Honoring the diverse legacy of the city’s multicultural residents includes recognizing their contributions to the cuisine landscape of the Southwest. Austin is proud to support and feature a number of Black-owned restaurants. We have put together a guide of 12 of our favorite Black-owned restaurants for you to support by ordering takeout or dining in!
Roland’s is an Austin secret. Without a website, this unassuming Southern kitchen runs a casual atmosphere, but serves a variety of exotic meats, including oxtail, chitterlings, and alligator! Open for dine-in and takeout; call 512-499-8833 to order.
Soul food experts, Country Boyz Fixins know their way around the kitchen. Their claim to fame is their delicious Po-Boy & Fries combo, served with fish, shrimp, chicken, or oyster. Call 512-928-5555 for takeout.
When given the choice between a Six Shrimp Dinner, a Four Fried Chicken Strips Dinner, and a Three Piece Catfish Strips Dinner, how could you not stop and wonder if you’re in heaven? Mr. Catfish serves you just right, dine-in or takeout, six days out of the week.
Run by co-owner and Chef Brian Batch, this breakfast spot in East Austin offers delicious and tasty biscuit sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. Try out your favorite flavors around the clock for a refreshing breakfast treat!
Sam’s BBQ is a black-owned restaurant in Austin that has been in business for over six decades. Sam’s Special features a whopping meat-by-the-pound deal (any barbecued meat of your choice sold by the pound) or two meats and sides for $15, a darn good deal!
Tucked inside a strip mall is one of the best authentic cajun cafes on this side of the bayou! Boudin balls, gumbo, crawfish etoufee, jambalaya, po boys, and more steam up your plates and make you hungry every time you visit!
An Austin staple, Aster’s Ethiopian serves giant, communal plates where guests can scoop up preferred servings by hand or utensil for extra flavor. The dishes at this black-owned business are full of traditional Ethiopian flavors.
An innovative new live-fire restaurant, Hesia’s offers a deliciously dangerous meal that incorporates delicious flavors with live results! Try the twelve-course tasting menu and live-fire at this restaurant in Austin for a delicious and exciting experience.
This Austin drive-thru is promoting healthy eating at all income levels! Pick up a salad, wrap, and more made from all-natural and healthy ingredients at affordable prices from the new Austin staple that’s sure to leave a lasting mark.
Winston’s Kitchen is a black-owned restaurant in Austin that has been serving authentic Jamaican food for more than four decades. Their jerk chicken constantly amazes, and all their dishes are made with real, fresh ingredients for an extra zing. Winston’s is a must-visit site for any Jamaican lovers!
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Southern comfort food takes on new heights with this delicious and traditional fried food superstar. The Rolling Rooster in Austin offers chicken and waffles, of course, but fish and shrimp will also make an appearance, making this another unforgettable business.
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