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O'Rourke's Public House

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1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
+1 574-251-0355
11:00 - 00:00
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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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Brighton, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pub is fine, but pretty standard. Good food and drinks, you have to wait awhile though if they get busy. The other patrons were really friendly and everyone seemed to be having a good time. As an out of towner it's always fun to mingle and meet new people, and this is a good place to do so.

Thank wacostage
Fairfield, Ohio
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed an infusion of bangers and mash, was more than satisfied with the food. The four sausages paired well with the potato's and the stout sauce was outstanding. They know how to properly pour a Guinness here, loved the other choices of food on the menu.

Thank tom b
staten island
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for an early dinner and was seated quickly. Wait staff was very attentive and food was good. They have the usual burgers,sandwiches, irish dishes and a few other american entrees. A good place to stop for Irish whiskey varieties and beer or just to grab a bite with the family.

Thank karen m
Goshen, Indiana
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This place being next to Notre Dame is somewhat of a college age hub. We were of the grandparent age, but still enjoyed it. I had the Shepherds Pie and it was wonderful. If you love mashed potatoes, be sure to get this. My husband had the corned beef and cabbage and it was excellent as well. I was impressed... More 

Thank Rhonda L
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Could have been at better place on St. Patrick's Day. O'Rourke's is across the street from the University of Notre Dame. Fantastic atmosphere, great food and the service was top notch. We went in with 14 hockey players and 30 parents. They had us in our own room with two dedicated servers and just killed it! Can't wait to get... More 

Thank Dirk J
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here before and had good food. This last trip was pretty bad. Tried to go for lunch and sit outside on a nice spring day. Waited forever at the hostess stand only to be eventually greeted by a bartender yelling across the restaurant at us. Made our way outside and sat there for a while. Never got a... More 

Thank Jessica F
South Bend, Indiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

If you like loud and crowded, this is the place. Met some friends there twice and dined both times. Food fair to average, wait staff slow. Enjoyed the company of friends though.

Thank Joann574
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were in town for ND hockey and noticed this area close to campus. Nicely developed area. Stopped in for lunch There is a lot of room and has a good atmosphere. We chose to sit outside and people watch. Service wasn't quick, but our server was friendly and we got everything we asked for. I had the fish pubwich,... More 

Thank Will T
Niles, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Went there for dinner before basketball game. We ordered as soon as the waitress came to our table. Took at least 20 minutes just to get our water. When our food came 50 minutes after we ordered, two of the four orders were wrong. Because of time constraints we couldn't wait another hour for the correct orders. We were also... More 

Thank William C
South Bend, Indiana
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130 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

After a recent basketball game, a few of us decided to have lunch at O'Rourkes. Sandwiches were the deal - pulled pork, fish, and grilled cheese. We also had salads and soup. All the items were good and the server was also attentive.

Thank maryluber1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?