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“Garlic: for a chain: pretty good!”

The Stinking Rose - San Francisco
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Ranked #92 of 5,866 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Cross street: Broadway
Transit: Muni Lines: 8BX, 45 and 41
Description: Garlic rules at this world famous North Beach restaurant where dining is an experience for all the senses. Charming private dining areas with unique decor: hanging Chianti bottles, glowing candles, cozy booths and chandeliers. Tureens and sizzling skillets of seafood tantalize and thrill...follow your nose to The Stinking Rose!
Reviewed June 28, 2013

An all garlic restaurant, yes, yes, this is what I've been waiting for! However, when I found out it's a chain restaurant, I was a little sad. I prefer to support local food and restaurants, but this was an exception. This place you could smell from down the road, and for someone who LOVES garlic, it's steeped in the wonderful aroma and feelings of a hometown Gilroy garlic festival!

The meals are fresh, delicious, and hot served right to you in a timely manner. I was here for a party, so they pulled out all the stops.

Even the rotisserie style cut up chicken was amazing! They even serve garlic ice cream! While it doesn't sound good, it does taste divine.
If you don't like garlic, don't go here. Seriously. You don't go to an ALL garlic restaurant should you not want to eat garlic. But, if you're like me and ADORE this amazing garlic, then indulge!

The staff, host and servers were all professional, swift, and friendly.
I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank cpurvis
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

visting from australia and absolutely loved this place! we had the garlic bread, the Dungeness crab, roast chicken and the chicken pizza, all meals were amazing! the decor is pretty cool too, with cloves of garlic hung around the whole restaurant, photos of celebrities that had visited, we even saw a photo of Hugh Hefner and Kendra! would definitely recommend this to any garlic lovers

Thank Becreca
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We love garlic so we return here whenever we're in San Francisco. The food was delicious and the garlic spread yummy.

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Thank Judy E
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. Never tasted anything like the food here and the place has a vibe that is indescribable. A must!

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Thank Liv4Rtrips
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have just been reading about the Stinking Rose Restaurant in San Fransisco, it brought back happy memories for me. We were there a few years ago and definately plan to go back again one day. The food was beautiful and different, the atmosphere - amazing and unique, if anyone is in this town, The Stinking Rose is a must, and you even get to keep the menu. Ah!!! Happy Days!

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Thank agaig_partdeux
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