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Kankakee Grille - South Bend, South Bend, IN

Kankakee Grille - South Bend

4.6
4.6
944 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Enjoy rustic cuisine, hearth baked pizza, a variety of craft beers, and live entertainment every weekend. Kankakee Grille South Bend is the hottest restaurant in Northeast Indiana and features a beautiful outdoor patio to enjoy during the warm weather season.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (866) 494-6371

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brandon Smithson - Jonathan Rothfuchs

  • Neighborhood

    South Bend

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 944 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Bend

    Best Ambiance

  • South Bend

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Bend

    Romantic

  • South Bend

    Special Occasion

  • South Bend

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • South Bend

    Most Booked

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    marya

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Normally we love their ribs on Sunday night. Last night they were marginal. Tasted A bit like “reheated“. Typically they are very good however. The weight staff was good. It was a little loud because they had trivia going, but we knew that going in. We love the people who work there.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 1 day agoThank you for your review. We are glad you love dining with us. We will share your comments on the ribs from your recent visit with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  2. E

    Ellen

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    They worked with us to get the biggest table we could with are ever changing guest count. At the end of it we had enough seats for what we needed to celebrate by husbands birthday. We love this place and will always come back.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 1 day agoThank you for your review and happy birthday to your husband. We are glad you enjoy dining with us. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy coming here

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 1 day agoThank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy dining with us. We'll share your comments and look forward to you visiting again soon. Have a great day.

  4. MG

    MichelleG

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The live music was very good but we were seated right next to it - felt like we were on stage with the performer. Had we known the music was going to start while we were still there we would have asked to be seated further away. In retrospect, we should have asked.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 1 day agoThank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the live entertainment on your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  5. DP

    DanaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice atmosphere, really good service. Drinks can take some time to get when they are busy, but I feel this is acceptable being in a casino where anyone near the slots can come in and order too. One of our favorite spots in South Bend.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 1 day agoThank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy visiting and will share your comments on the food, drinks, and service with our team. We hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  6. M

    Mary

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love going to the Kankakee Grille. In NAJ, Joel and Bradley are great servers. Ask for one of them.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy dining with us. We will share your comments on the staff with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  7. MD

    MelissaD

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Waitress was awesome! Good is getting pricey for the quality and portion size.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  8. JG

    JeffG

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent. Service is very good. The desserts on the other hand aren't up to the standards of the food quality

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy dining with us. We will share your comments on the food, service, and desserts with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day with great food and service

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review and for choosing to celebrate at Kankakee Grille. We will share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Everything was good, but in my opinion not great. This is the lower star of value. I can get same food, at a more reasonable price elsewhere. Service was outstanding.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. We are glad our team could make your visit memorable. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a great day.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food quality and taste is very good. Prices are a bit high

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your entrees on your recent visit. We'll share your comments on the prices and cuisine with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

  12. PR

    PRK2133

    Orlando

    62 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Mac and cheese was barely warm and way too much thin runny cheese. Fries were barely warm and dried out. Were not served after freshly made. Disappoionting.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We will share your comments on the mac and cheese and fries with our team. We hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  13. GM

    GregM

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great staff! Joel and Wendy were terrific. Very enjoyable food at reasonable prices.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad Joel and Wendy could make your visit memorable. We'll share your comments and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  14. TG

    TraciG

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The potato soup is divine! Great service too!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the potato soup. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

  15. TR

    TerryR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and so was the service. I would highly recommend Kankakee Grill.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you for your recommendation and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We will share your comments and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

  16. JK

    JimK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service , beautiful inside of the restaurant

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We will share your comments on the food, staff, and decor with our team. We hope you are able to dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

  17. B

    Bree

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall, very good, however - TOO much spicy foods / need a baked potato and a daily vegetable that is "normal" i.e. - corn, green beans along with the daily ones you serve with balsamic glazes, etc. Your potato soup is phenomenal as well as your salads....steak dinner is good but depends on the day whether the steak is tender or not and we like it pink and always comes either well done or 1/2 raw....

