Greater Lafayette Dining Guide

Find Places to Eat in Greater Lafayette

We consider restaurants “casual” when dressing up (suit/dress) is not required, and dinner for 4 adults generally won’t exceed $60.00 (excluding cocktails/beer and tip). Casual restaurants that consider themselves steakhouses, or specialize in seafood, may run a little more expensive. These lists include the new “quick casual” restaurant concept, but do not include traditional “fast food” chain restaurants.

Greater Lafayette’s Favorite Restaurants

Want to help your favorite eatery make the top ten list? Find it’s listing (check by city or by cuisine, whichever is easier), go to its review page and roll your mouse over the stars… just click the number of stars you want to give it and you’re done!

  1. D.T. Kirby's
  2. Arni's
  3. Aunt Orva's Deli
  4. Texas Roadhouse
  5. Arni's Market Square
  6. Red Seven Bar and Grill
  7. The Black Sparrow
  8. Java Roaster
  9. Mountain Jack's
  10. Bistro 501


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Steak Houses

Steak Houses

We have a few very well known steakhouses in town. These places tend to be a little spendier than your average "American Cuisine" restaurant, but who doesn't expect that when you're going out for a fine cut of beef? In addition to our homegrown establishments, Greater Lafayette also sports the usual cadre of national chains. Read more

Pizza Places

College towns generally have an abundance of pizza joints -- Purdue and Greater Lafayette are no exception. We have your standard allotment of national and regional chains, but we also have a nice selection of local, family owned pizza places. Read more
Mexican Restaurants

Mexican Restaurants

Greater Lafayette's burgeoning Hispanic community has blessed us with several excellent restaurants that feature authentic dishes and desserts. In addition to the fantastic, authentic eateries, we also have a number of Tex-Mex and "Americanized Mexican" restaurants. For the record, Taco Bell isn't on our list because... well, because. Read more

Downtown Dining

The Downtown Lafayette area includes the Wabash Landing shopping center and the Levee area in West Lafayette, and from the Wabash River east to Ninth Street in Lafayette. There are a wide variety of dining options in the downtown area. From authentic French cuisine, to contemporary Asian, to Turkish, and everything in between, there is definitely a restaurant to suit every palette. Read more
Coffee Houses

Coffee Houses

Greater Lafayette has a number of traditional "coffee houses" in addition to shops and stands where you can grab a quick cup of joe to go. If you're jonesing for a caffeine fix, never fear, you're likely within 5 minutes of gourmet coffee. Read more

Bars and Taverns

Does the "Bars and Taverns" page need a whole lot of explanation? I'm guessing no. West Lafayette is college town, ergo, we have lots of bars. East of the Wabash isn't lacking in the tavern and brewpub department either. Whether you're looking for a sports bar, an Irish pub, an English pub, or a former speakeasy, Greater Lafayette has you covered. Read more

Greater Lafayette Community Calendar

 November 2020