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Garlic John's

1610 Depot St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-4519
+1 802-362-9843
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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1610 Depot St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-4519
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always have a good meal here. Love the homemade salad dressings (especially the gorgonzola). The bread is homemade too; crusty but soft insides. Love the chicken parm; always tender and moist. Eggplant tender. Chicken piccata tender and delicate (fork cutable). Pasta not aldente more soft...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may have been because when we stopped (Sunday evening) but it was pleasantly quiet for a generally hopping town. Food and service were slightly above average.

Thank David W
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Don't go to this restaurant if you are in a hurry. The service is very slow. It was 15 minutes before our server even came to our table. The food is good, but nothing amazing. Lots of different pasta options. Would possibly go back again...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

we have tried this place a few times on our annual golf outing and always had really slow service but this time the service was great. Veal parmegiana was very tender and the sauce was good.

Thank luv2dive51
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Our family ate here twice. Both times the food was delicious and the service was very good. I especially liked the pesto pasta. We sat on the veranda and dining al fresco while seeing the mountains was lovely.

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We went right after we went for a movie and it was about 5:15. There was only one couple in the whole restaurant. We went and sat down and the waitress put us in the coldest spot in the whole building. I ordered some fettuccine...More

Thank Tara H
Reviewed 20 June 2017

OK, I have been coming here for years whenever I am in Manchester for skiing or camping at Emerald Lake and this was the first time I can say not everything was perfect. First, our server, Jeff, was very sweet and had a great smile...More

Thank butterfly53
Reviewed 20 June 2017

It is very rare to find eggplant parmiagaiane on the menu these days and this place had it. It was just perfect. So was the cappellini aglio olio. Service was warm and efficient. Wine list was extensive. It is a huge place so you probably...More

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We liked the Menu when we viewed it and were happy to have them accomodate our group of 9. There were two other large groups there as well. Overall, we felt the Menu was inconsistent, some entrees were excellent, Mushroom Purses, others solid, Linguine with...More

1  Thank KeokiHangLoose
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I have been coming here for years when I visit my aunt, and many others who have visited here have eaten here as well. The food is excellent (and filling!). The mozzarella sticks are a meal in themselves. I've enjoyed the Pesto, Alfredo, and other...More

Thank N0vember17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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