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Joey Garlic's

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150 Kitts Lane, Newington, CT
+1 860-372-4620
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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East Haven, Connecticut
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stopped at Joey Garlic's on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm. It was busy and there was a 20-minute wait. I asked for a booth. The host asked if a seat in the bar would be acceptable if one opened up first. He said there are high tables and booths. I said a booth would be fine,... More 

Thank destiny252
Meriden, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Lunch with Wife and Grandson on a Friday. I ordered the meatball/sausage grinder, 14" long and when it was served, wondered who can eat all this. Good thing we had decided to share. The quality was average. What is it with all that food for all that money. A grinder can be shared. A too large pasta dinner can only... More 

1 Thank Alan D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Our waiter was awesome , very attentive and great personality !! The food was excellent as well !! Very large portions and sooo delicious . We live an hour away and look forward to getting down there as much as we can . Worth the trip !!!!

Thank Rose D
Berlin, Connecticut
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86 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I was really disappointed, we went for a late lunch early dinner and the restaurant was not crowded at all we saw our waitress within 5min she took our order was very sweet but then we didn't get our food for 27min (we had ordered chicken parm. grinders. Then when they arrived they were cold!!!!! When she came backed told... More 

1 Thank donna b
central ct
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere eclectic food average pub grub from a chain. From salads to burgers to pizza I wish something stood out. Oh it did clean bathrooms.

Thank plott
Newington, Ct
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88 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I have yet to go there and not take a doggy bag home. The only negative I have is that it is sooo popular that the wait time seems like forever...I wish you could reserve a time.

Thank cfb410
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

well, thought i would stop in for a grinder, wow, i should have invited a group to eat this grinder... quality was not there but if your on a budget , i guess this place works for you..

Thank Anthony22LL
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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153 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I prefer Pepe's Pizza and would drive to the ends of the earth for Pepe's Pizza. Today I met a friend for lunch at Joey Garlic and ate pizza. It was good. The eggplant fries were great and together an enjoyable time. They could tone down the music. After a while your ears ring. Service efficient and friendly

Thank Velma Sue
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Met a friend here for lunch. I had the calzone with broccoli which was very good and my friend wanted baked ziti that was no longer on the menu but they offered to make it up for her and she enjoyed that. My only complaint is that the sauce and focaccia bread were very salty. They, like many restaurants, need... More 

Thank Mimsy53
Middletown, Connecticut
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Eating at Joey's Garlic was a very interesting flavorful experience. Truly an Italian food restaurant exemplifying truly Italian flavors. Maybe a bit pricey just like all of the other fine Italian restaurants but, if you want good Italian food, I guess it's not going to be cheap. If you get there early, you won't have to wait very long but,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Kitts Lane, Newington, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Newington
  • Phone Number: +1 860-372-4620

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?