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Black-Eyed Sally's

4.4
4.4
1319 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Come sink your teeth into our award winning Bar-b-que and Southern cooking served in an Urban Juke Joint atmosphere. Sally’s Slo-smoked Ribs, Beef Brisket, Po-Boys, Southern Fried Chicken, Blackened Catfish, Jambalaya, Louisiana Gumbo and more. The cool, funky decor emanates New Orleans charm. We are open for lunch and dinner Wednesday- Sunday. At Sally's we feed your mouth and your soul!
We look forward to providing live entertainment in the near future.
See you soon

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Barbecue, American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (860) 278-7427
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Melissa J Lawrence
  • Catering
    We cater! <br />Company parties / Family gatherings / Holidays / Outdoor events / Fundraisers.<br />You do the partying and let Sally do the cookin'<br />See our catering menu online at www.blackeyedsallys.com <br /><br />Pick up, Hot Delivery or Full Service!
  • Neighborhood
    Hartford
  • Cross street
    High
  • Parking details
    There is metered street parking on Asylum street which is free on nights and weekends. Otherwise there are pay lots directly across from and behind Sally's. Pay at kiosk.
  • Public transit
    We are one block up from Union Station and we are on the DASH bus (downtown Shuttle) route.
  • Entertainment
    Live Blues, Jazz & Roots music.Mon- Jazz 8 pm Tue- Funky Big Band 8 pmWed- Blues Jam 8 pmFri & Sat- Regional & national acts 9 pm (cover varies)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Live Music

    Multiple dates available
    Live Music is back!!! Every Wednesday & Thursday 7-9:30 & Friday & Saturday 8-11, the kitchen is open until 9 Wednesdays & Thursdays & until 10 on Fridays & Saturdays. We ask that you specify when making your reservation whether you are coming for dinner & music or just for dinner so we can make sure to accommodate you accordingly! All band information is listed at blackeyedsallys.com. We look forward to seeing everyone!
  • Mother's Day Brunch Buffet

    $36.95 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Sally's Mother's Day Gospel Brunch is BACK! We are offering reservations from 11-11:45 & 2-2:45. We will have a spread of our signature items & desserts to indulge in all day & music will be live at both sessions. **Please note that we are not guaranteeing seating in the room with the music, all reservations will be assigned on a first come first serve basis – music will be heard throughout the restaurant.** The regular menu will not be offered, buffet only. The pricing is $36.95 for adults & $18.95 for children 12 & under - 20% service charge & CT state taxes will also be added to your bill. We do ask if you are unable to make it that you give us 24 hours notice or we will be charging the cc on file for the amount of the brunch.

What 1,319 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot spot

  • Hartford

    Hot spot

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    Lively

1,319 Reviews
  1. JaneR

    New York City

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The waiter was excellent, the music varied and was generally quite loud and the food was good.

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  2. Andy

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great music, food, and waitstaff. Love this place.

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  3. AmyR

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We should have followed previous reviews about the service especially since we needed to get to the AJR concert. It took nearly an hour for our food to come out so we had about 10 minutes to eat to make it to the concert on time. I am not sure if it was our server or the kitchen was backed up but I imagine this happens anytime there is a concert at the arena. Perhaps they need to limit customers or get more help during there evenings. That said, the fried chicken was excellent as were the grits and cornbread!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    unfortunately I had an awful experience. Our food took over an hour to come out while other tables that had arrived after us were eating, some even paying and leaving before our food even came. They tried to explain the kitchen was backed up and our meal was one of the longest to make, yet three or more people around us came after, ordered the same thing and received it before us . When i say “us”, it was only me and one other. Our waiter was almost nonexistent the entire time . Appetizers were great, entrées and drinks were below average. overall experience? I won’t be returning.

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  5. LorrieT

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Easter Sunday brunch at6 Black Eye's Sally's was the fourth year I booked a table or Eight .l arrive on time and was told by the restaurant that they could not reach me and even though received a written confirmation text just the day before. Our server Trey took our drink orders and return with strawberry momosa's in the wrong type glass and not ice.,, drink was lukewarm I asked for ice in a water glass .. My reservation was for 12noon and once the drinks came I was told the buffet ( no plated food was offered} food would be removed at 12:45 pm for the 2:00 pm service. Previous times at this place had offered and advertises live jazz musicans none were booked for this place. Food selection was ok nothing great. The desert table had a plate of rice pudding. there were store bought brownies and mini donuts no pecan pie or banana forester. The bill came and they overcharged me but had the bill adjusted but had to laugh when a $72.00 gratuity was added ) FOR WHAT" I will never go back to this restaurant again - I paid over a $350,00 bill and got little to no value

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  6. Breanna

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the 2nd time my family has been here. Every time we come to CT we stop here to eat dinner. The food is ALWAYS great! The wait staff are very friendly, helpful and polite. We will always stop by to eat or grab a drink.

