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304 W 2nd St, Prairie City, IA 50228-8578
+1 515-994-3190
11:00 - 21:30
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Johnston, Iowa
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83 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here multiple times with family. Very nice day trip from Des Moines. Very close to the Neal Smith wildlife refuge. Can stop and see the buffalo after having a tenderloin sandwich with ice cream. The tenderloin is excellent. Thin large sandwich that is nicely breaded. The ice cream and shakes are great. Just a nice local family restaurant.... More 

Thank krogersku
Adel, Iowa
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly one of the top tenderloin sandwiches in Iowa and we've been to most of them! Next time we will split a sandwich so we can order their ice cream specials.

Thank jonsharyl
Des Moines, Iowa
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a nice winter day approx 11:30 am. The place was busy but we managed to grab a table. Although the restaurant advertises ice cream, it is also known for their tenderloin sandwich. The tenderloin, like most restaurants in Iowa, was HUGE (twice the size of a hamburger bun). I had the sandwich with tomato, lettuce, onion, mustard, ketchup... More 

Thank torpdo
Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We went 30 miles out of our way to experience Goldie's Pork Tenderloin Sandwich. Goldie's take on this Midwestern classic garnered the Iowa Pork Producers Association's "Best Tenderloin in Iowa" Award (2009), so we naturally had to make our way to Prairie City, Iowa (Population 1,685 and about 20 miles straight east of Des Moines just off of Highway 163)... More 

Thank Conradls
Ankeny, Iowa
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I was traveling from Pella on a shopping trip and stopped by the famous Goldies for lunch. I had the loin and fried onion rings and a small chocolate shake. The food came out shortly after ordered and was hot and very tastey. Lots of choices on this menu and I will be back to try something else. It is... More 

Thank Denise B
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a small town ice cream shop that also has Great Tenderloin sandwich. Good service even though they were busy. Well worth the drive out.

Thank Ed P
Des Moines
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The short drive east from Des Moines was scenic with the rolling farm land out to Prairie City. Goldie's is definitely worth the drive for great customer service and hospitality. The tenderloin was HUGE! It was delicious and the Goldie fries were hot, crisp, and delicious dunked in ranch dressing. I ordered an old fashioned chocolate malt for the ride... More 

Thank Jacklyn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and service rated the best tenderloins in Iowa several years in a rows. Small town friendly, and family oriented.

Thank Franky h
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Home of Iowa's Best Tenderloin, as well as ice cream, pie and other goodies. Goldie's is a must-stop for a meal or snack if you are in the area. Check out the nearby Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge to get a glimpse of old-Iowa, along with buffalo and elk.

Ottumwa, Iowa, United States
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

best tenderloin, onion straws, breaded french fries, cheese curds small dinner but can't wait to go back wonderful service wonderful food. Great icecream. Didn't have anything that was not good. Well worth the trip.

Thank Deb Phil T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 W 2nd St, Prairie City, IA 50228-8578
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Prairie City
  • Phone Number: +1 515-994-3190
Telephone - (515) 994-3190

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?