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.

Reservations

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

4.83 out of 5 stars based on 444 votes

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Feb 08, 2022
Jake G.
Under new ownership since I used to visit 10 years ago, but the vibe and food are as good as ever! Delicious!

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Feb 01, 2022
Timothy T.
Best restaurant in the area.

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Jan 26, 2022
Mary Kaye M.
We all enjoyed our meals very much. A great place. We'll be back again. Do check your answering machine, as I tried for three days to make the reservation via the phone and it would only ring once or twice and then go to a fast busy signal.

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Jan 14, 2022
Anne L.
Always good, interesting and varied menu, great staff. Love the seasonal cocktails!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 13, 2022
Jeff L.
Meals, service and overall experience was Fantastic!

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Jan 02, 2022
Jack W.
An outstanding restaurant in every way!

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Dec 08, 2021
Lola C.
Everything was perfect!

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Dec 05, 2021
Steve S.
Great staff great food !

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Nov 18, 2021
Laurie S.
Great place. Friendly staff. Food was delicious.

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Nov 13, 2021
jim g.
Great, changing seasonal menu. Very imaginative food combinations with certifiable local ingredients. Though the wait staff revolves quite a bit (mostly college students), they are well trained - courteous, informed, responsive. Tyler (the owner) makes an effort to make you feel welcome. Can't recommend the Black Sheep more highly!

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Oct 21, 2021
Dan K.
Went to The Black Sheep for a birthday celebration. First time at this restaurant. All three meals were excellent. Service was excellent we were there on a Wednesday. Will definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 18, 2021
Jennifer T.
We had such a wonderful time at this restaurant! Everyone was very welcoming and the food was delicious!

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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

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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
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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.

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Jul 31, 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!

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Jul 28, 2021
Shelby G.
Always a fantastic meal!

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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 26, 2021
Sue P.
Loved this restaurant. Great food, drinks and service.

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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!

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Apr 18, 2021
Scott B.
Exceptional experience! Everything was perfect, we cannot wait to visit again.

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Apr 15, 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 06, 2021
Jeanne F.
Great staff, great atmosphere and great food

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Apr 05, 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 03, 2021
Lucy B.
Fantastic first experience and we will definitely be back!

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Jan 02, 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

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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!

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

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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 09, 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 02, 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!

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Jun 14, 2020
Dan W.
Tyler provides a great experience as always!

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 11, 2021
Melinda M.
Our table had folding chairs, rather than standard dining chairs that were around the other tables. These were not as comfortable. However, the food and service were excellent. We had a drink at the bar prior to sitting at our table and the bartender was very knowledgeable and told us about the restaurant. He obviously takes great pride in his job and the restaurant.

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 10, 2021
Jill G.
This is a special place with great food, service, and unique drinks. My only suggestion would be that there be allowed a little more time for us to enjoy our hors d’oeuvres and cocktail before our dinner arrived. That felt rushed.

Overall: 9/10
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Nov 01, 2021
Steve P.
Our table had lamb ravioli, lamb shank, and pot roast; all excellent All four loved the mushroom soup. Drinks OK; wine a bit pricey. Wonderful that Tyler was in building and mingling.

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 27, 2021
Susan M.
Pluses: Staff, owner all wonderful and so welcoming. Food was fantastic! Negatives: interior needs refreshing. Wine choices weren’t great and the waitress was uneducated. She said all i know is this one is cheaper. Huge price point and quality between mediocre Chardonnay and Louis at $14 pg. Enjoyed the evening, but not sure I’d drive that far again.

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
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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.