After looking at several Corydon, Indiana websites, we chose Frederick's Cafe because the website boasted homemade breads and breakfast served all day. When we arrived, we found a typical small town restaurant with red and white checked vinyl tablecloths that were literally tacked to the table. We took the last table which was reserved with a handwritten sign for parties of 6 or larger. Since it was the last table and there were 5 of us, we felt safe taking that table. On this morning, there was one waitress who took orders, delivered food, and cleaned tables. I assumed this was unusual due to her rather panicked behavior.
The waitress literally shouted instructions to diners, tossed menus on tables, and more than once reminded us that she was on her own. When she came to take our orders, she actually said, 'Do you know what you want? I'll listen to the ones who can talk the fastest.' We quickly stated our orders and asked no questions.
By the time our food came, the owner appeared. He delivered our food and was quite friendly. He had an apologetic tone when he said he wasn't sure who had ordered what as he placed plates on the table.
My stepdad pointed out a sign on the wall that stated the restaurant enjoyed catering to well-behaved children but would not tolerate any kids running around or interfering with the dining experience of other diners and would be asked to leave. Although I understand their point of view, it seemed a bit harsh. Nonetheless, I reminded my 5 year old twins to keep it quiet. :)
The food was actually quite good. The eggs looked like any diner eggs but the biscuits, gravy, and breads were fantastic! None of the diners seemed shocked by the tone of the waitress so I almost felt like we had wandered into a New York luncheonette and just went with the flow.
Would I go back? Probably! :)