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247 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357
860 739-2041
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Slow and expensive but enjoyable

This place has a nice decor, plenty of parking, and pretty good food. However the food is pretty pricey. Add in to that the slowness of the service and it makes a somewhat underwhelming bar experience.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Michael V
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place has a nice decor, plenty of parking, and pretty good food. However the food is pretty pricey. Add in to that the slowness of the service and it makes a somewhat underwhelming bar experience.

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Niantic, Connecticut
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Service is slow and servers not very happy to get things (like ketchup or extra gravy) when asked. The food is overpriced for what it is, and isn't very good to begin with. Menu has some good options (poutine, bangers, etc.), so it seems like there's potential, but this is the 4th time I've come and been disappointed. Dishes aren't... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Late-ish dinner after graduation ceremony on a Thursday. Lots of diners, but we were seated within a couple of minutes. Server was professional and friendly, and the service was quick. We ordered the baby back ribs, dry. They were done to perfection. Tender, flavorful. Nice side dishes too: coleslaw, baked beans, and bread. Only complaint might be that it was... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Service was so slow I had a birthday between the time we ordered and the time we got our food. Food was not worth waiting for. On the plus side, they have a great selection of bees on tap

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St. Bruno
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

we were there on a Sunday evening and were surprised by the large number of clientele. This restaurant had great atmosphere and the food was very good. Service was a little slow as they needed more wait staff. Service was friendly however.

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I were thrilled when this place went in as it is closer to our house than the other Irish restaurants. Unfortunately the prices were high compared with portions received and each time we visited we felt like we were out of place, as if the servers looked down at us because we weren't regulars. Haven't been back... More 

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Bethel, Ct.
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice time at The Black Sheep! We were celebrating our daughter's birthday! We had a great little room in the back, which had a Flat screen TV in it which turned out to be perfect for we got to see The Preakness Horse Race! The food was great and all 9 of us enjoyed our meals!... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Stopped in for after dinner drinks. Busy due to the start of the holiday weekend but found a cozy table by the bar. Bustling but relaxing. Love the atmosphere of the pub. Will have to try it for dinner sometime.

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Montville, Connecticut
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a terrific friendly place with delicious food and a nice big cold glass of white wine to my taste and other well poured and hearty drinks. You could sit aside but I like the cool Irish pub atmosphere inside so much, and as a fellow enjoyer said next to me as I had a quick bite and glass... More 

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Long Island, NY
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Service was quick and the waitress was very helpful. Delicious fries....perfectly cooked and seasoned. I will definitely go back!

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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, Pub

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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
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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