Restaurants in South Bend

Best Restaurants

Cafe Navarre 101 N Michigan St, South Bend American • $$$

“Cafe Navarre is an upscale restaurant in the heart of South Bend, offering an exceptional dining experience. The restaurant consistently serves great food and provides superb service. The atmosphere is pleasant, with the option of outdoor dining in downtown South Bend. The crème brûlée is highly recommended. With its unique and robust flavors, Cafe Navarre is a must-visit destination for a special night out.”

4.7 Superb329 Reviews
Carmela's Restaurant 214 N Niles Ave, South Bend Italian • $$

“Carmela's Restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience with large portions and a diverse menu. The bruschetta is excellent, and the tiramisu is a standout. The family-owned establishment provides a warm atmosphere and exceptional service, making it an ideal choice for special occasions like Mother's Day. Customers praise the extensive buffet and the restaurant's kid-friendly amenities.”

4.6 Superb229 Reviews
Roselily 701 S Main St, South Bend American • $$$

“Roselily, a gem in South Bend, offers an exceptional dining experience. The Chef's tasting menu, a brilliant 6-course affair, is a culinary delight. The service is beyond compare, treating guests like honored visitors. This exclusive, chef-owned establishment delivers an experience that is unmatched in the area, with creative and thoughtfully executed dishes, flawless flavors, textures, and presentation. Roselily provides a fine dining experience typically found in larger cities, making it a true treasure for the South Bend community.”

4.7 Superb95 Reviews
Rohr’s 1399 N Notre Dame Ave, South Bend New American • $$

“Rohr's offers a pleasant dining experience with excellent quality food and a great wine list. Their salads, tuna appetizer, and turkey sandwich are highlights, and breakfast options like bruleed grapefruit and oatmeal are outstanding. Friendly service and attention to detail add to the charm, making it a great spot for both quiet lunches and energetic weekend nights.”

4.3 Superb212 Reviews
Fiddler's Hearth 127 N Main St, South Bend Irish • $$

“Fiddler's Hearth is a fantastic restaurant with top-notch service and delicious food. The scotch egg is a must-try, and the salmon, Ham/brie/pear sandwich, hot dog, fries, and Cobb salad were all fantastic. The ranch dressing is a standout. The live music adds to the fun atmosphere. The outdoor seating was perfect, and the courteous service made the experience even better. The Shepherds Pie is a standout dish, and the appetizer with toast, cheese, and tomato is delightful. Don't miss their Bailey's coffee with heavy cream. Plus, they have puppet shows for added entertainment. A bit pricey, but definitely worth a visit.”

4.6 Superb125 Reviews
LaSalle Grill 115 W Colfax Ave, South Bend Fine Dining • $$$

“LaSalle Grill in South Bend is a top-notch restaurant with unbelievable steaks and excellent service. Starters like shrimp and scallops impress, while the entrees like halibut and lamb loin are very good. The personalized touch for special occasions adds to the overall experience. The welcoming staff ensures a great time, with perfect dishes ranging from salads to desserts like chocolate cake and creme brulee. An outstanding place for a memorable dining experience.”

4.5 Superb214 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

C'est La Vie Cakes 2917 East Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend Cupcakes • $$

“C'est La Vie Cakes is a highly recommended bakery located in Buchanan, MI. The owner provides a warm welcome and a wide selection of delectable desserts, including a Champagne & Raspberry cake that is described as divine. The bakery has received praise for its ability to execute clients' visions, with one customer calling the cake and dessert display "spectacular" and a "crowd-pulling" highlight of the event. Clients have also highlighted the owner's kindness and excellent communication throughout the planning process.”

5 Superb31 Reviews

“The Cellar Wine Bar & Kitchen, run by Shawn and Lisa Todd, offers a delightful dining experience. Upon arrival, guests are warmly greeted and seated, with the owner's personable approach creating a welcoming atmosphere. The menu features robust meatballs, made with all-meat and no fillers, and Bao Tacos filled with succulent meat and a scrumptious Korean-inspired sauce. The restaurant encourages shared plates, such as bruschetta boards and charcuterie, fostering a sense of community. Prices are reasonable, and portions are generous, as praised by a satisfied customer who celebrated their mother's birthday at the establishment. The restaurant's extensive wine list, delicious food, and exceptional service make it a must-visit. The Cellar Wine Bar & Kitchen promises a memorable dining experience, suitable for both intimate gatherings and family outings with children.”

4.5 Superb84 Reviews

“Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House in South Bend offers a unique menu with filling and delicious options. The patatas bravas and brisket melt are popular choices. The restaurant has a great selection of beer and a comfortable outdoor seating area. Some recommendations include trying the poutine for crispy fries with well-balanced gravy and the outstanding quality of the meat dishes. Upgrading the buns and lettuce for the burger could enhance the overall experience.”

4.5 Superb82 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Cafe Navarre 101 N Michigan St, South Bend American • $$$

“Cafe Navarre is an upscale restaurant in the heart of South Bend, offering an exceptional dining experience. The restaurant consistently serves great food and provides superb service. The atmosphere is pleasant, with the option of outdoor dining in downtown South Bend. The crème brûlée is highly recommended. With its unique and robust flavors, Cafe Navarre is a must-visit destination for a special night out.”

4.7 Superb329 Reviews
Crumbl - South Bend 1290 E Ireland Rd Z200, South Bend Bakery • $

“Crumbl offers a variety of amazing cookies in big sizes, making them a great treat. The staff is friendly and sweet, remembering customers and offering discounts. The restaurant has good parking, is kid-friendly, and wheelchair accessible. While a bit pricey, the cookies are worth the occasional indulgence.”

4.7 Superb137 Reviews
Carmela's Restaurant 214 N Niles Ave, South Bend Italian • $$

“Carmela's Restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience with large portions and a diverse menu. The bruschetta is excellent, and the tiramisu is a standout. The family-owned establishment provides a warm atmosphere and exceptional service, making it an ideal choice for special occasions like Mother's Day. Customers praise the extensive buffet and the restaurant's kid-friendly amenities.”

4.6 Superb229 Reviews

“Jeannie's House Diner is a warm and friendly restaurant with delicious food and generous portions. The staff is fast and attentive, making sure your coffee cup is always full. The cozy atmosphere and reasonable prices make it a great spot for a meal. Limited seating, but a kid-friendly menu is available.”

4.8 Superb85 Reviews
Howard Pork 521 E Jefferson Blvd, South Bend Salad • $

“Howard Pork offers a delightful dining experience with delicious food and great service. The Forager Burger is a standout dish, described as the best ever. The chicken poppers and Lil Piggy dish are also highly recommended, with the latter served on a fluffy, plush bun. The menu is reasonably priced, and the attentive staff adds to the overall enjoyable atmosphere. While some minor issues like cold fries and flat soda were noted, the friendly service makes up for it, leaving customers wanting to return for more.”

4.8 Superb80 Reviews
Rohr’s 1399 N Notre Dame Ave, South Bend New American • $$

“Rohr's offers a pleasant dining experience with excellent quality food and a great wine list. Their salads, tuna appetizer, and turkey sandwich are highlights, and breakfast options like bruleed grapefruit and oatmeal are outstanding. Friendly service and attention to detail add to the charm, making it a great spot for both quiet lunches and energetic weekend nights.”

4.3 Superb212 Reviews
Roselily 701 S Main St, South Bend American • $$$

“Roselily, a gem in South Bend, offers an exceptional dining experience. The Chef's tasting menu, a brilliant 6-course affair, is a culinary delight. The service is beyond compare, treating guests like honored visitors. This exclusive, chef-owned establishment delivers an experience that is unmatched in the area, with creative and thoughtfully executed dishes, flawless flavors, textures, and presentation. Roselily provides a fine dining experience typically found in larger cities, making it a true treasure for the South Bend community.”

4.7 Superb95 Reviews
Holy Smokes Pizza 26222 Edison Rd, South Bend Pizza • $

“Holy Smokes Pizza offers an exceptional dining experience. The restaurant is praised for its unbeatable mozzarella sticks, with a remarkable cheese pull, and its delicious pizza, featuring a perfectly crispy crust and flavorful sauce. Customers also highlight the friendly and accommodating staff, creating a welcoming atmosphere. Whether you're craving a homemade pizza or a quick takeout option, Holy Smokes Pizza is a reliable choice.”

4.8 Superb65 Reviews
T. Allen's King Gyros 3417 Lincoln Way W, South Bend Barbecue • $

“T. Allen's King Gyros is a pleasant fast food chain with a diverse menu, offering options from hot dogs and ribs to gyros and burgers. The food is consistently tasty, and the service is speedy. This restaurant has ample parking and is wheelchair accessible, making it convenient for all guests. They offer delivery through Uber Eats, and the food travels well, although it might need reheating. The gyros are particularly enjoyable.”

