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Crabill's

727 Miami St., Urbana, OH - (937) 653-5133
Posted By Vince McNary on 1/30/2004 4:45:00 AM
These are the best greasy burgers you'll ever find. The burgers are small, but they pack a lot of taste. That's because they scoop them out of the grease, put the top of the bun on, give it one big shake (to get rid of "excess" grease), and slide it onto the bottom half of the bun. What makes the restaraunt truly unique though, is the atmosphere and the little nods to tradition. If you order your burger with "everything," you get what used to be everything. Brown mustard, relish and strong onions (now they keep ketchup under the counter for the rebels). Six of the stools are from the original location (the only 6 seats in the old store), and there's a picture of Mrs. Crabill on the wall. I grew up eating Crabill burgers (with chocolate milk), and I never miss the chance to stop in when I'm in town. You can get a Quarter Pounder with cheese anywhere in the world, but you will never match the ecstasy found here.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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A close up of a trio of doubles, topped with the condiments of choice here:  Brown mustard, sweet relish and onions.
"A close up of a trio of doubles, topped with the condiments of choice here: Brown mustard, sweet relish and onions."
Cliff Strutz





Dozens of burgers cook on the grill at the same time. In this small diner, their aroma is a huge appetizer.
"Dozens of burgers cook on the grill at the same time. In this small diner, their aroma is a huge appetizer."
Michael Stern


I used to always order singles at Crabill's, but after a side-by-side comparison, I will be switching to the doubles and the better meat-to-bun ratio.
"I used to always order singles at Crabill's, but after a side-by-side comparison, I will be switching to the doubles and the better meat-to-bun ratio."
Cliff Strutz


Assembly line cooking at its finest. Burgers are bunned and dressed at lightning speed.
"Assembly line cooking at its finest. Burgers are bunned and dressed at lightning speed."
Michael Stern


The burger making process starts when small balls of fresh ground meat are placed on the grill and smashed into patties.
"The burger making process starts when small balls of fresh ground meat are placed on the grill and smashed into patties."
Cliff Strutz


A pair of Crabill's cheeseburgers is a snack.
"A pair of Crabill's cheeseburgers is a snack."
Michael Stern


Our favorite burger place staff.
"Our favorite burger place staff."
Owen Medd


Working the grill.
"Working the grill."
Owen Medd


The menu board in May of 2015.
"The menu board in May of 2015."
Cliff Strutz


The photos of the current burger eating record holders are on prominent display.
"The photos of the current burger eating record holders are on prominent display."
Cliff Strutz


I drove up Crabill's Hamburgers (Urbana, OH) from Cincinnati after reading about it on Roadfood. They have a big new awaning/sign out front, attached is a is a photo of their new look. The inside and the pricing are still the same.
"I drove up Crabill's Hamburgers (Urbana, OH) from Cincinnati after reading about it on Roadfood. They have a big new awaning/sign out front, attached is a is a photo of their new look. The inside and the pricing are still the same."
Michael Cunningham



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