Okay, Fort Wayne people. I’ve compiled my favorite foods from Fort Wayne area restaurants. I called them “favorite” rather than “best,” because there are many restaurants I’ve not got around to trying. I can only speak to my personal favorites.
So if you’ve got a favorite in one of these categories, chime in. I’m always interested in where to find great food.
Favorite ribs: Texas Roadhouse. Honorable mention:: brown sugar ribs at Smokey Bones.
Favorite sandwich: Frisco melt at Steak ‘n Shake. Honorable mention: New Orleans sandwich at McAlister’s Deli.
Favorite dessert: Maple Butter Blondie at Applebees. Honorable mention: donuts at Smoke Bones.
Favorite salad: Oriental chicken salad at Applebees. Honorable mention: Casa Ristorante and Olive Garden.
Favorite hamburger: the double at Five Guys.
Favorite fish: Crispy Tilapia at Don Halls Tavern at Coventry.
Favorite appetizer: pretzel bones at Smokey Bones.
Favorite coney dogs: Dog & Suds.
Favorite wings: Buffalo Wings & Ribs. Honorable mention: smoked wings at Smokey Bones.
Favorite pasta: garlic shrimp oreganata at Biaggis.
Favorite dinner bread: Biaggis.
Favorite rolls: Logans.
Favorite sub: club at Penn Station.
Favorite onion rings: Flannigans.
Favorite tea: peach tea at Smokey Bones. Honorable mention: McAlister’s Deli.
Favorite donuts: iced cruller and vanilla cream filled long johns at Scotts.
Favorite french fries: curly fries at Buffalo Wings & Ribs. Also: Steak ‘n Shake and Penn Station.
Favorite steaks: Prime Rib at Don Hall’s Guesthouse. Also: campfire steak at Red River Steakhouse.
Favorite breadsticks: Fazolis.
Favorite soup: potato cheese soup at Red River Steakhouse. Honorable mention: chicken and wild rice at Panera Bread.
Favorite lasagna: Casa Ristorante.
Favorite ice cream: Zesto vanilla.
Favorite pizza: Pizza Junction in Huntington. Honorable mention: Hungry Howie’s with butter-cheese crust.
Favorite pancakes: Spyros.
Also worth mentioning: brisket at Red River Steakhouse, dumplings at Cracker Barrel,