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“Artichoke center of the world… kidding me?”

Giant Artichoke Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Castroville
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Healthy
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

This is the only 'artichoke' restaurant we found in Castroville, the city is named themselves as “Artichoke center of the world.” The wines they have are lowest-end budget ones, a cup of soup looked very, very soft – supposedly cooked several days. Artichoke samplers plate is a kind of joke. Nachos were soggy, bread dough was undercooked, and roasted artichokes are oxidized. The glossary store next to this restaurant, where supposed to be operated by the same family, is selling jarred artichoke hearts in Costco brand. So disappointed.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Every thing artichoke. Very good food and great service. Great breakfast. Always great deep fried choke hearts and artichoke soup.

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Thank Terry B
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

It was my first time here...the artichoke soup is good. I'll definitely give them that. But the rest of it was just okay. And it was really expensive for what we got. I would absolutely try someplace else if you are in the area. It's not the worst thing in the world, but you will be disappointed. I tasted the roast beef, gravy, and potatoes and I'm not even sure that any of that was fresh. It tasted like the frozen stuff you get at the store. Server wasn't particularly interested in us either, but she wasn't rude. Just sort of a reflection of the place: blah.

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Thank 5pyrates
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

not sure what I expected but this roadside stop didn't quite add up. if you like fried foods you'll love this place. if not, keep on driving into Monterey where there are really wonderful dining choices.

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Thank brentj539
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is a MUST stop every trip to Monterey. The deep fried artichokes are to die for and so good with either ranch dressing or cocktail sauce. You will be sorry if you don't stop. They package for take out just as well!

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