The Candy Man, Steve Strabbing, traveled through Franklin, Indiana last week. And whenever Steve is within twenty miles of Franklin, he rolls downtown to Grill Bar.
It's not hyperbole to say that Grill Bar in Franklin, Indiana makes the Best Burger in Indiana.
This is the Best Burger in Indiana.
Soft, moist, mouthwatering peppery patties; warm, melted cheese that hugs the roof of your mouth like a blanket; and all the little extras you want: from jalapeños and spicy mustard to bacon, pickles, onions, rings, and sweet peppers. The bun is just robust enough to hold it all together without getting in the way. The experience is other-worldly, like learning the meaning of life and having the peace and understanding of the universe wash through you all at once.
153 E Jefferson St
Franklin, IN 46131
Let's hear it, though. Grill Bar: Franklin. The Best Burger in Indiana. Let Steve know of any challengers in the comments, because he'd love, love, love to put this claim to the test this summer.
Steve is Sales Director and Portfolio Manager for Indiana Small Batch. To succeed in his herculean role, Steve utilizes tremendous thought, care, communication, and empathy. And truly to win the day, Steve also must travel. From the cockpit of a fuel-efficient Ford Maverick, Steve can bounce from Ft. Wayne to Evansville, South Bend to Lafayette, Indianapolis to Merrillville, and to each and every small and mid-sized Hoosier hamlet in between.
Thoughtfully and competently slinging craft whiskey all day, coupled with the demands of life on the road, take energy. And our man, Steve, receives his energy from the long and lazy line of independent, craft burger pubs, shawarma shops, taco trucks, and wing eateries that track throughout the state of Indiana.
Steve knows whiskey. And needless to say, in his line of work, Steve knows food. Check out Steve's trail of independent, Indiana restaurants here. Know of an Indiana food joint Steve should visit? Let him know!