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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 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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The Villages, FL
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank N8xwb
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited The Garlic about 4 different times. Sometimes it's is good and sometimes it's not. I don't like going to dinner and not knowing what I'm going to get. Eating out is too pricey to have a bad meal. The atmosphere outside is much nicer than inside. It feels dark and damp inside. We won't be going back.

Thank KKnubben
Ocala, Florida
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137 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't even know where to start......as soon as I walked up to the place my eyes were drawn to the garlic truck parked in the entrance....I could spend half a day just walking around looking at the different things placed throughout. The atmosphere is unbelievable.....live music, fireplaces, friendly staff make this place you HAVE to stop into. The food... More 

1 Thank TravellingDanTheMan
Ormond Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I haven't been there for years, the food was always good. The atmosphere is wonderful, very pretty. I ordered the filet mignon and was very disappointed how bland it was. My husband ordered the chicken parmigiana and said it wasn't that good. The appetizers were good, the bread was excellent. I don't want to say don't eat here because maybe... More 

Thank Sue C
Port Orange, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to The Garlic many times and NEVER a bad meal or experience. The good is fantastic with a wide variety and the atmosphere is fun. They have valet parking which is fantastic.

1 Thank Diane C
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most neat place I've been to in New Smyrna! So many things to look at I definitely recommend taking a stroll around the place to check everything out. Filet mignion was excellent.

1 Thank Jessica H
Flagler Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My two daughters and I visited Garlic tonight and we recommend it. Our server, Nick was friendly,attentive and knowledgeable. He acknowledged my allergies and made sure our food came out perfect. My daughter had the Chicken Picatta and I had the Early bird Chicken Parmesan( at $15.95 with a drink,salad,bread &garlic is a GREAT DEAL) both entrees were delicious. We... More 

1 Thank Cuz_its_fun
Castle Rock, Colorado
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is totally awesome. I smile every time I start walking down that tropical pathway covered in white sparkling lights which leads to this gem of a restaurant! I always choose this restaurant each year for my birthday when in the area. It is a simply my "go to" place. The atmosphere is amazing and the food is extremely... More 

1 Thank Gail B
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Want everyone to know what a wonderful dining experience it is to celebrate Thanksgiving at Garlic. This was our 3rd year enjoying a really delicious dinner amid the most colorful and festive atmosphere in town. Dinner is served family style, and portions are huge. Our server Scott was friendly and efficient. We are hoping to get more people to join... More 

1 Thank vigblatz
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Italian restaurant with unique and charming atmosphere. I recommend it highly. The food was delicious, service was superb. A one-of-a-kind place!

1 Thank Becky D

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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?