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Palmer House

$$ - $$$
German, American, Diner
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118 W Main St, Berne, IN 46711-1549
+1 260-589-2306
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Goshen, Indiana
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We enjoyed our meals at this restaurant. It is "old fashioned"--right down to the stools sitting around the counter--as in old time soda fountains! The food is home made and delicious. I ordered the salad bar (which had salad, potato salad, macaroni salad, etc--as well as dessert things) with my sandwich ( chicken breast--with homemade salad dressing--way better than Miracle... More 

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Grosse Pointe Michigan USA
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We were there for a family reunion smorgasbord meal at dinnertime. The food had rave reviews from all who attended. 90% of the folks there were of Swiss German heritage and while many had never been to Switzerland, to some extent they were expecting food like "mama" made. Everything was delicious and the entire evening was a big "hit". The... More 

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Dunkirk, Indiana
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The Palmer House is a great place for a Sunday afternoon dinner. Or a morning breakfast, Food is well prepared and service is pleasent and professional and friendly. Good foor, good service.

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Thank Richard B
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

It's been around a while. Still fair priced for the day, still good eats. The smorgasbord is real good. The price includes the drink, something you don't see here in Fort Wayne.

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Thank Bill A
Indiana
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176 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013

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... More 

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Thank JimHenry
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2012 via mobile

Comfort food at its best. The friendly crew and peaceful setting are a blessing. We especially enjoy the Friday buffet is an excellent offering of chicken, beef, and local sausage. Take a walk around Bern while there...it's a step back in time. If you love comfort food this is your place

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1 Thank Craig C
Berne, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2012

Great food & service in downtown Berne near clocktower and Swiss Heritage Village.

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Thank Doug M
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2011

Like the other reviews have said, this place is a nice, quiet place to eat. Its like what Restaurants in America need to be. No fast food crap, just good food and great service.

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Indiana
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2011

Stopped on the way to see family and by accident stopped in this quaint little restaurant. We had the greatest waitress who had been there since she was a teenager and is just about the sweetest person ever. I had a breaded tenderloin that was the best piece of thick meat I ever had. No flat piece of cardboard here!... More 

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1 Thank GrannyCIndiana
Lacey, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2011

Grew up in Berne and have eaten at the PH many times. While the menu and ownership have changed over the years, the atmosphere is friendly, the food home style cooked, and the taste to everyone's liking. It is the closest thing to mom's kitchen table you can get.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
German, American, Diner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 W Main St, Berne, IN 46711-1549
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Berne
  • Phone Number: +1 260-589-2306

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?