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“Great meal”

O'Rourke's Public House
Ranked #15 of 296 Restaurants in South Bend
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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).
Level 6 Contributor
581 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

During a class at UND the whole group went to O'Rourke's for a meal. It was terrific! My shepherd's pie was excellent and the upside down apple pie was very tasty. Do not miss this place!

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank ADolores
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ilawson, Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a review!

It's great to hear that you enjoyed the Shepherd's Pie. It is quickly becoming one of our more popular items on the newly updated menu.

Thanks again for your feedback. Hope to see in again soon!
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Horrible Customer Service”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Honestly, the worst I've ever experienced. My friend and I went there the other night- she's been 21 since the fall, as have I. After having her ID checked at the door she was admitted without a problem. At the bar, she was asked to show her ID again which she thought was a little weird but did anyways. After staring at it for awhile the bartender starting bending it back and forth. He then went over to the other bartender, bending it the whole time. When he came back he claimed it was fake in addition to having a crack in it- which he had just put there himself. When she tried to protest, saying he could call the cops if he wanted (as it was a real ID) he became very abrasive, yelling at her and telling her she had an "attitude" and needed to leave. At this point he still hadn't given her the ID back, so she tried to ask for it again, questioning him about the crack in it- and he flipped on her, yelling again and throwing her ID at her. When she went in today to speak with a manager about the incident, she was extremely unhelpful. She was nice enough, but all she offered to do was to pay the $9 replacement fee. Never mind the fact my friend is stuck here another week with an invalid ID and needs to drive home. After inquiring if there was anything else the manager could do, the manager was very adament that she didn't have the authority to. Having worked in the customer service industry for a long time, I found this whole thing vaugely pathetic, ridiculous and nowhere near adequate. Needless to say neither we nor any of our friends will be going back to O'Rourke's.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Service
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2 Thank Shanna H
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Birmingham, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cool place to grab a beer”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Was in South Bend for work and had some time to kill at night. This bar was only 2 blocks down from my hotel and you kind of have to hit up an Irish bar when you are practically on Notre Dame's campus. Cool Irish pub vibe inside, dark wood ,tin tile ceilings, and some big screens with sports on. Ironically no Irish music, they had some cool 90's rock on that I actually prefer. The beer selection was pretty good, not just guinness and harp. Food looked pretty good but I was just there for a beer and watch a game.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jarred F
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food. Great atmosphere.”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Service was great as was the proximity to ND campus. We happened to stop in on "Wing Night" which was perfect for my son and husband. They recommend the boneless whiskey glazed wings. I had cod sandwich and chips along with a Harp. Great meal!

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank jackson4disney
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“St, Patrick's Day lunch”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

After visiting St. Joseph's Hospital and Notre Dame University, we went for a Great corn beef and cabbage lunch at O'Rourke's on St. Patrick's Day.

Visited March 2013
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