Gary’s, a grocery and deli tucked into the historic Lafayette neighborhood known as Freetown, is just off the main drag near Downtown Lafayette. Known for its plate lunches and burgers, it also boasts a particular innovation sure to tempt the adventurous palette--the Breakfast Burger. Born from a loyal customer’s request about five years ago, this is Gary’s popular burger fully dressed, plus a hard fried egg and two slices of bacon.
Along with this specialty, Gary’s serves other breakfast sandwiches--eggs, sausage or bacon on toast--to hungry Lafayette natives on the go, and many come back in a few hours for the hearty plate lunches.
Gary’s clientele is a cross-section of Lafayette; attorneys jockey for position in line with city workers, housekeepers and Junior Leaguers indulge alike. Gary’s popularity is due more to word-of-mouth than advertising, and its customers’ appreciation is apparent—many bring in pictures of them with their prize catches of fish or kills of deer, duck, and geese. These pictures share wall and counter space with pictures of employees and their family members. For a filling meal and a taste of a traditional, historic Lafayette neighborhood, make your way to Gary’s.