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Garlic John's

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1610 Depot St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-4519
+1 802-362-9843
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice menu. I had the puttanesca, which was extremely flavorful and well-cooked. The bread was good, but had a really hard edge on one of the cut sides. My husband had a special fish dish that he enjoyed. Nice salad. I had a yummy drink, a bay breeze martini. It was yummy, but small and a little pricey. While I... More 

Thank HSR112
Wayne, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Garlic Johns because the reviews and menu looked good. When we got there the host was on the phone and we were an afterthought. He sat us and we waited for the wait staff to come to our table. There were only two tables filled in the dining room, and we sat for ten minutes waiting for someone... More 

Thank Michael K
New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The food, the atmosphere and service has always been top notch. This week I tried the seafood pasta. Clams, mussels and shrimp in a delicious sauce with their homemade bread. It is to die for. The waitress was sweet and the restaurant is squeekie clean.

Thank NewYorkHiflier
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great meal here and were pleased with how accommodating the staff is with regard to life threatening peanut allergy.

Thank sjmoorea
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is good and reasonably priced, I had Chicken Marsala, but the chicken portion was very small and the Risotto was over cooked and somewhat pasty. The room was about 2/3's full and was too noisy for comfortable conversation.

Thank Fred S
Amelia Island, Florida
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

If you haven't been to Manchester Center Vermont.... GO... GO...GO... This is the Kittery, Maine of Vermont. The town is a transposed outlet center with a lot of Vermont charm. So Italian was the request and Garlic John's was the answer. The food was good and hot and the taste was about right for the area. (It's not fair to... More 

Thank Christopher W
Guilford, Vermont
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

While the restaurant itself was well lit and looks nice, there was only one other couple sitting at the tables on January 12, 2017 . While the waitress was nice there was constant laughing and party like atmosphere coming from the back kitchen where I could see the group of 20-year-old kids standing around talking who obviously didn't work there.... More 

Thank Peter R
Albany, NY
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Just tried this restaurant on the recommendation of friends who indicated it was the only place they go in Manchester, VT and surrounding areas for Italian food. After a slow start, on a not too busy evening, bread was brought to the table where there was a pedestrian bottle of olive oil. Given that, we requested some balsamic, which they... More 

Thank WanderingFools007
Selbyville, Delaware
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The service was slow although there were not many people there. We had a new waitress and she asked if we would like our bill even before our meals came out. Not sure we would go there again

Thank Fenwickgal
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The appetizer and meal were good. Margarita's were bitter with an ingredient I wasn't able to identify. The server was friendly but not at all attentive to the table. We spent about 2 hours for a simple meal. The waitress brought one check for all and when we asked tho owner to break it down he rather rudely suggested we... More 

Thank Kay P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?