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O'Rourke's Public House

1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
+1 574-251-0355
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pretzel bites” (9 reviews)
“burgers” (18 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to get some filling Irish food and this place did not disappoint. Wife had fish and chips, I had the stew - both very good. Place was packed on FRI evening before home football game.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great location in the Eddy's Commons, near ND campus and the Compton Ice arena. We had 90 minutes before the hockey game, so we thought we had plenty of time to eat. We ordered our food as soon as we ordered our drinks, but...More

Thank Cumming2140
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...you want to actually hold a conversation ...you're looking for somewhat authentic pub food ...you prefer authentic atmosphere vs. the loud jukebox Food is o.k., not great. The bar atmosphere (vs. pub full of friendly locals) takes over on Friday and Saturday nights. For a...More

Thank Tracie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to a Notre Dame hockey game and had some time to kill. Our son had heard positives on O'Rourke's. We arrived about 2 hours before game time, thinking to get to the stadium around 30 minutes before puck drop. The establishment was...More

Thank maiagaia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay first, it was not a Notre Dame Home Football weekend, so making reservation/parking on a Saturday, for six, to celebrate mom's birthday, was not a challenge. It was pouring down rain but the first class staff made it warm and inviting. Our server Mike...More

Thank Theresa F
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This classic Irish pub has great food and the location can't be beat for Notre Dame fans and visitors. Wonderful atmosphere and great space. Superb selection of tap beers. Great sandwiches and sides. The day we went they had waitress problems so service was so...More

Thank Davanrn
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Super close to hotels and across the street from the University of Norte Dame. Fast and courtesy servers and delicious food. Chicken pot pie was amazing! Cold beer and great atmosphere. Highly recommended

Thank farrahccmrv
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Excellent food, a quiet friendly place to have some drink and bar food. The traditional Irish food selections were not very good, or prepared well, The hamburger and its varieties were plentiful and great!!

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Right here on the University of Norte Dame wait staff was very quick to seat you and get your drink order I ordered the Prime Rib Burger. Place is very clean and has a rustic look to it prices are very reasonable. OMG the Burger...More

Thank DonnieB15
Reviewed 28 September 2017

O'Rourke's, located right next to campus, is the perfect spot to grab a drink. It has an outside porch and a wide variety of drafts.

Thank candlercook
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Questions & Answers
Suzanne M
28 March 2017|
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Response from O'Rourke's H | Property representative |
We are taking reservations before 5pm but will not be accepting reservations for rest of weekend due to graduation.
30 December 2016|
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Response from Lynn K | Reviewed this property |
They do have a small back room where they are able to fit large parties, however, as stated above, it may depend on community/Notre Dame activities. Calling would be best.
Martin O
25 July 2016|
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Response from O'Rourke's H | Property representative |
Great question, we open at 8AM on home game Saturdays. we always suggest arriving early to grab a seat and enjoy our Bloody Marys. Cheers!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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