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O'Rourke's Public House

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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1044 E. Angela Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46617
+1 574-251-0355
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here before the big game. The atmosphere was fun. I had a hamburger, salad, and fries. It was all very delicious. This restaurant is within walking distance to all the games and the Eddy Shops.

Thank staycation42
Herndon, Virginia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location near the stadium and campus. We stopped in Friday afternoon before the Saturday football game. It was already packed at 2pm. That said, our 45 minute wait was closer to 30 minutes. Lots of beers to choose from and relatively simple pub food menu. Pretzel bites are good and the chicken wings were much better than we expected.... More 

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O'Rourke's H, Guest Relations Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for the valuable feed back, We hope you visit us again soon! More 

Gainesville, Virginia
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here during our campus tour of Notre Dame. The drinks were incredible. Nathan is the best bartender there! He was working hard the entire time we were there. Coach Kelly broadcast his live show there on Thursday night so we got to enjoy that. As for the food, we are still craving the delicious pretzel bites. They were... More 

Thank Leigh W
Gainesville, Virginia
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here before heading to a Notre Dame hockey game. The place was very nice and staff was great. Our servers Nathan and Jacob were amazing. We sat at the bar and enjoyed drinks and menu items. We started with the pretzel bites. These were so good. Cooked just right and the sauce was so good we needed more.... More 

Thank Kevin O
Granger, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I generally do not rate a restaurant badly based upon 1 poor visit. We have been to this restaurant several times and generally had a good experience until the past several visits. The first, we were seated outside and forgotten. We waited 10 minutes for a menu, then left. The next time, my sister-in-law simply ordered a hot pretzel and... More 

Thank Lynn K
Hewiitt, WI
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138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch last weekend. This is a great bar/restaurant. The location is great and the food is good. They have plenty of seating and plenty of TV's to watch the big game. The food was good but not spectacular. The staff was friendly but not super fast. Overall, I enjoyed it. I'd definitely come back.

Thank ZeusSNC
Rochester, Michigan
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Sllllllooooow service. Staff nice but once we were seated none talked w us! We waited at least 10 or more min and no one came to the table. A server cleared a table next to us and never looked our way. Finally saw a manager looking dude straightening a salt shaker on the cleared table and asked him for a... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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116 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Four of us each ordered different items. Everyone's meal was very good- burgers, tacos, turkey sandwich, and meatloaf. Service was very good. Only negative- very, very loud - but it's a bar. So okay!

Thank maryluber1
North Wildwood, New Jersey
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Stopped in here day before a game. Hostess ignored us as we stood two inches in front of her! We put our name in and she said about 25 minutes so we made our way to the bar. A little tough to get attention for a drink and it wasn't even packed. About half hour later we notice empty tables... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Went here for lunch the weekend we visited for a Notre Dame football game (GO IRISH!). The atmosphere was great. We sat at the bar for lunch and some brews. If you get a chance try the blackberry IPA -- it's a local beer, the brewery being about 90 miles away. The bartender was very attentive and welcoming. My only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1044 E. Angela Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46617
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-251-0355
O'Rourke's Public House is a locally owned Irish bar located across from the University of Notre Dame. We are family friendly with patio seating available. We have a full bar and a great late night atmosphere, typically with life music or pub activities such as Trivia(Monday), Karaoke(Tuesday), Questionnairey(Wednesday), Mike Brey Radio Show or Brian Kelly Radio Show(Thursdays), Live DJ (Friday and Saturday)

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