Experience the South Bend Area Foodie Trail by Midwest Living

The editors of Midwest Living magazine have chosen their nine favorite restaurants in our community, dubbed the South Bend Foodie Trail, and we have the breakdown of the vast variety of eateries right here for you.

Café Navarre

This farm-fresh, swanky restaurant is a popular spot for business lunches and after work drinks. Located in downtown South Bend in a historic building, which served as a bank at one time, Café Navarre offers the perfect balance of old world charm and modern flavors and plating.

Corndance Tavern

Farm-to-table takes on a whole new meaning at this local establishment. The owner also runs a bison farm which supplies the restaurant with meats, as well as fresh eggs from free range chickens. The menu is vast and chalkboard specials feature seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and orchards.

Fiddler’s Hearth Public House

This true Celtic Public House can be found in downtown South Bend, and is popular among locals and Irish™ fans alike. A cozy fire, worn couches and tables, and nightly live music make this restaurant as welcoming as your own living room. Did we mention the food is as authentic as the atmosphere?

LaSalle Grill

This 20-time AAA Four Diamond Award winner is the home of superb service and finely crafted dishes. With 350 wines on the menu, seasonal ingredients gracing the many nightly offerings and desserts that are too decadent to pass up, LaSalle Grill is one of the most indulgent, must-visit restaurants in our community.

Moser’s Austrian Café

Located in the heart of nearby New Carlisle, Indiana, this eatery has authenticity written all over it. Schnitzels line the pages of the menu, imported beers can be found on draft, and owner Werner Moser can be found in his lederhosen in the kitchen most days.


This recently remodeled restaurant has been a staple on the University of Notre Dame campus for decades. Located inside Morris Inn, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and boasts an extensive wine list featuring many alumni-owned vineyards.

Temper Grille

This intimate tapas-style restaurant has a unique food menu, as well as an extensive beer and wine list, all of which is sure to please any palate. From the house-cured bacon to duck bites and seared ahi tuna, Chef Sean Kelley doesn’t shy away from big flavors – and you shouldn’t either!


West End Bakery

This family-run bakery, located in the heart of Mishawaka, offers long-standing recipes that are proven favorites of locals and visitors alike.

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