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O'Rourke's Public House

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1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
+1 574-251-0355
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Pros: Great food and drink specials. Suitable for children. Nice kids menu. The place had both inside and outside seating. We ate inside and enjoyed the atmosphere. Cons: Nothing.

Thank Meg7197
Hartford, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The wait staff was very, very good; and the food was good and affordable. If watching sports on TV's doesn't interest you, the $4 Wolf Hound Old Fashioned's, 1/2 priced appetizers, and a great atmosphere with plenty of scenery (for young and old) will. You can't go wrong...........

Thank toddr106
South Bend, Indiana
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Visited this place and ate there several times. I love the food and the atmosphere. Pet friendly outside dining available. Makes it easy if you travel with pets.

Thank Kimberly K
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Not a bad place to watch some football. Especially Notre Dame! Has tv's everywhere so it's hard to talk. Sports memorabilia in the walls and Guinness on draft. Food was ok. Typical sports bar food. It's fun if you are expecting this type of place.

Thank clr231
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We popped in for a simple lunch and enjoyed nice fare. My daughter enjoyed the boneless chicken wings appetizer (adult chicken nuggets with a great sauce as she called them) and I had a good sandwich. The food was average and the service was good.

Thank Phyllis K
Delft, The Netherlands
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Ate there 2 times during my short stay at SBN. Nice place very close to Notre Dame University Campus, reminding of an english pub. The food was above average, especially with the local standards. The prices were reasonable also. Finally, the service girls were very professional.

Thank Otto M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Myself and my friends stopped in on a very quiet Thursday afternoon to have some food and watch a soccer match on the TV. There were very few customers and we sat at a table away from everyone else. The soccer was switched over by staff close to kick off. We asked to switch it back and the staff begrudgingly... More 

Thank Peter D
O'Rourke's H, Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this review

Hi Peter, We're very sorry to hear about your last experience with us. We appreciate your feed back and will improve our service in this area. We hope that you consider visiting us again in the future. Cheers, O'Rourke's Public House More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch/early dinner. Everthing was scrumptious. First time for Scottish eggs Delicious. Server Luke took care of all our needs. Twin long bars were unique. Walls were tastefully decorated and the pretty waitresses in plaid skirts and ND socks were a nice touch.I can only imagine what this place is like on Game days.

Thank DannyV76
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Had a late night snack here wile visiting Notre Dame. Close to campus, good food and quick service. It was crowded and quite loud on a Thursday night. Not a great place for a quiet conversation.

Thank Laurie W
Owensboro, Kentucky
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399 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent. Food was very good. We ordered Reubens, burgers and salads. Fat Tire is on tap here. Very nice. The kitchen was very slow for a very empty restaurant. Our server apologized at two different times. This place has good food but don't be in a hurry when you eat here or you'll have to leave. What we... More 

Thank BudNLily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-251-0355
O'Rourke's Public House is a locally owned Irish bar located across from the beautiful University of Notre Dame. With a fantastic family friendly atmosphere, a large patio overlooking the home of the Fighting Irish, two full bars, and great late night options, O'Rourke's is the perfect spot for drinks with friends, fans, and family.
Check out our weekly pub activities: Trivia(Monday), Karaoke(Tuesday), Opinionation(Wednesday), Mike Brey Radio Show or Brian Kelly Radio Show(Thursdays during season).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?