George's Restaurant

Known Name(s)

George's Restaurant


1159 Springwood Ave. Asbury Park, NJ

Establishment Type(s)


Physical Status



The exact location of 1159 Springwood Avenue (see history for address issues), on the main thoroughfare of Asbury Park’s West Side, is unsure, though it was at or near the northeast corner of Springwood and Atkins Avenues.

Detailed History

Little information is available for George’s, listed incorrectly in The Green Book from 1938 through 1941 as at 159 Springwood Avenue in Asbury Park’s West Side: an address that does not exist. A 1940 ad in the Asbury Park Press, which encouraged people to “shop with confidence” on the West Side’s Springwood Avenue, rather than at Asbury’s main shopping district on the east side of the tracks, lists “Percy and George Tasty Shoppe,” located at 1159 Springwood Avenue, as an approved business.

Sources: Polk’s Asbury Park City Directory, 1937; “Shop in Springwood Ave. Stores with Confidence. You are Guaranteed: QUALITY MERCHANDISE – LOW PRICES – FAIR DEALING,” Asbury Park Press, 31 May 1940.


J. Shaffer

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