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The Black Sheep

79 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002
413-256-1706
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Ranked #9 of 102 restaurants in Amherst
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- Jul 3, 2014
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English first
Atlanta, Ga
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Popped in here for some iced tea and cookies after visiting the Emily Dickinson Museum just down the street. Cookies were totally yum. FYI: They have some vegan and gluten free options. The atmosphere was great - easy going, granola-head. No A/C though it was a hot day. I didn't mind, but it was unexpected. The sandwich menu looks fantastic.... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the quintessential coffeeshop in a college town--funky yet terrific food and coffee, with a hippy flair. Live blues music every Wednesday evening and Country and Blues every Sunday morning. Terrific sandwiches (if you are poor or a saver, the half sandwiches are half price and almost as large as a whole), but all prices are reasonable. Day-old baked... More

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Lutherville, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had a Smokin' Joe sandwich and added turkey. Very fresh and very delicious. Gorgeous day so sat outside and listened to the music on the commons for the town festival. Great place to stop for a bite.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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210 reviews 210 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Sitting in, it is noisy and crowded -- not many seats available during its busier hours. To go, it is great, the choices and ingredients are excellent. I recommend this over many if not all others in Amherst.

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Margate, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

All natural food. There breads are baked daily, so they be out of certain kinds. Nice breakfast and lunch place.

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Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a great place to get food of any kind. They cater to all; vegans, vegetarians, meat eaters, gluten free, just about everybody. The food is all from scratch, made right in their kitchens. I LOVE their brownies, and wish I could make them even close to as good as they make them. We always use them for functions we... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Run by a Hampshire College grad where the only drug sold is caffeine (have to go to the college itself for anything stronger). Great coffee, great bakery. Day old baked goods are half-priced for those of us who are not college students and therefore have to use our own credit cards. There is music Friday evenings, and Sunday mornings from... More

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Southeastern,Pa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Half a sandwich for $4.95? Really? A full size sandwich is $7.95. I expected that since they were offerering half sizes, the overall size must be fairly large and that half would be more than enough. Not so. I got 1/2 a chicken sandwich with roasted red peppers, lettuce tomato and goat cheese on a baguette which ended up being... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Favorite spot for espresso drinks, which are smooth with an aroma of vanilla, or a light meal or treat.

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montague
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great food ordered from quirky lunch selections, freshly made to order. Fantastic baked goods and great coffee. I would eat there daily if it was closer to home.

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