4.7 Superb85 Reviews
Fiddler's Hearth 127 N Main St, South Bend Irish • $$

“Fiddler's Hearth is a fantastic restaurant with top-notch service and delicious food. The scotch egg is a must-try, and the salmon, Ham/brie/pear sandwich, hot dog, fries, and Cobb salad were all fantastic. The ranch dressing is a standout. The live music adds to the fun atmosphere. The outdoor seating was perfect, and the courteous service made the experience even better. The Shepherds Pie is a standout dish, and the appetizer with toast, cheese, and tomato is delightful. Don't miss their Bailey's coffee with heavy cream. Plus, they have puppet shows for added entertainment. A bit pricey, but definitely worth a visit.”

4.6 Superb125 Reviews

“Steak & Chicken City Market Bendix offers an exceptional dining experience. The food is consistently delicious, with the staff described as "Above and Beyond EXCELLENT." The restaurant is praised for its amazing wings, good prices, and a wide variety of menu items. While the building and neighborhood may need some updates, the quality of the food and service make it a must-try destination.”

4.9 Superb51 Reviews
LaSalle Grill 115 W Colfax Ave, South Bend Fine Dining • $$$

“LaSalle Grill in South Bend is a top-notch restaurant with unbelievable steaks and excellent service. Starters like shrimp and scallops impress, while the entrees like halibut and lamb loin are very good. The personalized touch for special occasions adds to the overall experience. The welcoming staff ensures a great time, with perfect dishes ranging from salads to desserts like chocolate cake and creme brulee. An outstanding place for a memorable dining experience.”

4.5 Superb214 Reviews
Allies Cafe & Catering 2323 E Mishawaka Ave #2142, South Bend Breakfast • $

“Allies Cafe & Catering is a nice place with wonderful staff and amazing food. The country fried steak breakfast and breakfast burrito are must-tries, with large portions. The steak and eggs are also delicious, cooked to order. The cook personally checks on the food, showing great hospitality. The catering service provided an excellent polish wedding dinner, impressing guests and ensuring a successful event. Future visits are definitely on the horizon.”

4.7 Superb70 Reviews

“Macri's Italian Bakery is a welcoming and humble establishment that offers an exceptional dining experience. The owners can be seen working diligently around the bakery and restaurant, ensuring a top-notch experience for all customers. The food is praised as amazing, with a pasta station that is described as "out of this world." The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and the service is fantastic. The bakery offers a wide variety of delicious baked goods, including pastries, cookies, and a cannoli with a perfect shell, although the filling was found to be lacking in sweetness and flavor. Overall, Macri's Italian Bakery is a must-visit destination for those seeking authentic and exquisite Italian cuisine and baked goods.”

4.6 Superb92 Reviews

“Pinellia Vegan Asian Restaurant is a hidden gem with consistently good and amazingly delicious food. The pineapple fried rice and jade mushroom are must-try dishes. With fast and friendly service, this small restaurant offers a large variety of vegan options. The braised tempeh, general tso, and orange chicken are highly recommended for their fantastic flavor profiles and generous portions.”

4.7 Superb64 Reviews

“The Hideaway at the LaSalle is a cozy restaurant with a lively atmosphere, particularly on Thursday nights featuring local Irish musicians. It offers an impressive selection of bourbon, rye, and whiskeys, as well as a speakeasy feel and outstanding service. Despite the lack of a notable IPA, it receives high recommendations for its welcoming environment and knowledgeable staff.”

4.9 Superb22 Reviews
Theta Ridge Coffee LLC 6879 Enterprise Dr Suite 200, South Bend Coffee Roasteries • $$

“Great experience purchasing a replacement behmor. There was an issue with the shipment but Mitchell was a true professional and took care of it without hesitation. They made sure I was satisfied.I'm happy we found Theta Ridge Coffee. Looking forward to purchasing some green beans from them.”

4.8 Superb20 Reviews

“Kate's Kitchen Authentic African Cuisine South Bend offers delicious, well-seasoned African dishes such as Egusi, Fufu, and Oxtail. The staff is welcoming and helpful, providing a pleasant dining experience. Customers praise the authenticity of the food, which reminds them of home. This restaurant is a must-try for those seeking a taste of authentic African cuisine.”

4.6 Superb28 Reviews

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J.W. Chen's 1835 S Bend Ave, South Bend Chinese • $

“J.W. Chen's is a highly regarded Asian restaurant in Elkhart and South Bend, known for its exceptional quality food and impressive portion sizes. The flavors and cuisine served have been described as fantastic and the best Chinese food ever had. The staff, including Tiffany, are commended for their kindness and attentiveness. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible with easy parking. The cleanliness of the facilities and the efficient service have also been noted. It is a popular spot for special occasions and returning customers.”

4.5 Superb90 Reviews

“The Cellar Wine Bar & Kitchen, run by Shawn and Lisa Todd, offers a delightful dining experience. Upon arrival, guests are warmly greeted and seated, with the owner's personable approach creating a welcoming atmosphere. The menu features robust meatballs, made with all-meat and no fillers, and Bao Tacos filled with succulent meat and a scrumptious Korean-inspired sauce. The restaurant encourages shared plates, such as bruschetta boards and charcuterie, fostering a sense of community. Prices are reasonable, and portions are generous, as praised by a satisfied customer who celebrated their mother's birthday at the establishment. The restaurant's extensive wine list, delicious food, and exceptional service make it a must-visit. The Cellar Wine Bar & Kitchen promises a memorable dining experience, suitable for both intimate gatherings and family outings with children.”

4.5 Superb84 Reviews
CINCO International 112 W Colfax Ave, South Bend Mexican • $

“CINCO International is a friendly and clean restaurant serving hot, fresh, and delicious food. The atmosphere is peaceful, and the service is excellent, with gracious and helpful servers. The menu offers a range of options, including the popular pork dumplings, pad thai, and chicken and steak fajitas, all made with tender, juicy, and perfectly seasoned ingredients. The restaurant has a unique ambiance, with two main dining areas, one cozy with booths and the other more open. With reasonable prices and wonderful customer service, CINCO International is a great choice for a meal out, and its convenient location offers 2 hours of free parking in the nearby garage.”

4.5 Superb81 Reviews
L Street Kitchen 131 S Lafayette Blvd, South Bend Comfort Food • $

“L Street Kitchen is a cool restaurant in downtown South Bend, offering a variety of brunch and lunch options with great menu choices. It has a quaint kitchen style setting, where you can see meals being prepared. The service is friendly, and the food is delicious, making it a great dining experience. The shrimp and grits, smoked brisket hash, and home-made biscuits are must-tries. For coffee lovers, Zen Coffee, a local roaster, is worth the visit. L Street Kitchen is ideal for breakfast and has become a favorite spot in the area.”

4.6 Superb54 Reviews
The Lauber 504 E Lasalle Ave Suite 2, South Bend Bar • $

“The Lauber is a popular spot for a quick bite, offering a variety of options for any group or family. Their menu features in-house brewed beer, pizzas, pastas, burgers, and more. Standout dishes include the spicy chickie sammie, surf duo with blackened salmon and shrimp, and Pot Roast sliders. The service is friendly and attentive, with a chill atmosphere that can get lively when busy. Enjoy a seat on the enclosed patio and savor their delicious food, including the recommended black bean hummus appetizer.”

4.3 Superb206 Reviews

“Las Tarascas Restaurant offers a delightful dining experience with its amazing Mexican food. The restaurant offers a variety of authentic and American-style options, including pork, ribeye, and beef tacos, as well as handmade tortilla chips and homemade salsa. The staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is super clean and welcoming. Customers praise the fresh and tasty food, with the rice being a standout favorite. While the service can be a bit slow at times, the quality of the meal makes it well worth the wait.”

4.6 Superb41 Reviews
New China Restaurant 920 Erskine Plz, South Bend Chinese • $

“New China Restaurant is a small yet popular buffet spot that attracts customers from afar with its delicious, hot, and flavorful food at a great price. The buffet may not have a huge selection, but dishes like coconut chicken, jalapeno chicken, Cajun shrimp, and more are highly recommended. Guests appreciate the cleanliness of the restaurant and the family-friendly atmosphere, complete with a small gift shop for kids. The highlight for many is the soft serve ice cream. Overall, New China Restaurant is a hidden gem that values quality over quantity, providing a great dining experience for all.”

4.4 Superb56 Reviews
El Rancho Viejo 123 W Washington St, South Bend Mexican • $

“El Rancho Viejo serves excellent food with generous portions, has a clean and nice atmosphere, and offers friendly staff and great service. It's a great spot for a quick lunch or dinner, with a kid-friendly menu and easy parking options.”

4.2 Good94 Reviews
IRONHAND Wine Bar 1025 Northside Blvd, South Bend Wine Bar • $$

“IRONHAND Wine Bar is a charming winery located on a beautiful property across from the Saint Joe River. The patio and garden provide a lovely outdoor setting to enjoy the house-made wines and select local brewery beers. Visitors praise the wonderful atmosphere, top-notch food and drinks, and attentive service, making it a great spot for events and gatherings.”

