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The Grumpy Griller

38 York Street, George 6529, South Africa
+27 82 788 3163
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Steakhouse, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
38 York Street, George 6529, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never ever been to a place that only has 5 options of main meal- steak, steak, steak, steak and you guessed it- Steak. No starters, no side plates NOTHING. Just 5 meal options, they don’t even have menus.

Thank Bianca G
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Charming waiting-on service and an eccentric proprietor are plus points, but beyond that it's average at best. The short menu is fine, but about 20% overpriced compared to similar establishments, the wine even more so. Food is adequate if not inspiring, and the place has...More

Thank joeheath1948
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have been resident in George for almost seven years and have often heard about the quality of steaks at "The Grumpy Griller" so I recently decided to try it out and must say that I was delighted. I believe the grumpy diners who complain...More

Thank Daniel d
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Too much competition in South Africa for this low calibre of experience to be acceptable. Appallingly slow service, with the chef clearly uninterested and the waitress absent minded, with the final output not worth waiting for. Even when characterised in the pub food genre the...More

Thank CojonesUK
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

After "one of those days", it was so nice to go to a restaurant that made you feel at home, although you had no booking. We were lucky to get a table, as the restaurant was full. With only one waitress serving all the tables,...More

1  Thank Ansna O
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Following an excellent meal about 3 months ago we returned with our son and grandson. What a disappointment - service was slow - over an hour waiting for our meal - even though very few customers. The steaks were very poor quality - sinewy rump...More

1  Thank halcyonbp
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Went to this restaurant after reading in general good reviews. Restaurant as almost empty (one table seated) so we could pick one out. All tables are wooden picnic tables, so as mentioned by others OK but not outstanding. Amosphere was nothing special. We ordered drinks...More

Thank 695jvo
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

If you love a good steak with chips and a bit of salad with a fried egg then this is the place. As the menu consists mainly steaks of all sorts. There is chicken but in general a basic menu. The seating is well spaced...More

Thank Jacques B
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This is so Awsooooome...!!!! I will really recommend this restaurant....!!!! I think this restaurant is one of best restaurant in SA....!!!!

Thank Jin C
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The steaks are really good. Pretty much all that is on the menu are steaks. The service is average to poor at best. Whatever you do, do not order coffee - vile, from a vending machine.The ambiance is really bad - uncomfortable bare wooden benches...More

Thank Peter M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 York Street, George 6529, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  George
  • Phone Number: +27 82 788 3163
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Award winning Steakhouse, voted Best in Western Cape and 7th Best overall in South Africa 2016
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