I recently went to Georgie’s Place with my friend Rocky, on our way to see a play aboard the Queen Mary. Since we needed to get to the theatre by a certain time for the performance, Georgie’s was a nice choice, as it is conveniently located in the heart of Bixby Knolls, and we were able to order our food at the counter then relax on the patio for a few minutes before our food was brought to us– no stressing about waiting for a table, waiting to place our order, or waiting to pay our bill. (And, if you’re really in a hurry, Georgie’s will gladly take your order over the phone.)
I ordered the Chicken Gyro and Greek Salad, a filling yet light meal ideal as pre-theatre fare. I love that hot chicken paired with the cool, creamy tzatziki. The freshly chopped vegetables with the crumbled feta (one of my favorite cheeses) is always the perfect complement.
Rocky had the Lamb Chops with Greek Salad, which I later asked him to describe. “The dish I ordered was dee-lish,” he said. “At first glance, this looks like a typical burger joint, but don’t let that fool you. The menu is diverse with eats like pancakes and kabobs. I had the Greek Salad and meaty Lamb Chops. It was tender enough that the meat pulled off the bone without effort.”
As Rocky mentioned, the menu at Georgie’s Place is indeed a diverse one. Breakfast choices, which are served all day, include, but aren’t nearly limited to, such offerings as: the Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito, the Polish Sausage Sandwich, the Mediterranean Omelet, and Chocolate Chip Hotcakes.
For non-breakfast palates, the gamut, which includes 12 different kinds of salads, also consists of items such as: Beef Brochette, Fish & Chips, Philly Cheese-Steak Sandwich, Carne Asada Tacos, and Turkey Burgers.
They also have breakfast specials (from 7am to 11am), an extensive kids menu, and, last but certainly not least, ice cream. As Rocky said, “It’s good for bringing your picky grandmother and grade-school kids.”
Georgie’s Place can be reached at (562) 426-9115. To check out their menu, visit georgiesplacelongbeach.com.