Known as “Indiana’s most unique restaurant,” Stiney’s offered a friendly, down-home family dining experience while proudly displaying their building’s near two centuries of local history. Stiney’s was decorated with both antiques and paintings of the frontier history of the Indiana territory and the Wabash River. The restaurant was also proud to point visitors in the direction of Fort Ouiatenon, an important trading center in the early 1700s. To this day, Fort Ouiatenon is beautifully maintained as a national historic landmark.
As a restaurant, Stiney’s was famous for exactly the sort of food McGraw’s is known for today: delicious steaks, hearty meat entrees, and sumptuous seafood specials, especially the fresh local catfish. Stiney’s signature cocktail, a delicious concoction of galiano, vodka, orange juice, and ice cream, was named the “whispering river” after the Wabash.
In 1999 Stiney’s closed, but was reopened and transformed into McGraw’s Steak Chop & Fish House under the new owner, Todd McGraw. McGraw’s carries on some of Stiney’s legacy through their delicious food and family-friendly atmosphere, but has set a new gourmet standard for steak and wine selections. Today, McGraw’s flourishes as one of the premier establishments in Lafayette and is proud to serve its superior cuisine at this beautiful and historic riverfront location.