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Black Sheep Restaurant

1064 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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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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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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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
What 1064 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

My favorite restaurant! You'll never forget the distinctive triangular building and will love the rooftop bar!

Celeste (Jacksonville)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

I am vegetarian and the options provided were VERY limited. If you are a fan of meat this would be a good place to try. Food was tasty and service was great. I would return for the roof top and drinks.

bazbaz65 (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed sitting in the Rooftop area. Service was a little slow as the area filled up but we'll be back.

OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful restaurant in the Riverside area. Enjoyed a craft cocktail at the bar and a lovely meal on the rooftop. Excellent service and wonderful selection of local ingredients. Perfect way to spend a gorgeous evening.

vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great service with rooftop dining!

OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

All of the food was amazing! The Steak Diane was the best ribeye I've ever had and the Korean Braised Short Ribs were great!

MatthewC (Jacksonville)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The dessert was horrible. Brownie with ice cream is a simple construction and the ice cream had zero flavor. I tried the ramen and found clumps of noodles together, which was a little disappointing but not the worst thing but I would not pay for it again. The server was amazing.

Jason (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Every time we visit Jacksonville we make it a point to eat at Black Sheep. The fried olives are excellent (I don't like olives) and they have the best grits I have ever tasted.

Desifoodie (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

My friend and I made a last min reservation here after a very unsatisfactory experience at a nearby restaurant. We wanted to get a rooftop table here but a 30 min wait didn’t seem appealing so we chose to dine downstairs. Our server was a very polite and attentive young man who was a welcome relief from the experience we had earlier in the evening at River and Post. We actually left that restaurant after we had waited 15 mins and not even gotten a glass of water at our table.
For our dinner experience here, we ordered the smoked trout rillettes and wow!! It was delicious! I’d definitely order that again. For my entree I ordered the braised lamb neck. While I loved the flavor, I was not a fan of the rice cakes that are added to it. It had a very gummy texture and did nothing for the dish. At first I thought it was pasta but the texture is so unpleasant that I just put it aside.
My friend got the grass fed burger with a side of Mac and cheese. That Mac and to die for!! O. M. G!! They used to have the blue cheese savory bread pudding but I don’t see it on the menu now. This Mac and cheese is right up there with that pudding. One bite of it made my night. I was done, satisfied and ready to go home with it!!
Whatever Black Sheep is doing, I hope they stay in business for a long time. The service is always friendly and attentive and the food is phenomenal.

LenM (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Very positive feedback from my business guests. We enjoyed the roof top dining experience. Great ambience. Food for the price point was average but certainly not exceptionally good. Would return.

OpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Our waiter Corbett was very attentive and knew the menu so he could offer suggestions. The pasta was mouthwatering and the shrimp and grits took us back to childhood. The Dusty Boot is a drink all bourbon lovers should try. Thank you fir a great time!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

From the interior décor and ambiance to the friendly and engaging server, I knew this was a good find. Recommended by a local, the restaurant has high quality new American dishes that aren't afraid to experiment with classics. The ingredients are farm-to-table and sourced from North Florida and South Georgia. We ordered the poutine, which includes a divine local pastrami to the classic dish. The classic shrimp and grits were outstanding, while the Short Ribs - done with a Korean flair - were exquisite. The wine, beer, and whiskey list is top notch. The prices, which may be higher than average for the area, aren't out of the realm for a large city's best restaurant. And this is one of Jacksonville's best restaurants.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything came out quickly and was delicious.

Lisa (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was amazing, staff was helpful and attentive. I had asked multiple questions regarding the menu to both our server and the gentleman who brought our water, and they were both very knowledgeable on the menu. The restaurant was busy, but I was still able to have a quiet conversation without shouting across the table to my SO. All in all a great experience, delicious food and I would definitely go back.

OccasionalGourmet (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Imaginative menu, good ingredients, well chosen wine list, cheerful helpful wait staff (if a little inexpert).

OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The place is too overpriced for such a small amount of food. The food was dry and stale and they don’t sing happy birthday which is awful.

OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

My girlfriends and I went for dinner and it was marvelous. We enjoyed the Fried Olives stuffed with pimento and the Fried Green Tomatoes as starters. My friends had the shrimp and grits which they both loved and I had the Steak Diane with a side of Mac and Cheese. Black Sheep has a scrumptious Mac and Cheese. Their staff is always attentive to detail and friendly.

BlkShp (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We stopped in for brunch Sunday morning and chose to sit on the roof. All the food we ordered was delicious and the view was awesome. It was a little chilly outside, but they had heaters available for us to warm up with. As for food, we got the poutine appetizer which was deliciously covered in cheese and gravy.

OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Black Sheep. I took my girls there for a Saturday brunch celebrating both my birthday and my Soror and I's Founders day. It was a great find. The venue was beautiful, Service top notch and food just simply divine to say the least. I would definitely go ago.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

This is a very nice place. I feel it is a little pricey, but given the neighborhood it is in, it is not out of the ordinary.
We had their Sunday fried chicken special for 2 and it was delightful. I am not a collard greens fans, but I ate these and they were the best I've ever had. Black eyed peas were excellent also. Mashed potatoes were fairly ordinary, but the gravy was super. For desert I tried the French Toast bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream. The pudding itself was a little dry , and needed a little more cinnamon and nutmeg, but the cinnamon ice cream was amazing. Skip the pudding and ask for the ice cream.
Service was excellent. My water glass was never empty. The servers were attentive but not over bearing.