Often overlooked as a culinary destination, there are some real treats to be discovered in South Bend, Indiana. From award-winning fine dining institutions, to little known informal eateries, there are plenty of tempting restaurants to choose from, and a variety of flavours to sample. Here is an updated version of our previous list, including even more local favourites
Serving gourmet dishes of the highest quality, The Mark Dine & Tap feels like it should be in a big foodie city rather than conveniently located in the Eddy Street Commons. Dishes on offer include baked goat’s cheese, steamed edamame pods, pan-roasted swordfish and slow-roasted osso buco. Staff at The Mark Dine & Tap pride themselves on serving only the finest-quality drinks to match the exquisite dishes. The wine list features numerous bottles from every corner of the globe, and each of the beers is carefully selected to include only the very best of quality craft and imported names. The cocktails are even more divine, and are created using infused vodkas, freshly squeezed juices and top-of-the-line single malt scotches, craft whiskeys and small-batch gins.
Pitts BBQ may not be the most fancy of South Bend eateries, but it is certainly one of the most popular. Serving succulent meats straight from the pit to the plate, Pitts’ specialises in BBQ ribs but also does great chicken, beef tips and pulled-pork. The portions are huge and yet the prices are kept low, ensuring that customers keep coming back for more. All dinner plates are served with coleslaw and a choice of other side dishes, and salads are available for an extra charge. For those not in the mood for meat, the bluegill fillet and catfish are equally delicious and go perfectly with a portion of crisp fries. Open late for dinner, Pitts BBQ is a great place to stop for a casual dinner at the end of a busy day.
Pitts BBQ, 1526 W Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN, USA, +1 574 232 0667