Black Sheep Restaurant

4.6
1152 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Southern
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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)
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Phone number
(904) 380-3091
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Waylon Rivers
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Margaret St & Oak St.
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Parking details
The Riverside Trolley is available during Lunch hours Monday-Saturday.
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
1,152 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
72%
Very Good
19%
Good
5%
Fair
3%
Poor
0%
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful Saturday night date at the restaurant. We ordered the Poutine appetizer and it was a very good way to start off the meal. Also, he ordered shrimp and grits and I had beef short ribs. Both dishes were delicious and will definitely stay on our list of favorites.

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OT
2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Being a foodie I know what needs to be, server never came back with second glass of wine, it was 20 minutes, I declined

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K
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the rooftop ambiance at this restaurant. If the sun is out, definitely opt for a shady table, which we were able to receieve. Food and wait staff were spectacular. I would definitely visit again.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Love the rooftop bar, amazing view ❤️

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Went to dinner with another couple and we had a great time. Food was amazing and you weren’t rushed to eat and leave. We will be back!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Prompt service
Kind staff
Great food
Had a great time sitting outside and enjoying time with my wife
Well done Black Sheep

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EF
1.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Our experience was fine til we went onto the rooftop bar to have a drink. I sat down at a table, not knowing it wasn’t an open bar. I was then rudely told to leave by a waitress who completely lacked tact and civility. I’m a lawyer but was once waitress - I know you have to make some tough calls. But this woman has no business interacting with people if she lacks basic civility. My BF and I will not be returning to Blk Shp...I heard rumors of snobbery but didn’t want to believe it as a foodie. Again the food and drinks were great - maybe hire some waitstaff that have better interpersonal skills. Not sure I’ll ever be back; in any event I’ll be sure to spread the story of tonight’s nightmare.

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VL
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Still my favorite restaurant in Jax, and I’m going to ask for Bri! Anytime I come back, she was amazing for my birthday.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Very good food, drink and service.
My wife, daughter and I have a brunch on Sunday for my wife birthday and she really enjoy it.

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c
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I was hoping to have a romantic meal with my husband, but there were really no intimate dining areas. The tables were small and close together. Luckily, we ate relatively early so it wasn't packed yet and there was no one next to us. Otherwise, they would have been so close they would have been having dinner w/ us. I guess this is more of a social place to come and hang out. Definitely, the rooftop bar is that...very nice. We bought a bottle of wine with dinner and took some to the roof with us. The food was really good and I loved the cheese and meat platter with bread that we had with our wine. I would definitely like to try it out for lunch, as the lunch menu looked fantastic. I had the Springer Mountain Farms Chicken and my husband had the Shrimp and Grits. Very good!

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M
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I enjoyed my dinner date.....good service ... food was also delicious and I highly recommend this restaurant

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W
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

This was the first time we have been to this restaurant. Recommended by my Admin. Excellent food, diverse menu, and best of all interesting wine list, excellent.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food and atmosphere was wonderful as usual. Hilary was kind, attentive and very knowledgeable. Lovely staff. Always a pleasure.

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k
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Love this place almost as much as Bellwether! Delicious with excellent service!

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LW
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Excellent Meal. Food was delicious and packed with flavor. Some of the menu items are not well described so you'll have to ask. Service was excellent and drink options were endless.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We were visiting Jacksonville for the night and a friend recommended the Black Sheep. Great service, good drinks and the food was excellent! My husband and I split the pork chop and the shrimp and grits. They brought the plates already split. So thoughtful!

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JA
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My husband and I were meeting his clients for dinner in Jacksonville and we picked Black Sheep after a friend recommended the spot (we are not from the area). It was the perfect combination of a welcoming atmosphere, creative menu and nice spot for a special dinner.

I don't often order chicken when out, since it is a staple in our household, however I ordered the Springer Mountain Farm’s Chicken char-grilled eggplant, artichokes, green tomato, thai green curry because this sounded different, and boy was it! I would honestly say this was one of the best chicken dishes I have ever ordered. The flavor combination was spectacular. The chicken was perfectly cooked - moist on the inside, a bit of a crisp skin, and the thai green curry was spectacular. WOW. We also got the fried green olives to start, which we also loved. My husband got the Crispy Skin Salmon white cannellini-miso puree, fennel, asparagus, ramp salsa verde and he equally was impressed!!!

