By Linda Hoard
At Rise N Dine, 121 South Main Street in Vicksburg, Deb, Jake or one of the servers will say, “Sit wherever you like,” emphasizing the family atmosphere.
The great big smiley face rising sun with the sunglasses over the front door tells you it’s a friendly place.
John and Deb DeBault and their sons, John and Jake, own and operate Rise N Dine. After a lifetime in the restaurant business, they opened Rise N Dine right after Thanksgiving, 2012, and the regulars will agree it’s been going strong ever since.
John Jr’s wife Melani came up with the name for the restaurant.
This is the place to go for traditional American fare for breakfast and lunch. John Sr. and John Jr. cook up their top seller, the Southern Skillet, and a favorite, the homemade biscuits and gravy–another family recipe. Pancakes and waffles are popular as well as the eggs benedict and French toast. When Jake decides to bake, he makes his famous cinnamon rolls, pies or cookies.
Traditional lunches here include burgers, sloppy joes, meatloaf and wet burritos. (Pictured are chicken dumpling soup, their burger with house made kettle chips, a breakfast special and French toast.)
Rise N Dine is open Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. They extend their normal hours to celebrate with the town during local events such as the Old Car Festival.