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  7. Jessica1217

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Let me start by saying my husband has been here 2x’s before with all positive feedback. This was my first visit and even though the place has a great vibe, the service was not good. Our waiter was very inattentive. We had to call him over every time we needed something because he never checked in on us for refills, how food was, etc. Sat for 10mins no longer eating and he never came until we called again. Then 2 people in party got dessert before some live entertainment started. A woman came up to us and asked us to be quiet because her students were playing. I love music and support artists but you don’t tell paying patrons to not talk during there reservations. We left quickly after as it became uncomfortable.

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  8. SkiandScubaFan

    New York City

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately our order was messed up a couple of times. One of the servers brought us the wrong appetizers twice, and another kept bringing someone else’s entrees over. Once we got what we had ordered, which took over 45 minutes, we enjoyed our meal very much. Service was spotty, but the place was packed to the gills, so kind of understandable, but a bit difficult to deal with when you are trying to disentangle botched orders. The noise level was super loud, even before the band started. We had a couple of screamers on the table behind us, with a high-pitched laugh that could cut glass… You just have to take it in stride.

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  9. nancyB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went early on a saturday evening and itvwas just starting ti full up! The service was slow only because there werent wnough staff it seamed but rhe staff who were rhere were lovely and doung the best they could , the food was wxcellent and not crazy wxpensive! Had an enjoyable time ! We will be back!i cant wait!

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  10. Robert

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Creole deviled eggs were excellent as were the corn bread and beans&rice. Large servings and unfortunately did not have room for dessert.

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  11. chriss

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great venue to grab a bite and a show. Food was good, service attentive and music was great

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  12. Dreas

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sally’s never disappoints if you’re in the mood for N’awlins food. We especially love the jambalaya, the shrimp & grits, the fried catfish & the blackened shrimp Po’boy. The servings are generous & they’ve managed to keep their prices reasonable.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food wasn’t very good, specifically the chicken legs. Very dry and under seasoned.

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  14. ThomasC

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the best place in Hartford to see live Jazz.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great music as always! Can’t wait to come back another Wednesday evening!

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  16. LoriT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I love my black eye sally but was a little disappointed in the rib dinner, usually the meat falls off the bones. Unfortunately this time it was very tough, it was difficult to even cut the rack of ribs. The rest of the food was amazing!!

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  17. bbmom13

    Connecticut

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was very, very slow! The food has always been amazing, but last night it was just ok. Not sure if there was a different cook, but definitely not as good as in the past. We went because we liked the band that was playing. Last night the music was over the top - way too loud!!! There is no reason for it to be that loud in a small room. We will probably not go to listen to bands if the music is going to be that loud. We actually left right after we finished our dinner, instead of staying for the music.
    Black-Eyed Sally'sResponded on February 25, 2024
    I want to apologize for the negative experience you had, unfortunately Jake's music is very loud and we had actually had our sound system as low as possible it is the added equipment the band brought but I will make sure to make a note for next time he plays thank you for the input.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy our visits to this restaurant & try to taste different menu items at each visit. Tonight we enjoyed entrees of bbq’d chicken & ribs as well as blackened catfish ( could be too heavy on spice for some) which we shared & found quite tasty. Love the decor & music as well. Looking forward to our next visit!

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  19. CarenG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, service and value! Will be back again soon!

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  20. Megahungry

    New York City

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My salmon was not prepared as requested so had to send back to kitchen which took a really long time to get back and then it was prepared correctly but overcooked. I ate it but it was not as tasty as it could have been. Plus by this time my dining companion has already finished their meal. It was a Friday night with an event at The XL Center, but they did not seem as equipped as they could have been. I was disappointed as I have previously had good experiences there.

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  21. bethm

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food Very reasonable price Will definitely be back Very quick easy walk to xl center

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  22. roberta

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and Vanessa is a great bartender. Gumbo Fries perfect starter and the fried green tomatoes were thick and tasteeeeeeee.

