Jim Dandy Restaurant, Nobleville, Indiana
Jim Dandy used to be known for home cooked meals for a reasonable price, and that’s still partly the case, although they seem to be pushing patrons more towards their hot bar these days…a shift of emphasis from what I remember in the past. However, they still feature a full menu with a number of specials, and the prices are very reasonable for the food you receive.
Nevertheless, I opted for the breaded tenderloin, urged, in part, by the claim on their menu is the tenderloin is “what we’re famous for”.
Since their advertising boldy advertises their famous tenderloin (the term “World Famous” is even used on the table placard) I was sure that I would receive a hand breaded, hand trimmed piece of breaded goodness.
Maybe, someday, I’ll learn not to take advertising at face value.
What I got appeared to be a pre-frozen piece of breaded meat. No, it didn’t appear to be the run of the mill frozen pork patty, but it was HIGHLY disappointing. The breading was bland and tasteless…and the meat was pretty much the same way. If this is what they’re famous for, then their customer base is far less than discriminating.
I always try to find something good to say, and about this sandwich, the bun was toasted nicely and the sandwich came dressed exactly how I requested it. The fries were hot and tasty, and the price was reasonable….$6.95 including fries.
Still, it pales to what I was expecting from a “world famous” tenderloin. I’m going to give the Jim Dandy breaded tenderloin a 2 out of 5..below average.
Once again, the other things we ordered were very good to outstanding. Holly ordered a black angus mushroom swiss burger that was served on Texas toast, and it was over the top good. We shared a piece of strawberry pie for dessert, and it was a slice of heaven on a cloud of crust.
In short, everything was excellent….except the tenderloin.
The Noblesville location of Jim Dandy is located at 2301 Conner Street (State Road 32) in Noblesville, Indiana.