George's Restaurant & Bar

★★★★☆
A local hub for lovers of cheap beer,great burgers and a comfortable, down-to-earth atmosphere.
  • 1041 N Highland Ave NE

    Atlanta, GA 30306

    Cross street: Near Virginia Ave., Virginia-Highland/Little Five Points

    Map & Directions
  • 404-892-3648

About George's Restaurant & Bar

Hours
Mon-Thu 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat 11:30pm-12am Sun 12:00pm-9:30pm

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The burgers were toothsome! It's a really nice place to hang out and service was awesome.

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★★★★☆

The burgers were toothsome! It's a really nice place to hang out and service was awesome.

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I loved the burger they served. The patty was huge and the taste was amazing. The staff was accomodating and the service was prompt. I absolutely want to go back.

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★★★★☆

I loved the burger they served. The patty was huge and the taste was amazing. The staff was accomodating and the service was prompt. I absolutely want to go back.

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Quintessential Virginia Highlands bar/restaurant. I go there to sit outside (when I can get a seat) and enjoy a little sunshine, people watching and a pretty good lunch.

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★★★★★

Quintessential Virginia Highlands bar/restaurant. I go there to sit outside (when I can get a seat) and enjoy a little sunshine, people watching and a pretty good lunch.

Pros: Very good food; great people watching

Cons: small outdoor space

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Many people think of this bar as dingy, but, to be fair, it is so dark in the back part that it is difficult to tell what is covering everything, so i say, give them the benefit of the doubt.

George's has great burgers, there's no question, and also, immensely difficult trivia. The only downside is Wednesday, when the place is filled with joggers. These people gleefully tell you how far they ran to get there. I can only assume that this is due to the difficulty finding parking around George's (hint: park on Vance or in front of the fire station, there are very few fires these days).

But I came here to speak to you about the burger. So good. And chew slowly, gives you time to think about the trivia answers, and it will make the joggers wait longer for a table. I am giving it 4 starts instead of 5 because means ""Run, Don't Walk"" and I want to discourage that type of behavior.

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★★★★☆

Many people think of this bar as dingy, but, to be fair, it is so dark in the back part that it is difficult to tell what is covering everything, so i say, give them the benefit of the doubt.

George's has great burgers, there's no question, and also, immensely difficult trivia. The only downside is Wednesday, when the place is filled with joggers. These people gleefully tell you how far they ran to get there. I can only assume that this is due to the difficulty finding parking around George's (hint: park on Vance or in front of the fire station, there are very few fires these days).

But I came here to speak to you about the burger. So good. And chew slowly, gives you time to think about the trivia answers, and it will make the joggers wait longer for a table. I am giving it 4 starts instead of 5 because means ""Run, Don't Walk"" and I want to discourage that type of behavior.

Pros: Great burger; ambiance right out of ""All the Right Moves""

Cons: Joggers. Please go shower.

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.....I would say the place needs a bit of an overhaul. Felt kind of gross. But for what the place is, it was fine.

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★★★☆☆

.....I would say the place needs a bit of an overhaul. Felt kind of gross. But for what the place is, it was fine.

Pros: Cheap, Fast.

Cons: Low Quality, Dingy

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Best burgers in Atlanta, great dive place in the VA Highlands to take your kids. Even better during the summer, when havin a burger and a brew can't be beat!

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★★★★☆

Best burgers in Atlanta, great dive place in the VA Highlands to take your kids. Even better during the summer, when havin a burger and a brew can't be beat!

Pros: Juicy Burgers, kids welcome

Cons: A bit dark and dingy

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George's, the Vortex, and Ann's Hamburger stand are my three favorites in Atlanta for burgers.\r
All make a good homestyle burger, like those cooked in the old days by mom. BIg, juicy, good sized bun and just about anything you want on them. I like to pick my own stuff, but roasted red bell pepper adds a lot to mine, along with red onion.

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George's, the Vortex, and Ann's Hamburger stand are my three favorites in Atlanta for burgers.\r
All make a good homestyle burger, like those cooked in the old days by mom. BIg, juicy, good sized bun and just about anything you want on them. I like to pick my own stuff, but roasted red bell pepper adds a lot to mine, along with red onion.

