What’s really important in life? You might have some of those answers after a meal like grandma made, overlooking the mighty Ohio River. Leavenworth, Indiana’s The Overlook serves country cooking — with some fun extras — at the spot that divides North from South. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!
If you want breakfast at this institution that’s been around since 1948, it’ll have to be on the weekend. Make it an event! There’s an outdoor telescope to see Kentucky in detail, plus the beautiful rolling hills of Southern Indiana. The menu is pure comfort food all the way, including eggs, biscuits and gravy, homemade pancakes with maple syrup.
The downstairs’ Walter’s Pub has a deck, casual menu and occasional live music.
Something unexpected and wonderful at this down-to-earth eatery: they have a pastry chef (!) who graduated from Sullivan University’s culinary program. Right at the counter are luscious and artistically crafted chocolates! Definitely get some for your ride home.