• By Kirk Gaw

"Sunrise House Of Pancakes" Plates Walkerton With Outstanding Food

While, the rest of the state of Indiana phases back into normalcy after the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic all restaurants have reopened under strict guidelines to protect diners and staff alike. Until, the final phase restaurants will operate at 50% capacity.

At the new "Sunrise House of Pancakes" located at 280 Liberty St. (SR 23 N)) here, in Walkerton you will find owner, Bernardo Velazquez has passionately transformed the old Oakwood space.

"Sunrise" owner, Bernardo Velazquez goofing around in his kitchen with son, Mayko. Bernardo recently updated the interior to coincide with Phase II statewide restaurant re-openings on May 11th. He operates both Sunrise House Of Pancakes locations in Plymouth and Walkerton.

"Sunrise" officially, opened back in October of 2019. Velazquez got to a running start for the holidays providing breakfasts, lunches and next, dinners. By March, the coronavirus epidemic caught up with us and at the end of that month all restaurants were forced to delivery or "carry-out only" worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a state-of-emergency changing the ability of Sunrise to serve customers.

Assistant, Angel Clark said, "Only being able to offer carry-out has limited our business and customer contact. We closed down for about 3 weeks and cleaned the entire restaurant, threw away everything in our coolers and started fresh. We love seeing our customers in the restaurant and not being able to serve them inside hurt."

"Sunrise House Of Pancakes" has updated their Walkerton location interior with new chairs, upholstery, and pictures for the comfort of diners.

Chef Bernardo posing for a picture with members of his "Sunrise House Of Pancakes" staff.

The new Sunrise location at 280 Liberty St. in Walkerton includes a drive-thru that has come in handy since, the COVID-19 World pandemic. The interior has reopened with 50% capacity last Monday.

The Walkerton community kept them busy with phone orders for their delicious "diner style" menu of American fare. Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners! Most of the staff returned for the May 11th reopening last Monday. You can see that Bernardo and Angel got their creative minds flowing to complete a new interior during the shut-down.

Angel said, "We have added new booths, tables, and décor to make restaurant more inviting." It shows! The newly reupholstered booths, fresh paint, and décor compliment the revamp. She added, "We will follow whatever guidelines are set in front of us and do what is best for our customers. If that means only seating every other table we will do that."

Restaurant Assistant, Angel Clark, poses with husband Jimmy at a recent event. She has been so helpful with this "Sunrise" interview.

But, it's the Sunrise menu and daily specials that keeps the customers coming back. Open at 6am customers will find hot, roasted coffees, old fashioned pancakes, stuffed French toast, Banana Split waffles, chocolate crepes, eggs over easy with bacon and toast, juices, and a variety of Sunrise House omelette's.

You will enjoy the Hawaiian omelet including strawberries, banana's, honey, and pineapple, Bing omelet with Canadian bacon, tomato, and swiss cheese, Greek omelet of gyros, feta, tomatoes, and onion, the Babalou omelet with chorizo, jalapeno, onions, and cheddar, then try the Crab meat omelet, or the Popeye omelet with spinach, bacon, tomato, and cheese.

Chef Bernardo plated some of these popular "Sunrise" breakfast dishes for the camera.

Then, you gotta try one of the 4 generous, hangry portioned Frittata's. Sizzlin' Skillets of beefsteak, chorizo, chicken, ham, hobo, or sausages. Captain Michael's Eggs Benedict with poached eggs, over English muffins, smothered in hollandaise sauce, or the Turtle Pecan waffle au chocolate and, caramel.

During lunch you will return for daily soups, salads, pasta's, alfredo's, primavera's, meatballs, shrimp, and chicken. Steak's, cheeseburgers, corned beef sandwiches and corned beef and cabbage, Turkey, bacon, cheddar melts, Ham bacon on swiss melts, fish sandwiches, and ask for a kid meal! You will find Quesadilla's, Taco's, Fajita and taco salads. And don't forget stuffed baked potatoes.

Plymouth Mayor, Mark Senter posing with "Sunrise House" owner, Bernardo Velazquez.

Lunch dishes like the Chicken Caesar Salad and Fettucine Alfredo is popular with "Sunrise House" customers.

For dinners (served until 8pm) you will enjoy Full or 1/2 slabs of BBQ ribs, or do a combo with chicken breast, shrimps, steak, OR a triple combo! Pastas, stir-fry's, Cajun pork chops, Meatloaf, Chicken tenders, Char broiled pork chops, fried fish, and fried Jumbo shrimps! Try the farmhouse chicken, fried chicken, and chicken Marsala. And have taco's again for dinner!

For dessert Sunrise has an assortment of pies, and rich, smooth and creamy cakes! Cool off with their specialty ice-creams! Or how about a Sunrise sundae or banana split?

Any way you decide both Sunrise House Of Pancakes locations are sure to meet your expectations with excellent food, service, and value! Bernardo Velazquez, has done well along with Angel Clark under his guidance. Angel reminded, "We will follow whatever guidelines are set in front of us and do what is best for our customers. If that means only seating every other table? We will do that."

"We just want to service this community and make our business as successful as I know it can be with the support of this community. All of our customers are important to us . We just look forward to seeing all of those smiling faces back in here enjoying our food and providing great service. Our drive-thru window will remain open for pick-ups even after this is over."

From the first Sunrise House restaurant on the westside of Plymouth (off US 30 at Miller Dr.- closer to Queen Rd.), to the new northside Walkerton location, they aim to please their busy customers in this hurried life.

Sunrise House Of Pancakes - 2 Locations

280 Liberty St.

Walkerton, IN 46574

(574) 586-3724

2882 Miller Dr.

Plymouth, IN 46563

(574) 935-0670

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