4.3 Superb29 Reviews

“Pedro's Family Restaurant in South Bend is known for its tasty Mexican food, offered at reasonable prices. The restaurant is located on Portage Avenue, with ample parking available. They are famous for their pork tacos and tostadas, which are on sale for four days of the week, and their salsa is a popular choice among customers. The menu includes options like shrimp burritos, which can be served with a choice of red or green sauce. Complimentary chips and salsa are provided with orders over $6. The restaurant offers both fountain and alcoholic beverages, including imported Mexican soft drinks in real glass bottles. The building is well-maintained, and the interior has a hometown feel. Prices are in line with current costs, and they offer daily specials on a chalkboard. Service is efficient, although it can get slow during mealtime rushes. The restaurant is easy to miss, but it is worth the trip.”

4.4 Superb21 Reviews

“Los Humildes Mexican Restaurant offers great food, a nice atmosphere, and friendly service. The restaurant has a authentic ambiance and provides vegetarian options throughout the menu. The complimentary chips and salsa are a nice touch. While service may be slower than expected, the staff is very friendly and makes up for it. The restaurant is open late, making it a great option for those looking for a late-night bite.”

4.2 Good46 Reviews
Fatbird 103 W Colfax Ave, South Bend Southern • $

“Fatbird is a restaurant that serves amazing spicy food, including their famous vinegar chicken, which is non-spicy and yummy. The menu offers a variety of options, including jambalaya, which can be ordered in a half portion. The restaurant has a full bar and a laid-back atmosphere. The service is exceptional, with friendly and caring staff who go above and beyond to ensure a great dining experience. The waitstaff are attentive and efficient, even on busy days. While some dishes may not meet expectations, the overall vibe and service make up for it. Fatbird is a great spot for those who like spicy food, and the staff is happy to accommodate requests for less spicy options for families with small children.”

4.1 Good108 Reviews

“Rico Suave Drivethru & Food Truck serves delicious food with excellent customer service. Their taco truck offers high-quality dishes, including veggie style taco salads that can be customized to omit meat. The chicken tacos are a highlight, fully loaded with fillings. Plus, a portion of the proceeds goes to the children's hospital to support research and improve the hospital experience.”

4.1 Good39 Reviews
Lasalle Kitchen & Tavern 115, 1/2 W Colfax Ave, South Bend American • $$

“Lasalle Kitchen & Tavern offers a friendly atmosphere with great food and drinks. While some customers experienced a delay in service, the staff was attentive and accommodating. The music adds to the enjoyable ambiance, with Pablo's Great Revenge being a standout. Although there were some issues with undercooked food and slow service, overall, Lasalle Kitchen & Tavern provides a pleasant dining experience.”

4 Good102 Reviews

“Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar offers a pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. While the quality of sushi and food can be inconsistent, with some dishes receiving criticism for being dry and under-seasoned, the restaurant shines in its welcoming atmosphere and quick service. With a keen server like Izzy, who provides exceptional service, Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar is worth a visit, despite the potential for inconsistent food quality.”

4 Good82 Reviews
Sunny Italy Cafe 601 N Niles Ave, South Bend Italian • $$

“Sunny Italy Cafe is a great place with amazing food, service, and ambiance. Favorites include the spaghetti and meatballs, fried and broiled chicken, American fries, and American potatoes. The restaurant's friendly and attentive staff provide a wonderful dining experience, making it a real gem and a must-remember spot.”

4.2 Good158 Reviews
The Breakfast Club 231 S Michigan St, South Bend Brunch • $$

“The Breakfast Club is a delightful discovery that offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere. From the moment you step in, you'll be treated to exceptional service from the friendly waitstaff. The menu boasts a diverse range of cultural flavors and dishes, which are expertly prepared to tantalize your taste buds. The restaurant's decor and music create a lively ambiance, making it the perfect spot to linger over a meal. Standout dishes include the "The Classic" breakfast platter, featuring potatoes that are a cut above the rest, and the soft, delicious biscuit. Don't miss the Iced Cortadito, a refreshing treat that's perfect for hot days. With its lovingly prepared food and cozy atmosphere, The Breakfast Club is a must-return destination for anyone looking for a memorable dining experience.”

4.3 Superb55 Reviews
Ciao's Catering 123 N Michigan St, South Bend Italian • $$

“Ciao's Catering offers authentic Italian flavors in every dish, from the outstanding food to the excellent desserts and treats. The attentive and friendly service, along with the ambiance reminiscent of Italian bistros, make it a local favorite for frequent dinners. The owner is highly praised, and the restaurant also provides catering services.”

4.4 Superb24 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Nick's Patio 1710 N Ironwood Dr, South Bend Breakfast • $

“Nick's Patio is a popular restaurant that offers a family-friendly atmosphere and great service. It provides a dining experience that is a step above a diner, but not as formal as a fancy restaurant. The price is quite reasonable. Breakfast can be enjoyed at any time. The biscuits and gravy are homemade and highly recommended. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and suitable for families.”

4.1 Good106 Reviews
Burger King 121 W Lasalle Ave, South Bend Burgers • $

“Burger King is a convenient choice for many due to its proximity. Despite occasional order mistakes, the General Manager's exceptional customer service keeps customers coming back. The food quality is generally good, with a clean store environment, although some night crew members lack enthusiasm. While service might be slow during peak hours, the meals, like the croissant egg and cheese, are satisfying. Just be prepared to wait a bit longer if coffee is on your order.”

2.7 Average61 Reviews
WXYZ Lounge 111 N Main St, South Bend Bar • $$

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4.3 Superb31 Reviews
IRONHAND Wine Bar 1025 Northside Blvd, South Bend Wine Bar • $$

“IRONHAND Wine Bar is a charming winery located on a beautiful property across from the Saint Joe River. The patio and garden provide a lovely outdoor setting to enjoy the house-made wines and select local brewery beers. Visitors praise the wonderful atmosphere, top-notch food and drinks, and attentive service, making it a great spot for events and gatherings.”

4.3 Superb29 Reviews
Studebaker Brewing Co. 620 W Washington St, South Bend Brewery • $$

“Studebaker Brewing Co. offers a consistent and flavorful selection of beers in a laid-back, historic setting. The house once belonged to a wealthy family, adding a touch of history to the experience. The peanut butter porter "The Relic" and Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich are recommended choices. The Master Brewer, Ryan, impresses with a wide variety of brews like Sceptre, Champion, and Manta Ray, making it a must-visit spot for beer enthusiasts.”

4.2 Good41 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Pejza's Lydick Patio 26444 Edison Rd, South Bend Bar & Grill • $

“Pejza's Lydick Patio is a local restaurant known for its delicious food and friendly service. The burgers are a standout, frequently described as the best in the area. The owner, who is also the chef, is often present and takes pride in preparing many menu items from scratch, such as homemade ketchup, pickles, soups, and sandwiches. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of beers on tap. The staff treats every customer like family, ensuring that they have a great dining experience. From the welcoming atmosphere to the satisfying meals, Pejza's Lydick Patio is a highly recommended favorite among locals.”

4.7 Superb96 Reviews
The Cat Lady Cafe South Bend 401 E Colfax Ave Suite 104, South Bend Coffee Shops • $

“The Cat Lady Cafe South Bend is a charming establishment known for its excellent service, cleanliness, and delicious beverages. The cafe is home to well-cared-for kittens that guests can interact with, using provided toys and snacks. The cafe is kid-friendly, offering activities for young children. Additionally, the cafe features a selection of merchandise and drinks for purchase, making it an ideal location for cat lovers looking for a relaxing and interesting environment.”

4.9 Superb45 Reviews

“The Early Bird Eatery offers amazing food with a small but great menu. Reservations are a must as it gets busy. The staff is awesome and makes sure everyone gets seated. The peaches and cream French toast and in-house sausage are highly recommended. The spinach eggs Benedict is incredible. The only downside is the early opening time despite the name.”

4.5 Superb139 Reviews

“Shrimp Max of South Bend offers great wings and chicken strips with awesome customer service. The parking is ample, and they have delicious kids meals. Wheelchair accessibility is easy, and the staff is friendly and accommodating to all customers. Call ahead for quick pickup and enjoy the tasty food!”

4.6 Superb81 Reviews
Franky's Tacos 2720 E Mishawaka Ave, South Bend Mexican • $

“Franky's Tacos offers awesome food, with some of the best churros around. Customers can enjoy delicious meals at the brick and mortar store or through the food truck. The tacos are always delicious, although there can be inconsistencies with the lime wedges. The warm and sweet atmosphere, along with friendly workers, make it a great spot for families.”

4.5 Superb120 Reviews
tossed togo 2022 S Bend Ave, South Bend Salad • $

“Tossed To Go is a hidden gem for those looking for a quick and delicious meal. With adorable interior decor and excellent service, this place offers a delightful dining experience. The salads are fresh and yummy, like The Carrie and Caesar options. The wild mushroom flatbread is flavorful and highly recommended. The staff, like Michael, provide exceptional service that keeps customers coming back for more. Whether you're in the mood for a salad, flatbread, or a sweet treat like cookies, Tossed To Go is the place to be.”

