123 Black-Owned Restaurants and Eateries in the Chicago area

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Chicago is nationally known for its communities and the various ethnic and American food options, and let’s face it; just about everyone you know, including yourself eat, right? Well, if you don’t have time or energy to cook, or want to treat out of town guests to the “real Chicago,” you have many Black-owned restaurants and eateries on this list to choose from. Click here to view our new, most comprehensive and searchable listing or Black-owned Restaurants and Eateries in the Chicago area.

This list began as a challenge issued by Anton Seals Jr.  and Phillip Thomas to identify Black-owned establishments in Chicago. And thanks to them and our many Facebook friends, we discovered that Black-owned restaurants and eateries offer a huge variety of options. More than we imagined.

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Below we have these mostly reader recommended Black-owned restaurants and eateries in the Chicago area. It’s what started it all. Click here for the new directory listing at Black Chicago Eats. It’s a variety of take outs, bakeries, sit down restaurants and more. If your favorite spot is not listed, mention it in the comments section.  A few of them, we’ve done reviews or features on. If you have a black-owned restaurant or eatery, click here to submit your information.

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A Piece of Cake Bakery
412 E. 87th St. Chicago, IL
www.apieceofcakeinchicago.com

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Abundance Bakery
105 E 47th St. Chicago, IL
www.abundancebakery.net

Gilliard & Sons

The Abundance Bakery

 

Ain’t She Sweet
526 E. 43rd, Chicago, IL
www.aintshesweetcafe.com

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Angelica’s Bakery
17535 South Kedzie, Hazel Crest, IL
1517 East 87th Street, Chicago, IL
www.angelicas-bakery.com

 

 

Anita’s Gumbo
8100 S. Stony Island, Chicago, IL
www.anitasgumbo.com

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Authentic Cooking (closed)
306 E 75th St, Chicago, IL

B’Gabs Goodies
1450 E 57th St, Chicago, IL
www.bgabsgoodies.com
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Banana Leaf
1948 E 79th St. Chicago, IL
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Brown Sugar Bakery
321 E. 75th St. Chicago, IL
[email protected]

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BJ’s Market & Bakery
8734 S. Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL
1156 W. 79th St. Chicago, IL
www.bjsmarket.com
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Batter and Berries
2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
[email protected]

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Café Peninsula
13350 S Halsted St, Riverdale, IL
[email protected]
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Cafe’ Trinidad
700 E 47th St, Chicago, IL
www.cafetrinidad.com
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Cannon’s Jerk Inc
442 E 75th St Chicago, IL
[email protected]

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Caribbean Cove
8020 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL

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Chef Sara’s Cafe
7201 S Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL
www.chefsarascafe.com
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Chicago Chicken and Waffles
3947 S. King Drive, Chicago IL
543 Madison St., Oak Park, IL
www.chicagoshomeofchickenandwaffles.com

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Currency Exchange Café
305 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL
www.facebook.com/cafecex

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Daddy O Jerkpit
7518 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL
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Dan’s Soul Food & Bakery
2523 W. 79th Street in Chicago, IL

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Dat Donut
8251 South Cottage Grove Chicago, IL
www.datdonut.com

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Deli King
410 W 71st St Chicago, IL
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Dream Cafe & Grille
748 W 61 St, Chicago, IL
www.dreamcafeandgrille.com
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FAABE Cupcakes
514 East 162nd Street South Holland, IL
www.faabecupcakes.net


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50 Yard Line Bar and Grille
[email protected]
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Five Loaves Eatery
405 E 75th St.  Chicago, IL
www.5loaveschicago.com
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Flavor 180
1803 W 95 Th St Ste.224 Chicago, IL
[email protected]
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Flavor Restaurant
5091 Sauk Trail Richton Park, IL
http://flavorrestaurant.net

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Feetwood Chicago
2333 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL
www.fleetwoodlounge.com
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Garifuna Flava
2518 W 63rd St, Chicago, IL
www.facebook.com/garifuna

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Give Me Some Sugah
2234 E 71st St, Chicago, IL
www.givemesomesugah.com

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Good Foods Vegan/Vegetarian Deli
1966 East 73rd Chicago, IL
[email protected]

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Harold’s Chicken Shack #55
100 W. 87th Street Chicago, IL
www.haroldschicken55.com
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H-Dogs
4655 South King Drive Chicago, IL
www.hdogschicago.com
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Hidden Manna Cafe
3613 W 216th, Matteson, IL
[email protected]
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Home of the Hoagy
1312 W 111th St, Chicago, IL
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Honey’s to Go Soul Food
400 E. 69th Chicago Chicago, IL
www.honeystogo.com
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Iona’s on the Blu
12454 South Western Ave, Blue Island, IL
[email protected]
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Ja’ Grill
1510 E Harper Ct, Chicago, IL
http://www.jagrill.com/
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Jamaica Jerk
3357 Dempster, Skokie, IL
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Jamaica Jerk Villa
737 W. 79th St Chicago, IL
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Jerk Choice
1858 Sibley Blvd, Calumet City, IL
15910 Harlem, Tinley Park, IL
www.yelp.com
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Jimmy Jamm
1844 W 95th St, Chicago, Illinois 60643
[email protected]
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Just Turkey
4353 S. Cottage Grove Chicago, IL
17947 S. Halsted St. Homewood IL
172nd and Torrence Lansing, IL
6606 W North Ave. Chicago, IL
1413 W 127th St Calumet Park, IL
9615 S. Western Chicago, IL
[email protected]
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Karyn’s Raw Cafe
1901 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL
www.karynraw.com
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Kenny’s Ribs & Chicken
16825 Torrence Avenue, Lansing, IL
4012 Lincoln Highway, Matteson, IL
8601 S Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL
www.kennysribsandchicken.com
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Kilwins Chicago
5226 S Harper Ave, Chicago, IL
[email protected]
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Lems Bar-B-Cue
311 E. 75th Street Chicago, IL
www.lemsque.com
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The Original Leon’s Barbque
4550 S. Archer Ave. Chicago, IL
www.theoriginalleonsbbq.com
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Litehouse Whole Food Grill
1373 East 53rd St, Chicago, IL
[email protected]

