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Black-Eyed Sally's

4.5
4.5
1307 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 16 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!

What 1,307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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1,307 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. LoriT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  3. bbmom13

    Connecticut

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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 5 days ago
    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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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  5. CarenG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  6. Megahungry

    New York City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  7. bethm

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  8. roberta

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  9. TamikaB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. NoelS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my young teenage kids first time at Black Eyed Sally's, and we all loved it. Fun atmosphere, delicious food, friendly people!

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  28. wineman1015

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was not that good, brought me the wrong beer , when I noticed it he was gone, not to be seen until food came, by then I drank 1/2 the pint. Slow with boxes and the check

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  29. MartheH

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, the service was good. Convenient stop for a bite before a UCONN game!

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  30. DeborahG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Black-Eyed Sally’s. Didn’t know what to expect. The atmosphere was New Orleans - jazzy music and funky art all over the restaurant. Our server also the bartender was kind and had good suggestions. Everything we ordered was amazing - and I mean everything. The cornbread is the best I have ever had. Great brunch! Wish we lived closer to Hartford to visit again!

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  31. CarlosS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place. The band got loud after 8pm. I would keep the volume lower.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a late lunch after the UConn game. Sat at the bar and had a great time .

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  33. AliciaW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. Everything is home made and the staff was very accommodating. We plan to go back again.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated promptly, server was curteous and knowledgeable.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Food was excellent. Service was great. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire time there.

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  36. SherrillS

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Birthday dinner! The deviled eggs are great, along with the catfish finger appetizer!! Had the jamabalaya-always the best! And...it was all gluten free!!!!!

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  37. JonathanH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and great blues! We had a fun night out.

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  38. ThomasC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I go to Jazz Wednesdays every week. Haneef's Birthday Bash was exceptional.

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  39. Foodie

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sean was a great server! The staff in general were very nice and accommodating. One in particular stood out as cleaned floors and wiped down tables and chairs. That person was very thorough and really paid attention to detail. The food is always consistent and delicious. When in Hartford Black Eyed Sally’s is our go to spot!!! Love it!!!!

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  40. scottd

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food and music! This place is great every time.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.5 stars by 1307 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 16 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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