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Hensell's Oaken Bucket

€€ - €€€American,
1212 S Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46615-1620
+1 574-289-1616
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible13%
12 Dec 2017
“In search of the area’s best burgers....”
5 Nov 2017
“Overall average with below average wait staff”
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American, Bar
€€ - €€€
1212 S Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46615-1620
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in the mood for a burger and a beer, and decided to try this restaurant, which has a reputation of having one of the best burgers in the area. We were not disappointed! I had a char-broiled burger and my...More

Thank GrangerGuy
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The service is mediocre at best and the food is okay. Drinks are good and beer is reasonably priced though.

Thank liebeistfad
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I have not been here in a long time, but we were looking for a place to eat prior to a movie and then parking lot was only half full. On a Saturday night the place was maybe half full. The menu consisted mostly of...More

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 8.30 pm on a Sunday night. We were rushed to order since they close at 9. And at 9:15 while still eating they shut all the lights off leaving us to eat in the dark out on the patio and then shut all...More

1  Thank Tami T
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We were visiting South Bend for the day and this place was recommended for lunch. The food was excellent, the service was good and the view of the river from the patio couldn't be beat. Great place for families.

Thank Kennedyt1
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Meet old friends on the patio for drinks and appetizers, really nice view of the riverside and bridge. Nice selection of beers on tap and some great appetizers. Try the sampler platter. Pleasantly surprised by the bill so I paid for everyone. I'll have to...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The food here is always really good. There is basically anything you can ask for on the menu. The soup and salad bar are always fresh and good.

Thank Russ3479
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Cadillac, Michigan
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after visiting the zoo. Nice place with great food and service. Staff was very helpful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always excellent food and service at Hensell's Oaken Bucket! A group of us (7) went out for Valentine's Day, a night early, the 13th. I had the delicious steak sandwich basket. A friend of ours always orders that, he loves it ! I did, too!...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great experience of being able to enjoy the river view along with a fantastic burger (so many choices)! We frequent this restaurant at least once a month all year long! Pricing is great. The fish dinners are oh-so good...sometimes it is hard to decide between...More

Thank Kathye D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 S Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46615-1620
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-289-1616
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