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Serving up a “Boat Load” at Walker’s

The sound burgers of sizzling on the grill at Walker’s Resturant is a familiar sound to anyone who has dined at the establishment on “back street” in Olive Hill.

However, the critically acclaimed restaurant is now offering a whole lot more than just the burgers they’re known for.

Karl Bustetter has owned the business since 2016 when he decided to leave his former position at food order service management company after 19 years.

Karl Bustetter and the “Boat Load”.

Since then, he’s made a lot of changes, including prohibiting smoking inside. Bustetter said that really helped drive more traffic towards Walker’s.

But, that is not the only thing he’s changed. About six months ago he introduced a revamped menu with additional options, including wraps, salads, and seafood in addition to their famous burgers.

“I wanted to expand and provide more options to the community,” Bustetter said. “The wraps have really been popular, along with our soups, salads, and sandwiches – in addition to our burgers.

He pointed out a special burger called the “Fire Walker” which features six ounces of pure beef, layered with American cheese, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato, onion, and made-in-house fire sauce. The hot ham and swiss in a favorite among their sandwiches with Virginia-style cured ham, swiss, lettuce, tomato, onion, banana peppers, and Walker’s own special sauce.

Seafood is an interesting addition to their new menu with a sampler platter to suit just about any taste. The “Boat Load” comes trimmed with breaded cod fillet, brown shrimp, clam strips, fries, hushpuppies, and coleslaw – all for $13.99. It barely fits on one plate. Catfish and cod tail round the other offerings.

In addition to their fresh food, all sauces are homemade by Bustetter himself.

Breakfast is also available all day, every day. Their options are not limited a few smattering of entrees, unlike some chain restaurants. A full breakfast is available anytime someone has a craving.

Curbside service in your vehicle is a blast from the past and a service that Walker’s still offers. Just pull up to the curb, sound your horn, and wait for someone to come take your order.

“Blow your horn like you mean it,” Bustetter said, “it can be hard to hear sometimes.”

The restaurant is open 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, open until 10 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information or to place an order to-go, call (606) 286-5931.

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