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Fiddler's Hearth Public House

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127 North Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 232-2853
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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  • 97
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great music and people

Enjoyed the meal, drinks, the live music, and talking to intellectuals from Notre Dame partial physics lab. Great mix of people. A great time and would go back in summer to walk along the river with the wife.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Michael V
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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220 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the meal, drinks, the live music, and talking to intellectuals from Notre Dame partial physics lab. Great mix of people. A great time and would go back in summer to walk along the river with the wife.

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A wonderful Irish environment with family style seating and a full bar. A wonderful lunch location especially if you can snag the comfy chairs by the fireplace. Locally owned by a couple that believes in giving back to the community - you are not only supporting a local small business but the community in general. Genuine Irish fare (I had... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food is average and a bit pricey. But the coziness of Fiddler's Hearth is wonderful. Very small place and not built for a big crowd. Come for the drinks, not the food.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Took family and friends their for dinner.....so sorry I did....Positively "nothing" fancy. a lot of stuff hanging on the walls but seemed dirty to me. Tables were as if they found left over in a scrap yard. All nicked and scratched...They may be living on past memories when they first opened years ago. Also the food was average. Nothing that... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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172 reviews 172 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We took friends for an early dinner on Saturday, February 28 after a day of wineries and sightseeing in lower western Michigan. We all tried something different, including fisherman's stew, bangers and mash and corned beef and cabbage. We shared the smoked salmon spread and a ploughman's platter. We all enjoyed what we had and we love that the place... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I have been here a couple times for lunch during the week. I like the atmosphere there with the bench seating. It is also a music venue, though not when we were there. The food was pretty good (fish and chips served in the local newspaper). There's some traditional Irish fare (boxty, bangers & mash, shepard's pie)... More 

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Marion, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Loved the music and all the Irish things on the walls! Our waitress was very attentive and we had a great experience! I got the bangers and mash and enjoyed them, and tried the fries too (cut in house). Would love to come back another time to hear a live band

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Really Really great! Awesome menu, beer and service! Dean, the bar tender is fantastic! Suggest visiting on a non ND football night for best experience!

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food, good music, home like atmosphere (especially for those of us who have been to Ireland!! Very involved with the community, plenty of parking...great selections of draft beers.

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South Bend, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything made fresh and in house is pretty much all you need to know. From the Shepards Pie to the Steakhouse Boxty it is all delicious. Don't forget the fish and chips. The only thing I will say, is that this isn't a 15 minute lunch spot, it will take a bit to get your food etc. So far my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 North Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: (574) 232-2853

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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