Friday night found us in Castleton, looking for a place to have dinner after we had ran some errands. We knew that Squealers had opened a location there, and decided to give it a try.
I’d heard good things about their tenderloin. We’d dined at the location near 86th and Zionsville Road before, but I’d never had their tenderloin. We thought this would be a good chance to kill two birds with one stone…try the new location, and try the tenderloin.
The menu says “Voted Indy’s Best” and it took a little searching, but in 2013 Squealer’s won first place in the “Indy’s A List” breaded tenderloin category.
Let me say that I’m a little suspect of these “contests”. There are a couple of places in town that are perennial winners that aren’t a tenderloin at all, but a pork fritter, so I always take such claims with a grain of salt.
Turns out, this one was well deserved. Although this tenderloin is a little thinner than I prefer, the flavor is remarkable. The meat is tender and moist, and I really liked the breading. It’s nice and crispy, and doesn’t get soggy during the life of the sandwich. There’s just the slightest hint of some seasoning in the sandwich, but, honestly, this sandwich is so good on its own that it really doesn’t need any seasoning. The bun was nicely toasted, and it was served dressed as requested.
Is this the best tenderloin in Indy? I won’t go that far…but I WILL give it my 5 out of 5 bites rating. There are some stellar tenderloins in Indy and I’d be hard pressed to pick an absolute favorite. I’ll just say that this one belongs in the Indy hall of fame with the other 5 star rated tenderloins.
Of course, Squealer’s is a BBQ place. For her dinner, Holly chose the pulled pork sandwich with a side of cole slaw, and it was incredibly good as well. The sandwich was served as requested, with the sauce on the side (and our waitress offered the option, which was a very nice touch.)
We don’t always get dessert, but we decided to splurge this trip. We opted for the peach cobbler, and it was outstanding. We highly recommend it.
You can find Squealer’s online at www.squealersbarbeque.com and they also are on Twitter and Facebook.