Right off of Main Street. Doesn’t that feel nice to say? So much attention is given to Iowa’s major cities and rightfully so. But there are so many places to explore in our small towns and there are plenty of great places to eat. A southern Johnson County oasis awaits the travelers and locals alike and it’s called the Old 218 Tap. And here is their sandwich….
The Steak and Egg Sandwich! Grilled ribeye served on toasted sourdough with pepper jack cheese, two fried eggs, and their housemade horseradish sauce. Let’s backup a bit. When I hear that someone is serving a whole steak on a sandwich I tend to get a little nervous. There’s nothing more frustrating than when you take your first bite and the whole piece of meat comes out hanging from your mouth. No such thing happens here! Old 218’s ribeye was tender, the eggs fried perfectly, and the buttery toasted sourdough kept it all together.
Old 218 Tap is without a doubt in the running for the championship in December for The Iowa Gallivant’s search for Iowa’s best sandwich. So get down to Hills and get your fill. We sure did!
Be sure to read about the other Best Between Bread contenders in the communities of Algona, Brooklyn, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Charles City, Cherokee, Coralville, Crawfordsville, Cresco, Decorah, Dubuque, Elkader, Ely, Gunder, Hale, Hills, Indianola, Iowa City, Lake View, Marion, Oakland Mills, Okoboji, Orange City, Pocahontas, Shueyville, Sigourney, Sutliff, Vinton, Waterloo and Webster City!