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The Garlic

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556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3132
+1 386-424-6660
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love this place and everything about it. Excellent food,staff and atmosphere. So worth the wait don't be discouraged. Because you can usually tell if a place is good by the number of people willing to wait to get in.

Thank Patty R
Orlando, Florida
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed the dinenr we had on a Saturday night. The wait was only about 15 minutes and then we were seated. Great roasted bone marrow app. The cioppino entrée was excellent. We will certainly be back.

Thank jifjifjif2000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not your everyday cookies cutter Italian restaurant. Freshly made, large portions very flavorful. Good for large parties...but you're going to want reservations. The restaurant and The Blue bar are 2 totally different atmospheres, but very welcoming and relaxing. The bar has a somewhat limited food options than the restaurant but dont fret....there is still plenty! . Had the ravioli bolognase.... More 

Thank Michele M
Porterville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

OMG, they have a one pound meatball, served with pasta and side salad. The first bring you complimentary bread and roasted smashed garlic to smear on it. The garlic/potato soup was very good. Meatball was seasoned nicely, and you can tell the sauce is house made.....

Thank RicDic
Vienna, Virginia, United States
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I stopped in at The Garlic, not sure what to expect. It had a unique atmosphere and good selection of food, although a little pricey. The service was exceptional and our servers were very friendly. They serve freshly baked bread with a roasted head of garlic that was delicious!

Thank DonnaRA_13
Naperville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are from Naperville, IL and EVERY time we are either staying in New Smyrna Beach (which by the way is very HIGH on our list of places to visit), we ALWAYS go to THE GARLIC. Our next visit to Florida will be in the Orlando area for a short stay; however, we WILL drive over for Dinner at least... More 

Thank carolswittmann
Beverly Hill, Fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited The Garlic a few years ago with absent friends and we decided to revive good memories. We were not disappointed. The ladies chose two appetizers instead of a main course, while the men started with calamari ala pepperoncini and Caesar salad, followed by pork osso buco and sea bass. No room for desserts.

Thank seccade
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Awesome meal, great atmosphere, we had a great time! Would definitely recommend to travelers in the area

Thank Alaina F
Katy, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in town for a few days to visit my son. Per his recommendation, we had dinner at The Garlic. I absolutely loved it!! It's an offbeat, funky venue which truly makes it stand out from the rest. We were there on a Monday night - the place was hopping but we didn't have to wait to be seated. The... More 

Thank jsambo
Kissimmee, Florida
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124 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we love this place! came here for the 1st time after seeing it on travel channel .came back after having the best meatball we ever had. :) yes even better then mine. the staff is lovely the food is devine in that special garlic way. now if you want a steak done right then get the huge ribeye cooked in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $45
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3132
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Smyrna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-424-6660
We invite you to enjoy an authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside. Walk down a vine covered arbor, surrounded by a walled Olde World fireplace and enter a garden lush with lit trees and flowering greenery. The garlic offers one of the most beautiful settings for a delightful and memorable dining experience. We offer great food, live music, fine wine, Italian beer, and perfect martinis. Come experience the garlic for yourself.

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Summerfield, Florida
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?