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Sir George's Royal Buffet, 2120 Beltline Boulevard: 1970s   14 comments

Posted at 1:02 am in Uncategorized

Here's one I have absolutely no memory of, though I would have been driven past it constantly going to and from Richland Mall. The building now at 2120 Beltline (note how it was "Belt Line" in the 1976 ad..) is a medical office next door to Moe's, and is obviously not the original restaurant building.

I have no idea how the theme played out in this restaurant either. Again, as a kid, I would have expected to notice some place with a knights and castles come-on, but am still drawing a complete blank...

(You'll notice I was having a little issue with lens fogging on the first shot here).

Written by ted on March 22nd, 2011

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  1. My parents ate there once and were not impressed,


    22 Mar 11 at 5:22 am

  2. Only very vague memories on this one. Ii remember it it as dim, lots of dark wood and "stained glass" inside. For reference, I believe it well predated the Sambo's on Beltline.

    David H

    22 Mar 11 at 6:54 am

  3. Yes, I went there once. It had bright red carpet. With the S&S across the street, I don't think it lasted long. I want to say it was to the left of the medical office, but I'm not certain. A nice cameo appearance in the ad for Smuggler's Inn right down the street.

    Midnight Rambler

    22 Mar 11 at 8:30 am

  4. South Side restaurant is still going on Charleston Highway, too.


    22 Mar 11 at 10:39 am

  5. Wow - a place across from Richland Mall that I have no memory of at all. I musta been out of town at college for the entire life of this place.

    tonkatoy - pls forgive me, but South Side Restaurant is disgusting. You know all those neat things that a really old restaurant has and does that help you overlook the really bad out-of-date things they continue to do? The balance at South Side is WAY to the latter.


    22 Mar 11 at 5:08 pm

  6. I think this place might have been open as late as 1979/1980. My nephew was born in 1978, and I remember my sister taking him there when he was still small. It also seems to me that it might have been a different restaurant after Sir George's, maybe Chinese--although that seems odd with the Mandarin just across the street, assuming it was open at that time.


    22 Mar 11 at 5:48 pm

  7. Sir George's served a decent Monte Cristo sandwich, and I believe that the building that housed it was a Tudor-style structure.


    23 Mar 11 at 5:44 pm

  8. Link to someone's description

    David H

    23 Mar 11 at 8:35 pm

  9. Now that I concentrate my mind on it, I doubt that a buffet restaurant would've served Monte Cristo sandwiches. I think a restaurant called The Spinnaker, or something like that, followed Sir George's in that location and served those sandwiches.


    23 Mar 11 at 10:47 pm

  10. So it was a chain..



    23 Mar 11 at 10:52 pm

  11. The building was built around 73/74 by my father. I think Sir Georges was an out of state franchise, but I wont swear to that. I know it was open as late as 78, because my wife and I (fiance) had our wedding rehearsal dinner there. My dad owned the two original IHOP's in Columbia, the one on assembly and the one on Garners Ferry/Jackson Blvd.( now a Walgreens)


    28 Mar 11 at 7:43 pm

  12. Interesting Allen!


    29 Mar 11 at 12:41 am

  13. I think the sign in front of the restaurant was just like the logo in the yellow page ad above.


    11 Oct 12 at 10:28 am

  14. I worked at this place in 1973. I was a cook. I started washing dishes and as a cook's helper a few weeks later. Later, the cooks left except for Bob Pruett. I am not sure about the spelling He was the head cook. Bob went to the hospital and I had to take his place. The salad supervisor left and I had to take over her job also. What happened to the owner and his wife? I went back to N.C.

    Robert B. Corbett

    2 Jun 17 at 3:44 pm

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