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Hour Time
Hour Time
  • Address:
    4343 State Road 26 East
    Lafayette, IN 47905
    Lafayette / West Lafayette
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Hour Time Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hourtimerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (765) 448-4669
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jose Del Real
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Hour Time offers private dining rooms for parties as small as six and as large as forty. We also offer banquet facilities for up to 250. Host your wedding reception, birthday bash, corporate event or holiday party. We can customize any event to meet your every need.
  • Private Party Contact: Jay Hillwig (765) 448-4669

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State road 26 and Interstate 65
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Hour Time
Dining under the station clock at the Hour Time Restaurant is a Lafayette tradition. Featuring a blend of elegance and comfort with incredible food and excellent service, Hour Time is the ideal setting for business meals, romantic evenings, or family gatherings. With dining tables on four levels surrounding a forty foot live Ficus tree, the atmosphere is truly unique. Hour Time serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week. Dinner, along with a menu of lighter fare, is also served in our spacious lounge area which includes a full service bar. Private dining rooms are available for parties from six to thirty. For lunch and dinner, exciting weekly specials are offered from our award winning kitchen. With our staff of experienced professionals, we can assist with any special occasion, from business meetings to birthday parties to family reunions.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I follow a low carb lifestyle and Our Time's staff and chef went out of their way to accommodate us. My husband had the walleye which they cooked with the pecan coating instead of the breading. They were very helpful and we appreciate it :)"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Hour Time is our favorite place to go to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. They gave us a small cake for our anniversary. Staff was great with our kids. Love, love, love Hour Time!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I feel like this restaurant should be busier. We stopped for lunch on a Friday during the noon hour and there were very few other diners. Although that fact worried me, there was definitely no reason to worry. The soups were house made and delicious, served hot. I had the white meat chicken salad and loved it, and my husband had a club wrap. I'd love to see this hidden gem do a stronger business because it's truly a great find. We'll be back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "In my youth, this was the height of fine dining in Lafayette, drawing people from all over west central Indiana. Now, it looks a bit dated, the food's salty and the wait staff are more akin to who you'd find at a Waffle House (and I love that place for on-a-trip fare). I had to keep asking--for forks, for instance. And the waitress blew by so quickly, she couldn't hear us or see that the table was missing things like service items. I will say, though, that the manager did remove the cup of soup from our bill--an unexpected kindness. I just remember how Hour Time and Mountain Jacks were the two dress-up restaurants in town. I miss that."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was under staffed. It was fathers day! The first two chairs i sat in had syrup on the arms. The one waitress is good at her job but she was trying to do the work of three people. Only the management is to blame. The food and drinks were fine."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent food, flavorful with nice presentation. Great service. Very good Bar scene and service. Friendly staff. Not your Hotel food. Don't be fooled. Give it a try. You'll be a fan. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Hour Time has been our place to celebrate special occasions, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, and retirements for many years. The food is always exceptional, and the service friendly and prompt. The dessert cake that is an added specialty of the hour time and takes the stress out of ordering a dessert. This cake is provided when you inform the staff of the reason for the celebration."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had a party of 9 for a celebration of my daughter's college graduation. The waitress did the best she could, but she had at least 2 large tables and appeared to be having a bit of trouble keeping up. The food was decent, but the baked potatoes were less than hot. One member of our group's steak was cooked a bit too much and we requested A1 only to wait for a while to receive the sauce. Another's sweet potato fries were not done and a couple were even frozen. They replaced them and the replacement order was fine. Not sure I will return. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Hour time was a very popular restaurant when it opened in Lafayette in the late 70's. It had a good chef and was possibly the best restaurant in town during that era. Unfortunately, the food, the decor, and the ambiance hasn't changed since then. If you're hankering for some 1970's cuisine, by all means try their chicken Florentine, their fettucciini alfredo, or their peppercorn steak with whiskey sauce. If however you want a good cut of beef cooked with fresh spices, or fresh vegetables, or something that tastes a little more 21st century, avoid this place. The service was good. The decor hasn't changed since the fern bar 70's and has lots of steps, so it's not good for an aging costumer."