Friday, February 1, 2013
Marion Maid Rite in Marion, Iowa
Location: 1000 7th Ave, in Marion, just outside Cedar Rapids in Eastern Iowa.
Directions: I think this is the old section of Marion, you get here by taking 1st Ave. NE from dowtown Cedar Rapids.
Online at: website with menu is HERE.
The Tenderloin: The bright white meat was just a little soft, with just a little juice. The one standout thing was the good cracker-like crunch. The breading had little seasoning but a nice golden brown color. Served on an untoasted sesame seed bun, overall 7.0 out of ten.
Service: There is a counter for seating and another for takeout orders, I think they do table service but I didn't stick around.
Final Thoughts: I would love to hear about any more old Maid Rites serving homemade tenderloins, I have heard Oskaloosa Maid Rite Diner advertises one. My next stop in Cedar Rapids area might be down 1st Ave at the old Riley's location near Coe College. They have a gravy smothered tenderloin and a horseshoe style breakfast loin on their menu I have to check out someday.