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MCL Cafeteria

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521 Sagamore Pkwy N, Lafayette, IN 47904-2827
+1 765-463-1301
11:00 - 20:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this weekend with a group, and this is not the MCL of my childhood. The staff is very pleasant and helpful, so this review is NOT directed at them AT ALL. The food is what garners this review- I tried the carved roast beef, and though I had au jus, my roast beef was very dry. The green beans... More 

Thank Sarah C
Hamilton, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We usually love MCLs but this one falls short compared to others we patronize. The roast beef was 80% fat and the rolls were not fresh. When I mentioned to the manager how far the beef was he just said "yeah sometimes it is that way". My husbands chopped steak was dried out and the gravy had a scum over... More 

Thank mycatsb1
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We've eaten here many times and the food is always excellent. Tonight I had the chicken pot pie, Harvard beets, cloverleaf roll and pumpkin pie ($12). The food was hot and tasty as always and I had to take home the roll and pie I was so full. Everyone in our party of 5 was very pleased with the meal... More 

Thank markfarner58
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a great place to get a good home cooked meal. It can be pricey, but for us it isn't as we love what they call the Mayfield plate. This is half order entree with half order sides and a bread. It is enough to fill us up good! They also have a very unique iced tea!

Thank Alicia G
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We are here with our multi-generational family. We also have our own quirks about dietary requirements. MCL makes a perfect place to go for lunch, dinner, or afternoon. Pie and coffee. The staff here is super helpful. They carry trays and ask if extras are needed and bring to the table. Cafeteria style places are not in style like they... More 

Thank Travelartgolf
Muncie, Indiana
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800 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

WELL, large reunion for our small family, as 16 of us gathered here. As always, the MCL management & servers were most accommodating. The food was all the best. I wish we had more MCL's around the country. My fish was the best I've had in a long time. Every one of our family complimented the quality of the food.... More 

Thank JpDrumr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Always good food. Menu is different each day. They even carry your tray for you if you can not handle it.

Thank fishdaylily1
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Our family group of about 15 people ate here in early June. This is a favorite place to eat, since you can select from a large selection and the food is always good. We sat in a side room and ate and visited for over an hour and were not hurried to leave.

Thank AL_Pete
Muncie, Indiana
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911 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

We have family from all surrounding cities, and states. We are comfortably accommodated when we meet here. We hadn't reserved a room, but we had a corner area of the dining room to eat & "visit." The food always has, & was this time, GREAT. They serve a lot of people here, which means fresh prepared hot & cold items.... More 

Thank JpDrumr
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Food cold. Had to eat microwaved wamed up food . when I complained "Hannah" the manager smirked about my complaint then her response when I said I would not come back....she smirked again and said thank you and never once apologized!!!!!!! Can't even give them a one star

Thank Kathy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 Sagamore Pkwy N, Lafayette, IN 47904-2827
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-463-1301

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?