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East Bank Emporium Restaurant

121 S Niles Ave, Ste 3, South Bend, IN 46617-2786
+1 574-234-9000
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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121 S Niles Ave, Ste 3, South Bend, IN 46617-2786
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The starter crab cakes were not flavorful; they were simply o.k., I wondered if they were a combo of crab and white fish. the fried corn on it was excellent. The crab asparagus soup was overwhelmed by the asparagus flavor AND the thickness of the...More

Thank marjieP
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although we live in South Bend, it had been about a year since we enjoyed our previous dining experience at East Bank Emporium. It boasts an enviable location right on the banks of the Saint Joseph River, with a fine view of downtown South Bend...More

Thank HoosierCruizer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came around 6:30 PM, and a pretty sunny day. Great views of the water and the bike/walk path next-door. Drinks are reasonable and a good cocktail selection. I really loved the hummus appetizer plate, It came with three different kinds of hummus pita squares and...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is tucked away by the river so you often have a wonderful view of the river and people going by running, walking their dogs or just strolling enjoying the day. I had the filet which was excellent. Can't wait to go back.

Thank pdr2017
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This place has a good atmosphere and pretty good food. There wasn't any beer on tap, which was weird. The rest of the bar was great. Outdoor seating right by the river was nice. Food was good.

Thank EmilyT508
Reviewed 18 April 2017

First of all - this is a great location - right on the river overlooking downtown. Always a great place to celebrate with family or friends. Was in for our Easter meal. We had a large table, but that was no problem for our server....More

Thank DuncanRipple
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This place should be so much more. A great location on the river, which is lit up at night. A nice patio with a river view... And Applebee's food. And I am not criticizing Applebee's. Applebee's serves good basic food at reasonable prices. That's not...More

Thank Smudgecats
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Did a last minute date with another couple for St. Patrick's Day. The food, setting and service were all wonderful.

Thank Myzman
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Had the steak & lobster it was wonderful husband had ribeye very good as well only issue was our car was broke into while at dinner but everything else I would do again

Thank adnotredame
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Noisy atmosphere, watery cocktails, bland food, and poor service. I have to say that I was honestly disappointed by this restaurant. We spent about $70 for an appetizer, drinks, and main courses. The tilapia oscar was dry and bland. We had to request a drink...More

Thank Zwespe
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have private rooms for dinner for a group of approx.20?
1 November 2016|
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Response from rodel2016 | Reviewed this property |
There is a loft which will hold 30-40 people. We had occasion to use it for a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner in July. It was very hot in the upper portion of the main dining area, and quite a lot of noise from below. On top of... More
Tom D
how far are you from the Goldstine Performing Arts Center?
13 November 2015|
Response from renman42 | Reviewed this property |
about 90 miles. Theater in Fort Wayne. Restaurant in South Bend.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S Niles Ave, Ste 3, South Bend, IN 46617-2786
    (Niles & Jefferson)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-234-9000
  • E-mail
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