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“Hoosier hospitality and the BEST breaded tenderloin!”

TC's Restaurant and Tavern
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Hoosier hospitality and the BEST breaded tenderloin!”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

I make it home to Indiana every year or so and I always plan a dinner at TC's. It is a mid-sized informal restaurant and bar, suitable for families, always busy and always noisy! They have lots of excellent food to choose from (catfish, burgers, soups, salads) but I always go back to the breaded tenderloin sandwich (very difficult to find a good one in New Mexico, where I live). The food is good, sizable portions, reasonably priced and the service is good. My parents are regulars, so most of the wait staff know them well and will greet them with hugs. It is the quintessential small-town restaurant, loved by everyone within a 20 (50?) mile radius. It is worth the drive if you want great hospitality and good food, off the beaten path. The place is busy every evening - I recommend you call ahead and make a reservation, unless you are ok with a possible wait for a table.

  • Visited December 2013
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Shorewood, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great tenderloin sandwich”
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Kinda an out of the way place north of Lafayette. A good size bar with great bar food. Great value for your money. One of the best tenderloin sandwiches I have ever had. Staff was great. Bar was well stocked. Great value for the money you spend. Perfect small town hole in the wall place.

  • Visited August 2013
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Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Tasty little hole in the wall”
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Went for a friend's birthday and was pleasantly surprised. Looks run down and unkempt on the outside, the inside and is crowded and the walls are covered in memorabilia of sports, history and drinks. Almost the perfect little dive joint!
The food was delicious and decently priced and food was pretty, I was unimpressed with the fries, a little undercooked for my taste.

  • Visited November 2013
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Zionsville, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Prime Rib Night”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Never fails to live up to expectations! Excellent service and more food than I can eat. Love love love this place and the staff! If you are looking for atmosphere this is not where you want to go but if you want great food and excellent service this is your place. If you go on a Thursday make a reservation, or you might be out of luck.

  • Visited October 2013
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Lafayette, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food.”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Not fancy but great food... I like the NY Strip and the also have a killer pork tenderloin sandwich.

Visited October 2012
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