Social’s Cafe in Swayzee: Excellent Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

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Social’s Cafe in Swayzee: Excellent Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

Social's Cafe in Swayzee, Indiana: Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

Social’s Cafe in Swayzee, Indiana: Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

Traveling solo, I had waited to stop for lunch for hours. I figured I would know the place when I saw it. And I did. I quickly popped into Social’s Cafe in Swayzee, Indiana for lunch.

This mom and pop restaurant was exactly what I needed. I could tell it was the kind of place I was looking for when I stepped in and overheard the server chit-chatting with a patron about the latest town news.

Social’s Cafe in Swayzee, Indiana

Social's Cafe in Swayzee, Indiana: Sweet Potato Fries

Social’s Cafe in Swayzee, Indiana: Sweet Potato Fries

Folks were talking across tables to each other. When someone would enter the Grant County restaurant, the server greeted them by name, asked about their family, and usually already knew what they wanted. Now that’s great small town service. It had such a friendly feel to it.

There was lots of chit-chat even across tables. I just love that, don’t you? Locals know each other and seek out each other’s company, sharing a bit of gossip besides. It was such a fun atmosphere to be a part of, especially since I dined alone. I didn’t feel like I was alone, you know what I mean? It still felt like I was a part of something. I suppose that is where the name “Social’s” came from.

As to the food? Well, let’s just say that as soon as I saw that there was a hand-breaded pork tenderloin sandwich on the menu, I couldn’t even consider anything else. I owe it to you guys to tell you all about the best of the best sandwiches. Yes, this one was perfect.

Perfect Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

Social's Cafe in Swayzee, Indiana

Social’s Cafe in Swayzee, Indiana

My pork tenderloin sandwich was fantastic. As you can see, it was a large sandwich. Topped with lettuce and tomato, it definitely didn’t fit the bun. There was plenty of juicy, delicious overhang. I couldn’t finish my sandwich so I brought the rest back home with me.

Want to know what else was awesome? The fries! These weren’t just any fries, these were sweet potato fries. Mmm! The dusting of powdered sugar on top made them extra delicious. I hardly knew where to start first: my sandwich or my sweet potato fries.

Changing daily specials keep it interesting for locals in this small Indiana town. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Social’s Cafe covers all the bases. Do call ahead to find out their hours.

Swayzee Restaurant

Things to Do in Swayzee, Indiana

Swayzee, Indiana might be a super small town but do you see how it is still worth a visit? Add Social’s Cafe to your Indiana travel itinerary. You don’t want to miss out on that stupendous pork tenderloin sandwich.

Isn’t it nice to know that there are still places to go where “everybody knows your name?” Feel like a part of the town. Find the sense of community you have been missing by visiting a small town near you.

I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.

Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you.

Social’s Cafe 
101 S Washington Street
Swayzee, IN 46986

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."


  1. Jessica Nunemaker November 6, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I forgot to update that! I think I read that someone in the family had passed away so the business was closed. 🙁

  2. L. Gardner November 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    We tried to go to “Socials”. November 2014 it has a new name, but appears to be closed and looks run down.

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