Fiddler’s Hearth on Main Street in South Bend is a great place to go if you are traveling through or spending your vacation in the area. It is a restaurant that not only has a Scottish and Irish theme behind it, but it is the most authentic in the area. Many locals go there on a regular basis for fun, great food, and a relaxing friendly atmosphere.
There is a full menu of Scottish and Irish dishes for you to enjoy, and don’t worry if you do not want to try them, there are also a few items on the menu for those that would prefer not to try something new. Along with the food menu there is also a full menu of Scottish and Irish beers and ales. All in all they have a very impressive variety of food and drinks. The bartender will even help you pick a drink that goes with your food order if you would like. They provide samples of all of their drinks for $0.50 in double shot sized glasses.
Along with the great menus you will find that the walls are covered in Scottish and Irish items from sports to weapons. You will see flags, posters, swords, and even some Notre Dame Sports photos all around you.
If you do not wish to sit inside there are also a few tables just outside of the restaurant on the wide city sidewalk. Where you can sit and talk, but you will miss the Scottish and Irish music that plays inside to add to the experience.
You will also find live entertainment frequently at Fiddler’s Hearth early in the evening. You can go to their website and find a full calendar of entertainment, along with special events that they are holding.
Here are a couple of events listed on their website:
Table to Farm 6/25/2011 through 6/25/2011
Fiddler’s Hearth will pitch a 30’x60’ pole tent between a pasture and a lily pad laden pond where a “field kitchen” will be established to cook up a four course dinner using 99% local ingredients. (The java and salt sadly must come from outside Michiana.) Bill Bosler and Kevin Lockhart will provide live music in the tent during dinner with hammered dulcimer and guitar. Prior to dinner, attendees can tour the farm and take a hay ride back to a woodland cabin where the Michiana Extract and Grain Association will be offering a tasting of home brews and local wines with an array of specialty appetizers provided by Fiddler’s Hearth (again from local ingredients).
Hearthside Readers & Writers Series 4/12/2011 through 7/18/2011
Third Sunday every month, 2:30 – 4:30pm an open stage for readers to share poetry and other writings.
You can look up their website for more information on entertainment and events http://www.fiddlershearth.com/index.html