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“best fried art hearts around”

Giant Artichoke Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Castroville
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Healthy
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

if you want to save some money go to the produce stand next to the rest. They are quick and just as good. A little cheaper too.

Thank finallyavacation29
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

In addition to the obligatory deep fired artichokes - which were delicious, the salad bar was one of the best I've had. The vegetables were incredibly fresh though the salad dressing was only adequate. In additional there was a limited selection of pasta and fresh fruits; cottage cheese; and a small but excellent selection of deserts (custard, and creme brulee.) Friendly and helpful service.

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Thank 2_sr_travelers
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Both variations of the artichoke were fabulous. There were four of us and we talked about the soup for the rest of the day. Deep fried artichokes also fun.
This was a middle of the day "snack", so not a full lunch or dinner.

Thank Joanne C
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Every time we are in the area we always stop and get a large order of the deep fried artichoke hearts. The are cooked to perfection and served with your choice of condiments. Then we head to the freezer and pick up a few bags of frozen hearts and take them home with us. A bit expensive but well worth it considering how delicious they are. My mouth is watering now just thinking about them!

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1  Thank malerntogo
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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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3  Thank koba-sf
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