Foxgardin Family is a fairly new restaurant/family pub in the Geist area of Indianapolis. This is the 2nd Foxgardin restaurant (that I’m aware of, anyway) , the first being in Holly’s hometown of Fortville, Indiana.
The decor is kind of industrial looking to me…some open metal, hard floors, and chrome/steel. It’s appealing, but it’s also VERY loud. For me…I found it a bit distracting. It was tough to carry on a conversation with sound bouncing all over every hard surface.
Our server was prompt and friendly, and service was quite good. The menu has some interesting choices…from a pork ribeye to a fried bologna sandwich. Something tells me this isn’t your grandma’s fried balogna, but I’d give it a try.
We chose some appetizers this evening, and went with the fried calamari. It was simply OUTSTANDING. We’d not hesitate to order this again!
Of, course, for my dinner I chose the Midwest Tenderloin. I think it’s a bit pricey, at $9.00 without any sides. Fries, which I opted not to order, will set you back another $2.00.
Honestly? I was pretty disappointed in the sandwich. As you can see, it’s not very large. Those who know me know that I believe bigger is NOT always better, but it didn’t appear that this had been pounded at all. To me it seemed more like a breaded pork chop than a breaded tenderloin….and there IS a difference. The meat was tasty, and the breading was fine, although could have used some more seasoning. I did have an issue with the bun…it was absolutely burnt. Were it my restaurant, I’d have been livid if something like that came out of my kitchen.
All said….I’ll give the sandwich a 2 out of 5 stars. It was edible, but I wouldn’t order it again.
For her dinner, Holly chose the fish tacos, and was very pleased with them. The roasted salsa and chimichurri sauce made them extra special.
All in all, even though the tenderloin was less than stellar, it was a very positive experience. We’ll certainly return…and I can’t wait to try the fried balogna sandwich!
FoxGardin Family is located at 10410 Olio Road. You can find them online at Foxgardinfam.com