Indiana may not have an official state food, but ask any Hoosier around and you’ll likely hear about the breaded pork tenderloin. These large, deep-fried midwestern delicacies seem to be found on almost every corner, although, what could be a better way to find the best of the best than to follow the Indiana Foodways Alliance “Tenderloin Lovers” Trail?
To the self-proclaimed “tenderloin specialists” and those who have yet to experience this Indiana staple: Check out this list of Madison County’s most recommended tenderloins to try!
1905 Northshore Anderson, IN 46011
“The tenderloin is probably one of the best I’ve ever eaten, and the fries accompanying it were excellent, as well.” – Yelper Windy J.
7925 W State Road 28 Elwood, IN 46036
110 W. State Street Pendleton, IN 46064
1117 Alexandria Pike Anderson, IN 46012
“The size of this tenderloin was actually 2 times the size of the bun. The sandwich came out piping hot and one of the most favorable tenderloins I have had in a while.” – Yelper Scott M.
1701 Mounds Road Anderson, IN 46016
Voted Best Tenderloin of Madison County 2022
“I got the breaded tenderloin…..SO GOOD. Best place to eat in Anderson.” – Yelper All Seasons R.
34 W 8th Street Anderson, IN 46016
“Stopped in for a quick Friday beer and food. What a pleasant experience. Tenderloin hit the spot….I will be back.” – Yelper Craig T.
2233 South J Street Elwood, IN 46036
“The Hoosier Tenderloin is something that you just have to experience – words cannot describe it. Needless to say, if you’re watching your weight or you’re dieting in any way, this might not be the best place for you to dine.” – Yelper Tom B.