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  23. TamikaB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a amazing experience it was our first time there food was excellent drinks was good the prices was fair

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We pretty much finished our dinner by just ordering every starter that was in the menu. Everyone of them was good. The fried okra, fried green tomatoes, chicken, shrimp (which was the best in our opinion) and then gumbo- all were great!

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  25. KarinP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was delicious and very fresh, and the staff was very friendly. We wished the service could have been a little quicker as we were trying to get to a show.

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  26. JohnnyH

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had read the reviews and were expecting a lot more but were unfortunately disappointed. I was really looking forward to an old fashioned and the fried chicken. The bartender stated she couldn't make the old fashioned (and questioned why it was still on the menu) and my request for all dark meat for the chicken was denied. I pivoted to the chicken and waffles and the waffles fell apart, with the entree being so-so. The best part of the meal was the cornbread croutons in the Caesar salad, while, oddly enough, the actual cornbread was not that good. We will likely not be returning.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for lunch before the UCONN game. We had reservations, it was very busy, but our waiter Trey did a great job keeping up with all his tables.

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  28. ECxxx

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and service. The value for the amount and quality of the food was great.

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  29. JoseO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on a Thursday night and ate really well done Gumbo and Jambalaya, heard excellent music of different genres (rock, blues, soul...), by a really good 3 piece band, followed up by another guest band who was also really good. Enjoyed the casual ambiance, the good service, and the classy/jazzy vibe. Definitely recommending to all our friends.

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  30. moises

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and it won’t be my last good vibes good music and amazing food service was great

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  31. MaryannM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, friendly and helpful wait staff. Good choice for southern cooking. Reasonable prices.

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  32. RebekahF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing including our meal and the music! We got the blackened catfish with grits and green beans and loved it! The music was fun and the ambiance was as well :-)

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  33. Rosario

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! the waiter was so friendly and helpful and attentive. The hosts were very welcoming

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was able to get a last minute valentines reservation and our meal was amazing. The grits, the cornbread, the pork everything was absolutely delicious. Service could have been better, but I’ll say it was great considering there was only 1 bartender and she had more than quite a few tables behind the bar itself. Live music was a great plus so we definitely be returning.

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  35. ToddC

    New York City

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I was told before my reservation I would not be charged a cover charge (she said she couldn't remove it) since my reservation was 630 and the band started at 7:00. Not only was I charged a cover charge my 20% + gratuity was added to my bill without my knowing on the food beverages tax and cover charge total. When I mentioned the cover charge since I was not staying my waitress was rude and inattentive the rest of the night. Food was excellent and the runners were pleasant. What could of been an amazing night was kind of ruined by bad service.

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  36. SarahB

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, delightful service, and totally reasonable prices. Charming interior. Really couldn't ask for a better experience.

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  37. KristaR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for dinner and the live music. The vibe was fun, dinner was delicious, and the band, Fortunate Sons (CCR tribute band) was amazing!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservations for our group for the entertainment. Everything was fantastic all around. We sampled the pulled pork tacos, gumbo, Wings, blackened salmon and po-boy. Our sever was excellent and as busy as it was he stayed on top of all our needs.

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  39. Genneisha

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience was great! My sister enjoyed her Birthday and her first time there!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was great! The live music was amazing food was great as well we will be coming back soon!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Black-Eyed Sally's using the Order Online button. Black-Eyed Sally's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 278-7427.

Black-Eyed Sally's is rated 4.4 stars by 1319 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Black-Eyed Sally's

350 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103

Additional information

  • Cross street
    High
  • Neighborhood
    Hartford
  • Hours of operation
    Wed 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Barbecue, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is metered street parking on Asylum street which is free on nights and weekends. Otherwise there are pay lots directly across from and behind Sally's. Pay at kiosk.
  • Public transit
    We are one block up from Union Station and we are on the DASH bus (downtown Shuttle) route.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Melissa J Lawrence
  • Entertainment
    Live Blues, Jazz & Roots music.Mon- Jazz 8 pm Tue- Funky Big Band 8 pmWed- Blues Jam 8 pmFri & Sat- Regional & national acts 9 pm (cover varies)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (860) 278-7427
  • Catering
    We cater! <br />Company parties / Family gatherings / Holidays / Outdoor events / Fundraisers.<br />You do the partying and let Sally do the cookin'<br />See our catering menu online at www.blackeyedsallys.com <br /><br />Pick up, Hot Delivery or Full Service!
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