4.7 Superb55 Reviews
C'est La Vie Cakes 2917 East Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend Cupcakes • $$

“C'est La Vie Cakes is a highly recommended bakery located in Buchanan, MI. The owner provides a warm welcome and a wide selection of delectable desserts, including a Champagne & Raspberry cake that is described as divine. The bakery has received praise for its ability to execute clients' visions, with one customer calling the cake and dessert display "spectacular" and a "crowd-pulling" highlight of the event. Clients have also highlighted the owner's kindness and excellent communication throughout the planning process.”

5 Superb31 Reviews

“Cloud Walking Cafe & Lounge is a warm and inviting spot, offering high-quality espresso roasted in-house. Friendly staff, including skilled baristas, provide excellent service. The cafe is family-friendly, with chalks available for coloring on the sidewalk. Delicious drinks, including "sunshine in your mouth" beverages, and tasty treats like macaroons, make it a great place to hang out. With food made in-house and a cozy atmosphere, this hidden gem is a must-visit.”

4.6 Superb69 Reviews

“Ragamuffin Bakery + Coffee serves exceptional treats that impress customers. Their frosted sugar cookies, Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Gluten Free Cookies, almond croissants, pecan bars, and oatmeal pecan cookies are particularly praised. With high-quality pastries and coffee, including amazing espresso, this bakery is a must-visit for those seeking a delightful experience.”

4.8 Superb40 Reviews

“Hall's Kitchen Pizza and Subs is a beloved local restaurant known for its delicious pizza and friendly service. They offer a variety of vegetarian and dietary-friendly options, including vegan cheese and gluten-free crust, at reasonable prices. Customers consistently praise the great food and welcoming atmosphere.”

4.5 Superb92 Reviews
South Bend Brew Werks 321 S Main St Suite 105B, South Bend Brewpubs • $

“South Bend Brew Werks is a beloved local spot with a welcoming atmosphere. The staff treats everyone like family, whether you're a regular or a first-timer. They have a dog-friendly patio and a variety of beer options, including home brews with convincing tastes. The food menu is simple but crowd-pleasing, with vegetarian, vegan, and kid-friendly options available. Customers recommend trying the Colonel Eddy oatmeal stout and Emily's Grapefruit IPA. The indoor seating is nice, and there's also outdoor seating with a Cornhole area. Live music, trivia nights, and karaoke add to the fun vibe of this well-priced hangout spot, perfect for before or after a Cubs game.”

4.6 Superb63 Reviews
China House 2222 E Mishawaka Ave, South Bend Chinese • $

“China House is a renowned Chinese restaurant that has captivated the hearts of local diners. With its delectable dishes, exceptional customer service, and vibrant atmosphere, it has emerged as a standout choice for authentic Chinese cuisine. The menu boasts a wide array of options, from the mouthwatering Fried Chicken to the refreshing ice cream cone, ensuring there's something to satisfy every palate. The friendly and welcoming staff, particularly the hospitable takeout attendant, contribute to the overall dining experience, making China House a local favorite for both dine-in and takeout enthusiasts.”

4.6 Superb61 Reviews
A Roaster Called Revenant 231 S Michigan St, South Bend Coffee Shops • $

“A Roaster Called Revenant is a charming coffee shop in a food hall with a cool concept. They offer a variety of classic and unique drinks, like the starbos revenge with miso caramel. The matcha lattes are a standout, according to one customer, who even brought their brother from out of town to try them. The barista is praised for her skill and the drinks are served quickly. The Efflorescent latte left another customer inspired and wanting more, describing it as cringingly good.”

4.6 Superb58 Reviews

“Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House in South Bend offers a unique menu with filling and delicious options. The patatas bravas and brisket melt are popular choices. The restaurant has a great selection of beer and a comfortable outdoor seating area. Some recommendations include trying the poutine for crispy fries with well-balanced gravy and the outstanding quality of the meat dishes. Upgrading the buns and lettuce for the burger could enhance the overall experience.”

4.5 Superb82 Reviews
Sunrise Cafe 1805 Lincoln Way W, South Bend Cafe • $

“Sunrise Cafe is a cozy, family-like diner with a comfortable atmosphere. In the winter, the dim lighting creates a warm ambiance, while in the summer, it is a relaxing spot to visit. The service is exceptional, with friendly and helpful waitstaff who work together to ensure a great dining experience. The food is delicious, and while the vegetarian options are simple, they are tasty. The vegetarian menu includes a veggie burger that is highly recommended. Overall, Sunrise Cafe is a must-visit for great energy, positive vibes, and top-notch service.”

4.6 Superb52 Reviews
Purely Pressed 1251 N Eddy St STE 103, South Bend Juice • $$

“Purely Pressed is a haven in the heart of South Bend, offering a refreshing alternative to the usual college town fare. This health-conscious eatery serves freshly pressed juices, organic salads, and a variety of bowls, including breakfast bowls with protein options like brisket. Friendly staff and a peaceful atmosphere make it a welcoming spot.”

4.3 Superb22 Reviews

“The Lasalle Apartments offers a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, with a great selection of whiskey and other spirits. The staff, particularly Linda and John, are described as incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and accommodating, ensuring a fantastic experience for residents and visitors alike. The building and apartments are noted for their beautiful design and stunning views, making it a highly recommended place to live or visit.”

4.4 Superb14 Reviews
Bistro 933 53995 State Hwy 933, South Bend Cocktail Bar • $$

“Bistro 933 offers a dining experience that sets it apart from the typical hotel kitchen. The chef's skills and the staff's expertise in appreciating and presenting the menu create a unique culinary journey. Customers can indulge in a variety of dishes, from the savory quesadilla and street corn dip to the special of the day and the renowned butter cake, which seems to be a crowd-pleaser. The restaurant is privately owned by a husband and wife team, providing a personalized touch and ensuring quality control over the menu. Reviewers have praised the excellent service, the flavorful onion soup, the tender and tasty pepito steak sandwich, and the satisfying burger with all the fixings. Overall, Bistro 933 offers a memorable dining experience in a Hilton Hotel setting.”

4.1 Good30 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Culver’s 52733 State Hwy 933, South Bend American • $

“Culver's restaurant provides excellent service, handling large groups with accuracy and a smile. The quality of food is a hit with kids and adults alike, with favorites like the pork loin sandwich, butter burgers, and fried cheese curds. Don't forget to try their rich and creamy frozen custard, including the Concrete Mixer. The staff is patient and friendly, making it a great spot for families. With a variety of tasty options and a welcoming atmosphere, Culver's is a must-visit for a satisfying meal.”

4.3 Superb94 Reviews
My Taco Express 50741 State Hwy 933, South Bend Mexican • $

“My Taco Express serves near-perfect food with exceptional service. The tacos are among the best, although the meat can be slightly dry at times. The staff, always smiling and friendly, provide fast and accurate service. The taco bowl is a customer favorite, and the carnitas, served with a delicious tomatillo sauce, are a must-try. With consistently amazing food and cheerful service, this restaurant is a must-visit, despite limited parking options.”

4.3 Superb71 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 4555 S Michigan St, South Bend Fast Food • $

“Chick-fil-A is a popular spot, with a convenient drive-thru. However, some customers have noted that the young staff can be unfriendly and distracted, prioritizing side conversations over customer service. Despite this, the food is consistently great. The drive-thru design can be confusing, especially in rainy conditions, and pedestrians walking through the lane can create safety concerns. Overall, the service can be too fast-paced, making it hard to understand the staff at times.”

4.2 Good131 Reviews
Culver’s 4402 S Michigan St, South Bend American • $

“Culver’s offers a satisfying meal experience with friendly service. The crispy chicken sandwich is hot and juicy, while the bacon burger with all the fixings is a favorite. The fries are hot and crisp, and the kids love ending their meals with ice cream. The staff may seem a bit tired, but the food more than makes up for it. Enjoy a relaxing dinner where they bring your food to the table.”

3.8 Good111 Reviews

“DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant is a popular spot for those craving ice cream treats like Oreo blizzards, peanut buster parfait, dilly bars, and ice cream sundaes. While some customers have encountered issues like runny gravy with the chicken strips, long lines, and forgetful staff, others have enjoyed the delicious ice cream cakes offered here. The prices may be a bit high, but many are willing to pay for the best ice cream in town. The service quality can vary, with some staff members displaying poor attitudes while others are pleasant and friendly. Overall, DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant is a go-to place for tasty ice cream treats, although it's recommended to double-check your order for spoons and napkins.”

3.7 Good37 Reviews

“Dairy Queen Grill & Chill is a fast-food favorite with friendly service and fresh, hot food. Customers appreciate the cleanliness of the location and the completeness of their orders. However, some have noted issues with the portion sizes of specific items like the New York Cheesecake Blizzard, wishing for more cheesecake bites. The drive-thru experience could be improved with better traffic flow organization to avoid misunderstandings and potential accidents. Despite these minor concerns, Dairy Queen Grill & Chill remains a top choice for a quick and satisfying meal.”

