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Kankakee Grille - South Bend, South Bend, IN

Kankakee Grille - South Bend

4.5
4.5
1038 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

11:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–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 1,038 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Bend

    Best Ambiance

  • South Bend

    Best Value

  • South Bend

    Good for Groups

  • South Bend

    Romantic

  • South Bend

    Special Occasion

  • South Bend

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • South Bend

    Most Booked

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  1. JS

    JohnS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to grab a bite or even a business dinner.
  2. AO

    AnneO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Sunday rib special was good with 1/2 rack of ribs if not too hungry. Regular full rack rib dinner was good but for the price of $28 disappointing as they no longer serve a full meal with a side of cole slaw and beans, just ribs and fried potatoes.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food is always great highly recommended eating here

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 3 days agoThank you for your review. 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.

  4. JM

    JMazSouthBend

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great service by Ne-Ne - really enjoyed the wood-fired pizza and that huge pretzel and cheese/mustard - we keep coming back. Thanks...

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 3 days agoThank you for your review. We are glad Ne-Ne could make your recent visits memorable. We'll share your comments with our team and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a great day.

  5. p

    photosmart5

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The filet AND the NY strip were delicious!! Kaitlyn was a doll. Sundays are loud: Trivia night!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 20, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the entrees and having Kaitlyn as a server. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!!
  7. m

    marya

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Burger special was a great deal. Tanya, our server, couldn’t have been better. She was accommodating, attentive, and very personable. Mary Anne, the hostess, is the first face you see when you enter and that is essential for a business’ image and customer service. She greets us with a warm, smiling face every time we come to the Kankakee, making us feel so welcomed. She is the best! The entire team is on our A List.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad Tanya and Mary Anne could make your visit memorable. We will share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  8. JC

    JeremyC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant, every time we go. Took the wife there for anniversary

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 16, 2022Happy anniversary and thank you for choosing to celebrate with us. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We will share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

  9. A

    Annette

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had the special Ribeye, mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots. Great meal for a good value $28!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the ribeye and will share your comments with our team. Have a wonderful day.

  10. m

    marya

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The food is wonderful. We usually get the ribs or burgers. Atmosphere is relaxed and spacious. Beautiful. Staff couldn’t be better starting from, Mary Anne, the friendly host who always makes us feel welcomed to those who wait/serve at our table. We highly recommend.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad Mary Anne could make your visit memorable. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was DELICIOUS! Service was great and the live music was nice!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 3 days agoThank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the live music, service, and entrees. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The whole experience was just…ok. Food was good, but not great. Also, and I know we were at a casino, but I did not appreciate walking through all of the smokers outside of the casino to get inside.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We will share your comments on the food and location with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a great day.

  13. DL

    DuaneL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Amanda is a wonderful server and she took care of our problem. The burger was very dry the, bun was almost burnt and the sweet potato fries were very overcooked. Not the quality we have come to expect and receive at Kankakee. The service is always great but the last few times we have been in the food has definitely lacked in quality.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy dining with us and that Amanda could make your visit memorable. We'll share your comments on the service and cuisine with our team. Have a wonderful day.

  14. j

    josephc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come at least once a week and the food is always wonderful and people and staff very friendly.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy dining with us and will share your comments with our team. We look forward to dining with us again soon. Have a great day.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food highly recommend

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 12, 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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    60 th birthday

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for your review and happy birthday! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  17. PH

    PamelaH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Good food with a couple of exceptions. Filet was great! Meatloaf was okay. It would be nice if dinner rolls were offered. Also, dessert used to be served with your meal if you ordered an entree. Now it is a separate menu item. However, the desserts are extremely delicious!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  18. RS

    RayS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great, Timing to get food was a little slow. Our Waitress was great.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  19. d

    dirtydoug

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best surprise is no surprise. Was not the first time we ate here and will not be the last!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your comments with our team. We hope you are able to dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food highly recommended for high quality of food and service Thanks John

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 6, 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.

  21. C

    Cathy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always had good fresh food. Friendly service, from the time we walk in. It’s our go to place to take our friends and family. We enjoy going on the nights they have live music.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy the seafood options and live music. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  22. BG

    BobG

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music is a little to loud. Hard to hear our friends at the table.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and will share your comments on the live music with our team. Have a wonderful day.

  23. PH

    PamelaH

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, quick service, and pleasant wait staff.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 2, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you had an excellent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  24. c

    cynthiac

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Kristen? We tried the new Ravioli Bison Ragu and the Fried Chicken..both were very good. We will be back to try other new items.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on September 2, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the ragu and fried chicken. We'll share your comments with our team and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a great day.

  25. CL

    CarolynL

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Any problem was the lack of staff - which is everywhere!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments and ratings with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food just like always

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed 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.

