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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 good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pretzel bites” (9 reviews)
“burgers” (18 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Four of us each ordered different items. Everyone's meal was very good- burgers, tacos, turkey sandwich, and meatloaf. Service was very good. Only negative- very, very loud - but it's a bar. So okay!

Thank maryluber1
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped in here day before a game. Hostess ignored us as we stood two inches in front of her! We put our name in and she said about 25 minutes so we made our way to the bar. A little tough to get attention for...More

2  Thank Seanchrismc
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went here for lunch the weekend we visited for a Notre Dame football game (GO IRISH!). The atmosphere was great. We sat at the bar for lunch and some brews. If you get a chance try the blackberry IPA -- it's a local beer, the...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, slow service, took about 10 minutes to get a beer at the bar and it was not crowded for a football Sunday afternoon. The barmaid was nice and friendly, just slow. When she was not on her phone she was in the back. Bar...More

1  Thank Tmh519
Reviewed 17 October 2016

You will have lots of fun, see all sorts of crazy fans and WILL NOT HEAR YOURSELF THINK.....the noise and excitement level is 1,000Db. Food is 6.5/10, drinks are generous and the waitresses are very pretty.

Thank Louis F
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went to O'Rourke's at a busy time on a football weekend, and they could not have been nicer. Food was good, service was excellent.

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great Bloody Mary! Chicken wings with Thai chili were delicious. The Corned beef and cabbage was a large portion and very tender.

Thank Vemdds
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Traditional gathering place for folks of all ages visiting Notre Dame. Cross between basic Sports Bar and Grill and an Irish Pub. Good Food, reasonable prices. Can be a wait on Football weekends or when other activities are in full swing around campus. Not usually...More

Thank 60morrism
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went to O'Rourke's during a Notre Dame "mini reunion" for lunch and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! Be ready to wait for your table during game weekends-- but it is well worth the wait! Food was delicious. The Southwestern Chicken Wrap was perfectly...More

Thank ndrsvp
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went during a Notre Dame game (actually, left at half time), thinking we would beat the crowd. Not so much. Very noisy, very energetic crowd. If you want to be able to carry on a conversation, don't go here on a football day! Anyway,...More

Thank kathy203
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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
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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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