Pros: Easy to find and on the main drag in Virginia Highlands

Cons: Parking can be hard to find

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George's is a great place for top notch bar food. Burgers, tuna melts, cheese fries are all great. Good selection of beers and wines, great prices, outdoor seating when weather permits. Bring your dog, they are welcome just outside of the patio area. Doggies love people watching too!

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★★★☆☆

George's is a great place for top notch bar food. Burgers, tuna melts, cheese fries are all great. Good selection of beers and wines, great prices, outdoor seating when weather permits. Bring your dog, they are welcome just outside of the patio area. Doggies love people watching too!

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George's is a great place to go if you are in the mood for a fabulous burger! They have wonderful vegetarian options as well; I am in love with their black bean burger! They have such a variety of toppings and give you the option to choose whether you would like a beef, black bean, veggie, or turkey patty. They have a variety of other menu items that are great, but I stick to the burgers. This place is very inexpensive too!

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★★★★★

George's is a great place to go if you are in the mood for a fabulous burger! They have wonderful vegetarian options as well; I am in love with their black bean burger! They have such a variety of toppings and give you the option to choose whether you would like a beef, black bean, veggie, or turkey patty. They have a variety of other menu items that are great, but I stick to the burgers. This place is very inexpensive too!

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I love George's. The family atmosphere is the best in town. I always see people I know. The service is great but it's not the Ritz. What you get at George's is normal food and certainly a malted beverage. I like to get the Char Grilled Chicken sandwich with swiss and coleslaw on the side. And a beer in a bottle. How normal is that? I love it. It's fun to get organic buffalo mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes and purple basil, etc. (Floataway Cafe.) but I can't do that every day.\r
When I need to see friends, unwind, walk around and see the shops, go to Paolo's for gelato and take the kids.\r
That's where I love George's. Don't miss this very traditional Atlanta restaurant. When you finally go, you'll say - What was I waiting for? This is great!\r

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★★★★★

I love George's. The family atmosphere is the best in town. I always see people I know. The service is great but it's not the Ritz. What you get at George's is normal food and certainly a malted beverage. I like to get the Char Grilled Chicken sandwich with swiss and coleslaw on the side. And a beer in a bottle. How normal is that? I love it. It's fun to get organic buffalo mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes and purple basil, etc. (Floataway Cafe.) but I can't do that every day.\r
When I need to see friends, unwind, walk around and see the shops, go to Paolo's for gelato and take the kids.\r
That's where I love George's. Don't miss this very traditional Atlanta restaurant. When you finally go, you'll say - What was I waiting for? This is great!\r

Pros: Great people. Fine food.

Cons: Too far to walk from my house.

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I've been going to George's for years, live in the area. It is always great service and food. The burgers are the best in Atlanta. Family friendly. Also, runners gather here after their run on Wed. nights. Nice outdoor seating for summer, spring and fall.

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★★★★★

I've been going to George's for years, live in the area. It is always great service and food. The burgers are the best in Atlanta. Family friendly. Also, runners gather here after their run on Wed. nights. Nice outdoor seating for summer, spring and fall.

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This place is a great place to got after a walk or a run in the Highlands for a burger and fries. It is a downhome bar with a laid back atmosphere. Very cheap too!

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★★★★☆

This place is a great place to got after a walk or a run in the Highlands for a burger and fries. It is a downhome bar with a laid back atmosphere. Very cheap too!

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Fantastic burgers- they come in two sizes so you don't have to have a huge burger if you don't need it. Ice cold beer. Best service anywhere in the Highlands. Great sides.

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★★★★★

Fantastic burgers- they come in two sizes so you don't have to have a huge burger if you don't need it. Ice cold beer. Best service anywhere in the Highlands. Great sides.

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This is a great, low-key neighborhood bar where the locals go for cold beer and great bugers and bar food. The weekly trivia is fun, and I've gone a few times with the weekly running group on Wednesdays. It's the only place I've ever gone where the staff recognized me and learned my name. It still captures the laidback feel of the Va-Highlands.

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★★★★★

This is a great, low-key neighborhood bar where the locals go for cold beer and great bugers and bar food. The weekly trivia is fun, and I've gone a few times with the weekly running group on Wednesdays. It's the only place I've ever gone where the staff recognized me and learned my name. It still captures the laidback feel of the Va-Highlands.

