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O'Rourke's Public House

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1044 E. Angela Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46617
+1 574-251-0355
11:00 - 03:00
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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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South Bend, Indiana
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130 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a recent basketball game, a few of us decided to have lunch at O'Rourkes. Sandwiches were the deal - pulled pork, fish, and grilled cheese. We also had salads and soup. All the items were good and the server was also attentive.

Thank maryluber1
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool bar. Had draft line issues the first night but seemed fixed the next night we went in. Staff was great, thanks Kimmy! Chicken wings and pretzel bites were delicious

Thank Steve S
Lewis Center, Ohio
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located across the street from the bookstore. On-street no meter parking. A nice selection of on-tap beers in a "public house" atmosphere. Very fun and not youthful annoying but lively and a good place for a beverage and meal

Thank George S
Deer Park, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything we ordered was tasty and all the sandwiches come on a brioche bun. The French Onion soup was a home run!

Thank Blackhawks81
Bloomington, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Granted, we had a large group of about 20 people, but we practically had to beg to order. Then we had to literally wave down our waiter to get our checks. Then it took over 15 minutes for him to bring them to the table. Obviously NOT an ND student.

Thank David N
Cali, Colombia
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to enjoy irish malt, beers and big variety of scotches !!! And of corse the food is delicious

Thank daniela p
Appleton, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Overall nice experience. Just stopped for a beer and some dessert. We really enjoyed the dessert it was amazing. It had a brownie, hot fudge and ice cream. YUMMY!!!!

Thank b k
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great location directly across from Notre Dame campus and a 5 minute walk to hockey rink and football stadium. Nice selection of beer, great atmosphere, friendly waitress and good food. It's a place you'll return to.

Thank FGOG
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Ate here before the big game. The atmosphere was fun. I had a hamburger, salad, and fries. It was all very delicious. This restaurant is within walking distance to all the games and the Eddy Shops.

Thank staycation42
Herndon, Virginia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great location near the stadium and campus. We stopped in Friday afternoon before the Saturday football game. It was already packed at 2pm. That said, our 45 minute wait was closer to 30 minutes. Lots of beers to choose from and relatively simple pub food menu. Pretzel bites are good and the chicken wings were much better than we expected.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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 Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46617
  • 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 University of Notre Dame. We are family friendly with patio seating available. We have a full bar and a great late night atmosphere, typically with life music or pub activities such as Trivia(Monday), Karaoke(Tuesday), Questionnairey(Wednesday), Mike Brey Radio Show or Brian Kelly Radio Show(Thursdays), Live DJ (Friday and Saturday)

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