825 Washington St, Newton; (617) 965-6628
George’s is a warm and cozy neighborhood pub for the suburbs, a fine place to stop in for a full meal or just a drink and some munchies. It’s also a popular spot for watching a football game on a Sunday afternoon with the guys. Tum-of-the-century pictures of the area adorn the walls, as do a pair of television sets over the bar.
But this is a full restaurant with a varied menu, where you can just as easily come in for breakfast (served all day) or lunch. For fun and cholesterol, try Egg Skins ($4.95) deep-fried potato skins filled with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and scallions.
Salads are generous; soups, like beef burgundy, are homemade. Sandwiches are big and tasty, all around $4.75; build your own if you wish. Burgers are thick, handmade patties ranging from the basic ($5.50) to chili-topped ($6.50) or the Virginia, with ham and cheese ($6.25). All come with thick steak fries. The grilled reuben, as well as several variations of hot chicken breast sandwiches, are about $6.
The dinner menu has a little of everything. A half-pound steak is $9.95, served (like all dinners) with a vegetable and rice or potato. There are meaty pork ribs in barbecue sauce ($8.50) and barbecued chicken ($7.95), pastas, and seafood dishes. Fresh, grilled rainbow trout in a lemon-butter sauce is a very affordable $6.95.
George’s has Bass Ale and other good beers on tap, along with house wines. Like everything else here, the range is limited to a worthwhile selection of choices. Open til midnight seven days.