Where to Eat in Fort Wayne: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Concepcion Newsome

Fort Wayne serves up the perfect mix of urban convenience and natural beauty, boasting a world class cultural scene in a landscape enhanced by plenty of green space. Shopaholics can find the latest trends at open air Jefferson Pointe. The kids will love the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, while the adults can take in a performance at the Embassy Theater. Joggers, hikers and cyclists can keep active on the Rivergreenway that links the city's parks, where they may come across Johnny Appleseed's Grave.
Things to do in Fort Wayne

1. Oyster Bar

1830 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-5258 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 260-744-9490
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Oyster Bar

Reviewed By firetrucker518 - United States

We just had dinner at the Oyster Bar. This small business has been around since 1888 and has a very colorful history. The Food is absolutely amazing and the staff is every bit as amazing. I grew up in south Florida and I have been eating seafood all my life and I other than my grandfather's seafood dishes, I have had none better. Jamie was the hostess with the mostess. She and the rest of the crew will make sure you have the best experience. What a great place. Two thumbs up and 5 stars.

2. Cork 'n Cleaver Restaurant

221 E Washington Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825-4404 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 260-484-7772
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 792 reviews

Cork 'n Cleaver Restaurant

Reviewed By Wasabi1829 - McAllen, Texas

this place is near hotel i stay. well very busy lot of people are waiting for table. it’s good sign for good restaurant. food is very nice. service is nice and excellent atmosphere. i will be back. thank you for good meal !

3. Coney Island

131 W Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1703 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Diner Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 260-424-2997
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 489 reviews

Coney Island

Reviewed By flyingred39 - Fort Wayne, Indiana

it all was great and I will tell others about the food and what a great time I had. Getting there was easy.

4. BakerStreet

4820 N Clinton St, Fort Wayne, IN 46825-5818 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 79 +1 260-484-3300
Excellent
72%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 249 reviews

BakerStreet

BakerStreet is a locally owned establishment that prides itself on personalized service. An upscale, elegant decor complements the polished, casual attitude. Steaks are the specialty at BakerStreet. Whether traditional and classic, or edgy and gourmet, all the bases are covered. Fresh seafood features are added weekly to the favorites on the menu. Even the vegetarian will find something special at BakerStreet. Chef Kyle's dessert offerings will bring the perfect finish to your dining experience. BakerStreet offers a diverse wine list, with many half bottles and “by the glass” options, and an extensive craft beer list! Come in and enjoy! Don’t forget to ask about the private party rooms.

Reviewed By patkIndiana - Indiana

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends at Baker Street. 3 of the four of us ordered the lobster crowned filet and absolutely loved it! Our 4th had the walleye and said it was delicious as well. Lauren, our server was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive and...MoreThank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant! We are happy to hear your experience was fantastic, and we will absolutely pass these sentiments to Lauren. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

5. Paula's On Main

1732 W Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-3355 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 260-424-2300
Excellent
71%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 382 reviews

Paula's On Main

Reviewed By Bev R

As you enter you are entering into a small but well supplied seafood market that you can buy the seafood they serve, but uncooked to take home. This is a treat in the midwest. They have fish there that are hard to find.

You better like seafood, however they do have excellent steak and chicken (nothing to write home about but tasty). The service was good and the selection was fantastic.

This is not a cheap place, meals run over $30, but it is a meal you will cherish if you are a seafood lover.

I ordered the calamari appetizer and got a platter of fried calamari. It was great.

6. Chop's Steak & Seafood

6421 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804-6203 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 260-436-9115
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 255 reviews

Chop's Steak & Seafood

Reviewed By chabe307 - Northern Indiana

This restaurant is one of Ft Wayne's finest. Our server was friendly, attentive and very helpful. The salmon and crab cakes were excellent. The Chops salad is wonderful also. We highly recommend this restaurant.

7. The Hoppy Gnome

302 E Berry St, Suite 104, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2708 Reservations, Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 16 - SGD 33 +1 260-422-0070
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 248 reviews

The Hoppy Gnome

Reviewed By Timothy C - Detroit, United States

A bunch of anticipation and ending with just a so so. The 3 Floyd’s beer was very good but the Foggy Geezer by Warpigs was great. Was anticipating a good food paring but walked away a bit disappointed. Had a Taco trio. The Bob Marley was good not great. But was not impressed with the Duck Confit of the Korean Short Rib. Both were not bad just missing a little something. My travel companions liked the Mahi Mahi and the Smoked Brisket. Might visit again but it’s not a “can’t wait to come back”.

8. Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

4010 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804-6814 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 260-459-6700
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 352 reviews

Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

Casual Italian restaurant offering an extensive selection of house-made and imported pastas, soups and salads, pizza, seafood, steaks and desserts. Large portions of affordably priced menu selections are prepared with the freshest ingredients available.

Reviewed By Denny B - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Although, we have a reservation for a Particular time, We were asked to wait 10–15 minutes for “our” table. What’s up with that?

9. Shigs in Pit

2008 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-5114 Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 260-387-5903
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Shigs in Pit

Shigs in Pit started as a competition BBQ team composed of Mad Anthony owners, Todd Grantham and Jeff Neels along with their friend Stefan Kelley, a networks services manager for Logikos. Within a few short years the team amassed Eleven Kansas City Barbecue Society Grand Championships, Five Reserve Grand Championships and numerous other awards for their smoked meats. In 2012, Grantham and Neels (with the blessing of Kelley) along with Mad Anthony Brewing Company partner Blaine Stuckey opened a restaurant and catering business with their award-winning recipes at the corner of Fairfield and Taylor in Fort Wayne. Shigs in Pit Barbeque is a proud sister company to Mad Anthony Brewing Company.

Reviewed By kreemmer2016 - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Great food and multiple sauces. Excellent place for catering a casual but tasty meal. Limited sides but all you need.Thank you!

10. Don Hall's Tavern At Coventry

5745 Coventry Ln, Fort Wayne, IN 46804-7146 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 260-459-2893
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 281 reviews

Don Hall's Tavern At Coventry

Reviewed By Cntrychica - Orlando, Florida

The food selection was great, the staff was friendly and quick. Dinner was good. I had the open face prime rib sandwich. It’s covered in Au Jus so be aware that the bread is soaked. It had good flavor though. The roasted chicken club was very tasty!

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