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“Best Old Style Bar/Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of DT Kirby's

DT Kirby's
605 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
765 429 6666
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Ranked #16 of 200 Restaurants in Lafayette
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Germantown, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“Best Old Style Bar/Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

DT Kirbys was recommended as a great late night place to eat and feel like a local patron. Walking up to the place we were led in by a friendly, all smiles gentleman that I felt like I had known for years. Of course it turned out to be the owner Don. The place is small, noisy and filled with locals from neighborhood residents to the local college students. Sports are on all over the place on every wall and surprisingly not on the ceiling or floor. Good selection of drinks, especially the IPAs on draft. Food, well there is a good menu and it is good. The best part of the place is seeing Don greet everyone as they come, walk around and chat with everyone and for us sitting down to talk about where he came from and how he got the bar. Also our connection with the University of Colorado... this place is like Cheers, it is where everyone knows your name and they're always glad you came. So to Don and the staff at DT Kirbys, we raise our glass of Jameson Irish Whiskey and thank you for a great evening.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Best Burger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

kinda odd eating off a table that looks like came from junk heap, but you forget about it after a few bites of your burger. Very small, but worth.

Visited September 2012
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Camden, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The best fried mushrooms ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Excellent food. Fun for the kids. It is pretty dirty though, so you have to be ready for that. You won't beat the service, food and friendliness for the price. Go and just don't let the fact that your shoes stick to the floor get to you :-)

Visited June 2012
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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“Great food for the money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Cheap, greasy, and delicious if you are looking for some great value in town. Owner of the bar was great. A great place to hang out with friends.

Visited March 2012
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West Lafayette
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“Local bar, bar food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Nondescript Main Street location, a decent Chicago-style hot dog and a local-brew beer. Don't remember seeing a sign to identify the place, furniture is mis-matched, hard to tell how clean it is. If your expectations aren't high, a good place for lunch and a beer with a friend. But there are other bars that seem to try harder.

Visited July 2012
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