George’s Atlanta

Posted: 16th October 2012 Written by Kevin Bacon in Famous Atlanta Burger Joints, Top Ten Burgers in Atlanta

George’s Bar and Restaurant

Inside of George's Bar and Restaurant
George’s Atlanta Phone Number,
Directions, Menu, and Hours:

1041 N. Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30306  404.892.3648

11:30a.m. to 10:30p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday
11:30a.m. to 11:00p.m.
Friday – Saturday
11:30a.m. to 12:00a.m.
11:30a.m. to 9:30p.m.


an unprecedented Nostalgic Element, such a privilege to be surrounded by the reminiscence of Legends


Their vocabulary seems to be void of the word “Medium.

Other Thoughts:

Do Not Eat the  Reese’s Pieces Cookies 


Stale Scent, Beige Plaster, a Graffitied Mirror is always a needed touch in Atlanta

Famous Burgers from George's Atlanta

Jimmy Carter, Johnny Cash, Big Swiss, and Kevin Bacon are just a few famous personas who have graced George’s Bar & Restaurant with their presence. More than 60 years of luscious Atlanta History fill the booths and walls of this fine tavern; honored, Swiss and I were determined to discover the reason behind the laundry list of political, athletic, and historical figures who have dined at 1041 North Highland Avenue.

Killing time before our intended destination, we choose George’s for its legendary folklore and celebrated burgers. Seating ourselves and promptly greeted, we selected the following:

George’s Famous Burgers


Mushroom & Swiss Burger
(5oz $7.95, 8oz $8.95)
“Topped with Sautéed Mushrooms and Swiss cheese. A favorite!”

Mushroom & Swiss Picture

Bacon & Jack
(5oz $7.95, 8oz $8.95)
“Topped with Crispy Bacon and Monterey Jack Cheese”

The Bacon & Cheddar at George's

First Off, the Fries were cliché and rather boring; stereotypical, golden-brown potato. Swiss opted for Onion Rings, nothing special to note. Delivered with plastic silverware, the presentation of the Burgers themselves was rather surprising; but, you cannot judge a book by its cover. Lest start with Swiss; admittedly seeking refugee in my sandwich, he was rather bored with his discourse. Perplexed at his findings, I was adamant about the lustful flavoring in George’s choice’d BBQ sauce. Exchanging thoughts and possible explanations concerning his anhydrous meat, I soon found my Burger void of savor as well. “85% Good,” it was obvious that our “Medium” was in fact a subtle, “More-than-Well” done (Kevin Bacon, 2012). We cannot argue the appeal of their well-dressed Hamburgers or the grade of their condiments (I recommended combining the Salsa w/ BBQ), but neither pro could deflate the burdensome taste of the overcooked, 100%, Ground Chuck.

For my fellow connoisseurs of a Salty-Sweet contrast, flee from the Reese’s Pieces Cookie. The word “Bland” does not encompass the let down we endured, I’ve had better Communion Crackers.

Reese's Pieces Cookies

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