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Aug 20, 2011 06:59 AM

Heading to Ft. Wayne/Auburn, IN. What are great local places?

Greetings, I'll be in Ft. Wayne/Auburn/Kendallville for a few days. Any suggestions on great local places? Not looking for anything specific, just something unique or tasty. I've been to Chops in Ft Wayne.


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  1. If you enjoy fine dining, Joseph Decuis just outside Fort Wayne is outstanding, the best restaurant in the entire state. www.josephdecuis.com

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

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    1. re: nsxtasy

      I ate at Joseph Decuis again last night, and it was as superb as ever.

      I decided to have three appetizers rather than an appetizer and then entree. I started with a salad of roasted baby beets, served warm, and it was amazing, the best beet salad I have ever had. I then had the sweetbreads appetizer, followed by the crab croquettes; both were excellent. One of my companions had the seared sea scallops and proclaimed those the best he had ever had. For dessert I had the jasmine rice pudding brulee; it was served hot in a round crocklike dish, and this was another "oh my gosh" experience. The service was once again excellent as well.

      This was the best dinner I've eaten in a long time, a time during which I've eaten at some of the top restaurants in some of the biggest cities in the country. Joseph Decuis is THAT GOOD. It doesn't get as much hype as some other places do, but at Joseph Decuis, it's not about hype; it's about terrific, delicious, memorable food. If you're visiting Fort Wayne, it's a must, and if you're not, it's worth making a special trip to dine there.

    2. Shorty's Steakhouse in Garrett, IN is a hidden gem for sure. The steaks and seafood are way above expectations for this hole in the wall joint.

      Shorty's Steakhouse
      127 N Randolph St, Garrett, IN 46738