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The Black Sparrow

$$ - $$$American, ,
223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
+1 765-429-0405
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“fig pizza” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
223 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1261
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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 28 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
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Its a little intimidating to go in the black doors and dark bar area, but really, its cool. The bar features decent craft cocktails, good selection of bourbon and really good beer selection... "no crap on tap". The food is unique in choice, nothing fancy,...More

Thank Lindsey P
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Went with a group of friends. Typical small bar atmosphere. Menu was interesting. I had the "El Diablo" pizza and it was very good. Lots of varieties of bottled beers (some quite pricy) but limited in the beers on tap.

Thank makremer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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