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Fiddler's Hearth Public House

127 North Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 232-2853
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Ranked #8 of 255 Restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We ate dinner here on a Wednesday night when it was Acoustic Open Stage night. This is a small restaurant and it was easily packed but we only waited about 15 minutes for a table (there are some outside tables as well). The live music was really great to listen to, the place is loud due to the music and... More

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New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I want to like this place, but the food has become very disappointing. My Rueben sandwich was the worst version of a Rueben I've ever been served. Although the menu says they don't use nitrates so their corned beef isn't pink, the meat was more like sauerbraten than corned beef. It didn't tasted like corned beef and was stew-like in... More

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had originally walked into a fancy steak house down the street from this place and quickly realized not for us and walked out. So glad we did because we ran into this place which is amazing! Best Reuben sandwich I think I have ever put in my mouth. I can still taste it. The shepherds pie was fantastic. Smoked... More

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Pub staff was friendly, food and live music were good and was a short walk from the Oliver Inn. Would recommend.

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Elkhart
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I used to love fiddlers hearth but my last two visits were disappointing. Firstly, they don't serve imported cider anymore. Whatever cider they have now is no good. I took family there in June and the fries were all old and the fish was just ok.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I went for lunch on a Sunday and the food was so awesome. There was a brunch option but I decided to order off the menu instead and I was not disappointed. The Boxty Pancake with bbq pork was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. There was a couple playing music while were were there... More

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North Liberty, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It used to be that the service was terrible now the food isn't much better. The fish and chips are normally quite good but yesterday the fish was crispy on the outside but wet in the middle. It was if the fish was defrosted and was still full of water when they battered it. The smoked salmon salad was pretty... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What can I say, the food always comes out awesome (with the exception of grabbing food during rush hour), the atmosphere is always nice, and the food is relatively cheap. Oh and Wednesday night open mic is awesome :)

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Santa Rosa, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Brought mom here for her birthday. Great ale menu (nice to see Lagunitas on the list). Food was very tasty. . . The steak and guineas pie was amazing as was everyone else's entree. We stayed with the Ploughman's plate with a nice selection of bread and cheeses. My husband had the steak Cobb salad and really enjoyed it. The... More

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New York City, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Loved the tables,flooring and chairs...the atmosphere is neat! This was our first time eating here....we were just in the area for a few hours and needed lunch. We ordered the Herb Chicken Sandwich and the Smoked Salmon Sandwich....also the Fighting Irish Sundae. My hubby says the Smoked Salmon Sandwich was AMAZING. For my chicken....I had them add grilled onions, peppers... More

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