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Kankakee Grille - South Bend, South Bend, IN

Kankakee Grille - South Bend

4.5
4.5
1557 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
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 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 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
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 1,557 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

    Good for groups

  • South Bend

    Healthy

  • South Bend

    Hot spot

  • South Bend

    Lively

  • South Bend

    Most Booked

1,557 Reviews
  1. JeanetteS

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, good food and good service Savannah was our server and she does a fantastic job! 👍👍
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team and Savannah. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  2. TonyL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu has a fantastic selection of dishes, and we loved everything we tried. And great service every time!
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  3. SharonC

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Too expensive. Husband's filet over-cooked. He ordered and got it well done and only 1 crabcake for $48. Soup, salad and dessert was delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster rolls were excellent! Service was also great!
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  5. BillE

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prime rib and ribs are awesome! Our waitress did an outstanding job.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Live band playing, way too loud couldn’t even talk. The guests didn’t even really acknowledge the band, most tables just tried to talk over them.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for your review. Your dining experience will be reviewed by our Kankakee Grille management team. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day.

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  7. DebraB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined at Kankakee grill several times and have never been disappointed. The food on this visit was extraordinary!! It was very busy and it took awhile ( 40 minutes) to get our food, but when it arrived it was fantastic. We shared a rack of ribs that came with parmesan truffle fries and they were really good. Hot and crispy. It was worth the wait! We will be back there soon!
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  8. JohnC

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess was very friendly. Our waitress was happy and very nice, the food was excellent, we shared a lobster roll and with fires and slaw there was plenty for the two of us. We have had the bluegill and the ribs in the past, also excellent. I highly recommend Kankakee Grill.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 8, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was bad. Nachos were cold and stale. Strip was way under cooked and Bison Ribeye way over cooked. You could hardly cut the steaks or vegetables with the utensils they gave us

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  10. JohnP

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were outstanding. Good music as well.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 3, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  11. joanG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We asked for steak well done and it came medium, but not runny, so we ate. I had same thing last week and it was perfect!!
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on May 2, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We’re glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Copper Rock team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  12. LisaM

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time eating at this location, the service was good, and the food was awesome. The live entertainer was perfect as well. We will return.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 30, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were great but my shoes were completely ruined by the base of the table. There must be something very sharp that scratched off the backs of my Coach heels.!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice light anniversary dinner, thought shrimp cocktail was a bit expensive for just 5 ($16), the calamari & Cesar salad were great! Service was timely and server very friendly. Always a good time!
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 30, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  15. LinnetteR

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always ! Music was tad loud for my liking but I was pretty close to area where person was singing. Everyone seamed to be enjoying it though!
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 30, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  16. jpsp

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bison ribeye was ordered medium rare, but came out closer to medium well., taste was still good but was definitely overcooked.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 25, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and 2 sons had a fantastic meal and a great time last night at Kankakee Grill located in South Bend. We will definitely return G & A Miller
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 25, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We'll share your ratings with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience! Food, service, facility was excellent and prices were quite fair. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience. Definitely will going to back again!

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  19. GaryK

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was perfect. Our waitress Victoria was absolutely perfect. We were seated right of way, our waitress promptly took our order. Food took a little bit to come out but it was busy. Our waitress kept checking on us, and our food server was also very good.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 25, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We'll share your ratings with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day.

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  20. KathleenS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Although we have had great experience previously, our filet mignon was very tough this time.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was wonderful! Could not have asked for a better waitress!!!
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 19, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  22. LindaZ

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    There is a limited menu. Food is cooked good. Service was below average for a nice restaurant. A lot of management standing around not helping servers. I believe when you are short staffed, servers should be assisted by anyone available to help. The restaurant was not that busy, but we waited extremely long and the server did not clear empty serving dishes, plates and glasses in between courses. The prices warrant better service.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 16, 2024
    Thank you for your review. Your recent dining experience will be reviewed by our management team to ensure we continue to meet and exceed the high service standards you have come to enjoy. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and hope to see you again soon.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bluegills were delicious. It was chilly sitting by the windows.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We'll share your ratings with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day.

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  24. KarieG

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. Disappointed with the ribs. They used to be outstanding but now they're just okay.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 16, 2024
    Thank you for your review. Your dining experience will be reviewed by our Kankakee Grille management team. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day.

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  25. justinp

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, bison ravioli, and new york strip were good. Great attentive service.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  26. Sparky

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food; great service. Prices were very reasonable.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5-star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  27. CorinaG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food Is FANTASTIC! Service Is Wonderful! Highly Recommend!
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 5, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5 star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great waitress. Friendly and efficient. Food was good for casino restaurant.

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  29. JillE

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great steak and exceptional service Easter Sunday. Recently we have been making Kankakee our go to place for a holiday meal.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate you. We will be sure to pass your review onto our Food and Beverage team. Thank you again!

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  30. MichaelG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service great ambiance cool set up Food very good and a great variety of options
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate you. We will be sure to pass your review onto our Food and Beverage team. Thank you again!

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  31. SheilaH

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I was very disappointed in the Easter meal. The food was good except for the weird blue corn biscuit, not good, very dry. Food came out cold like very cold. They offered to make a new plate but there was nothing wrong with the food just cold. So we just ate it. Brought out the wrong soup, forgot about giving us the dessert that was suppose to be included with the Easter meal. I didn't think the price matched the meal was very disappointed.

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  32. JMS71

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Horrible service. Food was rushed and my steak overcooked. Fortunately the manager did not charge me for it. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant. A ruined Easter meal out.

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  33. jak508

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good experience but only 4 stars for charging extra for additional tartar sauce.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 19, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We'll share your ratings with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day.

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  34. onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnne

    Indiana

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always a great place to eat. The servers are nice, the music is not too loud, and the food is excellent.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate you. We will be sure to pass your review onto our Food and Beverage team. Thank you again!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and it was a lovely dining experience
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate you. We will be sure to pass your review onto our Food and Beverage team. Thank you again!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible service from our server Nene when we mentioned we were staying for trivia after finishing our meal. We kept drinking and the tip was gong to continue to rise but the server seemed to assume that meant we weren’t worth it anymore. Had to ask other servers multiple times if they could send Nene over so we could get another drink. She stopped checking in on us and we felt abandoned. Worst service my wife and I have received in a long time
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you for your review. Your dining experience will be reviewed by our Kankakee Grille management team. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day.

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  37. GaryK

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a good lunch on St Patricks Day. We were seated immediately and waited on quickly. Our server was extremely friendly and polite. She accurately took our orders and brought our drinks quickly. Our food arrived fairly prompt. The food was very delicious and flavorful just as I have come to expect from Kankakee Grille.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5 star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! The Mediterranean Salad was amazing! The boys loved the burgers and the fries! Will come back.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5 star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  39. CynthiaS

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the ambience and the music. Busy due to a drawing but it was nice and cozy!
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your 5 star review with our Kankakee Grille team. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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  40. JoMc

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I have struggled making reservations online at Kankakee Grille: I send the reservation via Open Table and then they cannot 'find' it. This happened for the third time last weekend. It's certainly frustrating and I do not understand why this continues to be an issue. I also requested a booth (twice) and neither time was it honored -- we were dismissed and seated at a table right in front of the live music, making it incredibly difficult to hold a conversation. Once we were "in," service was good, the food was good, but making a reservation seems to always be a struggle.
    Kankakee Grille - South BendResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you for your review. Your reservation experience will be reviewed by our Kankakee Grille management team. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day.

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Kankakee Grille - South Bend is rated 4.5 stars by 1557 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
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3000 Prairie Ave, South Bend, IN 46614

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    South Bend
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • 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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