Was at the UPS store around dinner time tonight in the strip mall on Rt. 7 where Uncle George's recently opened so decided to stop in. (It's hard to see from the road, but is tucked around the corner in the same strip mall as Z Pizza where the W&OD bridge crosses over.)
Being a new and hard to notice independent restaurant I was glad to patronize it, though knew that the odds of being impressed were slim.
Uncle George beat the odds! I ordered soup and salad (I know, not very Lebanese) but I'm feeling under the weather and was craving soup. It was lentil and some of the best I've ever had. Rich and almost creamy (I think from the potato chunks) and incredibly flavorful, with an unusual spice that I still can't place. The tabouleh was extremely fresh, and the mini spinach/onion pie hit the spot.
Turns out that the extremely friendly and helpful gentleman behind the counter was Uncle George himself. I was the only one there (small, only seats 15) and since it was my first visit he brought me a piece of baklava on the house.
Needless to say, I'll be returning! Defiitely for the lentil soup, and to try their shawarma and kabobs. In chatting with him he said that if business goes well, they want to expand so they have more seating for a family style restaurant. He hasn't advertised yet, only word of mouth, so I wanted to help spread the word.
A couple people came in for take out while I was there. That may be the majority of their business. Though small, the restaurant was extremely clean, even behind the counter. In that respect alone he'll give the Lebanese Butcher down the street a run for their money!!
If you're in the area give him a try. He deserves the patronage.
The menu says they also cater.
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