George’s Steak House, Appleton, WI

I love the state of Wisconsin for the friendly people, but also for the food! Brats, lake perch, butter burgers, frozen custard, and of course the cheese! The beer’s great too. But when you’ve got a hankering for a steak you can’t go wrong with George’s in Appleton. Opened in the 1930s, remodeled in 1964 (and mostly unchanged since), it was purchased by the Quimby family in the 1970s, who run the place today. All steaks are aged choice and very reasonably priced – dinner steaks range from $17.95 for a petite tenderloin to $26.95 for a 22-24 oz. Porterhouse, including appetizer bar, salad, soup or tomato juice (a great old tradition you rarely see anymore), choice of potato, and rolls. I went for lunch so took a chance and had a small top sirloin (a leaner steak I rarely enjoy except for in the county of Santa Maria, CA, where it’s a specialty and always good), and I was pleased with this juicy, beefy, tender center-cut steak. If cut correctly and cooked rare to medium rare it’s a good steak for lighter appetites (and low in fat).

George's top sirloin 8 oz. lunch steak of center cut Angus beef.

The dining room is original 1960s decor with plenty of wood and a wall of horizontal stone, plus original furniture (check out photos on their website). George’s piano bar features a 125-year-old Steinway Grand with entertainment every Friday and Saturday night starting at 7:30pm.

George’s Steak House
2208 S Memorial Dr, Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 733-4939
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:00am-2:00pm
Dinner Mon-Th: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Fri-Sat: 5:00pm-10:30pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays
George’s website


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