The Black Sheep

210 W Whitewater St, Whitewater WI 53190
$$ American Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room

The Black Sheep is delicious and unique! We are the black sheep of local restaurants, doing things just a bit differently than the rest. You can expect a variety of unique, high-quality entrees on our menu on any given night. Our menu and specials are updated regularly to incorporate fresh, in-season, local foods presented in a deliciously new way. Try our poultry, fish, pork, gluten-free, and vegetarian entrees and, of course, our featured lamb entrees. We keep the menu small because we care deeply about the freshness and quality of our food. Our menu changes based on the season and the availability of foods at their peak freshness. And our sauces are amazing; just ask our customers! We are a part of this local community, so we strive to source our meats, cheese, vegetables, and wine locally whenever we can! We focus on fresh, unique, fine dining and a great selection of wine and microbrews.

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Business Info

  • Address: 210 W Whitewater St, Whitewater WI 53190
  • Cross Street: S 2nd Street
  • Cuisine: American | English | European | Pasta | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (262) 458-4751
  • Features: Catering Services, Organic Ingredients, Takeout Available, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Cooking Classes, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian, Lake View, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Closed - Restaurant
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.84 out of 5 stars based on 324 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 01, 2021
Beth L.
I took some friends who had never been. They were in awe that Whitewater had such a place as this. Unique menu offerings; classy, yet casual environment; super friendly staff; Tyler/owner came to talk with us at our table. Love this place!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2021
Andy H.
Always a wonderful experience dining here

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 2021
Jennifer S.
The Black Sheep never disappoints. Tyler and his staff are always so warm and welcoming, and the food is what one would expect to find in large metropolitan areas. A true hidden gem for this small Wisconsin town. It is and always will be one of our favorite places to dine at.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 26, 2021
Justin D.
Great food, nice ambience, had the lamb ravioli. Perfect place for a date.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Aug 23, 2021
Bill R.
We enjoyed our first visit, the food was excellent and the staff was friendly, we will return sometime soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2021
Stephanie B.
Loved the food and had a great time . We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2021
Gina M.
We had a wonderful dinner last night. We went to celebrate both my birthday and also my aunt's birthday. I had the scallops and risotto! It was fabulous! We enjoy the farm to table experience! We will return again in the future!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 30, 2021
Carol C.
Love this restaurant! Food selection is so creative and always tastes great!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2021
Shelby G.
Always a fantastic meal!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2021
Michael O.
We can always depend on Tyler and his crew to provide wonderfully inventive and satisfying seasonal dishes, and this visit was stellar! Looking forward to our next visit!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 27, 2021
Sue P.
Loved this restaurant. Great food, drinks and service.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 19, 2021
Erin O.
What a wonderful restaurant! Food was superb and server was very informative and gracious! Should we visit Whitewater again, we will certainly be back! Highly recommended!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 19, 2021
Scott B.
Exceptional experience! Everything was perfect, we cannot wait to visit again.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2021
Morgan S.
The student date night deal is amazing! I hope to see this again in the future! The food is amazing and all of the workers are so sweet. Will be back again. :)

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 07, 2021
Jeanne F.
Great staff, great atmosphere and great food

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 06, 2021
Laura and Mike A.
Love this place so much. Menu is fantastic- so many great choices. Quality is excellent. Great wine list. Service is wonderful. Can’t wait to return

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 04, 2021
Lucy B.
Fantastic first experience and we will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 03, 2021
Diane S.
Food is amazing- decadent and surprising flavors!! Service and personal attention from staff made our anniversary evening rich and fulfilling!! Happy New Year!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 01, 2021
Dean T.
Everything was excellent

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 08, 2020
Phil H.
The food was excellent. Tyler, the owner, came to the table to ask about the food and service. He was very friendly and concerned. We will go back.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2020
Sandy H.
amazing unique menu and fantastic service - we'll be going back!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2020
Sam I.
Service was great, food was amazing. For sure coming back.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 04, 2020
Tim H.
Outstanding restaurant! Delicious food, excellent mixture of tastes and ingredients, cozy atmosphere, and very nice owner! One of our favorite restaurants in southern Wisconsin!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2020
Paul M.
The lamb shank and tomatoe gravy over cheese grits was amazing

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 05, 2020
Shad G.
We try and come here a couple times a year. Everytime we come the food and drinks are amazing. We need to stop in more as there is always new additions to the menu. Keep doing what your doing. Thank You.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2020
jane m.
Cute decor. Felt very safe - masks available at the door. Attentive staff. Tried a couple of their specialty cocktails that were solid and served with a metal straw. Interesting menu of seasonal food. Wanted to try everything but got the Cheese Dip with Spinach & Naan bread that was amazing. Tried the shaved Zucchini with parm and pinenuts and lemony dressing - bright, fresh and unique. Had the Salmon off the main menu. It was a little to rich for me but delicious! And tried the August Meatloaf- which was Cajun and amazing. Did not leave hungry!! A bright star in Whitewater and in Walworth County. Worth checking out!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2020
Nicole S.
Food and service were excellent as always. The Black Sheep is one of our favorite places for dinner. Felt very save during these difficult times of COVID.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2020
Myra A.
Every bite was a burst of flavors. Wonderful food, and we were glad for outdoor seating during the pandemic.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2020
Maggie F.
Food was phenomenal Bailey was a great server, answered any questions, very pleasant person. I will be back and send friends

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Jul 25, 2020
Kristine W.
We sat outside, which was awesome during COVID. The staff was very conscientious of safety protocol. I would give inside ambiance a 10, but outside it is an 8 which is still awesome. Across the street is a park which is nice to look at.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 15, 2020
Kristi F.
Great service and absolutely fantastic food!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 15, 2020
Dan W.
Tyler provides a great experience as always!

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 14, 2021
Autumn S.
The staff was very friendly and ready to please. They were diligent and always available. The ambience was relaxing and a nice temperature. There was a hair in the charcuterie board appetizer we had ordered. But overall very good. We will come again and give referrals to others.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Sep 12, 2021
Rob-Ann S.
Creative food with complex mix of flavors. Totally delicious. Service was wonderful. Would return any times but we live 100 miles away. We ate outside at dusk and mosquitoes found us. That was the only negative.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 09, 2021
Gordon T.
excellent service and food. Best restaurant in Walworth County. Only problem is the due to low ceiling it is very noisy when crowded.

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 05, 2020
Susan J.
Our server, Jacqueline, was absolutely delightful!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Jun 29, 2020
Travis S.
Waitress didn't know what kind of sausage was on charcuterie plate. Food was great. Owner took the time to introduce himself and thank us. That meant alot.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Sep 22, 2021
Jack G.
Got one of their specials. Sounded great but was mostly polenta. We felt it overpriced. Very small amount of pork, particularly for the price. My salmon was done perfectly, smallish portion for the price. Cute place.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 09, 2021
Nan S.
Sweet tato pancakes too spicey&salty

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 23, 2021
Tom P.
Loved it