Holly l and I found ourselves in Richmond, Indiana this past weekend for a music gig. As I had never had a tenderloin in Richmond….we set out on a quest to find a locally owned restaurant.
As we were on a timetable, we didn’t have as much time to explore town as I would’ve liked to have, but we did find Carver’s Family Restaurant, and decided to give them a try.
Upon entering, it’s a large place, and kind of reminds me of a Denny’s in it’s layout. Although we arrived at prime lunchtime for the Sunday after church crowd, we were seated quickly and our capable server answered a few menu questions for us.
The menu is quite complete, with a vast breakfast selection, lots of sandwiches, plate lunches, and a variety of Greek food, also.
There is a breaded tenderloin on the menu, and I asked the waitress if it was really a breaded tenderloin, or a pork fritter. She replied…”It’s a fritter”. It might have been my imagination, but I do believe she said it with regret and wiped a single tear from her eye.
OK, maybe I’m stretching it a bit. However, Carver’s won my business right there. By being honest with me, they turned what could have been a bad experience and an unhappy customer right around.
SO…I ordered the steakburger patty melt, and it was very, very good indeed. The meat had a wonderful flavor, the onions were grilled to perfection, and the toast was perfect. With it, I had onion rings…not outstanding, but VERY good, and french onion soup, which was pretty average. All in all, it was a very good meal.
Holly had a build your own omelette. Carver’s makes their omelettes with 6(!) eggs, so Holly chose hers half-sized, made with EggBeaters, and raved about how good it was….very light and fluffy.
I would consider the price to be moderate for the amount and quality of food we received, and although I was disappointed that they offer a fritter instead of a tenderloin…the positive experience we received…and the honesty from our server, means we’ll be back!
Carver’s is located at 2270 Chester Blvd in Richmond, Indiana. I was unable to locate a web site for them.