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Black Sheep Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6314
+1 215-545-9473
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good54%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub, Irish
$$ - $$$
247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6314
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner. I had a hamburger and my husband had Shepard pie which he liked. We are upstairs where it was quieter than the happy hour bar scene downstairs

Thank Marlynn F
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Marlynn, I'm glad you and your husband enjoyed your meal with the hamburger and Shepard's pie. I appreciate your support! Hope you both return again soon. Many thanks, James S., Owner

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My teenage son loved the vibe and architectural detail of this restaurant. He insisted that his Cuban was better than any meal we had in Boston. I had the fried fish and chips. The fish was extremely fresh and light. Was great with my pear...More

Thank M R
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This was a very popular pub but we managed to get a table without booking. Good, well cooked food, lovely atmosphere. Recommended.

Thank BrendaMaidenhead
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

I'm glad you had a great time at the pub, Brenda! Thanks for visiting. I hope you return again soon. Sincerely, James S., Owner

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Went there for happy hour a couple weeks ago. I always see people there, looks like a fun place with great vibe. Cheap happy hour specials, so finally I go. I haven't had watered down beer since college. It's pretty gross! My date's cocktail was...More

Thank cle s
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Hi, Cle. I'm sorry to hear this was your impression of our pub. I assure you, we would never water-down drinks. We follow a consistent ratio for each of our cocktails and we keep our beer spouts clear to avoid any extra carbonation. I hope...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

My wife and I stopped in to the Black Sheep Pub during the afternoon of our layover in Philly, and the food, beer, and service was excellent. For appetizers, we had the SPRING ROLLS with a zesty dipping sauce. For the main course, she had...More

Thank GeorgeBo
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thanks for visiting our pub during your layover in Philly, GeorgeBo! I'm happy you and your wife enjoyed your meal, especially the spring rolls, mac n' cheese, and grilled Reuben. It's great our atmosphere and friendly team impressed you too. We appreciate your support. Hope...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Enjoyed the Eggs Florentine on the Sunday Brunch menu. Got in on a Sunday afternoon without reservations. The service was quick and friendly. .

Thank Fred B
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal with us, Fred. I hope you return again soon! Thanks for your support. Best, James S., Owner

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had lunch/brunch with family. Cozy atmosphere, great Guinness and friendly staff. Had the filet sliders that were delicious.

Thank jennymc-burlington
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

It's fantastic to hear your family had a great brunch at our pub, Jenny. I'm glad you enjoyed our filet sliders and the Guinness. Thanks for sharing your support. I hope to see you and your family here again soon! Best, James S., Owner

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 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...More

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Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

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

Reviewed 27 December 2016

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...More

Thank John P
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

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....More

Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank ldinaschock
Mike R, Manager at Black Sheep Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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
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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