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The Black Sheep

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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247 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3162
+1 860-739-2041
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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
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Stonington, Connecticut
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High hopes for this bar that is part of the local Irish-trifecta (other 2 being in Mystic and Westerly, RI). But the beer selection was so-so, food solidly mediocre, service friendly when present. Many people speak highly about it -- but I can't say the same.

Thank JAG2021
Berkley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good old Irish Pub in the sea coast village of Niantic. Shepard's Pie, bangers and mash, and other Irish fare. Try the Stonington Sea Scallops. Beer in bottles with some on tap. Nice atmosphere and a good place to meet people.

Thank Tedlip
Coventry, Connecticut
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236 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feels like an irish pub, friend had the owners favorite - shepherd's pie & loved it. I had my usual - a burger medium well and it was perfect and juicy, good seasoned fries. Quaint little town, outside seating in seasonable weather looks like. Terrific waiter, right amount of time for food.

Thank Beverly61
East Meadow, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is a friendly, attractive pub. Great pub food in the middle of town and five minute walk from The Inn at Harbor Hill...our home away from home.

Thank _breinharth
Waterford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The Black Sheep has an Irish pub feel that is great for cold fall/winter evenings, but it really is a bar more than a restaurant. The food is only OK and not worth the price. Service can be slow, particularly when busy.

Thank semic64
Vernon, Connecticut
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Just came back from Ireland last June and I got spoiled by the fish and chips. This Pub has delicious Irish food and the Pub if you forget you are in Niantic you will think you are in Dublin. It is classy, not too expensive and very clean. Very atmospheric.

Thank Ibikemountains
Niantic, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

The food is a little pricey, but the atmosphere is great for a young adult and the new black sheep house salad with raspberry vinaigrette is to die for! Also get the garlic sauce house chips! I could eat those every day!

Thank averymylove77
Southington, Connecticut
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Dined on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Service was good and the fish and chips couldn't' have been any better. Golden brown just the right amount of batter. Large portion of fish. Try the sweet potato fries for added flavor. Highly recommended.

Thank JBottomLine
Niantic, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go to the Black Sheep on a regular basis. I love their salads especially the Grilled Vegetable and Black Sheep. My husband loves their burgers and steak specials. Almost every night there is some sort of entertainment...Tuesday's is Trivia night where you can win gift card...Wednesday's is karaoke...Thursday's is Blues Night were musician can sit in... More 

Thank Yvette A
Salem, South Carolina
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Ordered flat bread appetizer and had to share with the rest of the bar as it was too much for one person but it was excellent. Great bar, great outdoor area and overall great place. If you have sensitive ears you need to leave before the band starts.

Thank jwpiotrowskijr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3162
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-739-2041

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?