Kankakee Grille - South Bend

4.5
723 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 723 people are saying
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marcia
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I historically liked Kankakee Grille but it came up a bit short this time. Two of us wanted Lake Perch but the server didn't tell us until we were ordering that they were out of it...nothing was substituted. I tried something different...meat loaf...it was okay but not great. Then another person at table ordered rib special & server messed up on that too but manager made it right. My experience this time wasn't as good as it's been historically. Server was new...that could be part of the problem. I also think it's time to modify the menu & add new items & plan better in case you run out of something & offer other options.

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BrandonS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Unique spin on classic dishes. Excellent service at a great value.

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LauraF
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had in years. The ribeye is excellent! Music is a little too loud though.

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RettaV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Reservation for 530pm, it was 640pm before server retirned to our table to take our order. Was not pleased. Music was too loud and not very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with great food and great service

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mckailah
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was incredible! Food was great :) Bummed I can't tip the remainder of the gift card but it worked out since we had cash.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasantly surprised with excellent service and food. Will definitely be back.

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StephenH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak dinner was excellent! Waiter was superb; attentive without being intrusive. Eat here fairly often and the whole experience has always been positive.

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Bobbyv
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, always clean. Great atmosphere and great service!!

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stephaniew
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing! The food wasn’t as good as I had hoped for but it was good none the less. We had a really nice time celebrating my fiancé’s and fathers birthdays!

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vipPRK2133
Orlando
58 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

While the $8 add on for shrimp in the mac and cheese were big and good, there was far too much cheese and it was very salty. I left half of it.

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vipLuvthisplace
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a very enjoyable dinner Last night. Food and service were excellent. We will definitely be coming back.

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we have had in a long time!! Service was the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and great food and awesome servers and all the staff is great highly recommend

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Perkys
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Inside seating is very cool. Many diners wearing long sleeves or jackets. Cool enough to be uncomfortable.

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Madonna
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoy this restaurant. The music is ok but it's a little loud when you're trying to converse at dinner

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KaitlynG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Reservation for 4 at 5pm. We were sat and two of our guests were running behind. We told the waitress we would wait to order appetizers, but we ordered drinks. She seemed to ignore our table even after multiple attempts to get her attention for a good 30 minutes. She didn’t check on us or check to see if we wanted more drinks. She seemed bothered by me Our guests being late even though we were there spending money.

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DeMarco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food to the service exceeded our expectations. Very rarely has a place done this.

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MikeN
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Kankakee Grille. Our server, Tanya was fabulous. She was very friendly and was very attentive. Our food was excellent. It was Senior Day at the casino, we received 25% off our meal.

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marya
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We ordered rib special for $16.00. Sometimes it is wonderful and other times… not so much. It was decent last night. Barely any bbq sauce on them so we asked for a little more. They charged $1.00 for it. 😳. Booths are great for watching the game. A real downer was our waitress who looked either angry or bored (if she cracked a smile, her face would break). She said as little as possible and disappeared frequently so much so that a recruit and to be sent in to take away dishes and ask if we wanted anything else.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Kankakee!! Aaron the bartender is the best.

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MichaelP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great. Very good value. Only reason I did not give it five stars was that the restaurant was cold and the music was pretty loud. Will definitely return on a future trip to South Bend.

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so friendly and helpful(Kathy). The food was very good. Those Parmesan truffle fries are addictive!!

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Hinman
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was top notch except my filet was well done instead of medium well. Still tasty though.

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Madonna
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Not extremely crowded or noisy although sometimes they have a live band which makes it difficult to converse if you're sitting close.

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vipDate
Seattle
108 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. We took a table outside since the weather was perfect. They had entertainment which was really nice. Our server Meme was amazing. I ordered the ribs and they were really good. I wish I could have ordered a half rack since I couldn't eat a full. My husband had a burger and he enjoyed his as well. Over all the casino is non smoking which made it even better. We enjoyed everything about this place and would recommend eating here or just for drinks.

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MegS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice evening out during these tough times ...........

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! :)

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vipemilys
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive, food was great! Never a bad time at Kankakee- we appreciate you!

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JimN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great value for the price. Highly recommend.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoy visiting. We'll share your comments with our team. Have a great day and we look forward to you dining with us again soon.

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Drlindzy
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nachos starter was delicious & burger was just perfect!🤤

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the nachos and burger 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a
Very relaxed
Atmosphere with great service and the food was outstanding! They had a band that really added to the visit! We will
Definitely go back there again. You have to try the desert! It comes with dinner!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and will share your comments on the food and entertainment with our team. We look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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Toni
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Ry, was very careful to make sure my husband did not have food with gluten since he has severe celiac.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit at that Ry could assist you. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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GreggK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, sat outside and the last 10 minutes of our meal the bee,s took over had to wait inside for our check

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PeterS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my happy place. They make the best Caesar Salad of any place I have eaten. And the Crab Cakes are fantastic as well. And it feels like everyone is happy that you are there. I go 1-2 times per month. The bonus is that there are not many places that have bread pudding for desert, and theirs is worth the trip just for that.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are honored to be your happy place! We'll share your comments with our team and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a great day.

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Skhrph
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had great service. Enjoyed the bacon, jalapeno dip and a wonderful ribeye.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the ribeye and bacon jalapeno dip on your visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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Mimzi
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable time and great tasting food at the KG at Four Winds! We were able to request patio seating, which is relaxing and beautiful on a good weather day. Our wait staff and servers were attentive and pleasant...even though we could see they were quite busy on a Friday night. If you want overly processed food, heated quickly in a microwave, then squeezed from a bag onto a plate - go elsewhere. This isn't the place for you. Plan to relax, enjoy some talented musicians, actually get to know your date or reconnect with friends at a slower pace in a beautiful atmosphere!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. 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. Have a great day.

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MonicaAndChuck
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! Servers are
so kind! It’s my favorite place for date nights.

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CynthiaW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very good at what she does. Enjoy her service so well that I will be back!!

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AnnP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service , good food and good entertainment

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoy visiting and will share your comments with our team. We hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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Kankakee Grille - South Bend is rated 4.5 stars by 723 OpenTable diners.

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