With eateries scattered all around town, each with its own distinctive spin and personality, you don’t have to venture far in Fort Wayne before you hit a Hall’s.

Pasta at Don Hall's Factory Restaurant

The Succes of the Don Hall's Family Restaurants in Fort Wayne

Through the years, the Don Hall name has become synonymous with the Fort Wayne dining scene. With a meat business background, a bit of land and a dream, Don Hall opened his first restaurant — a drive-in — on Bluffton Road in 1946.

The operation was a success, and it wasn’t long before Hall decided to expand by opening another eatery. And then another. And another. Before long, Hall had firmly established something of a local empire through a whole series of popular restaurants bearing his name, ranging in theme from casual to fine dining.

Don Hall's Takaoka of Japan

Although the styles of the restaurants may vary, the common threads of quality, service and value are what keep them all united under the Hall’s umbrella. Here’s where to find Hall’s restaurants throughout Fort Wayne, and beyond.

Don Hall's Old Gas House

Prime Rib, seafood, steaks and Cajun specialties the Gas House downstairs. Takaoka Japanese Steak house upstairs with tableside cooking and entertainment in one. During the summer months, don’t miss The Gas House Deck, one of Fort Wayne’s favorite spot for…

Don Hall's Takaoka Of Japan

Showmen chefs create your meal tableside! Rediscover the personalized experience of having your choice of succulent seafood, tender chicken, juicy steaks, and garden-fresh vegetables grilled to delicious perfection in an extraordinary theater that will feed…

Don Hall's Commissary and Canal Tap Haus

Located just east of Fort Wayne, right in the “wedge” where 14 and 930 split in New Haven. The food’s so good and the servings so big, folks flock to the Commissary from eastern Fort Wayne, all around New Haven, and clear over to the Ohio line!

Hall's Prime Rib

Holding ground in the East State Village, Prime Rib is the epitome of a neighborhood location. Walk in and you are greeted with the comfort of a smile from the neighbor you know and the taste of the food you remember. Serving our community a plate they love is…

*This post was originally published January 2012. Last revised June 2024.