Kankakee Grille - South Bend

4.5
610 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.

Due to current restrictions Kankakee is 21 and up only.

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 610 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LouP
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Father's Day at Kankakee Grill in South Bend. We enjoyed every aspect of the visit. Live music as well. Great atmosphere for a fun, laid-back meal for two. Our children/grandchildren are in other states and could not join us. The Filet was amazing and they cook Pittlsburg style upon request. Ribs were amazing as well. And, the drinks are the best. Not a bad seat in the restaurant. It was storming outside and it was a cozy place to look out at the rain. NeNe was our server and she was patient, thorough and interested in us having our food the way we wanted it. The only item that did not suit our taste buds was the mac and cheese ... the cheese gave it a smoke flavor, which works wonders for some, just not us. NeNe brought us mashed potatoes in its place. Two things I loved: they still make mashed potatoes WITHOUT GARLIC; and, NeNe took our order and she brought our food. What an old fashioned concept that really works. We didn't have to interrupt our conversation to tell someone we have never seen who ordered what. Great job! We're coming back this week to celebrate a friends' wedding anniversary. Looking forward to it.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review and for choosing to celebrate at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that NeNe could make it memorable. We'll share your comments with our team. We look forward to you visiting us again soon and wish your friends a happy anniversary. Have a great day.

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viprclc
Grand Rapids
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always eat at the kankakee grill everytime my wife and i go to the casino. always pleased with the food and service

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded a day ago

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

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vipBillO
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. This is our special occasion restaurant because of the excellent food

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded a day ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Entertainment was exceptional.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded a day ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was fabulous!!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded a day ago

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

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vipThomasM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, great food & great service by everyone.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your comments with our team. We hope you will choose to dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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marcia
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food, reasonable prices, short wait for food ordered.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded 5 days ago

Thank 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 with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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TeresaH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Waitress check on us one time- bad service. Nachos was horrible, I asked for cheese because there was very little on food. Husband had meatloaf and his food was very good.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you husband enjoyed his meatloaf entree. We will share your comments on the food and service with our team. Have a great day and we hope you will give us another try.

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MikeE
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Your soups are always good. Liked the bacon jalapeno dip also.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoy the soup and dip options. 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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We will share your comments on the staff and food with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good
Wish they would offer more fish special s

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoy dining with us. We will share your comments and request for more fish specials with our team. Have a great day.

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TerryS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When people show up 15 minutes early you need to seat them instead of telling to come back at your reservation time. Otherwise it was great.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank 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 with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always good food, although on this visit the perch looked more like smelt.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 8, 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 on the perch entree with our team. We look forward to you dining with us again. Have a great day.

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DIANEW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food and atmosphere. Service was adequate, but had to ask for things that were forgotten.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We will share your comments on the staff, atmosphere, and food with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

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joanG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Ordered the Caesar Salad with Chicken. We have enjoyed this before. Not last night. Service was slow and food was not up to your standards. Chicken was slimy, and salad just tasted off. We really enjoy our date nights at kanakee Grille, but would prefer anything from timbers instead of the slimy chicken caesar salad.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy having your date nights at Kankakee Grille. We have shared your comments with our team and would like to learn more about your recent experience. Could you please respond to the private message we sent? Have a wonderful day and we hope you will choose to dine with us again soon.

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MikeE
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Sunday ribs special is excellent, with plenty of food and delicious ribs. We come for trivia as often as possible. Thanks for hosting it!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoy the ribs and Live Trivia. 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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Lovebirds
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio. Great food and service. Enjoyed live entertainment and the crab cakes and ribs on date night.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your recent date night with us. 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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BryanC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have a favorite waiter he was on another section, initial wait was long but after 15min everything was fine

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank 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 ratings with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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MatthewT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here is always amazing..I had the perch dinner which was excellent..great portion and hot . My wife had the burger dinner which is always a great choice, and my mother had the filet mignon , a nice peice with great sides. Our drinks were on point also.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the perch, burger, and filet on your recent visit. We'll share your comments on the cuisine and staff with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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MonicaK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nana was amazing! She had a large group but didn’t let us feel not as important. She multi tasked like a boss

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that Nana 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.

