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These Cincinnati Black-owned restaurants have a variety foods ready to please all taste buds!

Cincinnati has a lot of great food to choose from, but your chances of stumbling upon a Black-owned business is very unlikely. Places like Ollie’s Trolley is loved by both locals and tourist. Here are 27 Cincinnati Black-owned restaurants to grab a bite. The information in this article is as current as the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to acting. 

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Alabama Q
2733 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH  45219
Signature Dish: Turkey Tips

C & M BBQ Grill
6457 Kennedy Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45213

Chick-fil-A at Western Hills
6495 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45211

Conscious Kitchen
2912 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH  45219
Signature Dish: Carrot Fries

Darou Salam Restaurant
4163 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Divine Appetite Café
8982 Cincinnati Columbus Road
West Chester, OH 45069

Eddie’s Southern Style BBQ
7633 Dixie Hwy
Florence, KY  41042

Emma’s All in One Restaurant and Catering
3122 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

Goodie’s Southern Style BBQ
7440 Hamilton Avenue

Cincinnati, OH  45231
Signature Dish: Rib Tips

5070 Crookshank Road
Cincinnati, OH 45238

Island Frydays
2826 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH  45219

J & W Bar-B-Que
5644 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH  45212


Just Cookin’ Catering & Carryout
316 West 15th Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202

Just Jerks Food Truck
411 W. Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Just Q’in BBQ Restaurant
975 E. McMillan Street

Cincinnati, OH  45206

Lala’s Blissful Bites
619 Main Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202
Signature Dish: Sweet Potato Bar

Mardi Gras on Madison
1524 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH  45206
Signature Dish: Shrimp Po Boy

Millie’s Place
5923 Madison Road

Cincinnati, OH  45227

Ollie’s Trolley
1607 Central Avenue

Cincinnati, OH  45214
Signature Dish: Ollie Burger

Park Place Restaurant
1185 Kemper Meadow Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240

Pluto’s Café
1817 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45239

Rasheedah’s Café II
5922 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45224

Sweet Petit Desserts
1426 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Signature Dish: Red Velvet Cupcake

Sweets by LaDawn
7031 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Teranga Restaurant
8438 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45216

Woot’s BBQ and Catering Inc.
5826 Cheviot Road
Cincinnati, OH 45247

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If there are any Cincinnati Black-owned restaurants or eateries that we’ve missed, please add the business to our Black-owned Business Database. Black-owned restaurants and eateries that submit information to our database, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook will be considered for this list.  

*Please note that this list is user-submitted.  We encourage our readers to call the Black-owned restaurants listed in this article to confirm locations, hours and menu items.


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Marissa Staples, Writer
The Voice of Black Cincinnati



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  1. Thanks for the listing. However I wish that the list would’ve been arranged so I could print it in less than 6 pages. Is The Country Preacher on Madison Road a black owned restaurant? Is the New Orleans style restaurant at De Sales Corner still open? These might be a welcomed addition to your list is the answer is “yes”. Thank you for your informative pages.

  2. Remi J’s Barbecue
    Available for all catering and party events
    Food Truck black owned

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