Next time we are in Jax, we will most certainly rush back!

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SB
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great food and service. Loved it. Look forward to a return trip.

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KL
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Meals and service were great. Desserts are not their thing, creme brulee had to much see salt, brownie with marshmallow was way to hard and tasteless

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LS
3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We were very disappointed with our meal. My steak was ordered rare-it came medium rare, and barely that. My husband’s Korean ribs were not tender and the sauce was overly salty.
The best part of my meal was the Caesar salad, which was outstanding. The server kept repeating items on the menu which were all high carb, even though we told her several times that my husband was diabetic and could not have those. After our meal, she started to recite the dessert menu. Really? How many times did it take to for her to know that he is diabetic. This was embarrassing to him, and not appreciated.
Our meal was over $100.00-we will not return.

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GK
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I like it. It was good. I like good food. Good food is good in my tummy. Mmm yummy. Yummy tummy good food. Hooray!

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PA
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We went for a birthday dinner. We had shrimp and grits, Korean short ribs, and a vegetarian eggplant dish. We were all very pleased with our dishes. They were flavorful and well presented. My son said he could have used a larger portion of the shrimp and grits. The hostess, server and another gentleman were very friendly and accommodating. We are excited about our next visit!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Had the Berkshire Porkchop, absolutely amazing!! Black Sheep always impresses!

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OT
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The food was OK tonight but is it is usually better service was slow

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ET
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was good to sit outside on the roof top and the food was great, could have been a little warmer but meal was enjoyable! Our server was great as well! Good vibe!

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JZ
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were able to dine on the roof top and enjoyed the spectacular view of Jacksonville. Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious. What a delightful experience.

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D
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This place was wonderful the food and the service was great I hope to return really soon

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T
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We sat at the rooftop! It was an amazing experience all over

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AH
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I enjoyed the food, service, and the ambiance. Everything was great but nothing compared to my fiancé proposing!

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SG
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Absolutely an exceptional experience all around, and i'm a hard-to-please foodie. Food is a 10 on 10, drinks, service and rooftop scene an 11.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We started with the Dusty Boot, whiskey sour, which was really good. Really liked the salt & pepper on the rim.
I had the steak Diane but it was not as hot and fresh as it was there previously. The side of fries were good but would have liked to have some more choices. Finished up with the milkshake with tasty Black sheep oreos.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great ambience and food! We really enjoyed sitting on the patio and can’t wait to check out the rooftop next time. Highly recommend the shrimp & grits and spaghetti all’s chitara!!

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HM
4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The rooftop with the right weather is really fun. The reservations desk team did a very nice job finding a table we liked (shaded). The wines by the glass are OK. The food seems to read like too many restaurants lately. Seeking to be clever, sourced locally, but in the end too similar. Wish there were more simple dish choices cooked to perfection. They get too cute with the fish, and even a little goofy with the shrimp and grits. I ended up with a burger, and it was cooked as requested and good. All in all - good, and we'll be back.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent specials!
It was a great experience all the way around. Service was exceptional also.

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GP
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Great experience! recommended for everybody and any occasion.

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JB
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Totally enjoyable in every way! Black Sheep is a must visit dining venue in Jacksonville.

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T
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Perfect place to take anyone for a special occasion or for dinner in general. Beautiful rooftop seating area with city views.

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T
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent food, great service, and a cool location.

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H
5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Our server Bri was very knowledgeable about the menu and every choice we made we were thrilled with. We started with two cheeses from their cheese and meat options. Both were delicious and the presentation was outstanding. The fried green tomatoes were to die for along with the “faux croix” and my boyfriend enjoyed a bourbon and blood orange purée beverage. We got the pork chop and spaghetti with broccoli rabe both delicious and well thought out balance of flavors. Well worth it for a much needed date night out.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Really great appetizers

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