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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 - 03:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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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
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 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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357 reviews
292 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 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

By chance, this was out first stop at Notre Dame. The menu offers a unique Irish selection of food. I settled on the chicken pot pie, which was good sized and excellent. A large selection of local and common beers are offered at the bar. Service was great, and at the encouragement of our server, we came back for karaoke... More 

Thank LSUGoose
Houston, Texas
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373 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Typical fake Irish Pub but the food was very good. The service was also attentive. They handle large groups with ease. This is a decent choice and it is across the street from the Notre Dame campus.

Thank cgny1fwd
Lake Mary, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

we had a small party for my son there this past friday (4.15.2016). we had reserved a quiet private room in the back. room set up and table arrangement was great. the food, as always , was excellent. our server, Aimee, was fantastic! She made sure we all felt welcome. she was quick and accurate with drinks,appetizers and entrees. The... 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, 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?