Cinnamon. Cloves. Caramel and apples and ginger and bourbon. The flavors of fall are warm, cozy, and abundant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

We reached out to some of our favorite eateries to ask: What’s a must-try fall treat on your menu this season?

In addition to a trio of fall drinks, we’ve also got your stop for dinner and dessert.

5 Places to Enjoy the Flavors of Fall in Fort Wayne

apple cider mimosa


For a taste of autumn with brunch, stop by Proximo and grab an apple cider mimosa. In addition to swapping the traditional OJ for apple juice, this brut champagne cocktail also adds allspice dram liqueur and a nutmeg rim.

898 Harrison St. | 260-459-6150

A can of Monroe Harvest Hard Cider at Kekionga Cider Company in Fort Wayne

Kekionga Craft Company

Kekionga Craft Company already offers a fall feel all year long with their hard ciders on tap. But each fall, they release their special Monroe Harvest Cider, which spices Kekionga’s basic hard cider with whole cloves and cinnamon sticks.

7328 Maysville Road | 260-749-8889

Pumpkin Pie Martini at Trolley Steaks and Seafood in Fort Wayne

Trolley Steaks & Seafood

For one of the best flavors of autumn at Trolley Steaks & Seafood, order the pumpkin pie martini. It combines pumpkin vodka, Frangelico liqueur, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, and spiced simple syrup — complete with a graham cracker crust rim.

2898 E. Dupont Road | 260-490-4322

Black Canyon Restaurant

If you’re looking for a perfect fall dinner, Black Canyon Restaurant has you covered with its boneless beef short ribs. They’re braised in red wine and served with root vegetables. Definitely hearty. Definitely fall.

1509 W. Dupont Road | 260-203-5900

West Central Microcreamery

West Central Microcreamery

During fall, West Central Microcreamery offers a variety of fall flavors and options, including a number of pumpkin ice creams (like this pumpkin praline ice cream) and snickerdoodle cookies. Get the cookies solo, or pick an ice cream flavor to sandwich between two for a custom autumn treat.

725 Union St. | 260-214-2122

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the taste of fall in Fort Wayne! Try out lots of sweet treats along the Fort Wayne Apple Trail challenge — from apple-filled donuts and DeBrand's giant caramel apples to fall espresso drinks. And for those 21+, this list of Fort Wayne fall brews is offering all the seasonal hops you can imagine.