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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
  • "We went for an early dinner on Sunday and the drinks and appetizers were so good, we'd probably go again just for that, then go elsewhere for entrees. This time we did have entrees here but we were disappointed. We both got the kale and smoked trout salad and it was 1) the smallest entree salad we've ever seen and 2) without taste. After I had finished mine, my wife added a lot of salt to hers and gave me a taste and that made a big difference, so probably being unsalted was the main taste problem. But it was a really small amount of kale for an entree salad. And that was the only entree that sounded particularly healthy for us or fit good with our diet so that's why I say we'd mainly go again for the drinks and appetizers, most likely."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in Jacksonville. Although the standard menu always delivers excellence, watch for the specials as they are typically superb"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "A must go spot for Sunday fried chicken with rotating southern sides served family style (2 people per order)"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was great. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great service and food, but seating is VERY tight."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Can't stop dreaming about the Berkshire pork chop I had the distinct pleasure of enjoying Friday night. There is nowhere in Riverside that comes close, and very few spots throughout the rest of the city that do. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get back to my pork dream."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Black sheep was an interesting find on our recent trip to Jacksonville. We found the service and food to be top notch, interesting neighborhood location."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The food is great, the location is perfect. The vibe is amazing. The service is wonderful too. Our waitress Suzanne was the best!! We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food was excellent. My friend had the shrimp and grits and I did the red snapper. I was expecting a little more broth in my dish from what our server described...but the dish was good anyway. The fried olives are tasty and we did the chai creme brûlée for dessert. I had the rock and rye cocktail....and let me tell you...it packed a punch!! Kudos to the bar for not watering it down like most places do. We chose rooftop dining and it was very nice! I would definitely come back here!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "My husband and I made 6:45pm reservations for his father and his brothers' birthday dinner. Neither one having experienced Blacksheep before. We arrived at 6:45pm and were seated promptly with drinks in our hands by 6:50pm. Our service was amazing. Our glasses never empty. Our dinner came promptly as well. The food was delicious. We went upstairs, by elevator, which is very helpful for women in heals after a couple of drinks. Service outside was slower and our champagne warm, but the view and ambience makes up for any mistakes. Our only complaint was that is was too warm in the dining room. We were blotting sweat off of each others faces. And the tables are way too close together. You can hear every ones conversations. . . ."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We were told that this is the place to go for Sunday brunch. We had heard great things about the rooftop terrace, but apparently it is not open for brunch. The service was very relaxed. Took awhile to even get water. However, THE FOOD! it was wonderful. I ordered a cocktail that had "heaven" in the name and it was heavenly! My husband enjoyed his Bloody Mary, but would have preferred that it be more traditional. Both of our entrees, Shrimp and grits, and fresh bacon and eggs were marvelous. The food is really what makes this restaurant. Other than that, I would not need to go back again."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food and service at Black Sheep was wonderful. The fried pimento cheese stuffed green olives were delish!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Black Sheep was an excellent choice for our dinner date. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable, and the food was absolutely amazing. Only downside was that the roof is not prepared for a rain storm. If you want to dine atop the restaurant and enjoy the view make sure you bring an umbrella"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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
  • "Menu looked so good that the 2 of us had a fried green tomato appetizer and 3 brunch entrees. Loved the Pork belly and eggs. Hands down my favorite. Only downfall was from the server. Though she was nice enough she was not very attentive and it wasn't very busy. Will return soon for dinner. And of course the roof bar when it cools down a bit. What a great feature!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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