Fresh Ipswich clams were on the menu and outstanding in fried clams. Heidi and her sister, Hannah provided warm, friendly service on a busy Mother’s Day. Our 1st time and we look forward to dining there again soon.
the service was excellent, the food very good. I loved that the server explained the type of oysters I had and their origin. Very good food. I look forward to returning and having the fish and chips my friends had.....the plate looked delicious. We had fun!
Always a hit! The chef and family offer up high-end seafood in an accessible way.
Very disappointed with the lobster roll. Not high quality lobster meat used on roll and serving was very small. Waitress was friendly and accommodating and suggested brussel sprouts which was very good.
my wife and I visited the Garbo's food truck before we were married, and absolutely fell in love with it. And with each other as a matter of fact. We had yet to visit since, not mainly due to our busy lives and not for lack of trying. Finally at our 5 year wedding anniversary we made the time and budgeted for what would be a romantic and special night out. Garbo's did not disappoint. The staff made the evening feel exceptional even without the knowledge of our anniversary. But once we broke the news to our waitress, she was genuinely excited that we chose Garbos's for our special date. She offered us complimentary champagne (which we obviously accepted). The food was great. Having grown up on Cape Cod, I can safely say that this is some of the best atlantic seafood in all of Texas.
Food was great - service was great - lobster was cooked perfectly... I'm very allergic to wheat and they are very accommodating about preparing a lot of items gluten free.
Amazing restaurant! The food and service was amazing.
I’d been wanting to eat at Garbo’s for over a year—it was worth the wait! Service was great, the restaurant was bright and cheerful, and then the food..... oh my, oh my, the lobster was divine! Can’t wait to go back!
Great spot! Great Lobster rolls and clam chowder!
loved the food! will recommend to everyone
loved the food! will recommend to everyone
1) don’t sit non reservations that show up at the same time as reservations 1st and make the reservation wait 15 minutes.
2) staff was not enthusiastic — progressively getting worse each time we have gone.
3) paying $45 for the lobster tail special and having to sit there forking it out of the shell is a joke. It should have been removed from the shell and then placed back in for presentation.
We picked this place on a whim, and almost didn't go because how far away we live. Honestly — one of the best meals I've had in Texas, and we'll definitely be returning. Everything, from the appetizer to the main course, was impeccably seasoned, perfectly portioned, and well-serviced. The spacing felt a little cozy, but we didn't even notice because the food was so good and the staff took such care of us.
Excellent food that's only surpassed by the fabulous service! I highly recommend a visit - make sure you have dessert!
Just as good as the web site says. Fresh, wonderful lobster rolls, good draft beer, fries are awesome, same for the champagne vinaigrette dressing and the salad it came on!
Friendly, prompt service --will be back!
Lobster roll and shrimp roll were great. The bread was flat grilled and really good. Crispy brussel sprouts were delicious. Side salad was plentiful, properly dressed, but a little plain. Delicious key lime pie. Service was very good, attentive but not intrusive. Comfortable atmosphere, casual and not stuffy.
This little gem is so perfectly quaint! We enjoyed sharing plates and enjoying the atmosphere.
Scallops were divine! Fish and chips totally fresh, huge portion and beer batter is great.
saw Garbo's on Food Network feature--had to give it a try--it was awesome--and we drove in from Dripping Springs. Food was spectacular...service terrific!!
The first time we went it was delicious,must have a different cook.
Salad very plain spring mix with tomatoes,no onions or eggs plain.
I'm from N,H lobster was not delicious or thing I can compliment was the clam chowder not as good as mine.
Not worth my trip of miles to go again.
Sorry I wish it been better!
Great food at a good price. Would highly recommend. The clam chowder is awesome!
The crab cake appetizer and clam chowder were great. The lobster roll was very small and just ok. I thought the lobster roll was too pricy for what we got.
Great lobster rolls and bisque. Went for Valentine day lunch. Excellent lunch with dessert.
The waitress was very helpful and on top of tables, despite it being a holiday. The food and drinks were great and we'll definitely add this to our date night list of restaurants.
Very nice people and the food was great !
This was my second time at Garbo's. It was a family dinner with teens to grandparents. The food is fantastic. We spent a lot of money ( because we ordered a lot). This was a great opportunity for our young waitress to make a big tip. She was very sweet but not attentive. Drink glasses were empty, we requested our food come out in a certain order - it didn't. Some of us had to sit and wait until the others had finished their 1st order before we received ours. We tipped 20% but she could have earned much more.
We had panko fried shrimp, a Maine lobster roll, and a moon pie. The shrimp was hot and crispy, and there were 5 or 6 large shrimp in the basket. The lobster roll was tasty on a toasted bun. The fries were hot and tasty, not at all soggy. The moon pie was a little different than we expected but really a nice dessert for our lunch. I thought the shrimp basket was the better value.
Food was good, both in taste and quantity. Menu a little limited but you go here for what they have: New England style seafood. Service was very nice. Informal pleasant atmosphere. I enjoyed the meal and would definitely go back and try other things on the menu.
Garbo’s is one of our favorite seafood restaurants in Austin. The staff is always super friendly and the lobster rolls are definitely the best in town!
I loved the crab cakes and the lobster bisque. It’s in a strip mall , so pretty casual setting.
Garbo's is now a favorite. Service and food were tremendous! Lobster rolls are awesome! And that sauce on the special shrimp and mussels dish! We had to order more sauce we loved it so much. Everyone at garbos is outstanding!
The food was amazing! I was auth two friends. We shared the taste of Maine wth an added Connecticut roll first. It was so divine we each ordered another of our favorite roll. Simply divine! Definitely recommend to everyone.
Great place for a nice lunch or dinner reminiscent of a New England Dockside Cafe.
It never disappoints!
We adore this place. It’s our go-to for a holiday, celebration, or just when we want the best food in town!
I toke 2 friends who had never been to the restaurant. All three of us ordered dishes we would order again. The service was very pleasant and efficient.
Although we didn't need to make a reservation, I'm always pleased at the restaurants that accept them.
We started eating at the truck and was glad to find the restaurant. It is one our favorite places. Highly recommend as the food has been consistently excellent
So glad you were close to where I was staying for work. I had heard about Garbo's and decided to make the quick drive. The service was quick and friendly. The clam chowder was good but the Connecticut lobster roll was the star. I love that the roll was light and airy and melted away when bitten into so that you could savor the lobster. It was incredible! The key lime pie made in house was also a winner. So worth the hunt!
The food was outstanding! We’ll be back! The service was excellent and we just found out they have a pet friendly patio. We’ll bring our dog next time!
Awesome food, awesome service. Our little neighborhood secret.
Quick service, extremely kid friendly and the food was divine
Garbo’s was excellent! Lobster Bisque was superb. Great portion too, I️ ordered the cup, looked more like a bowl. My husband and I shared the Maine Lobster Roll, Crab Roll and Shrimp Roll. Yummy! So much food:) The service was great. We went in for lunch and were celebrating our anniversary. We will be back:-)