Montgomery’s Steakhouse personifies a restaurant “out in the middle of nowhere”. It’s located in the little hamlet of Spiceland, Indiana, south of New Castle, just off of the intersection of State Road 3 and I-70.
The parking lot is huge, and for good reason…this is a HUGE facility! 2 big dining rooms, a very large bar, and an area they call “The Back Porch”, where they have outdoor concerts in the summer. They draw some pretty large crowds, with groups like 38 Special, Confederate Railroad, and more.
We were there for a comedy night, which was held in one of the dining rooms. It’s got a very cozy feel that makes it seems intimate, in spite of its massive size.
As a steakhouse, they’re menu definitely runs towards the beef side. There are a lot of steaks, of course, a very complete appetizer menu, some desserts, and more.
I spied ”hand breaded tenderloin” on the menu, and asked our server if it was done in house, and she told me indeed, it is, so I decided to give it a try.
This is one of the thicker…perhaps THE thickest breaded tenderloin I’ve had. It’s a hefty sandwich, to be sure. Was it too thick? For me, no, it wasn’t. But, for some folks who prefer a thinner sandwich, it might well be.
The breading was nice and crunchy. It wasn’t as seasoned as some I’ve had, still, it was very good. The meat itself had a good flavor…not outstanding, but above average. However, at least one bite had a hunk of gristle in it. I realize this happens from time to time, but it does detract from the overall rating of the sandwich.
I ordered a side of onion rings, and I gotta say, those are some FANTASTIC onion rings. Obviously hand breaded, done perfectly, some of the very best I’ve EVER had. And I’ve had a lot of onion rings!
I’m really torn on how to rate this sandwich. It’s good, but finding a nice hunk of gristle can’t help but bring the rating down. Still, I’ll give it a 3.5 out of 5 bites. It’s a little above average, and I’d order it again when I’m there.
For her dinner, Holly had the veggie burger and a side of steamed broccoli. The veggie burger was average – nothing spectacular. The broccoli florets were smaller than usual, which made them kind of difficult to eat with a fork, but other than that, the taste and level of “doneness” was fine.
I’ve got to give a shout out to the service. With it being a special event night, I didn’t know what to expect. They did a GREAT job on serving the crowd.
Montgomery’s is located just south of the intersection of I-70 and Highway 3 in Spiceland, Indiana. You can find them online at: http://www.montgomeryssteakhouse.com/