3.7 Good41 Reviews
Hardee’s 207 W Ireland Rd, South Bend Fast Food • $

“Hardee's is a restaurant that offers a welcoming atmosphere and attentive service, particularly from the manager, who is described as helpful, fast, and friendly. The menu caters to a variety of appetites, with the "monster burger" being a standout item. Families also find the restaurant to be kid-friendly, making it a popular choice for those passing through the area.”

3.7 Good90 Reviews

“The Skillet Restaurant and Catering offers a hit or miss Polish dinner for $15, with generous portions on some days. They have daily specials, including the Polish dinner every day. The drive-thru service may have a bit of a wait, but the food is worth it. For catering events, they provide professional service and delicious brunch options, including crepe and omelette stations. Highly recommended for any party or reception needs, as their team goes above and beyond to ensure a superior experience.”

3.6 Good37 Reviews

“Dairy Queen Grill & Chill is a restaurant that offers reasonably priced, delicious food, with the chicken strip basket being a popular choice. The day shift staff are described as nice and friendly, while the evening shift staff could appear less so. The banana shake is mentioned as a tasty option, although it may taste watered-down to some. The food is said to look like the advertisements. Overall, it is a place where one can enjoy a decent meal in a welcoming atmosphere.”

3.5 Good31 Reviews
Arby's 52920 Us Hwy 33, South Bend Fast Food • $

“Arby's is a restaurant that excels in its service and food. The staff is friendly and courteous, going above and beyond to make customers feel like family. The team is strong and dedicated to providing the best experience possible. The food is interesting and delicious, with options like jalapeno poppers and burgers that are sure to satisfy cravings. With fries and desserts like apple turnover, there's something for everyone. Whether you're a regular customer or just visiting, Arby's strives to treat you with acceptance, love, and respect.”

3.5 Good31 Reviews
Arby's 4615 Miami St, South Bend Fast Food • $

“Arby's is a restaurant that has received mixed reviews. While some found the drive-thru staff hilarious and entertaining, others appreciated the kind and patient service from the gentleman at the register. The accessibility for wheelchair users was noted as a bit challenging, but the friendly and welcoming attitude of one particular employee named Jacob F. stood out to many customers. Overall, Arby's seems to offer a variety of experiences, from humorous interactions to heartfelt customer service.”

3.5 Good37 Reviews
Arby's 209 W Sample St, South Bend Fast Food • $

“Arby's in South Bend, just off the Michigan exit, offers a cozy atmosphere and quick service. The staff is friendly and professional, ensuring hot and fresh meals like their delicious fries. A recent visit left a customer impressed by the new, kind staff member who provided excellent service, making the experience even more enjoyable. Whether you stop by for a quick meal or find yourself in need of a jumpstart for your car, Arby's is recommended for its savory goodness and helpful staff.”

3.5 Good45 Reviews
Jimmy John's 1234 N Eddy St Suite 107, South Bend Sandwich Shop • $

“Jimmy John's is a popular restaurant known for its speedy and accurate service, even for pick-up orders. The establishment maintains a clean environment and serves fresh, delicious food. The friendly staff is always willing to help with orders, including catering requests. While delivery can be a bit pricey, the restaurant's commitment to freshness and quality makes it a reliable choice. With a pleasant atmosphere and walkable location, Jimmy John's is a great option for sandwiches and more.”

3.2 Average19 Reviews
Ichiban Golden Dragon 1733 S Bend Ave, South Bend Chinese • $

“Ichiban Golden Dragon offers a great dining experience with large portion sizes. The South Bend Roll and New York Roll are highly recommended. Whether dining in or ordering takeout, the service is excellent. The food is always hot, delicious, and worth the wait. Delivery orders are also a hit, with the whole family enjoying the meals. Don't forget, the meals come with rice!”

3.4 Good36 Reviews

“Puerto Vallarta Express is a restaurant that offers large servings of authentic, delicious Mexican food at great prices. Popular menu items include cheeto burritos, burrito bowls, taco salad, and chimichangas with shredded chicken. Vegetarian options are available, and the staff is accommodating with substitutions. Customers appreciate the fresh and accurate orders, whether they dine in, carry out, or use a delivery service. The restaurant has a drive-thru for added convenience. Overall, Puerto Vallarta Express is a highly recommended spot for satisfying, high-quality Mexican meals.”

3.5 Good59 Reviews
Lasalle Kitchen & Tavern 115, 1/2 W Colfax Ave, South Bend American • $$

“Lasalle Kitchen & Tavern offers a friendly atmosphere with great food and drinks. While some customers experienced a delay in service, the staff was attentive and accommodating. The music adds to the enjoyable ambiance, with Pablo's Great Revenge being a standout. Although there were some issues with undercooked food and slow service, overall, Lasalle Kitchen & Tavern provides a pleasant dining experience.”

4 Good102 Reviews
Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar 119 N Michigan St, South Bend Japanese • $$

“Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar offers a pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. While the quality of sushi and food can be inconsistent, with some dishes receiving criticism for being dry and under-seasoned, the restaurant shines in its welcoming atmosphere and quick service. With a keen server like Izzy, who provides exceptional service, Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar is worth a visit, despite the potential for inconsistent food quality.”

4 Good82 Reviews
Innjoy Cafe 53993 State Hwy 933, South Bend Cafe • $$

“Innjoy Cafe is a pleasant hotel with a clean and well-maintained atmosphere. The staff is friendly and helpful, making the check-in and check-out process smooth. The hotel offers a convenient location, close to Notre Dame campus, and amenities like a washer and dryer on site. The rooms are large and immaculate, and breakfast is bountiful and delicious. The hotel also features a Starbucks on premises and comfortable common areas. Overall, Innjoy Cafe provides outstanding customer service and is highly recommended.”

4.1 Good15 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Spirited 105 E Jefferson Blvd #100, South Bend Cocktail Bar • $

“Spirited is a Gothic-style bar ideal for adults seeking unique drinks and a mysterious atmosphere. The staff, including MATT, are known for their professionalism and ability to recommend perfect drinks based on customers' preferences. The cocktails, such as the Old-Fashioned, are highly praised. While it's not suitable for children, adults will enjoy the variety of sweet drinks and the cozy, upscale setting.”

4.6 Superb56 Reviews

“Okasan Ramen & Boba Tea is a popular ramen and boba tea spot, offering a variety of delicious ramen options and a wide selection of boba teas. The ramen is praised as the best, filling customers up with just one bowl. The restaurant also serves excellent vegetarian dishes, including a vegan miso ramen. Customers appreciate the great food, service, and reasonable prices.”

4.4 Superb112 Reviews
Coffee Spot Cafe 3201 Sugar Maple Ln, South Bend Coffee Shops • $

“Coffee Spot Cafe is a charming and cozy spot that offers breakfast all day. The staff is friendly and accommodating, with one customer praising the personalized service they received. The menu includes delicious options like the Chicken Fajita panini and jalapeño kettle chips. The cafe is a great place to grab a hot latte that can be customized to your liking, with alternatives to whole milk available. The atmosphere is welcoming, perfect for enjoying a good book while savoring your meal. While the space may be a bit tight for wheelchair accessibility, the exceptional service and tasty offerings make Coffee Spot Cafe a must-visit for locals and out-of-towners alike.”

4.8 Superb31 Reviews

“Angelos Family Restaurant is a highly recommended dining spot for those seeking delicious, fresh meals and excellent service. Located in South Bend, this mom-and-pop establishment attracts visitors and locals alike with its original, real food offerings. The restaurant is known for its fast service, reasonable prices, and generous portions. Favorite menu items include the 'everything skillet' and various breakfast options. The Texas toast, in particular, is praised for its golden-brown, buttery perfection. The staff, including servers like Ruth, are commended for their attentiveness, friendliness, and accommodating nature. The welcoming atmosphere, clean facilities, and exceptional management contribute to the overall positive dining experience. Angelos Family Restaurant is an excellent choice for catch-ups with friends, family outings, or date nights, offering great value and a memorable visit.”

4.4 Superb101 Reviews
Paleteria Y Neveria La Rosita 2909 W Western Ave, South Bend Ice Cream Shop • $

“Paleteria Y Neveria La Rosita is a gem in South Bend, offering classic Mexican treats and desserts. The menu includes a variety of food items, with favorites like CORN and Super Man ice cream parfait. The shop is known for its friendly staff and delicious ice cream, drawing lines out the door. Customers don't mind the wait, knowing it's worth it. Whether you're craving a milkshake or homemade treats, this spot is a must-visit, even if you have to drive 10 miles. Don't miss out on this clean, cute, and tasty spot for a sweet tooth fix.”

4.6 Superb47 Reviews

“Dainty Maid Food Hall & Event Space is a restaurant in South Bend that offers a unique and delicious dining experience. The food has been highly praised, with standout dishes including the Original breakfast option, which comes with perfectly cooked eggs, unique sausage, and crispy potatoes. The coffee bar also offers distinctive and tasty selections. The El Pastor bowl is another popular choice, known for its delicious flavor. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere, with orders taken through a QR code at each table and servers acting as "food runners". The current breakfast and lunch offerings could be expanded to include dinner and potentially feature guest chefs or restaurants. With a full bar, Dainty Maid is a great place to gather with friends for a meal.”

