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The Emporium
The Emporium

The Emporium Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://eastbankemporium.com
  • Email: eastbankemporium@sbcglobal.net
  • Phone: (574) 234-9000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Shriver
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties up to 60 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Grundgen (574) 234-9000
  • Entertainment: Thursday....Live Mo-Town & Golden Oldies BBQ on the patio 6PM-9PM.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Niles & Jefferson
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Emporium
Shortly after the construction of the Jefferson Street Bridge in 1912, Chris Anwonder built the first tavern to grace our building. During the era that followed industry and commerce built upon the banks of the river. Our building has a history that somewhat parallels the economic ups and downs of this area. It has been a porcelain works, tombstone factory, and sign company. Fifteen years prior to the October 1, 1980 opening of our restaurant, it was an empty warehouse. The reconstruction of our building uses artifacts collected from the area, and most of the restored oak pieces have been uniquely located to provide the atmosphere that is the Emporium. The grand staircase, the Deacon"s bench, and the oak doors used as paneling are all from an old church. The antique light fixtures, railings, spindles, and oak columns are authentic and add to the beautiful ambiance and dining experience.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Ask for a table by the windows, the river views are beautiful. Our table shared the zucchini appetizer and artichoke dip both were a huge hit with everyone. The herb roasted chicken and pork loin plates were fantastic. I have to try the grilled meat loaf my next visit."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I often welcome the Emporium as a great place to start a weekend evening (before attending a show or concert downtown). Over the years the menu has changed but the food quality continues to be very good. Food charges are reasonable but for the price I usually expect a few of the finer things (I did miss the bread and the cloth table clothes, both not provided on this visit)."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went to dinner before a show. Food was good, although mine could have been warmer. Taste and portion sizes were very good."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Set right on the banks of the St. Joe River in downtown South Bend the Emporium was a beautiful setting for an excellent meal. We were seated right next to the river and the views are spectacular. The vegetable soup tasted homemade with a nice balance of several vegetables. The broth was nicely seasoned. The baked brie was very good and the warm bread was out of the oven fresh. The prime rib was cooked just right and the au jus had a wonderful flavor. The brussel sprouts were tenderly cooked and very good. The spanish rice also has a great flavor. The cheese cake topped off a great dinning experience. No question we will return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I have been dining at The Emproium for nearly 30 years. Always good food at a decent price. Recommend highly!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We were thoroughly satisfied with our experience. All of the tables have a view of the river, but ask for a table next to the window for the best view. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Drinks were mixed well. My grilled salmon was prepared perfectly. Try the roasted brussel sprouts. They are delicious."
    Dined on 10/27/2013