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Guidebook for Fort Wayne

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Guidebook for Fort Wayne

Food Scene
Unbelievable hand crafted, artisan created ice cream. You won't believe how spectacular this ice cream is. If you do nothing else, take a stroll over to the Microcreamery. YOU MUST GO HERE!
West Central MicroCreamery & Cafe
725 Union St
Unbelievable hand crafted, artisan created ice cream. You won't believe how spectacular this ice cream is. If you do nothing else, take a stroll over to the Microcreamery. YOU MUST GO HERE!
A deck, overlooking the River. Great simple menu and drinks.
The Deck
305 E Superior St
A deck, overlooking the River. Great simple menu and drinks.
Great food, I recommend the tuna. Connected to Gnometown brewing.
10
locals recommend
The Hoppy Gnome
203 E Berry St
10
locals recommend
Great food, I recommend the tuna. Connected to Gnometown brewing.
Treat yourself to a high end, gastronomic experience.
The Golden
898 Harrison St
Treat yourself to a high end, gastronomic experience.
This is the best chocolate in the World! OK, maybe not the world, I've only been to 3 continents. Stop by and let me know if it isn't the best chocolate you have ever had.
DeBrand Fine Chocolates
878 Harrison St
This is the best chocolate in the World! OK, maybe not the world, I've only been to 3 continents. Stop by and let me know if it isn't the best chocolate you have ever had.
The Oyster Bar on Calhoun Street opened in 1888, and is a short walk from downtown. The Oyster Bar on Calhoun Street has always been a tavern, ever since it opened in 1888. The food is legendary. A short walk from downtown
Oyster Bar
1830 S Calhoun St
The Oyster Bar on Calhoun Street opened in 1888, and is a short walk from downtown. The Oyster Bar on Calhoun Street has always been a tavern, ever since it opened in 1888. The food is legendary. A short walk from downtown
You can enjoy traditional Irish pub fare or savor chef-inspired house made entrees featuring local foods.
10
locals recommend
J K O'Donnell's
121 W Wayne St
10
locals recommend
You can enjoy traditional Irish pub fare or savor chef-inspired house made entrees featuring local foods.
Featuring N.Y. style pizza (whole or by the slice), calzones, grinders and fresh salads! Family friendly dining room, 2nd floor party room (with big screen TVs), beer and wine.
8
locals recommend
816 Pint & Slice
816 South Calhoun Street
8
locals recommend
Featuring N.Y. style pizza (whole or by the slice), calzones, grinders and fresh salads! Family friendly dining room, 2nd floor party room (with big screen TVs), beer and wine.
Love Cajun? The region's only authentic New Orleans style restaurant. Signature Drinks, Martinis, wine list.
Bourbon Street Hideaway Restaurant
135 W Columbia St
Love Cajun? The region's only authentic New Orleans style restaurant. Signature Drinks, Martinis, wine list.
Authentic Cuban food in Fort Wayne since 2009, offering a unique experience connecting people with food, language and culture.
Caliente
120 W Wayne St
Authentic Cuban food in Fort Wayne since 2009, offering a unique experience connecting people with food, language and culture.
Good Food. Good Times. Good Sports. 30 Flat Screen HD TVs.
Conner's Kitchen + Bar
1150 Harrison St
Good Food. Good Times. Good Sports. 30 Flat Screen HD TVs.
Traditional diner items like hamburgers, grilled sandwiches, french fries and milkshakes. A local favorite!
7
locals recommend
Cindy's Diner
230 W Berry St
7
locals recommend
Traditional diner items like hamburgers, grilled sandwiches, french fries and milkshakes. A local favorite!
Fort Wayne's largest craft beer bar featuring over 23 varieties on tap. Modern classic dishes are made in house, and most can be made gluten free or vegan. Open for breakfast.
7
locals recommend
Dash-In
814 South Calhoun Street
7
locals recommend
Fort Wayne's largest craft beer bar featuring over 23 varieties on tap. Modern classic dishes are made in house, and most can be made gluten free or vegan. Open for breakfast.
