Road to Garlic

Looking to get yourself some genuine Gilroy garlic? Just follow the Road to Garlic to find all the best restaurants, shops, and other great garlic experiences right here in the Garlic Capital of the World!

Note: You’ll never be able to do this all in just one day! Plan to stay a night or two in one of our hotels or RV parks so you can get your fill and enjoy a great Gilroy getaway.

 

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Garlic Dining

Black Bear Diner

395 Leavesley Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

Hearty portions of delicious, home-style country cooking, delivered with friendly service that consistently exceeds expectation.

Café 152 Bread Company

60 Fourth Street, Suite 4
Gilroy, CA 95020

Café 152 Bread Company is a warm and inviting place with a seasonal menu that includes sandwiches, salads, and fresh baked goods. Everything is fresh, local, and light, with communal tables so customers can enjoy being part of a larger community.

Café 152 Burger Company

8401 Church Street, Suite 1
Gilroy, CA 95020

Proud to be your locally owned neighborhood burger cafe serving locally fresh and natural foods. Menu includes the All-American Hamburger and gourmet classics alongside signature sides. We're sure you will taste the difference. Below is an additional listng of what is available on the menu:

  • Handmade Certified Angus Beef Chuck Burgers
  • Fresh Locally Baked Buns
  • Locally Grown Produce
  • Fresh Cut Fries and Onion Rings
  • Real Handmade Hardpack Ice Cream Milkshakes

Café Thyme

433 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Rustic, comfortable, elegant atmosphere serving seasonal California Cuisine and classic favorites.

Claddagh Irish Restaurant & Pub

1300 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Munchies, soups & salads, sandwiches, burgers, entrees, pastas & house specials! Lots of room with TVs all around and a full bar!

Garlic City Café

7461 Monterey Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the menu there are fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches and tasty cream of garlic soup. Garlic ice cream is also available! Open 7 days a week (no dinner served on Sundays and Mondays)

Ginger Café

8657 San Ysidro Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Ginger Cafe is a family-run restaurant specializing in fresh and seasonal cuisine. Rooted in the Chinese culinary tradition and inspired by food from Southeast Asian regions and locally available ingredients, Ginger Cafe offers a diverse, fresh and flavorful menu.

Little India

1340 First Street, Suite A
Gilroy, CA 95020

Specializing in Indian Cuisine. Little India believes quick and good service is key to a good business and they will go the extra mile to fulfill every customers needs.

Mama Mia's Ristorante

1360 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Mama Mia's is a favorite place for all to meet for lunch or dinner with both inside and outside dining. Their menu has wonderful Italian dishes.  If you are in the mood for "Garlic", Mama Mia's has a special menu that features dishes from the Gilroy Garlic Festival. So even if you are not here during the 3-day festival in July, you can still get a flavor of some of the dishes they serve there!

Mr. Hong's

1210 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Their menu includes Chinese fast food, buffet style.

Ninja Sushi

715 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Great sushi and a great atmosphere. Come have a drink and enjoy sushi!

O.D's Kitchen

28 Martin Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

O.D.'s was founded by Don and Diana O'Donoghue using good, old family recipes. The restaurant is now maintained by their sons: Mike, Mark, and Bryan.  Come on in and taste what all the fuss is about.

Old City Hall Restaurant

7400 Monterey Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

This restaurant is located in downtown’s grandest and most iconic landmark and features breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try one of the numerous garlic-laced dishes on the menu!

Pineapple Village

769 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Come enjoy Southeast Asian Gourmet. They have a great lunch special and friendly staff!

Sushi Omakase

6905 Camino Arroyo, Suite 50
Gilroy, CA 95020

Sushi Omakase specializes in serving rare, high quality and traditional food prepared by experienced Japanese chefs in a lively environment or for catering and parties.

The Milias Restaurant

7397 Monterey Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Voted one of the Best Burgers in Silicon Valley by MyTown Magazine, The Milias is an anchor in Gilroy’s historic downtown district. With a unique cowboy-motif horseshoe cocktail lounge and an adjoining spacious dining room which has served generations of Gilroyans for years, diners today will be delighted with the unique and friendly atmosphere at The Milias Restaurant. Surrounded by the aura and tradition of one of Gilroy’s oldest and most respected dining establishments, food lovers of today will be charmed by the presentation of fine cuisine and professional service at this old but new Gilroy landmark.

Victoria's Mexican Restaurant

757 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Victoria's Restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1983.  They have a wide variety of homemade authentic mexican entrees.  Wednesday's famous Albondigas soup is fabulous!  On Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy a nice warm bowl of fresh menudo soup. You will always leave Victoria's feeling like a part of the familia!

Westside Grill

8080 Santa Teresa Blvd, Suite 100
Gilroy, CA 95020

The Westside Grill is a family-owned, neighborhood restaurant with a menu of favorites, an ever-changing list of daily specials, a full bar and a friendly staff. It's just right, whether you're looking for a delicious dinner, a late night drink with friends, or omelettes and pancakes for breakfast on the weekend. The Westside Grill is open 7 evenings a week for dinner, Monday through Friday for lunch and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Garlic Drinks

Golden State Brew & Grill

7560 Monterey Road, Suite 100
Gilroy, CA 95020

At Golden State Brew & Grill, creating a great beer demands the blend of knowledge and passion. Knowledge is understanding the capability of the ingredients. Passion is derived from never settling for regular or common flavors and charging to exceed expectations. You’ll soon discover the absolute perfection of drinking a craft beer at the source. Our philosophy is to make great beer, have fun, and care about our community!

Rapazzini Winery

4350 Monterey Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020

Rapazzini Wine is "wine you like". We give you something extra in every bottle of wine. Wine that has been properly aged and is ready to drink. Delicious small lots of California wines are the specialty of this boutique Rapazzini Winery.

