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Black Sheep Restaurant
Black Sheep Restaurant

Black Sheep Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://blacksheep5points.com
  • Phone: (904) 380-3091
  • Hours of Operation: Happy Hour: Daily 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 3:00pm, (limited menu 3pm-5pm), Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (limited menu 11pm-midnight), Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm (limited menu 3pm-5pm),
    Roof top dining, bar and lounge Sunday - Thursday 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00pm (Limited menu 11-midnight)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Waylon Rivers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: The Riverside Trolley is available during Lunch hours Monday-Saturday.
A word from Black Sheep Restaurant
Black Sheep is an independent restaurant located in Jacksonville"s historic 5-Points in Riverside. Our focus is on fresh, local ingredients, hand-crafted food, and gracious service. We offer a full bar, signature cocktails, craft beers and an excellent wine list. We offer fast-casual lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Monday through Saturday, and brunch Saturday and Sunday.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my third time eating at Black Sheep. 1st time was a disappointment because of high expectations from when it was Downtown and called Chew. The 2nd time, I tried something different and the food was great! A bunch of us from work went for Happy Hour on the rooftop and then dinner downstairs and then back up for drinks after. The rooftop and was HOT at 5 PM and the concrete bar top DOES NOT help! It was still fun. Dinner LOOKED amazing. But everyone's dish was over salted. Which was sad. My Red Snapper was not cooked all the way through, which was a huge disappointment. The service was great. But food is why you go to this place."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my first experience at Black Sheep. A variety of ambiance."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Best burger in town! We also loved the crème brulé."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I met a friend on a Sunday afternoon. We enjoyed a refreshing cocktail and a wonderful southern fried chicken dinner. And of course it came with all the excellent sides."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Simply a great restaurant. Food was amazing and I highly recommend the shrimp and grits. My Lady is a Vegan and loved the herb marinated tempeh. It is a neighborhood gem in the Riverside area. We will return!!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I've been twice, both times for brunch. Good food, great service, innovative menu."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I took my wife there for our 16th anniversary dinner because it was listed as one of Jacksonville's top 10 romantic restaurants. To be fair, it was pouring rain outside so maybe that made them have to crowd people inside. During our dinner we were laughing about the fact we were getting old (we are both 40) because it was too noisy for us. The food was good, but the portions are a bit small and a tad too pricey for what you get in my opinion. We were not able to enjoy the upstairs outside area due to the rain. They were kind enough to give us dessert on the house because it was our anniversary"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I have eaten brunch and lunch at Black Sheep several times, and the food was excellent. My wife and I decided to try dinner at Black Sheep. Unfortunately, it was not very good. The mussels were terrible. My entrée, the snapper, was actually pretty good. My wife got the short rib, and it was very mushy. Perhaps we caught them on a bad night. However, I think we will be sticking with brunch and lunch at this particular restaurant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Mom has been pestering me for about 18 months to take her here. So I painlessly made a reservation and was treated to a very enjoyable evening. I had a party of 5 - one being 10 and another 14. They were delighted that there was a "normal" kids menu with items like burgers, chicken fingers and pasta on them. The rest of us were just as excited about the menu from the beet salad, to the fried green olives, to the red snapper and pork chop and pig ears. My mother had fried green tomatoes and she was a step closer to heaven. My 14 year old even ginned up the courage to ask for a bite and he enjoyed it. I fell out of my chair. My steak was cooked perfectly and my niece raved about the red snapper. Service was impeccable. Birthday cake was yum."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was great, coming from Louisiana we had a hard time finding decent food in the area. This spot has great service and wonderful drinks. Must go"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Went to Black Sheep after searching on Trip Advisor for a place in Riverside Jax. Place was neatly done, not fancy. Service were quick. Got the fried olives and a smoked trout appetizer. Olives were a bit salty but enjoyable. Trout was good. Ordered the mussels which had a great beer based broth. We tried a chicken dish, crispy red snapper and a fish of the day (forgot type). Everything was really tasty! Chef mixed flavored well. Overall, thought it was an outstanding flavorful meal. Good craft beer selection as well"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Nice ambiance. The beets salad is delicious. Grits are very tasty and creamy. But the pancakes were very dry. I like soft and fluffy pancakes. Brandon was our server and he's great."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Visiting from out of town.... The city was dead, but this place was not! The food was very yummy & the service was fast & friendly!!! We loved it!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Whenever we have a friend visit from out of town, Black Sheep is our go to place to take them. The service is always amazing and food is even better. In fact, I am craving the savory blue cheese bread pudding, soup and shrimp n' grits right now. We have only had one not so great service experience that made us not want to go back for a while but could not stay away too long. We just told ourselves that the server must have had a rough night because she came back at one point smelling like cigarettes; we also told ourselves if we were ever placed at her table again, we would tell her to tighten up or just not sit at her table. Anyway, we went for the 4th and had the best time, best service and food/drinks. If you have not been, go."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I had the Cane & Basil and it rocked as all their cocktails do. The Local Tile Fish special was crazy good. We always enjoy."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food and great service! Will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Always a great meal and service, I would recommend and do recommend to anyone..."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I had dinner w/ 6 of my girlfriends and our food was outstanding. We started with mussels and fried olives. (you need to get extra bread to soak up the sauce of the mussels; devine!) Our entrees ranged from the lil moo ravioli to chicken to fish. Apparently the short ribs were the best but we all thought our invidual dishes were incredible. Camille was our server and she was top notch. We ordered a bottle of pinot grigio, only to discover it was really tart. She immediatley made another suggestion we all enjoyed enormously. (We asked her to taste the wine and she agreed, it was simply a bad bottle.) Dessert was a mixture of the cheesecake (totally worth the calories) to milkshakes (skip, nothing special.) Would absolutely recommend."