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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bar
“Great cocktails and Gourmet Tacos! Fabulous view of historic courthouse is lovely at night”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
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“My favorite bar in Fort Wayne. The food is great, and the atmosphere is also great! The 100yr old back bar is amazing! Everything is good, they usually have a small seafood bar on Friday nights. My favorites are the black bean nacho deluxe and the grilled tenderloin sandwich, but truly everything is good. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Pub offering beer & scotch, bar bites & soccer on TV amid classic Celtic ambiance Outdoor seating is available! Trivia nights on Friday is a fun time!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local brewpub chain hosts live bands & offers deep-dish-style pizza & handcrafted beers. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great pizza and beer. You can buy by the slice or a whole pizza. They have a cool outdoor eating area which is very lively on weekend nights. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Diner
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“My favorite place to eat downtown! The owner Angie is a real character and is great at fun and witty banter. There are only 15 seats so you may have to wait. I wouldn’t recommend for groups bigger than 3-4, it is the type of place that people will slide down a seat so you can sit together. My favorite is the “Garbage “ and it is a local favorite. They are open Monday-Saturday 6am-2pm. They lock the door at 2pm!! Tell Angie that Eric sent you and that she shouldn’t lock me out!😂”
  • 7 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
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“This place is awesome and a Fort Wayne Tradition!! Live a bit of history, this place has changed very little since it opened. This is the place people always want to come to when they come home if they have moved away. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great modern atmosphere. Great beer. Fresh food. Call for reservations on weekends and Sunday brunch. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Quirky scratch kitchen food. Great beers on tap. A local brewery. Nice outdoor seating area. You'll encounter plenty of hipsters and foodies :) They have a weekly trivia night too!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Bustling pub/coffeehouse serves breakfast, lunch & dinner plus 23 rotating beers on tap Some outdoor seating is available!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Modern steakhouse & martini bar with a twinkling, supper-club vibe enhanced by live jazz !”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“New American small plates, rotating wines & cocktails served in chic digs with a spacious patio. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“So many beers! Usually there are at least 30 things on tap. Something for everyone! You must try the Nutella Dog. Even if you think it sounds terrible. Try it anyways! The game room in the back is fun for adults and kids alike! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“this is a localy owned restaurant that has very tasty food and top notch service. its within walking distance, or a very short drive. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Part of Don Halls Gas House. Open during summer months, the young of all ages gather here for drinks and friends.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“This is our FAVORITE burger joint! Just a few minute drive away. It's a locally owned restaurant. Casual picnic table seating. Some outdoor seating as well. Next to an art gallery. Such good food. Get the patatas, too!”
  • 5 locals recommend