George Burgers — Not George’s Burgers

George it up for good North County burgers and such.

Welcome (back) to mmm-yoso!!!the blog about food.  Kirk is busy with work today. ed(from Yuma) is busy with vacation today. Cathy is blogging today.

Hi.   Since I seem to travel all over this vast — 4,200-square-mile — county, it seems normal that at some point San Marcos would be a stop. I have met at George Burger with friends who attend(ed) Palomar College, friends who attend(ed) CSUSanMarcos and, the other day, drove with The Mister to see a Fabricator ‘up North’ and we stopped here. (Of course, the original George Burgers is across the street from Grape Day Park, Escondido.)

The restaurant is easy to find, located just a block North of the 78 at the Las Posas exit. It has been in business since 1976, though this is a new building, as are most of the buildings in this industrial area of town.

We happened to get here when it unusually empty and most of the people eating were workers. As you can see, it is pretty large inside and there are quite a few outdoor tables also.  There is a breakfast menu, which I have enjoyed. There are many sandwich combinations, including gyros, which I have always ordered when I have eaten here. Platters are also served.

Not long ago, I came to some sort of realization that I don’t know of any place that ‘makes’ their own gyros…that there is no variation of how it tastes.  Schawarma I see being prepared onto spits, and the flavor varies from place to place, but gyros is always the same; it’s common. The only variation I see is in the thickness of slices, but not the spices or flavor really, unless the slice is grilled and carmelized…then I went to the Costco Business Center, and saw the 10 lb packages of gyros strips…012
So, even though I like gyros, this visit, I decided to try the 1/2 lb burger at George Burger. Excellent choice.

As you can see, this is a Double Burger ($4.19). If you recall my mention on other posts, places which serve gyros make really good thick cut  onion rings ($3.85). The burger was juicy, flavorful, hand formed and served on a toasted bun with lettuce tomato, onion and pickles.  Mustard and mayonnaise were available on the side and not necessary.006
The Mister chose the Pastrami sandwich ($5.85) and was very pleased.008
As you can see, lots of smokey, not too thin sliced Pastrami filled the toasted bun, which had a thin layer of mustard and pickles. The pastrami fat was just the right amount, so the meat was not too dry. This was an excellent sandwich.

If you are in the neighborhood, this is a good place to stop for a meal.

George Burgers 217 N. Las Posas Road, San Marcos 92069 (760) 744-0164 Open until 9 p.m. daily. Opens at 6 a.m. M-F, 7 a.m. Sat, 8 a.m. Sun


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