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O'Rourke's Public House

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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1044 E. Angela Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46617
+1 574-251-0355
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We popped in for a simple lunch and enjoyed nice fare. My daughter enjoyed the boneless chicken wings appetizer (adult chicken nuggets with a great sauce as she called them) and I had a good sandwich. The food was average and the service was good.

Thank Phyllis K
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Ate there 2 times during my short stay at SBN. Nice place very close to Notre Dame University Campus, reminding of an english pub. The food was above average, especially with the local standards. The prices were reasonable also. Finally, the service girls were very professional.

Thank Otto M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Myself and my friends stopped in on a very quiet Thursday afternoon to have some food and watch a soccer match on the TV. There were very few customers and we sat at a table away from everyone else. The soccer was switched over by staff close to kick off. We asked to switch it back and the staff begrudgingly... More 

Thank Peter D
O'Rourke's H, Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this review

Hi Peter, We're very sorry to hear about your last experience with us. We appreciate your feed back and will improve our service in this area. We hope that you consider visiting us again in the future. Cheers, O'Rourke's Public House More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch/early dinner. Everthing was scrumptious. First time for Scottish eggs Delicious. Server Luke took care of all our needs. Twin long bars were unique. Walls were tastefully decorated and the pretty waitresses in plaid skirts and ND socks were a nice touch.I can only imagine what this place is like on Game days.

Thank DannyV76
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Had a late night snack here wile visiting Notre Dame. Close to campus, good food and quick service. It was crowded and quite loud on a Thursday night. Not a great place for a quiet conversation.

Thank Laurie W
Owensboro, Kentucky
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367 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent. Food was very good. We ordered Reubens, burgers and salads. Fat Tire is on tap here. Very nice. The kitchen was very slow for a very empty restaurant. Our server apologized at two different times. This place has good food but don't be in a hurry when you eat here or you'll have to leave. What we... More 

Thank BudNLily
Johnstown, New York
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant...food is outstanding....drinks are amazing...prices are reasonable and the staff is awesome!

Thank Lisa R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Great atmosphere and dinner. Had scotch eggs for the first time and highly recommend. They did separate checks for about 30 of us and they were very accommodating.

Thank Mary B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Notre Dame Our Mother! Love everything about this bar. Food, service, cleanliness, BEER, and most of all its Notre Dame baby!! Get ur Mahone down there... jus sayin

Thank whtmtnboy
Parkton, Maryland
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

went here on our first trip to ND. There were 6 of us for lunch. I got the Potato soup which was delicious. Everyone loved their meals. Lots of irish food and beer. Got a table in back. lots of TV's.

Thank Lispony
O'Rourke's H, Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, Hope to see you in again! Cheers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, 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 Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46617
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-251-0355
O'Rourke's Public House is a locally owned Irish bar located across from the University of Notre Dame. We are family friendly with patio seating available. We have a full bar and a great late night atmosphere, typically with life music or pub activities such as Trivia(Monday), Karaoke(Tuesday), Questionnairey(Wednesday), Mike Brey Radio Show or Brian Kelly Radio Show(Thursdays), Live DJ (Friday and Saturday)

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