This is my first George and the Dragon Hipster Hack, but it’s my third experience there. The first time was based off a suggestion a coworker gave me when my (now) boyfriend was forcing me to pick out where we were going to go to dinner on one of our first official dates. Unfortunately, the wait was over an hour so we went elsewhere. We did end up going a couple weeks later, but back then I was still trying a bit and didn’t want to whip out my camera and take pictures of all the food just yet haha, so I’m excited to say that not only did I take pictures of my food this time, but when the appetizer arrived, boyfriend pushed the plate over to me, “get your picture so we can eat.” hahahaha. Trained.
Fried Pickles with Chipotle Mayo & Beer Battered Onion Rings
Fried pickles are necessary. Always. Loved that these were in a chip format which made them feel like the breading was lighter. SO GOOD. The onion rings were delicious as well. I do wish we wouldn’t have ordered both – NOT because we didn’t want both, but because it was way too hard to limit the amount we ate before our food actually got there. Definitely ate too much haha.
Fish & Chips with Homemade Tartar Sauce
Fish & Chips are my go to without a doubt there. It’s a staple of a proper English pub and definitely a must. I hate when you go somewhere and the tartar sauce tastes like mayo, but their homemade sauce is to perfection, the fish is fried to perfection, and the “chips” are perfection – not too crunchy and not too soft.
St. George: Aged sirloin, chips & bearnaise sauce
Tom had the sirloin and was a big fan. Bearnaise sauce is always an added bonus as well.
For drinks they have a variety of beers, ciders, and wines. They do not serve hard alcohol. Normally I’m a fan of the New Holland Dragon’s Milk (bourbon barrel stout from Holland, MI 11%), because I love dark beers and how smooth they go down, but this time I tried out the pear cider.
Like I mentioned, they do get packed. It’s a smaller restaurant and we unfortunately did not make a reservation, but I love that they allow you to call ahead to put your name in. We were told it would be a 30 minute wait so by the time we got there it was really only 10 minutes. Perfect.
Our server was very friendly and everything was quick and delicious. Something else to note is that during our meal I was, of course, people watching and I saw the owner of the restaurant hug and greet multiple people coming in like they were family. When I was checking out the website afterwards I noticed on their about page that it states, “It is our hope that George and the Dragon will grow to be a gathering place in the hearts of the people in our community.” Clearly they’ve accomplished this.
George and the Dragon
813 West 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Monday – Thursday: 11AM – 10PM
Friday – Saturday: 11AM – 11PM
*Special shoutout to George & The Dragon for seeing that I had the incorrect photo of their drink menu and providing me with a replacement!