So, you’re joining us for the annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, are you? Wonderful! But, let’s be honest, one can only shop our rows of cotton, quilted color for so many hours. With this in mind, we compiled a list of Fort Wayne hotspots (our personal suggestions) to fill the rest of your time in our great city. Eat, shop and, perhaps, even make pottery …
A jazzy, exposed-brick interior with an outstanding meat and seafood menu and famous martinis, located Downtown.
Upscale dining minutes from the Memorial Coliseum. Make reservations to indulge in succulent steak, seafood and wine selections.
J K O’Donnell’s
An Irish Ale House in downtown Fort Wayne with a fun group of regulars, Scotch eggs and an extensive beer list.
Cork n’ Cleaver
Steak and seafood lovers will delight in this local institution. We suggest starting with the extensive, and delicious, salad bar.
Don Hall’s Takaoka of Japan
Delicious Asian cuisine with all the dynamic chopping and preparation techniques performed tableside.
Paula’s on Main
Elegant seafood dishes in an intimate Downtown setting.
1732 West Main Street • Fort Wayne, IN 46808
This modern establishment serves up artistically prepared American cuisine (and is a Vera Bradley favorite).
Koto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
If sushi is your thing, you’ll fall hard for this lineup of unique and tasty rolls.
A slight drive south of Fort Wayne (but completely worth it), this eatery has gained national acclaim with its “farm to fork experience”.
*We would suggest making reservations at all of the eateries listed above.
Everything on the menu is unique and wonderful at this bustling diner.
Power’s Hamburger Shop
Drive downtown and stop in for a famous Power’s slider. (Don’t mind the onion-heavy aroma.)
1402 S Harrison St • Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Coney Island Wiener Stand
The old-fashioned bottles of Coke and laid-back service are charming, but the chili and hot dogs are downright addicting.
131 W Main St • Fort Wayne, IN 46802
When people want Italian in Fort Wayne, they head to the nearest Casa, known for their signature salad.
Ziffles Rib Bar
You’ll be greeted by a large pig statue and the mouth-watering smell of slow-cooked barbecue, and we guarantee, you won’t be disappointed by the flavors that follow.
An ideal choice for the health-conscious, vegetarian or vegan diner in the group, but we don’t think anyone will object after sampling the menu.
If you want an unforgettable breakfast, you head to Cindy’s Diner. End of story.
830 S Harrison Street • Fort Wayne, IN 46802
816 Pint & Slice
This ranks as some of the best pizza pie in town in our books.
The feel of a big city deli with out-of-this-world soups, salads and sandwiches of every variety.
620 S. Calhoun Street • Fort Wayne, IN 46802
DeBrand Fine Chocolates
Truffles abound at all three DeBrand locations. You’ve had a tough day shopping … you deserve a little treat.
Known for cupcakes, cookies and all the biscotti your little heart desires, your taste buds will delight in this choice.
Frosted? Chocolate? Snickerdoodle? Whatever your preference, you’ll go nuts for this bakery, a short drive from the Coliseum.
PLAY & PAMPER
[for the ladies]
Stop in for a mani to match your new patterns!
Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center
Keep the shopping theme going at this beautiful outdoor mall, including a Vera Bradley Store. For added convenience, there will be a shuttle running from the Sale to Jefferson Pointe throughout the day.
The Woodhouse Day Spa
Make your girls’ trip complete with a relaxing massage or spa treatment.
Glenbrook Square Mall
Just a short jog down the road from the Coliseum, you can keep the shopping fun going at a wide variety of stores or grab a quick bite to eat.
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Send him north just a bit to take in this extensive collection of beautiful antique vehicles.
Fort Wayne has a vast number of locations for him to hit the links. Here are just a few:
Cherry Hill Golf Club
Brookwood Golf Club
Cedar Creek Golf Club
Autumn Ridge Golf Club
Deer Track Golf Course
Bridgewater Golf Club (Auburn)
Let their imaginations run wild as they participate in hands-on experiments.
Bowling and games for the entire family to enjoy in a fun, bright atmosphere.
Canlan Ice Rink
Take to the ice for some good old-fashioned family fun in this brand new facility.
Bisque It Pottery Painting Studio
Why not try something new and take home a handcrafted keepsake along with your new bags?
You might need to get outside after all that super shopping. We have one of the most impressive trail systems around.
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
Stroll through exhibits and gorgeous greenhouses til your heart’s content.
Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
Trace your family history using this extensive resource.