Everyone from celebrities to politicians and world leaders have spent time in Rohr's, the former Leahy's, inside the Morris Inn to visit Murf, Morris Inn's legendary bartender for more than 40 years. Learn more about Murf in Midwest Living's "Last Call" series, here.
Rohr's is famous for the Hesburgh Manhattan, which unlike the traditional Manhattan made with vermouth, whiskey and bitters, the Hesburgh Manhattan is made sweet with cherry juice, Canadian Club whiskey, garnished with two cherries and served on the rocks. This crowd favorite is served to many people who visit the Morris Inn, and is most well-known for being one of the iconic Father Ted Hesburgh's favorite drinks. No one knows how to make Hesburgh's Manhattan like Murf does, or has the story behind the infamous drink.
Rohr's is also famous for its other cocktail, the Dexter. In 1902, Notre Dame student Ernest M. Morris could not afford tuition. With his dreams of a diploma slipping away, Morris asked the school president, Father John W. Cavanaugh, for two favors: to let him continue enrollment on credit, and to take care of his horse Dexter, which he used as transportation to campus and boarded while in class. Father Cavanaugh graciously agreed. Morris graduated and went on to found his own investment firm. He donated $1 million aid to the University in its post-war expansion; Morris Inn was constructed in his honor. That's why the Morris Inn is proud to offer this signature cocktail, the Dexter. View the recipe for Morris Inn's famous Dexter cocktail, here.
Sunday thru Thursday: 11 AM – midnight
Friday and Saturday: 11 AM – 1 AM (food served until midnight)
Brunch - Saturday and Sunday: 11 AM - 3 PM
Reservations can be made by calling 574-631-2018. Complimentary valet parking when dining at Morris Inn.