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The Black Sheep

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901 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23220-3824
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Damn look at those SUBS

Food will knock your socks off and be ready for a wait. It will be worth the wait. Brunch is killer as well

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jon O
Richmond, Virginia, USA
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Richmond, Virginia, USA
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food will knock your socks off and be ready for a wait. It will be worth the wait. Brunch is killer as well

Thank Jon O
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't care to be abused period, much less while we wait and pay for food at a restaurant. Terrible, terrible service and attitude by their staff. Left without eating because the staff was verbally abusive for doing nothing other than walking into their restaurant and waiting for someone to appear so we could be seated. "Hostess" came out and yelled... More 

Thank WorkToTravelGuy
Falls Church, Virginia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Black Sheep is one of my favorite restaurants in Richmond, especially for brunch, though we also enjoy their famous battleship sandwiches. The restaurant has a quirky, casual atmosphere and the food is consistently amazing. The bread is fresh with a lovely crust, the portions are generous and then menu creative. We have always found the service friendly and attentive.... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Creative international cuisine in an intimate, artsy dining room. The Black Sheep never disappoints me and I've eaten here for years. There is often a wait of 30-60 mins, so be prepared for that. The space is small and it is difficult to accommodate large groups so be aware of that as well. Awesome brunch! The food is an excellent... More 

Thank WVBirdie
Belleville, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Went on a Saturday morning with a group of 7. Were told there'd be "at least" a 45-minute wait. Put our name on the list, waited a while, then told them we'd walk down the street for coffee. Before we left, they updated our wait time to "at least" 30 minutes. We kept our eyes on the time and returned... More 

Thank peapod1980
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The subs are huge and amazing, but holy cow. We were there early this past Saturday night and got the Bouillabaisse special. It was delicious (perfect for a cold night). Cod, scallops, shrimp, mussels, tomatoes, and potatoes in a tomato-fennel broth, with toast to sop up the broth. I don't even know what it cost, because I didn't care. :)... More 

Thank RichmondRebecca
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98 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I went here after watching an episode of Man-vs-Food. The subs are a good size for sharing between 2 or 3 people, depending on how hungry you are. The flavors are simple and good. Nothing mind-blowing, by any means. Bread texture is great.

Thank Rich S
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We went to The Black Sheep after reading the rave reviews.. and it did not disappoint us. We reached around 10 AM on Sunday. The place was full and there were about 5 people ahead of us waiting to be seated. Its a very small place. But the staff is extremely efficient and we were seated within 10 minutes. People... More 

Thank DipikaPatro
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Everything we had was delicious. Highly recommend! The full subs are a complete baguette. Ms. P pimento sandwich is a good bet.

Thank Todd M
Richmond, Virginia
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The Black Sheep is a tiny spot just a block north of VCU. It's menu is as eclectic as its decor and it specializes in Battleships--its own answer to the submarine. Huge, inventive sandwiches made with amazing bread, they never fail to delight. My husband and I just had lunch there last week and shared a full Battleship (although two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23220-3824
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-648-1300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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