The Gas House
The Gas House

The Gas House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.donhalls.com/locations.asp?ID=35
  • Phone: 2604263411
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Two separate private dining facilities for groups from 8 guests to 45. Larger groups can be accommodated, please contact us to discuss arrangements.
  • Private Party Contact: Ben Hall 2604263411
  • Entertainment: Jazz guitar in the dining room Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-9 p.m.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lafayette / Spy Run
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 200 lighted parking spaces on the premises.
A word from The Gas House
Conveniently located in the heart of historic Fort Wayne, the Gas House is the place for downtown business people and office workers at lunch hour. The Gas House's casual atmosphere and friendly service also makes it the perfect destination for a leisurely afternoon lunch with friends.

Since 1958, The Gas House has been serving Fort Wayne exceptional food and drinks in a friendly, casual atmosphere, and from steaks and lobster to sandwiches and salads, the Gas House has an option for any taste or appetite. Enjoy your visit in our family dinning areas or come down and relax in the warm, neighborhood atmosphere of the famous Gas House Saloon. Just blocks from uptown attractions, a visit to the Gas House makes a complete evening with a concert or performance at any of Fort Wayne's uptown theaters.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Gas House reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (23)neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (11)romantic (9)great for lunch (9)great for outdoor dining (7)fit for foodies (7)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (4)notable wine list (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great food, waiter was terrible.
    Steaklover
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great hostess, food was excellent. Our waiter was poor. Never checked on table after bringing food. Had to flag down another waiter to get a second drink. I loved the restaurant, great place. Just this waiter was really bad.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food
    JuliefromMichigan
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I had a reuben that was tasty but messy. Too much liquid in the sauerkraut, I think. The restaurant was a good value and in a convenient location near the art museum. I would consider trying it again. But the iced tea was bitter and the service "so-so."
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gas house is great!
    skitch
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great service and food as always. Great place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time opentable
    Backer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First time booking through opentable. Fine dining restraunt but we were seated in the bar next to the servers doorway, and had to listen to football on tv. Majority of dining room empty!! Was it because we booked through opentable?? Won't do that again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inconsistent
    sls10
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    There are times when we have had excellent food at The Gas House. Last night was not one of them. The salads were not crisp. We both ordered the filet - mine medium rare, his medium. They were both medium. I love a steamy, hot, freshly baked potato. This one tasted like it was warmed over. The waiter never asked how the food was. I think I am crossing this restaurant off my list. (On the plus side, the sourdough bread was good as ever.)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Surf & Turf
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I went to Gas House with our 2 year old daughter - the staff was pleasant and accommodating, and the food was fantastic. We had the filet & lobster and BOTH were excellent. Good large portions at a reasonable price. We will definitely be back next time we are in Ft. Wayne!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Experience
    Scooter1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Two out of our seven meals were over-cooked and had to be sent back. In general none of them were very good. We were surprised that the manager didn't come out and apologize. The noise level was so bad that we couldn't hear each others conversations. We noticed the table besides us was having the same problem.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and atmosphere
    JmeFW
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our food and service were great, and a gentleman was playing guitar and singing (at a perfect sound level) which was very nice. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Taste was extremely bland.. We can=me for our first time and were told the prime rib was great. First of all the plate was overflowing with Aujus so when you cut the meat you were splashed with it. Second the taste well there was no taste extremely bland . Baked potatoes had an after taste like they were old. Very disappointing first visit
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Melissa
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We will not be eating at your restaurant. Our service was weak. I ordered a fish sandwich and I had to wait eight minutes to get our waitress’s attention for some tarter sauce. Also, our plates were not taken away from us and we had to wait ten minutes to get our waitress’s attention to get our bill. We gave her our credit card since it was taking her too long to bring the bill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    DayTripper
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food selection was outstanding. Service was excellent. Waiter was very nice and understood the menu. Answered all of our questions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not for dieters
    Chester
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food tasted fine, but everything was _very_ rich, drenched in butter, etc. Not my kind of thing. In terms of quality of meat, it was very good (not excellent).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    Xander
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent food, drinks, atmosphere, and service. Alcohol and food other than sandwiches is expensive, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, price high
    skyhawk348
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good food but high priced. High end Hall's restaurant, get just as good of food at Triangle Park or Factory for lower price. Had to drive around parking lot several times due to lack of parking available.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply good
    PattyDave
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Gas House is a Fort Wayne gem. Wood & leather, brick & cut flowers, good food & casual sophistication. A favorite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for Sunday lunch. Menu was
    cannonball
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    limited, but the food was very good. We will definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience.
    Kyle
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Even though they were extremely busy, the food and service were excellent. The local festival had that area of the city a little overwhelmed with the volume of people, but you could not tell it from the level of service and attention that we received inside. A wonderful and romantic dining experience is what we went for, and it is what we received.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent place
    MitchG
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We found this restaurant online. While the food was good, when it was brought to the table mine was brought out alone and we looked at the server very confused and his response was "should I be looking for something else?". Apparently my date's meal was not put in so his meal came about 10 minutes later. An apology was offered by our waitress but typically at nicer restaurants a free appetizer/dessert would have been offered for the inconvenience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent food and the service as great, but we were there earlier than the rush. The building is rustic but well maintained, great décor and plenty large enough for groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new favorite restaurant!
