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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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Selbyville, Delaware
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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12 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
Princeton, New Jersey
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an easy trattoria to find on Route 7 with ample parking. We were able to make a reservation, but on week nights that may not be needed. My pasta putanesca was quite good - hot and flavorful - my husband enjoyed his spaghetti and meatballs and our son devoured his chicken Parmesan. The only area needing a bit... More 

Thank Lisa S
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant is located a very short driv out of central Manchester, and we managed to get a table for two without booking first. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and the menus very varied to cover all tastes. We started with a shared garlic and melted cheese hot bread, served with a Marinara sauce, which was delicious. I chose... More 

Thank AnnaBrighton
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We came across Garlic Johns while looking for something other than pub food. The wait staff was fantastic, and the food was just what we expected. A nice wine selection rounded out the evening. The chef accommodated my request for a selection that was no longer on the main menu and only available on the kids menu. They made an... More 

Thank Tony W
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Convinced friends to eat here when they wanted to go to The Perfect Wife. What a mistake! I hadn't been here in about two years and it has really changed. Well, same decor, same menu, and a sweet kid serving us, but the food was... meh. It used to be so good! My friend wanted a classic pasta dish, but... More 

Thank Susan W
West New York, New Jersey
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Visited Garlic Johns on 8/22/16 for dinner. The décor was excellent. The food was excellent. The Waitress was very pleasant and socialable. We ordered Shrimp Scampi and it was delicious. Would strongly recommend to anyone in the area for a good meal.

Thank francis123456
New Jersey
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

A group of us ate here and it was nothing special. The chicken saltombocca, a very Italian dish, came with corn on the cob. Perhaps that was destined for somebody ordering ribs? Food was pretty much tasteless. I have had better Italian food at Carrabbas. I'd pass on it.

1 Thank whodunit29
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

When the rains came in we stopped at John's for a drink at the bar and stayed for the evening! Very comfortable bar with large TV and personable patrons. Food was tasty!

Thank tbluby
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The food here is authentically Italian. It is fresh with all the expected dishes. Portions are quite large. We were fighting over the homemade garlic and mozzarella cheese bread. Full bar and a back bar room. Nice!

Thank Catherine C

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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
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View
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?