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary at Black Sheep and couldn't be more pleased. The menu included some unique items (e.g. crispy pork ears--which we didn't try) for the more adventurous. We did try the fried pork skins snack and they were excellent. The endive salad with blue cheese and pears was amazing. One of the best things we had was the mushroom bread pudding. It comes with the beef short rib, but is also available as a side. Be sure to try it! Yum! They even treated us to a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. Great milkshakes. The blueberry pie was good, but a little dry. Go with the milkshake. The service was top notch. They kept a carafe of water on the table, but the server kept our glasses full so we didn't use it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Hostess left the worst first impression. But the food made up for it. The first bite drowned the rest out. Great ambience! Even with a bar full of sports fans watching an event. Can't wait to come on a night where the weather allows the roof to be open. Best chicken ever. Great cocktails. Very good server. Cheese and meat plate was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I've been here about six times, the food and service are always great."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Wow. Everything was great. Heavens gate cocktail is the way to go. The menu is so good that it's really hard to choose. Some of the favorites from our group were the croque Madame, truffle Mac and cheese, beet salad, and cardamom pancakes!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Went for brunch on Sunday and it was delicious! We were on our way to the airport and a local recommended this restaurant. All of our meals were great, eggs, sandwich and pancakes. Had an amazing waiter as well. Will be back if I'm in JAX again!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "A definite add to our restaurant rotation. Started off with drinks made with natural ingredients no syrups or bottled mixers. Bartender uses different varieties of bitters in the drinks which added nice touch. I personally enjoyed the Dusty Boot, definitely going to try and duplicate. Appetizers were excellent the scallops and pork belly was excellent albeit one small piece of pork belly, but the Poutine stole the show. Freshly cut fries with chunks of beef and the delicious short rib gravy. Dinner did not disappoint, the Steak Au Poivre was cooked to perfection. The Berkshire Pork Chop was excellent but the surprise was the gold rice middlins, it was like a creamed corn but 100 times better."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Never a bad meal. Staff is awesome and also very informed on menu and preparation. That is one sign of an excellent restaurant!!!!! You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great roof top bar for views of water/ riverside area. No reservations on roof top ( first come first serve) on tables for dinner. Very popular and crowded. Downstairs reservations recommended handcrafted cocktails. Farm fresh food - great flavor combinations and limited menu but something for everyone. Limited parking but you can park in Publix parking lot and walk over. Very good!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We'd read some good reviews about Black Sheep, but we're surprised at just how good it was. The food was amazing, the presentation exceptional and our server was a treasure. She was knowledgable, enthusiastic and funny. We will be back. Black Sheep will definitely be our go to resataurant for our of town guests, or just for a fun meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Picky sister, foodie uncle, vegan aunt, ME! Black Sheep is the place that keeps everyone coming back. Sunday night fried chicken dinner...get there early or it's gone! Never disappoints!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed fantastic brunch for Father's Day. My husband's favorite restaurant in jacksonville. Fresh and yummy!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My early Fathers Day dinner was good. Milk shake was the best. However, i was not pleased to learn my wife slipped and fell while i was parking the car and NO ONE helped her up . Not sure if we will return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was our first time experience. Great atmosphere had cocktails on the roof and dinner downstairs. Food selection was excellent from the starters: the Poutine and fried olives on point; to the entree: Snapper, Berkshire Pork chop; New York strip and Braised short ribs. Will go back again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Enjoy the atmosphere and the friendliness of the staff. Food is consistently appealing to the eye as well as the tastebuds..."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I love this place - wonderful, creative food and excellent service. Not to mention a fantastic wine list, including by the glass."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Our experience at Black Sheep was certainly very good. The menu offered plenty of choices from unique crispy pig ears to more common items such as green fried tomatoes and lots there in between. We dined with our daughter and the staff was very friendly towards my daughter which clearly is very important to us. They had some interesting wines on there list, which is nice to see given their "off the ordinary path" menu. Keep it up - We sure will be back"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Really really love the roof top at night . The food was excellent , my waiter would true class gentleman with me and my date ! I have nothing but all the love for the Black Sheep ! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants and my wife and I have been a couple of times and plan to go again often. The food is excellent. The ONLY reason I didn't give five stars was because my medium rare burger came out medium to medium well. The burger was still very tasty, even if a little dry. My wife's shrimp and grits were perfection! If you go on an evening that the weather is pleasant, make sure to sit on the roof deck. The view is awesome!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Every time we are in Jacksonville we like to stop at this restaurant. Very creative menu with an assortment of unusual pairings. The salads are fresh and some are a meal in itself. This time I tried the endive salad which didn't disappoint. The shrimp and grits spectacular--with no skimping on the shrimp. Attentive wait staff, but not overly in your space. Sampled the bread pudding that someone in our party ordered and that was amazing. Also tried the fried green olive appetizer which was quite good."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food and wines here are wonderful. The atmosphere inside downstairs is very warm. Rooftop dining is a nice experience."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Excellent food, service, ambiance and location. Steak au poivre is excellent and a great lunch/brunch spot."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food is above average, the wait staff is not overtly knowledgeable but very friendly and fun. It was a very enjoyable experience and a great middle ground between excellent food and a friendly casual time"
    Dined on 5/17/2014