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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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 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
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Great food & the local musicians were excellent. The atmosphere was fun & service was great. The cuisine had multiple choices. Lots of laughter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
david a
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Stephenville, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Littleton, Colorado
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 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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Redding, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visited on a memorable typical January night in Gunnison..cold, cold, cold! Walked in the door and we were greeted by Mike! His warmth radiated over the entire building. Short chat and we were seated. Our server was there instantly and the evening just passed by in a wink. The calamari was perfect and the dipping sauce was super special. The... More 

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Bent NM
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336 reviews 336 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It is worth the drive 2.5 miles north of Gunnison, just across the Gunnison River, to Garlic Mike's. Here you will find the meatiest lasagna and Bolognase sauce anywhere. They make a marvelous burrata caprese appetizer that is creamy and delicious. Your waiter will tell you that the mushroom soup is a local favorite. It is really good and it... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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741 reviews 741 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This restaurant would deserve an Excellent rating just for its great Italian food, but if you possibly can then we'd highly recommend signing up for the Float and Dine option at Three Rivers Resort in Almont, which takes you down the river to Garlic Mike's for a great meal. The scenery along the river as your raft wends its way... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent Italian cuisine with wonderful service by well-trained waitstaff. A very good medium priced wine list. A fun and boisterous restaurant where everyone seems to be having a good time.

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Sneem, Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was invited here as a guest and must say the experience was a good one. Service was great, food was outstanding and yes, I got to meet Michael Busse and compliment him. Recommended for a special night out

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Merino, CO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I had to drive 7 hours to Gunnison for work and we when we arrived I asked the hotel owner if he had a restaurant suggestion. He said Garlic Mike's was his favorite in town. What a great recommendation!! Mike, the owner, ushered us to a wonderful table with a view of the Gunnison River and handed... More 

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Stockton, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Stayed in Gunnison on vacation. We followed our hotel desk clerk's recommendation and it was well worth it. Filetto con pepe, black pepper-crusted filet mignon with a Cognac mustard cream sauce. Absolutely delicious! For a small, out of the way town and a restaurant 2 miles out, it's definitely a gem. Service was friendly and helpful. We were there early... More 

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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 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?