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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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Dozens of burgers cook on the grill at the same time.  In this small diner, the aroma is a huge appetizer.
"Dozens of burgers cook on the grill at the same time. In this small diner, the aroma is a huge appetizer."
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 nice little snack.
"A pair of Crabill's cheeseburgers is a nice little snack."
Michael Stern


At the counter, you can watch the cooked burgers assembled and dressed at lightning speed.
"At the counter, you can watch the cooked burgers assembled and dressed at lightning speed."
Michael Stern


Assembly line burger-making at its finest
"Assembly line burger-making at its finest"
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


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


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


Beverages cost more than hamburgers; but you'll need a half-dozen burgers to sate a healthy appetite.
"Beverages cost more than hamburgers; but you'll need a half-dozen burgers to sate a healthy appetite."
Michael Stern


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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