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A group of 8 neede a central site between Lake and Marion counties. We've at Hour Time as individuals and other small groups. It's always great. Everyone enjoys the food and as the planner, I appreciate the flexibility of the staff, especially the server, to allow us meeting time with serving squeezed in. We'll be back. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside and the inside is a little dated. However, the food and service were fantastic. We had a waitress and trainee, who seemed to be doing a good job at training. Choices for food were wide and we ran the gamut for what the five of us ordered. The food came out in good time, came out piping hot, and was quite delicious. Good choice for desserts and they satisfied everyone's sweet tooth. Overall it was a good experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I need a low sodium choice. I ordered citrus salmon with no added salt. Few places can do that because most are marinated or already salted. The citrus and steamed vegetables that came with the salmon were great. The service was efficient and pleasant."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary that evening. The food was great and the service was wonderful. We were disappointed by the lack of dress code. This should be a fine dining experience, so customers should be encouraged to leave the sweat pants and pajama pants at home."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for the first time seven years ago when the restaurant would give dinning coupons as a congratulation gift for newborns, born at the local hospital. My son wanted to celebrate his birthday at a "Fancy" restaurant and we thought this would fit the bill. It was nice to go back and celebrate his birthday at the place we first went to dine when he was first born. Sadly the restaurant doesn't give out the free dinner coupons for birth celebrations anymore. This restaurants is affordable, has a kid friendly menu and pretty good ambiance. My son loved the tree growing inside the restaurant. This place is worth a visit."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I can't count the number of times I have driven past this restaurant and said "I should stop there one day." Well, "one day" finally came. Located off I-65 and S.R. 26, this restaurant is convenient to find and access. My fiancée and I stopped there for an early dinner over the weekend. The business had just opened for dinner, so there was no wait nor delay in service. The food was delicious, well-prepared, and prompt. Prices were a touch on the high side, but the quality made up for that. Definitely a place to check out in the Lafayette area."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food was fine but I would look for another restaurant when in the area again. The service was very thorough and friendly. Kind of a cool, kitschy looking English pub interior. Bar area looked like it would be a cozy place for a drink on a cold night."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We moved to Lafayette in Dec. 2010. We were a little apprehensive about dining options in such a small town. Hour Time was one of the first restaurants we tried and we have been pleased by the food selection, service, etc. My wife and I are big fans of sea Bass and we were pleasantly surprised that Hour Time offered it. Over time sea bass has been on and off the menu. We chose to go to Hour Time for our semi annual dining out experience. We were surprised to see a pared down menu for Valentine's weekend. We were a bit disappointed since several dishes we would have selected were not available on the pared down menu. Will we ban Hour Time? No, we still had an enjoyable meal. I hope this review helps."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Steaks were excellent, waitress was friendly and the rolls were awesome."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I came here for valentines day and was seated at probably the worst table in the building despite having a reservation. I was also in a small room with two other tables filled with two townie families puffing e-cigs. They were conversing so loud between each other it was hard for us to talk. The topic of conversation was pig farming and some quite vulgar things were said that are not appropriate from a dinner table. My steak was also cooked poorly ."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I dont remember her name, but she is an older lady with very short hair. She was very pushy for us to order and order fast, she took our plates before we were done eating. not nice or warm, actually she was kinda rude and very short. Maybe she was having a bad busy night or something, but that doesn't mean she can take it out on the customers. I regret giving her a good tip."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good evening but not what this place was a few years ago. Everything was ok, but it's stuck in a time capsule. Great possibilities with renewed energy and money!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was a new restaurant for my husband's birthday and I was very disappointed. There was no maitre d, we waited at least 5 minutes for someone to come to the desk and there were others waiting as well. We were seated at a table and then waited 10 minutes before we even saw a wait person. I asked for a wine list and the response was that they were all out on other tables and there were no more available. she did say she would try to find one for us. Several minutes later she came back with a list of wine by the glass, but she could not find a wine list. At this point, we had been in the restaurant for 15 minutes and all we had were two glasses of wine and a very poor waitress. I called another restaurant from the table to save the day."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have been coming for over 40 years and still keep coming back and enjoying it."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great every time! Friendly staff, great food, and a clean restaurant."