Al Fresco Dining in Fort Wayne
Summer’s not over yet, and in the next few week’s with the cooler weather is the perfect time to get out and explore the wide range of Fort Wayne restaurants that offer outdoor seating — call it dining “Al Fresco” if you want to class it up (or not). There are plenty of weekends of nice weather left to sample these local places — whether you are looking for a casual place to hang out and have some beer and bar food, or looking for a special place to special meal within a short drive from your Montrose Square Apartment
816 Pint & Slice
816 S. Calhoun St.
Food: pizza, subs, pasta, and salads — and beer
Outdoor seating: casual sidewalk tables out front
4820 N. Clinton St.
Food: fine dining, steaks and seafood
Outdoor seating: attractively landscaped side patio
235 E. Superior Street
Food: creative appetizers; classic steak house options, but also seafood, vegetarian and other meat options
Outdoor seating: an attractive ground level patio — very popular — and a second floor covered terrace.
303 E. Superior St. (behind The Old Gas House restaurant)
Food: classic American fare and bar food
Outdoor seating: the whole thing is outside! — it’s only open during summer — overlooking the St. Mary’s River
814 S. Calhoun St.
Food: breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night menu on weekends; classic American food, a lot of it homemade
Outdoor seating: Big City-style sidewalk seating out front
1502 E. Illinois Rd.
Food: classic steakhouse
Outdoor seating: attractive walled patio outside the bar area (tables can be reserved in advance)
7605 Coldwater Rd
Food: healthy vegetarian options including sandwiches, soups, asian fare, salads, and more
Outdoor seating: on front patio
Main Street Bistro and Martini Lounge
200 E. Main St.
Food: upscale American with an Asian or European twist
Outdoor seating: large outdoor patio with lounge furniture and standing heaters for cooler evenings
O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant
301 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Food: traditional Irish fare and American bar food
Outdoor seating: patio seating with a view of the Tin Caps field
Trolley Steaks and Seafood (aka The Trolley Bar)
2898 E. Dupont Rd.
Food: steaks, seafood, pastas, salad bar
Outdoor seating: covered patio