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Black Sheep Restaurant

4.5
1111 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Local Ingredients
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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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
What 1111 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Really great appetizers

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Customer service was awful. For reservations don’t feel like my date and I should’ve had awful sitting

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything was just decent. Food was alright. Service was alright. But the bill was crazy expensive definitely not worth it not even half of what I paid would’ve made me feel like it was worth it.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great spot for quality brunch with a view

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was quite good. The atmosphere was not as romantic as I hoped but in warmer weather we may try the rooftop dining area.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

First time dining there. Was highly recommended. I was there for date night, however; it is a place to dine for just about any occasion. Drinks were outstanding and food was amazing. Rooftop dining was incredible. Staff was extremely courteous. Overall experience was one of the best I’ve had.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Reception was not good as hostess stayed on phone with a future reservation and didn’t look up or acknowledge us. But then another hostess came and said tables were available on roof as we had requested. When we got to roof, they had no idea we were coming. Rocky start but great rooftop table and food was very good. Server was nice but uninspired and we had to ask for specials and she just seemed like she didn’t like her job much. Food was very good, tsukune, pork rinds and homemade chips were very good. Beet salad was great and craft cocktails were great too. Overall more training for staff on service but food was really good!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Outstanding service ....love the burger. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Met business clients at the restaurant. Roof top bar was open but no activity due to the rain. We sat at the inside bar down stairs and had good handcrafted martini's and conversation. Our table reservation was for 7:15 and we were seated at 7:10. The appetizers ( fried olives and potene) were exceptional and quick to deliver. The wine that was recommended by the waiter was very good and a nice pairing to the meal. We all enjoyed our main entres which was delivered in perfect timing. The braised ribs were exceptional. Our waiter was attentive, but not too attentive. Didn't hover and provided us exceptional service without being overly available. I highly recommend a visit to this neighborhood gem. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great atmosphere, I felt menu was a little limited, but overall was good

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Roof top dining on a clear night ...
Served by the coolest waiter - like being served by your favorite cousin who enjoys a good brew in a unique place. He wants you to have a good time , enjoy the vibe but he doesn’t want to crowd you.
Then the food shows up— fresh, unique combinations, flavorful, delicious.
And you just want to stay there all night. You vow to come back!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Incredible food. Wait time on cocktails can get a little long, but the flavor is worth the wait. After having a public disturbance take place next to our table, they went above and beyond to make sure the rest of our dining experience was perfect! If lived I. Jacksonville I would be dining at Black Sheep as often as possible!!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Rooftop bar and seating area is fantastic! Food and cocktails were also great!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Always a treat when I visit my hometown. My wife & I always book a table in advance of vacation and have always come away very happy. I dread the possibility that it could slip sometime, but have so far been very relieved to find a consistent quality to the staff, menu, and food.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We came here to celebrate our 24th anniversary and were not disappointed but then again, we never are. The food is always on point and the drinks are as well.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Pork chop was excellent but the accompaniments did not pair well. Chicken was great but accompaniments were a bit a scimpy. Wine selection quite good. Service excellent

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Had brunch while sitting on the rooftop! Awesome overall dining experience! I am never disappointed whenever I visit Blacksheep.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious! My sons birthday celebration was perfect with a lovely dessert display! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The terrace ambience was great, the service was spectacular and the food was fantastic. Really a nice place.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Repeat customer. Had our favorite chicken and rice middlins. However, the rice middlins were gummy, not cooked properly, and tasted like wallpaper paste. Last year was the first time I had rice middlins and they were outstanding!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We were unexpectedly in Jacksonville due to the predicted storms in New England.

Black Sheep was recommended by a former employee. We were very pleasantly surprised.
Great food, relaxed, reasonable prices, and very attentive service.

Would definitely recommend the shrimp and grits, and the carrot soup was lovely.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The rooftop dining is fantastic! Such great ambiance and views!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Atmosphere is awesome. Food was ok service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Good food including gluten-free options, extensive wine list (although not the one online that persuaded me to dine there) and excellent service from Hilary.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Wonderful, attentive service. Best snack: fried green tomatoes. Fabulous entrees: eggplant, shrimp ‘n grits. Decadent desserts. The best.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Had a friend visiting from out of town, and thought Black Sheep would be a great experience. We were right! Incredibly attentive service, delicious mains & dessert. The bread pudding is incredible.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We had a wonderful meal here. The fried olives stuffed with pimento cheese are worth trying, as well as the fried green tomatoes, and the little gem salad. At our table we had the Korean Ribs, the steak, and the duck breast. Each of us enjoyed our meal. My only complaint is the food was a little slow in coming out. If we had not been going to a show, that would not have necessarily been a bad thing.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Had dinner at Black Sheep to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was fantastic. I had the Berkshire Pork Chops with bacon and hollandaise sauce which was a great combination. My wife and son also enjoyed their entrees. They have an interesting wine selection as well.

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We went to Black Sheep with friends that really love this place. It was our first time. I thought the food was good and the ambience was pleasant. The waiter was great.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

If you decide to grab a bite at the Black Sheep before the show at the Florida Theater , you've made a wise choice. Ask for Donny- he will cater to your every need, answer every question with a patient smile & never even consider rushing you as you enjoy your delectable choice from a varied menu...it has every thing for every taste bud. Even though we were there before the place got busy, the hostess sat us right in the front ...and proceeded to sit another party of 6 right beside us??? my only complaint in an otherwise ' highly recommend' review...

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was very disappointing! We made reservations ahead of time and noted in remarks that we wanted to sit on the rooftop. When we arrived, we were told that they don't take reservations upstairs. It would've been nice to have been informed when we made reservations. Once we got seated, our server took a very long time to even take our order. I ordered the seasonal hash and it was loaded with potatoes and only 3 slices of mushrooms along with pesto. Another person ordered the pastrami hash and it was also a bunch of potatoes and hardly any meat. Our server was not very attentive and barely checked on us. In fact, one person was still waiting on a bar drink even after the server checked us all out and brought our cash/credits cards back. She was no where to be seen so we went up to the bar and the bartender acted as if we were inconveniencing him for a drink that was already paid for that we did not receive. There were 3 out of 5 people in our party who had never been to Black Sheep and they claimed that they would never come back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wonderful lunch on the 4th floor outside! Pork belly , eggs, biscuit, grits and shrimp roll with salad for us! Great view, service and food!

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My wife liked her hamburger. The pastrami sandwich was not a hit.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Had a wonderful time! The staff, beverage, and food were all top notch!

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food not what we expected based on reviews. Great location, vibrant atmosphere. We all said it was good, but won’t hurry back.

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2.0Dined on March 7, 2018

food offerings had too many tastes conflicting with each other, and odd mixtures that did not work well together. High quality local ingredients; excellent service; lovely space; thoughtfully selected list (especially beers); failure in the kitchen, both in starters and in mains. A real disappointment.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Love Blacksheep, especially the rooftop dining. A favorite for my family!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Just what the doctor ordered!! It was amazing to eat on the rooftop on a cool starry night. Fireplace was awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Visiting from Asbury Park NJ area and wanted to treat our daughter and son in love to a nice dinner. They recommended this. We all had a delicious meal and wonderful evening rooftop. Sad they are leaving the area, but we know a great place to stop for dinner on the way south!
Cheers!

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