Garlic Jim’s sets Junction opening date

Just got a comment way down inside our site from the people opening Garlic Jim’s Pizza in the Junction, and they mention the opening date they’re shooting for, so we’re moving up the comment to post it verbatim here:

It is great to hear some positive comments about
our new Garlic Jim's coming in March (March 20th)
to be exact. My wife Candice and I are excited
to open this has been a lot of hard
work. We will be open 11am-11pm (maybe later if
there is demand for it)7 days a week. Candice
and I have lived in West Seattle for a few years
now and love it here. Hopefully we will see
some of you soon. Thanks, Ryan

34 Replies to "Garlic Jim's sets Junction opening date"

  • Parking? January 18, 2007 (10:06 pm)

    where will the delivery drivers park?

  • Ryan January 18, 2007 (11:16 pm)

    Drivers will use the alley behind our space.

  • The House January 19, 2007 (6:38 am)

    What’s the delivery area?

  • Administrator January 19, 2007 (6:49 am)

    House, you read our mind. Exactly what we want to know. We were happy when Pagliacci came to WS but for 10 years now our hopes they would deliver to the south end have remained unfulfilled, and they’ve lost out on more than a few bucks from us because of it.

  • Jiggers January 19, 2007 (8:12 am)

    I hate to be a party pooper but do we really need another Pizza spot around here? There are too many Pizza and Mexican joints already, no wonder why so many fatso’s living in West Seattle.

  • MargL January 19, 2007 (9:17 am)

    If they cover the same delivery area as Papa John’s (we can get pizza down south of Roxbury and 35th) then I’ll be a customer.

  • The House January 19, 2007 (9:29 am)

    Jiggers, you always make me laugh. Yeah, we do have alot of Pizza places (some good ones), some Mexican (they all stink(. What I always feel that we lack is a good place to get a fresh sub. Our only choices are Subway and the Sub Shops at Westwood (that place has employees that have absolutely the worst attitudes).

  • Ryan January 19, 2007 (10:56 am)

    We are working out our delivery area now. Usually you do not want to deliver much more than 10 minutes away from the store. The other night I could drive from the Junction to 35th and Barton during rush hour traffic in about 8 minutes. Our goal is to deliver a pizza in about 30 minutes from when the order is received to the door. Typically it takes about 20 minutes to get the pizza out the door of the shop. We want to be sure to deliver a quality product and the longer it takes to get the pizza to the customer the more the pizza loses its quality. For customers that are outside of the delivery area we invite you to join us at the restaurant for dine-in. We will have four beers on tap plus some other bottled beers, some local wines, an expanded menu, and flat screen tv’s at each booth. It should be a fun dine-in experience.

  • Parking? January 19, 2007 (10:57 am)

    “Drivers will use the alley behind our space”

    At last check there is room for two cars behind that space. My fear is that delivery drivers will occupy street parking on California and adversely impact surrounding businesses. And what about delivery drivers racing up & down the alley? We have senior citizens crossing that alley to obtain services at the WS Senior Center. Delivery trucks continually block the alley during the day. California Ave in the Junction is a lousy spot for an active delivery-centered business.

  • MargL January 19, 2007 (10:58 am)

    The last time I went to the Sub Shop at Westwood the 2 teenage counter-boys were busy juggling (literally, juggling) bags of chips while a grocery cart full of garbage (that they were presumably going to take out before closing) sat in the middle of the dining area. I’ve pretty much written that place off as an option.

  • MAS January 19, 2007 (11:17 am)

    I’m with MargL, if they deliver to the south end of WS, I’ll be ordering up. House, where are the good delivery Pizzas in West Seattle? Pagliacci doesn’t count, since they only deliver as far as they can actually _throw_ a pizza.

  • Angela January 19, 2007 (11:54 am)

    Try the Sub Shop #9 on California at Graham – they have the best subs in our area. Try a Full Boat – my favorite. They slice the meat and cheese fresh for each sub. Obviously, one of my favorite take out places – dare I even say they are a speed dial on my cell… ;-)

  • Eric January 19, 2007 (12:14 pm)

    Full Boat is the best! But #9 isn’t as good as it used to be (15 or more years ago).

    Garlic Jim’s pizza is great! I would prefer Pags, but Garlic Jim’s has got to be #2.


  • add January 19, 2007 (12:46 pm)

    Rumor has it that Pagliacci will deliver south of Morgan if they aren’t too busy – all you have to do is ask. Haven’t tried this yet but our neighbors have.

    I also like the Sub Shop on California – the only place around that actually makes real East Coast style subs (hoagies)!!

  • Administrator January 19, 2007 (1:36 pm)

    We HAVE asked … every single time we call for an order (less often these days), when they say ‘pickup at west seattle tonight?’ we say ‘yes unless you’ve changed your delivery area lately, we would prefer delivery’ then they check our address and say ‘nope.’ Really maddening. We are all of maybe 2 and a half miles away.

  • Ryan January 19, 2007 (2:14 pm)

    The few spaces we have in the alley will be adequate for our drivers. If we have more than two drivers sitting around for extended periods of time then we are not staffing accordingly and losing money. The pizza delivery business is usually very predictable. Therefore drivers should be in and out of the store within a few minutes. As for the safety issue…any driver who is reckless will not be employed very long. We simply can’t afford to tolerate it. I appreciate your concerns and comments and we will work hard to exceed your expectations. Thanks.

