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7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
+1 408-847-7744
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08:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of course you would expect a place called Garlic City Cafe in the heart of the garlic capital of the world to offer plenty of garlic-encrusted options, and you would be right! Excellent choices are the Garlic Chicken and Eggplant Pannini with smoked mozzarella and the Garlic Calamari Steak sandwich. Also don't miss the garlic fries and garlic bread! Great... More 

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Thank DanFam3
Gilroy, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I went to the Cafe for breakfast for the first time and were pleasantly surprised to find a menu full of so many choices that it was hard to decide. I had the Tuscany Omelette filled with sundried tomatoes, cheese, and more. My son had another yummy omelette with feta, spinach and more. Both came with potatoes... More 

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Thank Lori K
Riverside, California
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2,110 reviews
1,170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best thing about this restaurant was the location. We stopped here because this is the garlic capital. Waited several minutes to be seated. Service was efficient but not what I would call friendly. Lemon in the water was a small half wedge (skimping is never a sign of hospitality). Food was prepared fresh and took about 30 minutes: omelet,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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602 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We arrived about 11:30 AM.....before the luncheon crowd. We were seated inside but had the option to sit outside. The waitress was not the friendliest but she did do her job. By the way, there was ample street parking, but there also is parking behind the restaurant and there is a rear entrance. We ordered garlic soup and garlic bread.....both... More 

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San Jose, California, USA
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We love everything they offer. Their dishes are very flavorful. And I have not found any dishes I did not like so far. The only drawback is that we often need to wait for so long to be served.

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Thank Kashi9
Gilroy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have eaten both lunch and dinner here. Both are very good. Large portions and very tasty. Someplace the whole family can dine.

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Thank Nancy G
Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Simply terrible, arrogant staff. We were left standing in the doorway, waiting for a table. We waited for 25 minutes and were completely ignored by the wait staff - they never came by to ask if we wanted anything, or offer even a glass of water. We went to them to ask where our order was - they had completely... More 

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Thank alwaysoffline
Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small family owned diner in the city of garlic, Gilroy, California. We tried several things on the menu, the garlic appetizer, garlic soup, chicken Marsala... All of it was delicious! The chef is also the owner of the restaurant and his family is the wait staff. Wonderful restaurant! It's worth driving to Gilroy!

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Thank Ruth R
Orange County, CA
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Never been to Gilroy before, stopped here on our way to Santa Cruz. Read some reviews and decided to eat here for lunch & this cafe didn't disappoint. We had the garlic burgers & garlic fries & they were fantastic. I would drive out of my way to come here again.

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Thank prosailortim
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We happen to go there during the Gilroy Garlic Festival. While there were many people there, we walked in was was seated right away. It took a long time for someone to wait on us. It took even longer for the food to arrive. The food itself was tasty and plentiful! However, I ordered potato salad and just before the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: +1 408-847-7744

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