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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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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 S Niles Ave, Ste 3, South Bend, IN 46617-2786
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Reviewed today

We had an office Christmas dinner party on 12/11 and sat upstairs in the loft, which was nice for privacy. The 12 persons who were there all commented that their food was really good. We had a wonderful waiter and the restaurant was decorated festively...More

Thank maureenmagers
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was in the hospital for a long stay that included Thanksgiving Day, Assistant Manager Andrew and Chef Mark earned high scores for East Bank Emporium. They did an "above and beyond" job of handling our full service "to go" order that friends picked...More

Thank lawrencep614
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again, the pictures on their website did not equal the real life experience. We haven't been there for 20 years and I wanted to take my husband somewhere different on his birthday. It's a very interesting building and good ambiance right on the river...More

Thank Rhonda L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I had a nice light dinner and drinks. Our waiter, Andrew, was above and beyond. He offered my husband a sample of whiskey and brought us a sample appetizer, gratis. Great time.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday with another couple. The environment was very welcoming and we had a view of the river and changing light show. The menu choices, although somewhat limited, are very inviting. I ordered the steak fites and it was...More

Thank chebumbula
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is in an old building with great views of the river. Food was excellent and staff was attentive. I would highly recommend

Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our experience at the Emporium was very good. . We had a terrific server who was attentive and efficient. The selection of dining choices was varied and we each enjoyed our meal. This also was a place I could use a Restaurant.com gift certificate. Prices...More

Thank joannamato
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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 27 August 2017

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

1  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
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Questions & Answers
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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