If you love food as much as we do, you know that Fort Wayne is home to many great national and local restaurants. And while we love the national chain restaurants, right now, due to COVID-19, our local restaurants could use a little extra love from our community.
Search “restaurants near me” and you’ll get a long list of nearby restaurants, or keep reading to discover 5 of the best Fort Wayne restaurants near Poplar Ridge Apartments.
1. Three Fires Pizza
Three Fires Pizza is an artisanal pizzeria that prides itself on the craft of good pizza. Their locally sourced ingredients support the local economy while guaranteeing freshness. Have a list of quarantine activities and don’t want to leave home? Order-in from the extensive menu.
Three Fires Pizza uses a traditional wood-firing style that imparts a signature flavor into all of their cuisines. They have pies for the whole family including mouthwatering vegan pizza options. If you’re on a plant-based diet, or a pizza diet, stop into this local hot spot.
2. Zianos Italian Eatery
The chefs at Zianos Italian Eatery pride themselves on a nonpretentious menu full of fresh, Italian-American staples. Their extensive selection hosts everything from the pasta you love to the salads you crave. Daily specials let you taste the homemade goodness for an approachable price. Also, the breadsticks are made fresh with 100% real honey.
Can you say “drool?”
Zianos offers a kid’s menu as well as whole wheat and gluten-free substitutions for pasta. Choose from any of their three locations when searching for where to eat in Fort Wayne. Their hours have adjusted for COVID-19 adding them to the list of great places to go with family while social distancing.
Looking for a great date night spot for dinner and drinks? Umi, located just down the street from Poplar Ridge is the perfect spot! They offer a full menu of delicious sushi rolls and Japanese dishes along with a wine and cocktail menu.
Customer favorites include the Orange Go-Go Roll. A spicy salmon roll topped with salmon, tobiko, spicy mayo, and chili oil. And the Chilakammarri Roll. An asparagus tempura roll filled with spicy ponzu, wasabi-lime, chili oil, and mangos.
For the vegetable lovers, take a look at their vegan and vegetarian options which include Vegetable Fried Rice without egg, Fried Tofu, and Seasoned Eggplant.
4. Paula’s On Main
Paula’s On Main is known for its crabcakes, fresh seafood market, and casual fine dining. They offer daily lunch and dinner features suited for anyone from the casual foodie to the most discerning palate. Pair your meal with any number of fine wines or craft beers. Menu substitutions are available for vegetarians and those with gluten allergies.
Reservations are recommended but prospective diners should call to inquire about changes in hours or service. Check out Paula’s for some of the finest Fort Wayne food.
5. Black Dog Pub
If you think that Black Dog Pub is just a bar, think again. They have a great menu full of great favorites including some of the best hand-breaded mushrooms in Fort Wayne! They also have a large selection of starters, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, main dishes, and desserts.
Dine inside, on their patio, or order to-go.
The Best Fort Wayne Restaurants for Any Palate
The best Fort Wayne restaurants accommodate any budget and any taste. Grab a to-go order for the whole family or for an intimate night with your significant other.
What’s your favorite restaurant near Poplar Ridge Apartments?