You have driven by and seen the packed parking lot, so you know something is up. Archer’s Tavern has just surpassed its 3rd year in business and is still cookin’ right along in more ways than one. Owner’s Dan Apolito, Scott Dorsten and Mike Fullenkamp have a great formula for success. Good food, good drink, and affordable prices. The owners also immerse themselves in the community, donating to various churches, charities and youth organizations. The belief is “If you do good things for people, it will come back to you.” The menu, which is printed on newspaper, keeps customers coming back for sure.
Archer’sm, located at 9496 Dayton Lebanon Pike, is a family pub-style restaurant named after John Archer Jr. who owned Centerville’s first tavern. This nod to history is true to form with ownership’s belief in local involvement.
From Burgers and Pizzas, to Salads and Craft Beers, there is something for everyone at Archer’s Tavern. Don’t forget the special events they showcase from time to time.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Family Friendly Atmosphere with a pub feel. You could bring the kids here after a soccer game, or sit at the bar with some friends.
— Great Craft Beer selection on tap and in bottles. Archer’s partners with regional breweries for some rare, delicious selections. Their rotating selection is sure to please thirsty patrons.
— Affordable meals with most selections in the $7-$10 range. They even have a burger for under $4.
— Don’t miss their special events throughout the year. Whether it is a crawfish boil to celebrate their anniversary or a beer/menu tasting featuring Goose Island beers, these events are worth checking out. Stay tuned to their website and Facebook Page to keep up with the latest happenings. Here is EXCLUSIVE SCOOP on the next upcoming event !
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Archer’s will feature a CHILI COOKOFF on Saturday, September 14th from 2pm-4pm. Do you have a winning recipe? Limited to 20 entrants, the winning person’s chili will be featured on the Archer’s menu for an entire year. There is also a cash prize of $200. To enter the contest, stop into Archers Tavern, but do it quickly as space is limited to the first 20 entrants. Food Adventures will be celebrity judges and you can be a judge too! Just show up the day of the event and pay $10 to sample the 20 chili entries and cast your vote. Join us for this FOOD ADVENTURE ! The money collected will go to the Centerville High School Culinary Student fund or the Archer’s Scholarship Fund. Again, Archer’s is giving back to the community. We love and respect that.
With so much going on in this place, we offer up our suggestions on some of the best. As with all of our Food Adventures, we have been here numerous times and tried almost everything on the menu.
If you have not yet been to Archer’s, let Big Ragu, Chef House and Hungry Jax point you in the right direction.
— THE BRANDON BURGER: This burger is a favorite. It features a fried egg and bacon all on top of a fresh Zink’s Meat Market Burger. It is quite simply one of the best burgers in town.
— ARCHER’S ALE: An ESB (Extra Special Bitter), that is an original craft beer. A quality brew to be appreciated by the beer connoisseur in you. Smooth and easy, this is an enjoyable drink for those ESB lovers.
— CITRUS CHICKEN SALAD – Grilled chicken on a bed of fresh greens, mixed with a balsamic dressing. Other toppings include mandarin oranges, cranberries, bleu cheese crumbles and almonds. A healthy and tasty alternative!
— THE MARGHERITA PIZZA: Fresh Mozzarella and a smooth tomato sauce is the key to this pizza. Fresh basil leaves and Roma tomatoes top off this vegetarian pie nicely.
— THE PHILLY CHEESESTEAK: A heaping sandwich filled with meat, peppers and melted provolone cheese. You can also request cheese whiz on this monster. We say, go for it. This is how they do it in Philadelphia. Your choice of ribeye steak or chicken for the meat.
— THE STICKY BURGER: A burger with peanut butter on it? YES! The result is a unique taste, reminiscent of a Thai Peanut Sauce. This burger is the Big Ragu’s Favorite. It also comes with bacon and smoked pepper jack cheese. This is a curiously good burger that you won’t soon forget.
— CRAZY UNCLE JESTER’S HOT SAUCE: Archer’s is partnered with a local hot sauce maker that really lights things up. Make sure and ask your waitress to bring out some different flavored bottles of Crazy Uncle Jester’s Hot Sauce. Add it to some wings, chili or whatever you want to pack a wallop of flavor. Good stuff here, some of it isn’t for the squeamish.
Finally, this article would be incomplete if we didn’t talk about the servers. Our many experiences have shown us that this friendly staff cares about the customers and shows commitment in offering good service. The management instills this belief from the top down. If you love decent prices for good food, then give Archer’s Tavern a shot. This place is about relaxing in a fun eatery. Our advice is, scan the beer selection, order a burger or one of our ‘must eats’ and then… enjoy. In this Food Adventure, you can be sure that Archer’s will hit the bullseye !
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