If you know Chris Small, you know he is a big guy with a big appetite!  Chris loves eating out at the many great locally owned restaurants and pubs in the Miami Valley.  Each month he’ll share one of his favorites with you.

Archer’s Tavern – 9496 Dayton-Lebanon Pike Ÿ Centerville, Ohio  45458 – www.archerstavern.com

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Some Archer’s History…
In 1802, John Archer Jr. constructed a log cabin on the northeast corner of Main and Franklin Streets. It was out of this log cabin that Archer operated the “Sign of the Crossed Keys Tavern”. Historical records indicate that village and township political bodies conducted business and frequently met at John Archer Jr’s. Archer also assumed the responsibility of local Postmaster, which he ran from his tavern. Not only was Archer’s a center for local business, but it was a stopping point for many out of town travelers. Legend indicates that guests of the tavern included Louis Phillip, son of the King of France, the Prince of Joinville and General William Henry Harrison, who would later become the 9th President of the United States. Although the tavern was a business center, its main purpose was to act as a gathering place for members of the community to socialize, relax and meet friends and family while enjoying a hot meal and a cold beverage. Now, more than 200 years after John Archer Jr. established his tavern, Scott, Mike and Dan welcome you to the new “Archer’s Tavern.” They are confident that you will find good food, a cold drink and the perfect place to meet with friends and family.

I have to be honest…I never ate or drank at the original “Archer’s Tavern,” but I enjoy going to the relatively new one! I start with one of their many tapped selections and some of the Mozzarella Sticks served with marinara sauce.

The next decision gets a little tougher. Should I be healthy and get one of their numerous salads like the Citrus Chicken Salad (their fresh salad mixed with a Balsamic dressing, grilled chicken, celery, mandarin oranges, cranberries, bleu cheese crumbles and almonds)? Incredible. BUT…I love the Barbecue Chicken Pizza made with Hickory BBQ sauce, grilled chicken, green peppers, onions, cheddar and jack cheeses. Very Delicious. It’s a tough call, for sure.

Archer’s also serves excellent sandwiches like the Gourmet Grilled Cheese made with cheddar, Monterey Jack, mozzarella, and white cheddar cheeses with Dijon mustard on sourdough. I would definitely add bacon. Yum! The menu features numerous delicious entrees and wonderful deserts. The food and service are incredible! Enjoy!