Prime Rib, seafood, steaks, along with a broad array of sandwiches, snacks, and salads, The Gas House is also a local favorite of lunchtime and late night diners.
6
locals recommend
Old Gas House Restaurant
305 East Superior Street
6
locals recommend
Prime Rib, seafood, steaks, along with a broad array of sandwiches, snacks, and salads, The Gas House is also a local favorite of lunchtime and late night diners.
Japanese Steak house with table side cooking and entertainment in one
Takaoka of Japan
305 E Superior St
Japanese Steak house with table side cooking and entertainment in one
Family-owned business opened at this location in 1914 and has been serving and pleasing generations of loyal customers. The atmosphere is vintage and welcoming and the fare simple, fresh but unforgettable: cokes in the little bottles (a real favorite), all meat hamburgers and cheeseburgers, chili (no beans), baked beans and...the legendary "Coney Dog" on its steamed bun, mustard, secret sauce and hand-chopped onions. Porcelain table tops, antique wooden chairs and the spinning stools at the counter (beloved by generations of children) lend to an atmosphere of times gone by but not to be forgotten.
8
locals recommend
Fort Wayne's Famous Coney Island
131 W Main St
8
locals recommend
Family-owned business opened at this location in 1914 and has been serving and pleasing generations of loyal customers. The atmosphere is vintage and welcoming and the fare simple, fresh but unforgettable: cokes in the little bottles (a real favorite), all meat hamburgers and cheeseburgers, chili (no beans), baked beans and...the legendary "Coney Dog" on its steamed bun, mustard, secret sauce and hand-chopped onions. Porcelain table tops, antique wooden chairs and the spinning stools at the counter (beloved by generations of children) lend to an atmosphere of times gone by but not to be forgotten.
A Fort Wayne Favorite! Atmosphere, friendly service and unique tasty dishes. Daily specials, Friday Prime Rib and Saturday Seafood Special. Family owned and operated since 1959. Full food service 4pm until midnight.
11
locals recommend
Henry's Restaurant
536 West Main Street
11
locals recommend
A Fort Wayne Favorite! Atmosphere, friendly service and unique tasty dishes. Daily specials, Friday Prime Rib and Saturday Seafood Special. Family owned and operated since 1959. Full food service 4pm until midnight.
A Downtown dining destination offering fine steaks and seafood, amazing pasta dishes and more.
Park Place on Main
200 E Main St
A Downtown dining destination offering fine steaks and seafood, amazing pasta dishes and more.
A local favorite. Enjoy lobster, oyster on the half shell, fresh cut steaks, chowder, salads and desserts
Paula's On Main
1732 West Main Street
A local favorite. Enjoy lobster, oyster on the half shell, fresh cut steaks, chowder, salads and desserts
The bakery specializes in artisan breads, cakes, cupcakes, cookies and gluten-free items. Homemade soups, salads and sandwiches made with local and organic ingredients.
Pembroke Bakery & Cafe
300 E Main St
The bakery specializes in artisan breads, cakes, cupcakes, cookies and gluten-free items. Homemade soups, salads and sandwiches made with local and organic ingredients.
Indiana’s Best Barbeque Joint! Seriously, unbelievable. I don't like barbeque, I really don't. I could eat here every single day of the week. This is a must try!
Shigs In Pit Barbeque
2008 Fairfield Avenue
Indiana’s Best Barbeque Joint! Seriously, unbelievable. I don't like barbeque, I really don't. I could eat here every single day of the week. This is a must try!
Arts & Culture
Great artsy movie line up that you won't find anywhere else.
Cinema Center Inc
437 E Berry St
Great artsy movie line up that you won't find anywhere else.
Great little art gallery, filled with homegrown local artists.
Artlink
300 E Main St
Great little art gallery, filled with homegrown local artists.
Make sure to ask Jody about the "secret staircase".
Castle Gallery
1202 W Wayne St
Make sure to ask Jody about the "secret staircase".
