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“Reminds me of BJs” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Garman's Restaurant and Irish Pub

Garman's Restaurant and Irish Pub
932 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2714
+1 805-933-4600
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Ranked #3 of 44 Restaurants in Santa Paula
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, English, Irish, Pub
Description: A place where family, friends, and strangers (soon to become friends) gather to enjoy incredible food, great drink, traditional entertainment and honest conversation. We have a passion for people!
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Description: A place where family, friends, and strangers (soon to become friends) gather to enjoy incredible food, great drink, traditional entertainment and honest conversation. We have a passion for people!
Fillmore, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Reminds me of BJs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The scene is kind of rustic and the food is good. The building has open sides allowing for fresh air to fill the place late at night giving it a fun and friendly atmosphere. Like BJs it smells like beer and it gets pretty loud on Friday nights.

Visited March 2013
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ClintGarman, Owner at Garman's Restaurant and Irish Pub, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thanks for the kind words! I am glad you enjoyed!
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Clint Garman
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Ventura, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Work Lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were a big group of 12 and the wait person seemed very overwhelmed. Some of the orders weren't put in with the others so people had to wait. The food was good, though.

Visited August 2013
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ClintGarman, Owner at Garman's Restaurant and Irish Pub, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thanks for the review and keeping me updated. Sorry it took this long to respond but this review just showed up to me today! We are always working on improving service and staff and will chat with my crew from that day. Glad the food was good! Thanks, Clint Garman
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Ventura, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 94 cities Reviews in 94 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Indoor/outdoor bar great for people watching on Cruise Night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We grabbed seats by the open window looking out at Main Street, enjoyed a wide selection of beers, and tried out their Irish Tacos-corned beef and shredded cabbage on fresh corn tortillas served with a lively green sauce-quite good. A regular patron recommended the Boxty-potato crepe filled with salmon chunks covered in a nice white sauce, so I had to try that too, and I was impressed. The menu is full of originals and favorites, the large beautiful historic bar and interior is roomy and a great place to hang out, and the service was friendly and professional despite the Friday evening crowd.
Cruise Night, the first Friday April-October, provides great people watching as they stroll by Garman's admiring the classic cars parked along the closed off Main Street.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ClintGarman, Owner at Garman's Restaurant and Irish Pub, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thanks for the kind words and affirmation of the pub! I will relay the words to my staff!
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Show Low, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fun and Energetic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Food was great! Alex B. was great and so was our server. Husband had the bangers and mash... it was a hit. My daughter had wonderful clam chowder and a cookie thing that came hot in a little pan and lots of ice cream. I had the fish and chips... not so great... the chips were good but the fish was over breaded not crispy at all and pretty dark... like over cooked and greasy... I just packed to go and had potato skins instead. Had a wonderful time all the staff was so friendly walking by and asking if we needed anything. Next time we will definitely eat here again!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ClintGarman, Owner at Garman's Restaurant and Irish Pub, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thanks for the kind words about our staff and ambiance. Will work on the batter for the Fish n Chips as well! Let me know next time you are in and I will buy you the Fish n Chips!
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Clint Garman
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Ventura, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Not only is the food excellent with many traditional Irish choices, but the owner has stocked some very nice brews. The staff are all friendly, the food is excellent, and I will definitely be back.

Visited December 2012
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ClintGarman, Owner at Garman's Restaurant and Irish Pub, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thanks for the kind words! Glad we took care of you well and it was an enjoying experience!
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Clint Garman
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