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247 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357
860 739-2041
Website
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good place!

We liked this place. The food was very good. The atmosphere as decor were very nice too. We definitely will be back!!!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Valentina2207
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New London, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New London, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We liked this place. The food was very good. The atmosphere as decor were very nice too. We definitely will be back!!!!!!

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Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I were looking for a local spot for a good dinner and a few drinks. We enjoyed two classic Irish entrees and wine; the portions were a good size and the prices very reasonable. The atmosphere was lively and fun and as the bar began to fill up, we realized it was Trivia Night and had a... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Since the Black Sheep opened the hanger steak has been my favorite menu item. We hadn't been to the restaurant since early spring and were disappointed that the steak was no longer on the menu. They now serve a flat iron steak with bacon and cheese sauce. It was awful. I asked for medium rare, and although the steak was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Recommendation for night with dance bands. Set up the band to the right of the door as you walk in and move the table tops to the left of the door. This gives more room for dancing and people who are eating do not have butts in their faces.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

food is mediocre; service is horrible; Entertainment when they have it is often top notch; great for drinks ; wish their menu was more inspiring

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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

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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Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?