Some good South Bend area eats. (Stay out of the Grape road area in Mishawaka for the most part).
Hamburgers - CJ's pub on Michigan street just shy of the hospital (downtown).
Diner food - The G&H (AKA the Gag and Heave) on the corner of Mishawaka ave and Twyckenham.
BBQ (Family style restaurant) The Rib Shack Granger IN.
BBQ (BEST) Frankys on West Washington street (Lock your car doors
Ice Cream - Bonnie Doons Mishawaka (Good burgers, tenderloins also).
Fenders Drive in, on LinconWay in Mishawaka
Dog -n- Suds US 20 Just west of Grape road
HotDog Shack CR 6 in Elkhart. Hard to miss it's shaped like a giant drive-thru doghouse across form wallmart.
Don't forget to check out some of the small towns in the surrounding area, lots of good meat and potato eats. And Ohhhh the pies if you venture out in the Amish areas (south-east and east).
IF you happen to see a Port a Pit truck in a Walgreens or gas station parking lot, Grab your self some chicken!