Tippecanoe Place

4.2
289 reviews
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American

Tippecanoe Place in South Bend, IN is located in the Studebaker Mansion that built in the late 1800's, a historic national landmark. We invite to enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner and experience the majesty of the mansion. Visit our website for more information . www.tippe.com


Tippecanoe Place has plenty of great menu options. We feature prime rib, prime steaks and seafood. Other dinner options include Indiana duck, pork chop and roasted chicken. Lunch offerings include angus burgers, sandwiches and entrée salads.

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JP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

There were some nice aspects but the place is very run down. Even though the architectural details were original and profound the rooms were extremely dusty and old smelling. The food was not as good as Olive Garden which surprised me. The salmon was overdone and presented very plainly. The pasta was good but needed quite a bit of salt added. The beer was good. For spending close to $100 on a date, I am left surprised. I don’t plan on returning to eat there.

j
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch is outstanding and the bar has become a regular hangout for my family.

MH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The ambience is great but it has to be said that the food was very disappointing. Even my teenage son, normally not fussy as long as he gets some sort of sandwich or burger, could barely eat half of his chicken sandwich because the chicken was so dry. I had to send back a glass of wine because it was clearly several days old. My salmon was undercooked. My wife's "french dip" was the worst french dip she'd ever tasted. And so on. A real disappointment because everything else about this restaurant is really nice.

GJ
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the venue with our out-of-town guests. Our waiter was very pleasant and was able to answer any questions we had. The food was good, but prices were a bit high for what you get.

CW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our brunch very much. The food was fresh and tasty. We also had a good time exploring the mansion.

E
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food, the restaurant special prime rib was perfect

PN
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

During South Bend Restaurant Week...best value and by far best menu offerings of ALL the participating restaurants!! Great service, excellent cocktails, amazing food! Loved everything & can’t wait to go back!!

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

There was nothing special about the food. They need to hire a Master Chef. The place is great otherwise.

M
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Excellent atmosphere.

GK
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The environment is 2nd to none. We love Tippecanoe Place. The service was outstanding. The food was OK, but not as great as I remember. We loved the shrimp, but the roast beef was dry, and didn't have much taste. The ham was too salty. The waffles were good, as always. But we miss the spinach salad!

JS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service in the dining room; bar service was slow and disorganized

G
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool historic place with great onion soup and it's own brewing spot upstairs . Must see for anyone or family.

GL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Prime rib was delicious. Not too fatty. Beautiful building

B
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the whole experience!!!!

LS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always treat they have our party of 8 a private table in the solarium where we enjoyed excellent service

RS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Tippecanoe Place to celebrate my wife's birthday, the staff did a fantastic job and the food was fabulous.

DS
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. The Beef Wellington was fabulous. Delightful, romantic setting!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

M
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and reasonably priced. Also a good wine list. What a beautiful historic place the Studebaker mansion is. We had a wonderful time. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

It was our anniversary dinner. We were seated next to the door to the escape room (very loud). My husbands seat was very uncomfortable and when we got up to leave, we saw that the back was actually broken. We went with the understanding that it was an old mansion and had high hopes of looking around at the architecture after dining. However, after seeing the room we were in, we no longer felt like looking any further. There were obvious issues with missing spots done while painting and the woodwork/trim is in desperate need of attention. The ceiling had a hole, where plaster had come off. Not a small hole, I’m guessing the size of a small car tire. This hole, by the way, was almost above us. The ambiance was not there.

The food was good and our waiter was great. I apologized to my husband and promised to let him pick the restaurant from now on. We were very disappointed.

S
Western NC
25 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Well, if you had dined at Tippecanoe years ago, you would be so disappointed now. Had to wait at the bar for our table, although there were empty tables. It was not very busy at all. We think it was so the bartender had something to do. Although the waiter was very knowledgeable about the history of the place, he went through the motions and gave us the impression, he was bored and would have rather been doing something other than being there. Food was okay. They sat us by the door to the Panic Room game. We heard all the instructions and directions for their evening. Awfully distracting while we were trying to have a nice evening. We will never go back. Plenty of other places to spend our money and enjoy a good meal.

JE
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food, slow service.

IN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

In town for the US Senior Open. I had dined at Studebaker Mansion a few times, but it had been several years ago. Since MSO has never been, thought he would enjoy it. We had reservations and were seated promptly on arrival. After cocktails, we split a spinach salad with warm dressing—it was delicious. My entree was the signature prime rib, smaller cut, and it was a huge cut of beef, cooked to perfection. Hubby ordered the crab-stuffed chicken. The portion looked quite small; however, because it was so rich, he was quite satisfied. He also tried one of their many beers and I had a generous pour of a very nice house Cabernet. Only negative for the evening was that service was slow. The staff was wonderful, however, and we had nothing else on the agenda for the evening. After dinner, we took a tour of the Studebaker Mansion, which is an amazing piece of architecture. Hats off to the restaurant owners for maintaining this beautiful historical treasure!

