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East Bank Emporium Restaurant

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121 S Niles Ave, Ste 3, South Bend, IN 46617-2738 (Niles & Jefferson)
+1 574-234-9000
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 menu, which took almost 10 minutes to show up. Additionally, the waiter dropped the cutting... More 

Thank Zwespe
South Bend, Indiana
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, american fare, family-friendly type of place. I have been here a few times for lunch and always enjoyed the food. It is particularly nice on days when you can sit outside.

Thank NatalieSP
South Bend, Indiana
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130 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four friends got together for lunch at the Emporium. Two folks ordered salad - one requested it without blue cheese. Of course it came out with blue cheese and was sent back. Another person ordered a reuben sandwich and stated that there was hardly any meat on it. One person ordered a burger with bacon. The burger came without bacon.... More 

Thank maryluber1
Lakeville, Indiana
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163 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Lunch with girlfriends...the Emporium is perfect as they have menu offerings at both high and low price points, something for everyone. Service and presentation were perfect. Flavor and quality were excellent. The view...to die for.

Thank Cheryl W
South Bend, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The prime rib salad was excellent. Good selection of wine to go with it. Wait staff delightful. Clean, attractive decor. Next to the South Bend riverwalk for fall stroll after lunch. All around lovely experience.

Thank Lee K
Bloomington, Indiana
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had a lovely dinner there sitting outside on the river. The river walk runs between the seating and the river so it's great for people and dog watching too. Servers are friendly food is delicious and varied. I always look forward to a visit.

Thank Sara D
Middletown, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

4 of us had dinner here after an ND football game. Reservations required on game days. Nice, varied menu. Reasonable prices. Great view of the river. Our waitress was excellent; food generally very good, although my wife did not care for the boursin sauce on her chicken and pasta dish. I enjoyed the Prime Rib. We will return!

Thank John C
Zurich Switzerland
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63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Just spent the dinner there and it was very good. Had the tuna tartar as starter and it was good. Missing a bit of spice but quality was good. The filet was very good and we changed the mash for asparagus which was very good. Very pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Nolofinwe
Columbia, Illinois
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great steaks! We had a couples dinner out, our waiter and service was great but the kitchen was pretty slow. We enjoyed the visit and we were there to relax so the wait didn't bother us but I wouldn't bring my kids.

Thank Christy H
Mishawaka, Indiana
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My daughter and I dined at the East Bank Emporium prior to attending a performance of Wicked at the Morris. Our waiter was outstanding. He went out of his way to ask what performance we were going to so he could be sure we were done with dinner in time. He gave very good recommendations from their menu. Brought us... More 

Thank Misharose

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View
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 46617-2738
    (Niles & Jefferson)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-234-9000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?