4.4 Superb98 Reviews

“The General Deli & Cafe is a great spot to visit, with a nice and clean atmosphere. It is conveniently located near Notre Dame University and downtown, and is a good alternative to national chains. The coffee is smooth and there are dedicated breakfast hours, with a variety of options such as avocado toast. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the food and coffee are excellent. The deli is located directly across from a park, and parking is available up front, off the street. However, it would be beneficial to have the breakfast hours clearly posted on their Google page.”

4.6 Superb45 Reviews
Fat Cap Smoked Meats 135 S Dixie Way #3317, South Bend Barbecue • $

“Fat Cap Smoked Meats offers outstanding Texas-style smoked meats with high quality and amazing flavors. The smoked turkey was tender and not stiff, while the brisket, pork belly, and pulled pork were all described as amazing. The staff is friendly and the service is impressive. Located close to the toll road, it's an easy stop for a quick and delicious meal. Customers appreciate the budget-friendly option of buying meat by the half pound. The pulled pork is particularly praised for its smoky flavor, delicious crust, and tender meat. With a convenient location and mouth-watering dishes, this restaurant is highly recommended for those looking for a flavorful and satisfying dining experience.”

4.4 Superb91 Reviews

“Grill 362 - South Bend Firefighters Assc. is a restaurant that offers traditional bar food with a great taste. The location has a lot of fire department history, and the service is excellent. The food, including burgers and fried items, is praised, and the atmosphere is described as mellow and enjoyable, even for non-members. The restaurant provides a good value for the price.”

4.7 Superb35 Reviews
Top Notch 22858 Lincoln Way W, South Bend Family • $

“Top Notch is a highly recommended restaurant that offers a great dining experience. The friendly service and delicious food, including tasty omelets and Reuben sandwiches, make it a popular choice for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant has a spacious and comfortable atmosphere, with a wide variety of menu options at reasonable prices.”

4.4 Superb89 Reviews
Taqueria Chicago 2920 W Western Ave, South Bend Mexican • $

“Taqueria Chicago is a must-visit in South Bend, with excellent service and delicious food. The tacos, including chicken, asada, and pastor with cilantro and onion, are outstanding. The guacamole is a must-try. They also serve a big container of soup of tripe that is unforgettable. The carne asada is fantastic! Despite the small dining room, it gets busy quickly, so plan your visit accordingly. Don't miss out on this gem for some of the best Mexican cuisine in the Midwest.”

4.4 Superb81 Reviews
The Exchange 112 W Jefferson Blvd, South Bend Bar • $

“The Exchange is a beloved spot in town, praised for its knowledgeable bartenders and exceptional service. The staff, including Shelby, Thatcher, and Thomas, are friendly and attentive, making guests feel relaxed and cared for. The atmosphere is delightful, perfect for social gatherings or relaxation. With a great selection of drinks and whiskey, including expertly crafted cocktails, The Exchange is an excellent choice. Vegetarian options are also available, with accommodating staff happy to make modifications.”

4.4 Superb80 Reviews
The View Tavern 515 E Jefferson Blvd, South Bend Bar & Grill • $

“The View Tavern is a local bar with good service, a casual atmosphere, and a full bar. The selection of food is smaller than other local bars but still good, with amazing burgers that are a must-try. The cook is particularly praised, especially for the steak. The atmosphere is welcoming, with friendly staff who make customers feel at home. The bar is popular with regulars and has plenty of seating, including seats at the bar and tables. There are several TVs for sports fans to enjoy. It's a great spot for a casual night out, but keep in mind that no one under 21 is allowed.”

4.5 Superb50 Reviews
Witches Brew 1320 Miami St, South Bend Bar • $

“Witches Brew offers a unique and lively atmosphere, with a welcoming staff and owner. The small venue hosts various events, including open mic nights, DJ sets, and the popular Fetish Fri. While parking can be challenging, the establishment's accessibility and diverse offerings make it an intriguing option for the local community.”

4.6 Superb37 Reviews

“Bob's 19th Hole Restaurant and Bar offers good food at a fair price, with a busy atmosphere and short wait for hot meals. The parking area is medium-sized but adequate, with seating available despite being nearly full. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes, including the ultimate pork tenderloin with twice-baked potatoes and Italian sandwiches with potato pancakes. The all-you-can-eat Fish Dinner is also a popular option, with breaded fish and mashed potatoes. With great customer service and wheelchair accessibility a consideration, Bob's 19th Hole is definitely worth a try.”

4.4 Superb69 Reviews
Livery South Bend 1234 N Eddy St #111, South Bend Latin American • $$

“Livery South Bend is a restaurant located near Notre Dame, known for its upmarket burgers. It is situated on Eddy Street, close to the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and a parking garage with free two-hour parking. The menu offers various burgers, with the Burger Snack being a popular choice, described as a regular-sized burger with delicious sauce. The restaurant also serves fries, onion rings, and offers a selection of wine and beer. Service is friendly, with attentive servers, and it's possible to make reservations online. The ambiance is enjoyable for people-watching, making it a suitable place for social gatherings.”

4.2 Good4 Reviews
Kankakee Grille South Bend 3000 Prairie Ave, South Bend American • $$

“Kankakee Grille South Bend offers a great value, especially with the Thursday Surf and Turf special. The fillet mignon and lobster tail were delicious, although the green beans were not a hit. The restaurant provides good food and service, with live music adding to the experience. Some diners found the restaurant too cold, affecting the temperature of their meals. While the food was tasty and the waitress friendly, service could be slow due to busyness.”

3.9 Good281 Reviews
Woochi Private Banquet Space LL, 119 N Michigan St, South Bend Japanese • $$

“Woochi Private Banquet Space is a popular spot for sushi lovers, offering quick and helpful service in a fun, yet not loud, atmosphere. The price point is fair for the good quality food and drinks. Menu highlights include the Japanese whisky high ball and various sushi options. While some guests have experienced inconsistent service, the friendly server team and attentive staff ensure a pleasant dining experience. Standout dishes include the sizzling pepper steak, soups, and desserts. With reasonable pricing, Woochi Private Banquet Space is a great choice for special occasions, like birthday celebrations.”

3.9 Good32 Reviews

“Maxi's Food & Spirit Barn offers a mixed dining experience. While the service is consistently excellent and the atmosphere feels homely, the food quality and pricing can be inconsistent. The 16oz sirloin dinner and the house-made croutons are highlights, but the single pork chop dish is considered small and overpriced by some customers.”

3.8 Good53 Reviews

“Samuel Mancino's Italian Eatery is a popular spot for grinders, with a large seating area and clean bathrooms. The turkey and vege grinders are particular favorites among customers. Despite changes in ownership, the service and food have remained consistent and satisfying. However, one customer experienced disappointment with their meatball classic grinder and french fries, citing errors with their order and poor customer service. Overall, Samuel Mancino's has a loyal following, but may have room for improvement in terms of consistency and customer care.”

3.8 Good55 Reviews
Wild Crab 1320 E Ireland Rd, South Bend Cajun • $$

“Wild Crab offers outstanding decor and friendly staff. Food is hit-or-miss, with some dishes overcooked. The lemon pepper flavoring is a highlight. Great drinks and service are consistent. While some meals may not meet expectations, the restaurant's atmosphere and hospitality make it a worthwhile visit.”

3.8 Good87 Reviews

“NOKU Bistro And Sushi Bar offers a serene ambiance and delightful culinary experience. The California roll with spicy mayo and dragon roll appetizers were exquisite, along with the General Tso's chicken lunch special. The hibachi fried rice was a perfect accompaniment. The staff is courteous and attentive, making the dining experience even more enjoyable. The all-you-can-eat option is highly recommended for sushi lovers. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, with an alluring buffet selection priced reasonably. While some improvements in rice options and service could be made, NOKU Bistro And Sushi Bar remains a gem worth revisiting for a satisfying meal.”

3.8 Good136 Reviews
Texas Roadhouse 4635 S Michigan St, South Bend Steak House • $$

“Texas Roadhouse consistently serves excellent food, including wonderfully cooked beef tips. While some dishes may be disappointing, such as steaks with fat and gristle, the sides are always well-cooked. The restaurant provides great service, with some exceptional servers like Elizabeth, who go above and beyond to ensure a wonderful dining experience. The freshly baked bread is a highlight, but some staff may seem uncomfortable due to management.”

3.8 Good154 Reviews
Chocolate Cafe 4667 Progress Dr, South Bend Cafe • $$

“The Chocolate Cafe is a restaurant located within the South Bend International Airport. While the food quality is generally below average, it can serve as a quick option to satisfy hunger before traveling. The service is also reported to be below average, which is expected given the airport setting and limited customer flow. The cafe offers a limited menu, including options like muffins and a spicy veggie burger. Pricing is reasonable, and the seating area is clean. Despite the modest dining experience, the cafe provides a convenient dining option for airport passengers with few other choices available.”

