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Between the Buns

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South Bend Ave., South Bend, IN
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Service

About 20 of us went there for pregame and post game food and beverages. The food is pretty good and the service is outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
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Horseheads, New York
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try this place based on some recommendations. We walked in and it was not busy at all. Maybe 6 people in on a Wednesday evening. We decided to sit at the bar. Bartender barely spoke and handed us 1 menu to share? Place has an older feel, almost an "old hole in the wall" type of feel.... More 

Thank mroyal35
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Your typically sports bar with pub food. Not to fancy, but we had a great server. She made the time we spent there. Very friendly, bright and a nice verify of food selections. Is a popular place so you might have to wait to get in. Seems like a nice place to watch the game.

Thank Harry H
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

About 20 of us went there for pregame and post game food and beverages. The food is pretty good and the service is outstanding.

Thank DaveCalgary
Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

visited between the buns while in South Bend for the Notre Dame football game. others in our party have been there before. the place gets busy and the staff are friendly. if you are there and are of the drinking alcohol age you have to try the 'papa smurf', not sure what is in it but it is potent. don't... More 

Thank stantsy
Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great place to stop for a burger. The staff is helpful, and the food was very good. This place has a very relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Angelz58
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Some bar & grills surprise you....this one did not. The booths were high-backed, which allowed for conversation at your table without hearing everyone else talk, but they were also hard and uncomfortable. The service was ok; waitress was friendly but not attentive, and the place really wasn't that busy- it was a Saturday night, so I guess I should've figured... More 

Thank escapegal
Mishawaka, Indiana
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food pretty good. Enjoy sitting outside and servers friendly. We ate at the mishawaka restaurant.

Thank cguerra219
Mishawaka, Indiana
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you want quick lunch this is the place but if you want good tasting food don't come here its greasy.

Thank Chris W
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stopped by for a quick drink & bite to eat on a Monday afternoon. Few cars in lot and few customers in restaurant. Took some time for waitress to come to my booth, but when she did, she was chatty & cheerful (my favorite waitress, Robin, was off that day), so I had "Lindsay". After a brief discussion with her,... More 

Thank Kathleen M
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Serving typical bar food, Between the Buns is great for a Notre Dame game day experience, but not much else. The food is done well and the bar sports plenty of Notre Dame memorabilia. I would recommend the fried cajun chicken strips for something besides burgers and sandwiches.

Thank Zwespe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: South Bend Ave., South Bend, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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