Dairy Sweet

Small Town Café
One of the best

Awarded the Best Tenderloin award by the Iowa Pork Producers’ Association in 2005, Dairy Sweet is a small mom-and-pop operation on Dunlap’s main drag. After winning the coveted prize, the number of visitors to the Dairy Sweet multiplied, until they sold 6,000 sandwiches in 2006 and 12,000 the year after. The sandwich is certainly worthy of the praise that has been bestowed upon it. The tenderloin itself is thickly cut and covered in a crispy, gnarled crust. Unlike those thin, perfectly symmetrical tenderloins, this sandwich is like a snowflake — no two are ever the same.

The cheeseburgers are a carnivore’s delight: hand-formed, slider-sized patties packed to the thickness of a steakhouse-style burger. We haven’t made our way deeper into the menu yet, which includes the regular assortment of fried foods (onion rings, mushrooms, chicken tenders), sandwiches, and hot dogs — primarily because the tenderloin is a must-have with every visit. We were always a little envious of those Dunlap denizens who used the laundromat across the street, for they had the opportunity to indulge in one of Iowa’s best BPTs between wash and dry cycles any time they had a craving!

What to Eat
Dairy Sweet, Breaded pork tenderloin
Breaded pork tenderloin
A perfect Iowa pairing: BPT and a big glass of Mountain Dew.
Dairy Sweet, Cheeseburger
This is the biggest baby cheeseburger we've ever come across!
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 8pm
Monday11am - 8pm
Tuesday11am - 8pm
Wednesday11am - 8pm
Thursday11am - 8pm
Friday11am - 8pm
Saturday11am - 8pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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