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Garlic John's

1610 Depot St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-4519
+1 802-362-9843
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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“chicken parm” (8 reviews)
“porcini” (4 reviews)
“clams” (7 reviews)
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1610 Depot St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-4519
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here thinking it wouldd be a good italian restaurant well it is not. The service was very good the young man that was our waiter was great. The bread was good and the bottle of house Chianti was also good.Salad was not cold...More

Thank shadrack28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Benn there many times before, love the Porcini Purses. They were not on the menu tonight. Never told the specials, told if was my responsibilit to ask. Gluey awful risotto served with Chicken Marsala. Pasta? You have to ask. Grated cheese? Not unless you ask....More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

As long as you love Garlic,you will love this place! Yummy tomato topping with garlic and basil for my snapper dish! Nice staff too!!

Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 28 September 2017

best place ever to eat the wait time is great, spend a fair amount of time there . place has pleasant people always very friendly

Thank tarasmith585
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Always have a good meal here. Love the homemade salad dressings (especially the gorgonzola). The bread is homemade too; crusty but soft insides. Love the chicken parm; always tender and moist. Eggplant tender. Chicken piccata tender and delicate (fork cutable). Pasta not aldente more soft...More

Thank Track1089
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It may have been because when we stopped (Sunday evening) but it was pleasantly quiet for a generally hopping town. Food and service were slightly above average.

Thank David W
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Don't go to this restaurant if you are in a hurry. The service is very slow. It was 15 minutes before our server even came to our table. The food is good, but nothing amazing. Lots of different pasta options. Would possibly go back again...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

we have tried this place a few times on our annual golf outing and always had really slow service but this time the service was great. Veal parmegiana was very tender and the sauce was good.

Thank luv2dive51
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Our family ate here twice. Both times the food was delicious and the service was very good. I especially liked the pesto pasta. We sat on the veranda and dining al fresco while seeing the mountains was lovely.

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We went right after we went for a movie and it was about 5:15. There was only one couple in the whole restaurant. We went and sat down and the waitress put us in the coldest spot in the whole building. I ordered some fettuccine...More

Thank Tara H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 Depot St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-4519
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-9843
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Garlic John's, a local favorite, is a long-established chef-owned regional Italian restaurant located in the Southern Green Mountains minutes away from ski resorts and shopping. Our extensive menu features something for everyone. We also offer daily savory specials using seasonal ingredients, and our full bar provides a warm dining atmosphere. Outside dining on the veranda is available during the summer months. Our family-friendly atmosphere offers a children's menu and take-out is always available.
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