Le Peep is a breakfast and brunch restaurant chain found in 14 states. Their menu has lots of classic breakfast items: eggs, skillets, benedicts, pancakes, waffles and crepes, as well as salads and sandwiches, but with a lot of more options to choose from.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the Crabby Patty Benedict: crab cakes with poached eggs, potatoes and Hollandaise sauce. Delicieux! Great coffee and smoothies, too. I only wish they had some jazz music playing and served Mimosas!
The Oaken Bucket may not look like much from the outside, but it has some great burgers on the inside. It is a local hangout where you can feel comfortable bringing your family and at the same time college students can get some good food for cheap. The interior is rather small upstairs but it has a more spacious downstairs that spills into a nice patio area that overlooks the river.
The food is your classic burger/bar food place. Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, fish and chips are just some of the menu items. The Oaken Bucket also offers a nice selection of beers on tap at prices you (and even college students) can afford!
Favorite Dish: I had a chicken wrap when I was there last because I wanted to be a little healthy. I soon regretted it, not because the wrap was bad (it was pretty tasty) but because the burgers that everyone else had looked so good!
Ciao was more than the name of the owner , it was an ominous warning of things to come..
Obviously the dual meaning of CIAO ("hello" and "Goodbye") Finally set in . After several sucessful years out by Notre Dame, Adele decided to come to DTSB to "play with the big boys"
Oh gee, how do I manage to pay the rent on this thing when there are no income?
Realizing that she was overwhelmed and under patronized she closed the doors and walked away in April 2008 for a little vacation..
"Adele de Rosa Ciao has taken a job as a chef in New York, so her downtown South Bend bakery and restaurant have closed."
But wait, don't fear.. The Shovelton's are here.. ( Wasn't that the Underdog motto?)
"The Shoveltons have been waiting 12 years for the chance to open a restaurant, so they're investing every ounce of effort and energy into Barieau's, which will open later this month at 123 N. Michigan St., South Bend. "
"The restaurant will incorporate the murals and decor Ciao had used inside the building, but the menu will be completely different, with a variety of Italian, French, German and Hungarian dishes.."
(Apparently they have also invested every cent of money they have too as they couldn't afford to change much more then the tablecloths, which now wil be BLACK. Is this in Mourning for Ciao's, or a warning of impending doom? )
Favorite Dish: "Jason and Tammy Shovelton could tell Adele de Rosa Ciao had only gone on vacation and not planned to close her restaurant for good. When the couple started renovating her downtown South Bend restaurant, when Ciao ended up leaving behind for a job in New York, they found cookies still on the baking racks. "
The cookies were not too bad.
She left them cookies on the rack and didn't even tell me they were there. Darn.
We'll now its.. A Canadian named place which serves "Italian Hungarian German French food.. " A wee bit too much of a spread ? Do I need an interperator to order?
and even better... "On Saturday and Sunday mornings, they plan to open from 1:30 to 4:30 a.m. to serve breakfast to the after-bar crowd."
This oughta be interesting, shall we start a tip board to see how long they last?
And what they will leave on the racks when they lock up the doors and run away in the middle of the night? I sure hope its not the "chicken paprikash"
As a big fan of the long gone old "Han's Haus" I will be sure to add a review after I try their "German" food
When.. If.. they open.
Foodies would NEVER eat there, because the food is inevitably overcooked. Don't EVER eat the fish unless you like your fish very well done, dry, and falling off the bones! Beef and steak are probably fine; don't hold out much hope for vegetables. Desserts are large and well presented, if that's what you're looking for. But it's a good place to impress relatives older relatives who can't taste much any more or inexperienced folks who want a Fancy Restaurant Experience rather than actual good food.
Favorite Dish: I don't eat beef, myself, but I hear if you are going to eat anything you should eat the steaks.
NOT a good thing.. $$$ bad service, worse cofeee, but OHHH it shows how classy you are to carry the cup around.. ( at goodwill?)
Favorite Dish: nothing, turn on Cleaveland Rd and go up to "ehhh Meijjjjers" gas station, the coffee is better, cheaper, and you will look soo much classier with THAT cup..
Not the best, sure not the WHITE HOUSE for breakfast, buts edible..
Favorite Dish: breakfast burrito thumbs up.. B&G.. ehhh not so hot.. NO a bad place to get a $6 breakfast.. esp. good if you just blew about $60 bucks for a room at the DAZE INN..
located in Walkerton, about a 20 min. drive from south Bend. This restaurant has two levels with two bars smoking and non smoking . A great place to take the children, clean and frendly.
Favorite Dish: The deep dish pizza ( Chicago Style )is the best I have had this side of the windy city. The dough is soooo good.
