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“Notre Dame v USC”

O'Rourke's Public House
Ranked #16 of 294 Restaurants in South Bend
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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).
Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Notre Dame v USC”
Reviewed November 4, 2011

I was in town for my first Notre Dame Football game and was not sure what to expect. We found O' Rourkes literally across from campus and the football stadium. Right next to the bookstore. Service was excellent, even though the restaurant was packed on a Saturday afternoon (obviously). All of the servers were very good, beer could have been colder, but that is nit picking. YOU MUST TRY THE CHILI. IT IS EXCELLENT. PERFECT!!!!!!

  • Visited October 2011
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English first
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Go Notre Dame”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

My kids loved the buffalo wings, the pulled pork sandwiches and the unusual sweet potato fries. It was on a Friday night of a home game, so the place was hopping! Great service too

Visited October 2011
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Thank olibunny
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Osceola, Indiana
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196 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great for Notre Dame football”
Reviewed October 20, 2011

Lots of beer choices - the beer flights are fun. Food is OK; not real special but OK. Located next to Notre Dame in the Eddy Street Commons area and that ambiance is pretty cool, especially for watching ND football and basketball - and then it gets real fun.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank beej5000
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Berwickshire
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Dreadful food”
Reviewed August 26, 2011

I went here for an after work drink and meal. The staff were nice, but the food was dreadful. I had salmon and sweet potato fries. I assume that the salmon last swam in 2006. It was tough, dense and flavorless. The sweet potato fries, inexplicably served with an even sweeter dip, were charred fatty husks of carbs. Truly, outside of an aircraft, I don't think I've been presented with a worse meal in this century. And here's the odd thing: they charge quite a lot of money for their pre-packaged, microwaved fare.

  • Visited August 2011
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Kalamazoo
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Kids aren't cool”
Reviewed August 23, 2011

Picture a beautiful august evening with AMPLE outdoor seating...great choice for a hungry family, right. Not so fast. Families with kids are seated indoors and in the back, as not to take away from the urban, rich, campus feel. If we weren't so hungry we would have left. The food was okay, wait staff fine.

Visited August 2011
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Thank MAZALFLL
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