- Cute building!

My hometown diner in Chillicothe, Ohio

Little diner thriving after all these years.

2y ago

Carl's Townhouse for me is all about the burgers. Real burger sliders. You use to actually see them press the burgers on the grill top. Not so much anymore. They are still just as good.

Don't be in a hurry for your food. When you come here, always expect a wait. They are not fast food.

Carl's Townhouse have a basic menu with different daily specials. When you do things right, there's no need for a big menu. They are also open for breakfast, but I have not had the chance to try it yet.

A bit of history

A bit of history

The history of the restaurant is on the back of every menu. I couldn't really get any pictures inside due to customers. This is where some of the locals eat.

If you ever find yourself driving through or close to Chillicothe, Ohio, swing in and get yourself a double cheeseburger basket. That is what we normally get, but we have onion rings instead of their fries. They also have a good fried tenderloin sandwich as well.

Hope to see you there!

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Comments (24)

  • I can just imagine the waitress coming over and asking for your order, when you've actually only read the back of the menu.

    Sounds like a charming place.

      2 years ago
    • Lol most people that go there usually don't need the menu. Its one of those places you are going there for the one certain dish.

        2 years ago
    • But what if you're an Australian tourist?

        2 years ago
  • Thanks for posting.

    The burger sliders are interesting, as they are closer to the 1920s size than the current large versions, that seem to be served in most other places.

    Keeping the ingredients list simple and mainstream, with lettuce, bread roll, green peppers, tomato ketchup, mustard, pickles, and a simple burger patty, is a refreshing change.

    I also prefer crinkle cut fries, because the larger surface area requires a bit less cooking, so there's a small cooking fuel cost saving.

    The one thing that is rapidly fading into Aussie history, is the small, local modest diner, corner store, or fish n chip shop, and gone with it, sadly, are the reasonably priced meals.

    If someone were to open something similar to Carls in Australia, perhaps towards the outskirts of medium sized country towns, or next to highway petrol stations, I daresay they would be well received.

      1 year ago
    • Diners do seem to do really well. This one is not on a main strip so it is kept busy by locals that enjoy their food and it is reasonably priced as well.

        1 year ago
    • I would say that probably in the future, we shall see more reasonably priced , smaller diners. Everyone likes, or more accurately, needs a bargain.

      When the GFC occurred, McDonalds responded by lowering their food prices, and their wages...

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        1 year ago
  • Some of the best food is found at small diners like this. I go to Ohio sometimes, they have so many. Thanks for sharing your local one 😊

      1 year ago
    • Thanks for reading it, maybe you'll get the chance to try it out. Diners are great!

        1 year ago
  • Don’t they also host a big bike week in that town?

      2 years ago
  • Go Bucks!!!!

      1 year ago