The recipe for a tasty getaway in Fort Wayne

Your Tasty Itinerary

We’ve put together a sample itinerary for the perfect Fort Wayne foodie getaway. Grab your forks and dive into this tasty diary.


Become a Fort Wayne foodie from your first breakfast. Head toward Cindy’s dinner for a classic dinner experience – they serve 15 people at a time. And to discover “the most important meal of the day”, book a table at Near, or one of our other twelve brunches for breakfast or a late brunch.

Need to have breakfast on the go? Fort Wayne does it well with sweet treats like Hetty Arts Baking Truck Where Rise N’ Roll’s famous cinnamon sugar donuts.

Selection of beers from JK O'Donnell


It’s easy to try something new for lunch – and we’ve got the options for you! If you need a place for a quick bite, grab a stool at Coney Island – serving Fort Wayne for over 100 years. Or if you’re on the go, you might find food trucks nearby.

Pasta lovers rejoice at one of the many Casa Ristorante locations, and our friends from JK O’Donnell’s whip up all the best Irish comfort food for cold, rainy days. Spice things up Solbird Kitchen & Faucetgo east to Wu’s Fine Chinese Cuisineor treat yourself to a good barbecue at Shigs in the pit.

For the beautiful summer days, take your meal outside at the The bridge, Dash inor one of our other restaurants that offer outdoor dining.

A couple dining outside at Utopian Coffee on The Landing in Fort Wayne, Indiana

To taste

Fancy an afternoon snack? We have what you need! Fill up on caffeine Fortezza, mocha lounge Where conjure coffee. Or grab a light bite or a refreshing drink from Kanela.

Filet of beef in the marquee

Having dinner

The main event! As the sun sets, Fort Wayne kicks off the evening with sizzling dining options. Enjoy your cocktail with a touch of cool jazz at the club soda; eat fresh and fun on the farm copper spoon Where Tolon; or bring the family for an evening at Junk Ditch Brewing Company Where hoppy dwarf.

Make it a fancy dinner party with reservations at Baker Street, Cork N Cleaver, Chops Where Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Don’t forget some of our top fusion restaurants, including Nawa and Umi. Explore options downtown and on the pier.

Sundae at DeBrand Fine Chocolates

Grand finale

Whether you want to end your food tour with a cocktail or chocolate, Fort Wayne has you covered. End the evening with one of the DeBrand Fine Chocolates decadent sundaes or with a nightcap at Conner’s roof, club sodaWhere The sidecar!

Make it a progressive tour

Want to make your culinary exploration an experience? Invite your friends over for a fun tour of Fort Wayne’s brewing scene, food and history, or sample some of our favorite desserts!