The Palmer House has been an anchor of downtown Berne since I was a kid. I actually worked there when I was in High School, it was my first job in the restaurant industry. I haven't been inside for years until this last trip in 2009. We stopped in one morning for breakfast. The coffee is not the best and a little thin, but I still had three cups.
Breakfast was good all the way around. Eggs cooked perfectly, bacon delicious and the hash browns are good. My sister-in-law had a half of a Western Omelete, which is just a smaller version of the whole order. The half size still fills a plate. She loved it. It is served filled full of ingredients, no skimping here. My Godson ordered pancakes which he devoured completely. He will usually leave some behind but he said they were some of the best he's had!
|Mom smiling for the camera in the diner section of the Palmer House|
Well, back to lunch with Mom. I was jonesing for a fried pork tenderloin sandwich and I knew I could find one on the Palmer House menu. Its a popular mid-West item but ask for it in the South and you'll get nothing but a blank stare. Take a slice of pork tenderloin and pound it out, bread it, deep fry it and serve it on a bun half its size and you have the makings of a fine upstanding mid-West sandwich. Its perfect with ketchup and pickles.
|Front Diner of the Palmer House with waitress in Swiss uniform in the background|
|Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich|
118 West Main Street
Berne, Indiana 46711