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The Black Sheep

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79 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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had amazing time having breakfast there

they have lots of options for the meals, and you can get a great traditional bagel breakfast. if you are lucky you might find a nice jazz band playing there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Rasha A
Berlin, Germany
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gardner, Ma
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here twice for pastry deserts several months apart. Nice spot, good and unique variety, but still lacking on a few important details for us. So lets talk about the Cream Puffs and Éclairs. The pastry itself is lacking in flavor and texture. I have eaten elsewhere and made at home, popovers that are much better. The filling in the... More 

Thank AntiqueSinks
Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is, less face it, a popular place. One might ask: but why? Fairly long waits are the norm. Cleanliness one might justifiably question. And the system for paying one's bill, the height of inefficiency. That said, my sandwich always tastes good. And it does beat Subway on that score. But I've never understood why this place has a cult-like... More 

Thank g0ldengut
Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

they have lots of options for the meals, and you can get a great traditional bagel breakfast. if you are lucky you might find a nice jazz band playing there.

Thank Rasha A
Amherst, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Nick runs one of the most fun and entertaining venues in Amherst. The food is great, and each sandwich is handmade. They bake their own goods here. You can get half price baked goods a day old (only working people buy those, the students all pay full price for fresh and get fancy coffee (thank you parents and taxpayers)). The... More 

Thank Joe G
Amherst, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The Black Sheep is a very family friendly restaurant, and the food is amazing for all ages. The type of food is sandwiches and pastries. Amazing service and very nice people!

Thank Noah S
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This house was conveniently located up the street from the Emily Dickinson Museum. It offered a great selection of unusual sandwiches, and it was nice to be able to order just a half a sandwich, many of which are pretty substantial, instead of a whole one. They also have a nice bar offering specialty coffees, as well as many highly... More 

Thank Sharon P
Whitman, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

My friend and I chose Black Sheep because we wished to grab a quick bite to eat before we visited the Emily Dickinson Museum. There was a huge selection of specialty sandwiches, but you were also encouraged to order any combination of fillings that you would like to receive a sandwich perfect for you. Many desserts were also available to... More 

Thank Anne S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

They have a vast variety of fixings -- breads, meats, veggies, and salads - which they mix and match to order. Good drink and dessert choices too.

Thank Andrew E
New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Loved this place so much we went back twice. Teenager bought the LGBQ (haha) sandwich (Lettuce Guacamole Bacon Qucumber) and I had the Nick's #1 (like a Reuben). Chalked menu had a lot to choose from, either breakfast or dinner. Also enjoyed the Republican cookie (a lot of nuts and fruit) (haha) everything thought out and delicious.

Thank travelnymom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Sandwich was good. fresh homemade bread. lots of vegy sandwichs. place was packed. lots of young college kids w/cell phones. lots of selfies going on.

Thank Stephen H

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Restaurant Details

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: Delicatessen
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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