Kirkland restaurant George’s turns 40

George's in Kirkland will be celebrating 40 years serving up eats, drinks and keeping their customers happy this August.

George’s in Kirkland will be celebrating 40 years serving up eats, drinks and keeping their customers happy this August.

The restaurant is owned by the Mangouras family. George Mangouras, who was originally from Greece, settled in Kirkland after traveling through British Columbia. George’s was originally a pizza place.

George’s son, Pete Mangouras and his childhood friend Derek MacKenzie took over the restaurant in 2007.

The menu, as described by MacKenzie, is a family-friendly Greek and Mediterranean infused restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

George’s has won the “Best Breakfast” competition in the “Best of Kirkland” contest for seven consecutive years.

The restaurant’s most popular items are the eggs karkinagri, George’s Deluxe Bacon Cheeseburger, the Greek pita and George’s Tzatziki sauce.

Over the years, the restaurant has expanded from around 75 to more than 120 seats.

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