The last few years seem almost like the renaissance of the Slider. No matter if it is a high-end New York eatery, or a local backroad greasy spoon, the small hamburger remains one of the most popular items on the American palette.
The Best Hamburger in America?
Comparing Crabill’s to a White Castle Slider is almost piling on the corporate chain. There is no comparison. Served with sweet relish and brown mustard (ketchup is frowned upon), the Crabill burger is a juicy delight.
Crabill’s menu is simple; a few other items are offered, but the Sliders remain the star after all these years. Sometime, I may try one of the hot dog varieties.
The Crabill family has been making hamburgers in Urbana since 1927. The restaurant moved to its current location on US 36 on the west side of Urbana in 1989.
The restaurant is small, featuring a close up grill, where the Slider-making can be watched in all its glory from a few bar stools arrayed at the front of the counter.
A visit to Crabill’s is highly recommended to any burger fan in the Midwest. Urbana isn’t far from the US Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Clifton Mill, Cedar Bog, or the hippie enclave at Yellow Springs. It’s a perfect lunch for a Western Ohio day trip.