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#1 of 31 Bar in Waco
Travelers' Choice2022
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
About
Operational for more than 75 years, George's is a full-service restaurant. It provides a variety of eating options, including chicken fried steak, Tex-Mex, fried catfish and burgers. In addition, George's provides catering services and offers a variety of food items, including steak, seafood, burgers, fajitas, chicken and tap beer. It operates George's banquet hall that features party rooms to hold parties, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and meetings. The restaurant maintains a staff of bartenders, cooks and catering personnel. George's is located in Waco, Texas.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews chicken fried steak onion rings okra wings potatoes saturday night great place to eat green beans the wait staff fun atmosphere minute wait sides margaritas gravy games
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long wait but it was worth it. Great homemade food even the ranch dressing. The bacon wrapped chicken balls where the best.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great local favorite that we are so glad we tried! The burgers were great, the lunch chicken fried steak (with Mac n cheese and green beans) was amazing -and a steal at only $8. The beer was cold and the games were on-what more...could you ask for? This place is huge-and well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 2, 2022 via mobile

Had a couple “locals” recommend George’s because they have a wide variety of foods and it’s all good so they said! We arrived at 3:25 and were seated promptly with a sweet waitress. The menu does offer a wide variety of foods and southern plate...lunches for ~ $13. We asked since we are seniors if we could order from the lunch menu for smaller portions and were told NO since that ended at 3p! Not being terribly hungry, I opted for a couple sides after asking if the okra was fresh or frozen and being told it was very crispy and so good… turned out to be frozen. The garlic mashed potatoes were good as was the slaw. My friend ordered the meatloaf which was a healthy sized portion and covered in a tomato sauce. The meatloaf tasted very bland though with little to no seasonings. The rolls were nothing special either. The best thing about our visit was our waitress, Abby, who was very attentive and sweet! If I’m back in Waco, I’ll pass on George’s though.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2022

We ate at George's two nights while in Waco - local spot with plenty of seating and a large menu. The salads are good, and the fish tacos are filling! Parking is across the street - see the George's Mural on the way in!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 16, 2022 via mobile

My first time back in over 20 years. Was just as good …. Still. We shared the fried catfish with onion rings and Mac n cheese. Also enjoyed cold schooner beer and stuffed jalapeños. All really good. Great waitress too

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner and had burger and onion rings. These were the best onion rings I have ever had (try them with ranch!). I took the burger as they served it with pork Klee and mustard. I didn’t think I would love it as...I usually have ketchup, but it was good as they served it. They serve a lot of beer here so try a big o!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022 via mobile

There is a little here for everyone. I enjoyed the homemade onion rings and an order of shrimp and grits. The shrimp and grits were perfectly cooked with a little chopped bacon. The onions were delicious. Have a big beer if you wish and enjoy.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 20, 2022

As we were vacationing in Waco and staying on an Air B-N-B, we had a coupon book in our home. There was a coupon for George's so we decided to use it and went here. The food was good. They had a variety of different...type of area's to sit at depending on your dinning please, outside on the covered patio, the sports bar, regular dinning room. The food was good was good, and if we are ever in Waco, TX again we will probably eat there again. Our meal for three adults consisted of the following.... Small Onion Ring App $2.79 Philly Cheese steak $10.49 Catfish basket (fried), broccoli cassorole, $8.99 Chicken Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, nac & Cheese $10.99 Subtotal $33.26 Sales tax of $2.74 Grand total of $36.00 Again good food. Stop in and try it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed July 19, 2022

Easy to see why George's is a long standing tradition with a vigorous clientele. Honestly the best ever chicken fried steak we've had. The servers were great and everything was delicious. Clean and comfortable too.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022

All our food was delicious and the service was great. It was crowded, so a little noisy but that should be expected with this style of restaurant. We did not have long to wait. The menu has all types of food choices. Our group enjoyed...wings and the best was Nephew's Chicken. Our service kept our glasses of water full and checked in on us often. Great value for the amount of food as well.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022

went recently with my duaghters , we each got something different , all the food was frsh and very tasty , good service , good prices , small comfortable place

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022

We were tired and ready to relax and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. There was room for partying but we just wanted a good meal and while place was busy, there were plenty of places that didn't have a crowd of rowdy patrons. Food...was good, waitress was attentive.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022

My son is Baylor student and we have made numerous trips to Waco but never tried George's. The last time we tried it was a 90 minute wait (Friday night dinner) vs. this time was a Saturday lunch and we got in right away. We...are glad we tried it because we definitely be back. We had the Southwestern Club and the Philly with tator tots and sweet patato fries. All was really good. We will be back next time to try out the drink menu.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

Went with our Goddaughter who is a Baylor student. It was her recommendation. She didn’t go wrong. From meat and 3 to a salad., food was great. Will go back.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022

Always loved this place and always left at least a 20% or more tip. went there on April 11th 2022 and left a good tip not thinking to look at the receipt. got home only to find out they automatically take 18% tip off the...bill. THE TIP AMOUNT AND IF THEY GET A TIP IS FOR ME TO DECIDE NOT YOU!!! I WILL NEVER EVER GO BACKMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Betty U
July 12, 2018|
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Response from kdespk50 | Reviewed this property |
I agree the food was average at best. Service & staff were great but the food wasn't.
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Betty U
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Response from 999jeffe | Reviewed this property |
Truth is it is really a bar with food being a sideline (and not very good as you said)
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May 31, 2018|
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We used s card so Im not sure.
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Yes, George's offers takeout services.

George's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4