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“Don't eat the food!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of O'Rourke's Public House

O'Rourke's Public House
Ranked #12 of 292 Restaurants in South Bend
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 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)
Longview, TX
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Don't eat the food!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were all looking forward to a good lunch meal but this was a huge disappointment. While it's location is directly across the street from Notre Dame and they have a beautiful copper bar that is a must see.... None of the five different meals that were served were worth the price or even eating. If you go to O'Rourke's do not go there to eat.... If you want to get a beer buzz then this is your place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank FamilyManFrom_E_TX
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Chicago
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great outdoor dining!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We felt the food was good and fresh, the outdoor view was great! I had Strawberry Fields salad and was very happy with the quanity and quality. Very fresh!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Chicagotennisfamily
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Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“As expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Like all the businesses on this block the place is new and clean. We had a taste for an Irish pub menu and that's what we got. No surprises for me, good or bad. Nice beer selection. I had fish and chips and enjoyed my meal.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Dan204
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Eau Claire WI
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great wait staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Passing through South Bend. Stopped for dinner with my family. I had fish sandwich and sweet potato fries - excellent! Fresh, hot and perfectly prepared.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Onesowner
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O'Rourke's H, Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Glad you enjoyed our Fish Pubwich! We always appreciate the feedback from our customers.
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Mogadore, Ohio
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The whole experience was so-so.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

TV's tuned to replay's is an indicator management is not attentive. No cold glasses for the beer. The french fries were dead and over seasoned. The hamburger was... A hamburger. Albeit properly cooked. Second time eating at the establishment and I hold the same opinion. There will not be a third time. Time to move on.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank esketores
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O'Rourke's H, Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thanks for the feedback on your second visit. I'm very sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We currently have a beer system that keeps our beer at the correct temperature all the way to the taps, so we do not keep chilled glasses on hand. In the future we will work to ensure that chilled glasses are available to those who request them. The over seasoning of our fries I will personally look into. Thank you again for leaving a comment for us. We are always striving to improve.
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