The Black Sheep

(Now Closed)
Sandwich Place, Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant, and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Carver, Richmond
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  • Behrad Eats
    Behrad EatsSeptember 8, 2016
    Must get the CSS Virginia: 2.5 feet of Fried chicken livers loaded into a toasted french baguette with shredded cabbage, green onions, granny smith apple & remoulade sauce.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronSeptember 3, 2014
    The sandwiches are huge a half sandwich is a foot long. Hipster feel with fresh ingredients. Prices were good. Have nice variety of beer. Small place with Friendly staff and know the menu amazing!!
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeggettJanuary 31, 2014
    Don't miss the USS Brooklyn. One of my favorite sandwiches. The half is more than enough food unless you're sharing. Chicken is perfectly spicy, bread has just the right texture… and that chutney!
  • Nicole Nikkiesue F.
    Wonderful excellent very tasty food, The staff was very informative and very friendly and welcoming, The drinks were excellent and very well riced!!! Ill deff be back over and over and over again
  • Drake H.
    Drake HudginsJanuary 2, 2013
    1/2 of the USS Battleship. Perfect lunch if you like a little spice. Goes great with a beer. I'd order the German Weissbier to go with it.
  • Kelly
    KellyOctober 6, 2016
    Great little find with awesome southern food. Classic shrimp and grits, and chicken and dumplings. Sandwiches absolutely massive - streak was well cut, seasoned and cooked.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BenfieldApril 27, 2014
    If there's a wait for a table, ask to sit on the patio where you can order drinks while you wait. The patio tables even have Trivial Pursuit cards to help pass the time!
  • tiffany
    tiffanyJanuary 2, 2015
    Bayou biscuits are a little salty but yum! When it comes put the biscuits on top so it isn't soggy and you can actually taste how good their biscuits are with each bite. The pork grits are just ok.
  • Natalie
    NatalieAugust 13, 2014
    The USS Wabash is amazingly delicious. Lemon and garlic grilled steak w/ feta, hummus and romaine salad.
  • Danny S.
    Danny SpryOctober 26, 2014
    The Red Flannel Hash is one of the best breakfast dishes I've had in a long time.
  • Dionne W.
    Dionne WaughFebruary 12, 2013
    Try the CSS Manassas - Fresh, crunchy and quite tasty! And this huge sammich is considered a HALF so be ready for a lot of food!
  • Tim S.
    Tim StelzerAugust 4, 2011
    I have never had a bad meal here. Get there right at 9am for bfast and you will have no wait. A quaint joint that serves some delicious food. Must try.
  • RVA Badge
    RVA BadgeJanuary 31, 2012
    A local hot spot serving delicious food in RVA's Carver district, the 2 foot long subs (aka battleships) were highlighted on Food Network's Man vs Food.
  • Derek F.
    Derek FerreiraOctober 1, 2016
    Awesome portion size, real bang for your buck. However felt my lamb/beef patty was drowned out by the excessive salad and dressing flavors
  • Tim M.
    Tim MillerFebruary 13, 2016
    USS Congress and USS Roanoke are superb. Wholes are enough to fill up 2 people
  • Amber V.
    Amber VillanuevaOctober 8, 2014
    Everything is amazing! #USSBrooklyn is huge and amazing you will have left overs!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HealeyDecember 17, 2014
    No one is exaggerating about the sandwiches here. For breakfast, the huevos rancheros had won many awards.
  • Hollie
    HollieMay 10, 2015
    Was not impressed. I read the reviews and everyone claimed this place was amazing. I got the USS Brooklyn. 1st, it was too big to fit into my mouth. 2nd, it was super spicy. Did not enjoy this at all.
  • Johnny H.
    Johnny HugelMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    One of the best restaurants in Richmond. Order half a battleship. Then watch everyone else who orders a full one and then spends their meal photographing.
  • Carson L.
    Carson L. 🇮🇹October 14, 2012
    Lot's of thought goes into each one of their dishes. Worth the wait!
  • RVANews
    RVANewsNovember 6, 2013
    The sausage gravy and biscuits make a proper example with fresh, buttery biscuits and a sausage gravy that’s never gloppy. You won’t leave hungry.