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Luella’s Southern Kitchen
4609 North Lincoln, Chicago, IL
[email protected]

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M Vie
1372 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL
[email protected]

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MacArthur’s Soul Food Resaurant
5412 W. Madison St, Chicago, IL
www.macarthursrestaurant.com

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Mabovi Restaurant
17100 Dixie Hwy, Hazel Crest, IL
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Mama Made Sweet Potata Pie
804 E. 93rd St. Chicago, IL
[email protected]
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Miss Lees Good Food
203 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL
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Morrison’s Restaurant
8127 South Ashland Chicago, IL
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Ms. Biscuit
5431 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL
[email protected]
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Norm’s Bistro
1001 E 43rd Chicago, IL
www.normansbistro.com
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Nouveau Tavern
358 W Ontario, Chicago, IL
www.NouveauTavern.com
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Old Fashioned Donuts
11248 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL

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Original Soul Vegetarian
203 E. 75th street Chicago, IL 60619
www.originalsoulvegetarian.com
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Peach’s Restaurant
4652 S King Dr, Chicago, IL
Face[email protected]

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Pier Thirty One
3101 S. Lakeshore Drive Chicago, IL 
http://www.pier31beach.com
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Priscilla’s Ultimate Soulfood Cafeteria
4330 Roosevelt Rd Hillside, IL 
[email protected]

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Red Rose Pastry Lounge
806 Beloit Ave, Forest Park, IL
[email protected]
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Reggio’s Pizza
1339 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL
www.yelp.com
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Royal Caribbean
2126 East 71 St Chicago, IL
www.facebook.com/RoyalCaribbeanJerk
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Salaam Restaurant and Bakery Complex
734 W. 79th St. Chicago, IL
[email protected]
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Shawn Michelle’s Old Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream
3343 North Broadway, Chicago IL
www.facebook.com/shawnmichelles

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Sizzlin Restaurants
1711 E 87th StChicago, IL
www.sizzlinrestaurants.com

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Simply Soups and Salads
635 E 47th St, Chicago, IL
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Sweet Maple Cafe
1339 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL
www.sweetmaplecafe.com
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Sip & Savor
5301 S Hyde Park Blvd Chicago, IL
www.sipandsavorchicago.com
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St. Restaurant #2 Country Kitchens
727 East 87th Street Chicago, IL 60619
Yelp.com
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Sugababyyy’s Sports Bar and Grill
15414 Park Ave, Harvey, Illinois 60426
[email protected]
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Subway Restaurant
304 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60624
www.subway.com

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Surf’s Up
5815 W Madison Chicago, IL 60644
www.surfsuprestaurant.com
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Taste of Trinidad
2045 Howard St, Chicago, IL 60645
www.thetasteoftrinidad.com

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Taurus Flavors
8534 South Stony Island, Ave. Chicago, IL  60617
www.taurusflavors.com

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That’s a Burger
2134 E 71st St, Chicago, Illinois 60649
[email protected]

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Three Chefs
8125 South Haslted, Chicago, Illinois 60620
[email protected]
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Truth Italian Restaurant
56 E. Pershing, Chicago IL
www.facebook.com/truthitalian
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Turkey Chop
3506 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL
www.turkeychop.com

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Turkey Burger Grill
130 E. 79th St., Chicago, IL
www.yelp.com
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Unbeatable Eatables
4031 175th Street Country Club Hills, IL 60478-4680
www.unbeatableeatables.net
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Uncle Joe’s Jerk Chicken
4655 S. King Drive Chicago, IL 60653
1461 East Hyde Park Blvd. Chicago, IL 60615
8211 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619
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Uncle Remus
737 E. 47th Street Chicago, IL 60653
5611 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60644
4650 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639
1801 West Roosevelt Road, Broadview, IL 60155
www.uncleremususa.com

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Wallace’s Catfish Corner
2800 W Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60612
www.catfishcorners.com
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Wings Around the World
510 E. 75th St. Chicago, IL 60619
www.flavorstoinfinity.com

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Ya Mon’s 
18304 S Cicero Ave, Country Club Hills, IL 60478
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Yassa African Restaurant
3511 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL
[email protected]
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ZBerry Frozen Yogurt & Treats
1368.5 E 53rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60615
www.myzberry.com

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