On North Dixie, there is a restaurant that you may not have heard about. In fact, Food Adventures agrees, it has some of the best casual food in the Miami Valley. This no frills diner is called George’s Family Restaurant. We say no frills because they concentrate on what is really important, great food and great service. There are so many exceptional things to eat at George’s that it’s tough to decide where to begin. From grits to Greek food, this menu is not quite your typical diner. What is typical here is tasty entrees.
Let’s start with one of their specialties, Broasted Chicken. This trademark cooking process involves placing marinated and breaded chicken in a pressure cooker. Broasting uses less oil than conventional deep frying. The chicken comes out cooked perfectly, with a taste that will leave you smiling. George’s Family Restaurant also offers something we had never seen before, Broasted Fish ! In fact, they have a fish fry every Friday featuring broasted pollock. The dinner includes fries and coleslaw for just $8.99. You can even get broasted potatoes instead of fries. Sometimes, there is nothing better than a good fish fry for a Friday Food Adventure.
George’s has also built its reputation on their burgers. Fresh, handmade patties cooked just the way you like them. We tried an incredible creation called the Inside Out Mushroom Swiss Burger which has the swiss cheese and mushroom packed inside the burger patty itself. The result is a juicy, cheesy beautiful burger that made us want to hug the cook.
A family run restaurant with Greek roots, George’s stays close to their heritage. They offer a few Greek menu items including a Hot Greek Plate which includes Gyro meat, grilled chicken, pork slouvaki, spinach pie, peppers, tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, pita bread and tzatziki sauce. On the recommendation of the waitress, we tried the homemade spinach pie. What we received was a fluffy, flaky, large slice of heaven. We felt like Apollo after one taste.
Are you a breakfast food fan? George’s Family Restaurant serves breakfast all day. The breakfast menu is extensive and served up hot and fast, which are words sometimes used to describe our tastebuds Lots of diners were eating breakfast during our dinner stint. One young foodie even held up his pancake for us to compare it to Big Ragu’s head.
The desserts at George’s are seasonal. That is because they are homemade and vary upon what the kitchen is preparing that day. The menu has so many good items from golden fried onion rings, to Mac-n-Cheese, and hand dipped shakes. So many good eats, so little time.
Our trip to George’s is yet another example of why we seek Food Adventures. It has all the hallmarks like family owned, relatively undiscovered, and unique, delicious food. Even the waitresses were amazing. Many of them had worked there for years, and were very accommodating. So we ask our fellow foodies, do you want some fantastic diner style food? By George’s, you got it !
George’s Family Restaurant is located at 5216 N. Dixie Drive, you can take exit 57 Wagner Ford Road off I 75, turn left on Wagner Ford and right on Dixie and the diner will be on the right.
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