A hearty welcome to the new George’s Gyros & Burgers located at 520 S. Circle Dr., (719) 471-3775. They took over the old Arby’s just south of Airport Rd. on the west side of circle. George’s has been in business at this location for only 2 weeks. The interior hasn’t really been changed much, other than the colors. They offer a simple menu with average prices. Expect to pay around $10 per person for a complete meal.
The sides are frozen, not fresh. The shoestring fries ($1.99) and fried mushrooms ($3.49) are good, but nothing to write home about. I haven’t tried the onion rings ($3.49), or fried pickles ($4.99) yet.
George’s single and double burgers are quarter pound, 100% ground chuck patties. All burgers come with: ketchup; mustard; lettuce; onions; tomatoes; and pickles served on a sesame bun. The prices range from $3.29-$4.99. The Swiss Mushroom burger ($4.49) was good. It was tender, juicy, flavorful, a bit greasy but not by much. Each additional patty is $1.29 extra.
Their gyros are served on about 6” of fluffy, round pita bread. All five gyros have onions, tomatoes and George’s signature homemade Tzaziki sauce. You can add Feta cheese, or hummus for an extra .79 cents. The Tzaziki sauce is sour cream based, and mixed with cucumbers. Yorgo’s (George’s) Gyro, made with extra seasoned meat and feta cheese is delicious. The meat is very flavorful, and seasoned to perfection. Choose a side to make it a nice satisfying meal.
Of the three specialty items (Geor-gasims) I had the Cheeseburgeropoulis ($5.49). It’s two grilled chuck patties served on pita bread topped with Swiss and Feta cheeses, onions, tomatoes, and Tzaziki. It was good. First time I had a cheeseburger on pita bread. Their Veggie and Gluten free options are limited. Both are the Boca-Burger ($4.29), and the Veggie Gyro ($6.29). For kids 12 and under you can choose a: Cheeseburger; Corn Dog (turkey dog); or Dinosaur Nuggets with fries, a drink, and a (Grandma’s) Chewy Chocolate chip Cookie for $5.99. George’s also has Baklava ($2.49) for dessert.
George’s Daily Specials:
Monday – Gyros $4.99
Tuesday – Corn Dogs $.99
Wednesday – Double Cheeseburger $3.00
Friday – Free fries with the purchase of a Chicken Bacon ranch sandwich ($6.79)
Saturday – Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal.
All on all, George’s Gyros & Burgers has delicious food. It’s a good place to stop for a meal: dine-in; take-out; or drive-thru. Your food is made to order. And while the Cheeseburgeropoulis is a creative idea, nothing really screamed “WOW” to me. The crew can do a little bit better job keeping the dining area clean. I had to brush crumbs off the table & seats of the booth.