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The Black Sheep

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79 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2350
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Watford City, North Dakota
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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in Amherst to visit my daughter and we stopped in for breakfast before heading to church. I got the Sante Fe Wrap, she got a toasted pastry, and her boyfriend got the Ham and Cheese Croissant. I got a double espresso and also tried Grown Up Soda for the first time. I got the grapefruit at my daughters suggestion.... More 

Thank Bruce N
Amherst, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite sandwich is The Valley Girl, or sometimes the Whitefish salad on pumpernickel. This is as close to a NY Deli food place to be found in the area, with a relaxed atmosphere. You pay at the counter and wait for your name to be called to pick up. It is a popular place, and sometimes even without they... More 

Thank fireUrchin-b
Amherst, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Love their lunch sandwiches and deli salads. Their coffee is quite good too (albeit always WAY too hot, but better than being tepid). Service can be VERY slow, and they do not seem at all concerned about that. But if you're willing to wait, do.

Thank lpyles74
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My husband is very particular about his daily mochas and won't go to just any coffee shop. While visiting Amherst, we tried the Black Sheep on a recommendation of a friend. It did not disappoint. Huge scones and croissants, freshly brewed coffee, breakfast sandwiches, lunch salads, and a great eco friendly environment.

Thank Penny R
Amherst, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Tasty sandwiches, lots of options, great combos, but a full sandwich is A LOT for one person for lunch!! Nice dining area. Sit by the window if you can (few seats there but really nice to watch Amherst go by).

Thank JS D
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Get a delicious cup,of coffee or choose an exotic tea, eat a pastry, or a sandwich , enjoy local music, feel collegiate. Your will be surrounded by college students with laptops, doing work and ha I good conversations. This is a good place to get a quick bite. On the weekends there is live music which is free and fun... More 

Thank Judith G
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

just went for breakfast but it was very good and reasonable, great baked goods , would go back if my diet allows me the pastries are way to tempting

Thank Arthur W
gardner, Ma
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Stopped here twice for pastry deserts several months apart. Nice spot, good and unique variety, but still lacking on a few important details for us. So lets talk about the Cream Puffs and Éclairs. The pastry itself is lacking in flavor and texture. I have eaten elsewhere and made at home, popovers that are much better. The filling in the... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is, less face it, a popular place. One might ask: but why? Fairly long waits are the norm. Cleanliness one might justifiably question. And the system for paying one's bill, the height of inefficiency. That said, my sandwich always tastes good. And it does beat Subway on that score. But I've never understood why this place has a cult-like... More 

Thank g0ldengut
Berlin, Germany
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

they have lots of options for the meals, and you can get a great traditional bagel breakfast. if you are lucky you might find a nice jazz band playing there.

Thank Rasha A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2350
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: 413-256-1706

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?