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Giant Artichoke Restaurant

11261 Merritt St, Castroville, CA 95012-3405
+1 831-633-3501
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
11261 Merritt St, Castroville, CA 95012-3405
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after our whale watching trip in Moss Landing, about 10 minutes away. The giant artichoke is a great place to get a photo. I had read some reviews before going and they were not very promising, but I was looking for American...More

Thank Manateegirl
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Growing up my sister, my parents and I would go get fried artichokes when we were out that way visiting family. This time we took our husbands and my niece to experience them. All the way in Nebraska steamed artichokes are a staple in our...More

Thank ginat4134
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great place to try fried artichokes .. very good! In the shop you will find a bit of everything, fruits and vegetables but larger than the norm!

1  Thank Oreste G
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Google said this restaurant was closed and I'm really glad it wasn't. Food is amazing. Artichokes served several different ways and also available to buy. Large selection of none artichoke dishes too. Staff were friendly and really helpful. Well worth the detour into Castroville.

1  Thank TheMoogScotland
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It's right off the freeway surrounded by artichoke fields. They make artichoke things. Fried, stuffed, soup,etc., etc. Remember artichoke season is March, April, and May. If there is a late frost the leaves get burned, frost kissed is marketing. Real good artichokes are not brown....More

Thank oldjgw
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This place is lovely pace with artichokes of all sizes. The farms are nearby, where you will find artichokes and strawberries.

Thank Gul K
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We were quickly seated. The menu was basic but the food was good.The deep fried artichokes are always good especially with ranch dressing.The roast beef was hot,flavorful and tender. My son had the chili burger and he said it was very good. We were checked...More

Thank Yosemitesteve
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stop here every time we come home from camping.They have some very good fried artichokes and even better fresh ones. We get a couple of bags of the hearts and at least 4-6 large fresh ones every time.

Thank TheBigRavioli
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I absolutely enjoy the Giant Artichoke restaurant in Castroville California. I always have the giant steamed artichoke because it is always delicious. Their chicken grilled chicken salad is absolutely delicious as well. It also comes with grilled garlic bread that is so tasty. They have...More

Thank Jacqueline S
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We love to pick up the French fried artichokes here along with the fresh ones. This is a must for people visiting the area

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11261 Merritt St, Castroville, CA 95012-3405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Castroville
  • Phone Number: +1 831-633-3501
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