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Black Sheep Cafe

74 reviews
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$30 and under
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Native American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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Family owned and operated, Black Sheep Cafe brings you the best in Contemporary Southwestern Native American Cuisine. Chef Mark Daniel Mason blends modern technique with traditional Navajo, Pueblo and Hopi influence in his award winning dishes. Using local ingredients like Utah honey and Idaho-raised, hormone-free meats, as well as traditionally grown and prepared blue cornmeal and flour, all of the dishes are made to order and made from scratch, including the fresh family-recipe frybread using Blue Bird flour. From the modern touches on traditional dishes like Navajo Tacos and Green Chile Stew, to the new and unique flavors of the Cactus Pear Lemonade and Orange-Habanero Creme Brulee, Black Sheep Cafe will impress you with bold flavors and intriguing presentation. Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Provo, this bustling cafe is open Monday through Saturday. The cafe’s lunch menu is served from 11:30am - 2:30pm and dinner from 5pm to 9pm (10pm on weekends).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Native American, Southwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
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Phone number
(801) 607-2485
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Daniel Mason
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Cross street
Provo Center St
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Parking details
Parking is available behind the restaurant in the Provo Town Square parking garage, located on the North-West corner of the block.
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AshleyHoneydew (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

Somewhat expensive but always delicious. The food is definitely unique and a fun addition to Provo!

LindseyV (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

Amazing. I love this place. They made my night so special for my family dinner. Everything was perfect!

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on March 1, 2017

Cuisine is tasty, unique, and memorable. The venue is actually pretty small, but I feel that it adds value to the experience. The staff has clearly spent time in the industry.

kwinst (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined on February 28, 2017

The service was slow and the food was unexceptional. Surprising, because usually the experience is much better. I called ahead because our guest was a vegetarian and I wanted to make sure the menu could accommodate him...the representative assured me that all of the servers were well-versed in the options, but this turned out not to be the case. After some back and forth, one of our party just decided to go with the straight menu, and even his meal was unimpressive. We like the atmosphere, but after this experience, we may not be using this establishment again to entertain our guests.

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The presentation of the food was delightful and only outdone by the taste. Their nachos were exquisite, I highly recommend then as an appetizer. Also their refined take on conventional Native American dishes like Navajo tacos was expertly executed.

vipJenniferS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

We were celebrating successfully finishing the Utah Valley Marathon and had found this restaurant on Open Table. Sounded interesting so we decided to try it. So happy we did. We were a party of 6 with our 7 yr old son amongst as well as my mother. We are from NY so we know good food - and we are microbrew lovers. Great beer choices, great food choices, and even a kids menu friendly enough for our son yet not the usual "kid" meal. The staff was attentive and even made extra sure to call in advance to let us know of a big group that would be wrapping up when we arrived. They bent over backwards to make sure we were ok with the noise level (which wasn't actually bad at all), and were very gracious. Would definitely recommend!

CaptainFoodie (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2015

Food is always amazing and flavorful but be sure to build in an extra 30 min because everything is made fresh to order. Ambiance and scene are great too. If you are in a rush, you will be frustrated until you actually take your first bite and then peace is restored because the food is one-of-a-kind.

CaptainFoodie (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2014

Service can be slow at times but the food is always worth the wait. Make sure that you are not in a hurry and you will be in for a treat.

k21hyb (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2014

My husband and I had been trying to get a reservation at this new Provo restaurant for a few weeks, and when we finally went, it was very worth the wait. I got the red chili beef navajo tacos, and they were amazing. The food was incredible, and the service was great. I definitely recommend this place if you're in Provo!

Dar4Avon (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on March 14, 2014

I like this restaurant because it is unique! It fun to take a friend there because it's going to be a memorable experience. I did make reservations and I'm so glad I did, otherwise we wouldn't have been able to get in! It would be nice if they could have tables open for reservations and some available to those who reserve and if they don't show within ten minutes then they loose the opportunity to dine there . This way the restaurant may give it to those who just come in to try it and not loose patrons because of no shows!

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on March 12, 2014

I have rarely had food that was so well-made or carefully prepared. You have to be willing to fork out a little dough to get it, but the Southwest flavors are perfect, the Mexican feel is just enough to get your taste buds tingling, and the overall feel of the restaurant is quite nice.

Phoebe (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on March 8, 2014

Staff were all very friendly, helpful and knowledgable about the menu. It's a little pricey, but you do get a lot of food and it is delicious. We both took home plenty of leftovers to enjoy for a second night.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on March 8, 2014

Having dined here twice - once for lunch and once for dinner - my conclusion about Black Sheep Café is that the food is decent but expect to wait a long time for it.

WishesUT (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on March 1, 2014

My brother raved about The Black Sheep and so my husband and I made a reservation knowing we were going in with high expectations.We were seated promptly, having arrived a few minutes early for our 7:30 reservation time. We ordered a rock shrimp polenta appetizer that was the perfect combination of savory, sweet and spicy. We tried the sweet potatoe fries and enjoyed them, but next time we'll probably try something else. For our entrees, we ordered the Hog Jowl Tacos which were excellent. We'd order these again in a heartbeat. We also tried the fillet mignon served with a cherry reduction. It was a great choice, but what really stood out on the plate were the amazing mashed potatoes that blew us away. We'll be back!

Willoughbysquare (Salt Lake City)
2.0  Dined on February 28, 2014

we were expecting the Kachinas of potato, corn, and, iced tea to appear and offer up the best authentic sheep or lamb dish ever imagined. Instead we ended up with a Skinwalker who shape-shifted into a strange pencil neck waiter with odd glasses and a ridiculously stupid mustache. I was hoping for some jazzed up traditional dishes instead the dinner menu contains overpriced burgers and pork tacos.

Why are all of the reviews of this restaurant so glowing? The flooring is made of the same 4x8 sheets of osb that one would expect to see on the floor of a chicken coop. The prices are high enough to support serving meats out of 1000 year old native american clay artifacts. Instead they have the same old white plates as any restaurant. Yawn.