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Mar 6, 2008 07:25 AM

Garden Catering -- Lower Fairfield

See where they're opening new deli next to Bobby V's in Stamford, replacing the ill conceived Victory.

They're elsewhere in Westchester and Ct. Hows the chow? And how fast the service ... hopefully not at Katie's speed (or lack thereof)

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  1. Wasn't there a Garden Catering previously in Stamford? I could swear I ate at one a few years back near Lord & Taylor.

    Anyway, I've been to the Port Chester one a number of times for the chicken nuggets. The seasoning stuff you can sprinkle on it is pretty tasty. I don't really know what, if anything, they have aside from fried food.

    1. Much bigger fan of Chicken Joe's on the Post Road in Cos Cob . . . former Garden Catering location, but now run independently

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      1. re: vegas

        Isn't there a garden catering on High Ridge near Vine st and Turn of river Hardware..?

        1. re: wm3

          yes, there's one there next to the Dunkin Donuts. There are a bunch of garden catering scattered between Staamford and Port chester.

          If you have a hankering for fried chicken pieces, it's a good place to go. I go probably once a year. I like getting the special, with a light dusting of their season. Other than that, not sure what else people would get there.

        2. re: vegas

          How is the chicken different at Chicken Joe's then Garden Catering? What else do they have? What do you order their?

        3. I don't really get the Garden Catering attraction. It must be me, though, because there's always a line. Everything in there is fried and the place doesn't look that clean (OG location).

          The one thing I can vouch for is the fried chicken. Got a whole tray of it for a tailgate once and it was delish.

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          1. re: lisette

            Totally agree, the health departments isn't looking very close, the help are very rude and the food is not good at all.

          2. We have one in Mamaroneck - went once and never went back. Lots of fried stuff all of which was rather greasy, chili was so highly spice it was barely edible and we like spice. It was also very fatty and greasy. Location wasn't very clean. Seemed more like a place high school kids go to get a greasy burger or a hot dog. Maybe other locations are better but I'm not game to try.

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            1. re: laylag

              I', with you - been there in the Glenville/Byram area of Greenwich and do not see the lure. the nuggets were nothing special.

              1. re: laylag

                I go to the one in Mamaroneck all the time. Why do you think everything is fried? They have a full-service deli with wraps, sandwiches, salads, etc. I get some very tasty wraps and sandwiches there all of the time.

                I enjoy the special. The nuggets are meaty and the price can't be beat. It's a nice cheap meal if I feel like something naughty.

                1. re: Avalondaughter

                  We were there getting take-out for dinner Avalon and wanted hot food so weren't interested in the salads and wraps at the time. Anyway, as I said, the experience wasn't very good and not that fresh so that was that.

                  When we do get wraps we go to the place on Palmer in Larchmont. They close too early for dinner time. Since we eat salads almost daily at home as meals or with meals we don't usually seek them when getting take-out. Because of your rec I'll keep it in mind in the future if we are in need of a take-out salad or wrap and don't want to drive to Larchmont.