|Small tenderloin sandwich with onion rings from Pop's Cafe|
Pop’s Café Serves Up One Tasty Tenderloin Sandwich
When I heard that Pop’s Café in Independence had one of the best tenderloin sandwiches in Kansas City, I was skeptical. After all, the place is a tiny, nothing-to-look-at diner next to what looks like a no-tell motel on 40 Hwy in Independence.
Never the less, I decided to give it a try, and boy, am I glad that I did. The tenderloin sandwich was hand-breaded, delicious, and best of all, not greasy. I actually had a choice of either a small tenderloin for $5.79 or a large one for $6.79, and both are served with lettuce, pickle, onion, mayo, and horseradish.
The sandwich normally comes with chips, but there are also several other side-item choices including french fries, steak fries, tater tots or onion rings for a slight upcharge.
What pleased me further was that, although not fancy, this family-owned restaurant was clean, and the service was quick and friendly.
Even better, I discovered that for a small place, Pop’s has a decent menu selection including several other sandwich choices, burgers, dinners, breakfast, daily specials, and homemade pies.
On the day I was there, the place was packed, and everyone seemed to be enjoying the food and old-fashioned diner experience. Plus, everything that came out of the mom-and-pop kitchen looked homemade and smelled wonderful.
So, not only will I be going back for another tenderloin soon, I will be going back to try some of their other menu offerings as well.
If you're looking for an inexpensive place to find a great tenderloin, Pop's Cafe is the place to go.
Pop’s Café is located at 15014 E US 40 Hwy in Independence, with the following hours:
|Pop's Cafe in Independence|