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“Irish Pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of O'Rourke's Public House

O'Rourke's Public House
1044 E. Angela Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46617
574- 251-0355
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Ranked #23 of 266 Restaurants in South Bend
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Irish, Fish & Chips, Pub, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Melville, NY
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Irish Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a real fun place. Great crowds big bar and much better than expected food. Place can get crowded after a football game but thats tobe expected.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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York, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great spot @ ND”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were fortunate enough to grab a table in the back room @ O'Rourke's this weekend and our group of 12 was able to have an great dinner. The food was excellent and the service was better than the food. The bar was packed, but all the staff did their best to deal with the mobs of people and we very much enjoyed the whole atmosphere. We will be sure to come back & we love the bar!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Springboro, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fun Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Went here after a ND football game for a late dinner and a drink.
Even though it was packed the service was good and the fish and chips was excellent.
Drinks are reasonably priced and atomsphere is great.
Fun place!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Worth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“One of my favorites in South Bend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I've eaten here about 3 times during visits to South Bend and always try to fit in a visit when I'm in town if I can. It is a traditional Irish pub, but the food is really very good. The service this time was a little less than in the past but we had a very big party so that might have been part of the issue. They have amazing marshmellow dipping sauce for the sweet potato fries if you like that, and great pretzel bread for sandwiches and burgers. This time I tried their salmon and it was excellent as well. The prices are very reasonable, the food is great, and they have a large selection of beer (and other drinks). It is located in Eddy Commons which was super convenient to Notre Dame and our hotel, and I think this is one of the best options in there. I would highly recommend this place!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado Springs, CO
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116 reviews 116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Overall great experience, awesome Irish pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Great location, good food, great service, great atmosphere. I don't know what else to say other than try it, you'll like it. The location just across from Notre Dame is amazing and was convenient to where I was working for the weekend. Ate and drank here several times and everything was great. The wings are fabulous, as is the stout fondue. All the main meal items we tried were delicious as well. The atmosphere on a Friday or Saturday night is great whether you're a college student or older demographic. I hope to visit again sometime!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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