What is the standard for a casual, bar type restaurant? It needs to be distinguishable from other restaurants so that people know exactly where they are going. It needs to maintain a certain atmosphere that costumers want to be a part of and is enjoyable so that they come back. So then with those conditions, George’s does not fall under the traditional bar/restaurant feel.
Walking into George’s, one is immediately cramped for space. The entrance into the restaurant is literally two feet, so in the case of waiting for the rest of your party to arrive, space is limited. Right as you walk in, you are bombarded with chairs. If they were all occupied at once it would probably cause a fire hazard. I am unaware with what they do with large parties due to the absence of effective space. What if I don’t want to eat with only three people? Oh well, find somewhere else to dine sufficiently and because of this it will not be on the list to go for my birthday.
Also, the atmosphere of the restaurant is both confined and peculiar. One is constantly making sure that they do not back up into the next person and repeatedly having to remember their manners. I don’t want to be confined when I’m dining but free and not constricted. It makes things uncomfortable for everyone to fully enjoy their meal. And for me that is something that I highly take into consideration.
Now, if you can get over all of these important details and do not feel that you’re experience is necessary to enjoy great food, then be my guest, George’s is the best place for you. But for me, I care about those things and my experience did not have me thinking that I wanted to attend again.
George’s Restaurant and Bar, established in 1930, is a popular place for Baylor students to congregate whether it be to relax with friends over a “Big O,” keep up with sports games thanks to the numerous televisions available in the restaurant and bar, or escape the hectic lifestyle that college creates by drowning yourself in the grease of its famous onion rings. Regardless of what brings patrons, George’s will meet and exceed expectations, in spite of the wait time required, because of the variation the menu offers and the atmosphere that has enticed people throughout the decades.
People may think they cannot wait to sink their teeth into George’s tasty morsels, but wait they will, beginning with parking. Though George’s is surrounded by a small parking lot and offers a decent-size lot next door, there are simply not enough spaces for all its customers. When parked, then begins the long wait for a table.
Fortunately for George’s, it offers a wide selection of food and drinks ranging from American to Mexican, burgers to catfish, and sodas to the Big O’s, eighteen-ounce alcoholic beverages, which erases all memory of the unpleasant delay. By supplying a wide range of foods, anyone, regardless of age, can find an item that meets one’s dining mood; therefore, there is no need for a fight to break out between family when trying to decide on a specific type of cuisine, for George’s offers a variety.
It takes more than an assortment of food to keep the crowds. People must not only be pleased with the food served but also need to enjoy the overall experience. George’s serves up an “A” in this respect. The atmosphere at George’s is top notch whether one is looking for a family-friendly eatery or a place to “chill” with buddies as the bar is completely separate from the restaurant.
Furthermore, the various televisions available throughout not only the bar, but the restaurant as well, offer the perfect location to dine for a sports addict who cannot eat without watching a game. Not only is it the perfect place to enjoy a game, it is also the prime location to be after a Baylor football game.
Through George’s menu variation and welcoming atmosphere, the wait for parking and a table is hardly noticeable. Individuals will continue to visit George’s Restaurant and Bar because it is the perfect “hang out” for all ages.
From Home-cooked To Sports Bar: George’s Has It All
Looking for a place for friends and family, with a large variety of food, good atmosphere for a casual get together, and moderately good service, George’s Restaurant is the place to go.
One of the best things about George’s is their variety of original recipes with a home-cooked flavor. From American to Tex-Mex and Seafood, George’s offers it all. Even though George’s does have an extensive menu, their menu is not made with the health conscious or vegetarian guest in mind. Unfortunately there are very minimum choices that would fit their needs.
What is good food without good place to enjoy it? George’s has that too. They offer a casual atmosphere for every type of customer. There are three areas at George’s: a dining room, the bar, and the deck. For a laid back family dinner, the dining room would be the best option. Not only is George’s a good place to go out with the family but also a place to grab some drinks with friends at their full service bar. The most exciting place at George’s would be the “Big O Deck”, made especially with rowdy sports fans in mind.
Although George’s does provide great food with a fun atmosphere, quick and efficient service is not their strong suit. Due to such popularity there is always a significant wait to get seated during dinnertime and all day on weekends. Along with the long wait time the staff, although very amiable, is not very efficient. The restaurant is always so busy that the servers have more than enough tables to attend to and cannot lend any one table all or even a sufficient amount of their attention.
So, if a large variety of good food and an up beat and personal setting is higher on the list of priorities than getting waited on hand and foot or quick service, make sure to visit George’s Restaurant and bar.
George's is the place to be for a big game, or just wanting to grab a few drinks with friends. It has everything from salads to extremely unhealthy amounts of chicken fried steak. The 3 sitting areas really help out what type of adventure your wanting to have. The family sitting area, lame if you want to have fun, good for families. The next is the "bar" area. Smoking is allowed there, and it is more "rowdy" considering everyone that is out there has had a few Big O's. The next is the Big O deck, the rowdiest of the bunch. Fun for having a rip roarin' good time and watching the big games on TV. Overall, George's has to be the best establishment in Waco to go and have fun, which is one reason I go at least once a week and tear the place up!
George's has ended up being one of my favourite restaurants in Waco. Their pulled pork sandwich is excellent, their burgers are great, and according to my wife their chicken jack sandwich is amazing. Their chicken fried steak and margaritas are pretty good too. The beer selection veers towards the mainstream - it'd be great if they had a wider range - but all in all I would recommend George's to anybody who wants unpretentious, delicious comfort food at a reasonable price.