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Black Sheep Pub

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$$ - $$$
City Center West
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6314
+1 215-545-9473
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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301 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

From classic English/Irish breakfasts on the weekends, good beers and European football (US: Soccer) matches, Black Sheep has you covered. I've ate and drank at the Black Sheep for years as my travels have brought me thru Philadelphia and I don't think I've had a bad experience. Good location, NFL games during football season, small setup (can get noisy) but... More 

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Thank Joe S
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Always great to have you in, Joe! Glad the food has always been on point. I agree the place can get a little crazy for both styles of football, but I'm happy you've always had a great time with us. Look forward to seeing you again next time you're in town! Cheers, James S., Owner More 

Sewell, New Jersey
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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

Stopped here after a meeting and had a couple drinks and some food. The person who greeted me at the door was very nice and accommodating. Food was good, beer was cold, service was good. I'd stop here again, seems like a spot with regulars.

Helpful?
Thank JayCes
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

We do have a lot of regulars, and I hope you felt like one, too! Thanks for finding us and giving us a shot, and I'm glad you found the food, beer, and service all up to par. Looking forward to having you in again! Cheers, James S., Owner More 

Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

Great for Manchester United games! Heard that the local support group for ManU gathered here for the games so we decided we'd check it out. First, it was awesome that they opened up early for the game! I mean who doesn't love brunch and a beer. As we walked in we easily grabbed a table with a great view of... More 

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Thank Adam M
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Thanks, Adam! As I mentioned before, I'm really glad you had such a good time with us. Come back for brunch and a game anytime. All the best, James S., Owner More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to stop in for a drink while walking around Center city. Had to be one of the nicest pubs I've been to. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Food was amazing and it was fairly priced. It wasn't too crowded and it was a very cozy setting. I would recommend anyone to stop in.

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Thank Chelsea H
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by, Chelsea! Friendly and cozy is exactly what a pub should be. Glad you enjoyed the food and had a great time. Come see us again if you're in the area! Cheers, James S., Owner More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

This is a local pub - people seems to know each other. It has a warm feeling, service is great and it started filling up at 5 pm.

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Thank stevencherrymd
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Glad to hear you got great service and enjoyed yourself. We do have a lot of regulars here, but it's really important to me that anyone who walks through our door feels like one from the start. That said, it means a lot to hear you say you got a warm feeling when you were here. Hope you'll stop by... More 

Naples, Florida
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

Went here for lunch as it was about 1 block from my hotel, Blu Radisson. It is a small place but wasn't too crowded. Good food and good service. Our group had soup, salad, Shepherd's pie (which had been recommended). All good.

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Thank Kathy H
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by, Kathy. Whoever recommended the Shepherd's Pie to you is a trustworthy friend indeed! Glad to hear we took good care of you, too. Hope to see you again if you find yourself back this way. All the best, James S., Owner More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

A nice combination of pub and tavern. Good happy hour with delicious homemade hummus and pita chips to start. Very diverse menu and fabulous service.

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Thank SCD1234
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for your support -- we work hard to create a menu that all our guests will love, so we're excited that you found it so diverse and delicious. Hope to cook for you again soon! Take care, The Black Sheep Team More 

Westerville, Ohio
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was close to our hotel so we stopped in for a Smithwicks and Shepherds pie. Cold beer and good food. Staff was friendly.

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Thank Stephane G
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Stephane, thanks for stopping by during your stay in the City of Brotherly Love! We were glad to have you share a meal and beverage with us. We hope you stop by again during your next visit to the area. Happy new year, The Black Sheep Team More 

Bryans Road, Maryland
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155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We've been here twice now and both times have been great. Nice selection of craft beers and they know how to pour a proper Guinness! The filet mignon sliders are the best!

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Thank Jeff K
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Hey, Jeff -- so glad you found your way to our place twice now! The filet mignon sliders are certainly a hit with our customers, so you're definitely makin' a solid choice there. We look forward to having you in for another properly poured Guinness again soon. Happy holidays! -The Black Sheep Team More 

NEW JERSEY
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in recently for the first time after visiting office nearby. We were sat upstairs at a cozy table and was served by the bartender. She was very nice and helpful. He food was pretty good. She has Salmon and I had the Gnocchi. Nice cozy pub feel.

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Thank CJSPENO
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Welcome to The Black Sheep -- thanks for coming by and enjoying the delights of our cozy pub. We're so glad you enjoyed the gnocchi and your wife, her salmon. We'd love to have you back again soon! Cheers, The Black Sheep Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6314
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-545-9473
Description
The Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant, Philadelphia's favorite Irish pub since 1999, is just a few steps from historic Rittenhouse Square.

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