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O'Rourke's Public House

€€ - €€€American, Irish,
1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
+1 574-251-0355
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pretzel bites” (11 reviews)
“burger” (40 reviews)
“veggie wrap” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 03:00 Hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The atmosphere is fun, the place was full, but5 not so full you would want to leave.The food was delicious, we had several things(I loved the corned beef). Who doesn't like a great Irish Pub!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beer selections not exciting. Food choices not extensive. Food quality poor. Service was okay. Would not recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank retaxus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 4 and we were seated quickly for lunch. Our server did her job but did not go above that to show she wanted to be there. A simple "hello" before "what to drink" would have gone a long way. As for the food,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tat5786
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Credit card stolen...Food bad, waitress bad, service was limited as waitress requested us to pass food!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a sucker for trivia night. I'm not great at it, but I love to play. Whenever I have time, I try to make it out to play, and O'Rourke's does a good job of running it. Foodwise, I've only had the boneless wings. They're...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 38clayg
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We had their burgers. Very tasty. Enjoyed some beers and Chardonnay as well. Friendly wait staff. No problem getting a table. Went back a few times!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 779juanitae
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped by after visiting the book store. Sat at the bar and was served by Aubrey. Very friendly, addressed me by name, engaged in small talk. Made the visit even better. Got the boneless wings and a couple drinks. The wings were very flavorful and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank degenx1973
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Stopped in at O'Rourke's Public House while down for the Notre Dame - Pitt Football Game. It was about 9:00 am and they were open so we stopped in for breakfast. Unfortunately they do not have a breakfast menu so we ordered from their regular...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ron26067
Reviewed 22 October 2018

o'rourke's is what it is. lots of tv's, acceptable bar food, very loud music, and LOTS of bro's. fine for a beer and a burger when other options don't exist.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dominicandandy35805
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We waited for about 30 minutes and never saw a waiter or a bartender. During the day, we've had a good experience here, but they are so understaffed at night it's not worth the bother.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brint_Ryan
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Questions & Answers
Suzanne M
27 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.
29 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
US$5 - US$20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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