Restaurant Name: Scotty’s Brewhouse
Location: 352 E State St. West Lafayette, IN (map it)
Phone: (765) 746-3131
Review: This doesn’t often happen to me, but I had a craving for a cheeseburger so we headed out to Scotty’s Brewhouse. Scotty’s is an Indiana chain that has really done well. It started in Bloomington at IU, and then proceeded to open locations in other Indiana college towns including Lafayette and Muncie. They’ve evan branched out to Indianapolis now.
They’ve got a great location in Wabash Landing, right across from Borders. The set up is very pub like with high tables and a big bar in the center. Don’t let the name fool you, they are very kid friendly. Plenty of high chairs and booster, an extensive kids’ menu including noodles, chicken fingers, corn dogs, and macaroni and cheese to name a few. Crayons too. My kids love it there.
The menu is pretty extensive and is available online. You can also order online for pick up. I’ve never done that, but I generally like online services. You know, because I’m a geek.
The food is kind of hit or miss. I wasn’t ecstatic about my burger to be honest, but that could be because I was overly romanticizing it in my head. The waffle fries are great and I’ve had some good wraps there too. I didn’t care for the grilled cheese when I had it, but I have really enjoyed their soups. I really think there is something for everyone here. They also have a full bar with lots of beer on tap.
I’ve always had very good service at Scotty’s and I think they do a good job of training their staff. The food generally comes out pretty quickly as well, which keeps the kiddos happy. Definitely a hot spot for the 20-something crowd, but pleasant for those of us of other ages as well.
Kid friendly: Yes.
Methods of payment: Cash or credit.
Price Range: Varies – around $8 – $13 per entrée.