Dining July 19, 2018
8 Quirky And Unique Iowa Tenderloins You Just Gotta Try
The best tenderloins in the world are right here in Iowa. You can walk down the main street in any of Iowa’s cities and find a place proclaiming to have the best Iowa Tenderloins – and there’s always a chance that they’re right. When you’re looking for something a little different, though, try one of these 8 unusual Iowa tenderloins that put a spin on our classic favorite sandwich.
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1. Philly Cheesesteak Tenderloin from The Barnyard
2. The Big One at St. Olaf Tap.
You will want to bring a huge appetite and at least one other person to help you conquer the enormous tenderloin at St Olaf Tap.
106 S Main St., St. Olaf, IA 52072
3. The Big One at AJs Bar and Grill
AJ's serves up another one of the largest tenderloins around! Load it up with pickles, onions, ketchup and mustard and share it with your table, because this is one of the biggest platters you'll ever see.
101 Elm St., Mt Sterling, IA 52573
4. Any of Northside Cafe's Specialty Tenderloins
Try the classic Northside, served on homemade bread, or try something totally new. The Jamaican Tenderloin is served with ham, pineapple, bell peppers and topped with tasty Jerk sauce. The Smothered has a bit of a southern twist, where the tenderloin is served with beef gravy and mushrooms. The Cedar Bridge is for those who like a little spice and is topped with jalapeño peppers and smoked gouda cheese.
61 E Jefferson St., Winterset, Iowa
5. A Loaded Tenderloin from Double Dip
Load it up with all of the toppings - ketchup, mustard, lettuce, onions, pickles and tomatoes at this ice cream shop that really takes toppings seriously. This is close to a classic Iowa tenderloin, but there's something about the breading, the meat, and the tenderness that makes Double Dip stand out.
400 N Main St, Chariton, IA 50049
6. Breitbach's Country Tenderloin
The oldest restaurant in Iowa makes one of the best tenderloins. Rather than being breaded in the same way as our typical tenderloins, the beer-battered coating of a Breitbach tenderloin sets it apart!
563 Balltown Rd., Sherrill, IA 52073
7. Gramma's Breakfast at Gramma's Kitchen
Gramma's breakfast includes eggs, toast, hashbrowns, and a fresh, crispy tenderloin topped with homemade gravy. This is definitely the most Iowa way to start your day.
3408 N Plainview Rd., Walcott, IA 52773
8. Chili Cheese Loin at Not Your Mothers Loin
Yup, theres a crispy, delicious tenderloin under that! Forget chili cheese dog, this is fair food the Iowa way. Not Your Mothers Loin is unqiue, too, in that everything they serve is gluten free!
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Where’s your favorite place to get a fresh Iowa tenderloin? If these 8 places don’t quite impress you, check out our list of
The 10 Best Tenderloins In The Midwest – Right Here In Iowa and get ready for a culinary adventure.