A roundup of the best Black-owned restaurants in Atlanta

A roundup of the best Black-owned restaurants in Atlanta
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If you’ve ever been to Atlanta, you know that there is no shortage of great food, and we have a roundup of some of the many amazing Black-owned restaurants in Atlanta. From morning to noon to night, no matter what your taste, there are incredible options that allow your dollars to also support Atlanta’s African American business community. Check out this list for some inspiration for where to eat at one of Atlanta’s many restaurants that are Black-owned businesses.


  • Busy Bee Cafe – Established in 1947, this is one of Atlanta’s most historic and long-running breakfast spots.
  • Atlanta Breakfast Club – One of the best places for breakfast in Atlanta brought to you by the Good Food & Company team.
  • Rosie’s Cafe – For coffee, comfort food and gracious service paired with locally sourced ingredients, this is the place to go in East Point.
  • Gilly Brew Bar – This spot seeks to re-imagine coffee culture with strong values and stronger community.
  • Portrait Coffee – Coffee in the West End with a coffee club for the true enthusiasts.
  • Le Petit Marche – Meaning “The Little Market,” Le Petit Marche has become a touch of home for Kirkwood visitors and residents.
  • Hodgepodge Coffee – Delicious homemade pastries, lunch items, teas, homegrown coffee and espresso drinks served in an artistic environment.
  • Just Add Honey – Tea company serving all things tea and tea-related.
  • Baker Dude Bakery Cafe – Neighborhood bakery and eatery at The Beacon Atlanta with extensive breakfast selections.


  • Bakaris Pizza – Best pizza and kava in Atlanta served with smiles in a cool casual environment.
  • Slim & Husky’s – Pizza with a side of empowerment started by three friends in Tennessee.
  • Nancy’s Chicago Pizza – An Atlanta establishment with pizza and wings in Midtown.
  • Plant Based Pizzeria – Vegetarian pizza with locations in Midtown, Sandy Springs – and a food truck to boot.
  • Triple Jays Pizza – New York style pizza born from a food truck now with a brick and mortar location as well.

American cuisine

  • Ann’s Snack Bar – This Kirkwood establishment has been in operation since 1971 and is famous for their cheeseburgers and Miss Ann, the proprietor for 50 years running.
  • Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks – Bringing “a taste of Philly” to Atlanta, this cheesesteak won Best Sandwich at the 2018 World Food Championships.
  • Supreme Burger – For more than 40 years, this gourmet burger restaurant has been bringing delicious taste and burgers to Atlanta.
  • That Burger Spot – Burgers for any taste and preference, this spot serves pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan options in addition to traditional hamburgers.
  • Mikkey’s Atlanta – Retro grill with an eclectic menu, serving burgers and plenty of other sandwiches, all with a side of fries.
  • Mr. Everything Cafe – This restaurant truly has a little bit of everything, from sandwiches to rice dishes to subs to salads.
  • The Corner Grille – Traditional American fare with Cajun influences in historic College Park.
  • Frost Bistro – Authentic American cuisine in a casual bistro settling with a cozy, yet elegant atmosphere.
  • Ponko Chicken – East meets West here at the home of the Japanese American chicken tender and other Asian fusion options.

Southern food

  • Fresh Treats – Southern food with fresh, hand-picked ingredients.
  • Roc South Cuisine – Upscale soul food classics in a tasteful and elegant space.
  • Old Lady Gang– Founded by Kandi Burruss of “Real Housewives” TV fame, this restaurant features time-honored old family recipes.
  • Q-Time – Serving historic soul food in the historic West End district, this restaurant brings a taste of home cooking to its guests.
  • The Real Milk & Honey – Seafood and soul food classics at Cascade are ready for you every day at Milk & Honey.
  • Paschal’s Restaurant – One of the most historic establishments in Atlanta, this is where Civil Rights Movement leaders met to exchange good food and good ideas.
  • M&M’s Comfort Zone – Named for its two founders, Megan and Mandy, they bring their family’s best Georgia-Carolina cuisine to life with personal twists.
  • My Potato Factory – Chef-inspired concept of a make-it-your-own topped potato that brings great fresh food to you fast.
  • Twisted Soul – Upscale Southern food from the mind of Chef Deborah VanTrece.
  • Puncho’s Late-Nite Fry Trap – A family affair that is a fan favorite for late-night eats and specialty French fry dishes.
  • Ms. Icey’s – With a concept centered around nostalgia, Ms. Icey’s brings to you a taste of home with traditional Southern food.


  • Afrodish – Caribbean food in the heart of Sweet Auburn’s Municipal Market.
  • Silver’s Delight – Located in East Point, this spot brings fresh, healthy juices and authentic Caribbean cuisine.
  • Dat Fire Jerk Chicken – Healthy Jamaican food with skillfully mixed and grilled dishes.
  • Tastee Spoon – Bold and distinct Caribbean flavors with an international twist.
  • The Spice House – Bringing a fine dining experience to the Caribbean cuisine scene.
  • Healthful Essence – Both a restaurant and food truck offering Caribbean vegan and vegetarian foods.
  • Jamrock – Jamaican food with fresh meat, a variety of flavors, and two locations.
  • One Love Cafe – Caribbean soul food, famous for Chef Sandy’s lunches.


  • Feedel Bistro – A full Ethiopian immersion experience rich with food traditions.
  • Desta’s Kitchen – Brought to life by a couple born and raised in Ethiopia, Desta’s been serving Atlanta for 15 years with classic Ethiopian cuisine.
  • Ghion Cultural Hall – A cornerstone of the Atlanta community with modern interpretations of classic dishes with fresh ingredients.
  • Bahel Ethiopian – Bahel means “culture” and provides guests with an authentic Ethiopian dining experience.
  • Bole – Family-owned restaurant with various popular Ethiopian dishes as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.


  • Bella Restaurant – Fine dining with delightful charm bringing Baltimore crab and seafood dishes to Atlanta.
  • Trederick’s Seafood – Fresh seafood served daily in a space that will remind you of a beachside eatery.
  • This Is It! BBQ & Seafood – Founded on a commitment to service, for nearly 30 years the team behind This Is It! has offered both daily dining and catering.
  • The Fill–Up Station – Personalized seafood with build-your-own bowls and more.
  • Off the Hook Fish & Shrimp – A range of seafood dishes with East Coast roots and unique flavors.


  • Anna’s BBQ – Voted Atlanta Magazine’s 2019 Best BBQ in Atlanta, this is a favorite with barbecue lovers.
  • Pit Boss BBQ – With owners from Michigan and Atlanta, this restaurant blends Southern and Northern traditions for superior quality barbecue.
  • Restaurant 10 – Upscale Southern cuisine and barbecue that tastes like home.
  • Daddy D’z BBQ – Internationally recognized Atlanta barbecue just outside of Downtown.
  • Crazy Ron’s BBQ – Beloved barbecue for dining in or catering in Stone Mountain.
  • Hattie Marie’s BBQ – Texas-style barbecue and Cajun chicken with unique flavor and essence brought by Hattie Marie herself.

As you can see, you won’t go hungry in Atlanta, and you’ll thank us later for this delicious list of the city’s many Black-owned restaurants you should make a point to check out. When you’re ready to try something new, whether it’s international cuisine or soul food, there is a Black-owned restaurant in Atlanta that has you covered.

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