A compiled list of Black owned restaurants and specialty shops in Houston, Texas.  Traditional Black dishes, also known as soul food, as well as gourmet cafes, sushi, italian, pizza, BBQ, cajun, caribbean and other treats from local mom & pop shops.  We feature bakeries with classic treats such as pound cake, pies, banana pudding and much more.

Idia’s Catering

Idia’s Catering specializes in but not limited to Creole Cuisine. We offer decor and event planning services. Yes we can travel to you! Have A Taste Of New Orleans, and Get The Best For Your Guest.

Esther’s Cajun Cafe & Soul Food

The tradition of soulful cooking has long since been in Esther’s blood line. Esther’s great-grandmother, Mary Lewis, took pride in living off the land, and was known as the master of country style cooking.

Bonfire Wings

Local counter-serve chain featuring a menu of Cajun-Creole eats & a variety of wing flavors.

Leon’s BBQ

Leon’s BBQ Only the finest In and Out Bar-B-Q in the Houston, Texas area, Voted Best BBQ in the entire state of Texas, We start with only the finest cuts.

Triple Js Smokehouse

Burgers, ribs, sandwiches & potatoes round out the menu at this casual spot known for smoked meats.

Frenchys Chicken

In 1965, a New Orleans native by the name of Percy “Frenchy” Creuzot made his way to Houston. His new home wasn’t short of much, but there was one thing he missed — the classic, Creole cooking he grew up on.

Grooves of Houston

Declared a Houston Hot Spot, we offer a diverse atmosphere and wide spectrum of events to our patrons. From subtle and intimate to bold and grandiose, Grooves of Houston is your venue of variety. With a full kitchen, 3 bars, 2 private rooms…

Gatlin’s BBQ

Gatlin’s BBQ is widely considered one of the best Texas BBQ joints in Houston. A two-time winner of the Houston Press Best Barbecue award, Gatlin’s prides itself on delivering the highest quality BBQ product and genuine down home southern hospitality

Sunshine’s Health Food Store And Vegetarian Deli

Sunshine’s has a Vegetarain Deli that serves the best Vegi Burgers and Daily Salads. Specialities include Raw Food Salads: Garlic Kale, Almond Pate and Bean Threads. We also carry the best Colon Cleanser- CKLS.

The Breakfast Klub

We are a kasual family style restaurant decorated with modern art, lush plants and wood tables. Located in Houston’s Midtown and Zagat rated, the breakfast klub has been recognized as one of the “best breakfast restaurants in the nation”

Dem Bones Bob-B-Q

Houston’s finest barbecue food truck.

Cafe 4212

Perch at our colorful bar and listen to the sounds of captivating live music. Indulge in one of our intoxicating signature drinks prepared by our mixologists, or luxuriate day or night in one of our cabanas surrounded by lush greenery.


Modern takes on Southern classics by a classically trained chef served in a cozy, vintage house.

Houston This Is It

Houston’s This Is It Soul Food Restaurant has long served up foods originated from traditional slave and Southern cuisine, including ham hocks, chitterlings, black-eyed peas, smothered pork chops and oxtails. Frank and Mattie Jones

Yo Mama’s Soul Food

Rustic Oak Gastro Pub & Wine Bar

Chef Wendell Price brings his flavorful repertoire of recipes with local ingredients to his newest concept, Rustic Oak Gastro Pub & Wine Bar. Rustic chic with a French inspired menu of comfort foods offered from a renovated Montrose bungalow

Kaffeine Coffee Internet & office Cafe

We go above and beyond to provide you with a comfortable environment as well as a relaxed, friendly ambiance. Our customers range from young to old, students to professionals.


Ben and Chris Williams have decided to continue the legacy began by their Great-Grandmother, Lucille Bishop Smith. Together, they offer Lucille’s to the Museum District as culinary art curators of a cozy, welcoming environment and progressive

Hank’s Ice Cream

Well before the deluge of commercial manufacturers, ice cream was an extravagance, made in small batches through an achingly slow, labor-intensive process. Today, ice cream is king. Little kids long for it, summer virtually belongs to it…

Mama’s Oven

Down-home eatery featuring a simple menu of Southern fare, including meatloaf, oxtails & pork chops.

Sweet Times

Sweetie Pie’s serves up the great soul food that Robbie’s mother taught her to make when she was just a girl. Each location serves made-from-scratch soul food that is so good, the Sweetie Pie’s restaurants have become St. Louis landmarks…

Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant & Lounge

Lucy is the common name of a specimen of A. afarensis, a direct ancestor of modern day humans whose ancient bones were discovered in the town of Hadar in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression.

The Original Red Rooster

The Original Red Rooster has been ‘The Standard’ of Houston’s Grown and Sexy nightclubs. It was established in the 70’s. We first evolved to feature two clubs in one. One club was for ‘Old School Swing Out Two Stepping’ the other club features…

Finger Licking Restaurant

Finger Licking Restaurant: Restaurant specializing in West African cuisine, with a full bar & a warm, comfortable environment.

Mikki’s Cafe & Catering

Mikki’s Cafe & Catering is a well known soul food spot. “Eating here is like eating at Grandma’s house.” (Houston)


Chef Renee owns & operates a completely plant-based gourmet raw and living vegan/veg food trailer. Due to changing weather, check website or FB for hours.

Cream Burger

Veteran burger stand serving patties, dogs, fries, shakes & ice cream since 1961.

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