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The Black Sparrow

$$ - $$$American, ,
223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
+1 765-429-0405
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

My wife and I took my son and his wife here for dinner. We had eaten before and liked it. It is a really interesting restaurant. It has a varied clientele (close to a college and downtown). My son and I both had the Diablo...More

Thank TomTeresaT
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Met a friend for lunch at 11:30 and were about the only ones there. This is a locally-owned place, exposed brick, and an arty vibe. We began with the back wrapped dates that were hot and tasty. My friend enjoyed the Banh Mi sandwich with...More

Thank Mack3065
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Eclectic menu, great scratch food, do not miss this place! Bacon wrapped dates are perfect! Outstanding salads , can't wait to return!

Thank jj5863
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The main reason we went here was for the pork tenderloin sandwich which is our mission. We arrived around 2pm, as usual, to avoid noise & crowds. Kathy the bartender was friendly & provided great service. My pork tenderloin sandwich was one of the better...More

Thank Barbiemoose
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I had dinner here with a group of eight. We were seated promptly and served efficiently. The menu specified quality sourcing for ingredients and offered some out-of-the ordinary selections. My dinner was delicious. I chose one of the day's specials, a lamb burger and fries....More

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Went in on a Wednesday night that was not very busy at all. With that being said, the service was pretty slow and inattentive. All together it was good, but could have easily been better.

Thank Seann C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

So, this is a place if you like awesome beer on tap. The food is high level and delicious with a twist. The service was great. Sat at the bar and was treated by two guys who really made sure we were well taken care...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Moving to Lafayette from a big city, this was the place my wife and I needed! The food is top notch, the vibe is great and the service has always been the best in town in our experience.

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I dont know why people are saying the food is overpriced. They have options from $9-$20 for a meal and their food is excellent. The Sparrow's menu is a cut above any other pub in town, and is very popular among young Purdue faculty members....More

1  Thank Econlady
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Went here just as a couple. It is a bit noisy inside with all hard decor. We shared a oriental salad, which they put on 2 plates for us. Then the fig pizza, very yummy. Food was very good but we think a bit over...More

Thank MarkJaci
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-429-0405
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