomatoes appetizer and I certainly have had better at home. Next for my... More 

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La Llagonne, France
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148 reviews 148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

After four days of eating American (burgers) and Southwestern American (tacos and burritos) basics with our fingers, we decided to go for a more "formal" restaurant with tablecloths and cloth napkins. The Blue Mesa Grill being closed on Mondays (we were staying at the Inn at Tomichi Village), we went accross town to Garlic Mike's. That was a good choice... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Ten years ago, I ate here several times while consulting and I loved the food. I've raved about it to my wife ever since and we both finally had the chance to indulge for two nights this month. It's not fancy on the outside and actually not that fancy on the inside, but the food is outstanding- a wonderful culinary... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a great restaurant, Great atmosphere good food and very friendly staff. During the warm months they have riverfront seating which is really nice. A definite must when you're in Gunnison Colorado

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Redding, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Returned to visit a great friend in Gunnison and when he asked where I wanted to go for dinner it was obvious! Garlic Mike's. Mike greeted us and seated us. We inquired about the wine special and he brought us a sample. The waitstaff is top notch! Seafood was fresh and soooo flavorful. Perfectly cooked. Don't leave without finishing your... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My son came from the hospital after a hard crash on the hill. Mike was very kind to him and informative for his future at Western State. Can't wait for summer they have a float down the river dinner special land right in the back of the restaurant. We called early to make sure the game was on in the... More 

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mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you and your family! We hope to see you this summer for our Float and Dine!! Grazie!! More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Nice location just outside town, casual dress, very clean with a lot of seating. Friendly staff-thanks Christian for the EXCELLENT red wine recommendation! Cuisine was excellent and satisfying-no room for desert but the ones I did see at the next table looked yummy. The garlic fries (as an appetizer & probably why I had no room for desert) were the... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I truly do not understand why this restaurant is considered so good. We had five in our party and were able to get reservations on short notice over the Valentine's Day weekend--though the only table available was a booth in the bar. The seating was okay (though the booth banquet was broken!) since it is located right next to the... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great food & the local musicians were excellent. The atmosphere was fun & service was great. The cuisine had multiple choices. Lots of laughter.

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Evansville, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Delicious food, great wine, and good friends made for a wonderful meal. I plan on eating here again. One of Gunnison' gems.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2674 State Hwy 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Gunnison
  • Phone Number: 970-641-2293

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?