Triple XXX Family Restaurant – West Lafayette, IN

As we made our way home from Indiana Dunes State Park, I was consulting my list, looking for options.  Headed south, I realized we were going to be driving right by West Lafayette, Indiana.   And there was an entry there from Hamburger America – Triple XXX Family Restaurant.  That made our lunch choice easy.  Located just off the Purdue campus, parking, with a trailer, wasn’t a walk in the park, but we did find a place down the block and walked back. 

It’s a classic drive-in – in fact it is Indiana’s first and oldest, opened in 1929.  It’s known for Triple XXX root beer (made since 1895), diner-style breakfasts and burgers.  As we were there for lunch, we chose burgers.  Mid-pandemic, we opted against eating on the patio (the inside was closed, at the time) and took our lunch back to the trailer to eat.  I chose the “Boilermaker Pete”:

“a Triple-decker beauty! 1/3lb. chop steak, 2 slices of American cheese loaded with grilled onions on a toasty sesame bun.”.  That’s their description – my version had no grilled onions.  This was a classic griddled burger, gooey with cheese and delicious.  With the thin hand-cut fries and that root beer, it was definitely a winner of a stop. 

Triple XXX Family Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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