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“tasty”

Garman's Restaurant and Irish Pub
Ranked #2 of 50 Restaurants in Santa Paula
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Pub
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: A place where family, friends, and strangers (soon to become friends) gather to enjoy incredible food, great drink, traditional entertainment and honest conversation. We have a passion for people!
Fallbrook, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“tasty”
Reviewed 4 January 2013

the soup upset my tummy but the other food and environment was awesome! Pool tables were fun and the drinks were spectacular!

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank BrandiLeigh
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ClintGarman, Owner at Garman's Restaurant and Irish Pub, responded to this review, 21 March 2013
Thank you for the kind words and response. We always hope we care for our patrons/friends well with food, drink and conversation!
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English first
Fountain Valley, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“hearty stew”
Reviewed 22 October 2012

I'd stop again for the Irish stew. Tender, hot and goes well with a draft or two! More of a sports bar than an Irish Pub.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Dave92708
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ClintGarman, Owner at Garman's Restaurant and Irish Pub, responded to this review, 23 October 2012
Thanks much for the response! Glad you enjoyed!
Clint
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San Diego, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Only place open late”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

We were surprised the latest bar open in the area closed at 11 but it was fine. The food here is good and the service was on point. Seemed like quite a few locals in the joint as well.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Laura T
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Ventura, California
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“DELICIOUS!”
Reviewed 23 August 2012

The food is great! The Kennedy is a wonderful burger and my kids love the fish and chips! Service is awesome! Can't beat the atmosphere. You must go if you are in Santa Paula or anywhere near Santa Paula

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank juliebergman
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Glendora, California
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“New Favorite (Almost) Irish Pub”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Just discovered Santa Paula AND two great eateries. Loved Garman's Restaurant and Irish Pub. It's right in the middle of town on Main St., "and you can't miss it!" as we were told innumerable times when we got lost in Ireland. At least you shouldn't, if you're anywhere near Santa Paula. My husband and I had the avocado bacon burger on ciabatta rolls...absolutely HUGE and Delicious. I always love a messy hamburger, and this was MESSY! I had the home-fried potato chips (really good) and he had fries and also a bowl of the home-made onion soup, also absolutely delicious. I was really impressed that not only did they have Guinness on tap (sorry, I'm just not crazy about Guinness), but they also had my favorite Smithwick's Irish Ale (pronounced Shmidick's by the Irish, and they ought to know, since it's now brewed by Guinness right in Dublin!), also on tap. And none of this puny American 16 oz pint, but the real Imperial pint that comes in at 20 oz. and in a bona fide Smithwick's glass. Loved it!
The pub itself is really like an Irish pub. We just got back from our 2nd month long trip to Ireland, and we hit a ton of pubs over there (so much fun), so it was wonderful to find a really Irish-appearing pub stateside, and in little Santa Paula, no less. There were even dart boards and pool tables in the back area. I meant to ask about the bar, but forgot. It looks great and as if it is really old.
The waitress was what really made the experience Wonderful, along with the great meal. Martha went out of her way to help us, to make us feel like old friends, like pub regulars. She is an absolute Gem! Santa Paula is a little farming town, off the main road and well worth the time to explore, and Martha knew all the best spots to visit, told us about the town happenings and history, and in general, was a great Chamber of Commerce-tyoe addition. She works at Garman's on Mondays and Wednesdays and you better believe we'll be back on one of her days (actually already have it planned for the end of the month and we live an hour+ away), for another great meal and to say Hi to our new friend! Thank you, Martha, for Everything!!!

  • Visited July 2012
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