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Eddie Merlot's Fort Wayne

1502 S Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804-1220
+1 260-459-2222
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“carrot cake” (8 reviews)
“steak” (41 reviews)
“mixed grill” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1502 S Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804-1220
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The food was great. The service was superb. The ambience is only fair because of the high noise level. It's difficult to have a normal conversation secondary to the high background noise. For the prices I expect a more intimate setting.

Thank r w
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is my all time favorite restaurant in Fort Wayne. My special occasion go to restaurant. Service was excellent, and food was delicious. My party ordered the filet, salmon, meatloaf, braised short ribs. I was fortunate to sample a few, as we ended up taking...More

Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Went here for a special graduation dinner. The atmosphere is very nice, but can get noisy at times. The food was outstanding. We all enjoyed our different steaks, soups, salads, add ons and desserts. All steaks were cooked to perfection. Everything is al a carte....More

Thank jhaas132016
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This place is suppose to have great steaks. If that is why you are going there, save your money because the quality of their meat is as terrible as their prices are high. This place was an utter disappointment after all the positive reviews. I...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The food quality here is remarkable. The portion sizes are easily shareable and the staff is very friendly. The only reason this visit was not a 5 was because of some awkwardness of course timing, it could have been better. Other than that this was...More

Thank Drew H
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We were given gift cards for Eddie Merlot's as our Christmas present. We decided to use them on Valentine's Night for our dinner. Emilee was our server, and she did an excellent job! A round loaf of multiple grains was cut into four wedges. My...More

Thank memoryseeker
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were impressed the first time and blown away the second time we visited Eddie Merlot's in Fort Wayne. While neither my wife or I are big wine drinkers, we decided to splurge for our wedding anniversary. Our sever, Kristina was spot on with her...More

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Invited Byron Ferguson,an International Exhibition Archery Shooter, and his wife Wanda to dinner at Eddies. Our Server Josh went out of his way to accomodate every need. The food was excellent and nothing more need be said about service. I've been going to Eddie Merlot's...More

Thank fwplasticman
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Love Eddie Merlot's! Service is always excellent. The servers know their stuff and are always very friendly! The food was absolutely scrumptious! I had a petite filet and broccoli with cheese. The steak was cooked to perfection....and my side of broccoli was enough to feed...More

Reviewed 1 January 2017

If you're expecting anything like Hyde Park, Schula's, Peter Lugar, Smith & Wolanski....keep looking. This is truly a chain restaurant that serves steak at outrageous prices....$40-$100+ for a piece of beef and if you want anything more than a glass of water and some yummy...More

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Questions & Answers
Terry C
25 February 2017|
Response from Eddie M | Property representative |
Hi Terry, We do not have a formal dress code, but we recommend business to business casual for the main dining room and business casual to smart casual for the lounge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1502 S Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804-1220
    (West Jefferson Boulevard)
  • Public Transportation: Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fort Wayne
  • Phone Number: +1 260-459-2222
At Eddie Merlot’s hospitality and the comfort of our guests are our highest mission; we pledge to provide the finest service, highest quality foods, in world class facilities for our guests to enjoy a memorable experience. Eddie Merlot’s features USDA Prime Aged Beef, fresh seafood, and many other offerings including an extensive wine list. Eddie Merlot’s starts with Prime beef, only 2% of all U.S. beef is awarded this certification. We age it for a minimum of 21 days, to an unparalleled standard of tenderness and flavor. The chef selects each piece, before hand-cutting and seasoning the thick, tender and juicy steaks to your specifications, then to seal in the flavor, we flash-sear your steak on our special high-heat grills. Our from scratch kitchen crafts everything fresh daily from dressings and sauces to appetizers, sides, and desserts. Come and enjoy an “Exceptional Experience”.
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