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Tenderloin Trail

Native Hoosiers grow up believing the rest of the world knows what a tenderloin sandwich is. They might be crispy, flat and huge or thick and juicy. However, they are delicious. Perhaps the story of the Indiana tenderloin sandwich is just as telling of Hoosier heritage as that of the sugar cream pie. You can visit our history page to learn more about both the sandwich and the pie. You can also visit the places on this trail to try the sandwich firsthand and find your favorite.


Aaron’s Lakehouse

Aaron’s Lakehouse  is a tasty stop that you won’t want to miss! A delicious salad bar and an eclectic menu with steak, pizza, seafood and more make this a tasty stop on the Tenderloin trail.

Anita's Kitchen

Anita’s Kitchen   is a family owned, small town restaurant located in Pendleton, Indiana. Their menu includes breakfast all day, daily specials, throwback Thursdays, and freshly baked desserts!

Blackerby’s Hangar 5

Blackerby’s Hangar 5  is open 7 days a week from 6:30 AM- 2 PM. Blackerby’s Hangar 5 serves the community of Columbus with excellent dining and a complete view of the Columbus Municipal Airport.

Bobber’s Cafe at Shadyside Bait & Tackle

Eat in and enjoy beautiful lakeside dining or carry out at Bobber’s Cafe ! Don't forget your tackle and bait! Bobber's Cafe offers made fresh daily comfort food. Breakfast all day, sandwiches, and daily specials.

Bouser’s Barn

A classic American Restaurant located in Union City, Bouser’s Barn  offers delicious fried chicken, blackberry pie, and more! This family owned restaurant offers something for everyone.

The Cabbage Rose Eatery and Gift Shop

The Cabbage Rose Eatery and Gift Shop , located Anderson serves new American cuisine. Stop by for lunch and try one some of their chicken velvet soup and one of their delicious cupcakes.

The Chocolate Moose

Serving homemade ice cream and comfort food since 1933! Come visit The Chocolate Moose  in Bloomington, Indiana for quality ice cream, sandwiches and beverages! Locally owned and operated.

Columbus Bar and Power House Brewing

With several beers on tap and daily specials, Columbus Bar and Power House Brewing is a delicious stop on the Tenderloin Trail! Menu items are made fresh daily and many ingredients are locally sourced and made in the house.

Come ‘N Git It

Come ‘N Git It  is comfort food at its best, where the recommended dish is anything with gravy. This Morgan County family owned restaurant is where you’ll find country cookin’ for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Coody Brown’s Lakeside Grill

 Coody Brown’s Lakeside Grill  offers indoor and outdoor seating with immaculate views of the lake. Listen to lakeside live music, watch the sunset, and indulge in their all you can eat fish dinner or salad bar and more.

Everett’s Place

Everett’s Place  serves delicious breakfast and lunch in Winchester Indiana. Their food is made-from-scratch cooking that’s perfect for the whole family.

Frazier's Dairy Maid
Frazier's Dairy Maid  has been serving Madison County's favorite ice cream for over 55 years. Since its inception, the goal of Frazier's has been to provide quality service and a family environment. Frazier's offers the feel of a 1950's ice cream store and has been voted best ice cream in Madison County for 5 consecutive years.
Grains & Grill

Formerly a John Deere Dealership turned restaurant, Grains & Grill  offers an upscale experience at an affordable price! Enjoy delicious steaks, house cut Indiana pork tenderloin, blackened fish tacos, or chargrilled hamburgers while relaxing in the comfortable, laid back atmosphere.

Greazy Pickle

Enjoy deep fried pickles, bacon cheeseburgers and more at the Greazy Pickle !

Ivanhoe's Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe
Located in Upland, Ivanhoe’s  is famous for its 100 different shakes and 100 different sundaes. In addition to the ice cream treats, customers love the hamburgers, chicken salad, fruit salad, and tenderloin sandwiches.

Koffee Kup Diner

Eat local, home cooked food at this Portland Gem! During your visit, you must try the Breaded Tenderloin and Beef and Noodles! The pie and desserts are plentiful at Koffee Kup Diner . From Sugar Cream to Black Raspberry to Coconut Cream, the pies are a must order!

Main Street Bar & Grill

Why would you want to go anywhere else? Tap a pit stop at this cute little bar and grill in Monrovia. Try some of Main Street Bar & Grill's  famous firecracker chicken or one of their garlic cheeseburgers.

Mayberry Cafe

The Mayberry Café  is a friendly family restaurant in Danville, Indiana. Since 1989, owners Brad and Christine Born have welcomed diners to take a step back in time for home-cooked food.

Mecca Tavern 

The oldest tavern in Mecca, opening in 1899. Try one of their fresh to order tenderloins, steak sandwiches or the succulent Ribeye made just right!

Nickel Plate Bar and Grill

Located in "old town Fishers" next to the former Nickel Plate Railroad tracks. The Nickel Plate features a casual, pub-like atmosphere with a full service bar, private dining area, family area, and an all season patio where we roll up doors for your year round enjoyment. Our menu has something for everyone, including appetizers, salads and soups (the Hobo Stew is outstanding), sandwiches and dinners.

Oasis Diner

Take a trip back in time to the 1950s at Oasis Diner . Oasis Diner is one of the hottest places to get disco fries and a chocolate malt on the west side! With an impressive menu, the Oasis Diner doesn’t disappoint. Be sure to an Oasis Burger,  a messy number topped with pulled pork, bacon, and coleslaw.

O'Bryan's Nine Irish Brothers Traditional Irish Pub

O'Bryan's  is a modern Irish Pub with the food, music and atmosphere of traditional Ireland. The big Five Irish Sisters Bar and fieldstone walls are conducive to conviviality, and you will find yourself visiting with folks at neighboring tables when you aren't listening to the live music on weekends or taking the free Irish dance lessons on Tuesday nights. Shepard's pie, fish and chips, Molly Malloy, bangers and mash, Irish pizza and the Irish soda bread (it makes great bread pudding) are specialties, and don't forget the Guinness, Strongbow and Harp on tap, or Jerry's "I don't like coffee" Irish coffee made with hot chocolate.

Sahm’s Restaurant and Bar

Since opening in 1986, Sahm’s  has concentrated on offering straightforward, simple, fresh food. They bake all of their breads and desserts, make all of their own soups and sauces, buy produce from a local source, and prepare the best meats and seafood to order.

Sgt. Peppers Chicken

Sgt. Peppers Chicken  offers the finest Fried Chicken this world has ever tasted, end of story. Their chicken is made with quality ingredients, precise cooking, and a passion for pleasing their customers.They're not making these delicious, one-of-a-kind creations to not share them with you so head to Sgt Peppers Chicken.

Southside Scoops

Located in Peru, Indiana Southside Scoops offers sandwiches, ice cream and of course tenderloins! Dine in, carry out or drive up at Southside Scoops .

Squealer’s Barbeque Grill

Squealers  Award Winning Barbeque takes great pride in offering the best southern-style, award winning bar-b-que around. We use only the finest cuts of meat, seasoned to perfection. The ideal blend of cherry and hickory wood compliment our fourteen hour smoking process on our Southern Pride Smokin’ Pit.To ensure the best quality possible, Squealers Award Winning Barbeque prepares their southern-style cuisine fresh daily.