Happening Now! Right now, the talk around town is about The Downtowner Restaurant, a Lafayette tradition since 1951. For over 50 years, this restaurant has been serving the community with homemade breakfasts and lunches that are fresh, hot and inexpensive. It is a hometown place serving country style cooking and welcomes all visitors to enjoy a moment to relax and start their day on a positive note.
Located in Market Square Plaza, this restaurant is a hidden gem located off a quiet one-way street. Once you find it, you will be happy you stopped! The Downtowner Restaurant is known for its fabulous breakfasts and there are many items on the menu you must try if you stop. Looking for light and fluffy pancakes? You cannot go wrong by ordering these on their menu! Definitely make sure you add a side of their crispy bacon, fried hash browns, and eggs made any way you want. Combine all four of these things and you are ordering one of their "syrup section" combinations.
Breakfast is served all day, and I would be remiss if I didn't mention their "scramblers" which is 3 eggs scrambled with everything including fresh vegetables, meats and cheeses. A few of these breakfast delights include the "garden scrambler", the "spicy scrambler" and the "southern scrambler" (a house favorite). The "southern scrambler" is 3 eggs scrambled with ham, onions, bacon, hash browns and covered with cheddar cheese. Served with a side of toast, this meal is very fulfilling and personally can be my breakfast and lunch for the day!
Not feeling like eating breakfast? Starting at 10:30 am a full lunch menu offering all types of sandwiches from a burgers to a reuben to an American classic, the sloppy joe. Indiana is known for their tenderloins and The Downtowner Restaurant takes it one step farther and soaks it in their buffalo sauce and adds melted mozzarella. Walla, you have their buffalo tenderloin that is spicy and delicious!
Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy. For more information about this restaurant and others in the area, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com