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The Black Sheep

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247 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357
860 739-2041
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Basic Bar and Grill

The food was good.. the beer selection .. eh... nothing fancy..basic bar and grill. I didn't feel that the staff was very friendly either

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good.. the beer selection .. eh... nothing fancy..basic bar and grill. I didn't feel that the staff was very friendly either

Thank Pamela122471
Redlands, California
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Well, one typically goes out to eat in hopes of finding great food, interesting menus, and good service. The Black Sheep qualifies high on all three counts. Add a plus (if this appeals to you) on portion size...folks here must think they are still serving hungry sailors for servings are huge. The negative, if this is fair, comes from ambience....the... More 

Thank BenDillow
Old Lyme, CT
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I've been there a few times and the food is "comfort food"....filling...nothing special. The atmosphere is loud. Tin ceiling..brick walls..wood floor...all sounds resonate to the extremes. If your are a millenial trying to pick up someone..this is your spot. Good live music on the weekends. Young atmoshere. Great place for Niantic but not my cup of tea.

Thank Divinewine
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Soups and salads were very tasty. Will return. They didn't seem to have enough waitstaff for a holiday weekend

Thank Linda L
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great new menu-- hubby had the barbecue pork and said it was excellent. I had the grilled vegetable salad with salmon and a Chardonnay . Can't beat it! $50 with too, and the waitress was a charmer!

Thank Barbara G
Seymour, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Grilled vegetables were superb!!! Husband so-so with Shepard's pie, but loved the choice of beer. The service was outstanding. Plan to return when we are in the area again.

Thank Jetjockwife
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Good food but the service was little slow but overall everything was good :) the live music was great too and my wife and I did enjoy it a lot,

Thank Moe Y
Bristol, Connecticut
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Didn't expect this high quality restaurant to be nestled down in Niantic! Really enjoyed the hospitality afforded by the Black Sheep's knowledgeable staff. The live music was also a great treat after dinner, and we stuck around till closing time!! Great food, excellent staff and a rockin' good time.

Thank Tim M
Waterford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Atmosphere is casual, usually with a few flies around all summer long INSIDE. Waiters sometimes get you drinks and water and sometimes even bread but sometimes not. (ps. bread has never been hot or even warn in ten years). Food is bland, you need to order carefully and then hope that the right chef is on duty. Occasionally we are... More 

Thank MBH1955
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208 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Good for a beer or two but not food. Average, bland and boring at best. Menu brings yawns and visions of tasteless food. Had seafood and it was right out the freezer.

Thank brynulf

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: 860 739-2041

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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