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Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine

2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
+1 970-641-2493
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have visited Garlic Mike's several times over the last 10 years as we vacation nearby. Always great food and atmosphere!

Thank drwillie78
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It's nice to hear that we are your favorite restaurant year after year. My family has our list of must go to places on vacation. It makes me feel good that we are yours. See you next year?

Reviewed 5 days ago

Most of the people in our party said their food was excellent, I didn't care for my spaghetti & meatballs. We ate in the outdoor area and we could see the river rushing by, as well as pretty landscaping.

Thank Sherry B
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We scored a 10, almost! We thank you for joining us. Next, ask for me. I will personally choose something for you!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Mike's might be a fav of tourists, or even of some locals, but I've crossed it off my list of places to eat in Gunnison. I'll get to the food in a minute, but you need to know this place does not have air conditioning....More

Thank Rob W
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Let me start by saying, wild caught does NOT mean local. Does our wild caught shrimp come from Blue Mesa? Reviews can be funny. The EXACT SAME items you thought were so terrible, other reviewers raved about. You know what they say about opinions... Perhaps...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food nice ambiance, with bar down on the river. The Calamari was some of the best I've ever had, very light reading and great sauce.

Thank Rick G
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are VERY proud of our calamari. Freshly coated and fried golden brown. Great for sharing! Thank you! Our River Bar JUST opened. Stay tuned. It's getting better!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked this restaurant because of the reviews and it was only a couple of miles from our hotel, The Comfort Inn. So glad we did. Christian, the head waiter let us choose our table and was a very humerous but courtious host. As a brit,...More

Thank Moonraker2205
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We LOVE banter!! Especially British!! Christian told me how fun you were! Glad you enjoyed the meals and the humor! Safe travels!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We first ate at Garlic Mike's 5 years ago and it was very good. Fast forward 5 years and I'm back in Gunnison and I can't wait to go back. I wish I hadn't. The garlic fries I loved so much were very, very salty....More

Thank bayoulady
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I appreciate your feedback. We've had no other negative feedback regarding the lasagna, and especially the Garlic Fries. Our sauce is far from coming out of a can. Perhaps you were having a bad day and you decided after being unhappy with your appetizer, that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right on the scenic Gunnison river, the owner and chef learned Italian cooking the right way...from Mom. Wait person Lacy helped us pick great selections of Portobello mushroom salad and spaghetti with meatballs & sausage. Great portion but had no room for scrumptious dessert menu....More

Thank mike a
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining us. Our grilled portabello has been a great addition, especially for vegetarians. It cooks up like a steak. Grazie!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a charming small restaurant on the outskirts of Gunnison CO. it is about three miles out of town towards Crested Butte. Cross the bridge and it is on the right. The outside was not fancy but the food was very good. We happened...More

Thank KiKiBug
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We always hear that from the outside one wouldn't expect what's on the inside! People say we belong on Diners, Drive Inns and Dives! You must check out our NEW River Bar. It's an Oaisis! Thanks for joining us and taking the time to write...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great place to gather with friends, enjoy some Italian food, awesome wine and beers then this is the place to stop. Went here to have dinner twice once before an elk hunt and once after both times I was...More

Thank Wesley S
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Funny you said how BIG the portions were. I just responded to a post about our portions being small! Glad you were happy! Thanks for coming!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family just ate there. They have great food and service. The also have a great wine selection. An average entree is $14-25. They have some covered and heated outdoor seating. The entree size is average to the small side so you could enjoy a...More

Thank NC1hiker
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. However, I've never heard of our portions being small-unless you ordered from our LIGHTER FARE, which means lighter. Usually people take their unfinished entrees home to make room for dessert. Thanks for joining us!

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Dale M
What is the address?
26 October 2015|
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Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
Highway 135 on way to Crested Butte. About three miles out of Gunnison on right side of road near bridge over the Gunnison River.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 31
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Gunnison
  • Phone Number: +1 970-641-2493
  • E-mail
Description
Located just 3 miles morth of town on the Gunnison River. East coast Italian Cuisine featuring pasta, seafood, chicken and veal and traditional Italian fare and non traditional daily specials. Creative cocktails and wine list. Dine al fresco style on our covered, heated patio in summer, or a fireside table in winter. Featured on the Travel Channels "Food Paradise"-"Garlic Paradise. A tourists and locals favorite for over 20 years.
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