  27. m

    marya

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ribs, wonderful service. Thank you Mary Anne and Kaitlin! Great atmosphere. Love going there.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the ribs 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.

  28. JS

    JillS

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Sat outside on the nice patio. Live music was really good. Server must have had lots of tables as service was slow. Food was very good.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the patio and live music on your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

  29. SA

    StanleyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable and quiet for a sports type bar. Prices were reasonable for a casino.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We will share your comments and ratings with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

  30. MA

    MargaritA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We hadn't been there in quite a while and the menu changed. The old menu had some dinners that came with salad and a dessert which we loved. The new menu doesn't even have a salad with a steak dinner! Very disappointing since salad is so cheap to make.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We will share your comments on the new menu options with our team. We hope you give us another try. Have a great day.

  31. c

    cynthiac

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    We had the worse service ever this past Wed. unfortunately. We have been going once a week for a date night for the last several months. This visit the server(Wende) was more concerned with the bar patrons then serving our table...probably why our burgers took almost an hour! I don't think she turned our order in right away? because it is always quick. First she didn't tell us of any specials. Then my husband had to ask for his salad after the appetizer arrived after waiting awhile. We sat there for the longest time until another lady came and asked us if everything was alright. We told her we had been waiting a very long time. She then brought our food out to us after a few more minutes. The bar patrons that our waitress were serving had their food long before we did after coming in after us. Our server was not the only one behind the bar not sure why she had to keep going back there. The food was delicious as always and the new pretzel appetizer is amazing..it is gigantic! This service would give a first time customer a reason NOT to go back.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to have your date night with us. We apologize that your recent visit was not to the standard you have come to enjoy. We will share your comments with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a wonderful day.

  32. JH

    JimH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    While some items were removed from the "package" meal selections. The price remained the same.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We will share your comments on the menu changes with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can visit us again soon.

  33. BV

    BradleyV

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Been about a dozen times, since they've opened. Food and service is always great. Till this trip. Our server was fine, but the restaurant was noticeably understaffed for the business level, and there was a bit of a cloud hovering over the management of the FOH activities. Servers seemed stressed and out of sorts. The nights special was depleted before 630p and there were discernable confusion and aggravation between the FOH mgmt and waitstaff as they'd already oversold 3-4 tables the same special. We were upgraded and happy with the substitution, but there were a couple items not available due to supply.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you have enjoyed dining with us. We will share your comments on your most recent experience with our team. We hope you will give us another try. Have a wonderful day.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always an outstanding experience

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you had an outstanding experience and will share your comments with our team. Have a wonderful day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

  35. DN

    DonN

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dakota did a great job!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad Dakota made 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.

  36. JN

    JeffreyN

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was very good. Two cocktails two appetizers and main course for under 130 is a great deal.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your entrees and cocktails on your recent visit. We will share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

  37. JB

    JimB

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Mushroom bison ragu ravioli sauce wasn’t that good

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We will share your comments on the sauce with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a great day.

  38. BC

    BryanC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service , good food great place to eat!!!!!!

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for your review. 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.

  39. MD

    MelodyD

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was wonderful, very attentive without hovering. A drink menu with ingredients list which was very helpful. Nice menu selection from starters to desserts and everything in between. Our food was excellent and prepared as requested. Not to noisy…pleasant live entertainment to listen to but still could easily have a conversation. Tasteful surroundings, kind of felt like a country lodge with wood design and an attractive fireplace. Prices are not shocking but if you’re going for a nice dinner with drinks and all the trimmings for two people, you should probably figure a $$$ evening. We would definitely go again. It was a feel good atmosphere with delicious food.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, cuisine, entertainment and service. We will share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

  40. JA

    JerryA

    Western KY

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We decided to eat at Kankakee Grill in South Bend Four Winds on Thursday August 18. Went to see the new slots and the expanded casino. Extra benefit was it was Senior Discount on Thursday. It took a long time to have someone take our order. We ordered a Burger and Lobster Roll. It took 40+ minutes for our order to arrive. The order came out and the truffle fries were cold and over cooked. My burger was not cooked as I asked as well as the bacon that was supposed to be on the burger was not there. It took 20 more minutes for the burger to come back out after the chef corrected. Fresh fries were delivered early and we ate the fries before my corrected burger was delivered. Dining at Kankakee has always been a great experience but this time it was not. I will give them another chance but would have expected better from this restaurant. BTW the restaurant was not very busy at the time we dined.

    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad that you have enjoyed dining with us and apologize that your most recent visit was not to the standard you have come to enjoy. We will share your comments with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a wonderful 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 4.5 stars by 1038 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Kankakee Grille - South Bend

3000 Prairie Ave, South Bend, IN 46614

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    South Bend

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–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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