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The Black Sheep

247 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357
860 739-2041
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Ranked #17 of 40 Restaurants in Niantic
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
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stop in here when in the area for lunch or dinner. We absolutely love it here. The service is always incredible and the food has always been delicious! My husband especially loves their special ketchup! I really can't say enough nice things about this restaurant. I love it here!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Some find it too noisy but we love the atmosphere -- Fire place roaring in the winter, great wine list, lots of beer choices. If you like Irish food, the shepherd's pie rocks. I'm a light eater so I typically get a glass of wine, their black sheep salad (with apples, walnuts, craisins and raspberry dressing) and another app like... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We went there late night for the karaoke. I like the ambiance and the bartenders were friendly. There was a good crowd for a Wednesday night. I did not eat there, maybe next time I will get there earlier and will. It was a nice evening.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live in town and have eaten here several times. The lighting is dark so you can not see the food. It was poor to fair at best. At one time we were the only ones there yet the service was not up to standard.

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Niantic, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a local favorite and always has a nice crowd. The menu is adequate but not to be confused with a 5 star restaurant. The chicken pot pie is a popular dish. On the weekends, there is usually live music and the crowd is very casual and diverse so you will never feel out place. The woodwork from the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stopped in for some appetizers, since we were too late for lunch and too early for dinner. We ordered mussels and vegetable dumplings. The mussels were ok, flavor wise, but these had to be the tiniest mussels ever! It's a good thing we weren't looking for a meal! The vegetable dumplings were excellent, but that seemed a bit incongruous... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love this place as it's just so comfortable. Decor was brought over from Ireland- there was an Irish bartender with the accent and all giving it a great authentic feel for this little town. Food is hit or miss, music on weekends and trivia during the week. Warm days/night sit outside n enjoy some adult beverages. Wide range of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a quaint restaurant with an authentic Irish pub flair, but the niceties end there. To say the service is slow would be a vast understatement, and the servers are very rude. We tried eating lunch there and waited for our food for over an hour. My father is diabetic and needed to eat something. The servers all ignored... More 

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Didn't really fancy any of the food on the menu as I wasn't particularly hungry but I had a couple of pints of Angry Orchard which I love. Sat on the patio, enjoyed the warm sunshine and read my book !

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had wings that tasted like they'd been cooked days before and reheated. Salmon was pungent smelling and salad wilted. Flat iron steak was ordered medium and the center was grey it also tasted off. Told waiter and he was very pleasant but the fact is this place puts out old food....Really?? Location is nice but I highly recommend you eat... More 

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Additional Information about The Black Sheep

Address: 247 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357
Phone Number: 860 739-2041
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Irish

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