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The Lauber, South Bend, IN

The Lauber

4.7
4.7
359 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A modern restaurant in the East Bank Village helping bring new life to the area

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (574) 234-2342
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    South Bend
  • Parking details
    Additional parking available across Niles Ave in the People Link parking lot after 5 p.m.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 359 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Bend

    Best Overall

  • South Bend

    Best Food

  • South Bend

    Best Service

  • South Bend

    Best Value

  • South Bend

    Good for groups

  • South Bend

    Healthy

  • South Bend

    Hot spot

  • South Bend

    Neighborhood gem

  • South Bend

    Lively

  • South Bend

    Most Booked

359 Reviews
  1. TomS

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food always good here. Great service. Always enjoy the Lauber

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  2. BradF

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food selection is very good for any group or family. Great place to go if you are looking for food options. It can get a little noisy when they are busy. Pot Roast sliders are a favorite with the guests we take to eat.

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  3. BrianK

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food! Everything was fast but not rushed. Extensive Beer list, unique cocktails. We'll definitely go again!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent service and food! Had a pup with us and the servers took care of her too :)

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  5. JuanHerdez

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to host a lunch meeting. I just love this place!!

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  6. Runswithdogs

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food has a nice variety, although more for the meat eaters. We were in the enclosed patio area which as heated fine, but there was a moment when the sun came down and before it went behind a building which was just blinding. I donned my sunglasses and it worked.

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  7. JuanHerdez

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed our 42nd wedding anniversary dinner at the Lauber. We have been there twice and knew we would celebrate our special day there for dinner. Our server (Tony) per our request, was great! We'll return in two weeks to share with him about our weekend anniversary trip to Indy.

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  8. Jeff

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Easter brunch with the entire family. Good food and attentive service makes this a definite spot to frequent in South Bend. It can be a bit noisy at times but that does not detract from the fun experience.

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  9. JohnL

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I really like this place. South Bend has a couple of very nice higher-end restaurants and a whole bunch of pub-style options but this place feels one-of-a-kind in town for a fun, reasonably priced, upbeat, tasty meal. Great for groups, families, game watching, it somehow clicks on all levels. Every time I visit campus I look for other options just out of desire to do something g different, but I seemingly always end up here and am never disappointed.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Kelsey was great! Very informative and pleasant. Really enjoyed the bison burger. Look forward to dining outside with warmer weather to come

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  11. Runswithdogs

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an early business dinner here. Everyone had a good pizza and they offered a seasonal flat bread for vegans which was excellent. It was not yet full which here means it gets a bit too loud for my taste.

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  12. JohnL

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place for a casual meal in South Bend. Good beer and cocktail list, creative pizzas, great salads. All for a reasonable price.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu variety. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Our favorite local restaurant. Only downside last night was they ran out of pasta/macaroni and cheese at 6:30 pm. Good thing there are other great options!

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  14. icropalot

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is always a great place to visit! The ambience is great, the food selection is great (not the typical menu but a good variety to try something new or familiar)! We remember when the restaurant used to be JC Lauber sheet metal company so it makes us very happy to see the building repurposed. They have a great selection of spirits at the bar with fun cocktails. Check this place out if you haven't! Only thing stopping me from giving it a 5 is the noise level, but that is to be expected with high ceilings and not a great way of absorbing the sound. But don't let that stop you, it's a great place!

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  15. CurtK

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great except my wife's sandwich was done 10+ min before mine and I watched it sitting at the pass. The server offered to have it remade if it wasn't up to par. It was a simple miscommunication between tue cooks and server. No biggie. Everything else was really good.

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  16. PhyllisW

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lauber has an interesting vibe, probably suited best for young-ish people. We enjoyed our meal - delicious mushroom brie soup, sliders & salads. As a group of over 65s at a round table, it was difficult to carry on any meaningful conversation as the room is very live. That was really the only down side to our experience.

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  17. DAVIDK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu selection is appetizing. Drinks were spectacular The food was delicious. The waiter was very attentive. A good value for the price paid.

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  18. Davie

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    building was cold - food was ok - i've had better there before

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  19. RandyD

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. The food and service were great!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was there for a business mtg. Service was great! Food arrived quickly & hot and very good! Would definitely return .

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  21. DavidG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall had a wonderful time with Friends. Food was great, we all were able to partake on the Special for Winter Restaurant Week! From the appetizers to dessert….it was all perfect!

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  22. DebbieW

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    New restaurant we wanted to visit while out of town!! Nice pick however staff is a bit underwhelming. Not much energy! Bison burger was ok but could have been cooked better. Artesian pizza was good.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best meals in South Bend. Highly recommend going to brunch. They are not a breakfast place however they are far better than most breakfast places I have been to in the area.

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  24. AWreview

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good craft beer list and plenty of vegan options -- Beyond burger and vegan cheese pizza substitutions were available. Very chill on a weeknight with a few different screens showing sports.

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  25. JenniferV

    Grand Rapids

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Our server was also great.

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  26. Carol

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere & food! Server was very attentive!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Wait service was very poor. Asked for water refills and condiments multiple times. Soda was flat in my cocktail Burger order was not correct It was disappointing as we have eaten here several times but this experience would not bring me back

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  28. SusanJ

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were good but we were seated in the far corner of the outdoor patio and it was cold which took away from the overall enjoyment of our evening.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    LOTS of food and drink options available to choose from and the waitstaff was excellent. However, the noise level made it hard to hear one another at our own table.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    What was once a swanky, nice place to eat in downtown South Bend has turned into yet another fast-casual venue with no style, giving off the “hot new restaurant in town” starter pack vibes. If you want a quick, sub-par place to eat then go here. If you want to spend your money on a nice date night out, I recommend something else. Also, Covid is over. Get rid of the QR code menus and handheld card readers and give us real menus so we’re not all on our phone and you’re not standing there when I have to tip you. Disappointing all the way around.

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  31. JasonM

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite with our family. Delicious food and fun atmosphere!

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  32. MichaelB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had fun with the waitress Myra. Drink "Emily Can't Have This" had no story behind it. So I created one to share. Excellent recommendations and the food was fantastic.

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  33. DeniseM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love dining at the Lauber! Food is excellent and the atmosphere welcoming.

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  34. sandrad

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality of food was good. We had great service for lunch

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  35. Speedy

    Washington DC

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fresh dishes, well prepared and delivered with a great presentation. Large bar, too, and plenty of options.

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  36. LuvBeetle

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. service a little slow due to Friday halloween night

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  37. PeterW

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great go to spot when in South Bend. Staff is great, We have tried so many items on the menu and we have never been disappointed. This a go to if in town for an Notre Dame event.

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  38. BruceB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic Brussels Sprouts, the Lauber burger was pretty good. Very loud inside, crowded on a Thursday night.

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  39. MargaretL

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous pizzas & pasta dishes along with amazing salads

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  40. BrendaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the tables in the bar area for Saturday Brunch. The young man at the bar took our order and served our food. He was very kind and ga e great suggestions on the food. The food was wonderful. We had a very pleasant time.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Lauber using the Order Online button. The Lauber also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (574) 234-2342.

The Lauber is rated 4.7 stars by 359 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 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Lauber

504 E Lasalle Ave 2, South Bend, IN 46617-2726

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    South Bend
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Additional parking available across Niles Ave in the People Link parking lot after 5 p.m.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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