Black-Eyed Sally's

4.5
809 reviews
$30 and under
Southern

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Casual
Come sink your teeth into our award winning Bar-b-que and Southern cooking served in an Urban Juke Joint atmosphere. Sally’s Slo-smoked Ribs, Beef Brisket, Po-Boys, Southern Fried Chicken, Blackened Catfish, Jambalaya, Louisiana Gumbo and more. The cool, funky decor emanates New Orleans charm. We are open for lunch and dinner Wednesday- Sunday. At Sally's we feed your mouth and your soul!
We look forward to providing live entertainment in the near future.
See you soon

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 809 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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goodtimesmag
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our 2nd time here, and we made a special trip from Long Island just to et here. Everything is superb, place is funky and the food is really the best bbq in Hartford. Exceptional is the brisket, pulled pork, ribs, collard greens, jumbalaya, southern fried chicken, mac and cheese, you name it. Vibe is super cool with great original artwork on the walls, and the music is an eclectic selection played at moderate levels so it doesn't interfere with the dining experience.

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Notagoodexperiencewhatso
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The workers were rude and the food was nasty. It was a horrible birthday experience.

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent! Very clean place. Great service overall.

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TylerG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! It’s like I walked into a hole in the wall amazing place down south. It was sad that due to covid the dining room was not full with their live music. But the food was delicious. Service was outstanding. This is for sure my go to spot in Hartford!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great!

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JoleneL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The only negative I can think of was that there was no beef brisket available at 6:45 in the evening on a Wednesday. I guess it wasn't ready, but as always anything you order is delish! Love the shrimp and grits!

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Unanimous
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The vibe there is amazing but the service wasn’t all that great. Other than that my family and I enjoyed ourselves

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Talktwomenice
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience5

I value good service and nicki missed the mark for me. Random unwarranted attitude and syandoffish demeanor, some people shouldn’t serve. The good came out quickly and was juicy and delicious, if we return we will be ordering to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good overall

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Love the music too.

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Shortelg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food - great service - happy to see BES getting back to business.

JM
JasmineM
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The ribs were old, we got charged for a side that we never received, silverware and plates were filthy, and the service was very poor. There were also flys that kept circling us and our food. Highly disappointed as we were excited for the reopening.

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Yaya
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was so excited when Black Eyed Sally's reopened! I was even more excited that they added some outdoor seating. The food was amazing and the service was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The service was pretty good but a little slow, the grits & greens were very tasty. The Mac and cheese left a lot to be desired and the dessert definitely not homemade.

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DoreenT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good and the prices are reasonable. Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and music. Servers were quite busy but managed to be very attentive.

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vipraidersix2002
New England
106 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had chicken and waffles - fantastic. Fun artwork on Tue wall as advertised good old southern comfort food

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Elly
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the best and most delicious southern food I’ve had in a long time. Great service and the live music made the night great. I would definitely recommend to everyone who wants southern style cuisine.

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ERICS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and the music was great! Cole slaw is very delicious. Catfish and fried chicken are a must!

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

When we booked the reservation we Were not informed that there was a $10 cover charge for each person! We either had to pay it or leave even though we were there for dinner.

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vipCharlotteD
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Music fest

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RolandM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Normally my experience is really great but yesterday there was one minor issue. We arrived early to try to get a table close to the stage. We were told there was nothing available and were seated in the back of the room.

There ended up being 2 tables in the front that stayed empty. I go here quite often and spend pretty good .

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CCRuss3
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone’s meal was excellent. Great drinks too!

KR
KelleyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place service, food and beverages ..Excellent!!!
Best fried green tomatoes I've had!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my girlfriend went for a date a week ago and really enjoyed all of the food. The bbq was out of this world and the sides were to die for. Her fried chicken was a little dark for her liking but the entire experience was great

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food-come ready to eat! The corn bread is great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great experience and the food was amazing .!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, Great service, fair price, look forward to visiting again.

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KLamb
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I brought my young son for an early dinner and was happy that it was a family-friendly atmosphere and the food was very fresh and delicious! The service was great as well. I will definitely visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Valentine’s Day , n latanya Farrell performing . Got there was seated promptly and waiter was good . Couldn’t actually see the band from where I was sitting but music was awesome. Food was good and reasonably priced . Because of late notice I was seated outside of the actual band area but next time I will reserve earlier .

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

I use to love the food but this time it was just bad. the fried chicken was burned and it took forever to get our food. my friend also said her tacos where not good.

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vipbjatraveler
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visit and won't be our last. Shrimp & Grits was outstanding -- shrimp cooked perfectly, grits nice and cheesy and flavor from andouille was wonderful. Only disappointment was the absence of black-eyed peas on the menu -- just assumed they'd be there and think they'd make a great addition to the menu.

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Dave
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service always great food and the place is always clean!

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Singlemusictraveler42
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Black Eyed Sally's is a great venue for listening to live music. Cover charge per person is reasonable and food was amazing. Only reason I did not give the food 5 stars is that I would prefer for a few more gluten free/healthy options. Given the fact the food is Southern in style, it all makes sense though. The staff were super friendly and the atmosphere is lots of fun, decor is great to look at! Overall a super experience, I will be back again!

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vipAlexandraV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome live music!

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PAULS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time. Wonderful music.

Delicious food

Couldn't have been nice your time with friends

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner with my Sweetheart

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Dkone1
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is ALWAYS delicious. The staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is very lively.

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vipPhilly
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

It’s a great place for music. The food was only ok. Our waitress was very nice but service was REALLY slow...don’t know if they were short on staff or what. Very good music venue. Will probably eat there again in order to see a show.

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Such a great time! Good food, almost like NOLA! Live musicians. The space is smaller than you would think. Ear plugs are necessary for certain musicians.

FAQs

Black-Eyed Sally's offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 278-7427.

Black-Eyed Sally's is rated 4.5 stars by 809 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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