The most delicious trail in Iowa is finally here!
Iowa leads the nation in pork production and with all of that delicious pork comes a mid-west treasure that most of the country has no idea even exists … the best breaded pork tenderloin sandwich!
Now, we’re not talking about something that comes out of the freezer and is dropped in a fryer. We’re talking about hand-pounded or tenderized center-cut pork loin that becomes blanketed in a custom bread crumb mixture or dipped in a savory batter and fried to golden perfection. There are many ways to craft a breaded pork tenderloin sandwich and this trail takes you on a journey to enjoy some of Iowa’s best!
Quick Fact: Don’t let the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich be confused with the actual cut of pork called TENDERLOIN. They’re completely different! In fact, the tenderloin cut is just as lean as a boneless, skinless chicken breast (only 2.98 g of fat) and is an excellent lean protein choice! The tenderloin cut has even earned the American Heart Checkoff for being heart healthy!
But now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s get back to the savory goodness of the tenderloin sandwich!
The Iowa Tenderloin Trail features 14 unforgettable sandwiches while celebrating the passionate families around the state who work diligently to provide safe, affordable and delicious pork. You don’t have to take our word for it though, take on the trail and experience the tasty tenderloin goodness for yourself!
Your efforts will even be rewarded so you can boast about your tenderloin feat! Receive 10 stamps on your passport within 24-months and receive a free t-shirt from the Iowa Pork Producers Association that is sure to create envy amongst your family and friends!
All you need to get started and become a true mid-westerner, is your official passport. It can be downloaded here or picked up at any of the restaurants along the trail. Be sure to get your passport custom stamped at each restaurant you visit.
Happy trails conquerors!
The 14 Trail Stops Include:
|1. Three C’s Diner – Adams County
300 9th St. Corning, IA 50841 / (641) 322-4182
Hours: Mon, closed; Tues-Fri, 9:30am – 8pm; Sat, 6:30am – 8pm; Sun, 6:30am – 3pm
|2. The Lucky Pig Pub & Grill – Boone County
113 W Walnut St. Ogden, IA 50212 / (515) 275-9946
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11am – 11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am – 2am; Sun, 11am – 6pm
|3. Stout’s Irish Pub & Grill – Clinton County
*** Pursuing Pork Tenderloins Facebook Group Pick ***
2352 Valley West Ct. Clinton, IA 52732 / (563) 243-0224
Hours: Mon-Sun, 11am – 12am
|4. Chuckie’s Tenderloin Trailers- Clinton County
TC’s Point After in DeWitt is now closed!
Hours: Mon, closed; Tues-Thurs, 11am – 9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am – 10pm; Sun, 11am – 8pm
|5. Breitbach’s Country Dining – Dubuque County
563 Balltown Rd. Sherrill, IA 52073 / (563) 552-2220
Hours: Mon, closed; Tues-Thurs 8am – 8pm; Fri-Sat 8am – 9:30pm; Sun, 8am – 7:30pm
|6. Town House Supper Club – Grundy County
520 N Adams St. Wellsburg, IA 50680 / (641) 869-3848
Hours: Sun-Mon, Closed; Tues-Fri, 11 am – 2pm & 5pm – 9pm; Sat 5pm – 9pm
|7. Dairy Sweet – Harrison County
118 Iowa Ave. Dunlap, IA 51529 / (712) 643-5116
Hours: Mon-Sun, 11am – 8pm
|8. Goldie’s Ice Cream Shoppe – Jasper County
304 W 2nd St. Prairie City, IA 50228 / (515) 994-3190
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11am – 8:30pm
|9. Nick’s – Polk County
1106 Army Post Rd. Des Moines, IA 50315 / (515) 777-2759
5465 Mills Civic Pkwy. West Des Moines, IA 50266 — New Location!! —
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 10:30am – 8:30pm; Fri-Sat, 10:30am – 9pm; Sun, 11am – 3pm
|10. The Other Place – Polk County
*** Iowa Pork Staff Pick ***
12401 University Ave. Clive, IA 50325 / (515) 225-9494
631 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50010 & 2010 SE Delaware Ave. Ankeny, IA 50021
Hours: Sun-Thurs, 11am – 12 am; Fri-Sat, 11am – 2am
|11. The Brick Street Market and Cafe – Polk County
*** Governor’s Pick ***
114 Brick St. SE Bondurant, IA 50035 / (515) 967-2220
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 6am – 9pm; Fri-Sat, 6am – 10pm; Sun, closed
|12. Larsen’s Catering & Pub – Shelby County
4206 Main St. Elk Horn, IA 51531 / (712) 764-4052
Hours: Sun & Mon, closed; Tues-Thurs, 11am – 1:45pm & 4:30pm – 8pm; Fri, 11am – 1:45pm & 4:30pm – 9pm; Sat, 4:30pm – 9pm
|13. Gramma’s Kitchen – Scott County
3408 N Plainview Rd. Walcott, IA 52773 / (563) 284-5055
Hours: Mon-Sun, 6am – 10pm
|14. Belmond Drive-In – Wright County
215 River Ave. S Belmond, IA 50421 / (641) 444-7063
Hours: Mon-Tues, closed; Wed-Sun, 11am – 9pm