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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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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
16:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 S Niles Ave, Ste 3, South Bend, IN 46617-2786
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not particularly fancy, but when the weather is good you should take advantage of the outdoor dining. Overlooking the St. Joe river, it's a very pleasant place to enjoy good food at a good price.

Thank petebauer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The East Bank Emporium's glory days are long gone. The place looks tired and sad and much in need of an update. It appeared that the seats had new cushions but the chairs and tables both need refinishing. The server was nice but it was...More

Thank drcynthiar
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The outside patio next to the river is lovely when the weather is good for outdoor dining. The food was good, and delivered in a timely manner. The wait staff were excellent in meeting the requests of our group and in making sure we had...More

Thank U4530TOkarenm
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We went with eyes open, since the reviews of this restaurant were mixed. What we found was delightful. Good food--I had a Greek Salad to which I added Salmon. It was farm, not wild caught--I could tell from the color-- but it was quite good,...More

Thank psharry
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Last night we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of good friends, we had the room upstairs our server was awesome she not only had to take care of 20 people with different food items but run up and down stairs when we needed something she was...More

1  Thank dsikorsk
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Good service, good views, great desserts. We sat outside and enjoyed the early sunset. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. We had the green bean tempura and the the Ahi tuna tar tar as appetizers. Both were really good. our main dishes were decent. The...More

Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This was our first time eating there. The atmosphere is really nice. Lots of old wood that has been restored. And you can get a beautiful view of the river. They can accommodate for gluten-free needs. The filet was fantastic. Atmosphere is really nice and...More

Thank zaogirl2002
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is the best spot in South Bend for river front dining. Food is okay, atmosphere is off the charts.

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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 20 June 2017 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
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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
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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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
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