A sign indicated that it's the oldest pub in the county. It dates back to 1857. I was pretty hangry, so I got in quick and found a table. Being from Illinois, I forget that when you go to Indiana people can still smoke indoors there. I haven't been in a restaurant or bar that you can smoke inside for a very long time. If I wasn't so hangry, I may have moved on to another spot because I'm not a smoker, but I'm glad I stayed because my burger was pretty fantastic.
As soon as I peeked at the menu, I realized that I had tried Franklin House before at a burger fest where they were serving their House Burger - with Swiss cheese, bacon, fried egg, peanut butter and mayo on a pretzel bun. That's not the kind of burger you forget.
I'd ordered a salad, thinking it would come first, but I asked for a side salad, so I guess I goofed and she brought it as a side. Anyway, the salad ended up being monstrous and I wanted to eat the burger while it was hot, so I tried a bite and took the salad home. It made a nice dinner later in the evening. The burger and tots were more than filling. I took home half of the burger, too. It was an awesome lunch and a spot I'd revisit it again for sure.
58 Campbell St.