Castroville, California: Giant Artichoke Team Field Report

11261 Merritt St., Castroville, CA
Next to Highway 156 and Main St.
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Artichoke statue.

Giant Artichoke
A healthy-sized tribute -- 20-ft. tall -- to a local crop and specialty at the Giant Artichoke Restaurant. Report...

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Giant Artichoke

Great stop only because we were driving relatively in that direction / on that road anyway. Made for a great photo!

[Alison, 09/12/2017]


Giant Artichoke

This was amazing. Fruit and veg stand, as well as The Giant Artichoke restaurant, with a variety of artichoke dishes. Great souvenirs!

[Ariana, 01/05/2016]

Giant Artichoke sign.

Giant Artichoke

The 20-foot-tall artichoke makes the detour worthwhile. But the farmer's market and deep-fried artichokes make the Giant Artichoke restaurant a nice place to stop and rest on a road trip.

[Mary Cancilla, 04/03/2013]


Giant Artichoke

At the Giant Artichoke Restaurant (where else?). We didn't have time to stop to eat, but a sign advertises french fried artichoke that can be ordered to go, and can be ordered with espresso.

[Steve, 01/29/2013]

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