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 19 NEW participating restaurants for 2022.

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 12-23, 2022!

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

What to Expect During Savor Fort Wayne 2022

New in 2022

Your dining options are endless during Savor Fort Wayne. Choose from more than 65 participating restaurants including 19 NEW participants. Plus, there is a range of restaurants for every price range and palate.

Dine at recently-opened restaurants like Birdie's at The Bradley (and enjoy a fantastic skyline view!), Haru Sushi Izakaya, Kilwins, Marquee on the Landing, Mercado, Oh Five Scoop Shop, and Saisaki. And discover more restaurants participating in Savor Fort Wayne 2022 for the first time — Casa Grande Mexican Grill (DuPont), Cheros y Chapines, Dunbar's BBQ, Elijah's Restaurant, Fran's Kitchen, La Cabana Birrieria, and Tropic Chicken.

2022 features an exciting and diverse lineup of participating restaurants. Enjoy flavorful dishes at more than 10 Mexican restaurants. Plus, get your quesa birria fix at La Cabaña Birrieria or try Cali-Mex dishes at Mercado! Savor fresh sushi at spots like Haru Sushi Izakaya, Saisaki, 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 Elijah's, Fran's Kitchen, 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. Look for this green icon Carryout on the Savor Fort Wayne website to see which restaurants offer carryout.

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

Support Restaurants and Savor Locally Sourced

With the current pandemic, it is no secret that the restaurant industry is in a rough patch. There's a light at the end of the tunnel, but we're not there yet. This January, let's all help keep the flavors of Fort Wayne alive. 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, to ensure the chance to enjoy them to their fullest when normalcy returns. (Remember to be patient and tip kindly whenever you can!)

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

Pint glass filled with beer in front of a pitcher of blood orange juice sitting on top of a brown bartop
Pictured: Yuengling Blood Orange Shandy - Featured Savor Cocktail at the Club Room at the Clyde

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, The Landing Beer 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 special Savor Fort Wayne featured cocktail! Check out some of these crafted cocktails only available for Savor:

  • Club Room at the Clyde Yuengling Blood Orange Shandy — Yuengling Lager and blood orange lemonade.
  • Club Soda Savor White Claw Cocktail — White Claw (Mango, Raspberry, or Black Cherry), 360 Citrus Vodka, sweet and sour lemonade, and a lemon twist.
  • TolonWhiskey Moon — Blue Moon Belgian White, bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and orange peel. - OR - Luna-rita — Ocho Plata Tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, triple sec, Blue Moon Belgian White, salt, and a lime wheel.

Looking for spirits? Sip on handcrafted libations at Copper Spoon served up by their award-winning bar team. Pull up a seat at the gorgeous bar at Nawa for a Hokkaido Mule or enjoy a refreshing Blue Moon with your meal for just $5 more. Or, discover amazing agave-forward creations from Mercado and the extensive tequila menu at el Azteca!

Hotel Tango's delightful spirits are distilled in Indiana, and they're even offering $2 off their Gin Bravo or Bravo Old Fashioned cocktails when you dine from their Savor Fort Wayne menu!

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, Mad Anthony Brewing Company offers two unwraps, one basket of Scooby Snacks, two side salads, and one howler for $39.99 total. Or, head to favorites like Nawa, where each guest receives an appetizer, entree, and dessert for just $32 per person!

You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream and more with special Savor Fort Wayne savings at Kilwins, Sweets on Main, 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 In (or Carry 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 SavorFortWayne.com and refresh your dining palate at a new restaurant or neighborhood during Savor Fort Wayne, January 12-23, 2022.

This blog was originally published in 2018 and has been updated.