  • RichieRVA
    RichieRVASeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    USS Brooklyn is a perfect blend of spicy and sweet with chicken, banana peppers and a crisp baguette.
  • Melanie G.
    Melanie GeorgeNovember 21, 2014
    Adore! The hubby and I love a good sandwich! We split the Battleship. Wow. Come with your appetite!
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    USS Brooklyn - Jerk barbecued chicken, loaded into a toasted french baguette with shredded cabbage, roasted banana ketchup & peach chutney.This just made my two friends and I very happy girls.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelJuly 26, 2012
    Order the battleship sandwich The CSS Virginia. It's featured as one of the contenders on Travel Channel's Best Sandwich in America.
  • RichieRVA
    RichieRVAJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the top 5 restaurants in RVA. Everything is good. Try the No Mas Huevos Nuevos for brunch.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MalcolmDecember 29, 2011
    U.S.S. Wabash is amazing...the only problem with eating in the fan is stuck up waitresses and self important college students
  • Lili
    LiliJune 2, 2013
    Half size USS Brooklyn and peanut butter pie for dessert. Super tasty and I did NOT have any leftovers.
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZeeviMay 18, 2013
    Get half of a "battleship" if you aren't absolutely starving. A half is about a foot long and filled to the brim with toppings.
  • Sterling S.
    Sterling Stokes JrMay 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the USS Cumberland - They improved one of my favorite battleships when they brought it back to the menu.
  • Kelsey C.
    Kelsey CusterFebruary 6, 2015
    Lovely atmosphere and delicious and unique food. Loved the chickpea pancakes!
  • Anu J.
    Anu JayasingheApril 27, 2015
    Probably the best sub I've ever had. They're massive but still taste amazing.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MeyersDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a line here but worth the wait. Still no waiting area inside tho so dress warm in the winter!
  • Travel Channel M.
    Try their battleship sandwich The CSS Virginia. It's featured as one of the contenders on Travel Channel's Best Sandwich in America.
  • Luke W.
    Luke WhiteJuly 24, 2014
    Giant amazing sandwiches. The USS Wyoming is like an incredibly delicious vegetarian Vietnamese sandwich.
  • natalie k.
    natalie kayJune 4, 2015
    everything bagel with roast beef and herb cream cheese!
  • Curtis C.
    Curtis CorrellDecember 16, 2014
    This is one of the coolest brunch spots I've been to. Awesome environment
  • Ana
    AnaJanuary 6, 2013
    Overwhelmed by the monstrous "battleships"? U.S.S Brooklyn is the best option and tastes even better as leftovers!
  • Megan
    MeganMarch 30, 2012
    Their sandwiches are named after submarines and are freaking huge. Get the half-sized sandwich.
  • Grant M.
    Grant MizellJuly 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Definite WIN: the No Más Huevos Nuevos over Scrambled con Carnitas. #brunch
  • Patricia B.
    Patricia BradbyApril 9, 2013
    The battleships are no joke. I could order the half portion, split it with someone and still be full.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CarterNovember 13, 2014
    It's great. Recommend the sandwiches or battleships, whatever they call them
  • B P.
    B PAugust 11, 2014
    Awesome sandwiches large enough to share.
  • Elle B.
    Elle BreezeeAugust 29, 2015
    Brunch is amazing....the bayou biscuits are a must try
  • Paul S.
    Paul SpicerFebruary 9, 2010
    For brunch, check out the "Barn and Bay Breakfast Sandwich." Scrambled eggs, crabmeat, country ham, green onion and swiss cheese on buttered & grilled texas toast. Read more
  • Mina M.
    Mina MundacaSeptember 10, 2011
    The Barn & Bay Breakfast Sandwich and South Anna Scramble - best breakfast dishes out there!
  • Leslie
    LeslieJuly 5, 2011
    Try one of the Hashes for brunch- salmon, beef or duck. All are so tasty! Read more
  • Gab E.
    Gab EspinalesSeptember 25, 2012
    The place is great. Good food and nice decor.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovember 7, 2011
    Bring your appetite for the 3-feet long, 2.5-pound sandwiches! As seen on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food Nation.
  • Samantha A.
    Samantha AllemanFebruary 23, 2013
    The DelMarVa is amazing, especially with the Cajun tartar sauce.
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