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Fiddler's Hearth Public House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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127 N Main St, South Bend, IN 46601-1608
+1 574-232-2853
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Been here a couple times, most recently in April 2016. The food is delicious and authentic and while the service might be a little harried and tables are a little crowded, the place is very comfortable and warm. I'm looking forward to going back!

Thank gswedberg57
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

First visit here. Irish food and drink. Fish and chips arrived wrapped in the South Bend Tribune. Fish was a tad soggy when it arrived. Taste was Ok. Standard fish and chips. Tea arrived in a large clumsy tea pot that was hot and too heavy for me to pour so my sons poured it for me. I wouldn't have... More 

Thank Jennifer S
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This place is a gem. The reuben sandwich is the best I've ever had. Great beer selection and the cask beer was amazing. Wish a place like this was in Denver.

Thank Steven J
Escondido, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We stopped in for lunch at the FH, not expecting anything out of the ordinary. Instead, we had a delightful lunch experience, starting with the tasty lunch, while steeped in the pub setting. For curry lovers, the Madras curry was just plain excellent. The on tap beer selection which features local beers, was excellent. This place is solid!

Thank 425monicat
South Bend, Indiana
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175 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I've been here twice in the last month and both experiences were great. Its about the whole atmosphere. This is not a chain (which for me is great) and the character is fun but the food is also really good. You will be sure to enjoy the experience. Be prepared to share a table and enjoy the authentic Irish fare.

Thank Robert B
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

While the service is slow, the people and food are exceptional. An all-around good time to be had and don't miss the live music on the weekends!

Thank Rochelle D
South Bend, Indiana
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I met a buddy that was passing through town on a business trip. It was a Thursday night and a 3 piece group was playing. The restaurant was about 3/4 full and everyone was having a good time. The noise level was moderate. We were able to converse without yelling. Nice selection of food and spirits. We both had sandwiches... More 

1 Thank markiv2015
South Bend, Indiana
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you want the feel of what it is like to go to an Irish pub in Ireland - this is the place to go. It is a warm friendly environment. It is not uncommon to sit at a table with strangers only to get to make some new friends as you enjoy their authentic cuisine. In the evenings- you... More 

1 Thank Laura E
Grand Rapids, MI
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Shepherd's Pie with Cheese was marvelous. The water left a lot to be desired as the taste seemed to be a bit off.

Thank GReatTraveler0128
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We have visited Fiddlers several times, and just keep coming back for more! The venue is perfect for families with younger children, the seating arrangements require you to be friendly with people you may not have met yet, but in a very low key way. The food is very authentic and enjoyable, we have loved it everytime we have eaten... More 

Thank Amber H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 N Main St, South Bend, IN 46601-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-232-2853

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