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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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Niantic, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Barry S
Williamsburg, VA.
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Linaka85
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Thank Vicki M
Stonington, Connecticut
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126 reviews
95 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.

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.

1 Thank Tedlip
Coventry, Connecticut
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244 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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.

1 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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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 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

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?