Restaurant Name: The Other Pub
Location: 3000 South 9th Street Lafayette, IN (map it)
Phone: (765) 474-9527
Cuisine: American, Pub Grub
Review: I’ve had to go to the Other Pub twice in the past few weeks to get this review, because I keep forgetting to write it. But finally, here it is!
The Other Pub is located at the corner of Twyckenham Boulevard and 9th Street. It’s in the strip right next to the Big Apple Bagels. In fact, I believe the two owned and operated by the same people. They are connected so servers can go back and forth between the two.
The Other Pub has the look and feel of a regular American bar and grill. It has a very “Cheers” type feel to it. Wood tables, wood chairs, lots of browns. It’s pretty clean and the servers, in the pub area, are usually quite good.
The menu has some range, with lots of appetizers including Southwest Egg Rolls, loaded potato skins, and some kind of fried bread dough that’s a little overwhelming. They have sandwiches, burgers, salads, and wraps – pretty much something for everyone.
I’ve eaten in both the pub side and the bagel side and this time in particular I was with my family so I sat in the bagel side. I think, and I wouldn’t quote me on this, that families have to sit in the bagel side so that the pub can workaround the smoking ban.
We sat down in the bagel half and waited. And waited. And waited. Finally a waitress appeared and gave us some menus and then shuffled off to take the orders of another table, people who had also been waiting. She came back to get our drink orders and then took off, to places unknown. We didn’t see her again for a while.
She did finally come back and took our order. I ordered the Buffalo Chicken Salad. This salad was just iceberg lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes, onion, and chicken. The chicken was really not very good. It had some kind of weird breading that I didn’t care for. I wound up pushing it aside and just eating the greens. While I was eating it, I got a sort of déjà vu. I finally realized I had ordered this salad once before, and also didn’t like it.
I can say that the time before that I ordered a wrap and found it quite tasty, so it could just be that this particular salad isn’t good. My husband liked his French dip sandwich. They have a pretty good kids’ menu, including spaghetti, pizza, corn dogs, and more. And if you are going to take your family there, definitely go on Tuesday, because kids eat free.
The food was hit or miss. The service, this time, was pretty awful. The server had to go back and forth between the pub half and the bagel half, and my guess is she kept forgetting there were people on our side. Once we got our order in, the food didn’t really take long, but it just took forever to even get our orders placed.
My recommendation is to stop in for drinks and appetizers, but get your dinner somewhere else.
Kid friendly: Yes, but families have to sit in the bagel shop area.