American Diner, Drive-In

2 N Salisbury St, West Lafayette, IN 47906 (Chauncey Hill)
Phone: 765.743.5373

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Cuisine: American Diner, Drive-In
Address: 2 N Salisbury St, West Lafayette, IN 47906 (Chauncey Hill)
Phone: 765.743.5373

triple xxx
The Triple XXX (you only say one X) diner, also affectionately known as “Tri Chi”, is another Purdue institution that everyone should experience at least once during their tenure at the West Lafayette campus. Triple XXX’s brown and orange striped building is perched precariously on the steep slope of State Street, just down from Chauncey Hill mall and just above the shops at Wabash Landing and the Levee, and features traditional greasy spoon/diner fare replete with lunch counter and stools.

5 Responses to “Triple XXX”

  1. Kathy says:

    I went to Purdue in the early 90’s and their burgers were awesome! I still put peanut butter on my burgers thanks to them!

  2. Vicki Bellah says:

    I grew up in Lafayette, Indiana and Triple XXX was my favorite place to eat, and I still love it. Having moved to Nevada over 30 years ago, I always make a stop at TripleXXX whenever I visit Indiana. Their burger can’t be beat. It is still my favorite after all these years!!!

  3. Ken Bower says:

    I was born and raised in Lafayette, and Triple XXX was my posse’s favorite hangout from my high school days 1951-1954 back when it was a drive in or sit in restaurant offering the best burgers, and root beer in Indiana.

    I have returned to Lafayette infrequently since leaving Lafayette and vowing never to live north of I-10 again on purpose in 1954 (Jacksonville FL to Santa Monica CA) and probably made trips once every few years up until 1991, but always including trips to Triple XXX, Arni’s Pizza, and Cracker Barrel each visit. Next month I will attend my family’s reunion for the first time since 1991 (the last time I was in Lafayette) and will visit Triple XXX once again.

    Kenneth R. (Dick) Bower
    Jefferson High School, Class of 1954

  4. Roger says:

    Great food, great service, and cash only which to us is a plus…nice place for a great burger…

  5. Purdue 13 says:

    This food is very good. Fo breakfast, lunch or dinner this is an excelent choice. Reasonable prices and open 24 hrs. There is something to eat there at all hrs. And have a glass of rootbeer.

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