Head Backstage to be in the know. 

We want to take you behind the scenes, to give you insider information you won't find anywhere else. This is where we pull Bloomington's hip happenings together with recommendations from our team, first-hand accounts from project producers, and guest blogs by local gurus.  The Backstage Blog helps you stay in front of it all.

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Bloomington's Best Tenderloin Sandwiches

Categories: Wine & Culinary

Pork tenderloin sandwiches are considered an Indiana delicacy. It's a simple meal, but it packs a punch of flavor that Midwesterners can't get enough of. If you've never had a pork tenderloin sandwich, or if you're a tenderloin connoisseur, grab one of the following sandwiches from a B-Town restaurant the next time you visit. Let us know which restaurant serves your favorite tenderloin in the comments!

Classic Tenderloins

Pork tenderloin sandwich from Nick's English Hut

Enjoy a classic, no frills pork tenderloin sandwich from the following B-Town restaurants:

The Cabin
Pork Tenderloin
Hand-tenderized pork loin, breaded or grilled, on a challah roll.

Crazy Horse
Classic Breaded Tenderloin
Breaded and deep-fried pork loin on a Kaiser bun with lettuce and tomato.

Tenderloin Sliders
Two hand-breaded pork tenderloin sliders with lettuce, onion, and garlic aioli. 

Hinkle's Hamburgers
Breaded or Grilled Tenderloin
Hand-cut and pounded pork loin, freshly breaded or grilled.

Hoosier Bar & Grill
HBG Pork Tenderloin
Tenderized, hand-breaded or grilled, on a Kaiser roll.

Irish Lion
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
House-made breaded pork tenderloin served deluxe on a bun.

Jiffy Treet West
Breaded Pork Tenderloin
Deep-fried breaded pork loin on a sesame bun with lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Jumbo-size your sandwich for an additional dollar.

Nick's English Hut
Breaded or Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Breaded or grilled pork tenderloin with your choice of toppings.

Office Lounge
Breaded Tenderloin
Plate-sized breaded tenderloin with your choice of toppings.

Grilled Tenderloin
Plate-sized grilled tenderloin with your choice of toppings.

Porthole Inn Bar & Grill
Breaded or Grilled Tenderloin
Served with your choice of cheese and lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and mayo.

Smokin' Jack's Rib Shack
Bill's Hand-Breaded Tenderloin
A plate-sized, hand-breaded pork loin on a Kaiser bun.

Trojan Horse
Breaded or Grilled Tenderloin
Deep-fried breaded pork loin or lightly seasoned and grilled tenderloin, cooked to perfection and served on a bun. Dressed your way.

The Vault Pub
The Hoosier Classic Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
An Indiana Classic served with Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle, and Onion on a King’s Hawaiian Bun.

Wee Willie's
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
Grilled or breaded, dressed your way.

Yogi's Bar & Grill
Hoosier Tenderloin
Breaded pork tenderloin served with lettuce, onions, pickles, mayo, and mustard on a brioche bun.


Elevated Tenderloins

Pork tenderloin sandwich from Upland

Take it up a notch with these slightly elevated pork tenderloin sandwiches:

Scenic View Restaurant
Tempura Tenderloin
Tempura-battered pork tenderloin on a split-top bun, served with romaine lettuce, tomato, and onion on the side.

Upland Brewpub
Hoosier Tenderloin Sandwich
Hand-breaded cutlet served with chow chow, shredded lettuce, red onion, house-made pickle chips, and whole-grain mustard aioli.

Seitan-derloin Sandwich
Three Carrots seitan served with chow chow, shredded lettuce, red onion, and house-made pickle chips.

Big As Your Head Tenderloins

Pork tenderloin sandwich from Hinkle's


Looking for more of Bloomington's best food? Check out the following blogs:
Visit Bloomington Staff

Visit Bloomington Staff

Visit Bloomington continues to update previous blog posts to help give our followers a great experience.