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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Irish Pub
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“Authentic and cozy pub located in downtown South Bend. Great fish and chips, brews, and Irish fare!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Located right on the St. Joseph river, the Crooked Ewe is a local favorite for craft beer. Rated #4 on Trip Advisor in South Bend!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Upscale bistro featuring New American dishes, including wood-fired steaks, plus a sizable wine list.”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Upmarket option for global fare and fine wines served amid romantic light from tabletop lamps. The french onion soup is amazing!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“Absolute classic. This homey, memorabilia-filled spot since 1951 serves pizza, Italian dishes & subs, plus beer & wine.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“ND student watering hole offering a standard range of drinks, plus pizza, pop a shot, pool tables, darts & a patio.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“A special dining spot located in a lavish 19th-century manor. Offers traditional American dining & Sunday brunch buffet.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
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“Need a gift or an excuse to get some chocolate? This place is second to none!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Good place for Friday and Saturday night or before game. Lots of drinks and good food. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Popular game day pub that doles out bloody mary's, burgers & robust Irish fare amid old-world digs until the wee hours.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This is probably our favorite local bar. The food is yum and the locally brewed beer is always good. They also donate a portion of each beer sale to a local charity and you get to vote for the charity you prefer by dropping your bottle cap in the designated jar. Drinking while doing good? Heck yea!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“This is my favorite restaurant in town. Their food is incredibly unique and delicious and very reasonably priced. I recommend the Pad See Ew. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
City
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“Barnaby's just celebrated their 50th Year in South Bend so you know their pizza is great but don't miss out on their cheesy garlic bread too. It's our family's favorite, hands down.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If you're looking for a great breakfast before you head out of town, this is the place to visit.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Local breakfast hangout. Convenient downtown South Bend location. Not a chain. ”
  • 6 locals recommend