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Lumpy’s Cafe in Cambridge City, Indiana: Perfect Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

Lumpy's Cafe in Cambridge City, Indiana

Lumpy’s Cafe in Cambridge City, Indiana

little Indiana and family stepped inside Lumpy’s Cafe in Cambridge City, Indiana and felt right at home.

Counter seating at one end, family dining in the back, and a few tables by the windows, this Wayne County restaurant had great atmosphere!

Lumpy’s Cafe in Cambridge City, Indiana

Looking over the menu, there were a couple of items that caught my eye. But I was on a mission.

I had heard more than once that Lumpy’s Cafe serves the best Pork Tenderloin Sandwich. Would this Indiana town restaurant live up to the hype?

My husband went for the Bacon Cheeseburger, Kid #1 ordered Chicken Strips, and Kid #2 got the Hot Dog (surprise, surprise).

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Lumpy's Cafe in Cambridge City, Indiana

Lumpy’s Cafe in Cambridge City, Indiana

After our order, we had a chance to chit chat with Angie Dixon, the manager at Lumpy’s Cafe.

She mentioned that one of their regular customers always heads down to Florida for the winter. Before he leaves, he orders 30 of their pork tenderloin sandwiches, and thus ensures he has enough to last him and his wife through the Winter!

At the time I thought that was silly…but after just one bite of my fresh hand-breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, well, here I am mere days later and I am craving one of those like nobody’s business. Where’s a freezer full of Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches when you need one?

My husband, Jeremy, had a good burger, the kids were pleased–but nothing compares once you’ve tried Lumpy’s Pork Tenderloin Sandwich! You’ve been warned.

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Lumpy's Cafe in Cambridge City, Indiana

Lumpy’s Cafe in Cambridge City, Indiana

I know there’s a whole debate about the sizing of your pork tenderloin sandwich. If it sticks out of the bun too far, not far enough, I don’t even care. What I do care about is flavor–and Lumpy’s Cafe serves a Pork Tenderloin sandwich the likes of which I have never had anywhere.

Thin with a bit of crispiness, it was perfection in a sandwich. You know what to do.

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Lumpy’s Cafe
20 S Foote Street
Cambridge City, Indiana 47327
765.478.6510

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Special thanks to Wayne County Tourism for hosting our stay. Opinions remain mine and mine alone!

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Jessica Nunemaker is the little Indiana owner, Host of a little Indiana segment state-wide on PBS and Publisher of the little Indiana Quarterly magazine. Sometimes, she even sleeps. You'll usually find Jessica gallivanting around Indiana towns (population 15,000 and less) with her husband, Jeremy, and two boys (ages 7 and 3) in tow in search of where to stay, play and eat in small towns across the state! Small towns: destinations, not drive-thrus!

2 comments

  1. Jessica Nunemaker

    LOL! Yes it is absolutely delicious. :)

  2. well hello: without hesitation, lumpy’s pork tenderloin(breaded) is the best sandwich in the world. I’m 66 years old and have never experienced anything even close when considering flavor, size and value. the owners are great people with a tremendous staff. i try to tell everyone about my experiences at lumpy’s. is truly a remarkable place. i’ve told them that if they would ever decide to discontinue the sandwich i would buy as many as my car will haul and only hope i can share with many, many others. continued success and keep up the quality. thank you!

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