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The Black Sheep

Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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79 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002
413-256-1706
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast place

Nice Breakfast place. Everything is made to order and has a nice format of ordering, finding a seat then picking up the order. Sure beats starbucks. Had the bacon/egg/cheese/bagel sandwich it was enough to feed two people.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice Breakfast place. Everything is made to order and has a nice format of ordering, finding a seat then picking up the order. Sure beats starbucks. Had the bacon/egg/cheese/bagel sandwich it was enough to feed two people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Stopped here on a whim to grab something to eat for lunch. It was a Sunday afternoon around 12:30 and the place was nearly packed. I ordered the buffalo chicken sandwich. The counter staff was friendly enough despite the place being packed and the line getting longer and longer however their order/pick-up system is rather inefficient especially if you're getting... More 

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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My son and I had a quick breakfast at the Black Sheep while in Amherst for a drive-by tour of UMass Amherst's campus. We initially were thinking we might end up at the Lone Wolf, but even at 10am, the line was out the door and the wait was 30 minutes. We walked another fifty steps down Main Street to... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's been a few years since I've visited Amherst and I'm heading there with my son soon. I'm so glad the Black Sheep Cafe is still there. I visited it for the first time easily 20 years ago and have been there a number of times since. Love its funky atmosphere, delicious sandwiches and irresistible desserts and can't wait to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My flight out was at 2 pm, so I stopped by in the morning to get a take-out sandwich for lunch as there's not much at the Hartford Airport. They helped me choose a sandwich that would travel well, and wrapped it up extra well so it wouldn't drip in my bag. When I ate it a few hours later... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Croissants and other pastries are okay at this place, but the service sucks. Like many other reviewers who said something to the same effect, the attendants are impolite and lack even the basic customer service skills. I wanted to exchange a dirty paper cup that was full of coffee grounds from their coffee, and they wouldn't do it! Instead they... More 

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Hadley, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Good food and coffee, but WOW, it is expensive! It's definitely a hipster and liberal hang out (hey, it's Amherst afterall!) place. Seating is good and I hear that they have live music on Friday nights.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went for brunch with three others. Finding a table for four people was a challenge. I stood next to a table while the three others ordered the food. You wait in line, order food, and then wait for them to call your order. Some people take their food out and others eat in. On a Sunday morning, it is really... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great little cafe with a long Amherst history. Good sandwiches, excellent desserts. Nice place to hang out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had dessert here and came back the next evening for more - super tasty pies! My husband was very happy with the blueberry & their cookies were fantastic! I made sure I bought some for the flight home. Went there in the am for coffee and unfortunately not the best cup of joe I have ever had - Dunkin'... More 

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Additional Information about The Black Sheep

Address: 79 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Phone Number: 413-256-1706
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: 413-256-1706

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?