Classic Purdue Eats

April 10, 2018

| Tori Houk

Your parents are coming to visit and they want you to go out to eat, but they want to experience some “Classic Purdue cuisine”. Where do you go? We have the answer for you, here is your go-to list of classic restaurants around Purdue’s campus:


Triple XXX

The go-to tradition. Triple XXX, or as some Purdue alum call it Tri Chi, is a diner that has been around for as long as we can remember. They host bar rail seating only while you are surrounded by Purdue memories. Most people go to enjoy the famous Triple XXX Root Beer accompanied by the Duane Purvis peanut butter burger. Even Guy Fieri brought Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives to show America this infamous burger. This is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Don’t forget, this establishment is cash only, but there is an on-site ATM if you need it.



This is the hub of Purdue memorabilia. Every wall you see will have some sort of picture, signature or sports equipment imaginable. This italian restaurant can be found at the bottom of Chauncey Hill. You cannot go wrong with a large pizza and a side of Bruno Dough to share with all! So sit back, eat, relax and take in the Boilermaker history.


Nine Irish

Looking for a hearty meal and a great atmosphere? Nine Irish Brothers is your place. Head on into this authentic Irish pub to enjoy corned beef and cabbage and a big Guinness. The shepherd’s pie with soda bread is my personal fav. Some nights, this eatery will host a live band for your entertainment. Bring mom and dad for a great dinner and a show!


Harry’s Chocolate Shop

If you have reached the prime age of 21, Harry’s is always a winning restaurant. This place was rumored to have been a speakeasy disguised as a chocolate shop during the prohibition era, but now is the hottest bar on Purdue’s campus. They have plenty of drinks flowing, but also have some of the best bar food around. You can get anything from a burger with a side of Harry’s chips or a chicken quesadilla and cajun ranch fries (my #1). Your parents will love the tradition this bar holds, and you will enjoy they drinks!


There are plenty of options around Purdue to eat, but when you are looking to revel in the tradition, we have the spots for you. Where are some of your favorite places to get a bite to eat around campus?

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