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The Garlic

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556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3132
+1 386-424-6660
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No reservation but we have it a shot and entered around 7p. We hung out in the bar outside and had a couple glasses of champagne and a pint of Guinness (quality - meh). The place is full of wall hangings and other items that make for interesting surroundings. Lots to look at. We're seated within an hour which was... More 

Thank Conchobar
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As you walk close to the entrance the aroma of garlic hits you, and it smells good. Ordered the 42oz Ribeye cooked to perfection. A fantastic ambience and the staff very accommodating. If you are ever in the area looking for great food I would recommend The Garlic without a doubt..

Thank Tony B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing. Staff was incredibly over the top accommodating and friendly. We had a party of 89!!!!! And the service rocked!!!! The food was just as awesome. Yum. Bon appetit

Thank dollfacegah82
Lima, New York
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After reading the reviews for The Garlic, I knew we had to try it! The atmosphere is fun, and very busy. We were fortunate to get a booth without a wait (at 6PM). The warm bread and roasted garlic is soooooo yummy! Salad was served family style with olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the table for dressing. They come... More 

Thank Peggy Z
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you pull up your not quite sure what to expect but then the entrance way stuns you! So beautiful. Very quaint. Has a bar and a very nice restaurant where very good food is served. A little bit on the pricey side but the wine helps with that! Definitely take the time and enjoy The Garlic.

Thank Debora F
Beavercreek, Ohio
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195 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Garlic offers a dining experience rich with atmosphere, great staff, and delicious food...and garlic! Lisa, our server, was helpful and offered good suggestions. The Shrimp and Scallop Scampi was moist and delicious as was the Veal Piccata. Obviously the Chef is excellent. The Garlic spread added zest to the bread but was not overwhelming. This was one of the... More 

Thank Bergbahnn
Daytona Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place was nice, certainly clean and well maintained. The atmosphere was very noisy. We found it very difficult to hold a conversation. It was so bad that we found ourselves not talking. The staff was very friendly and very accommodating but it seemed so crowded that even they found it difficult to maneuver in such a tight space.

Thank wilcox93
Fort Wayne, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If your afraid of being attacked by vampires then eat here! All kidding aside this place is amazing, I happen to love garlic. If you don't mind the wait ask to be seated outside you won't be disappointed. If the wait is to long you can eat at the bar and listen to a great sax player. The food obviously... More 

Thank Rhonda C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place for a delicious meal in NSB. The Grouper is great! Seafood cannoli my wife had was rich but exquisite. The whole experience @ the garlic was delightful. Parking is a little tricky but there's always valet. Have to say that we will definitely be coming back for another great dinner.

Thank Jeremiah A
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went early on Valentine's day. Of course it was crowded, we expected that. However, while finishing our salads, they brought our entree's, and just took our salads off the table, NEVER asking if we were finished (which we weren't), and served us our entree's. The food is incredible, and we usually have a wonderful time. But we understand how busy... 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
US$15 - US$45
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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?