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We will share your comments on the menu options and steak preparation with our team. We hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was very nice

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Music was very nice. As usual the Caesar salad and Hot jalapeño dip with chips was awesome! Husband enjoyed his burger and the chips & dip.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments on the music, cuisine, and service with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Thought I would try something different since they are still out of perch. Soft Shell crab sandwich, not bad, to salty for my liking. I suggest loosing the bacon. Still one of our favorite restaurants. Service is always fantastic.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are honored to be one of your favorite restaurants. We'll share your comments and suggestions and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you love dining with us. We'll share your comments with our team and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a great day.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on June 3, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  23. TD

    TerriD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We always have a great meal at Kankakee Grill. Aaron the bartender is always a delight and always helpful with menu suggestions. We are fans of several dishes on the menu but the grilled salmon is our favorite by far!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad Aaron was able to make your recent visit memorable. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  24. ES

    EmmaS

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Service was good but the food was horrible. Please update your menu and hire a new chef. I frequent the restaurant often but this last time was not good at all. We were so disappointed with the food that we did not eat it but we still paid full price and tipped the waitress handsomely because it was not her fault that the food sucked. We will not be eating there anything soon

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We will share your comments on the menu with our team and would like to learn more about your recent visit. Could you please respond to our private message?

  25. CS

    CynthiaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Alex was friendly and funny. Overall it was a nice ambience and pleasant dinner.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and that Alex could make it memorable. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  26. M

    Maisy

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had table next to beautiful fireplace. Live music piped in from outdoor patio. Large windows everywhere. Great presentation of food on plate. This location is much nicer than the New Buffalo location.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the live music and cuisine on your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  27. RS

    RobS

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan was great. She anticipated all of our needs. Loved it.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad Ryan could make your visit memorable. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  28. M

    Michael

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server RY was great and the food tonight was terrific. We were seated next to the fireplace and my wife appreciated that! There was live music tonight and the singer was very engaging. We come here often and we are never disappointed. My wife had the pizza and she said it was great and I had the pot roast and this too was excellent!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 27, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine with us. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and that RY could make your visit memorable. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  29. DB

    DennisB

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    Poor seating Location. Hostess does not understand the goal of the management.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the food on your recent visit. We'll share your comments on the staff with our team and hope you give us another try. Have a great day.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on a very busy night, which I believe was due to all the kids in the area graduating, and food took a little longer than normal. Our waitress however was amazing and the best we’ve ever had! It was our first time sitting outside and boy was it beautiful! We all ordered filet mignon and 2 came out a little cold, but they made fresh new ones quickly and even adjusted some of the bill! No complaints at all, this location is always amazing and we will continue to come Eve try 1-2 weeks like we always do

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the patio on your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a great day.

  31. JH

    JuanHerdez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The atmosphere set was at the perfect tone for a wonderful evening to a memorable date.
  32. DG

    DanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great everything including acoustic singer Rob Yocom. Very nice evening. Won a little money on the Slots too!
  33. MK

    MaryK

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We can always count on great service and food no matter what day we go on.
  34. JK

    JoyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the meatloaf and chicken fried chicken at which we were both very pleased. Everything was excellent from the salad to the chocolate truffle dome that came with our dinners. The server was very professional, prompt, and so nice.
  35. PS

    PeteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food quality and server experience for a Mother's Day dinner
  36. n

    normanb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was well done from the service to the menu and food,I had never seen a rib eye steak as large as the one I rec'd and as done as requested.Cannot express how satisfied we were.My wife had the meat loaf which she very much enjoyed.Will definetly return.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always great
  38. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I ordered a ribeye steak medium which I had to send back because it was cooked very rare. It came back out the 2nd time properly cooked, but by then I had lost my appetite.
  39. PM

    ProfM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful unrushed service. Menu had ample options for all.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

  40. RS

    RobS

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Naj was great. The Bacon Jalepeno dip was awesome.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the dip and that Naj could help make your visit memorable. We'll share your comments with our tam and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kankakee Grille - South Bend is rated 4.6 stars by 944 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Kankakee Grille - South Bend

3000 Prairie Ave South Bend, IN 46614

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    South Bend

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brandon Smithson - Jonathan Rothfuchs

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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