A bite of history

Posted on Mar 29 2018 in Indiana Eats

Mouthwatering baby back ribs are one of the most popular items on Nine Mile Restaurant’s menu.

In 1837, Martin Van Buren was sworn in as president; John Deere started his business in Decatur, Illinois; and Nine Mile Restaurant, located in a small farmhouse on historic U.S. 27 in Fort Wayne, opened up for hungry customers. Today, it welcomes a whole new generation of diners as one of the oldest restaurants/bars in northern Indiana.

Since its humble beginnings as a tavern, Nine Mile — so named siince it was located exactly nine miles from the Allen County Courthouse — has grown into a full-service restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Popular dishes include its specialty chicken gizzards, baby back ribs, “mess of lake” perch, a battered or breaded tenderloin, and homemade onion rings. Its wide menu also includes salads, soups, seafood, sandwiches and pizza.

The restaurant features a family-friendly, casual atmosphere for all ages and offers carry-out and catering services for patrons. Nine Mile Restaurant is open seven days a week, Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to midnight; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you’re in the area, owners Joe Strack and Barry Liggett invite you to stop by and take a bite out of Fort Wayne history!

Nine Mile Restaurant

13398 U.S. 27 South
Fort Wayne, Indiana