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“Confort Food and Beer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fiddler's Hearth Public House

Fiddler's Hearth Public House
127 North Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 232-2853
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Ranked #9 of 241 Restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Charleston, West Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Confort Food and Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Wife and I ran a race there and celebrated at the Fiddler's Hearth where the food was very satisfying and good and the beer was fantastic. Nice cozy atmosphere where folks are forced to sit together and talk.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in South Bend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Fiddler's Hearth in downtown South Bend is a terrific traditional Irish restaurant in the "public house" theme. Their food is fantastic (Irish Stew and Molly Malone Stew are my two favorites, although the Salmon of Knowledge is also wonderful). The beer selection is great, and you have to try the Scotch Eggs...wow. Live local music many nights during the week/weekend is icing on the cake. Owners Terry and Carole are great people, and I am glad that they have struck gold in DTSB!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Crossett
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
“A great family outing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

What a surprise to walk into Fiddler's and hear Irish music!! It set the stage for a wonderful Irish Sunday lunch. From the shepherds pie to Guinness and steak to fish 'n chips served in newspaper!!! We enjoyed it all. We felt most welcome even though it is a local hangout and we were definitely tourists! Bravo to this little taste of Ireland in south bend!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A Taste of the Old Sod”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Where alse but South Bend Indiana, home of Notre Dame fighting Irish, would you find such an
authentic food, drink and entertainment location. Very casual, all great fun and oftentimes wonderful entertainment. The menu has authentic Irish dishes along with some standard fare.
Come, enjoy and celebrate the joy of Irish tradition.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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South Bend
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“As close to Ireland you can get in Northern Indiana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

One of our families favorite restaurants in South Bend. Rough cut tables with mixed-matched chairs and benches, free live music on selective nights, games and toys to keep your little ones occupied, a well-stocked bar of local and distant microbrews and whiskeys, along with an authentic Irish fare menu, makes this one of our most revisited restaurant in town

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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