    shelbyhoosiers
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I never write reviews, but this restaurant deserves a recommendation! Visiting Fort Wayne my husband and I have been impressed with the chain of Hall family restaurants. This is the third Hall restaurant we have visited and all 3 of the Hall chain establishments have been outstanding. We had the surf and turf entrée and the steak really did melt in our mouths. The blue cheese lettuce wedge is amazing. I also ordered the sweet potato soufflé and to save calories was going to eat only a couple of bites…..I couldn't stop until it was finished. At the Factory restaurant I had the prime rib—it was amazing. I am not a big fan of meats, I just eat meat for the protein…however, the Hall group knows how to make meats absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • makes for a great date night
    datendine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The gas house was great. Friendly staff, clean restaurant. Food was delicious. My husband and I both had filet mignon and were very happy with it. The wine list is pretty good too! We had a wonderful date night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lifelong resident first time diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I cannot believe I have lived in Fort Wayne my entire life and had never dined at The Gas House. Our food was fantastic! Fish tacos to start, husband had the porterhouse and I had the fabulous tuna. With my dinner it was recommended to try the spring salad, I promise if all my salads tasted like that one I would eat salad all the time! Our server was great, with a wonderful sense of humor! We will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place but…..
    Matt1976
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had the Delmonico Ribeye and my sides were baked macaroni and cheese. I asked my server which steak she would eat and she told me try the ribeye. The steak came out looking great and do did the mac and cheese. The bernaise sauce I ordered was amazing. Unfortunately I cannot say the same about the steak and my side. The steak was 60% fat. I ordered the steak med rare. The outer edge of the steak was rare and when I finally got to the meat it was over cooked. The mac and cheese was flavorless after I got through the top layer of melted cheese.
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  • 18th anniversary dinner
    LuvinFood
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was our first time at the Gas House. There was a musician singing and playing in the far corner of the restaurant from our table. We ordered the filet mignon. It was tender, juicy, and tasty. Our server was great. I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 196 reviews are from the The Gas House reviews archive.
  • Just ok dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were seated at a round table, it was loud and we had to talk way to loud to hear eachother. Plus there was music coming from the bar that made more unnecessary back ground noise. The food was just ok for the price. My parents split a Prime rib, it was very fatty. When we ask our waitress about it, she said that was the way it is. My tuna was suppose to be medium rare. It was more well done, the inside was more tan then pink.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat steakhouse
    CaptFidel
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Good portions and nice wine. What else could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dining
    specialk
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Took the family out for dinner to celebrate my daughters graduation. The Gas House was a great choice and the food was fantastic. The low score I will give is the service was a bit rushed, we were served quickly and efficiently but were not offered appetizers. We were there with lots of HS prom dates so I will give the server a pass. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Okay!
    JazzMan
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Greeted by a very young and unprofessional hostess. Started with cocktails. The menu is rather limited. I ordered the special of the day, fillet and lobster tail. Started with an appetizer that was ample for the table and quite good. The Caesar salads were different, served with red onion, grape tomatoes, shaved cheese, and too many croutons. It was OK, but not a classic Caesar. My entree was just barely okay. Neither the fillet or the lobster was as large as the waitress described-- the side of creamed spinach was lousy. I had ordered the steak medium rare--closer to medium and the lobster was dry. One of the guests had one of the Gas House hamburgers. He really enjoyed it. Overall, not exceptional. Probably will not go back.
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  • Want a great steak?
    luvsteak
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    You can't beat the Hall's restaurants for a good steak! The Gas House is always reliable - yet they continually strive to keep up-to-date in their selections and atmosphere. We know we will always receive good food and excellent service at the Gas House!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Food was great. Thier brisket is absolutely amazing. The waitress left a lot to be desired but we were there at a busy time so I won't hold it against them.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a great place...good
    Allan
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This is a great place...good food, good service and a reasonable price all in a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Menu is great
    KozEats
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Went with 4 ladies for lunch, all food served fast and fresh. Many lunch options at very very low price for the amount you get, great deal................. when in the area I will be back again!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice, comfortable place
    potter
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Very nice, comfortable place to dine and have conversation. Excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gas House is a great place!
    Fundateguy
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I had a hot date with a very special lady on a Saturday evening. I asked for a sort of quiet table, away from the main crowd so that we could talk and get to know each other. We were given a table in the corner.....just as ordered! Very nice evening, great food and service and wonderful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of our favorites
    dwilsonlee
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The staff is always terrific. The food is always top notch. There is never disappointment when selecting The Gas House for your dining experience. One of the best in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    My husband & I love this restaurant! Simply best place to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not be best
    Topdog
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We dine at the Gas House often, it is one of our favorites. However Friday night visit was not great. We have special needs & ask for a booth in the bar when making reservations. We not only didn't get in the bar, we didn't get a booth. We we asked the hostess about this , she was rude, said you need to make reservations 3 weeks in advance to get a booth. SOORY I don't believe that. Was disappointed that they didn't try to meet our needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Girls night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I had the Fried chicken cobb big salad, it was pretty good although there either wasn't any bleu cheese on it or not enough to taste it. My friend had the 8 oz filet mignon, simply seared. She ordered it medium and there wasn't a hint of red as you would expect for medium rare, it was dark red and raw in the middle - she could not finish it. I'd go back as I prefer to support local dining establishments, but I'd probably try something else from the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice unnique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Unnique Old brick. Gas bbuilding. Good. Food, service and prices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Tomm
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My filet mignon Oscar was a little tough; but my wife says hers was very tender. My luck I guess
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate