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O'Rourke's Public House

American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
+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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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is on par with Raglin Road at Disney World. Wonderful design and great location on the commons across from NDU. The Bangers and Mashed were generous and well done. The meatloaf was also very good. The fish and chips were a miss. Small portion, limited quality with plastic 2oz cup of "coleslaw". Good service.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit was nothing special, I went on a holiday weekend and perhaps that had an impact. Not many people were dinning that day. Food was just average, however, the table next to me, had some very good looking entrees. I'm willing to give this place a second try. Waitress acted as if she wished she didn't have to... More 

Thank I2853ULcindys
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Great food and drink specials. Suitable for children. Nice kids menu. The place had both inside and outside seating. We ate inside and enjoyed the atmosphere. Cons: Nothing.

Thank Meg7197
Hartford, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wait staff was very, very good; and the food was good and affordable. If watching sports on TV's doesn't interest you, the $4 Wolf Hound Old Fashioned's, 1/2 priced appetizers, and a great atmosphere with plenty of scenery (for young and old) will. You can't go wrong...........

Thank toddr106
South Bend, Indiana
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place and ate there several times. I love the food and the atmosphere. Pet friendly outside dining available. Makes it easy if you travel with pets.

Thank Kimberly K
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Not a bad place to watch some football. Especially Notre Dame! Has tv's everywhere so it's hard to talk. Sports memorabilia in the walls and Guinness on draft. Food was ok. Typical sports bar food. It's fun if you are expecting this type of place.

Thank clr231
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We popped in for a simple lunch and enjoyed nice fare. My daughter enjoyed the boneless chicken wings appetizer (adult chicken nuggets with a great sauce as she called them) and I had a good sandwich. The food was average and the service was good.

Thank Phyllis K
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Ate there 2 times during my short stay at SBN. Nice place very close to Notre Dame University Campus, reminding of an english pub. The food was above average, especially with the local standards. The prices were reasonable also. Finally, the service girls were very professional.

Thank Otto M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Myself and my friends stopped in on a very quiet Thursday afternoon to have some food and watch a soccer match on the TV. There were very few customers and we sat at a table away from everyone else. The soccer was switched over by staff close to kick off. We asked to switch it back and the staff begrudgingly... More 

Thank Peter D
O'Rourke's H, Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this review

Hi Peter, We're very sorry to hear about your last experience with us. We appreciate your feed back and will improve our service in this area. We hope that you consider visiting us again in the future. Cheers, O'Rourke's Public House More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch/early dinner. Everthing was scrumptious. First time for Scottish eggs Delicious. Server Luke took care of all our needs. Twin long bars were unique. Walls were tastefully decorated and the pretty waitresses in plaid skirts and ND socks were a nice touch.I can only imagine what this place is like on Game days.

Thank DannyV76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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 Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
  • 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?