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“Very good burgers and fries” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Johnny Garlic's

Johnny Garlic's
4920 Dublin Blvd, Suite 265, Dublin, CA 94568-3169
925-248-2347
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Ranked #43 of 132 Restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Salinas, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very good burgers and fries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have to say first that this review is based on one visit only and does not reflect the whole menu. My wife and I stopped on a Tuesday evening when we were very hungry and both ordered a California Burger with seasoned fries and a Pepsi. We visited based on Guy Fieri's reputation. The burger met our expectations and more -- delicious, juicy and full of flavor. Also big. The fries were nice and crisp, not too thick and not too thin. Our server was outstanding -- fast, helpful and cheerful. We also found the place clean, even the restrooms, contrary to the reports of other reviewers. The restaurant was a bit noisy and I don't know about the quality and value of some of the pricier items, of which there are many.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worst experience ever :(”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place really needs to hire chef. In the glaring obvious is that the dude is way overpriced for the garbage ingredients they're using!!!
The burgers taste really dry,
the seafood taste frozen,
the calamari taste like burnt rubber,
the service was so slow and the waiter didn't seem to know anything.
The floors were filthy dirty as were the bathrooms. Save your money stay away from this place. I took a peek in the kitchen and saw the garbage food on the shelves. It's all prepackaged garbage. Better off going to Applebee's
Need I say more???

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Milpitas, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Needs polishing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Ate here last night, was not impressed as expected more. We both had salad, me the Flank steak and blue cheese salad, the wife crunchy Asian chicken. Both were okay but nothing great as we expected, the flank steak needed more seasoning. During our meal we were constantly bitten and bothered by fruit flies, mentioned to our waitress and she seemed not to care. Looked around and floor was filthy, lots of food particles, straw wrappers, trash, etc on the floor as it had not been vacuumed for a few days. Asked to speak to the manager, after about 5 minutes a cook came out from the kitchen and said he was the manager and he would have someone clean the floor. I asked if he ever watched Restaurant Impossible and he said he did and noticed Chef Robert always inspects for cleanliness but I guess he doesn't learn form the show as cleanliness doesn't apply to this restaurant. It is also noisy in the restaurant both due to acoustics and our waitress and the bar area patrons were very loud. Would not go back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best burger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We both went because of the owners reputation, we were not disappointed, both burgers were truly scrumptious and the Garlic fries were to die for mmmmmmhhhhhh !!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Livermore, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The restaurant is just being run down.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to JG for a few years now and everytime it just seems to be getting worse. The food is not the same and the prices are ridiculous.
It is so dirty the restrooms smell like sewer and the hallway is gross. Recently when I was at the location they had a leak in the ceiling. As water was dripping the waiters and waitresses would carry the drinks and food underneath not noticing the water was dripping on top of everything. Guy Fieri you need a new restaurant manager and you need to visit your Dublin Location. It's always the people. Hire a consultant something. This is your brand why would you allow it to be ruined.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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