This Clark County restaurant claims one of the BEST burgers in the Midwest. Here’s how to get it.

Editor's Note: This feature first published on July 28, 2017.

Restaurant: 571 Grill & Draft House

Location: 12389 Milton-Carlisle Road (Ohio 571), New Carlisle

Telephone: (937) 845-0089


The building was constructed in the late 1950s and titled The Hilltop. In the early ’90s Tom Whitmer bought it and named it Tom’s Deli & Carryout. He placed his business up for sale in 2000.

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Tim and Brandy Juday (pronounced “Joo-day”) lived in North Muskegon, Mich., at that time. They both worked in the retail industry and were looking for new career opportunities. Brandy’s family members live in Tipp City and told Tim and Brandy that this commercial property was for sale in a great location in New Carlisle. Soon afterward they purchased the site and they and their two children relocated here to start anew.

They kept the familiar Tom’s Deli & Carryout name attached to their new business until they recognized they had to change its name to signify a dining hall. They renamed their establishment 571 Grill & Draft House.

This year, the Ohio House of Representatives honored the 571 Grill & Draft House owners and its 20 dedicated staff members with a plaque of recognition for their outstanding business ethics.

Also, 571 Grill was featured in the national publication Travel Pulse as being (one of) “The six best places to grab a burger in the Midwest.”

The menu

Beverages: Aqua Falls Reverse Osmosis H2O-free; Pepsi, Coca-cola, or Iced Tea-$2.50 (bottles only); Domestic beers-$3; Craft beers (fourteen rotating taps)-$4; Flight of beers (four)-$5; Wine (bottles only)-$12 & up.

Starters: Homemade Pub Chips (w/571 sauce)-$5; Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheeses Balls- $7.

Salads: Pasta Salad-$3; Grilled Chicken Salad, or Taco Salad-$9.

Burgers (made from a blend of brisket, chuck flats, and Angus ground chuck) (w/fries & salad): Glazed Donut Bacon Cheeseburger-$10; The 571 Haystack-$12; Mac Daddy Burger; Bacon Cheeseburger; Cheeseburger; Patty Melt; Turkey Burger

Sandwiches (w/fries & salad): The Italian-$9; Grilled Rueben-$10.

Pizzas: Small (9 inches)-$8; Medium (12 inches)-$12; Large (14 inches)-$15; Gourmet Pizzas-$13 to $22.

Wings: Sweet N’ Sassy Smoked Wings-$6.50 (five)/ $10 (ten).

Dessert: (Cast iron) Skillet Cookie (6 inches) is served w/scoop of ice cream & drizzled in chocolate syrup-$5.


Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. However, the owners say that they close “when the phone stops ringing and the door stops swinging!”

More information

Reservations accepted for Monday-Thursday visits only.

Military personnel receive a 10 percent discount with I.D.

“Taco Tuesday” has tacos for $2 with no limit. “Burger and a Beer Night” every Thursday has any burger with any domestic beer/craft beer for $12 dollars.

571 Grill & Draft House owners proudly call attention to “quality, freshness, local” in everything they serve at “The best little draft house in town.”

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