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30 Must-Try Black-Owned Restaurants In America, According To Local Food Lovers

Show your solidarity and eat well by supporting these black-owned eateries.

In the wake of George Floyd's murder, there are lots of ways to be an activist, an ally, and get involved in fighting racial injustice. In addition to donating to various groups and peacefully protesting, you can support black-owned restaurants. And there are tons of these amazing eateries all across the country.


So we asked the BuzzFeed community to tell us about their favorite black-owned restaurants across the country. Here are some of their responses.

1. Shirley Mae's Cafe (Louisville, Kentucky)

2. Grandpa's Southern BBQ (Idaho Falls, Idaho)

3. A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen (Columbia, South Carolina)

4. Savannah Blue (Detroit, Michigan)

5. G's Jamaican Quisine (Kansas City, Missouri)

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"This is a great spot for authentic Jamaican food. Other than a few restaurants in Jamaica, I've never found a restaurant that compares to it. The jerk chicken with cabbage and red beans and rice is my favorite." —sendtoiletpaperagain

7940 Troost Ave.; Kansas City, Missouri

6. Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles (Multiple Locations)

7. Nexus Brewery and Smokehouse (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

8. The Slutty Vegan (Atlanta, Georgia)

9. Kibrom's Ethiopian & Eritrean Food (Boise, Idaho)

10. Prince’s Hot Chicken (Nashville, Tennessee)

11. Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles (multiple locations in California)

12. Ezell's Famous Chicken (Seattle, Washington)

13. Red Rooster (New York, New York)

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"Owned by chef Marcus Samuelsson, there's also an off-shoot of this Harlem eatery in London. The food is amazing as is the music and overall atmosphere." —Starlitmoon

310 Malcolm X Blvd.; New York, New York;

14. The Cozzy Corner (Appleton, Wisconsin)

15. KitchenCray Cafe (Lanham, Maryland)

16. South (Sacramento, California)

17. Poppy + Rose (Los Angeles, California)

18. Zemeta Ethiopian Restaurant (Rochester, New York)

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"If you've never had Ethiopian food, you should try it ASAP. I've been to many different Ethiopian restaurants in much larger cities than Rochester, but this place just blows them all away. It's a small spot, run by a very nice Ethiopian family and the food is out of this world. —frontrow333

1009 S Clinton Ave.; Rochester, New York

19. The Busy Bee Cafe (Atlanta, Georgia)

20. Maxine's Chicken and Waffles (Indianapolis, Indiana)

21. Bludso’s Bar and Que (Los Angeles, California)

22. Eugene's Hot Chicken (Birmingham, Alabama)

23. Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack (Seattle, Washington)

24. Pimento Jamaican Kitchen (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

25. Wendy's House of Soul (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

26. Lucille’s (Houston, Texas)

27. Chef Paul’s Cafe (Fresno, California)

28. Drop Squad Kitchen (Wilmington, Delaware)

29. Barry's Cheese Steaks & More (Louisville, Kentucky)

30. And Hoover’s Cooking (Austin, Texas)

Do you have a favorite black-owned restaurant that wasn't mentioned? Tell us in the comments below.