Thursday, October 22, 2015
George’s Bar & Restaurant (Atlanta, GA)
1041 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306
George’s Bar & Restaurant is an institution in Atlanta. It is a dark pub annex burger joint in the popular Virginia Heights area that has been “serving the best burgers and coldest beers in town since 1961.” It has classic sports bar food and beers, games on several televisions, but is not a real sports bar, as they play music in background (in their defense, it was 1980s Britpop). They are known for their burgers, which come in 1/4 lb and 1/2 lb, and in many (mostly) classic varieties. In addition to beef, they have veggie, black bean, turkey, and lamb patties.
I start with 10 Wings ($8.99), which are small but crunchy and meaty. the hit sauce is spicy and with some extra on the side it has a real kick.
Again at the advice of my waitress I get the intriguing Jalapeno Dijon Burger ($10.75), half pound, with French fries. The burger is very well prepared, but crunchy and smokey outside but full of flavor, the many jalapeños are fresh and kick ass, and the Dijon is sharp but smooth. The bun is wheat and soft. overall an excellent burger. The fries are fairly standard, but quite crunchy and soft inside.
Excellent burger joint!