3 Average5 Reviews

“Parisi's Ristorante Italiano offers a delicious Italian dining experience. The menu features standout dishes like lasagna, chicken limone, steak, veal parmesan, and pork chop, all cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is perfect for a date night, with great service from a wonderful staff. The restaurant also serves excellent appetizers, salads, and desserts, including a highly-recommended tiramisu. With fair to great service, a great price, and an amazing overall experience, Parisi's is a top choice for dinner in South Bend. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a night out, this restaurant is sure to impress.”

3.7 Good51 Reviews
Tippecanoe Place Restaurant 620 W Washington St, South Bend American • $$

“Tippecanoe Place Restaurant offers a unique dining experience with a wide selection of good food and an extensive range of craft beverages. The historic atmosphere is perfect for romantic occasions, with beautiful architecture and a polite service. While the restaurant has its charm, some areas may be filled with tables, and Sunday Brunch comes with a $35 price tag. With wheelchair accessibility and wrap-around parking, it's a great choice for those seeking a memorable dining experience.”

3.7 Good91 Reviews

“Hacienda Mexican Restaurants offers southwest flavors that keep customers coming back. The shredded chicken chimichanga is a favorite, always delicious. The orange cream margarita is a must-try for its tasty flavor. The staff goes above and beyond, especially on special occasions like Mother’s Day. Servers like Mel are attentive and friendly, while the manager Bill ensures a great experience for all. With excellent service and delicious food, Hacienda is a go-to spot for a satisfying meal.”

3.7 Good93 Reviews
Linden Grill 4333 W Western Ave, South Bend American • $$

“Linden Grill serves very good food with nicely seasoned and crispy chicken and fish, perfectly cooked fries and okra that are not greasy. The restaurant offers huge portions at budget-friendly prices, cooking to order with love and care. The clean premises, friendly staff, and generous portions make it a must-try place. Each dish tastes delicious, like it was prepared with love, and prices are reasonable. Overall, Linden Grill is an outstanding restaurant that deserves more attention and is definitely worth a visit.”

3.1 Average13 Reviews
Edgewater Cafe 3000 Prairie Ave, South Bend Seafood • $$

“Edgewater Cafe is a popular spot for a great dining experience. The staff is excellent, with standout service from Layne, Brittney, and the manager. The food is consistently good, with standout dishes like the filet and pannini. The atmosphere is also impressive, with great views and a cozy fireplace. Service is attentive and accommodating, with servers like Teresa going above and beyond.”

3.6 Good83 Reviews

“Cool Runnings Restaurant & Bar is a vibrant spot in SouthBend that offers delicious food and a lively atmosphere. The staff, including bartender Amy, is welcoming and attentive, providing excellent meal suggestions and service. The menu features tasty options like jerk tacos and addictive taco sauce. Whether you're a regular customer or just passing through, this restaurant is a great choice for a satisfying meal. The Green Tea shot is a must-try, expertly crafted by Amy. Don't miss out on the flavorful Oxtails, rice & peas for a truly enjoyable dining experience. With fair prices, fantastic drinks, and top-notch service, Cool Runnings Restaurant & Bar is a definite 10/10 for a fun and delicious night out.”

3.6 Good122 Reviews
The Carriage House Dining Room 24460 Adams Rd, South Bend Fine Dining • $$$

“The Carriage House Dining Room offers a lovely garden setting for outdoor dining, though the intense sun on warm evenings can be a drawback. The service is conscientious, but can be slow at times. The menu is limited, with options like pizza, salmon, and chicken, though the food quality is generally good, with tasty appetizers like housemade pâté and Thai shrimp. While not particularly kid-friendly, the restaurant provides a memorable summertime dining experience for adults, with an innovative and well-executed menu. However, the high prices and lack of wine by the bottle may be a consideration for some. Overall, the Carriage House Dining Room is a charming choice for those seeking a leisurely al fresco meal in a picturesque setting.”

3.3 Good32 Reviews
Buffalo Wild Wings 326 W Ireland Rd, South Bend Chicken Wings • $$

“Buffalo Wild Wings is a fun spot with good food and polite staff. The wings were a bit dry, especially the parm garlic, but the appetizers were delicious. Despite some management issues, it's a great place to catch a game. Customers appreciate servers like Terrica, who provide excellent service and attention to detail. Overall, it's a nice place for a meal with friends and family, especially if you're a fan of wings.”

3.3 Good77 Reviews
The Buffet South Bend 3000 Prairie Ave, South Bend Buffet • $$

“The Buffet South Bend, formerly known as Edgewater Cafe, offers a diverse menu with standout items such as their Trout sandwich. The service and atmosphere are consistently praised as excellent. However, some may find the price point of $55 per person for dinner to be a bit steep compared to the quality of food, suggesting a more appropriate range of $20-$30 for lunch or dinner. The casino-hosted trivia nights have been popular, with commendable food, service, and a manager who is attentive and actively helps the staff.”

3.3 Good79 Reviews

“Hacienda Mexican Restaurants offers a mix of experiences. While some enjoy the friendly service and quick seating in the bar area, others find the black bean burrito a bit dry due to small corn tortillas. The food, including the popular wet burritos, receives praise for its taste. Vegetarian options are available, with the flexibility to switch out meat for beans. The restaurant provides ample parking during lunch hours and is wheelchair accessible with helpful staff. A standout manager is known for her exceptional customer service, making guests feel valued and satisfied.”

3.3 Good106 Reviews
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Bar Fly 4477 Progress Dr, South Bend American • $$

“I feel the staff has done very well with the lay-off’s during the first of the year. I think lay-off’s where January or February and it was very sad for the staff and other employees of the airports see many of the wonderful employees of the restaurant get laid off. But those that stayed which was very few did a great job under the circumstances. The food is always great!!”

2.2 Poor21 Reviews

Latest Reviews

Chick-fil-A 4555 S Michigan St, South Bend Fast Food • $

“Chick-fil-A is a popular spot, with a convenient drive-thru. However, some customers have noted that the young staff can be unfriendly and distracted, prioritizing side conversations over customer service. Despite this, the food is consistently great. The drive-thru design can be confusing, especially in rainy conditions, and pedestrians walking through the lane can create safety concerns. Overall, the service can be too fast-paced, making it hard to understand the staff at times.”

4.2 Good131 Reviews

“Since Long John Silver's reopened after the pandemic, the food has been outstanding. I think they cook your protein when you order it because it takes longer to go through the drive thru. The result is hot, really tasty food. Team members were very pleasant too.”

3.3 Good110 Reviews
Sunny Italy Cafe 601 N Niles Ave, South Bend Italian • $$

“Sunny Italy Cafe is a great place with amazing food, service, and ambiance. Favorites include the spaghetti and meatballs, fried and broiled chicken, American fries, and American potatoes. The restaurant's friendly and attentive staff provide a wonderful dining experience, making it a real gem and a must-remember spot.”

4.2 Good158 Reviews
Cafe Navarre 101 N Michigan St, South Bend American • $$$

“Cafe Navarre is an upscale restaurant in the heart of South Bend, offering an exceptional dining experience. The restaurant consistently serves great food and provides superb service. The atmosphere is pleasant, with the option of outdoor dining in downtown South Bend. The crème brûlée is highly recommended. With its unique and robust flavors, Cafe Navarre is a must-visit destination for a special night out.”

4.7 Superb329 Reviews

“Best neighborhood bar ever!! Great crowd of people who genuinely care and treat you like family. Drinks always made without asking when we walk in the door. Too Tall and staff are all wonderful and deliver excellent, speedy service. Drink prices are the best around and couldn't ask for a better deal! Highly recommended to all!”

4.4 Superb14 Reviews
The Bucket 1212 S Ironwood Dr, South Bend Family • $

“The Bucket is a restaurant in South Bend that offers a unique and refreshing dining experience. The menu features a variety of options, including the popular Beachcomber smash-burger and Tiki Salmon, which one customer's son enjoyed. The sweet potato fries and regular fries were also praised as being very good. The atmosphere at The Bucket is described as nicely decorated, with a great patio that overlooks the river, creating a relaxing and enjoyable setting for diners. The service is generally attentive and friendly, with the staff taking pride in interacting with customers. However, some customers have experienced issues with the service, such as long wait times for their food and problems with orders being prepared correctly. One incident involved a customer's burger being served with aioli, despite their request for it to be made without it. The handling of this situation by the manager was described as rude and disappointing, which left a sour note on the overall experience. Despite these occasional service challenges, many customers express a fondness for The Bucket and look forward to its reopening in the spring. The new menu is praised as unique and a "breath of fresh air" for the South Bend dining scene, with the kitchen's attention to detail and plating being particularly impressive. Overall, The Bucket offers a mix of positive and negative experiences, with its delicious food, scenic location, and friendly staff balancing out the occasional service issues. Customers seem eager to return once the restaurant reopens for the season.”

