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O'Rourke's Public House

1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
+1 574-251-0355
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (27 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
All hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Great food. Prices are fair. The only thing was that it was quite noisy. I liked the decor. I would highly recommend it.

Thank mpr1230
Reviewed 30 August 2016

While traveling cross country, we found this restaurant online and the Trip Advisor reviews were good, so we traveled a ways to get to it. The first problem was that, although their website said "full menu available till 11:30 pm on Sundays," when we arrived...More

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We came here on a Sunday afternoon. Service was great the food was good, burgers, salads, a few Irish dishes, large portions also. The only complaint absolutely freezing inside!The temperature was 87 outside -artic inside!We witnessed a local in Long sleeves with a North Face...More

Thank Tbone109
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

O'Roarke's makes excellent fries and chips. Their fare is predominantly pub food, so I would say that having excellent potato-based sides an appetizers is important. The 'loaded fries' are particularly good, and I'm quite certain that we'll be back for them and whatever they serve...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This restaurant is just south of the Notre Dame Campus in the new Eddy Street area. It's not that big so on football weekends, plan on waiting. Nice outside seating and had 2 bar areas. Menu has some Irish food but the Irish really aren't...More

Thank Jfeasel
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

In Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame, this appeared to be a very cool college bar restaurant with a large, varied menu and great daily specials. The inside decor is great for an Irish bar and we sat in their street side outdoor seating. Our...More

Thank Kristen G
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Noisy, to be expected in a pub atmosphere.Server, Aimee, did a great job with our party of six. Some of our party arrived late (from out of town), so we ended up being there for quite some time,...More

Thank Betty H
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Decided to try O'Rourke's Public House after a long day of travel. It really hit the spot. It's located right across the street from Notre Dame, in a very pretty, very new area. Service was great and fast. My husband had the burger, my daughter...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is on par with Raglin Road at Disney World. Wonderful design and great location on the commons across from NDU. The Bangers and Mashed were generous and well done. The meatloaf was also very good. The fish and chips were a miss. Small...More

1  Thank BWV-BWV
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My first visit was nothing special, I went on a holiday weekend and perhaps that had an impact. Not many people were dinning that day. Food was just average, however, the table next to me, had some very good looking entrees. I'm willing to give...More

Thank I2853ULcindys
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Suzanne M
will you be taking reservations for thursday may 18?
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.
Done you take reservations for group of 12
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
What time would I have to get there on Notre Dames first game against Nevada to pregame befor going into the stadium! Me and a friend are flying in and have a rental car so it would be hard to tailgate in a lot!
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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).