Elton's on Main Restaurant Review

On another trip to see my little sis in Springfield, we had to explore a new dining spot! Sis and I actually drive around looking for new little diners to go to...and we found another!
Elton's on Main is your typical diner - nice little family-owned place. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner - things like chopped steak, chicken fingers, country-fried steak and even my blessed pork tenderloin!

While on the way to Elton's we drove by a used car lot and saw this Mustang. The BF loves loves loves Mustangs and this was somethin else so I had to take a picture.

Drinks come in big ass Mason jars...you know that's a good sign of things to come!

I got a side salad and have to say - it may not look like much - but it was really great! There were carrots, radishes, cheese, fried onions and best of all homemade ranch.

Here's a shot of the diner...the tree in the corner stays up all year I'm guessing and gets decorated for the seasons...it's a fall tree now. It's not fancy - but it's homey.

Sis got the California Melt (veggie burger, swiss, mustard, pickle, rye) and liked it - she said it was darn good for a veggie burger. And for $2.50 extra you get two sides!

There are so many sides to choose from: salad, red beans & rice, black beans & rice, baked potato, french fries, home fries, mac & cheese, broccoli, green beans, cottage cheese, cole slaw, applesauce, pickled beets/eggs (um ew), corn nuggets (wtf), onion rings, california blend, corn, sweet potato casserole and mashed potatoes! WHEW - that's a list!

I got the pork tenderloin because I get them whenever I can. They aren't the same as the ones back home but it was good. Crispy breading, juicy thin tenderloin, mm mm good!

As you can see - I got the mac & cheese. it was good - very velveeta shells & cheese but I think homemade because the shells were huge. Very good.

Overall Elton's isn't anything too special or stand out - but if you're hungry and in Springfield - it's worth a stop.

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  1. How was the tenderloin different from the ones back home?

  2. I'm sorry Clyde - I've posted this link before - this is a proper tenderloin!


    They should be 3-4 times larger than the bun.

    Scroll down to Joensy's Restaurant and you'll see the best tenderloin in the state!