7 Must-Try Fort Wayne, Indiana Restaurants

Fort Wayne, Indiana, located approximately 50 miles south of the Michigan border and only 18 miles west of Indiana’s border with Ohio, makes a great Midwest Road Trip destination.

Second, only to Indianapolis in size you’ll find a lot of diverse activities to keep you busy.  You’ll require some sustenance to keep up with all the fun.

Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island Weiner Stand

The fantastic thing here is the price. For three dollars, you can get a beverage and a Coney dog. Lunch for two is way less than ten dollars.


The casual rooftop restaurant sits on top of the Bradley Hotel and features an outdoor space with stunning views of downtown Fort Wayne.

Mercado on the Landing

Located on the Landing, Mercado started from a food truck and evolved into a fun Cali-Mexican casual dining spot.

Don Hall’s Old Gas House

You’ll find U.S.D.A. Choice steaks aged and butchered in-house, seared at 1800 degrees, and topped with garlic-herb butter.

Shigs in Pit Barbecue

Served in paper-lined baskets, with paper boats and plastic silverware, it’s not fancy, but the décor is fun.

Casa Ristoranti Italiano

It makes the perfect location for dinner after an afternoon of working up an appetite exploring the great outdoors.

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