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Seven of us went with a case of cabin fever, but left after a wonderful evening of food, drink, and lots of conversation. Appetizers and cocktails led off our evening. Most popular entrees that night were the seafood items which included fried shrimp, grouper with mango salsa, and Canadian walleye, which was had by 3. The meat eaters amongst us had a rack of ribs and prime rib. Plentiful portions led to "to go" boxes following dessert. Peanut butter pie was the most popular. Hour Time is among our "fine dining" favorites in town. Excellent food at reasonable prices!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Went to Hour Time which is the restaurant at the Best Western in Lafayette. We had a group of 6, but reservation was made and were seated right away. Ambiance is a bit dated - think Golden Girls bamboo styled dining chairs on casters and a plethora of mauve and teal tones. Some food was excellent (portobello app), other not so much (driest medium rare filet I've ever eaten). Drinks were good, lively bar area, restaurant was fairly quiet. Server was competent, but lacked any personality or opinion (everything was "good")."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "As always Hour Time is right on time with everything.... food service atmosphere!!!! when in Lafayette this is our #1 choice!!!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Food overall B+: wide menu of steaks and seafood. Good place for a late dinner with people you want to talk to, as noise level is very manageable. All our meals were served at temperature and in a reasonable time. Setting is eclectic and nice. Wine list and wine service needs improvement. House wines are below par and call wines are a very odd assortment above market prices.So if you like a nice date-night steak house and don't care about wine, it's a good value. No wine special offered, no appetizer special offered, and they were sold out of the dinner special by our seating time of 7:30. Good bar service and drink prep. Bar is cozy and not overwhelmed by tv."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My wife and I love to eat here. I always get a burger and she always gets something fancy, this time it was the prime rib. The food was delicious, thank you Hour Time!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We made reservations for 8:30 but didn't get seated until 9 while others were seated that came in after us. We went to the bar while waiting and it is a cool retro sunken bar, very old but unique. Bar tender was very nice and efficient.Only complaint would be the over sized "grandpa's den" type bar chairs on wheels that made it impossible to walk through the bar without bumping into people. The waitress we had was awesome, very personable and seemed to enjoy working there. The food was good with good size portions, but not oversized., which is great. The pricing is very reasonable for the atmosphere and food quality. We will definitely go back for that special occasion."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Waited an hour for a steak that came out still bleeding and cold, was planning to propose to my girlfriend of 5 years on New Year's Eve but the service and food ruined the mood!!! The waitress seemed to be struggling the entire time. Would not recommend this restaurant for a romantic and memorable dinner...."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My friends and I had a very good evening. Good food, good service, nice setting so we could visit. Waitress was friendly and did a very nice job of meeting our needs."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Who would have thought salmon and grapefruit is a perfect combo? Everything we had was tasty."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "My wife and I were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary and wanted to go to someplace special. Our Time did not disappoint - great drinks, great food, a terrific evening. Our table was upstairs and overlooked a live tree that was planted when the restaurant was built - it now reaches into the windows on the ceiling. Our waitress was very sweet and attentive, without being overbearing. We are looking forward to going back soon."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This was a wonderful place to celebrate Christmas with family for a special dinner out. Food and service top notch. The prime rib was melt in your mouth good. The private-like room setting was intimate and comfortable for my family of 9. We could have conversations not drowned out by other diners."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The Hour Time had a lovely table set for 7 of us. The Thanksgiving dinner was very good, but the turkey was a bit dry. Our server was a little on the slow side. All things considered, it was a fine meal, great atmosphere, and relaxing evening."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We enjoyed Hour Time restaurant for the atmosphere (quiet and relaxing) as well as the exceptional food choices. The menu is quite extensive and the food is prepared with great care to detail and flavor. We have eaten here many times and enjoy going back for special occasions."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Hour Time is a great place to eat, especially for my wife and myself. I am a burger guy and she loves the high end choices like lobster tail. There is something for everyone. We also sat at a quiet, romantic table which was great (with three little ones at home, it's tough to get quiet)."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Very so-so for lunch and pretty good for breakfast. .. maybe dinner is okay if you love midwestern home style foods."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Have been here before. It lives up to its reputation for fine dinning."
    Dined on 9/27/2013