Al Fresco In The Fort

Restaurants with outdoor dining in Fort Wayne

outdoor dining fort wayne restaurants
Summer time! If you’re like us, between sleeping, showering, making meals, working, and relaxing, you spend A LOT of time in doors! But, Summer’s here and sometimes it’s just too nice to be indoors! So why not make dinner time, time for dining Al Fresco! What is Al Fresco? It’s Italian for “in the open air. We are slightly less poetic in America, but to the point — we want a place where we can “sit outside” and enjoy our meal. And now’s the time of year to do it!

So why not get out and support some of these Fort Wayne restaurants near your Poplar Ridge Apartment for some outdoor dining and imbibing. Options range from places for a casual hangout with friends over beer and bar food, to others that offer fine food and fancy cocktails for a special celebration.

816 Pint & Slice
816 S. Calhoun St.
Food: pizza, subs, pasta, and salads — and beer
Outdoor seating: casual sidewalk tables out front

Baker Street
4820 N. Clinton St.
Food: fine dining, steaks and seafood
Outdoor seating: attractively landscaped side patio

Black Dog Pub 
6230 Covington Rd.
Food: pizza and pub fare
Outdoor seating: covered front sidewalk

Mi Pueblo
4150 W Jefferson Blvd
Food: Authentic Mexican cuisine
Outdoor seating: cozy brick patio with umbrellaed tables just off their main dining room

Flat Top Grill
2419 W. Jefferson Blvd
Food:  create your own Stir-Fry, Soup, Lettuce Wraps, Mu-Shu restaurant
Outdoor seating: casual dining sidewalk seating

Calhoun Street Soup, Salads & Spirits
1915 S. Calhoun St.
Food: yes – soups and salads and drinks! (but also classic bar food and appetizers and daily specials)
Outdoor seating: a large, fenced-in outdoor dining area where local musicians play on evenings during the summer (check their website for a schedule)

Catablu Grille
6372 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Food: upscale American with Asian and French influences
Outdoor seating: small covered patio out front

Club Soda
235 E. Superior Street
Food: creative appetizers; classic steak house options, but also seafood, vegetarian and other meat options
Outdoor seating: an attractive ground level patio — very popular — and a second floor covered terrace.

Curly’s Village Inn
4205 Bluffton Rd.
Food: classic bar food
Outdoor seating: secluded back patio overlooking the river

The Deck
303 E. Superior St. (behind The Old Gas House restaurant)
Food: classic American fare and bar food
Outdoor seating: the whole thing is outside! — it’s only open during summer — overlooking the St. Mary’s River

814 S. Calhoun St.
Food: breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night menu on weekends; classic American food, a lot of it homemade
Outdoor seating: Big City-style sidewalk seating out front

Eddie Merlot’s
1502 E. Illinois Rd.
Food: classic steakhouse
Outdoor seating: attractive walled patio outside the bar area (tables can be reserved in advance)

6525 Covington Rd.
Food: large eclectic menu of American and Irish food
Outdoor seating: large outdoor partly covered, outdoor patio

Main Street Bistro and Martini Lounge
200 E. Main St.
Food: upscale American with an Asian or European twist
Outdoor seating: large outdoor patio with lounge furniture and standing heaters for cooler evenings

O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant
301 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Food: traditional Irish fare and American bar food
Outdoor seating: patio seating with a view of the TinCaps field

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