Sunday, October 17, 2010
Hard Times II Camp Point Illinois
305 S Ohio St, Camp Point, IL 62320
We went to Hard Times II; I was told that they have the best pork tenderloin sandwich in the area, so I had to try one. First of all, if you don't know where this place is you will probably drive right by. It sets just off the main drag that runs through Camp Point. A small metal building with a gravel parking lot, it is a bar but as the place mats say kids are welcome. The wait staff was very friendly, if you want a refill you will probably have to walk up to the bar and ask. We got there right about 5pm on a Saturday the place was not very busy so we sat right down and were waited on immediately. I ordered the tenderloin and she had the chicken sandwich fries and onion rings.
So this tenderloin that people were raving about was huge but it was not the typical pork t that is pounded out so thin that you can read a newspaper through it. This tenderloin was still nice and thick. The breading was tasty and did not peel off of the meat. It was served on a regular white bread bun but the bun was buttered and grilled. The price was right if not downright cheap at $4.75 and fries are $2.50 and a good sized serving`. I don't remember how much the onion rings were but it was a good sized serving too.
Iced tea or soda are priced $1.50.
The sandwich was not a disappointment. I would say it was worth the trip and it ranks right up there as being one of the best tenderloins in the area.