Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches in Omaha
I'm heading to the college world series in June.
It's been 10 years since I've last visited omaha. I plan to be there for three full days
I hope to return to the Bohemian Cafe which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I also plan to check out Johnny's Cafe for the first time as well as Don and Millies for a cheese frenchie.
Wheatfields is another restaurant that has intrigued me as well.
Several websites have suggested Dinkers or Louie M's Burger Lust for Burgers. If I only had a chance to visit one or the other which should I pick?
Also, I know Omaha is on the outerfringes of Tenderloin Territory. I'm looking for a good Pork Tenderloin Sandwich in Omaha proper or it's surrounding suburbs as I won't have alot of time to really seek out and explore while I'm in town. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much in advance
I'd echo almost every word sladeums said, however, I do like Dinkers ( http://www.gastronomicfightclub.com/b... ). If you're not from the West coast and want some good Mexican, head south down 24th street. You'll find lots of threads on this site talking about good Mexican food in Omaha. If you're looking for something more upscale without breaking the bank, Lucky's 1001 has a new chef with some killer food.
My vote has to be for Farmhouse Cafe. Very large and very good! Some of my co-workers from out of town are obsessed with these things, and will eat them for lunch most days they're in town!
My all time favorite, though has to be at a little hole in the wall called Bob's Bar located in Martinsburg, NE. This isn't quite in Omaha (it's actually 2 hours NW) but it's quite the experience! The tenderloins are huge- about the size of a dinner plate- and delicious. In fact, everything there is huge, from the burgers to the portions of onion rings and gizzards. If you like dive bar food, this is the ultimate!
Farm House Cafe
3461 S 84th St, Omaha, NE 68124
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
I think tenderloin territory is Indiana, Illinois and Iowa
Sladeums. and Atom12, thanks much for your input
Here's an interesting link I found paring up 3 burger joints in Omaha- Looks like Dinkers won!
I would recommend Burger Lust over Dinker's.
I usually go for the Chili Cheese Burger (served open faced under a huge pile of chili and cheese) or the Trish (sweet mancini roasted peppers, grilled onion, mozz, and parm).
Be aware burgers are frequently served quite a bit shy of well done which freaks some people out.
And all their breakfast stuff is pretty good, too.
Tenderloin usually not one of my first menu choices when dining out, but based on their success with similar styles of food I would suggest one of these:
5325 S. 139th Plaza
Great homestyle, diner fare. Seems to be mostly from scratch. Great chicken fried steak.
Richies Chicken & Hamburger
3528 Center St
If it's something fried this place serves it the best. Their chicken is stupendeous. And their Bacon Double Cheeseburger is by far my favorite burger in town. Veggies are usually canned and I suspect the mashed are instant. Don't care.
The restaurant is a single open area comprising kitchen, counter and dining area - - so you will smell like grease allllllllllll day long.
One of the local free weeklies recommended this place for PT Sandwiches last year:
3710 Leavenworth St
The article referred to their PT as "..The size of an elephant ear, this pork tenderloin sandwich ($4.25) is one of the best in town – big and meaty, and breaded just right in between a fresh bun...".
If you check out Barrett's Barleycorn somebody else rec'd, be aware the PT is a special.
Available only on Thursdays and Fridays. It is very popular.
Barrett's Barley Corn
4322 Leavenworth St
useless website: http://www.barrettsomaha.com/barrettsbarleycorn/
Their PT Sandwich is described as: lightly breaded served w/ cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions. Served with chips and a pickle. Thursday and Friday only, $7.95.
One other possibility might be Bronco's - which is the last non-franchise, locally owned and operated fast food place left in Omaha. If you want to see what the fast food take is on one:
4540 Leavenworth St
1123 S 120th St
Some people hate em. I love em, though.
Greasy? Yes. Fresh? Just about always. Frozen? No.
be sure to call ahead - some of these places have limited hours.
Re: burgers. Dinkers is more of a neighborhood bar, where your options are hamburger, cheeseburger or double cheeseburger and that's about it. Louie M's has a lot more variety in the burger dept, so if you like chili, blue cheese, etc on your burger that would be the place to go. Regardless of which you pick, both serve great burgers. There's a new burger place called Brewburgers on 108th and L (right by the interstate, so it's easy to find) that also does a good job.
As for pork tenderloin, the only place I can think of off the top of my head that serves them is Barrett's Barleycorn on Leavenworth. I've never had a pork tenderloin sandwich in my life though, so I'm probably not the best judge.
I read about the Marylebone Tavern in the Holiday Dinig Guide of the local alternative weekly paper, and it was not special at all. I think they may have taken a mass-produced tenderloin and flattened it out a bit.
I can only vouch for the tenderloin at the Railway Inn in Council Bluffs by the railroad tracks. Its a big and real Iowa Tenderloin. Its served with homamade fries too.