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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
“I like to call it the melting pot where the Midwest hospitality is warm and welcoming. Whether you are searching for a world class education, attending a sporting/musical/theatre event, or enjoy beautiful fountains and red brick architecture, you are sure to find it at Purdue. ”
  • 13 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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“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”
  • 10 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
Bar
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“I've honestly never had anything here that I didn't like. The menu ranges from pub food to grilled fish and it's all good. Loud inside, def a pub atmosphere. Often times they have live irish music, which is a lot of fun! 21 and over past 9pm I believe. Great patio too!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“hiking trails, paved and un paved, plus a playground and shelters, sledding hill in winter”
  • 7 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
Point of Interest
“Home of the Purdue Boilermaker football team. The cradle of quarterbacks. ”
  • 5 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
Restaurant
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“Airy, upmarket bistro serves French-influenced seasonal fare with a romantic vibe come night.”
  • 8 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
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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  • 3 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
Café
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“Nice atmosphere. Espresso drinks, salads, sandwiches and brick oven pizzas. ”
  • 5 locals recommend