R
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is located in a National Historic Landmark...The Studebaker Mansion. The entire building is really something to see. The prime rib was excellent as was the filet mignon. The service was good and the noise levels were muted. I had been to this restaurant a number of years ago, and the return trip did not disappoint. It is well worth the trip.

S
Chicago
130 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service and touring the house after dinner was a special treat. Staff couldn’t have been nicer!

LM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my two young granddaughters to Tippecanoe Place for lunch. We had a wonderful time touring the old mansion, and the food and service were excellent!

S
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

The waiter was nice but the food was below average and overpriced. Bake brie was thick with limited fruit options. Ribeye was flavorless and burnt at some parts. Despite the burns, the food was not warm at all. We were charged $5 for a flat sauce when we asked for some way to make the meat taste better. There was also a $4 charge for sharing the dish when we could have split the food ourselves. We were not informed about either of these addition charges. I paid my bill with a tip for the sake of the waiter but will not be eating here again. Take a tour of the mansion and leave.

C
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was amazing; pricey but very tasty! We were seated upstairs and could hear the group next to us the whole time, talking and laughing! The ceiling looks like it was falling apart! We ordered an appetizer and it never came the best thing was the food but the overall experience wasn’t the best.

VJ
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and atmosphere was wonderful. Service was impeccable.

MY
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great omelet and prime rib.

PA
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great buffet at the Tippecanoe restaurant the reservation was a blessing and they took us to the table right away. The omelette was delicious and the chef friendly. There was a great
Variety of food and would recommend it to anyone. We prefer to go on a less popular day so the crowd isn’t so big.

N
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

They didn’t have an ingredient for the meal we ordered. Substituted potatoes for risotto. Didn’t tell us and didn’t give us the choice of changing our choice. We had a guest and didn’t want to make a fuss.

TM
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had a 9 p.m. reservation on graduation weekend (the earliest time we could get) and we were so disappointed. We had been there before but this time everything seemed to go wrong. Our waiter was nice enough but the service was not good and the food was not very tasty. Three of the 4 of us got different dishes and no one was satisfied with the food. Perhaps it was the end of a very long day and Tippecanoe was too tired to care but, if that was the case, they should not have offered us a 9 p.m. reservation. It was very expensive and not worth it at all.

TP
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Notre Dame graduation weekend, but the restaurant worked like clockwork. Cold drinks, hot soup, and tender filets... I couldn’t ask for more.

BZ
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great historic place for dinner. We really enjoyed the story behind the building.

NW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and beautiful restaurant! Would definitely go there again!

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This is the second time our group gave Tippecanoe a chance (after an absolutely awful experience at the their brewery upstairs) and it was just as terrible as the first experience. The manager apologized for our first experience by giving us gift cards to give the restaurant another chance. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation but the hostess continued to seat other parties until I had to go up and ask if we could be seated. She said she thought we'd already been helped. After we were sat, it took the waiter about 20 minutes to bring us our drinks and when we told him he had mixed up our drink orders, he told us we were wrong and would "like this drink better anyway." It took almost an hour for our food to arrive. When it did, the person who brought the food out informed our waiter that they ran out of food choices we had chosen, so he needed to tell us that some of our party wasn't getting what they ordered. The waiter wasn't sure which dish went where so he SMELLED our food before handing it out to tell the difference between mac and cheese with lobster and mac and cheese with chicken! There was so much salt on any potato item that is wasn't edible, and our waiter proceeded to tell us that he used to be a chef and this isn't how he would have cooked the food. Everything was over priced, made incorrectly or not at all, food was cold, and it took forever to be seated/waited on/or checked on. We were there for over 3 hours. The entire experience was (yet again) unacceptable. We'll never be dining there again, free or not.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Good food! Slow service but when you aren’t in a rush it’s a very pretty place to enjoy a relaxed, if expensive, meal. We went for prom and they handled it well. Date and I got the New York Strip that a friend recommended and that was very good. Side dishes are more iffy but the main courses seem solid.

EM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Reservations were at 6:15. It wasn’t that busy. We ordered shortly after and our food didn’t arrive until 7:45. Steak was undercooked and lamb was over cooked. The excuse given by the server was that the kitchen was backed up. Way too long to wait for food

NB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We have eaten her several times In the past our experience was great. This past weekend not so much. We took our k our family there for our sons 33 birthday. Our waiter was fine. When our food finally came out after an extremely long gape between appetizers, two of the 5 meals were cold I. The center and undercooked. The waiter immediately took them back . The rest of us HAD to continue to eat our meal without them. Their meals returned , fully cooked, after the rest of us we e finished. So much for fine dining together. The manage did come over to apologize. He comped our son his beer and our daughter in law one drink. Which seemed pretty poor on a bill that was $350.00
Not sure if I will go again.
Other tables had extremely long waits and were getting up to leave. Not sure what was happening in the kitchen

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