The Overlook Story!
During the 1937 flood, 'Old Leavenworth' was washed away. This caused the townsfolk to move up on the bluff. A little over 10 years later, the Overlook opened it's doors in 1948. Since money was short, only a little café and grocery store opened. The grocery was on the second floor of the original chicken hatchery, which was built in 1929. The gasoline pumps in front helped to supplement income. Later on, it became a Greyhound bus stop and everything picked up.
Tourists that stopped by used words like quaint or unique when describing the Overlook to their neighbors and friends back home. Soon everyone's neighbors and friends began to visit. Still to this day, customers tell stories about coming in when they were children, with their grandparents, and how they've come here since they can remember. People come from miles away to visit the Overlook Restaurant.
The place needed sprucing up. An old barn was tore down and the beams and planks from it were used to fix up the inside. You will see this as you enter the restaurant. Two new dining rooms were added along with a large deck. We've gone from 32 seats to 160 seats.
Adding Walter's Pub
In May 2010 we opened Walter's Pub, located in the basement of the building. The pub features different types of beer including draft and craft beer selections. Walter's serves mixed drinks as well as a food menu consisting of appetizers and sandwiches. Customers can sit out on the deck and enjoy a spectacular view of the Ohio River.
Throughout all the above changes, the things that remained the same were our delicious food and friendly staff. If you are ever in Leavenworth, Indiana, stop by and dine with us while enjoying the breathtaking view.
Roger & Karen Haverstock