#OnlyinTheBend Burger Pass

#OnlyinTheBend Burger Pass

There are few things to eat more iconic than this American classic: The hamburger. And if there is a place that does them well, it’s here. The Bend is home to dozens of places that go big on burgers. From loaded options to stripped-down classics, there are so many mouthwatering options to try we put them together for the #OnlyinTheBend Burger Pass!

Check in at these local burger spots and you will be eligible to win prizes and giveaways for exploring The Bend one burger at a time.

Click here to see what’s included!

#OnlyinTheBend Burger Pass

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • No apps to download- 100% free
  • Visit the best burger locations South Bend has to offer!
  • Get entered to win prizes along the way!

How this Pass Works

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of curated burger restaurants offering check-in opportunities to be entered to win prizes!

Step 2 - Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 - Redeem

When visiting a participating business, simply make sure your location services are turned on and push the "check-in" button!

Included Venues

See locations on an interactive map.

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Bar Louie
A trendy spot with a fantastic rooftop deck in the summertime, Bar Louie is known for its craft burgers, including one with house-made candied bacon.
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Bonnie Doon Drive-In
A good old fashioned drive-in? You bet. Get a burger then wash it down with a shake. Bonnie Doon is only open in the summer.
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BRU Burger Bar
The name says it all: This is a place that goes big on burgers. Burger lovers can go all sorts of directions, from a bison burger to Impossible or black bean.
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CJ's Pub
If there was a battle for the best places in The Bend for a burger, CJ's would be standing late into the event. It boasts of 45 varities of burger from which to choose.
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Fatbird's reputation is built on a Southern-inspired menu that includes jambalaya and one heck of a fried chicken sandwich selection. Do not overlook its amazing bacon cheeseburger.
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Fiddler's Hearth
Known more for traditional Irish pub fare like bangers and mash and shepherd's pie, the burgers at Fiddler's are an underrated option. The prime rib burger is a half pound and grilled to order.
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Howard Park Public House
Where else can you get a burger with "South Bend" seared into the bun? Exactly.
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Jeannie's House Diner
Also considered one of the area's best breakfast places, Jeannie's serves up a mean burger at lunch.
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LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern
The menu says premium burgers and LKT means it. The Chimichurri Burger is perhaps the most unique offered.
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Linden Grill
Ask locals their favorite burger spots and Linden Grill is bound to come up. Head downtown and try it for yourself.
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Longshots Bar and Grill
This family owned bar and restaurant in New Carlisle is known by locals for its laid back atmosphere and variety of build-your-own burger options. Must be 21 to visit.
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O'Rourke's Public House
A casual Irish pub within a stone's throw of Notre Dame, O'Rourke's does burgers right. Try the Golden Dome, complete with a fried egg, since you're nearby.
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Rocky River Tap and Table
Rocky River is a farm-to-fork favorite with some mouth-watering burger options. Go for the jalapeño burger if you're feeling spicy. There's an Impossible burger option too.
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Rohr's serves up all the ambiance you would expect from the University of Notre Dame's flagship restaurant. The R Burger — with pepperjack cheese and bacon on a pretzel bun — is one of The Bend's best.
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Ruth's Chris
Yes, this is the steakhouse you know and love. Its special grind of meat makes the burger worthy of making the list.
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Scoobie's is an unassuming restaurant in Mishawaka that offers a variety of subs and sandwiches, plus a long list of burgers. The Hangover Burger includes Scoobie Sauce, a special ingredient that has to be tried.
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Table 97
This downtown Mishawaka spot has a little bit of everything on the menu but really shines with its burgers. The TBL/97 Burger includes smoked gouda and roasted garlic aioli.
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Taphouse On The Edge
Located near Notre Dame, Taphouse is a great place for a brew and one of their signature burgers.
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The Bucket
A longtime South Bend favorite, The Bucket has a popular deck that overlooks the St. Joseph River. It's an ideal setting to try one of their burgers.
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The View
The View is home to the undisputed champion of Northern Indiana burgers: The Becky Burger. It's made with American and Swiss cheese, grilled onions, barbecue sauce and bacon. No substitutions. Must be 21 to visit.