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The 7 Best Burgers In Fort Wayne, Indiana

The second-largest city in Indiana is often referred to as a charming getaway right in the heart of the midwest. Centrally located near major cities such as Chicago, Detroit, and Columbus, Fort Wayne is small yet thriving.

Home to a lively downtown scene that draws locals out even on weeknights, you’ll find that Fort Wayne, Indiana is home to a scattering of great eateries.

And, there’s never a shortage of great All-American burgers. Feeling hungry? Enjoy this list of the seven best burgers in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Best Burgers In Fort Wayne, IndianaHow do these rankings work?

1. Bravas Burgers

When it came time to vote for 2018 Best of Indiana awards, one of the burgers at Bravas Burgers took home gold in the category of Best Burgers in the state. 

Not only is Bravas Burgers home to the famous, and oh-so-delicious peanut butter burger, but it’s home to the best burgers in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

The chef here serves up true culinary delights, so you’ll also want to try the other burgers on the menu, like the Snooooop, which comes drizzled in garlic aioli, smoked gouda, and smoked bacon.

Best Burgers in Fort Wayne Indiana

2. Don Hall’s Hollywood Drive-In

The only other winner in Fort Wayne to make the Best Burgers of Indiana list was a small little American diner called Don Hall’s. With hometown vibes and classic offerings, it’s the simplicity here that creates such savoury tastes. 

Order the winner – The Big Buster. It’s a doubledecker burger with gooey cheese and a special sauce.

Where to Find the Best Burgers in Fort Wayne Indiana

3. Junk Ditch Brewing Company

There aren’t that many burgers on the menu at Junk Ditch Brewery, which means that when we say they’re some of the best burgers in Fort Wayne, Indiana, we mean it

While they often rotate menus, in the past, guests have loved their namesake burger. It’s made with Wagyu beef and pickled onion, which creates a unique flavour profile that’s surprising to find in this small town.

4. JK O’Donnell’s Irish Pub

Walk into pretty much any Irish pub in the Midwest nowadays and you’re sure to stumble upon some mouth-watering burgers. 

At JK O’Donnell’s Irish Pub, they stick close to their roots to craft a truly superb burger. The Irish ingredients they incorporate into their Castlebar Burger include rashers and Guinness-infused cheese.

5. Baggar Dave’s Burger Tavern

Fancy a burger menu that allows you to sample tastes from different regions? Settle into a table at Baggar Dave’s and prepare to chow down on delectable burgers with tastes ranging from Cajun and Tex-Mex to BBQ. 

We suggest ordering one of their prime-rib burgers and a side of pretzel rails. You can thank us later.

Burger Beers and Bars in Fort Wayne Indiana

6. The Deck at the Gas House

Made-to-order burgers always seem to be fan favourites, and that’s likely why locals love Hall’s Gas House so much. When you order a burger here, you’re usually prompted to choose from a variety of scrumptious toppings you want to add on.

7. Black Canyon

Black Canyon offers up what we think is one of the more luxurious burgers on this list. If you’ve never tried bison, then head to Fort Wayne just to eat Black Canyon’s famous bison burger. It pairs perfectly with the tempura-fried jalapeno and grilled pineapple they put on top.

Elizabeth Thorn
Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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Yikes. This list is tragic.