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“This Is An Armenian Institution” 5 of 5 stars
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George's Bar and Grill
6680 Blackstone, Fresno, CA
(559) 436-1654
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Ranked #258 of 1,012 Restaurants in Fresno
Price range: $17 - $25
Cuisines: Armenian
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Oakland, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“This Is An Armenian Institution”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Now that By the Sea has gone downhill, George's business is picking up. This family run restaurant has been at this location for seventeen years. And the pride of ownership is evident. The matriarch comes and greets each guest and makes certain it is all as it should be. The lamb dishes are especially good as are the kebabs. I tried the sampler plate with stuffed cabbage and dolmas as well as a mini kebab. It was all very tasty.

This is as good as it gets for Mediterranean cuisine.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Business Lunch Choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Perfectly suited to take customers and employees to for a quiet, tasty lunch. Better for out of towners, looking for something different, unusual, and delicious! Not common in the rest if the USA, here, you can get honest Armenian food: shish kabob, lulu lavash, dolmas, swarms, kufti - all of it and more. The rice pilaf is exactly what pilaf should be. The owner is ever present, seating, bussing, serving cocktails and generally keeping everything in order. Food is cooked in front view of all: a one man cooking show! Try it once, you'll go back!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salinas, California, United States
2 reviews
“Love George's!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I grew up in Fresno and now live in Monterey county so whenever I visit I always have to stop by and have something from George's. Their shish-kebab sandwich is absolutely DELICIOUS!! Along with the rice pilaf, you just can't beat it!! All their food is good so if you are in town you really should stop and try them.

Visited December 2012
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San Jose, California
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Steak!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Charbroiled steaks... and you can watch. Lots of Mediterranean options here, too.
Food was good and service was very attentive and friendly. Try the blue cheese dressing if it's your thing.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Nothing better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012 via mobile

Consistent, great armenian food. Lamb shack is stellar.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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