Black History Month – Black-Owned Restaurants in Chicago

Black History Month is here and one great way to celebrate the achievements of the African American community is by supporting local, black-owned businesses. With the list of African American contributions to the world being as long as it is, we’ve decided to focus on local black-owned restaurants that you can visit here in Chicago. 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you haven’t already made a reservation, you’ve got a lot of great places to choose from! I mean, is there a better way to show your love? If you’ve already made your reservations, don’t fret! You’ve got all the other days of the year to make it out to one of these locations. 



Featured Restaurants

There are many websites that work as dedicated registries of black-owned business that you can look through for any service or product you need. We put a few at the end of this article, so that you can find other businesses to support as well. We encourage you to visit and support these businesses not just this month, but year-round!


North Side

Demera Ethiopian Restaurant – 4801 N Broadway St
Soulé – 1931 W. Chicago Ave
Batter & Berries – 2748 N Lincoln Ave.
The Delta – 1745 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Taste 222 Chi – 222 N Canal St
Frontier – 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave
Kizin Creole Restaurant – 2311 Howard St.
Luella‘s Southern Kitchen – 4609 N Lincoln Ave

South Side

Mikkey’s Retro Grill – 5319 S Hyde Park Boulevard (2 locations)
Original Soul Vegetarian – 203 E 75th St
Garifuna Flava Caribbean Restaurant – 2518 W 63rd St
Yassa African Restaurant – 3511 S King Dr
Ja’Grill – 1510 E Harper Ct
Norman’s Bistro – 1001 E 43rd


List of Directories

Official Black Wall Street
Support Black-Owned
Black Enterprise
Black Owned Chicago