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Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine

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2674 State Hwy 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
19706412493
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located just 3 miles morth of town on the Gunnison River. East coast...
Located just 3 miles morth of town on the Gunnison River. East coast Italian Cuisine featuring pasta, seafood, chicken and veal and traditional Italian fare and non traditional daily specials. Creative cocktails and wine list. Dine al fresco style on our covered, heated patio in summer, or a fireside table in winter. Featured on the Travel Channels "Food Paradise"-"Garlic Paradise. A tourists and locals favorite for over 20 years.
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    Very good
  • 19
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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
An excellent meal very well prepared and served

It's best to arrive early as Garlic Mikes is popular and you may have a wait if you don't have a reservation. We were early and were seated immediately. I was surprised to find my favorite wine on the list. Although the specials looked nice, I went for my favorite dish. Soup and salad before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Hughes G
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Gunnison, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Gunnison, Colorado
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's best to arrive early as Garlic Mikes is popular and you may have a wait if you don't have a reservation. We were early and were seated immediately. I was surprised to find my favorite wine on the list. Although the specials looked nice, I went for my favorite dish. Soup and salad before the main course was great.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Overpriced, slow service. Waiter wouldn't split the check between the 10 of us. Food was good, but not worth the price. The view of the river was the best part, aside from my crazy friends!

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Dublin, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Everything was great with one big exception. We both ordered the Shrimp Scampi. A LOT of garlic (which we both love), but the shrimp was somehow dry. Not sure what they did to it. The shrimp didn't seem old or bad, just dry. Nice location. Try eating out on the patio if the weather cooperates.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I visit Gunnison twice a year and always visit Garlic Mike's at least once/visit. Mike's food is first rate...love the steak. Desserts are over the top, and the wine list is interesting and features some great reds. The matre'd, Christian, is unerringly knowledgeable, welcoming, professional, and kind. Prices are fair. Location is great (on the Gunny river--eat outside in the... More 

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Draper, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had a bad experience to say the least. Went on a Thursday night and was seated pretty quick but waitress didnt show up for 10 minutes. Ordered drinks another 15 minutes, ordered food and after 30 minutes she came back to verify order which was all messed up and obviously not turned in yet!! Another 25 minutes dinner came except... More 

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

We are very sorry for the delay in the food. There was confusion on the order, hence the reason a Spinach and Mushroom Aglio e Olio was sent out as a gesture of kindness while the remake was being prepared. The remake would have been out in 5 minutes, but a gluten free pasta was ordered at the last minute-which... More 

Springfield, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Good food. Good choice of wines especially paired. Very Busy during the summer. Not so busy in the fall.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The meal was very good. Both guests had Italian specialties. Enjoyed the outside eating area. Would highly suggest a visit.

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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a package deal that included a water raft tour and dinner. The white water rafting was fun and a great way to see the sites. The food was excellent and since it was my Birthday they gave us a nice desert. I had the steak and it was cooked perfect! My wife had pasta with grilled steak and... More 

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Battlement Mesa, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Joined friends at this Wonderful restaurant on the Gunnison River. Extensive Italian menu, good wine list and beautiful setting. Dine inside or under the awning near the river. Excellent staff takes care of you.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Every time we are in the Gunnison/Almont/Crested Butte area we make a stop at Garlic Mike's for a nice evening dinner. A fairly typical Italian menu, but very well prepared entree's. Service is always sharp and professional. Nice wine list. Love the place.

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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: 19706412493

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Located just 3 miles morth of town on the Gunnison River. East coast Italian Cuisine featuring pasta, seafood, chicken and veal and traditional Italian fare and non traditional daily specials. Creative cocktails and wine list. Dine al fresco style on our covered, heated patio in summer, or a fireside table in winter. Featured on the Travel Channels "Food Paradise"-"Garlic Paradise. A tourists and locals favorite for over 20 years.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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