For 12 days in January, take a tour of Fort Wayne, Indiana’s restaurant scene during Savor Fort Wayne for delicious menu deals.

Not only does Savor Fort Wayne allow you to experience amazing food and deals, but it is the perfect opportunity to try a new restaurant. Savor Fort Wayne has plenty of new additions and returning favorites for you to sink your fork into – in fact, there are more than 10 NEW participating restaurants for 2023.

Discover five arguments that convince you to wear those stretchy pants and pause your resolutions for some delectable dining and deals during Savor Fort Wayne, January 18-29, 2023!

Pork Taco at Solbird Kitchen and Taproom in Fort Wayne, Indiana

What to Expect During Savor Fort Wayne 2023

New in 2023

Your dining options are endless during Savor Fort Wayne. Choose from more than 75 participating restaurants including more than 10 NEW participants. Plus, there is a range of restaurants for every price range and palate.

Dine at recently-opened restaurants like Charlie's Place, Steady Eddy's in Leo, Penny Drip, ACME by Full Circle, Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard Downtown, or head to Union Street Market at Electric Works to try Local Apple Cart and Pikoso Burrito Co.

2023 features an exciting and diverse lineup of participating restaurants. Enjoy Mexican dishes at el Azteca, Pikoso Burrito Co, and Mi Pueblo or try Cali-Mex flavors at Mercado! Savor fresh sushi at spots like Haru Sushi Izakaya and Nori, try Asian-inspired cuisine at Nawa, or satisfy your taste buds with Vietnamese sandwiches and pho at Banh Mi Barista and Banh Mi Pho Shop. You'll also want to enjoy some of Fort Wayne's Black-owned restaurants, including Charlow's Grill, Elijah's, and Dunbar's BBQ.

One of the best parts of Savor Fort Wayne is trying new to you restaurants, and dining on creative menus that may not be the typical menu you see on any other night!

Again this year, some restaurants will also offer their Savor Fort Wayne deals for carryout, in addition to dine-in. (Pro Tip: Use the listing filters on the Savor Fort Wayne website to find restaurants offering carryout, filter by cuisine type, or search by region!)

plate with potatoes topped with melted cheese and tomatoes
Pictured: Potato Pucks at Elijah's Restaurant

Support Restaurants and Savor Locally Sourced

Savor Fort Wayne not only gives diners the chance to try new restaurants, but it also allows locals and visitors to show their support for Fort Wayne's culinary community! Every individual who purchases a meal during Savor Fort Wayne makes a difference. Support new restaurants and your tried-and-true favorites during Savor Fort Wayne.

Friendly Reminder: The restaurant industry has been through a lot these past few years! Savor Fort Wayne can be an especially busy time, so please be patient and tip kindly as you dine out.

Are you a locavore? Do you dine locally whenever possible? Dine at Tolon, Junk Ditch Brewing Company, Copper Spoon, and many more to support locally grown and produced food.

bottle of angry orchard hard cider next to a glass mug with
Pictured: Boozy Caramel Apple Float with Angry Orchard Hard Cider

Sip on New Cocktails and Spirits

For diners ages 21+, Savor Fort Wayne is the perfect time to explore some of the amazing breweries and bar programs in Fort Wayne. If great local beer is what you're looking for, try the breweries participating in Savor Fort Wayne, including 2Toms Brewing Company, Junk Ditch Brewing Company, Hop River Brewing Company, Mad Anthony Brewing Company, Summit City Brewerks, and Trubble Brewing - or dine at SolBird, which showcases brews from several local breweries on tap.

Many participating restaurants offer unique cocktail menus that will add an extra touch to your Savor Fort Wayne dining experience. A few even offer a special Savor Fort Wayne featured cocktail!

Looking for spirits? Three Rivers Distilling Co. offers amazing drinks with spirits distilled in-house! Hotel Tango's delightful spirits are distilled in Indiana, and they're even offering a $10 Bravo Old Fashioned as their Savor cocktail feature. 

Sip on handcrafted libations at Copper Spoon served up by their award-winning bar team. Or, discover amazing agave-forward creations from Mercado and the extensive tequila menu at el Azteca!

NEW in 2023:

  • Pair a wine flight with DeBrand Fine Chocolate pieces OR savory items at the newly opened Country Heritage Winery Downtown.
  • Enjoy a boozy ice cream float at the Local Apple Cart, located in Union Street Market at Electric Works! Try the Caramel Apple Float (pictured above) with Angry Orchard Hard Cider + Boozy Caramel Ice Cream, OR enjoy an Irish Cream Stout + Lucky Charms Ice Cream.

Nach-Ohs at Oh Five Scoop Shop

Pictured: Ice Cream Nach-oh at Oh Five Scoop Shop

Deals, Deals, Deals!

Make your reservation to enjoy three-course menu deals at participating restaurants. Prices vary by location, but you can be sure of one fact — you won't get a better deal at any other time of the year!

Some restaurants get creative and offer special meals designed for two people. For example, Hotel Tango offers one appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert to share for $50 total.

You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream and more with special Savor Fort Wayne savings at Kilwins, Local Apple Cart, and Oh Five Scoop Shop.

Check out ALL the Savor Fort Wayne menus here and find the price point and food offerings to please your palate.

Dine Out. Win Big!

Pick up your STAR rewards cards at any Fort Wayne STAR Bank Branch, at the Fort Wayne Visitors Center (927 S. Harrison St.), or any of the participating restaurants. You can also download and print a PDF version here, or complete the online form.

  1. For each meal you enjoy during Savor Fort Wayne at a participating restaurant, mark the restaurant name and date on your STAR Rewards Card.
  2. Fill your card with at least one restaurant.
  3. Submit the card at the end of Savor Fort Wayne...

...and you'll be entered to WIN $500 in restaurant gift cardsLearn more.

Browse the menus and deals at and refresh your dining palate at a new restaurant or neighborhood during Savor Fort Wayne, January 18-29, 2023.

This blog was originally published in 2018 and has been updated. Last Updated: January 2023