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Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
$12 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our 53rd Anniversary last night at Tippecanoe Place. Over the years we have dined there for special events (other anniversaries, our son's rehearsal dinner, holidays etc.). We had Kelly as our server and she did a fantastic job making our...dinner very special, even during this time of the pandemic.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 1, 2020 via mobile

What a unique and memorable dining experience! I throughly enjoyed my entire dinner and the self guided tour of the mansion was such a nice bonus!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 30, 2020 via mobile

Had dinner here as we were staying next door at the Oliver Inn. The place was breathtaking and the service was fantastic! The food was beyond delicious and the ambiance was spectacular. Will definitely come back next time we are in town

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

Charming and great outdoor seating and vibe. The property has so much potential! Sadly the although service was extremely friendly and caring not suited for that special occasion type restaurant. Most importantly the food was very much below par! I would not go back or...consider recommending this place due to miserable food. Again, I sense with proper ownership and serious chef, this place could be one of those great special occasions places. Sadly they are falling way short!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 19, 2020

Beautiful setting with wonderful service. A quiet and romantic dinner with my husband. The food was wonderful, we ate outside on a warm summer evening. I highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 15, 2020

Fine dining in an enormous but elegant mansion. Attentive and efficient service complements the superb cuisine. The prime rib is excellent but I went for the Roast Indiana Duck. Prepared to perfection, not over cooked, tender and flavorful in a sauce that enhances rather than...dominates the duck. Served with a bed of potatoes and vegetables. Started with the French Onion Soup – tasty with a bit of a kick. Might be sourced from the prime rib beef broth? The setting is worth the visit. Created in 1889 by Clem Studebaker of the wagon and automobile family, the estate sits on 4 acres of property near downtown South Bend. Designed by famed architect Henry Ives Cobb of Chicago the four-story mansion occupies nearly 24,000 square feet. It is of the style known as “Richardson Romanesque” featuring a fortress-like appearance of gabled dormers, towers, archways and stone walls. Original woodwork and wrought iron enhance the period nature of each room. Guests are greeted by a massive oak staircase leading from the second floor entry to the third floor. Dining areas on all floors permits accommodating small to very large groups. Outdoor seating is also available weather permitting. The spacious bar area featuring beers from the local Studebaker Brewing Company is on the third level. Plenty of off street, self-parking. Elevator access to upper floors. Worth a visit and tasting.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 18, 2020 via mobile

I took my mom & cousin's son downtown South Bend, IN. For the yearly December Holiday Walk. Each & every place we stopped at, on the map was unique, but nothing as Grand as Tippecanoe Place. It's the old Studebaker Mansion that they've turned into...a fine dining & entertainment establishment. It was decorated so beautifully during the holidays, with a self led tour, using a guide they gave us. We even got to ride the servants elevator as my mother couldn't climb all the stairs. I intend on going there for the mystery & dinner soon, as I've heard is well worth the price. I'll be there soon and very soon. I'm sure you won't be let down.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed March 6, 2020

Not sure why “Ceremony Only” is clearly shown as an option on your website, but when I inquired, was told by Jasmine Flickner: “Unfortunately will no longer offer ceremony only. You would now need to host a reception or post ceremony dinner following the ceremony...to get married here.” When I asked why the website clearly states otherwise: NO RESPONSE. Maybe someone can point out where this information is available to the public? If this IS in fact the case (which according to your own advertising, IT’S NOT) you need to update your website.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed brunch at Tippecanoe Place very much. The service was excellent and ambiance was lovely. The food was delicious although the roast beef was rather tough and the barbecued chicken was dry (overcooked). The self tour of all four floors was well worth doing.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

We were luck enough to have a semi-private room, great bottle of wine, and a delicious ribeye, followed by creme brûlée for desert. We will be back!

Date of visit: February 2020
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August 24, 2020|
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Response from Brian_in_Reno | Reviewed this property |
No, families are welcomed.
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Brian_in_Reno | Reviewed this property |
There's room in the large parking lot but also there is street parking available too.
Kathleen L
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Brian_in_Reno | Reviewed this property |
Yes, contact the Oliver Inn. They have coupons that hyou can purchase ahead of time and they will also make your dining reservation. Try the desserts at Tippecanoe - they are amde by Alice of the Oliver Inn.
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