The display changes regularly. If you love modern art, this is a must see.
6
locals recommend
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 East Main Street
6
locals recommend
The display changes regularly. If you love modern art, this is a must see.
Essentials
As an international market, you will find specialty foods from all over the world. The Salsa Grill is in the front of the market, and has fantastic street tacos.
George's International Grocery
2021 Broadway
As an international market, you will find specialty foods from all over the world. The Salsa Grill is in the front of the market, and has fantastic street tacos.
Drinks & Nightlife
Great nightclub with live music.
8
locals recommend
Club Soda
235 East Superior Street
8
locals recommend
Great nightclub with live music.
Rudy's is where you can enjoy a great cigar, Indiana beers and wines, and fine chocolate. Make sure to say hello if I am in the beer garden. Every evening should end at Rudy's.
Rudy's
409 W Brackenridge St
Rudy's is where you can enjoy a great cigar, Indiana beers and wines, and fine chocolate. Make sure to say hello if I am in the beer garden. Every evening should end at Rudy's.
Fort Wayne favorite for over 25 years.
Columbia Street West
135 W Columbia St
Fort Wayne favorite for over 25 years.
National award-winning beers, craft cocktails, live music and a family-friendly menu; Mad Anthony Brewing Company should be at the top of your list for Indiana craft beer fun.
8
locals recommend
Mad Anthony Brewing Co
2002 Broadway
8
locals recommend
National award-winning beers, craft cocktails, live music and a family-friendly menu; Mad Anthony Brewing Company should be at the top of your list for Indiana craft beer fun.
A great place for friends, food and fun, the Beer Garden and Grill has daily food and drink specials, plus nightly entertainment and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Pedal City
1215 W Main St
A great place for friends, food and fun, the Beer Garden and Grill has daily food and drink specials, plus nightly entertainment and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Do you love wine? Try varietals you have never even thought of. A wine lovers haven. The food is unique and includes both tapas-style small plates and large entrée options.
6
locals recommend
Copper Spoon
6
locals recommend
Do you love wine? Try varietals you have never even thought of. A wine lovers haven. The food is unique and includes both tapas-style small plates and large entrée options.
Shopping
Vintage style clothing.
The Urban Hippie
534 W Berry St
Vintage style clothing.
Fun midwestern antiques.
Antique's On Broadway
1115 Broadway
Fun midwestern antiques.
This is one of my favorite places! Tell Gerry that Mike said HI! Everything an old house nerd like myself could ever want. Historic salvage. Such cool things!
The Wood Shack Architectural Antiques
444 W Baker St
This is one of my favorite places! Tell Gerry that Mike said HI! Everything an old house nerd like myself could ever want. Historic salvage. Such cool things!
For the gifts that give back, Creative Women of the World is the place to go! Creative Women of the World provides business training and marketing solutions to women around the world, and provides you with some great meaningful gifts!
Creative Women of the World
125 W Wayne St
For the gifts that give back, Creative Women of the World is the place to go! Creative Women of the World provides business training and marketing solutions to women around the world, and provides you with some great meaningful gifts!
This one-stop shopping destination is perfect for finding gifts, tailoring a suit jacket, or if you need a quick bite to eat. At the moment, you can find 7 or so different tenants who all offer a unique take! From popcorn to juice, to tailoring, and unique gifts, there is something for everyone!
The City Exchange Shops
127 W Wayne St
This one-stop shopping destination is perfect for finding gifts, tailoring a suit jacket, or if you need a quick bite to eat. At the moment, you can find 7 or so different tenants who all offer a unique take! From popcorn to juice, to tailoring, and unique gifts, there is something for everyone!
Fancy and Staple provides unique home necessities, paper products, clothing, accessories, and more. Some of our favorites include their Rifle Paper Co. products and Fancy and Staple's variety of wall prints!
