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Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine

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2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Littleton, Colorado
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time at restaurant Mon Aug 22nd for evening meal. Waiter was Tony. Ordered a "special" with pene and chunks of sliced steak. The steak was incredibly fatty. The dish was not of much good flavor. My wife had a dish with large shrimp which tasted fishy. The bread pudding was very chocolate. The couple next to us orderd coffee... More 

Thank johnwmesser
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since 1999, we have been visiting our son (and then family :-) in Gunnison. At some point along the way, Garlic Mike's has become a tradition! Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas Eve.....float and dine with out of town guests....just to name a few. Delicious food, great combo of locals and appreciative out-of-towners, and most always, great service! Even new and better chairs... More 

Thank marjyoder
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The décor is charming , warm, inviting, with fireplaces and by the creek. The service was wonderful and attentive. Love it when to owner visited our table. The Food! Yummy! A definite return to this place. Charming with great food - what more could you ask for.

Thank Sandy2645
Yukon, Oklahoma, United States
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Open air restaurant seating available, great wait staff, food was good, not great. Would go back to try something other than the chicken parmesan, was not to impressed with it. Sauce was very good, garlic mash potatoes also was very good. Prices were fair.

Thank TonyM60
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garlic fries are excellent and huge as appetizer. Unique and smelling fantastic'. We had chicken piccata which had a beautiful vegetable and salad included Snd a side of pasta. Also had chicken Parmesan which had the salad, Brussels sprouts and pasta. Actually after the garlic fries we couldn't finish the entrees. I suggest to go with four people so... More 

Thank Anne V
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a bit of a drive out of town but so worth it. Set on the Gunnison River, the restaurant had lovely grounds to wander around and a seating area by the river for enjoying the beautiful river. The restaurant itself had outdoor and indoor seating. The food was terrific...I had the prime rib special which was cooked to... More 

Thank Melissa H
Montrose, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't make a reservation, go early because this is a popular restaurant. It does fill up with both inside and outside (covered tent) seating. Both the shrimp scampi and lasagna were outstanding. Both the food, the atmosphere and the service reminded us of the wonderful Italian restaurants we were familiar with on the east coast. Definitely worth a... More 

Thank Lester S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Garlic Mike's tonight and enjoyed their delicious Prime Rib Dinner. The prices are high, the food is very good. Nice setting, can eat inside or covered tent. Pretty setting, good service, nice walk outside beside the river.

Thank fastfamily
San Antonio, Texas
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185 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously, this is the place the locals love - for good reason. We did not have a reservation - luckily we were seated shortly after our arrival. This place filled up rapidly and a crowd waited patiently for seating. The service was rapid, food delicious. Lasagna was outstanding, chicken parm was moist and minestrone soup was flavorful. For those who... More 

Thank stefhim
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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Garlic Mike's a few times and find both the service and food to be reliably good. The pesto could be less creamy and more basil-y but the salads were crisp and fresh and there is a good wine selection.

Thank dreamingbig

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $31
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Gunnison
  • Phone Number: 19706412493
Located just 3 miles morth of town on the Gunnison River. East coast Italian Cuisine featuring pasta, seafood, chicken and veal and traditional Italian fare and non traditional daily specials. Creative cocktails and wine list. Dine al fresco style on our covered, heated patio in summer, or a fireside table in winter. Featured on the Travel Channels "Food Paradise"-"Garlic Paradise. A tourists and locals favorite for over 20 years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?