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O'Rourke's Public House

) #15 of 245 Restaurants in South Bend $$ - $$$ American, Irish,
1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
+1 574-251-0355
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you have not been to O'Rourkes and a couple of years it is worth trying again. The Navarre Groups has improved the food and the service. They have increased their Irish offerings. THe list of Irish Whiskeys is impressive. I have eaten the Shepherd's...More

Thank sipeswoman
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A lively setting for a large group. We were part of a large wedding party. Lots of space, great music from the juke box and an attentive bar tender makes this a great stop for the party train.

Thank Carrie F
O'Rourke's H, Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

We're glad you had a great time, hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 7 June 2017

I was in town for my college reunion and decided to go here for something to eat the first night since the dining part of the reunion only went from Friday morning to Sunday morning. I looked on TripAdvisor to see what was in this...More

Thank BerlinG-ParisF
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome except for hostess who literally rolled her eyes at us multiple times, sat us in the smoking section (without asking) and I think is hard of hearing because while following her to the table I said "Miss" multiple times to get her attention and...More

Thank C001
O'Rourke's H, Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

We are very sorry to hear about your experience with our host staff, and will make sure to speak with all of our hosts about the above issues. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention so we can continue to work towards bettering our...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Pub is fine, but pretty standard. Good food and drinks, you have to wait awhile though if they get busy. The other patrons were really friendly and everyone seemed to be having a good time. As an out of towner it's always fun to...More

Thank wacostage
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Needed an infusion of bangers and mash, was more than satisfied with the food. The four sausages paired well with the potato's and the stout sauce was outstanding. They know how to properly pour a Guinness here, loved the other choices of food on the...More

Thank tom b
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Stopped in for an early dinner and was seated quickly. Wait staff was very attentive and food was good. They have the usual burgers,sandwiches, irish dishes and a few other american entrees. A good place to stop for Irish whiskey varieties and beer or just...More

Thank karen m
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This place being next to Notre Dame is somewhat of a college age hub. We were of the grandparent age, but still enjoyed it. I had the Shepherds Pie and it was wonderful. If you love mashed potatoes, be sure to get this. My husband...More

Thank Rhonda L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Could have been at better place on St. Patrick's Day. O'Rourke's is across the street from the University of Notre Dame. Fantastic atmosphere, great food and the service was top notch. We went in with 14 hockey players and 30 parents. They had us in...More

Thank Dirk J
O'Rourke's H, Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next St Patrick's Day!

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here before and had good food. This last trip was pretty bad. Tried to go for lunch and sit outside on a nice spring day. Waited forever at the hostess stand only to be eventually greeted by a bartender yelling across the restaurant...More

Thank Jessica F
O'Rourke's H, Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

We are extremely saddened to hear about your lunch experience with us here. There is no excuse for this and we will be sure to bring this up to all of our front of house positions to ensure events such as the one described above...More

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Questions & Answers
Suzanne M
28 March 2017|
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Response from O'Rourke's H | Property representative |
We are taking reservations before 5pm but will not be accepting reservations for rest of weekend due to graduation.
30 December 2016|
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Response from Lynn K | Reviewed this property |
They do have a small back room where they are able to fit large parties, however, as stated above, it may depend on community/Notre Dame activities. Calling would be best.
Martin O
25 July 2016|
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Response from O'Rourke's H | Property representative |
Great question, we open at 8AM on home game Saturdays. we always suggest arriving early to grab a seat and enjoy our Bloody Marys. Cheers!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
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
  • E-mail
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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