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Locally Made Monday: Henry's

A local restaurant and bar that's been in the Fort Wayne community for several decades is hoping you'll come check out what's happening there.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — A local restaurant and bar that's been in the Fort Wayne community for several decades is hoping you'll come check out what's happening there.

We visit Henry’s in this week's Locally Made Monday.

Henry’s first opened here in Fort Wayne back in the 1950's.

Head Chef Tyler Kessler says their location on Main Street brings in a very diverse group of people.

"Sitting at the very end of downtown and sitting right next to west central we have a great mix of people that come in. So you get this mix of people that've been going to the restaurant longer than I’ve been born. And then you have these people that are used to a newer sort of cuisine," Kessler said.

Kessler says his personal favorite dishes are the nachos and the fried chicken livers.

He says they've got some of the classic favorites, but says they change up some specials to keep things interesting.

"I always was creative. I didn't quite know what I was doing and then working under certain individuals really helped hone the skills and then we're putting them to work here at Henry's," Kessler said.

He says Henry’s is a great place to go for people getting off of work late, but his hope for the future of the restaurant is that it becomes a destination for people.

"I still want this to be the place that you get burgers, nachos and fried fish. But also if you're going out trying to have a special night with someone special or if you're bringing in from town and you want to try to impress them I want them to come here and know that they can get some really good food," Kessler said.

Of course, with a business that's been around for quite some time, you can have a little history lesson served up with your meal.

"The area that we're actually sitting in used to be like a hardware, what did they used to call it back in the days, the general store. This was actually a general store and I don't know if many people remember we almost lost this building several years ago to a fire that took place upstairs," Kessler said.

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