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Top recommendations from locals

University
“Be sure to visit the historic Golden Dome building and the Basilica. Lots of great architecture on this campus. When we're not in the middle of a pandemic, Notre Dame football is a HUGE attraction that brings in thousands of visitors.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“South Bend, Indiana's Local Public House and a gathering place for Celtic artists and the public at large. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
History Museum
“Visit the Studebaker National Museum to experience the story of one of the world's foremost automotive makers. The museum displays a variety of automobiles, wagons, carriages, and military vehicles related to the Studebaker Corporation and other aspects of American history.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Brewery
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“With the beautiful views of the river, this place besides the great brews also have awesome gluten free and vegan foods options.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Zoo
“The oldest zoo in Indiana, Potawatomi Zoo features over 500 animals, with interesting exhibits and fun activities for the whole family! Potawatomi Zoo is also in easy walking distance!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“delightful bud taste treat! This restaurant won many great reviews for the quality of food and lovely entertainment.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. A couple of miles down Northside Boulevard.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The Morris PAC, originally the Palace Theatre until the late 1950s, opened in 1922 as part of the Orpheum Theatre chain. The Morris has a seating capacity of 2,564 and is ranked by Pollstar magazine among the top 100 theaters worldwide. The League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT) awarded the Morris the prestigious national "Outstanding Historic Theatre Award" in 2015. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Swanky haunt in a former bank with ample whiskey choices, top-shelf cocktails & gourmet light bites.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Cafe
“Chicory Café is the place to go for a quiet cup of coffee, casual meeting, or dinner and drinks with live music. It’s all here, served up New Orleans style.”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Classy Place. #3 restaurant in South Bend on Trip Advisor! "The ambiance of Café Navarre is truly one of a kind. We found a home in a historic building in the heart of Downtown South Bend. Our interior is nothing short of breathtaking. The fusion of Old World style architecture, natural light, and the finest furnishings create a big city atmosphere. Join us for lunch, dinner or enjoy a cocktail in our bar or on our outdoor patio."”
  • 22 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“Absolute classic. This homey, memorabilia-filled spot since 1951 serves pizza, Italian dishes & subs, plus beer & wine.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“ND student watering hole offering a standard range of drinks, plus pizza, pop a shot, pool tables, darts & a patio.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Familiar neighborhood fixture with a collegial atmosphere, plus drink specials & TVs showing sports.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“A special dining spot located in a lavish 19th-century manor. Offers traditional American dining & Sunday brunch buffet.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
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“Look for the gorilla in front of the cafe, and the moose in the dining area. You can get a nice lunch or dinner at the Cafe as well as a selection of chocolates, truffles, fudges, creams, gourmets and roasted nuts that are manufactured in the company's 38,000 sq. ft. facility.”
  • 16 locals recommend