Food & Drink
West Lafayette Restaurants & Breweries
Downtown Lafayette’s vibrant dining scene includes everything from a chic bistro to a relaxed alehouse with Indiana-brewed beers. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll find a place to eat that satisfies your appetite.
Beer and Wine
If you are looking for some local brews and wines, here are a few options to explore that will fit all different kinds of tastes and personalities. During the warmer months, some of these locations also offer outdoor seating!
Brokerage Brewing Company
Brokerage Brewing Company is a small brewery created with togetherness and community in mind. At this local business, only 5 minutes from The Whittaker Inn, you can find great beer and exceptional service. Brokerage believes that flourshing communities are built aroung compelling gathering spaces, and they live up to that belief.
Lafayette Brewing Company
One of Indiana’s original craft brewers! At the Brew Co, as they're known locally, they've been serving up quality pub fare in the large family dining area & taproom since 1993. In addition to house brewed ales & lagers, they also offer cider, wine and liquor, and house brewed root beer. The 2nd floor features a large Beer Hall for private banquets and events.
People's Brewing Company
The People's Brewing Company provides high quality hand-crafted beer to the people of Lafayette and they're passionate about community leadership; from music, to cycling, to eco-friendly initiatives . They offer a taproom, kitchen, large beer garden, and carryout at the brewery with staff trained on the brewing process and beer styles.
Teays River Brewing and Public House
Teays River Brewing and Public House carries on the legacy of the Teays River that once ran through Lafayette, IN. The river is no longer flowing but the Teays Valley, now buried underground, serves as an aquifer to provide Lafayette with water.
Thieme & Wagner Bar
This nano-brewery is a tight-knit, family-owned business that was founded by German immigrants prior to the US prohibition. The business was rekindled in 2018, and still produces the original recipe of “Bock Beer” from the 1800’s.
Wildcat Creek Winery
Wildcat Creek Winery offers a selection of high quality dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet, and fruit wines utilizing the high quality crops from regional growers. Stop by to learn, taste, and experience Hoosier hospitality at its finest!
Of course we would love for you to dine with us here at The Whittaker Kitchen, but if our dining room is full the Greater Lafayette restaurant community offers a range of cuisine to satisfy the preferences of everyone in your group. Whether it is a burger and pizza or a fine dining gourmet experience that you are looking for, these restaurants have been fan favorites of the guests at The Whittaker. For more area dining options you can check out Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette.
Arni's Lafayette Market Square
Arni’s has been an Indiana tradition for over 57 years serving pizza, salads, sandwiches and other family foods. In the words of Brad Cohen, “We’re so proud that people regard us a true community restaurant…Lasting 50-plus years in this industry is amazing, and you don’t do it by just thinking of yourself. You take care of the community, and let the community take care of you.”
Experience French cuisine with flair at this popular restaurant. Not far from some of Lafayette’s most renowned landmarks, Bistro 501 is the perfect setting for delectable food and a diverse wine list that represents so many world flavors. You’re sure to enjoy your dining experience when you visit one of the city’s beloved eateries.
The Bryant is a locally owned restaurant, dedicated to bring quality food in a comfortable upscale environment. A delectable brisket and short rib burger are two features of the cusine, and they proudly serve 12 of Indiana’s best drafts on tap in combination with several of Indiana’s up and coming Whiskeys and Bourbons.
East End Grill
Looking for a cozy establishment with an elegant feel, where you can dine and socialize? Then East End Grill should certainly come to mind! Delight in a scrumptious selection of lunch and dinner options, delicious appetizers, mouthwatering cocktails and other great menu items.
Katana Sushi and Ramen
Enjoy authentic, fresh Japanese cuisine from the sushi bar or kitchen of Katana. Enjoy a quiet, romantic dinner for two, meet a friend for affordable lunch specials, or relax at the sushi bar with a cocktail and fresh sushi - Chef's specials available.
This family owned and operated restaurant thrives on a love for this community and fresh, locally sourced food. La Scala has been voted “Greater Lafayette’s Best Italian Food” by the Journal & Courier’s readers year after year, and they are currently the longest-running fine dining restaurant in historic downtown Lafayette.
McGraw's Steak Chop and Fish House
Wonderfully situated in a historic waterfront location, this family-friendly restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy scrumptious steak and seafood. You’ll definitely take great pleasure in the warm atmosphere while sampling gourmet-style selections that will keep you coming back for more.
Experience casual fare in an atmosphere that’s as appetizing as the food itself. With three stone fireplaces and an overall welcoming feel, you’ll dine in comfort and style during every meal. Choose from a luscious variety of chicken, seafood and pork whenever you stop by this popular restaurant.
Nine Irish Brothers
Nine Irish Brothers Traditional IrishPub is family-owned & operated, and has been featured on the Big Ten Network’s Campus Eats. Winner of over 45 local Reader’s Choice Awards, Nine Irish Brothers features a full menu replete with Irish and American favorites, as well as a full bar.
A sister restaurant to Sweet Revolution Bakery, this establishment is "revolutionizing" the traditional flavors of barbecued meat. Bold tastes and mouth-watering meats can be found at this local favorite in Historic Downtown Lafayette.
Triple XXX Family Restaurant
Triple XXX has served as a staple of the local community since 1929. This famous diner has even been visited by Guy Fieri from the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. As stated on their website, "Better burgers. Unbelievable root beer. Breakfasts to die for. A praiseworthy piece of America’s past and present, can be found right here at The Triple XXX."
The culinary anchor of the historic Union Club Hotel at Purdue University, 8Eleven celebrates the trailblazing tradition of two of NASA’s most daring aerospace programs, Gemini 8 and Apollo 11, as well as the missions’ command pilot, Purdue alum Neil Armstrong. Their menu showcases modern and approachable American dishes and traditional French favorites.