Fancy & Staple
1111 Broadway
Fancy and Staple provides unique home necessities, paper products, clothing, accessories, and more. Some of our favorites include their Rifle Paper Co. products and Fancy and Staple's variety of wall prints!
boutique with unique clothing and gift items.
The Find
133 W Wayne St
boutique with unique clothing and gift items.
The Hanger is located just above House of Furniture and offers designer women's apparel and unique accessories for all your needs in looking fashionable for work and for the weekends.
The Hanger Boutique
537 W Jefferson Blvd
The Hanger is located just above House of Furniture and offers designer women's apparel and unique accessories for all your needs in looking fashionable for work and for the weekends.
Discover beautifully crafted gifts, prints and other pieces to gift or display in your home and office at Hedgehog Press, an independent fine art print shop!
The Hedge
1016 Broadway
Discover beautifully crafted gifts, prints and other pieces to gift or display in your home and office at Hedgehog Press, an independent fine art print shop!
Stop in at this boutique for all things house furnishings and decor. If you're interested in repurposed furniture, House of Furniture also has a great selection!
House of Furniture
537 W Jefferson Blvd
Stop in at this boutique for all things house furnishings and decor. If you're interested in repurposed furniture, House of Furniture also has a great selection!
Offers some great studio-to-street clothing. It's the perfect place for chic workout clothing and accessories.
Idlehour Boutique
526 W Jefferson Blvd
Offers some great studio-to-street clothing. It's the perfect place for chic workout clothing and accessories.
From art, antiques, and vintage items there is a lot to discover at Mercantile on Main. They carry a wide variety of light fixtures, vintage furniture, collectives, upcycled art, and vintage and retro style fashions.
Mercantile on Main
1753 W Main St
From art, antiques, and vintage items there is a lot to discover at Mercantile on Main. They carry a wide variety of light fixtures, vintage furniture, collectives, upcycled art, and vintage and retro style fashions.
Saving Grace Vintage offers some great vintage inspired home décor, jewelry, candles, and more!
Saving Grace Vintage
614 W Berry St
Saving Grace Vintage offers some great vintage inspired home décor, jewelry, candles, and more!
Housed in a beautiful remodeled Victorian house, discover gifts and more in several of the rooms and parlors. Plus, browse their Fort Wayne collection that includes, a full sized Carriage and Dolls from the Wolf & Dessaur store.
Sharon's Victorian House-Gifts
634 W Berry St
Housed in a beautiful remodeled Victorian house, discover gifts and more in several of the rooms and parlors. Plus, browse their Fort Wayne collection that includes, a full sized Carriage and Dolls from the Wolf & Dessaur store.
From unique home furnishings to sentimental gifts, this boutique has a mix of rustic charm pieces that can be the perfect touch for any home. Shop this store to find furniture, handbags, candles, and much more!
Smiley's Joy
503 W Wayne St
From unique home furnishings to sentimental gifts, this boutique has a mix of rustic charm pieces that can be the perfect touch for any home. Shop this store to find furniture, handbags, candles, and much more!
Entertainment & Activities
Rent a canoe or a kayak and see Fort Wayne from a perspective no one sees. From the rivers. Rent a bike for the day and explore downtown.
Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot
1004 Cass St
Rent a canoe or a kayak and see Fort Wayne from a perspective no one sees. From the rivers. Rent a bike for the day and explore downtown.
A Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game is the perfect choice for fun family entertainment from April through September. More than just baseball, a TinCaps game has something fun for everyone!
Fort Wayne TinCaps
1301 Ewing Street
A Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game is the perfect choice for fun family entertainment from April through September. More than just baseball, a TinCaps game has something fun for everyone!
Everything Else
You need to stop in to Stoner's and see Dick, Fort Wayne's resident wizard. It is a magic store, a costume shop, and a novelity emporium. A main stay of downtown Fort Wayne.
Stoner's Funstore Downtown Fort Wayne
You need to stop in to Stoner's and see Dick, Fort Wayne's resident wizard. It is a magic store, a costume shop, and a novelity emporium. A main stay of downtown Fort Wayne.