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O'Rourke's Public House

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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1044 E. Angela Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46617
+1 574-251-0355
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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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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Cali, Colombia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy irish malt, beers and big variety of scotches !!! And of corse the food is delicious

Thank daniela p
Appleton, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall nice experience. Just stopped for a beer and some dessert. We really enjoyed the dessert it was amazing. It had a brownie, hot fudge and ice cream. YUMMY!!!!

Thank b k
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location directly across from Notre Dame campus and a 5 minute walk to hockey rink and football stadium. Nice selection of beer, great atmosphere, friendly waitress and good food. It's a place you'll return to.

Thank FGOG
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Ate here before the big game. The atmosphere was fun. I had a hamburger, salad, and fries. It was all very delicious. This restaurant is within walking distance to all the games and the Eddy Shops.

Thank staycation42
Herndon, Virginia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great location near the stadium and campus. We stopped in Friday afternoon before the Saturday football game. It was already packed at 2pm. That said, our 45 minute wait was closer to 30 minutes. Lots of beers to choose from and relatively simple pub food menu. Pretzel bites are good and the chicken wings were much better than we expected.... More 

Thank 7thinnstrtch
O'Rourke's H, Guest Relations Manager at O'Rourke's Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for the valuable feed back, We hope you visit us again soon! More 

Gainesville, Virginia
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here during our campus tour of Notre Dame. The drinks were incredible. Nathan is the best bartender there! He was working hard the entire time we were there. Coach Kelly broadcast his live show there on Thursday night so we got to enjoy that. As for the food, we are still craving the delicious pretzel bites. They were... More 

Thank Leigh W
Gainesville, Virginia
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here before heading to a Notre Dame hockey game. The place was very nice and staff was great. Our servers Nathan and Jacob were amazing. We sat at the bar and enjoyed drinks and menu items. We started with the pretzel bites. These were so good. Cooked just right and the sauce was so good we needed more.... More 

Thank Kevin O
Granger, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I generally do not rate a restaurant badly based upon 1 poor visit. We have been to this restaurant several times and generally had a good experience until the past several visits. The first, we were seated outside and forgotten. We waited 10 minutes for a menu, then left. The next time, my sister-in-law simply ordered a hot pretzel and... More 

Thank Lynn K
Hewiitt, WI
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138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We stopped here for lunch last weekend. This is a great bar/restaurant. The location is great and the food is good. They have plenty of seating and plenty of TV's to watch the big game. The food was good but not spectacular. The staff was friendly but not super fast. Overall, I enjoyed it. I'd definitely come back.

Thank ZeusSNC
Rochester, Michigan
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Sllllllooooow service. Staff nice but once we were seated none talked w us! We waited at least 10 or more min and no one came to the table. A server cleared a table next to us and never looked our way. Finally saw a manager looking dude straightening a salt shaker on the cleared table and asked him for a... More 

Thank lauram0625

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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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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 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?