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“A trip down memory lane...”

Triple XXX Family Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: The 1st Drive-In in Indiana! Serving delicious burgers & the best root beer! Breakfast all-day! Featured on The Food Network "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives!"
Reviewed August 25, 2013

I woke up the morning of July 15th thinking about Anton Dvorak - and the tune from the Largo of his ninth symphony running through my head - more specifically, Paul Robeson’s magnificent voice singing the words to “Going Home”. Yes, boys and girls, this was the last day of Joan and Mike’s Great Adventure - the Lake Michigan Circle Tour.

Our first stop on the trip home was West Lafayette, Indiana for lunch.

In recent years the terms “XXX” and “Family”, for the most part, were never seen together. However, these two terms have been together for a long, long time in West Lafayette - and that is where we chose to have lunch.... at the XXX Family Restaurant. It has been there since 1929. The “XXX” part of their name is due to the very good draft rootbeer they serve - the brand name of which is “XXX”. The rootbeer I am told has been around since 1908.

The XXX Family restaurant has no tables, but will seat about fifty or more folks on stools along a counter which travels back and forth around a center area from where the wait staff serves you. They offer breakfast all day but we chose to have lunch. Joan had the Leroy Loin sandwich with onion rings. I had the Bert Burger which features bacon, cheese, lettuce & tomato with seasoned fries. We both drank a rootbeer. The sandwiches were good but nothing to rave about. The fries and onions rings were okay. But the rootbeer - it was excellent. By the way, there is a covered area where cars can park and get “curb service” between five and ten in the evenings. $28 for the experience (including tax and tip).

6  Thank joan&mike
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Great as always for this Midwestern classic. Food was great and service was good. The only thing is that the are not always open 24 hours now. It still is a Lafayette classic and must stop.

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4  Thank Bgfire539
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

My wife and I stopped here for lunch on our way across the country. Tasty food (I got the Duane Purvis peanut butter burger) and very good house-made root beer. Typical diner with set stools around a counter, staff was friendly and efficient. They have drive-in spots for cars, but no service until 5pm.

2  Thank Mark L
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Cool place to eat, cash only, counter/stool seating only. Good breakfast and burgers. fun atmosphere!

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2  Thank cubsfan53
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

As a college student I love Triple XXX! The food is great, the service is quick, and prices are more than accommodating for any budget! Whether you're looking for a quick snack, a large meal, or an ice cream treat I would definitely recommend it!

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2  Thank ashleyscott30
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