Second place: Birdies, Burgers and Brews at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, Graettinger
Other 2020 finalists (in no particular order):
- The Blind Pig, Cedar Rapids
- Sasquatch Jacks Hideaway Barroom & Grill, Waverly
- Bents Smokehouse & Pub, Westgate
Nominations for the 2021 contest will likely begin in April 2021. Nominated tenderloins must be from a restaurant that is typically open year-round with regular hours. The effects of our current situation on establishment hours of operation do not impact eligibility. Food trucks, concession stands, seasonal establishments and catering businesses are not eligible.
Please note that if you don’t find the restaurant you are nominating on the list, you can select Add New Restaurant and enter the name on the form.
The nomination period has ended.
No email or social media nominations will be counted. Judging is then completed during the summer and early fall. The winner and runners-up are announced in October during National Pork Month.
Restaurant owners: You can’t nominate yourself, but you can download this promotional poster (measures 8.5 by 11 inches) to display in your establishments and encourage nominations.
The Iowa Pork Producers Association has held a Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest each year since 2003. Check out this complete list of restaurants that have won or have placed in the annual contest.