  • Chidz January 19, 2007 (3:19 pm)

    Are you kid friendly? We were excited to see Talarico open in the Junction and then were shocked when they didn’t allow kids. How can you have a pizza joint excluding kids?

  • Jan S. January 19, 2007 (4:39 pm)

    My favorite pizza place for delivery is Luciano’s located right next to the Admiral Theater. They have a wonderful menu, top notch pizza, salads, pasta dishes, sandwiches, desserts, AND they deliver all the way to Arbor Heights – a friend gets it and she’s at 37th and 110th SW.
    Amante’s delivers, too, and I’m pretty sure they will deliver south of the Morgan street junction.

  • Ray January 19, 2007 (5:41 pm)

    The owners of this franchise seem like super-nice people, but do we really want or need another chain restaurant in West Seattle? Even one that purveys so-called “gourmet” pizza?

  • Ryan January 19, 2007 (5:44 pm)

    Please bring the kids…we are all about family! Additionally I agree that Amante and Luciano’s is a great pizza. Hopefully some of you will agree that Garlic Jim’s will be a good alternative every once and a while. Thanks.

  • Ryan January 19, 2007 (6:40 pm)

    True we are a chain pizza place like Amante and Pagliacci, but my wife and I are local West Seattle people, Garlic Jim’s is also a local company, and all we can hope for is that you give us a chance and keep an open mind. Thanks.

  • Eric January 19, 2007 (7:34 pm)

    Give the guy a break – this is not like having Godfathers or Dominos move into the neighborhood. Plus, their pizza is great!

  • MargL January 20, 2007 (9:14 am)

    Plus how can you go wrong with Garlic in the name… Mmmmm garlic!

  • bobyk January 20, 2007 (9:32 am)

    I just found this thread of comments and was delighted to read down through and find Luciano’s and Sub Shop #9 getting good comments. In our opinion both offer terrific product and service. As for Amante, we only tried it once and agreed that it was perhaps the worst pizza we had ever tasted. We’ve heard great things about the Garlic Jim’s product and are happy to have another alternative, as long as they deliver to Bereridge Place Pub.

  • Tish January 20, 2007 (2:49 pm)

    I too am frustrated with Pagliacci’s limited delivery area (I lived on 35th and Holden–less than 10 minutes away). While I love the variety and creative combinations Pagliacci’s has to offer, I don’t always have the free time necessary to drive down to the junction when I want a slice of really good pizza. If Garlic Jim’s plans to deliver to my area, I’ll happily switch. After all, who doesn’t love garlic?

  • T January 24, 2007 (10:48 am)

    Luciano’s, which is miles further north, delivers happily and promptly to me on Southern. Pagliacci–well, you know the story. I’ll stick with the tasty ‘za from Luciano’s, who also make grinders!

  • trace January 24, 2007 (11:50 am)

    We live one short block south of Morgan and have tried for years to get Pagliacci’s to deliver to us! We’ve contacted them numerous times to ask them to reconsider their delivery area, usually with no reponse. They’ve also told us if they aren’t busy they might deliver to us, but when we check the answer is always no. It’s made us think about the old Seinfeld episode where Elaine uses the custodial closet across the street to get her Chinese food delivered. Should we walk the half block to Morgan and stand on the sidewalk to get delivery? I love Pag’s and we eat at their Q Anne location pretty often, but am looking forward to trying Garlic Jim’s and they’ll get our business if they’re good and they deliver south of Morgan!

  • stevie January 30, 2007 (1:18 pm)

    To the new owners: When can we talk about employment? Where to inquire/with whom?

  • Jane February 3, 2007 (11:50 am)

    It’s nice to stumble upon this thread re: pizza in W. Seattle. I live in Delridge, in a house not far from Genesee St., and I can’t get Pagliacci’s to deliver even though I live a total of 3 miles away. Amanti’s doesn’t deliver either, but at least if I go pick up there I can order, go have a glass of wine in Beato (formerly 02) and go home in a good mood with a decent pie. Bravo any lobbying for a widened delivery area from any and all pizzerias here.

  • kristin February 11, 2007 (3:39 pm)

    where in the junction is Garlic Jims going to be?

  • Administrator February 11, 2007 (3:56 pm)

    It’s just north of Quidnunc, where First Mutual Bank used to be before they opened a new standalone location a few blocks north.

  • Mick February 15, 2007 (12:34 pm)

    I like the subshop in the Westwood village. Usually the employees are good and the hot subs are great.

  • David February 26, 2007 (11:48 am)


    I love Garlic Jim’s pizza! I can’t wait to have a Garlic Jim’s in West Seattle. March 20th is still the opening date, right?

  • Nichole March 1, 2007 (9:47 am)

    I have heard nothing but great things about Garlic Jim’s Pizza and think it will be great to have one in West Seattle. Regardless of how many other pizza places there are, they all offer something the other’s don’t and I’m sure Garlic Jim’s will too. However, with three kids it would be nice to get one that delivers to Arbor Heights (which is still considered West Seattle). We are 112th and Marine View Dr and Papa John’s is the only one that will come up here!–We are willing to wait longer too…

    Also, for sub sandwiches, Sub Shop #9 is by far the best around. I haven’t noticed any decline and we have been going since it opened up. We’ve gotten terribly sick from the Westwood Sub Shop and when we called to tell them they just said, “what do you want us to do about it?”

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