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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
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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
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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200 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here thinking it was going to be your standard Irish pub fare and were surprised at the upscale food choices on the menu. It was packed and service was still pretty good despite it being very busy. It was Restaurant Week so we tried the menu for that - a delicious wedge salad, chicken marsala and the BEST... More 

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Thank Jennifer R
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a local bar that does very well it seems on Main St and I have enjoyed my time there. Good service and good times!

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Thank Darlene02804
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Loved by locals who have no sense of fine food. Great place to meet for drinks. Scallops were tiny and burned. Turned burn side down. We never complain, but had to. Bartender unapologetic. He Acted as if this is what the chef put out then that's what he had want d to put out. If this is the... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Today we tried a new place for my group. We. Could have chosen several others just a short stroll away. The Black Sheep was great. Lots of choices, burgers, salads,main dishes. The inside was like an old barn turned comfortable homey feel. The Bar was nice as well. We had drinks and salad. Totally great. Just next door is a... More 

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Thank Sheilaein
Niantic, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The Black Sheep Pub, according to local buzz, is so-named because the founder was the black sheep of his family -- the son who left the family pub in Ireland to open his own pub in the U.S. True to its Irish roots, the BSP weaves itself into the heart of the Niantic community. For example, not only does the... More 

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Williamsburg, VA.
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

We went with our entire family which included 3 children under 7. The food selections, as well as the beer and wine were most enjoyable. Casual dining at a great local place.

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1 Thank Linaka85
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I went into town for an early dinner so we could attend the light parade. Arrived before 4:30 and the place was already packed. Hostess quickly found us a booth tucked in a corner by the bar. Perfect. Ordered our drinks, appetizer and dinner. Even though it was crazy busy, our server was attentive and everything came out... More 

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Thank Vicki M
Stonington, Connecticut
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 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.

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Thank JAG2021
Berkley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 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.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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261 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?