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“This Is An Armenian Institution” 5 of 5 stars
Review of George's Bar and Grill

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George's Bar and Grill
Ranked #140 of 1,089 Restaurants in Fresno
Price range: $17 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Armenian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Oakland, California
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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English first
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Illhaveanotherplease
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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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Thank Natalie J
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San Jose, California
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank rrruby
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nothing better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Consistent, great armenian food. Lamb shack is stellar.

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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