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George's Buffet

312 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
+1 319-351-9614
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
18 Jul 2018
“Cheeseburger and beer”
16 May 2017
“Tradition Over Cuisine”
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312 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

George's is an old (at least four decades) and dimly lit tavern, catering to working-class locals who are not students. It also sells hamburgers. For food, they only seell hamburgers, although you can add cheese. They've got an unusual old hamburger cooker in a small...More

Thank 514JG
Reviewed May 16, 2017

This grill is a local River City tradition; small, dark, greasy, & popular with those who want good company and great drinks. Service is sketchy for anything not a liquid, but the cheeseburgers and fries are classic. Our department use to hold its post-defense parties...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2017

A real bar! Great selection of beer and the best cheese burgers in town...Do not ask for a menu it is CHEESBURGERS!!!!

Thank Marian Louise R
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

A very relaxed and cheerful bar. We came here for evening drinks and had a very good time. Spacious enough for a comfortable get-together with friends. Drinks are affordable priced and attentively served by very accommodating and friendly bartenders/food servers. I may not have experienced...More

Thank M M
Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Cold PBR, and even though they serve delicious cheeseburgers, they let you bring in Pagliai's pizza or Oasis felafel! Love this place! !

Thank 978conniec
Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch today on our way thru town, after seeing the 4 & 5 star reviews.... and after filtering out the other restaurants we wanted to go to weren't open until the early evening hours. I must have slipped and fell into...More

Thank Brophman
Reviewed July 15, 2015

I ate my first hamburger/cheeseburger at George's 40 years ago and I still am. Do I need to say more. Great staff in addition to the sandwich.

Thank James W
Reviewed April 22, 2015

George's is an Iowa City classic. Very traditional local tavern. Nice old bar space. Booths, etc. The burgers they serve absolutely legendary. Hard to explain why they are so great, but go try one or two and find out. They are cooked on a different...More

Thank IaTravel
Reviewed February 13, 2015

George's is a bar not a restaurant. It may be the best dive bar in the U.S. The burgers, which are made in a toaster oven with american cheese, are fantastic. They also have warm cashews. Unbeatable atmosphere. Iowa City classic.

Thank CaliTransplantinIA
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Don't let the name fool you, this is a neighborhood bar. They do have really good cheeseburgers. It takes two burgers for me. Beware, they can only cook about six burgers at one time, so you may wait if you have a large group. Then...More

Thank Dan K
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  • Address: 312 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-351-9614
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