Fort Wayne, Indiana's common nickname as the “City of Restaurants” continues to be reaffirmed as new, delicious eateries enter the local food community.
New Restaurants in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Found along the Historic Wells Street Corridor, Ophelia’s provides an unparalleled experience that caters to your cozy, warm cravings. Take a moment to stop here for brunch or come even later for amazing vegetarian food. The options are fabulous! Ophelia’s hits it right on with their comforting ambiance. This establishment is something straight out of a dream with its intimate appeal. Be sure to try the pancakes!
Pictured: Ophelia's Pancakes
Best views of downtown Fort Wayne? A high probability. Birdie’s lays nestled atop The Bradley Hotel, and has since brought the rooftop scene to a new level. A casual environment that can pair well with your date night routine or post-work libations, Birdie’s features a small yet extravagant menu of food items and drinks. You’ll want to visit this place near sunset to match well for that golden hour patio photo-op. Oh, and don’t forget, a Main Street Mule could be exactly what you need right now.
Pictured: Birdie's Rooftop Bar
Views of the bustling Main Street are paired with an elegant restaurant and bar experience at Arbor Fort Wayne. Found on the main floor of The Bradley Hotel, you’re greeted with soft seating and exquisite manner. With a lounge and coffee bar, you can go simple and sweet with some hot tea. If you’re looking to visit with friends or family, take some time to visit inside the restaurant for a breakfast, lunch, afternoon bite—or maybe dinner! With a diversified menu to suit the palates of any that walk through the door, this relaxing spot could be your favorite place for any meal of the day.
Pictured: Arbor at The Bradley
A one-of-a-kind urban bar and restaurant, Marquee at The Landing matches perfectly with the Landing’s unique identity and upbeat attitude. Did I also mention that there are several sections in the restaurant that match all types of dining? If you’re feeling a patio dinner on a late Saturday night, you’ve found the right place. Maybe it’s dinner for two at the bar? This is your place! Marquee is bold with its scratch kitchen approach by providing meals via locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant features a menu that changes seasonally to ensure the most creative options out there. Marquee is your ideal modern, upscale dining spot in downtown Fort Wayne.
Pictured: Dish at Marquee at The Landing
Situated in the vibrant Covington Plaza in southwest Fort Wayne, Tequila Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is a delicious host to plenty of remarkable dishes to match your liking. The dessert options are the perfect way to either end your meal or pair with your drink. Live music adds to the exciting and festive atmosphere! Tequila Mexican Restaurant and Cantina provides a great future in delivering Mexican food cuisine in the southwest area of Fort Wayne.
A Cajun seafood lover’s dream. Wild Crab is located in the southwest Fort Wayne area and maintains a strong presence in the city’s creole cooking. From crab legs to scallops to mussels to shrimp, this family-friendly spot is the perfect place to bring anyone for a fun experience! If you are seeking some amazing Cajun-inspired food, Wild Crab is the place to be.
A family-friendly establishment with a wide range of options across the menu, Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill is a wonderful spot to stop by whether you’re browsing the stores around Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, or trying to find a place to eat following a movie at the AMC next door. The menu features pizzas, shareables, pasta, oven-baked subs, and many other options.
Additional New Restaurants
Browse the list of additional restaurants below that have opened in Fort Wayne throughout the last year!
- Penny Drip — opened July 2022!
- Haru Sushi Izakaya
- Saisaki — Inspired Asian Cuisine
- Deema Turkish Cuisine
- The Hangout Spot by Drop It Like It's Tot
- Don Rojo Mexican Seafood Restaurant
- Black Forest Cat Café — Grab a bite to eat and a coffee or tea, and enjoy in the main cafe OR during your scheduled time in the Cat Lounge surrounded by adorable (and adoptable!) kitties.
- Brew Two Sixty — A gastro pub inside of 2Toms Brewery
- Korean Fried Chicken
- SMPL Kitchen — Located inside Optimum Performance Sports
- Morgan's Tap & Grill
- Wolfy's — Open for breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday. Located in the basement of Citizens Square.
- Lola's Cafe — Latin Fusion