Before you next make the difficult decision of what restaurant you should go to, or where to get takeout from, check out this list of some of the best Black-owned restaurants in the Atlanta. From boozy brunch spots to stunning restaurants perfect for a fabulous Instagram post, these magnificent eateries are a foodie’s paradise. Perfect to support during BHM, and beyond!
1. Atlanta Breakfast Club
It would be rude not to start with breakfast, and for an authentic Southern-style start to your day, make sure you check out Atlanta Breakfast Club. Try the Peach Cobler French Toast for a delicious twist on a Georgian classic. If you’re extra hungry, the Shrimp n’grits is to die for, but make sure you get their famous biscuits on the side. If you’re feeling extra hungry, the breakfast bowl stuffed with scrambled eggs, creamy grits, sausage and much more.
📍249 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
2. Toast on Lenox
Now that breakfast is sorted, y’all got room for brunch? Toast on Lenox has taken brunch to the next level. Known for their irresistible waffles and fruity mimosas, it’s the perfect spot for a late Sunday breakfast. With modern and Instagram-worthy décor, a killer menu, and an outdoor patio, Toast on Lenox is the real deal.
📍2770 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
3. Slutty Vegan
It can be difficult to be exposed to so much southern comfort food and remain, or become vegan. But have no fear, because Slutty Vegan is here. This 100% plant-based burger joint will hit the spot for both vegans and meat eaters alike. They’re continuously expanding into an ATL empire, even opening up a plant-based bar in Ponce City Market last year. Their Dancehall Queen burger with sweet jerk plantains, vegan cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce and tomato is certainly something to write home about.
📍476 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
4. Old Lady Gang
The Old Lady Gang’s story is just as heartwarming as the delicious food available, curated by three sisters born and raised in Atlanta. Aunt Burtha’s Fried Chicken alone proves that they are patrons for authentic Southern cuisine, made entirely with love. BBQ rib tips, grilled lamb chops, fish and grits and more traditional dishes are served up here. If you’re a fan of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, you may know this as Kandi Burruss’ business, that’s rightfully becoming an ATL staple.
📍77 Peters St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
5. Blaxican Food
Did somebody say Tacos? Blaxican Food is the perfect place to get tasty tacos in Atlanta. Founded in 2010, it quickly became one of the best food trucks in the city. It’s also home to the Collard Green Quesadilla, a perfect representation of the Southern/Mexican fusion that the owner strives for. They’re also a very charitable truck so by supporting Blaxican, you’re supporting Atlanta! The taco truck is passionate about providing food to those less fortunate, working with several local charities.
📍7044 Jimmy Carter Blvd Suite 1, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
6. Fin & Feathers
Since we’re on the topic of tacos, it would be rude not to mention Fin & Feathers. More than just a restaurant, this place is a clubby experience boasting an impressive menu of seafood & chicken, signature cocktails combined with some truly genuine Southern hospitality. If you’re planning a trip to this food joint, the catfish nuggets and jerk chicken egg rolls are something you really need to try.
📍360 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
7. Tom, Dick and Hank
For incredible seafood and BBQ, make sure you check out Tom, Dick and Hank in the ATL. They offer charming Southern hospitality and the soul food served up will be some of the best Atlanta has to offer. Known for their show-stopping crab boils, check out TDH with an empty stomach! From Monday to Friday between 5pm and 7pm, many of their heavenly cocktails are just $5. Whether you want a whiskey sour or a salty marg, this place has you covered.
📍191 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30312
8. Roc South Cuisine & Cocktails
The undisputed rockstar of Southern food, Roc South Cuisine & Cocktails is an icon in its own right. One bite of their Seafood Eggrolls and you’ll be hooked for life. Their refreshing and unique cocktail selection alone will make any visit worthwhile too. For brunch, try their spectacular seafood gumbo or the delectable lobster mac and cheese. Next time you’re craving a typical Southern dish for breakfast or lunch, this place should be on the top of your list.
📍3009 Buford Hwy NE, Brookhaven, GA 30329
9. Irie Mon Café
We have another food truck to add to your growing list! Irie Mon Café offers mouth-watering Caribbean food. Labelled the most authentic in Atlanta, you won’t find Jamaican food like this outside of Jamaica, except for here in Atlanta. From their jerk chicken, to their chicken, rice and peas. This place is legit, with the reputation to prove it. This is one of our favorite Black-owned restaurants in Atlanta, and many locals would agree.
📍1800 Peachtree Rd NW #103, Atlanta, GA 30309
10. Hattie Marie’s BBQ
From ribs to hot chicken, crabs legs to fantastic Mac n’Cheese. Hattie Marie’s is another BBQ staple of the Georgian peach. Devoted locals are obsessed and we have a feeling that Hattie’s could do the same to you. They also sell their own sauces and seasonings, so you can try cooking up a storm from the comfort of your own home.
📍3699 Main St, College Park, GA 30337
11. Busy Bee Cafe
The Busy Bee Cafe will sort out your day, week and life. The first-rate dishes include fried green tomatoes, and fried chicken. Established in 1947, it’s clear that Busy Bee has been keeping Atlanta happy for a long time! Eat as much shrimp, meatloaf, cornbread and fried chicken you can get your hands on and support a black-owned business that has been running for over 70 years.