Pros: Great burgers, friendly staff, great value

Cons: Not fancy, just a neighborhood bar

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I ate there on a Saturday afternoon with two friends. The burgers were really good. Six thumbs up! The service was not very good, though. I also noticed that the chain lamps hanging over each booth were filthy. Good thing I didn't notice that till after we ate, or I would have left.

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I ate there on a Saturday afternoon with two friends. The burgers were really good. Six thumbs up! The service was not very good, though. I also noticed that the chain lamps hanging over each booth were filthy. Good thing I didn't notice that till after we ate, or I would have left.

Pros: location

Cons: location (parking problem) plus the very obvious dust & grease buildup on light fixtures

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This is a wonderful hidden gem tucked away in the highlands. Take my advise order the 8oz Blue Cheese Burger with a nice cold beer and you are set.The onion rings are amazing and for just for a mere 50 cents extra...what a steal. This place is a great cozy spot where you can actually hear the person across from you and still have your voice in the morning. I highly recommend this neighborhood spot.

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★★★★★

This is a wonderful hidden gem tucked away in the highlands. Take my advise order the 8oz Blue Cheese Burger with a nice cold beer and you are set.The onion rings are amazing and for just for a mere 50 cents extra...what a steal. This place is a great cozy spot where you can actually hear the person across from you and still have your voice in the morning. I highly recommend this neighborhood spot.

Pros: The burgers, service

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I love places like George's: Inside is a cool dark faux-wood paneling atmosphere, booths that have been there since before the Reagan adminstration, and cold Newcastle on tap. There is no pretense about this place. It is a dark and cool oasis from the dreadful summer heat of the city. \r
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The burger with Blue Cheese is amazing. Don't waste your time ordering the 5 oz, go ahead and get the 8 oz, you won't regret it. And get the Onion Rings for an extra fifty cents..well worth it.\r
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If I was talented enough to write a novel this is the place I would do it. It could easily be the Sloppy Joe's for some future Hemingway.\r
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Good Prices, Friendly Wait Staff, and excellent burgers make this place destination location when visiting the Virginia Highlands. \r
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★★★★★

I love places like George's: Inside is a cool dark faux-wood paneling atmosphere, booths that have been there since before the Reagan adminstration, and cold Newcastle on tap. There is no pretense about this place. It is a dark and cool oasis from the dreadful summer heat of the city. \r
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The burger with Blue Cheese is amazing. Don't waste your time ordering the 5 oz, go ahead and get the 8 oz, you won't regret it. And get the Onion Rings for an extra fifty cents..well worth it.\r
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If I was talented enough to write a novel this is the place I would do it. It could easily be the Sloppy Joe's for some future Hemingway.\r
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Good Prices, Friendly Wait Staff, and excellent burgers make this place destination location when visiting the Virginia Highlands. \r
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Great mix of people. Great service. Always friendly. Absolutely no attitude. Completely laid-back. Good food. Cold beer. Ample seating. Love the decor (especially around the holidays). It's been one of my favorite bars in Atlanta for years, and is the only bar I really like going to in the Highlands.

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★★★★★

Great mix of people. Great service. Always friendly. Absolutely no attitude. Completely laid-back. Good food. Cold beer. Ample seating. Love the decor (especially around the holidays). It's been one of my favorite bars in Atlanta for years, and is the only bar I really like going to in the Highlands.

Pros: wait staff, atmosphere, inexpensive

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I simply love the Chicken nachos at this place. I go here for lunch often. Its not too crowded or loud and the food is excellent.

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★★★★★

I simply love the Chicken nachos at this place. I go here for lunch often. Its not too crowded or loud and the food is excellent.

Pros: great food, inexpensive

Cons: parking

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This is what I call a burger! Ive eaten a burger or two in my life time and this is what a burger is supposed to be like. Many varieties of burgers, I look forward to trying them all! Great service as well. I was impressed to say the least.

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★★★★★

This is what I call a burger! Ive eaten a burger or two in my life time and this is what a burger is supposed to be like. Many varieties of burgers, I look forward to trying them all! Great service as well. I was impressed to say the least.

Pros: Inexpensive, Amazing Burgers

 

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