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The Black Sparrow

American, Bar, Pub
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223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

What a great staff they have! Always a joy to be around. No crap on tap, so the rotating beer choices are always flavorful. A non traditional menu that keeps us coming back.

Thank JeffnLiz V
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Been trying to go to the Black Sparrow on my visits to WL for the past couple of years, and finally got there this time. Pub food was quite good and the bar atmosphere was great. Really good crowd on a weeknight in spite of the fact that Purdue was out of session. Really like this bar! Great beer and... More 

Thank Windwood32
Kokomo, Indiana, United States
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Great Service and great food! Great selection of Beers too! Very close to the court house downtown. Plenty to choose from on the menu!

Thank Gar1712
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300 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Warm friendly welcome and great service in this well run bar . On this visit we had 1 steak pie and 1 burger -both very nice . Good quality food at reasonable prices .Nice atmosphere . Will definitely be back .

Thank visit09
Lafayette, Indiana
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Wife and I love Black Sparrow for lunch. It has a quaint hole-in-the-wall feel and the food is excellent. The menu is small, but everything we've had on it is quite good. The fish and chips has a very nice light batter and a unique tartar sauce that is very tasty. Also, the soup specials are often worth the trip,... More 

Thank Adam B
Zionsville, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Great place in DT Lafayette. Good variety of brews, excellent fish & chips. Reuben was great too! Will be returning again!

Thank Jay M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

My oh my! How can corned beef be this tender and delicious! Such a perfect sandwich! I was almost sad to take the last bite! Hubby said fish and chips were great too! Yummmmmmm!

Thank Cr8joy
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

We went as a group of 12 for this once a month brunch. Not advised but we got lucky. The line for this brunch starts about 9am ish and can grow to up the street in a half hour. Each month is a different menu. It was good. Very busy and the wait can be long but definitely worth a... More 

Thank Alex W
Lafayette, Indiana
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Don't even think about going to brunch here--which is offered one Sunday a month. We waited one hour and 20 mins (after an original 1-hr wait estimate) and were then told that there were still 5 tables in front of us... At that point, we just left, knowing it would likely be another 40 mins. Sorry, but no breakfast is... More 

Thank HeidiArola
West Lafayette, Indiana
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I work very close by and I go here all of the time for lunch. The place is usually busy but the waitress, runs the place with amazing speed and friendliness. She's honestly, the best waitress ever. Whether we go with 2 people or 10, we get in and get out in a reasonable amount of time. The food is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 765-429-0405

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