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Black Sheep Pub

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247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6314
12155459473
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: The Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant, Philadelphia's favorite Irish pub since...
The Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant, Philadelphia's favorite Irish pub since 1999, is just a few steps from historic Rittenhouse Square.
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A nice combination of pub and tavern. Good happy hour with delicious homemade hummus and pita chips to start. Very diverse menu and fabulous service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
SCD1234
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice combination of pub and tavern. Good happy hour with delicious homemade hummus and pita chips to start. Very diverse menu and fabulous service.

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Thank SCD1234
Westerville, Ohio
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was close to our hotel so we stopped in for a Smithwicks and Shepherds pie. Cold beer and good food. Staff was friendly.

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Thank Stephane G
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Stephane, thanks for stopping by during your stay in the City of Brotherly Love! We were glad to have you share a meal and beverage with us. We hope you stop by again during your next visit to the area. Happy new year, The Black Sheep Team More 

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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We've been here twice now and both times have been great. Nice selection of craft beers and they know how to pour a proper Guinness! The filet mignon sliders are the best!

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Thank Jeff K
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Hey, Jeff -- so glad you found your way to our place twice now! The filet mignon sliders are certainly a hit with our customers, so you're definitely makin' a solid choice there. We look forward to having you in for another properly poured Guinness again soon. Happy holidays! -The Black Sheep Team More 

NEW JERSEY
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in recently for the first time after visiting office nearby. We were sat upstairs at a cozy table and was served by the bartender. She was very nice and helpful. He food was pretty good. She has Salmon and I had the Gnocchi. Nice cozy pub feel.

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Thank CJSPENO
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Welcome to The Black Sheep -- thanks for coming by and enjoying the delights of our cozy pub. We're so glad you enjoyed the gnocchi and your wife, her salmon. We'd love to have you back again soon! Cheers, The Black Sheep Team More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Had the filet Mignon sliders, they were pretty good but the fries we the best part. Service was OK. House wine, just OK.

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Thank Kelly O
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Kelly, we're so glad you were a big fan of our fries and filet sliders. -- they're definitely popular here. Service is really important to us, though, so we apologize if we didn't knock it out of the park for you during your visit. We always want our guests to feel at home with us. We'd love to have you... More 

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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

It's got a nice pub atmosphere, with good, reasonably priced food. The fish and chips were really good, and they had a fine selection of cider.

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Thank Andrew H
Alton, Illinois
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133 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Very nice Irish pub with excellent fish and chips. The usual Irish beers were joined with a nice selection of local craft beers. The main barroom is not particularly large so a table full of drunk middle age men created an unacceptable noise level. But that didn't detract from the overall experience.

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Thank C0rgiL0ver
Moorestown, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

In town for one night. Wanted a great, fun spot... This is the place. Great beer list, staff and atmosphere! Warm and cozy, great chill spot for sports and a good meal.

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Thank Jon433
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Jon, it was a pleasure to have you stop by during your quick stay in Philly. You really captured the essence of our place in your review -- we're glad to hear our team and menu selections really made your visit enjoyable! Our doors are always open for you, and we promise to keep the beer cold. Hope to see... More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Originally, I was going to give this place 3 circles. I am glad I postponed my review. This is a quaint, Irish-type pub in Philadelphia. I went with a group of about 24 people. Firstly, they accommodated us very well - which is no easy feat. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich, which was very tasty. It was a little... More 

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Thank Tony G
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Sorry for the delay here, Tony, but we wanted to be sure to thank you for reconsidering your review. We remember your group being a lot of fun -- it was our pleasure to take care of you all! Sorry we were a little heavy-handed on the salt, though, that's not usually the case. We'd be glad to serve you... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

The place was recommended by the concierge at the Westin as a good, solid neighborhood watering hole with regular pub food and a good selection of beer. Happy hour is between 4 and 7 and when we got there the place was jammed. The noise level was almost deafening, making conversation rather difficult, but the waitress was friendly, our salads... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6314
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 12155459473

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Pub, American, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

The Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant, Philadelphia's favorite Irish pub since 1999, is just a few steps from historic Rittenhouse Square.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?