The Palmer House in Berne, IN in my opinion has gone downhill over the past few years. It used to be the place to go for Swiss style meals in this Swiss themed town. On the Christmas tree lighting downtown after Thanksgiving I expected the restaurant to be busy. We came in at 6:30PM and the place was empty. That was surprising. We opted out of their "famous" smorgasbord. It didn't look appealing and we didn't want to pay the price of about $11 so we ordered off the menu. We ordered an appetizer and it was delivered with the main course. I find that aggravating when that happens. Appetizers should come first. Our main course included a brat sandwich. But to our amazement it wasn't a bratwurst. It was a sausage patty on a hamburger bun. WHAT? I have never seen a brat come that way. It tasted like a breakfast sausage patty. That's just not right for a Swiss restaurant. The breaded tenderloin was OK. Usually these Indiana specialties are thin pork , breaded and deep fried. Ours were thick and heavily breaded. Ok but not what I expected. Overall, OK place but not up to my expectation for a place known for its traditionally good food.
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