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“Opening night of Olympics at George and Dragon” 4 of 5 stars
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George & Dragon Restaurant
4240 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012-1812 (Encanto)
602-241-0018
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Ranked #645 of 2,565 restaurants in Phoenix
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Encanto
Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Opening night of Olympics at George and Dragon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

They were not prepared for the influx of people to see the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. There were too few wait staff, too few people in the kitchen. It took 30 minutes to get 3 menus for our table of 10 people. It took 58 minutes to get our food. The manager came to our table to explain, at our request. He did a lot of complaining about the situation for the evening with staff vs crowd. However, no one was rude and the food, when it came was worth waiting for. The plates were perfect. We had everything from appetizers to main dishes and salads. It was perfect. Had they not been overwhelmed by the crowd, I would have given this restaurant all 5 stars. If you want pub food, this is the best pub I have ever eaten at in Phoenix.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Sun City, Arizona
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150 reviews 150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Need an English Pub Fix”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you miss the English Pub style of bar/restaurant this is a good place to go. Huge slection of draft beers, better than normal bar style food, really great friendly service. It an older building, go in on either side the parking in in the back of the restaurant. If you been to many English Pubs you will notice it is dark, old style, not your typical America Bar. No glass, chrome, neon lights, nor is their anyone to brush you off in the mens room, and no fancy soaps. This is a true English Pub, TV's showing English Football (Soccer), but they always have some sports on. Truely a mix crowd from suits to bikes.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Midwest USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Just had drinks this time....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is a true British Pub. Many beers on tap and many others available along with a traditional menu. I didn't try any food on this visit, but the menu looked good and other diners appeared to enjoy dinner. Traditional items include Scotch Eggs, Bangers & Mash, Reuben Sandwich, etc. The menu includes a fun story about the owner and how he came to open George & Dragon.

This is a fun place to stop and if you like checking out unique local venues it's a must see!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Four of us ate here for the first time last night and were all very impressed. I have high standards for food and service but this exceeded them. We actually left a 30% tip which is rare for me but was well deserved!

SERVICE: First and foremost the service was OUTSTANDING! I wish I would had noted the girls name but her description of the menu was fabulous. Made our mouth water for everything. The food was just what she described. She always was there at the right time and anticipated our next need.

FOOD: It came out piping hot (which is a must for me). The unique combinations of flavors were prepared and presented perfectly. We had fish and chips, fish tacos, and meatloaf (the best ever). All home made and outstanding! The beer was amazing and I can't forget to mention the bread pudding was also the best I have ever had!

We will definitely be making this place a regular stop.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moorhead, Minnesota
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122 reviews 122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Been here a couple times when I travel to PHX. Very authentic looking British Pub with great food. Not as cozy as a real British Pub but a great home from home. British owned and run which is also a bonus. Now if Dave Wakeling was drinking in the corner I would feel at home.

Visited March 2012
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