Dining Al Fresco in the Fort

fort wayne restaurants with outdoor dining

After months of rain and cooler temps, it finally feels like Summer in Fort Wayne! But now that it’s so nice out, who wants to spend time indoors cooking and eating dinner? Make the most of this great weather by heading out tonight and dining Al Fresco (outside) at one of these great Fort Wayne restaurants that offer outdoor dining not far from your Poplar Ridge Apartment.

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

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.

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

Friendly Fox
4001 S. Wayne St.
Food: pastries, sandwiches and salads (beer and wine and ice cream, too)
Outdoor seating: neighborhood-y sidewalk seating area

JK O’Donnell’s
121 W. Wayne St.
Food: classic Irish pub favorites, plus a variety of entrees and appetizers with a creative twist
Outdoor seating: an intimate front 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

Oyster Bar
1830 S. Calhoun St.
Food: known for oysters, seafood, fish; but ribs, steak and chicken available, too
Outdoor seating: front patio

Toscani Pizzeria
120 W. Wayne St.
Food: pizzas, sausage rolls, pasta and salads
Outdoor seating: front patio

Trolley Steaks and Seafood (aka The Trolley Bar)
2898 E. Dupont Rd.
Food: steaks, seafood, pastas, salad bar
Outdoor seating: covered patio


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