Best American food near South Bend, Indiana, United States

November 8, 2019 Merry Kessler

Best American restaurants nearby. Discover the best American food in South Bend. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for American restaurants near you.. The 150-year-old University of Notre Dame is South Bend's biggest tourist draw, and for good reason. Though it's not easy to land seats at the 80,000-plus-capacity Notre Dame Stadium for a "Fighting Irish" football game, you'll find plenty of attractions on the beautiful, expansive campus. Highlights include numerous works of art, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a replica of the famous shrine. Football fans will also want to visit the College Football Hall of Fame, which features interesting perspectives on the game and inductee videos. Whether or not you remember the Studebaker automobile, which saw its demise in the early sixties, you're sure to enjoy the Studebaker National Museum, featuring more than 75 vehicles drawn from the history of the company, beginning with horse-drawn carriages. South Bend has several fine museums, including the South Bend Regional Museum of Art and the Northern Indiana Center for History, a complex of four museums. Don't leave without trying truffles or fudge from the South Bend Chocolate Company.
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10. Barnaby's

713 E Jefferson Blvd South Bend in, South Bend, IN 46617-2902 American, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating [email protected] +1 574-288-4981 http://barnabys-pizza.com/
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4 based on 107 reviews

Barnaby's

South Bend's favorite pizza

Reviewed By Maggie B

I personally love the atmosphere of rustic noisy pub restaurants. I ordered the fish sandwich and it was great. Most of my friends got pizza and it also looked delicious. The prices were pretty good and there were plenty of vegetarian options as well! Service was a bit slow but we were also there at the peak of dinnertime. We had a group of 8 and all of our food came out at different times, but it wasn't a huge deal to us. If I'm ever in South Bend again I will definitely return!

9. Peggs

127 S Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1907 American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible +1 574-520-1777 https://www.peggssouthbend.com/
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4 based on 51 reviews

Peggs

Reviewed By 6Martinis

We stopped by South Bend on our way to Illinois from New York because we were hoping to see Mayor Pete and visit the city he has spoken/written about. We knew we had to stop at Peggs. We are glad that we did. We came into the restaurant close to closing, but they were so accommodating and not at all in a rush to get us out. We ordered a variety of items among us -- breakfast, a burger, and a salad. Everything was great! They are super friendly and also make good coffee:) We also got a Pete 2020 t-shirt as well.

8. O'Rourke's Public House

1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1374 American, Irish, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service [email protected] +1 574-251-0355 http://orourkessouthbend.com
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4 based on 321 reviews

O'Rourke's Public House

O'Rourke's Public House is a locally owned Irish bar located across from the beautiful University of Notre Dame. With a fantastic family friendly atmosphere, a large patio overlooking the home of the Fighting Irish, two full bars, and great late night opt

Reviewed By patriciahL7147UH

Lunched here with my husband and daughter - about 15 minutes after they opened. Place was largely empty. Ordered O’Rourke’s burger (which was very good), a Reuben, and Bangers and Mash (no mash - it was potato chunks). My daughter liked the bangers and mash - although I know I would have been disappointed. It took a while for our food to come - but everyone was pleased. Sodas are large. Service was good. Was just enough food - not tons of fries - but they were good.We are glad to hear you enjoyed our O'Rourke's Burger! We apologize for the long wait for your food. Our management team is addressing the issues you have brought up. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope to see you again soon!

7. Tippecanoe Place Restaurant

620 W Washington St, South Bend, IN 46601-1444 American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 574-234-9077 http://www.tippe.com
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4 based on 530 reviews

Tippecanoe Place Restaurant

Reviewed By RICART75

We met a friend here for lunch and had a wonderful time. Being aficionados of Victorian architecture, seeing again the interiors of this magnificent structure was a little bit of heaven. The woodwork is a testament to a time when real craftsmanship was honored and appreciated. Though this style of home is not as in vogue as several decades ago; it still is something to behold. Our server, Jani, was friendly and attentive. The prime rib and duck entrees were both flavorful and delicious. The pretzel sandwich was also very tasty. The chocolate torte was a wonderfully indulgent ending to a very enjoyable dining experience. It's been several years since our last visit here; we're sorry we took so long to return. This visit was a satisfying treat for all our senses.

6. Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens

24460 Adams Rd, South Bend, IN 46628-9678 French, American, European, International Dinner, Drinks, Late Night Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards, L [email protected] +1 574-272-9220 http://www.carriagehousediningroomandgardens.com
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4 based on 287 reviews

Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens

Indiana's most nationally recognized restaurant - 28 years AAA Chicago Four Diamond and 30 years Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence." Formal Main Dining housed within historical 1851 building featuring the freshest farm-to-table foods and extensive fine

Reviewed By ginidick

We went to Carriage House last night for a light repast. We ordered the soup du jour and appetizers and a bottle of wine. The food, the service, the atmosphere was all wonderful. Looking forward to coming back & having their special French themed dinner.

