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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%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank degenx1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Ron26067
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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.

Thank Brint_Ryan
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This place is always hopping and the service at either bar is always excellent and friendly. Lindsay and Kerrigan are great at their jobs! Good, fun and comfy atmosphere, Can't wait to go back!

Thank sherrycat
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Food, atmosphere, service all just okay on a Friday afternoon for lunch. You'd have a fine meal, just nothing impressive.

Thank TravelerM20
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Had lunch here on the day of the Notre Dame/Stanford football game. Kickoff was set for 7:30, and we stopped in shortly after noon...place was packed but we were quickly seated. Minde, our primary server (it appears they use a team...More

Thank Rosie S
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This is a generic Irish pub style restaurant near the Notre Dame campus. The menu is nothing special, but it serves Guinness draft stout and a wide selection of adult beverages. This place is bound to be successful because of its proximity to the home...More

Thank cvaccaro58
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This was a quieter, but still busy, place than the bar (Brothers) down the street. I got a Sangria and my friend got a strawberry cider. I would go back again!

Thank samanthaemiller
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Arrived just as the football pep rally was getting underway. Expected it to be crowded - but amazingly everyone seemed to be outside watching the rally! Got a table right away and our waiter, Trevor, couldn't have been more attentive and friendly. Had drinks and...More

Thank Karen L
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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).
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