The Trojan Horse, Bloomington Indiana

I was on a quest to find an outstanding breaded tenderloin sandwich in Southern Indiana, and someone recommended the Trojan Horse in Bloomington, so we decided to stop in and give it a try.

My first thought upon walking in was “Wow!  This place is big!!!”, and, indeed, it is.  It’s long and narrow, with an upstairs and a downstairs dining area that is all ages,as  well as a bar upstairs where you have to be 21 to enter.

It’s nicely decorated in what I could call a classy, funky style, perfect for a college town.

We were greeted promptly by our pleasant waitress, and started perusing the menus.  The menu is heavy on Greek food, with some American favorites thrown in.

I asked our waitress about the breaded tenderloin, and she said “we do it in-house” and that certainly was good enough for me.

As you can see by the photo, it’s a nice size without being overwhelming.  It’s not pounded out to paper thin like so many tenderloins, it has a nice thickness. The breading is nice and crunchy, but both the breading and the meat suffered from the same problem….they were just not very flavorful.

And, I don’t quite know how else to put that.  They weren’t bad….they just weren’t good.  There appeared to be no seasoning, and the one word that I can use to describe this sandwich is “bland”. Not terrible, not great…it was just an “ok” sandwich.

I chose the sandwich meal deal for $9.95, which included fries (where were nothing short of outstanding!) and a drink.

Holly also chose the sandwich meal deal, instead of fries she opted for the greek salad, and for her sandwich she chose a Gyro.  She proclaimed both of those as well above average.

The service was very good and the atmosphere is great.  It was pleasantly busy, but we were still able to carry on a conversation without yelling. I’m going to give the Trojan Horse’s breaded tenderloin 3 bites…just average, but I will give the experience a 5…which means we’ll be back.  I’ll  just order something else off of the menu.

The Trojan Horse is located at 100 E Kirkwood in Bloomington, Indiana.  You can find them online at


2 thoughts on “The Trojan Horse, Bloomington Indiana

  1. Have you ever thought about making your own, posting the recipe and the process, and taking pics along the way along with a review? I think that would be cool.

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