5. Legends of Notre Dame

100 Legends Drive University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN 46556 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 574-631-2582 http://www.facebook.com/legendsnd/
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4 based on 309 reviews

Legends of Notre Dame

Legends is on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, next to the football stadium.

Reviewed By 659gallyp

Went to Lunch with my daughter who attends ND ...... lots amazing pictures of ND sports history right next to ND StadiumWe order Burgers ...... the BBQ sauce was amazing ..... service a little slow........I think u have to pay for parking ....they have visitors parking near by .... unless u have a parking pass ....Cheers !!!

4. Bistro 933

53995 Indiana State Route 933 Hilton Garden Inn, South Bend, IN 46637-3345 American, Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout, Buffet, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi [email protected] +1 574-323-2471 http://www.bistro933.com
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4 based on 181 reviews

Bistro 933

Bistro 933 specializes in regional American cuisine from inside the Hilton Garden Inn in South Bend, Indiana. We offer a full menu including appetizers, specialty drinks, and desserts, as well as specials created daily by our team of chefs. Our modern din

Reviewed By Diane C

My husband and I stayed at the Inn at Saint Mary's and was referred to the restaurant next door. The menu was decidedly different with not a whole lot of options. We went for the tomato grilled cheese sandwich, spiked tomato soup, and a bib salad. The grilled cheese was excellent and I can't say enough about the spiked tomato soup. The salad was good, as well. Husband had crab cakes and the tomato soup. He liked the soup a lot and said the crab cakes were the best he's ever had.We enjoyed our dinners so much, we returned the next night.Diane-Thanks for the great review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dinner. We are always changing our menu so be sure to come again soon! Thank you for choosing to dine with Bistro 933!

3. Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House

1047 Lincoln Way E, South Bend, IN 46601-3726 American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 574-217-0881 http://crookedewe.com
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4 based on 189 reviews

Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House

Reviewed By rocmartin2003

We arrived at the Crooked Ewe and found the parking lot to be full. We drove to the other side of the building and there was a small parking lot that appeared to be an employee lot with a wood fired smoker out back. We left, thinking we'd find another place to eat, however when we got to the stoplight, we noticed a parking lot for another business with people appearing to walk to the restaurant. Upon entering the parking lot, there were signs indicating this was the Ewe overflow parking. We got in the restaurant and it was not full as the lot would have indicated. We were waited on quickly and had drinks within minutes. We ordered the hushpuppies as an appetizer and I had the gyro and my wife the arepa. The hushpuppies are amazing. Much different flavor than we expected. These aren't your normal hushpuppies. We absolutely loved them though. My gyro came on a homemade pita what was phenomenal. The flavors were just fantastic with the cucumber kimchi and the pickled red onion. My wife loved her arepa equally as well. Our waitress was back for refills in a timely manner and with the check at the end of the meal as well. The atmosphere was wonderful with a beautiful view of the river outside the back of the restaurant. For a couples date night, it was a hit with my wife. We will definitely be going back. If the lot is full, go back to the corner and park there!

2. Cafe Navarre

101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639 American, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available [email protected] +1 574-968-8101 http://www.cafenavarre.co
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4 based on 421 reviews

Cafe Navarre

A warm, inviting atmosphere best defines Cafe Navarre. Clearly one of downtown South Bend's most attractive buildings from the exterior, and the view from inside Cafe Navarre is nothing short of breathtaking. The fusion of Old World style architecture wit

Reviewed By marjieP

The interior of this long ago Bank Building is beautiful, so well done with seamless remodeling. The greatest treats though were the service and the food. The meals are a bit on the pricier side for South Bend, Indiana HOWEVER they are an exceptional VALUE . I had fresh Norwegian trout (not frozen), mussels in an incredible smoky bacon & corn broth that were a true delight to experience. I had a small piece of my trout, cold , for breakfast just now. (it was just too good to leave behind) OH MY, it was again a true taste delight!! Cesar, our waitperson, in answering my query about the origins of the building , finished with "and now it's the best restaurant in S. Bend". I would add: BEST restaurant in any direction , 90 miles from S. Bend.We love that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Cafe Navarre. It sounds like your meal was invcredible and we strive for perfection in every dish. We hope to see you again soon. Joel GardManager, Cafe Navarre

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1. LaSalle Grill

115 W Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46601-1601 American, Contemporary, Grill, Healthy Drinks, Dinner, Late Night Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 574-288-1155 http://www.lasallegrill.com/
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4 based on 529 reviews

LaSalle Grill

LaSalle Grill is located in Downtown South Bend's oldest commercial building. Built in 1868 as the St. Joseph Hotel, the building has survived over 146 years. Converted to restaurant use in 1991, LaSalle Grill has become an institution in South Bend and t

Reviewed By Donald Z

Probably the best that anyone could ask for in South Bend. Everything is done well. The staff is by far the most professional around, and if you are looking to impress someone you won't do any better for a hundred miles in any direction. It's an Epicurean haven, and you won't be disappointed as long as you have the coin. Also, get the grown up milk shake for dessert. Thank me later.

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