• Cynthia Barnes is a restaurant critic for The Best of Fort Wayne. Cynthia reviews eateries of all styles and price ranges in Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. Reviews are always based on at least two visits and she pays for all meals.
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Red River Steakhouse

305 East Washington Center Road Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (260) 484-0411 2 (Out of 5) Stars My companion and I went to Red River because we heard about their “awesome breakfast buffet”. While not “awesome” it does its share of good qualities. For starters, there’s an omelet station where they’re made to order. Although I … Continue reading

Gropps Famous Fish of Stroh

6736 E. State Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46815 260-493-3700 fishofstroh.com 3 (out of 5 stars) Fish of Stroh’s atmosphere is quite charming with its marina motif. Our server recommended the fried fish with its signature breading, but we went with the baked Cajun poll0ck. Big mistake. Although healthy, it was quite bland. The steamed broccoli … Continue reading


814 S Calhoun St Fort Wayne, IN 46802 (260) 423-3595 http://www.thedashin.com  1 Star (Out of 5) The Dash-In is a cozy little bar in downtown Fort Wayne. There’s virtually no on-street parking, so be prepared to find a lot nearby. We found one about a block away for $1/hour. Not bad for a Saturday afternoon. … Continue reading

Back 40 Junction Restaurant

1011 N 13th St Decatur, IN 46733 (260) 724-3355   $$$ ($15-$25 per entree)   Talk about fun! Don’t be fooled by the rustic, railway car exterior – Back 40 Junction is a true delight. From the moment you’re greeted by the bubbly hostess to the time you’re ready for dessert, this restaurant delivers A+ … Continue reading