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O'Rourke's Public House

1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
+1 574-251-0355
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pretzel bites” (9 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
“veggie wrap” (3 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
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Reviewed January 3, 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
Reviewed December 8, 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
Reviewed November 20, 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...More

Thank 7thinnstrtch
O'Rourke's H, Guest Relations Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2016

Thank you for the valuable feed back, We hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here during our campus tour of Notre Dame. The drinks were incredible. Nathan is the best bartender there! He was working hard the entire time we were there. Coach Kelly broadcast his live show there on Thursday night so we got to enjoy...More

Thank Leigh W
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here before heading to a Notre Dame hockey game. The place was very nice and staff was great. Our servers Nathan and Jacob were amazing. We sat at the bar and enjoyed drinks and menu items. We started with the pretzel bites. These...More

1  Thank Kevin O
Reviewed November 9, 2016

I generally do not rate a restaurant badly based upon 1 poor visit. We have been to this restaurant several times and generally had a good experience until the past several visits. The first, we were seated outside and forgotten. We waited 10 minutes for...More

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed November 8, 2016

We stopped here for lunch last weekend. This is a great bar/restaurant. The location is great and the food is good. They have plenty of seating and plenty of TV's to watch the big game. The food was good but not spectacular. The staff was...More

Thank ZeusSNC
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Sllllllooooow service. Staff nice but once we were seated none talked w us! We waited at least 10 or more min and no one came to the table. A server cleared a table next to us and never looked our way. Finally saw a manager...More

Thank lauram0625
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Four of us each ordered different items. Everyone's meal was very good- burgers, tacos, turkey sandwich, and meatloaf. Service was very good. Only negative- very, very loud - but it's a bar. So okay!

Thank maryluber1
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Stopped in here day before a game. Hostess ignored us as we stood two inches in front of her! We put our name in and she said about 25 minutes so we made our way to the bar. A little tough to get attention for...More

2  Thank oceanlover1225
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Questions & Answers
Suzanne M
March 27, 2017|
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Response from O'Rourke's H | Property representative |
We are taking reservations before 5pm but will not be accepting reservations for rest of weekend due to graduation.
December 29, 2016|
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Response from Lynn K | Reviewed this property |
They do have a small back room where they are able to fit large parties, however, as stated above, it may depend on community/Notre Dame activities. Calling would be best.
Martin O
July 25, 2016|
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Response from O'Rourke's H | Property representative |
Great question, we open at 8AM on home game Saturdays. we always suggest arriving early to grab a seat and enjoy our Bloody Marys. Cheers!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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