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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 - 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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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

O'Roarke's makes excellent fries and chips. Their fare is predominantly pub food, so I would say that having excellent potato-based sides an appetizers is important. The 'loaded fries' are particularly good, and I'm quite certain that we'll be back for them and whatever they serve with them. The Guinness and service is good too. There can be a significant wait... More 

Thank Brian B
Lewis Center, OH
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95 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This restaurant is just south of the Notre Dame Campus in the new Eddy Street area. It's not that big so on football weekends, plan on waiting. Nice outside seating and had 2 bar areas. Menu has some Irish food but the Irish really aren't known for their cooking. Chicken Pot Pie was amazing. Others recommended the fish sandwich. There... More 

Thank Jfeasel
Herndon, Virginia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

In Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame, this appeared to be a very cool college bar restaurant with a large, varied menu and great daily specials. The inside decor is great for an Irish bar and we sat in their street side outdoor seating. Our waitress was a bit too busy - she was great but it took her a... More 

Thank Kristen G
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Noisy, to be expected in a pub atmosphere.Server, Aimee, did a great job with our party of six. Some of our party arrived late (from out of town), so we ended up being there for quite some time, but we never felt rushed.

Thank Betty H
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Decided to try O'Rourke's Public House after a long day of travel. It really hit the spot. It's located right across the street from Notre Dame, in a very pretty, very new area. Service was great and fast. My husband had the burger, my daughter had the fish and chips and I had the cod sandwich. Cooked perfectly. We sat... More 

Thank Sarah D
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is on par with Raglin Road at Disney World. Wonderful design and great location on the commons across from NDU. The Bangers and Mashed were generous and well done. The meatloaf was also very good. The fish and chips were a miss. Small portion, limited quality with plastic 2oz cup of "coleslaw". Good service.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My first visit was nothing special, I went on a holiday weekend and perhaps that had an impact. Not many people were dinning that day. Food was just average, however, the table next to me, had some very good looking entrees. I'm willing to give this place a second try. Waitress acted as if she wished she didn't have to... More 

Thank I2853ULcindys
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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 27 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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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?