Excellent | Worth a Detour
Review by: Roadfood Team
D.T. Kirby’s offers more than just bar food, with signature sandwiches, burgers, and hot dogs that will please pretty much every palate; a taste of Chicago. They even have Old Style, a Chicago favorite, on tap.
The first time I entered the place, Don was out by the bar talking to customers, and greeted me as a long lost friend. Everyone who walks in is a friend of Don’s. You can find him tending bar, in the small kitchen, or taking drinks or food out to the tables. The sandwiches are things Don has come up with over the years, serving them up to friends and family at home. The food served at D.T. Kirby’s is not for the faint of heart; it is hearty.
What should I eat at D.T. Kirby’s?
The signature sandwich, the 6th and Main, is a tribute to the location of the restaurant, on Main Street near 6th Street. This monster has six different meats and four cheeses with four slices of bread. I had them slice it in half so I could try to tackle it in sections. I ended up eating the second half at home the next day. They also offer a smaller Dagwood sandwich that is only a triple-decker. Other sandwiches include a Cuban, pastrami, Ruben, pork tenderloin, and a thing called Uncle, among others.
Their burgers are half-pound Angus. The lineup includes the Wimpy (the basic burger), chili burger, the bar burger (with two half-pound patties), and the Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger, which is so good.
One thing that has been lacking in the area is a good Chicago-style hot dog. With the relatively close proximity to the Windy City, it is sad that no one had a good dog. That was until D.T. Kirby’s came to town. Featuring a quarter-pound Vienna Beef dog, the Chicago Dog sports mustard, neon green relish, and sport peppers just like you would find outside Soldier Field or in Wrigleyville. They don’t stop there. D.T. Kirby’s has a whole roster of hot dogs covering the entire spectrum, including favorites consumed in New York, LA, Italy, and Brazil.
Currently, D.T. Kirby’s offers a limited breakfast menu on the weekends, starting at 8 am. Their freshly made sausage gravy rivals, and may even surpass, the gravy from the famous XXX (or Triple X) across the river in West Lafayette. D.T. Kirby’s features bread from Great Harvest Bread Company in Lafayette, delivered fresh daily. The kitchen is open until 3 am every day. *Original post by Steve Panza*
Directions & Hours
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|