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O'Rourke's Public House

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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Great food. Prices are fair. The only thing was that it was quite noisy. I liked the decor. I would highly recommend it.

Thank mpr1230
2 reviews
Reviewed August 30, 2016

While traveling cross country, we found this restaurant online and the Trip Advisor reviews were good, so we traveled a ways to get to it. The first problem was that, although their website said "full menu available till 11:30 pm on Sundays," when we arrived at 10:55 pm, we were told we only had 5 minutes to order; the kitchen... More 

Thank Gail S
Temperance, Michigan
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We came here on a Sunday afternoon. Service was great the food was good, burgers, salads, a few Irish dishes, large portions also. The only complaint absolutely freezing inside!The temperature was 87 outside -artic inside!We witnessed a local in Long sleeves with a North Face vest on if this tells you anything?otherwise pleasant experience. We may have ordered dessert but... More 

Thank Tbone109
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

O'Roarke's makes excellent fries and chips. Their fare is predominantly pub food, so I would say that having excellent potato-based sides an appetizers is important. The 'loaded fries' are particularly good, and I'm quite certain that we'll be back for them and whatever they serve with them. The Guinness and service is good too. There can be a significant wait... More 

Thank Brian B
Lewis Center, OH
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This restaurant is just south of the Notre Dame Campus in the new Eddy Street area. It's not that big so on football weekends, plan on waiting. Nice outside seating and had 2 bar areas. Menu has some Irish food but the Irish really aren't known for their cooking. Chicken Pot Pie was amazing. Others recommended the fish sandwich. There... More 

Thank Jfeasel
Herndon, Virginia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

In Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame, this appeared to be a very cool college bar restaurant with a large, varied menu and great daily specials. The inside decor is great for an Irish bar and we sat in their street side outdoor seating. Our waitress was a bit too busy - she was great but it took her a... More 

Thank Kristen G
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Noisy, to be expected in a pub atmosphere.Server, Aimee, did a great job with our party of six. Some of our party arrived late (from out of town), so we ended up being there for quite some time, but we never felt rushed.

Thank Betty H
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Decided to try O'Rourke's Public House after a long day of travel. It really hit the spot. It's located right across the street from Notre Dame, in a very pretty, very new area. Service was great and fast. My husband had the burger, my daughter had the fish and chips and I had the cod sandwich. Cooked perfectly. We sat... More 

Thank Sarah D
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016 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
Reviewed July 19, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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 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 beautiful University of Notre Dame. With a fantastic family friendly atmosphere, a large patio overlooking the home of the Fighting Irish, two full bars, and great late night options, O'Rourke's is the perfect spot for drinks with friends, fans, and family.
Check out our weekly pub activities: Trivia(Monday), Karaoke(Tuesday), Opinionation(Wednesday), Mike Brey Radio Show or Brian Kelly Radio Show(Thursdays during season).

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