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    Since the pizza thread was so popular, lets start a tenderloin thread. Where are the best? Where are the biggest? I once got one at a little drive in on Holt Road(southwest side....can't remember the name of the joint) that was so big and thick I couldn't finish it all.(just the sandwich) I can put down some serious food too when I want to. You?

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    The Slippery Noodle has an awesome one and the atmosphere is really cool too.

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    Since the pizza thread was so popular, lets start a tenderloin thread. Where are the best? Where are the biggest?
    Problem is some places go way too extreme on trying to make the largest tenderloin where its so thin it could cut you. Delish Café in Terre Haute, Indiana. Not the biggest but they use some really unique spices in their breading.
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    Problem is some places go way too extreme on trying to make the largest tenderloin where its so thin it could cut you. Delish Café in Terre Haute, Indiana. Not the biggest but they use some really unique spices in their breading.
    The tenderloin I'm talking about was both huge and thick. That's what made it so hard to finish. Not saying it's the best I've ever had, but definitely the biggest. Plus, why is the bun never big enough? I've often wondered if I could make good money going into the giant tenderloin bun business.(one that covers huge tenderloins)

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    The tenderloin I'm talking about was both huge and thick. That's what made it so hard to finish. Not saying it's the best I've ever had, but definitely the biggest. Plus, why is the bun never big enough? I've often wondered if I could make good money going into the giant tenderloin bun business.(one that covers huge tenderloins)
    Who would want to eat that much bread? I wouldn't.

    I remember the first time I had a tenderloin. I was working in a factory and one guy went on a run to get a bunch of us something to eat. If I remember right he handed me what I thought was a wrapped paper plate, but it was the sandwich. It was a big 5 inch round bun with the tenderloin sticking out three inches all around the sandwich. You had to hold it with two hands to keep the sandwich from falling apart. What you had to do is eat your way into the sandwich until you could hold it together with one hand.

    Living in Florida the only two things I really miss are people and tenderloin sandwiches.

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    There was a great bar called Sloan's in Peru, IN that had awesome food. They moved their location to somewhere else though.

    And me being in Atlanta, there are no places that have tenderloin sandwiches. Did you all know that tenderloin sandwiches are pretty much unique to Indiana and only Indiana? I've never seen them elsewhere.

    What I wouldn't give for a huge tenderloin sandwich and some breaded mushrooms....
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    And me being in Atlanta, there are no places that have tenderloin sandwiches. Did you all know that tenderloin sandwiches are pretty much unique to Indiana and only Indiana? I've never seen them elsewhere.

    What I wouldn't give for a huge tenderloin sandwich and some breaded mushrooms....
    The fine folks in Iowa claim they made the first breaded tenderloin and that Hoosiers copied them.
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    I recommend everyone check out Foxgardin out in Fortville http://www.foxgardin.com/

    It's a new-ish place, but right now it is probably my favorite tenderloin around central Indiana. Cut thick, but not pounded out so it is too gigantic for the bun. Perfectly cooked. I really dug it. (Disclaimer a buddy of mine who I knew from a restaurant I frequent downtown is the head chef of this joint and it's his place, so I'm a bit biased, but I don't make this recommendation lightly, it's dope regardless of my personal standing). Also try the wings while you're there if they have them on the menu that day. It's a bit of a drive out from downtown (about 40-50 minutes depending on traffic), but it is worth it.


    Talking about your favorite tenderloin in Indiana is a tough thing to do because I try them so often. I'll have to think more for other places I would recommend.

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    The fine folks in Iowa claim they made the first breaded tenderloin and that Hoosiers copied them.
    I didn't think they invented it by any means. haha

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    I like Muldoon's in downtown Carmel the best in the area.

    Also, it may be a bit sacrilegious but I usually order it buffalo style. Much better than a standard buffalo chicken sandwich since pork is indisputably far, far better than chicken.
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    I always love a tenderloin from Mug n Bun. For a chain, Grindstones has a pretty good one as well.

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    Man, I miss tenderloins so bad. They're probably in my top 3 favorite foods. Next time someone eats one, get one for me too.

    Shallo's on in the greenwood area is really good I think. Fairly thin, but definitely big. Also recommend the house specialty ship and ranch. It is in the old shopping area off 31 near the dollar theater, connected to the Old Time Pottery or whatever it is now. Been there since my parents were kids at least. Neat old place.

    http://www.shallos.com/

    Edward's Drive-in is really good too. My mom and her dad used to go there a lot. It is on Raymond and Sherman in the Beech Grove area. I believe the onion rings are the popular thing to get with them.

