Recently, the Tenderloin Connoisseur put a call out to his friends to visit one of their local restaurants and try its version of a tenderloin and report back. I meant to take up this challenge earlier, but other events in our life seemed to get in the way. However, this past week my wife, Wendi, and I decided to have an evening out and visited The Mill House in Jasper, IN.
After being promptly seated and presented menus, we placed our order for our drinks and perused the menu. The menu has several Americana dishes that can satisfy the appetites of most patrons. They also have nightly specials that even include a Kids Pizza night and a Pizza bar night. On their menu, there are three options for a tenderloin sandwich. All three options can be made breaded or grilled. The regular tenderloin comes topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. The Mill House comes with Cheese, bacon, and sautéed onions. The third choice is the Buffalo Style. The Buffalo Style comes with buffalo sauce, pepper jack cheese, and ranch. All options come with waffle fries. You can substitute onion straws or add the soup and bread bar for an extra fee.
As usual, I chose the Buffalo Style tenderloin, breaded, but substitute mayo for ranch. Also, I upgraded the waffle fries to cheese waffle fries. I had a sweet tea to wash it down with. It arrived promptly just as I had order. The sandwich was definitely not your meat processed fritter. It did have the appearance of being hand cut (as advertised). The tenderloin was about twice the size of the toasted bun. Three slices of pepper jack cheese covered it. Although, it had some size to it, it also had a nice thickness that prevented it from being dried out. Even with it being Buffalo style, it wasn’t swimming in the sauce like many wings do. In fact, you don’t realize the sauce is even on it, until you start eating it. However, after a few bites, your mouth is heats up. I also received a good portion of cheese fries with it. Although in the past, I have received smaller portions. The fries were covered in multiple cheeses and sprinkled with bacon. They too come with ranch, but I just used the supplied Heinz ketchup. I give this a 4 out of 5 rating, as it did get crispy around one of the edges.
Wendi chose the chicken parmesan pasta. She received a generous helping. She reported that it was just the way she liked it, but was just a little too much for her to finish.
Service here is typically a 4 out of 5 rating as well. This evening was no exception. At our time of dining, they were not very busy. But as seen in the parking lot, which is across the street, the crowd had started coming in.
The Mill House is located on the corner of 14th and Mill Street in Jasper. The two story building has two entrances. The entrance on Mill Street is for the bar area. The entrance from 14th Street is to the family and group dining. Family dining is one the first floor while the upstairs can be reserved for groups.
Many thanks to Matt and Wendi Osgatharp for doing this guest review. Would YOU like to do a review? Drop me a note and let’s make it happen!