10 great Black-owned restaurants in Atlanta

Tripadvisor highlights great restaurants in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Black Restaurant Week is Aug. 5-14 and those looking to try out cuisines from various Black cultures can take advantage of several promotions and deals. Tripadvisor teamed up with Black Restaurant Week to highlight 10 of the best Black-owned restaurants Atlanta has to offer.

1. The Spice House - 2247 Cascade Road, Atlanta, GA 30311

The Spice House brings the food of the Caribbean to Atlanta, mixing the cuisines of Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and the Bahamas. Some menu highlights include the crabcakes and oxtails. The restaurant also has locations in the Buckhead and Midtown neighborhoods.

2. Gocha’s Breakfast Bar - 3695 Cascade Road, Atlanta, GA 30331

The frequent $5 mimosas, excellent martinis and chill vibes make this Cascade Heights establishment the perfect spot for a boozy brunch. Honey biscuits, amazing grits, and candied bacon are staples of the brunch menu. Also has a location in Fayetteville.

3. Flavor Rich Food Truck and Restaurant - 1175 Buford Highway, Suwanee, GA 30024

This Suwanee restaurant’s menu brings new twists to soul food such as truffle streak and fries and shrimp and waffles. The food truck can cater your next event.

4. Ms. Icey’s Kitchen & Bar - 1369 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033

This restaurant mashes soul food with Caribbean cuisine, resulting in dishes such as salt fish mixup, blueberry cornbread and jerked pork. Also, a good spot to catch a DJ in the evenings.

5. Fireside - 7046 Covington Highway, Lithonia, GA 30058

A Jamaican takeout spot known for its oxtails, jerk chicken, and curry goat. It’s open late most days and offers large-format catering for your next event.

6. Ghion Cultural Hall - 2080a Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

A self-serve Ethiopian restaurant with huge portions, especially of traditional injera.

7. Harold’s Chicken & Ice Bar - 345 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Shout out to Chicago’s South Side! This Chicago institution expanded to Atlanta in 2012 and slowly became just as much an Atlanta restaurant as a Chicago one. Still, native Chicagoans in the Atlanta metro area can’t do much better for a taste of home.

8. Paschal’s - 180 Northside Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30313

A Midtown restaurant opened in 1947 that’s known just as much for its good jazz as its good food. The fried chicken has attracted all kinds of comers over the years.

9. Busy Bee Cafe - 810 Martin Luther King Jr Drive SW, Atlanta, GA

Nationally recognized as a James Beard Classics award winner, this restaurant opened in 1947 is kind of a big deal. Just off the Ashby MARTA stop, the business has changed hands several times but its commitment to kindness hasn’t.

10. Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours - 1133 Huff Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Head chef Deborah VanTrece has traveled all over the world and brought her inspirations to Atlanta. The chimichurri fries small plate is just one example of the many fusion dishes Twisted Soul has on offer.

Alexandra Parker

Alexandra Parker joined Atlanta News First as a Digital Content Producer in July 2022.