Holly and I were doing some geocaching yesterday when we came upon Bertee’s, near Fortville, Indiana.
Neither of us had ever been here, or even heard of it, for that matter.
It’s kind of out in the middle of nowhere, and I don’t recall ever seeing
Bertee’s bills itself as a “family friendly sports cafe’ ” and they’ve hit
it spot on. There are two sections, family dining, and a pub side, and both of them are non smoking. Both sides offer miltiple large screen TVs, and there were several families in there watching the Colts when we visited.
Let me say up front that I LOVE this concept…a family pub. There’s a nicely appointed game room, live music on the weekends, sports all the time, and aways some menu special for the kids. The atmosphere is pleasantly noisy
and busy without being overwhelming.
We were greeted by a host and promptly seated, and our service throughout the meal was nothing short of outstanding.
Looking through their menu, their speciality seems to be pizza and wings. They also have a full compliment of sandwiches, salads, and steaks on their menu.
And, they have a breaded tenderloin on their menu, so that’s what I ordered!
The first thing that I noticed is that the sandwich is HUGE…and THIN.
Matter of fact, far too thin for my liking. It’s pounded out near paper
thin, and that’s the problem with this sandwich. It’s so thin, I really
never could get a good taste of meat, it’s near all breading. I can’t give
the flavor of the meat a fair shake, because I never got enough of it in a
bite to really taste it.
The breading was pretty…well, average. It was nice and crunchy, but there was nothing that set it apart from a thousand other tenderloins out there.
On the plus side, the sandwich is very large and filling, and the price is right.. $7.99 and that includes your choice of fries or chips. The fries were really very good…the high point of my meal. There were plenty of condiments, and the sandwich was served exactly as I ordered it.
On the minus side…it was far too thin, and perhaps just a bit overdone. It wasn’t a bad sandwich, it just wasn’t a great sandwich. As we left, I told Holly I was “full, but not satisfied”. I’m going to give Bertee’s breaded tenderloin sandwich a 2.5 out of 5 bites…just average.
If you’re not searching specifically for a great tenderloin, I AM going to recommend you visit Bertee’s for some pizza, or wings, or even a steak. The service is well above average, and the atmosphere is quite fun. A family could have a lot of fun here, and we will visit again to watch the game with friends.
I’ll pass on the tenderloin, though.
Bertee’s is located at 10462 Olio Road in Fortville, Indiana. You can also
visit their website here.