We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hensell's Oaken Bucket

) #72 of 245 Restaurants in South Bend $$ - $$$ American,
1212 S Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46615-1620
+1 574-289-1616
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (16 reviews)
“onion rings” (3 reviews)
“salad bar” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1212 S Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46615-1620
Write a Review
Reviews (44)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 44 reviews

A TripAdvisor Member
Cadillac, Michigan
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after visiting the zoo. Nice place with great food and service. Staff was very helpful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Always excellent food and service at Hensell's Oaken Bucket! A group of us (7) went out for Valentine's Day, a night early, the 13th. I had the delicious steak sandwich basket. A friend of ours always orders that, he loves it ! I did, too!...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great experience of being able to enjoy the river view along with a fantastic burger (so many choices)! We frequent this restaurant at least once a month all year long! Pricing is great. The fish dinners are oh-so good...sometimes it is hard to decide between...More

Thank Kathye D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went to sit on their patio by the river . Had to wait for a table, no problem. People left we ran for the table, success we made it. We had approximately 70 minutes to get our food and eat. 70 minutes later we finally...More

Thank reelyjigs
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at Oaken Bucket. The prices are about average, similar to the price of a burger at O'Charley's or equivalent restaurant. The food was better than the franchised establishments, though. The quality is definitely there, and I'm glad that this place was...More

Thank WorldTravelers1999
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Enjoy sitting outside to ear our meal (have never had a bad meal 😎). Always pleasantly served & have always liked eating by the river view

Thank _davjoe67
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Went to Hensell's for the first time today. Hubby ordered their steak burger and I had a party melt. By far one of the best burgers we have ever had. Tender, juicy cooked to perfection. We didn't look much beyond the burgers as that's what...More

Thank Kari H
Reviewed 10 August 2016

nice scenery of the river ,great food at reasonable prices , nice servers and attentive , great appetizers serves alcoholic beverages overall I really like this place

Thank Yolanda P
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Being from out of state, I've only eaten at the Oaken Bucket five times in the past three years. Between each visit, I hear about how great their char-broiled burger is or read about it in some newspaper review. On each visit to South Bend,...More

Thank PatH--from--NC
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Our daughter and her friend participated in the Sunburst half marathon in early June & stopped for post race lunch. The burgers were ginormous on our daughters recommendation. They had huge buns to fit the patty. It was a little more well done than I...More

Thank Dawn M
Nearby Restaurants
Allie’s Cafe
22 reviews
.46 km away
Pitts BBQ
65 reviews
.92 km away
Bonnie Doon Drive-In
15 reviews
.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Riverwalk
91 reviews
.36 km away
Central Park
19 reviews
2.98 km away
Battell Park
18 reviews
2.53 km away
Potawatomi Zoo
201 reviews
.93 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hensell's Oaken Bucket staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 S Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46615-1620
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-289-1616
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing