Welcome to delicious! Taste all the goodness of fresh, locally sourced ingredients at area restaurants. Add the right seasonings and you get the unique flavors of Italy, Spain, Asia and Ireland—in South Bend.

Get a taste of a flavorful variety of cuisines

The local region has hundreds of reasons (that’s restaurants to you) to be proud of its food offerings. The area has a wide array of food and drink items to satisfy every palate and budget. Unsure of where to begin? Try Restaurant Week—a fantastic opportunity to try, or overindulge, in some of South Bend’s best eateries at special prices. Or make it a goal to try each of the 10 places on Midwest Living’s South Bend foodie trail.

The farm-to-fork trend is well established with several popular spots.

Pair a glass of regional wine or beer with a meal prepared with locally sourced ingredients for a healthy, flavorful experience. Chances are you’ll become a regular.

Check out a number of farm-to-fork offerings.


Casual favorites: Where the locals eat

Favorite spots like Fiddler’s Hearth (Irish fare), Rocco’s, and Sunny Italy (Italian) transport diners to faraway places by serving up authentic dishes. The friendly atmosphere of Fiddler’s Hearth is reminiscent of an Irish pub, down to the live music, Guinness and newspaper-wrapped fish. Share a pizza or plate of spaghetti at Rocco’s, or try something new at Sunny Italy, South Bend’s oldest Italian restaurant.

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Fine dining: Mind your manners

Date nights and special occasions are celebrated at Café Navarre, LaSalle Grill, or Tippecanoe Place, three of downtown South Bend’s upscale restaurants.

Chic, comfortable surroundings, romantic lighting and excellent service—not to mention the award-winning menus—set the scene for a memorable night out.

The fertile land of the southwest Michigan, sometimes called the Napa Valley of the Midwest, is home to some of the finest wineries in the country.

Take a road trip through Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country to taste the variety of wines and visit the artsy towns along the lake.

Looking for a place to unwind after work?

You can grab a drink right around the corner at Brothers, O’Rourke’s, or Corby’s. Or check out one of the 18 craft breweries in Northwest Indiana/Southwest Michigan. South Bend Brew Werks is in the heart of downtown South Bend, while other breweries in the surrounding communities are worthy of a quick road trip.

Wanting more?

Get a healthy portion of comfort food at Das Essenhaus or Amish Acres.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at South Bend Chocolate Cafe.
Eating fresh is easy at the Purple Porch Co-op.