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George's Restaurant & Bar - Westrock

#16 of 321 Restaurants in Waco
Certificate of Excellence
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1201 Hewitt Dr, Suite 100, Waco, TX 76712-8833
+1 254-420-2060
Mon 11:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner and cocktails here and everything from the service to the food was awesome and I will re-visit

Thank BoLisa56
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was traveling with my teenager for an academic competition and met up with a large group of others from his school. It was a weeknight and they were able to accommodate our group quickly, even though the restaurant was starting to get busy. A large variety of food was ordered, which all looked good but I can only speak to... More 

Thank mamakaty
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited George's early on a Friday evening and the business was already very busy. Thankfully we were able to get immediate seating. The restaurant has a good variety from which to choose and the wait staff was very friendly. There were six in our party and all were very pleased with the food they got.

Thank Virginia H
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Good meatloaf on their weekday menu....even greater was the bargain of a price! The outdoor covered patio was full of diners enjoying a warm winter day.

Thank Maurie J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Some of the best food in Central Texas! I recommend the white wings, they are just about my favorite food ever. This location has the same great food as the original without all the college kids.

Thank Kara B
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Great menu options, family friendly and good size portions. I had the blackened grilled chicken tenders and green beans and side salad, it hit the spot.

Thank Jilleyfish
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always friendly folks - crew and customers. Very good genuine Texas cookin. Best Chicken Fried Steak in the area. The place is always busy so you know it is goooood.

Thank lorenk672
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I and our daughter and son-in-law had spent several hours looking at properties in Waco and asked our realtor for a good place to eat. She said we should try George's! We did and were very pleased. My daughter and I both had the chicken fried steak, my husband had salad with grilled chicken, and my son-in-law... More 

Thank Darlene H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Looks bizarrely like the original on the inside. Food tasted the same as it does across town. A great Waco original. Get a Big O!

Thank turbotrevor
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Our son was in town, but it was also Frances'(my mother-in-law) birthday December 30 and we knew where she would want to go! We have dined at George's many times in our 7 years in Waco and never been disappointed...their onion rings are always delicious and I love the Chicken Jack sandwich, which has grilled chicken breast with pepper jack... More 

Thank Patrick M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 16
Seafood, American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Hewitt Dr, Suite 100, Waco, TX 76712-8833
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-420-2060
Many have come and gone, but George’s is still here, for 80 years and counting. The original building, consisting of the bar area with a small kitchen in back, began in 1930 as “Harry B’s,” named after owner Harry Urmeister. Harry was a founding member of the Nose Brothers organization, a long-standing Baylor tradition. An avid sportsman, he developed a strong relationship with Baylor athletics, pairing the two together for all these years.

George Etros bought Harry B’s in 1966 and changed the name to “George’s.” It was at this time that our most famous drink, the “Big O™,” received its name. A waitress by the name of Lucille Brown called them Big Oranges, the rest of the staff shortened it to “Big O™,” and it stuck!

In 1992, Sammy A. Citrano III was the managing partner at the Elite Cafe and Health Camp on the circle. As friendly competitors, Sammy became familiar with the “George’s” name and the economics of running local restaurants. In November 1993, Sammy was handed the George’s torch. He and his family, with the help of the George’s staff, have taken that little bar that started out in 1930 and expanded its history and notoriety.

Sammy has placed George’s at the top of the Central Texas catering list. He and his staff have catered all over the state and been recognized by governors, senators and congressmen – even Barbara Walters – for the quality of food and personal touch that he and the George’s staff provide. George’s had the privilege to cater for President George W. Bush while visiting his ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Sammy was honored in 1998 as a recipient of the Greater Waco Chamber Outstanding Business Award. After Baylor became a contender in the Big XII, George’s pushed forward even more by creating “The Party Zone!” for game fans. George’s Big”O” tent continues is the hottest gathering outside of McLane Stadium for the coldest beverages around, during all Baylor home games. The new Party Zone location is at 1314 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

We are equally proud to carry on the partnership tradition of Baylor and George’s. Stop by today and see for yourself what the tradition is about. We’re confident that you will be back again!

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