📍810 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314
12. The Corner Grille
With a modern and relaxed atmosphere, The Corner Grille serves up traditional American Cuisine with Cajun influences. With chicken, seafood and steak on the menu, make sure you don’t leave without trying their magnificent hand-cut fries. We also highly recommend trying out their fried calamari tossed in ponzu sauce as well as their firey cajun seafood pasta.
📍3823 Main St, Atlanta, GA 30337
13. Just Add Honey
Just Add Honey has an extensive amount of delicious flavors and snacks to accompany your pot of tea! The peaceful and quite atmosphere is bound to help you flee the hustle and bustle of Atlanta. Bring your laptop, bring your favorite book and bring your best friends to this peaceful haven that’s sure to be your cup of tea. Looking for a shot of energy in the morning? Their ‘Awake Tea’ is a sweet fruity blend of green and yerba mate that will help you wake up on the right side of the bed.
📍684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE Unit E, Atlanta, GA 30312
14. Not As Famous Cookie
Atlanta’s first cookie truck is here to save your sweet tooth. Dessert is important, and we wouldn’t want you missing out on some of the best cookies, and cookie creations, that Atlanta has to offer. Not As Famous Cookie Company sells cookies straight from their artisan bakery, and these doughy discs of joy have a range of tasty flavors. Lemon cheesecake, pecan butter and peach cobbler are some of the many flavors on offer at this one-of-a-kind cookie truck.
📍1080 Windy Hill Rd SE #300, Smyrna, GA 30080
15. Doughlicious Vegan
It can be difficult to find delicious vegan dessert sometimes, and then we were granted this gem to save plant-based dieters everywhere! Doughlicious Vegan has every sweet treat you could imagine. Vegan cinnamon rolls? Tick. Vegan muffins? Absolutely. Vegan sweet-pies? Of course! They’re also home to the original vegan bean pie – a delicious pastry made of navy beans.
📍1605 Meadow Crossing, East Point, GA
16. Big Oak Tavern Restaurant
American cuisine, with a little Southern soul. You’ll be returning soon after your first visit to Big Oak Tavern Restaurant. The tavern unfortunately opened its doors not long before the pandemic started. But their delicious dishes have kept this place not only surviving, but thriving too. Think traditional salads, soups, meat dishes and sandwiches here.
📍 1090 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075
17. Rosie’s Coffee Cafe
Only in Atlanta can you get exquisite Chicken and Waffles, served with the freshest and best brewed coffee. And for Rosie’s Coffee Café, we’ll be eternally grateful. This restaurant is also a great option if you’re looking for a great little breakfast place. Pig out on their breakfast burrito or breakfast bowl – two delightful dishes packed with home style potatoes, scrambled eggs, succulent meat and more.
📍48 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
18. Twisted Soul Cookhouse
Twisted Soul Cookhouse serves up beautifully made soul food. The atmosphere is funky, but incredibly welcoming. Make sure you head here during their brunch hours specifically, because they’ll know how you like your eggs in the morning. But no matter what time you come to eat, you’ll have a delicious time here. Their shrimp and grits pair cajun-spiced prawns with a cilantro grit cake, merging both fabulous meals into one wonderful combo.
📍1133 Huff Rd NW #D, Atlanta, GA 30318
19. Gocha’s Breakfast Bar
Gocha’s has a glorious selection of breakfast burritos, and a hot sauce worth taking home. From healthy meals to filling treats, you can never go wrong at Gocha’s Breakfast Bar! Not only is this place incredible if you’re into breakfast foods, it’s clear that each dish is full of heart, and y’all deserve a hearty breakfast every morning. Everyday they have new tempting specials on offer, from sweet potato nachos to $5 mimosas.
📍3695 Cascade Rd Suite 440, Atlanta, GA 30331,
20. The BQE Restaurant
Serving up some of the best mac n’ cheese in Atlanta, The BQE Restaurant is the perfect place if you’re looking for some cheesy goodness. It’s also a great option for burgers, cocktails and brunch! Their Edgewood Turkey Burger is next level. And level up even further with their addictive sides including gouda grits, catfish tenders and turkey bacon.
📍262 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
21. Cutting Edge Pizza & Wings
Fancy a slice, y’all? You’re in luck, because Cutting Edge Pizza & Wings have a superb selection of tasty pizzas on offer, and so much more. Topped with pepperoni, bacon, cheese and every veg you can think of, these pizzas are the real deal. Make sure to get the stuffed crust if you like it cheesy. But when it comes to their sides, the lemon pepper wings are the brightest star on the star-studded menu.
📍556 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
22. Harold’s Chicken & Ice Bar
With drinks flowing throughout the night, hookah and a stand-out menu known for its chicken, it’s pretty clear why Harold’s Chicken & Ice Bar now has three locations across the ATL. We recommend jumping on the fried chicken bandwagon, and going family style! In more of a seafood mood? Their fried shrimp, catfish and perch are all great options, too.
📍349 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
23. Nouveau Bar & Grill
With live DJ’s and karaoke, it’s always a good time atNouveau Bar & Grill. Their homestyle cooking is beloved by many. We suggest trying out their chicken wings, and make sure to get waffle fries on the side. If you love a cocktail as much as we do, then you’ll also love this place. Their ‘Watermelon Savage’ (a watermelon long island) and the ‘Holy Water’ (tequila, rum, pineapple and passion fruit) are our favorites here.
📍 3775 Main St, College Park, GA 30337