3.5 Good73 Reviews

“T. Allen's King Gyros is a popular spot with a reputation for generous portions. The stand-alone barbecue chicken is a standout, with two breast pieces and a wing that's sure to satisfy a big appetite. The mini rib tip dinner is a fan favorite, with everything on the plate being a hit. While the music can be loud, the staff is always friendly and efficient, making up for any inconvenience. The restaurant is also well-staffed, even during busy times, and has a pleasant atmosphere. A must-try is the burger, which did not disappoint. Overall, T. Allen's is a great choice for a delicious meal.”

4.7 Superb90 Reviews
DOCKSIDE NIGHTCLUB 1835 Lincolnway E, South Bend Music Venues • $$

“I love going to see the drag shows. I'm straight and they make you feel at home! The drag show is awesome. Love Kesh and all the ladies!”

4.2 Good14 Reviews

“Shrimp Max of South Bend offers great wings and chicken strips with awesome customer service. The parking is ample, and they have delicious kids meals. Wheelchair accessibility is easy, and the staff is friendly and accommodating to all customers. Call ahead for quick pickup and enjoy the tasty food!”

4.6 Superb81 Reviews
Hardee’s 207 W Ireland Rd, South Bend Fast Food • $

“Hardee's is a restaurant that offers a welcoming atmosphere and attentive service, particularly from the manager, who is described as helpful, fast, and friendly. The menu caters to a variety of appetites, with the "monster burger" being a standout item. Families also find the restaurant to be kid-friendly, making it a popular choice for those passing through the area.”

3.7 Good90 Reviews
Franky's Tacos 2720 E Mishawaka Ave, South Bend Mexican • $

“Franky's Tacos offers awesome food, with some of the best churros around. Customers can enjoy delicious meals at the brick and mortar store or through the food truck. The tacos are always delicious, although there can be inconsistencies with the lime wedges. The warm and sweet atmosphere, along with friendly workers, make it a great spot for families.”

4.5 Superb120 Reviews
Penguin Point 3401 Lincoln Way W, South Bend Fast Food

“Penguin Point offers good, fresh food with polite service. Their crispy chicken sandwich is a standout, and the chicken strips and shakes are highly recommended. The staff ensures a pleasant experience, assisting with menu choices and providing all necessary items. With a welcoming dining area, customers appreciate the face-to-face interaction and the opportunity to support this establishment. A solid choice for those looking for quality fast food in the area.”

2.2 Poor40 Reviews
No.6 Scratch Kitchen 701 Portage Ave, South Bend Restaurant • $$

“No.6 Scratch Kitchen is a restaurant with a daily changing menu, offering fresh and amazing food with great service. The staff is attentive, friendly, and provides excellent recommendations. The bacon and Brussels appetizer, shrimp burger, and curry burger were delicious. The prices are a bit high-end, but it is worth it for the quality of the food. The mixed berry salad, Airline Chicken, NY Strip with a Crab Rangoon topping, and tiramisu dessert were all good and cooked well, though some flavors could be more prominent. The truffle ravioli is a must-try dish. The quiet ambiance and attentive staff make it a great place to celebrate special occasions.”

4.5 Superb90 Reviews
Riverwalk cafe 701 N Niles Ave, South Bend Soul Food

“I got the j*** chicken with rice cornbread and greens. It was delicious ?! It was hard to find but you have to go back of the building to and go through the black doors to place the order.”

3.3 Good19 Reviews
Juicy Buffet 52820 State Hwy 933, South Bend Seafood • $

“Juicy Buffet is a popular dining destination known for its diverse and delectable offerings. The buffet features an array of seafood items, including shrimp, clams, and fish, as well as chicken wings and a well-stocked salad bar. The place is praised for its cleanliness and friendly service, making it a family-friendly establishment. Vegetarians can enjoy the ample selection of vegetable dishes, noodles, and a generous salad bar. Customers frequently return, with some visiting twice a week, suggesting Juicy Buffet's consistent quality and appeal.”

4.2 Good112 Reviews

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The Lauber 504 E Lasalle Ave Suite 2, South Bend Bar • $

“The Lauber is a popular spot for a quick bite, offering a variety of options for any group or family. Their menu features in-house brewed beer, pizzas, pastas, burgers, and more. Standout dishes include the spicy chickie sammie, surf duo with blackened salmon and shrimp, and Pot Roast sliders. The service is friendly and attentive, with a chill atmosphere that can get lively when busy. Enjoy a seat on the enclosed patio and savor their delicious food, including the recommended black bean hummus appetizer.”

4.3 Superb206 Reviews
Blaze Pizza 1234 N Eddy St #109, South Bend Pizza • $

“Blaze Pizza in South Bend is a favorite spot for many, offering amazing food and a great experience. While the staff may be slow to take orders, the pizzas are cooked fast and loved by many. The trendy pizza place is popular among college-goers, despite some cleanliness issues that need addressing. Parking can be a challenge during dinner hours, but the nice staff and delicious food make it worth the wait. For those looking for a late-night or quick lunch pizza fix, Blaze Pizza is the go-to spot in town.”

4 Good150 Reviews

“O'Rourke's Public House is a restaurant that offers a mix of experiences. The service can be hit or miss, with some reports of poor service and an unhappy waitstaff. However, the food is generally well-received, with burgers and apple pie being particularly praised. The portions are large, and the sweet potato fries, coated in cinnamon sugar and served with a marshmallow dip, are a standout menu item. While the mixed drinks are reported to be weak, the beers are said to be good. The atmosphere is described as having a cool vibe, especially on a Friday night. Overall, O'Rourke's Public House seems to provide a satisfactory dining experience, with a mix of positive and negative reviews.”

3.8 Good149 Reviews

“The Early Bird Eatery offers amazing food with a small but great menu. Reservations are a must as it gets busy. The staff is awesome and makes sure everyone gets seated. The peaches and cream French toast and in-house sausage are highly recommended. The spinach eggs Benedict is incredible. The only downside is the early opening time despite the name.”

4.5 Superb139 Reviews
Crumbl - South Bend 1290 E Ireland Rd Z200, South Bend Bakery • $

“Crumbl offers a variety of amazing cookies in big sizes, making them a great treat. The staff is friendly and sweet, remembering customers and offering discounts. The restaurant has good parking, is kid-friendly, and wheelchair accessible. While a bit pricey, the cookies are worth the occasional indulgence.”

4.7 Superb137 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 4555 S Michigan St, South Bend Fast Food • $

“Chick-fil-A is a popular spot, with a convenient drive-thru. However, some customers have noted that the young staff can be unfriendly and distracted, prioritizing side conversations over customer service. Despite this, the food is consistently great. The drive-thru design can be confusing, especially in rainy conditions, and pedestrians walking through the lane can create safety concerns. Overall, the service can be too fast-paced, making it hard to understand the staff at times.”

4.2 Good131 Reviews

“BRU Burger Bar offers a welcoming atmosphere, friendly service, and a wide range of menu options. The restaurant has a unique retro vibe that transports customers back to their student days. The food is a highlight, with options like the Patty Melt and Smashed Burger on a toasted baguette with onions and cheese. While some dishes may have minor flaws, such as overly oily fries, the overall experience is enjoyable and accommodating.”

3.9 Good131 Reviews
PEGGS 127 S Michigan St, South Bend Breakfast • $

“PEGGS offers excellent food and service, making it a great choice for any occasion. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a variety of options to choose from. The restaurant is known for its delicious California Eggs Benedict and banana fosters. They provide a water and coffee carafe at every table and have a changing table in the women's bathroom. Although there may be a wait for a table during peak times, the service is quick once seated. The prices are reasonable, and the brunch options are particularly popular. On one occasion, there were issues with a meal and the bill, but the server was helpful and the overall experience was still positive. PEGGS opens at 7am, making it a convenient option for early risers.”

4.3 Superb125 Reviews
Franky's Tacos 2720 E Mishawaka Ave, South Bend Mexican • $

“Franky's Tacos offers awesome food, with some of the best churros around. Customers can enjoy delicious meals at the brick and mortar store or through the food truck. The tacos are always delicious, although there can be inconsistencies with the lime wedges. The warm and sweet atmosphere, along with friendly workers, make it a great spot for families.”

4.5 Superb120 Reviews

“Chipotle Mexican Grill, located in a convenient spot, offers a variety of meals including bowls with chicken and sides like chips and guacamole. While portion sizes and prices have been criticized at some locations, this specific Chipotle stands out for its friendly staff, accurate orders, and a less busy atmosphere compared to other locations in the area.”

2.4 Poor113 Reviews

“Okasan Ramen & Boba Tea is a popular ramen and boba tea spot, offering a variety of delicious ramen options and a wide selection of boba teas. The ramen is praised as the best, filling customers up with just one bowl. The restaurant also serves excellent vegetarian dishes, including a vegan miso ramen. Customers appreciate the great food, service, and reasonable prices.”

4.4 Superb112 Reviews