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vipLuvthisplace
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I normally rave on how we enjoyed our experience, food and service but the last two times we have eaten dinner here our waiter’s have made our experience almost to the point of not going back again. They seem to have an attitude that they really don’t want to work there and you (the customer) should eat somewhere else so they don’t have to think or serve you. We had to continue to ask where our order was and two other tables that came in 40 minutes after we did, ordered the same thing, ate and left before we finally served ours. The food was excellent when we finally got it without a mention of any apology at all.

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JohnD
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and very reasonable prices. Lower than I expected. Maybe to compensate for what happens on the casino floor =D

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank 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 with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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DavidK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We learned as we arrived that guests under 21 aren't allowed in the restaurant which is attached to the casino. We were grateful that with a security escort an exception could be made as it was graduation weekend at Notre Dame. Our server, Brittany, was very attentive and helpful and the food was delicious. The Ceasar salad was a real delight as were the biscuits. The filet was well-cooked if a little on the small side. All in all a great experience to celebrate our daughter's college graduation!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to celebrate at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and that Brittany could make your experience memorable. We will share your comments on the food and staff with our team. We hope you are able to dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food very poor. Service top notch. Expensive for what quality of food was.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We will share your comments on the food and service with our team. We do hope you will give us another try. Have a great day.

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AnthonyJ
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food. Ribeye was cooked perfectly

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 25, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience at Kankakee Grille!! I loved Ry!! She is a great server!! She really makes it great dining experience!! And the show was awesome by Chris Burch!!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank 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 on the staff and music with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can dine with us again.

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vipVicki
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and excellent service!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank 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 on the cuisine and service with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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Bclarke675
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Surf & Turf was excellent, service was very good, but the restaurant was a little cold.

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RVer
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Eli Kahn, jazz musician playing. Excellent! Food to match.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed Eli Kahn on your recent visit. We'll share your request to bring him back with our team. Have a wonderful day.

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JoseA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the meatloaf, I know meatloaf... worth it. So good

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 17, 2021

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

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TinaS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit and I absolutely loved it!! The special was to die for...drinks were perfect and the one man band was great entertainment!!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your first visit with us. We'll share your comments on the special and live entertainment with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

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NathanielP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The difference between Kankakee Grill South Bend and Kankakee Grill New Buffalo is not even close. Kankakee Grill South Bend completely exceeds New Buffalo in every way. Great food, great service, great ambience. My wife and I will make the trip to South Bend from now on!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We will share your comments on both of our locations with our team. Have a great day and we look forward to you dining with us again soon.

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CrystalM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Ribeye was great. Loved the bacon jalapeño dip. Food was great.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the Ribeye and jalapeno dip 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.

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stacied
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another successful Mothers Day celebration at Kankakee. Food & service was awesome. Entertainment was a bit loud for a Sunday afternoon.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to celebrate at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments on the food, service, and entertainment with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

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vipLuvthisplace
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a fantastic dinner and enjoyed the entertainment. We will definitely be coming back.

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TinaW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waiter was NOT attentive, waited 45 minutes to receive our food and then the french fries which were supposed to be truffle fries; well they were hard and burnt! definitely not worth $24!!!!! People that arrived half an hour after us were getting their food when we got ours!!! will NOT EVER go back!!!!!!! :(

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We will share your comments with our team and would like to learn more about your recent visit. Could you please send us your players card number and best contact information in a private Opentable message?

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TrudiG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service definitely good food and dessert

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 12, 2021

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

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vipLuvthisplace
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner experience the other night. Our server was excellent, our food was delicious. We will definitely be coming back.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you and your wife 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.

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Donna
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic. Very tasty and tender. Our waitress was very attentive, friendly and helpful by answering our questions. We definitely will be telling our friends and family about our experience here and will be back to enjoy another tasty meal.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that our staff could assist you with your questions. We'll share your comments with our team and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was most excellent!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the cuisine on your recent visit and will share your comments with our team. Have a wonderful day.

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Kankakee Grille - South Bend is rated 4.5 stars by 610 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.