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The Garlic

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556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3132
+1 386-424-6660
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The inside area of the restaurant is very nice and unique. The food was great and the price is very in tune to the level of servings and hospitality. Rack of lamb is wonderful.

Thank T A
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here after walking out of Norwoods next door. Norwoods was such a bad experience that we walked out. The garlic has a lovely feel to it, right when you walk up. Cozy lighting, relaxing music, and a great menu. We came with our 3 kids and everyone found something they wanted to eat. The staff was exceptionally friendly,... More 

Thank svenfly2
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite place for special occasions, is a must to go, everything is delicious the place is beautiful inside and out. With those lovely trees everywhere, somtimes live music, went for my last valentines. Went for Mother's Day, for my birthday, for my Anniversary, is just my favorite place overall in Florida, my husband works in radio. And he recommended... More 

Thank Forestgirl55555
The Villages, FL
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our second visit to New Smyrna Beach and The Garlic. Last year we enjoyed the food and remembered the great entertainment, so decided to go again this year. We were not disappointed. My wife started with a salad while I enjoyed the complimentary bread, both were delicious. We decided to share the Bocce Ball and pasta which is... More 

Thank N8xwb
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited The Garlic about 4 different times. Sometimes it's is good and sometimes it's not. I don't like going to dinner and not knowing what I'm going to get. Eating out is too pricey to have a bad meal. The atmosphere outside is much nicer than inside. It feels dark and damp inside. We won't be going back.

Thank KKnubben
Ocala, Florida
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137 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't even know where to start......as soon as I walked up to the place my eyes were drawn to the garlic truck parked in the entrance....I could spend half a day just walking around looking at the different things placed throughout. The atmosphere is unbelievable.....live music, fireplaces, friendly staff make this place you HAVE to stop into. The food... More 

1 Thank TravellingDanTheMan
Ormond Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I haven't been there for years, the food was always good. The atmosphere is wonderful, very pretty. I ordered the filet mignon and was very disappointed how bland it was. My husband ordered the chicken parmigiana and said it wasn't that good. The appetizers were good, the bread was excellent. I don't want to say don't eat here because maybe... More 

Thank Sue C
Port Orange, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been to The Garlic many times and NEVER a bad meal or experience. The good is fantastic with a wide variety and the atmosphere is fun. They have valet parking which is fantastic.

1 Thank Diane C
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most neat place I've been to in New Smyrna! So many things to look at I definitely recommend taking a stroll around the place to check everything out. Filet mignion was excellent.

1 Thank Jessica H
Flagler Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My two daughters and I visited Garlic tonight and we recommend it. Our server, Nick was friendly,attentive and knowledgeable. He acknowledged my allergies and made sure our food came out perfect. My daughter had the Chicken Picatta and I had the Early bird Chicken Parmesan( at $15.95 with a drink,salad,bread &garlic is a GREAT DEAL) both entrees were delicious. We... More 

1 Thank Cuz_its_fun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 45
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3132
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Smyrna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-424-6660
We invite you to enjoy an authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside. Walk down a vine covered arbor, surrounded by a walled Olde World fireplace and enter a garden lush with lit trees and flowering greenery. The garlic offers one of the most beautiful settings for a delightful and memorable dining experience. We offer great food, live music, fine wine, Italian beer, and perfect martinis. Come experience the garlic for yourself.

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