It's National Eat Outside Day which is a favorite day for those of us who enjoy any excuse to be outdoors, especially when the weather is this beautiful! Have dinner under your retractable awning, pergola, or patio cover or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants with outdoor dining in Fort Wayne & Huntington. And, don't forget to bring fido as many restaurants have pet-friendly patios as well -- although you may want to call ahead first!
Need help finding the perfect restaurant for dining al fresco? Check out our list of some of our favorite outdoor dining spots in Fort Wayne & Huntington.
Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in Fort Wayne
The Hoppy Gnome - a Contemporary gastropub with tacos, salads, tortas, beer, and alcohol.
Caliente Cuban - authentic Cuban restaurant in downtown Fort Wayne with nachos, salads, sandwiches, and entrees including Tayuyos made from corn masa and cooked in a tomato-based sauce.
Loving Cafe - Fort Wayne's only all-vegan restaurant that's a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike. They have a selection of appetizers, soups, salads, and Asian dishes. As well as smoothies and desserts.
Mitchell's Sports Bar & Cafe - a family-friendly sports bar in Southwest Fort Wayne serving everything from nachos, sandwiches, pasta, burgers, fish, and more.
JK O'Donnell's - pub offering beer & scotch, bar bites & soccer on TV amid a classic Celtic ambiance.
Dash-In - Sandwiches, wraps, salads, quesadillas, burgers, and more.
800 Degrees Three Fires - A great spot for pizza, pasta, salads, and more.
The Deck - The Deck is probably one of Fort Wayne's favorite outdoor dining spots located downtown on the St. Mary's River. They serve salads, sandwiches, and entrees.
Hop River Brewing Company - Grab a brew and a bite at one of Fort Wayne's newest breweries. Food options include appetizers, sandwiches, and salads. Try their Muhamarra dip or Vegetable Muffaletta.
Mi Pueblo - Just west of downtown on Jefferson Blvd. Mi Pueblo is a great spot to grab some great Mexican food including tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more.
Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in Huntington
Joseph Decuis - Technically in Roanoke, so if you're in between Fort Wayne & Huntington, stop by for farm to fork dining on their outdoor patio.
B&K Drive-In - A tradition in Huntington. Visit the hot dog stand for an icy mug of root beer, hot dogs, fries, or sandwiches.
Pizza Junction - One of Huntington's favorite pizza joints located next to the train tracks.
JD's Restaurant & Bar - Serves daily specials, sandwiches, and more.
The Hoosier Drive-In - A historic drive-in serving up burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, milkshakes, and more.
This isn't a complete list, just a few of our favorites, although I know we've missed a lot! What's your favorite spot for outdoor dining in Fort Wayne or Huntington?