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East Bank Emporium Restaurant

121 S Niles Ave, Ste 3, South Bend, IN 46617-2786
+1 574-234-9000
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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121 S Niles Ave, Ste 3, South Bend, IN 46617-2786
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This was our first time eating there. The atmosphere is really nice. Lots of old wood that has been restored. And you can get a beautiful view of the river. They can accommodate for gluten-free needs. The filet was fantastic. Atmosphere is really nice and...More

Thank zaogirl2002
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is the best spot in South Bend for river front dining. Food is okay, atmosphere is off the charts.

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The starter crab cakes were not flavorful; they were simply o.k., I wondered if they were a combo of crab and white fish. the fried corn on it was excellent. The crab asparagus soup was overwhelmed by the asparagus flavor AND the thickness of the...More

Thank marjieP
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Although we live in South Bend, it had been about a year since we enjoyed our previous dining experience at East Bank Emporium. It boasts an enviable location right on the banks of the Saint Joseph River, with a fine view of downtown South Bend...More

Thank Marty L
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Came around 6:30 PM, and a pretty sunny day. Great views of the water and the bike/walk path next-door. Drinks are reasonable and a good cocktail selection. I really loved the hummus appetizer plate, It came with three different kinds of hummus pita squares and...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The restaurant is tucked away by the river so you often have a wonderful view of the river and people going by running, walking their dogs or just strolling enjoying the day. I had the filet which was excellent. Can't wait to go back.

Thank pdr2017
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This place has a good atmosphere and pretty good food. There wasn't any beer on tap, which was weird. The rest of the bar was great. Outdoor seating right by the river was nice. Food was good.

Thank EmilyT508
Reviewed 18 April 2017

First of all - this is a great location - right on the river overlooking downtown. Always a great place to celebrate with family or friends. Was in for our Easter meal. We had a large table, but that was no problem for our server....More

Thank DuncanRipple
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This place should be so much more. A great location on the river, which is lit up at night. A nice patio with a river view... And Applebee's food. And I am not criticizing Applebee's. Applebee's serves good basic food at reasonable prices. That's not...More

Thank Smudgecats
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Did a last minute date with another couple for St. Patrick's Day. The food, setting and service were all wonderful.

Thank Myzman
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1 November 2016|
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Response from rodel2016 | Reviewed this property |
There is a loft which will hold 30-40 people. We had occasion to use it for a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner in July. It was very hot in the upper portion of the main dining area, and quite a lot of noise from below. On top of... More
Tom D
13 November 2015|
Response from renman42 | Reviewed this property |
about 90 miles. Theater in Fort Wayne. Restaurant in South Bend.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S Niles Ave, Ste 3, South Bend, IN 46617-2786
    (Niles & Jefferson)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-234-9000
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