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    Edwards was suppose to be the best around Indy. They were on the TV Show, Man vs Food. Personally I think they are pretty average, especially the last several years.

    In the Greenwood area I swear Culver's drive up has about a good of one as anybody, haven't never been to Shallo's.
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    I think Edward's was still pretty good last time I had it, but I'm not critical at all.

    Culver's is definitely a very solid choice for a fast food tenderloin.

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    American Legion in Lapel. Also Lemon Drop in Anderson has a good one. At the Legion in Lapel four old guys make them and my aunt cooks them up. They have been making them 20+ years.

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    I grabbed one from the 86th street pub a month or so ago in northwest Indy and it was pretty darn good.
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    American Legion in Lapel. Also Lemon Drop in Anderson has a good one. At the Legion in Lapel four old guys make them and my aunt cooks them up. They have been making them 20+ years.
    Awesome I used to live in Lapel and my Mom graduated from Lapel. The old bowling alley in Lapel had some of the best pizza. I miss it. As far as Culver's tenderloin, I've had it dozens of times and it is pretty good, but if I'm ready to indulge, I prefer one a little bigger and thicker. I eat my tenderloins mustard only, so my tenderloins are not as big as some people's obviously What do you guys put on yours?
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    I only like lettuce. Sometimes tomato, but the crispiness of the tenderloin is the best so I don't like getting to soggy.

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    I know it's a chain (and they play Jimmy Buffet music), but my wife really liked the tenderloin at Cheeseburger In Paradise.

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    Man, I miss tenderloins so bad. They're probably in my top 3 favorite foods. Next time someone eats one, get one for me too.

    Shallo's on in the greenwood area is really good I think. Fairly thin, but definitely big. Also recommend the house specialty ship and ranch. It is in the old shopping area off 31 near the dollar theater, connected to the Old Time Pottery or whatever it is now. Been there since my parents were kids at least. Neat old place.

    http://www.shallos.com/

    Edward's Drive-in is really good too. My mom and her dad used to go there a lot. It is on Raymond and Sherman in the Beech Grove area. I believe the onion rings are the popular thing to get with them.

    http://www.edwardsdrivein.com/home.html

    The last time I was at Shallo's, last year, I had a tenderloin, and it was good. I prefer grilled tenderloins over breaded ones. The thing about Shallo's is they were originally, 30 years ago, on the left side of the entrance instead of the present right side. They started there when that shopping center housed Target. Spent many a time there upstairs after work. I use to always take a package of their matches and write the date I was there on the inside. I miss eating establishments not having matches anymore. I have a really large collection of matches from eating places I've eaten at in years past. A good % of those places are closed now. I was at Johnny Carino's last night for dinner and caught myself looking for matches. LOL Old habits die hard.

    The Stacked Pickle in Greenwood has a good grilled tenderloin too.

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    Awesome I used to live in Lapel and my Mom graduated from Lapel. The old bowling alley in Lapel had some of the best pizza. I miss it. As far as Culver's tenderloin, I've had it dozens of times and it is pretty good, but if I'm ready to indulge, I prefer one a little bigger and thicker. I eat my tenderloins mustard only, so my tenderloins are not as big as some people's obviously What do you guys put on yours?

    Pickle and onion.

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    The last time I was at Shallo's, last year, I had a tenderloin, and it was good. I prefer grilled tenderloins over breaded ones. The thing about Shallo's is they were originally, 30 years ago, on the left side of the entrance instead of the present right side. They started there when that shopping center housed Target. Spent many a time there upstairs after work. I use to always take a package of their matches and write the date I was there on the inside. I miss eating establishments not having matches anymore. I have a really large collection of matches from eating places I've eaten at in years past. A good % of those places are closed now. I was at Johnny Carino's last night for dinner and caught myself looking for matches. LOL Old habits die hard.
    Didn't know that, maybe my parents did. I feel like a grilled tenderloin isn't even a real tenderloin

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    I had a real good breaded tenderloin yesterday, one of the big hang way over the bun ones, at the Old Meridian Pub. It just changed names to Corner Pub recently. It's at 135 and Epler.
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