EatLafayette Dish of the Day: Judice Inn's Cheeseburger with grilled onions

by Kari Walker

Sweet onions, salty cheese and a soft Evangeline Maid bun

There's a reason Judice Inn has been dubbed "the best hamburgers in town" since opening in 1947 - is it the sauce or the perfect meat-to-bun-to-cheese ratio? We think it's both. The joint's always jumping, but the service is fast and friendly. The menu is brief, but a delight.

The cheeseburger is a classic and can be built upon as you please with add ons - go for the grilled onions for a bit of caramelized sweetness to mix in with the salty bites of beef and cheese of your burger. Don't forget to ask for extra sauce.

Photos by Kari Walker

Judice Inn's Cheeseburger with grilled onions

If you're not feeling a burger today, might we suggest trying the ham, egg and cheese sandwich - grilled ham, melty American cheese and a fried egg piled high on Evangelin Maid Texas toast with lettuce and mustard. It's the perfect sandwich that reminds us a little of breakfast, and that's a good thing.

The ham, egg and cheese sandwich with a side of Zapp's

No, your eyes did not deceive you, there are still no fries on the menu - but throw in a bag of crunchy Zapp's potato chips to get your spud fix.

Judice Inn
3134 Johnston St.

The EatLafayette campaign, which runs through Sept. 1, aims to encourage dining at locally owned establishments. To have your dish featured in INDEats as the EatLafayette Dish of the Day or Dish of the Month in IND Monthly (you must be willing to share your recipe for the monthly feature), contact Kari Walker at [email protected] find participating restaurants and info on their specials here.

For more information on local eateries, view the online INDEats Dining Guide.