Between the Buns is a locally owned bar and grill with three locations around the South Bend area. The restaurant in South Bend is located close to Notre Dame. There are also restaurants in Mishawaka and Osceola, both located on State Road 933 not too far from each other. Hamburgers are the house specialty and have often been voted best burgers in South Bend. They are also very proud of their wings. Each restaurant is decorated with sports memorbelia, much of it local. You will find plenty of momentos from Notre Dame, Purdue, Indiana University, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bears, etc. Their menu gets in on the act as well with such names as the Ryne Sandburger, Larry Birdwich, Hoosier Bowl of Soup, The Goodyear Shrimp, The Cubbies Club, and the San Diego Chicken Sandwich. Each both has it's own flat screen tv with cable so if you're bored with whatever is showing on the big screen or TVs spread around the restaurant, you can find your own show to watch. If you're looking for a quiet, romantic place, this obviously isn't it. Usually places with the words "bar & grill" are not known for romance but rather a place to get together with friends and family and just have a good time!
Set in the historic Studebaker Mansion in South Bend, the atmosphere at Tippecanoe Place is about as romantic as they come. Built in 1886 by Clem Studebaker, one of the founding brothers of the Studebaker car company, the Studebaker Mansion has been kept up wonderful and remains as beautiful and awe-inspiring as it must have been when it was first built. The 26,000 square foot mansion cost $250,000 to build in the late 1800s, an impressive sum by even today's standards, and consists of 40 rooms and 20 fireplaces spread across it's 4 floors. The website gives a couple of theories as to where the name Tippecanoe place. Possibly from one of the Studebaker's friendship with Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President of the United States, who's grandfather was William Henry Harrison who won the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811 near present day Lafeyette, Indiana. The other theory is the mansion was named after Tippecanoe, cheif of the Miami Indians who used to camp on the grounds that the mansion sits. Expect to pay a pretty penny for dinner here. Reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations can be made in person or by calling 574-234-9077 and are accepted through the end of the following month. For example, starting August 1st, they take reservations through the end of September and so on.
For dinner you can get such specialties as Atlantic Salmon, oven-roasted tenderloin, and lobster tail. You can also get filet mignon, New York strip steak, and premium prime rib. At lunch you can also get such things as grilled swordfish, prime rib, and shrimp stirfry, but you can also find more traditional dishes such as grilled chicken sandwich, smoked turkey sandwich, and manicotti. Lunch is served Monday-Friday from 11:30am - 2:00pm. Dinner is served Monday through Friday from 5:00-9:30. Saturday 4:30-10:00, and Sunday 4:00-8:30. Sunday brunch buffet is 10:00am - 2:00pm. Tippecanoe Place also has an impressive wine list with the most expensive bottles costing up to $200.
Pronounced ma-CREE, this restaurant is not to be missed. Located on Niles Ave, just east of downtown South Bend, there is also an attached bakery. The restaurant serves up wonderful deli sandwiches, my favorite being the ham and swiss. Macri's is located on N Niles Ave, just north of Colfax and along the East Race waterway just east of downtown. If you don't feel like travelling toward downtown South Bend or are in the University Park Mall area in Mishawaka, there is a branch restaurant on University Drive as well.
Nice family or friend dining place, good service and great food. They add a lot of cheese so if you love cheese then you'll love this restaurant.
Favorite Dish: I don't rember the name of what I got but it was a pasta sampler. It was good because of the cheese and just the quality of food. They give big protions and I couldn't stand to leave any of it on the plate.
One of the most famous and largest restaurants in the northern Indiana that does home cooking. Everything is homemade. A very enjoyable place to have dinner or lunch. Bakery sells fresh breads and pies; everything made from scratch. Located in Middlebury, IN.
This mansion, built in 1889, was home to the Studebaker family. Now the forty room mansion (twenty of which contain very distinctive fireplaces) is a great place for a long, leisurely meal in elegant settings. Architect Henry Cobb also designed much the gothic University of Chicago campus. According to Indiana: A New Historical Guide the name "probably derives from Studebaker's friendship with Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States and grandson of William Henry Harrison, victor of the Battle of Tippecanoe."
Favorite Dish: Sunday Brunch
This is a neat place to hang out when everything else is closed (it's open 24 hours). They have espresso, which I'm told is not as good as Starbucks, and several things to eat, like wood-oven pizzas, sandwiches, and hamburgers. They also have malts, which were pretty good! And I really liked their pizzas and the sandwich I had here awhile back.
This isn't actually a restaurant, but more a food court. They have Burger King, a pizza place, and now Starbucks! There are also a couple other places in this building... another coffee shop, a place for subs, and the Huddle Mart (a mini-mart).