From the rapids of the East Race to historic theaters, museums, a minor league ballpark, live music, and a vibrant mix of locally-owned, locally-operated businesses, South Bend has something for everyone to see and do every season of the year. Sights, sounds, and tastes that make a trip downtown worth repeating … often!
The members of the Downtown Dining Association invite you to come explore our unassuming Midwestern town. But when you visit, make sure you take time to sample our city’s unique food scene. Each of our restaurants is serving up fresh, seasonal food that will satisfy even the most discerning foodie.
We offer everything from American Bistro to Asian, modern tapas to traditional Irish. To accompany that fine food you’ll find an equally exceptional selection of local craft brews, fine wines, international whiskeys and Scotches. Many of our restaurants also feature live music throughout the week showcasing a variety of genres from Blue Grass to jazz — music legends as well as those just starting to make a name for themselves.
And because we’re locally-owned and operated the money you spend stays right here supporting our community and many local charities.
There truly is something for everyone in downtown South Bend. So forget the Big Apple or Chi-town, come to our corner of the world and taste the difference South Bend makes. Your taste buds will thank you.
Don’t forget to check this site often to stay up-to-date on the latest Downtown Dining Association events.
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Twice a year join us for Restaurant Weeks, when our local restaurants serve up specially priced menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a percentage of each meal donated to Memorial Children’s Hospital.
It’s a great way to experience downtown South Bend’s dynamic culture and exciting local food and drink, and support a great cause while you’re at it.
Wine Walks – May through October
Join your friends and neighbors downtown for our fun, fabulous Wine Walks hosted by the restaurateurs that make our city unique. Simply buy a wristband at any participating restaurant and then explore downtown by sampling a delectable variety of food and wine served up by some of the best restaurants in downtown South Bend. This year we are also adding two Beer Walks in July and October.
Beer Walks – July and October
Join us on our beer walks hosted by the restaurateurs in our great city. Simply buy a wristband at any participating restaurant and then explore downtown by sampling a delectable variety of food and beer served up by some of the best restaurants in downtown South Bend.
The Downtown Dining Association is a group of the area’s finest restaurants. Our mission: to create amazing experiences in the city of South Bend. Browse our members below for events, deals, menus and more.