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CJ's Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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236 S. Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601
+1 574-233-5981
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Excellent restaurant - price is very reasonable - the place is very clean - staff is very courteous - best wings and hamburgers in South Bend.

Thank JoePesci33
Greenville, South Carolina
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great burger. Comes with chips, have to pay extra for fries. Place smells like an ashtray. Hilariously slow service.

Thank styx84
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Had a Groupon to another place that ended up being closed for repairs. Thankfully CJ's was close by and did not disappoint. The burgers were juicy and full of flavor. Service was great! Atmosphere is just your typical dark bar, but don't let that keep you from the food!

Thank Michelle D
South Bend, Indiana
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87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

A great place for a great hamburger, super waitress :Jaime, great place to eat. Located in the center of town a bit rustic, yet a great place to eat a great sandwiches, Enjoy your meal, we did, We will be back!!!

Thank Michael F
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Well it's not fancy. It's a tavern. Looks are deceiving! I was a little turned off by the smoke smell. if you go after 2pm you can smoke inside. 😞 But we had excellent burger's . Our waiter/ bartender (big guy) no idea what his name is was very friendly. Makes a great vodka lemonade.

Thank Kerrie C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

the absolute best burgers you will find anywhere, with a unique variety, try a stuffed burger if you have time. Great atmosphere, nice staff

Thank Jeffrey B
South Bend, Indiana
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Been here many times, last time was right after the first of the year.Food slow, greasy, overpriced.A must go to place if you want to understand the malaise of Michiana, along with Franks Place and a few others.

Thank Laszlo N
Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Burgers were pretty darn good, but the service left something to be desired. Once we ate and the kitchen closed, the server brought us our ticket and never stopped by again even though she promised she would. The food also seemed to be better than what it was the night that is the subject of this review.

Thank Penny W
Wichita, Kansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere was what you would expect & the food for everyone in our group was great. No wonder they have been in business for over 30 yrs.

Thank fredpracht
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Love the food, friends and atmosphere of this pub! The burgers are the best I've ever had and the Irish nachos are delicious!!! They are most definitely the #1 Notre Dame hangout in South Bend, Indiana!

Thank Jaime K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 S. Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-233-5981

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?