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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
University
“Visit one of the Big Colleges in the country, Purdue Univerisity! Only 10 minutes away.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Delicious food and unique menu, very reasonably priced liquor and good drinks. It is pretty loud in the evening, so don't go here if you want to enjoy a quiet dinner. It turns into a bar atmosphere about 8-9pm and the lights get turned down too low a little too early for my liking, but we still eat here regularly because we enjoy the food:) 21 and over only”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fresh, delicious, authentic Italian food. Every dish we serve is handcrafted with seasonal flavors. We incorporate local ingredients; in fact, we even grow many ingredients at our very own Small Wonder Farm. Join us for amazing Italian food fresh from Indiana.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Diner
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“Triple XXX is named after a brand of root beer that has been served in West Lafayette since the 1920s, but it’s the burgers that have put this spot on the map. Featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives", Guy Fieri was very impressed by this establishment. “That’s a good burger,” he declared of one option featuring two cheese-smothered patties nestled on a toasted bun. Special Dishes: Double Cheeseburger, Triple XXX Root Beer”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you like Irish cuisine you will love this restaurant. It has all the fixings and atmosphere of the Irish! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“his 80-acre park offers two age-appropriate playgrounds (on for kids from 2 to 5, and another for those 5 to 12), five picnic shelters (reservable), and miles of trails and foot paths (including a stretch of the Wabash Heritage Trail that connects to 18 miles of trails between Fort Ouiatenon and the Tippecanoe Battlefield).”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Home of the Purdue Boilermaker football team. The cradle of quarterbacks. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Highly recommended bar. You can meet lots of young people here. Pop corn is free.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Airy, upmarket bistro serves French-influenced seasonal fare with a romantic vibe come night.”
  • 8 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“New American restaurant and bar. Open for lunch and dinner with patio seating. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lafayette Brewing Company is one of many breweries in Lafayette and the downtown area. They have great food and a great selection of brews. Great place to meet the locals, or have a meal and stroll around downtown to the many shops. Families welcome ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Clean, cute bakery! Amazing GF & DF options! For: Meeting a Friend, Solo Recommendation(s): Iced Chai, any Bakery Good :)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Filled with trails, this is great for an afternoon walk or bike ride. Very peaceful and beautiful! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great burgers and bar. If you want to watch a game this is the place to go. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Nice atmosphere. Espresso drinks, salads, sandwiches and brick oven pizzas. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Delicious food and unique menu, very reasonably priced liquor and good drinks. It is pretty loud in the evening, so don't go here if you want to enjoy a quiet dinner. It turns into a bar atmosphere about 8-9pm and the lights get turned down too low a little too early for my liking, but we still eat here regularly because we enjoy the food:) 21 and over only”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh, delicious, authentic Italian food. Every dish we serve is handcrafted with seasonal flavors. We incorporate local ingredients; in fact, we even grow many ingredients at our very own Small Wonder Farm. Join us for amazing Italian food fresh from Indiana.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Diner
“Triple XXX is named after a brand of root beer that has been served in West Lafayette since the 1920s, but it’s the burgers that have put this spot on the map. Featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives", Guy Fieri was very impressed by this establishment. “That’s a good burger,” he declared of one option featuring two cheese-smothered patties nestled on a toasted bun. Special Dishes: Double Cheeseburger, Triple XXX Root Beer”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“If you like Irish cuisine you will love this restaurant. It has all the fixings and atmosphere of the Irish! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Highly recommended bar. You can meet lots of young people here. Pop corn is free.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Airy, upmarket bistro serves French-influenced seasonal fare with a romantic vibe come night.”
  • 8 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“New American restaurant and bar. Open for lunch and dinner with patio seating. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Lafayette Brewing Company is one of many breweries in Lafayette and the downtown area. They have great food and a great selection of brews. Great place to meet the locals, or have a meal and stroll around downtown to the many shops. Families welcome ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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