George’s Restaurant and Bar

1925 Speight Ave. (original location) and 1201 Hewitt Drive (Westrock)

254-753-1421 and 254-420-2060 /

Hours: 6:30 a.m.-midnight Mondays- Saturdays and 11 a.m.- midnight Mondays, 7 a.m.-midnight Tuesdays-Saturdays

Price: $-$$

Takeout: Yes. Catering available.

Alcohol: Full bar. Signature drink is the Big O, an 18 oz. goblet of beer.

On the menu: Mix of American, Southern and Tex-Mex with breakfast, lunch and dinner served. Recent menu additions include sandwiches The George (hamburger with bacon, mushrooms, grilled onions, swiss cheese, spinach and roasted tomatoes), the Bruiser (chicken-fried steak with grilled onions, mushrooms bacon, jalapenos and Bruiser Sauce); pulled pork tacos with pineapple, jalapeno, feta cheese and barbecue sauce; and the Chick-Queso Potato (potato stuffed with chicken-fried steak and queso).

Good to know: Both George’s offer a new 15-item $5.99 menu and both have outdoor seating on the Big O Deck (original location) and the Big O Patio patio (Westrock).

Restaurant origin: The restaurant started as Harry B’s in 1930, changed to George’s Restaurant in 1966 when bought by George Etros. Current owner Sammy Citrano bought the restaurant in 1993. The Westrock location opened in 2010.

Guide: $ — main dishes less than $10; $$ — $10 to $20; $$$ — more than $20.