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teddybare Oct 21, 2012 10:19 AM

East Coast Foodie going to be in the Bay area Friday night and wanted to try Johhny Garlics in Dublin.
Pro's or cons?

  1. Civil Bear Oct 22, 2012 01:02 AM

    I can't speak for the Dublin location, but the Santa Rosa location is mediocre at best. Definitely not Foodie material, particularly for the Bay Area.

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      tjinsf Oct 21, 2012 11:50 PM

      no. I had family visiting from South Carolina that just had to go there cause they just LOVE guy. the food was just wrong. breaded old seafood, food with sauces globbed on them. I didn't expect it to be amazing but at least edible would have been good. let's put it this way I've had better food at Olive Garden.

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        KatoK Oct 21, 2012 11:04 AM

        We went last month for lunch and shared the Ahi Tacos and the BBQ Chicken Salad. Both were good and the portion was generous. The kitchen had no issue with splitting the salad for us. We were there at about 1 on a Saturday and the room was almost empty. Service was okay, could have been a bit more attentive.
        Plenty of Food Network stuff on the walls.
        Overall it was slightly better than I expected and I would go back again but I wouldn't recommend it as a destination location.

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          vulber Oct 21, 2012 11:04 PM

          not for foodies by any stretch. i worked in dublin/pleasanton for a few years, and there isn't a whole lot there, unfortunately.

          three places that stand out though are ohgane in dublin (great all-around korean food), pamir (great afghan food), and koi garden (great dim sum)

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