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Jul 15, 2010 10:45 AM

Fort Wayne Faves???

Especially Amish, Mexican, Soul Food, Vietnamese and BBQ.

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  1. Grew up in Fort Wayne and haven't lived there in years, but when I do makes it back I MUST always go back to Powers Hamburger's off Harrison in downtown. Tiny little greasy sliders straight from heaven.

    Powers Hamburger Shop
    1402 S Harrison St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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    1. re: GreenKnitter

      Powers is great. Like fresh made White Castles.

    2. The best meal I have ever eaten in the state of Indiana was at Joseph Decuis in Roanoke, just outside Fort Wayne.

      Joseph Decuis
      191 N. Main Street, Roanoke, IN 46783

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      1. re: nsxtasy

        I've heard good things about JD. What other places do you like?

        1. re: Barry Strugatz

          I'm from out of town, and that's the only place I've eaten in Fort Wayne in recent years. Other places I would compare it to are in Indianapolis, Chicago, etc.

      2. I heard there was an Amish family style restaurant North of town. Has anyone heard of this?

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        1. re: Barry Strugatz

          Not sure if you are, or will be, in the Fort Wayne area (some 3 years after your post), but for the sake of posterity:

          Yes. There is an Amish restaurant north of Fort Wayne called Das Nolt Family Dinner Haus (I've seen it phrased differently online, but there is a "Nolt" and a "Haus" in there somewhere). The address is actually Grabill, Indiana. I haven't visited in many years, but according to Urbanspoon, it looks like it's still open (though possibly only Friday and Saturday evenings).

          As of my last visit (which may have been over 10 years ago, now), it was a buffet with communal bench seating. The food was good standard American fare. Lots of starches, which in my limited experience eating with Amish families, is typical of Amish meals. Mashed potatoes, buttered egg noodles, and really good white bread all stand out in my memory. Particularly that fresh bread, with homemade butter, fresh peanut butter, and delicious honey. Good stuff.

          The other highlight was a seemingly impromptu a cappella performance by several (3 - 6 maybe) Amish women. They gathered in the middle of the dining room and sang in German. Really amazing sound. Unlike anything I've ever heard before or since. I have been there twice, and this only happened one of the two visits, so I'm not sure how frequently it occurs.

        2. Again... 3 years after the fact. But for posterity:

          I love Saigon on S. Calhoun for Vietnamese. The pho is excellent. I usually have a Vietnamese coffee, the pho tai, and either the egg roll, or spring roll (all of which are great). The egg rolls are the best I've had. Ever. Cash only.

          I also liked Qi's on Dupont Rd. Very good pho there as well. Credit cards accepted!

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          1. re: ChowHap

            Thanks I've been to both these Vietnamese restaurants both very good. And the Amish place sounds great will have to check it out next time I'm in FW.