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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 - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Rockledge, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great restaurant, not just for Italian food. We do not live in New Smyrna, but gladly travel the 1 hr. it takes to get there. We have been to the restaurant several times and have tried different dishes each time. Everything is delicious and it's difficult to chose an entree. We highly recommend this restaurant for any... More 

Thank sunflowergrl529
West Bloomfield, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food in The Garlic is unequaled for Italian food. I tend to go on Tuesday nights when there is a special at the bar. It is half price on all entrees and drinks for the ladies. The Garlic serves a complimentary roasted garlic appetizer that is out of this world. The service is excellent. It is always a special... More 

Thank kaybaier
Stone Harbor, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm from NYC where Italian food ranges from great to awesome. Decent Italian food is almost impossible to find in the south. If you want to eat some of the best Italian food outside of NYC, put the The Garlic on your "Must Eat" list. Architecturally, the layout is a cross between a tropical cave and Mayan cenote. Laid out... More 

Thank stoneharboryachts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and i went for ladies night and enjoyed half price menue item, n wine. It was a unbelievable bargain for quality food and service. The Lamb is my favourite every time with spicy mint jelly. Oh yummm!

Thank Ria F
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This might be the most unique restaurant/ bar I've been to. Built in..around..existing palms. Multiple bars. The fireplace was lighted and warm. Garlic galore!

Thank grandmamookie
Daytona Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is amazing! Superb food, unbeatable ambiance and attentive staff! One of the most unique restaurant set ups, huge trees in the center, live music, it has it all. The only downside is that it is so popular and because of inadequate parking lot size the ability to find a spot to park your car in is somewhat of... More 

Thank CessnaPilot4Fun
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The inside area of the restaurant is very nice and unique. The food was great and the price is very in tune to the level of servings and hospitality. Rack of lamb is wonderful.

Thank T A
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here after walking out of Norwoods next door. Norwoods was such a bad experience that we walked out. The garlic has a lovely feel to it, right when you walk up. Cozy lighting, relaxing music, and a great menu. We came with our 3 kids and everyone found something they wanted to eat. The staff was exceptionally friendly,... More 

Thank svenfly2
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite place for special occasions, is a must to go, everything is delicious the place is beautiful inside and out. With those lovely trees everywhere, somtimes live music, went for my last valentines. Went for Mother's Day, for my birthday, for my Anniversary, is just my favorite place overall in Florida, my husband works in radio. And he recommended... More 

Thank Forestgirl55555
The Villages, FL
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second visit to New Smyrna Beach and The Garlic. Last year we enjoyed the food and remembered the great entertainment, so decided to go again this year. We were not disappointed. My wife started with a salad while I enjoyed the complimentary bread, both were delicious. We decided to share the Bocce Ball and pasta which is... 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?