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Black Sheep Pub

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City Center West
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6314
+1 215-545-9473
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The baked mac and cheese is a must have! It's considered an appetizer, but I ordered it as my meal. I was stuffed by the end of it because it's so rich. But was by far the best mac and cheese I've ever eaten. My boyfriend ordered the filet mignon sliders and said they were delicious. It's a no frills... More 

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Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

I'm happy you loved the mac and cheese and that your boyfriend enjoyed the filet mignon sliders. Thanks for trying our place out! I hope to see you both again soon. -James S., Owner More 

Collingswood, New Jersey
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185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't visited Black Sheep in quite some time. The service was fantastic. Our server was knowledgeable and very friendly. The food was great. The portions were abundant to say the least. I had the fish and chips which were delicious. I couldn't possibly finish the meal. Kudos -- Still going strong!

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Thank Jack P
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

I'm happy you loved the fish and chips and that they were filling for you, Jack. It's great our friendly team of knowledgeable servers made just as great of impression on you. Thanks for all of your support! We hope to see you again soon. Best, James S., Owner More 

Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

What a great place on a cold day for a nice warm lunch before walking to the Walnut Theater for a matinee! The burgers and salad were so fresh (and filling), service was spot on and fast. My usually picky friend was impressed with the food and atmosphere.

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Thank ldinaschock
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed the warmth of our atmosphere and food. It's great you had a tasty and filling meal with us before heading to the matinee show. Thanks for joining us. Your support is appreciated. Hope to see you in here again! Best, James S., Owner More 

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped by with a friend for a couple of drinks. The locals were friendly and welcoming. The bartender was great. Nice old period pub. Reminded me of a typical corner taproom!

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Thank RBMSR
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in for a drink! Glad you enjoyed our authentic pub vibe, and it's great to know that you felt welcome. Hope we'll see you again sometime! Cheers, James S., Owner More 

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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This a classic pub, with all ingredients : good choice of beer, nice interior, and good sevice. All ages, many tv sets, not too loud. A perfect place to relax and have some food. Here is the picture of the bar and a ceasar salad, being a side dish. For the side dish, it is sizable to say the least.... More 

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Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Thanks so much for grabbing a pint and a bite with us! Glad we were able to provide that classic pub feel, and it's wonderful to know that your food was on point. Hope we'll see you again sometime soon! Cheers, James S., Owner More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Wow what amazing place to go and hangout with friends. It's small place but that was good thing. Even though The chicken wings was very tasty, they brought to me with hot sauce so I couldn't finish it. Overall I will go back again and again to this good spot.

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Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

I appreciate the glowing review, Khaled_Alfaifi! It means a lot to hear that you're excited to come back again, and we'll be sure to dial back the heat a bit on those wings for you next time if you'd like! See you soon. -James S., Owner More 

Horsham
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132 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I went here for happy hour with coworkers. This is a nice hidden two floor pub. We had lots of fun and the happy hour prices are great. Staff was very friendly and our drinks came out quickly! I would love to try the food here next time!

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Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by for a happy hour, Tabitha, and I'm glad you guys had a great time! We're pretty proud of our food menu -- definitely worth coming back for! Hope to see you soon. Cheers, James S., Owner More 

Wisconsin
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a Friday while I was downtown. I'd heard of this place as it's where the local Manchester United supporters club meets and it didn't disappoint. The bartender was friendly and chatty, which is always a good thing for somebody traveling alone. I had the Chicken and Chorizo Quesadilla which was delicious. I know many think... More 

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Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Happy to hear our team took such great care of you, and thanks for stopping in! Glad you enjoyed the quesadilla. You should definitely come back for a game sometime -- it's a great crowd, and we have a blast! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, James S., Owner More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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286 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

From classic English/Irish breakfasts on the weekends, good beers and European football (US: Soccer) matches, Black Sheep has you covered. I've ate and drank at the Black Sheep for years as my travels have brought me thru Philadelphia and I don't think I've had a bad experience. Good location, NFL games during football season, small setup (can get noisy) but... More 

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Thank Joe S
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

Always great to have you in, Joe! Glad the food has always been on point. I agree the place can get a little crazy for both styles of football, but I'm happy you've always had a great time with us. Look forward to seeing you again next time you're in town! Cheers, James S., Owner More 

Sewell, New Jersey
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72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Stopped here after a meeting and had a couple drinks and some food. The person who greeted me at the door was very nice and accommodating. Food was good, beer was cold, service was good. I'd stop here again, seems like a spot with regulars.

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Thank JayCes
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this review

We do have a lot of regulars, and I hope you felt like one, too! Thanks for finding us and giving us a shot, and I'm glad you found the food, beer, and service all up to par. Looking forward to having you in again! Cheers, James S., Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6314
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-545-9473
Description
The Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant, Philadelphia's favorite Irish pub since 1999, is just a few steps from historic Rittenhouse Square.

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