Garlic Experiences

Garlic Capital of the World Mural

Fifth Street and Monterey Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Garlic Capital of the World mural is located in downtown Gilroy, on the south wall of the Gardner South County Health Center, at the intersection of Monterey Street and Fifth Street.

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

3050 Hecker Pass Hwy
Gilroy, CA 95020

There simply isn’t any other amusement park quite like Gilroy Gardens! Staying true to the vision of founder Michael Bonfante, the park features over 40 fun rides and attractions amongst majestic gardens and thousands of trees in a truly beautiful and unique setting.

Gilroy Garlic Festival

7050 Miller Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Officially recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ as the World’s Largest Garlic Festival, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is held each year on the last full weekend of July. The 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be held on July 26, 27, and 28, 2019 at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California.

Gilroy Historic Paseo

7453 Monterey Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

The Gilroy Historic Paseo is a pathway that conveniently connects the shops and restaurants on Monterey Street with adjacent free parking lots. As you stroll through the Paseo, take a moment to look at the historic murals and interpretative panels to learn more about the city’s storied past, from the Early Settlers and roots of Agriculture through The Cowboy Era, the growth of Commerce and Hospitality, and of course, Gilroy’s long love affair with Garlic. (Located on Monterey Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets in downtown Gilroy)

Gilroy Museum

195 Fifth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

The Gilroy Museum is housed in the historic 1910 Carnegie Library Building, the result of a $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. The classic revival style building was designed by well-known California architect William H. Weeks and stands on a former tennis court, the gift of local benefactress Caroline A. Hoxett. The Gilroy Public Library opened on July 27, 1910, and remained there until 1975, when it moved to its current location at 6th and Rosanna streets.

Garlic Gift & Goodies

Ashford’s Heirlooms

7547 Monterey Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

Antiques & collectibles featuring fresh, local garlic and garlic related gifts. Open Tuesday-Sunday

Casa de Fruta

10021 Pacheco Pass Highway
Hollister, CA 95023

Select fresh off-the-farm garlic and other vegetables. Premium dried fruit and nuts.

Collective Past

7495 Monterey Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Garbo's Antiques

7565 Monterey Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Garlic City Embroidery Studio

7550 Monterey Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

We provide personalized embroidery & embellishment products and services. We customize apparel and accessories by adding unique decorations.

Garlic Shoppe

4310 Monterey Hwy.
Gilroy, CA 95020

Garlic gadgets, cookbooks, posters and much more; numerous hot pepper sauces to choose from.

Garlic World

4800 Monterey Highway
(On northbound side of Hwy 101)
Gilroy, CA 95020

Garlic World is a unique combination of fruit stand, gourmet food store, and gift shop. The store’s specialty is garlic (in every way, shape and form imaginable), but you can also find fresh produce, dried fruits, nuts, honey, preserves, Gilroy wines, gifts, and cookbooks.

Gilroy Welcome Center

8155-6 Arroyo Circle
Gilroy, CA 95020
Located in Gilroy Premium Outlets
Building A (close to Forever 21)

Whether you’re just visiting Gilroy for the day or plan to stay awhile, make the Gilroy Welcome Center your first stop in town. Our staff can provide helpful maps and guides to help you make the most of your time in Gilroy!

We’re also a great place to shop for unique Gilroy gifts and souvenirs. Be sure to ask for a free “Gilroy Goodie Bag,” which includes fun mementos and coupon offerings from local wineries.

Leedo Art & Framing

7436 Monterey Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Leedo Art & Framing custom frame shop offers a wide range of beautiful mats, mouldings, glass, and top-quality services, all at reasonable prices.

LJB Farms

585 Fitzgerald Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046

LJB Farms personifies traditional farming the way it was intended to be, meaning that the fruit and vegetables get picked naturally; when nature ripens them on the vine.

Nob Hill Foods

777 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

The Nimble Thimble

7550 Monterey Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

A charming little quilt shop offering the beginning or accomplished quilter a unique resource for fabric, books, patterns, classes and gifts. In- house Long-Arm Quilting, Custom Embroidery and Gourmet Garlic Products and Gifts are also offered. This unique specialty shop is open on the following days:

  • Monday-Friday: 10AM - 5PM
  • Saturday: 10AM - 4PM
  • Closed on Sundays

Garlic Ice Cream

Fifth Street Coffee Roasting Co.

7501 Monterey Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

At their coffee bar, they brew their coffee with intention and innovation, viewing coffee as both an art and a science. Yet, whether you are a coffee enthusiast, or simply a thirsty traveler, Fifth Street Coffee promises unparalleled hospitality and a delicious beverage.

Garlic City Café

7461 Monterey Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the menu there are fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches and tasty cream of garlic soup. Garlic ice cream is also available! Open 7 days a week (no dinner served on Sundays and Mondays)

Garlic Shoppe

4310 Monterey Hwy.
Gilroy, CA 95020

Garlic gadgets, cookbooks, posters and much more; numerous hot pepper sauces to choose from.

Garlic World

4800 Monterey Highway
(On northbound side of Hwy 101)
Gilroy, CA 95020

Garlic World is a unique combination of fruit stand, gourmet food store, and gift shop. The store’s specialty is garlic (in every way, shape and form imaginable), but you can also find fresh produce, dried fruits, nuts, honey, preserves, Gilroy wines, gifts, and cookbooks.

LJB Farms

585 Fitzgerald Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046

LJB Farms personifies traditional farming the way it was intended to be, meaning that the fruit and vegetables get picked naturally; when nature ripens them on the vine.

Pacheco Pass Produce

850 Pacheco Pass Hwy
GilroyCA 95020

Superb quality fruits and vegetables as well as other specialty items and don't forget to try the garlic ice cream.