Cleveland has some amazing places to eat, and food that’s made with love is a universal point of connection between everyone. When you eat out, be sure to support minority-owned businesses – here’s a list of some black-owned restaurants in the North East Ohio area that serve up great food everyday.
5 Points Grille – 239 Richmond Rd, Richmond Heights. Steak, seafood, fish, burgers and wings.
7 Cravings – 3101 West 25th Street, Unit 103. Soul food, including breakfast. Large fish selection, with wings and burgers.
Angie’s Soul Cafe – 7815 Carnegie Ave. Serving soul food staples for over 25 years, Angie’s specializes in baked chicken, fried pork chops and catfish.
Annie B & Earl’s Pancake House – 4017 St. Clair Ave. Hearty breakfasts plates, sandwiches, and fish platters.
Battiste and Dupree Cajun Grill – 1992 Warrensville Center Rd., South Euclid. Three-time “Taste of Cleveland” award-winner, Battiste and Dupree provides a taste of New Orleans with their etouffee, Po Boy sandwiches and cajun fried perch.
Beckham’s B&M Bar-B-Que – 3870 Lee Rd. / 21921 Miles Rd, North Randall. Open since 1958, Beckham’s serves up ribs, pulled pork, fish and all things bar-b-que (including breakfast).
Black Box Fix – 1400 East 105th Street / 25359 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst. Gourmet sandwiches with creole and cajun spins. Side standout are the “Stoner Fries”, with steak, lobster, onions, peppers, & cajun cheese.
The Boiler 65 -6410 Detroit Ave / 13957 Cedar Rd, South Euclid. Seafood bags that feature crab legs, shrimp, and other offerings with different seasoning and heat levels.
Brown’s Corner Restaurant – 14511 Miles Ave. Open from 7am to 1pm (Saturdays until 2pm), this breakfast spot has been in operation since 1985.
Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches – 401 Euclid Avenue (in the Old Arcade). Fresh-made ice cream sandwiches and toppings.
Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles – 1144 Prospect Ave E. Many varieties of chicken & waffles, skillets, biscuits and gravy.
Choukouya Resto-Bar – 4620 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights. African dining, with traditional and modern dishes. Lamb, steak, fish, rabbit, plantains, and root vegetable offerings.
Cleveland Biscuit Heads – 15613 Waterloo Rd. (Six Shooter Coffee) Sold at Six Shooter Coffee, you can get these biscuits and biscuit sandwiches from 7am until Noon.
CMB Soul Food – 12503 Union Ave. The “Home of the chicken & steak and potato”, this soul food establishment has breakfast, Po Boys, wings, fish and more. Their specialty are their stuffed potatoes.
The Columbo Room – 1988 Noble Rd. Bar with fresh corned beef sandwiches, shrimp, fish and other seafood.
The Crispy Chick – 5618 Woodland Ave. Chicken and biscuit sandwiches, chicken tenders, and wings.
Dreamz Cafe – 4912 Pearl Rd. Chicken & waffle combos, loaded smashed potatoes, signature dream burgers.
Ella Mae’s Soulfood – 13898 Cedar rd. Classic soul food, with fish, chops and extensive sides.
Empress Taytu – 6125 Saint Clair Ave. Traditional Ethiopian cuisine, with meats and vegetable dishes served over injera bread.
Frederick’s Wine & Dine – 22005 Emery Road, Warrensville Heights. Fresh fish, pastas and chicken.
Fresh & Meaty Burgers – 13187 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights. Fresh turkey, veggie, and beef burgers. Fries and milkshakes.
The Fresh Fix of Heights – 2234 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and healthy chicken and turkey items. They also offer a wide selection of smoothies.
GoodfellasBBQ – 2847 Noble Rd., Cleveland Heights. Chicken Phillies, seafood and Polish Boys.
Harvard Wine & Grill – 14201 Harvard Ave. Firecracker shrimp, BBQ turkey ribs, steak, fish, baked chicken, pasta.
Heights Soul Food And Grill – 13187 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights. Traditional soul food. Hearty breakfasts, chicken, oxtail, BBQ and fish with daily specials.
Hot Sauce Williams – 3770 Lee Road / 12310 Superior Ave. Classic Cleveland barbecue, with ribs, chicken, Polish Boys and seafood.
Irie Jamaican Kitchen – 621 East 185th, Euclid /4162 Pearl Rd, Old Brooklyn. Jamaican cooking featuring currys, jerk and plantains.
Jamaica Signature Restaurant – 3312 W. 105th. Jerk chicken, patties, curries, fish and rice dishes.
Johnny Mango – 3120 Bridge Ave. Healthful food with a Mexican, Asian & Caribbean flare. Rice bowls, pad Thai, smoothies. Veg and vegan options.
Kafiya’s Kitchen – Somali cuisine, with traditional dishes of goat, tilapia, suqaar and samosas.
KCC Carry-Out Ribs & More – 3310 Broadview Rd. Ribs, chicken, fish and daily specials.
Kim’s Wings – 14909 St. Clair Ave. / 22382 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid. Serving ribs, wings, macaroni and cheese and home cooked spaghetti with meat sauce.
Legends Bistro – 317 E. 200th Street, Euclid. Turkey Ribs, Cajun Rolls, Shrimp & Grits, and a variety of Seafood dishes.
Open Pitt – 12335 St. Clair Ave. Ribs, wings, chicken and more.
The Original Grill – 17406 St. Clair Ave. Wings, stuffed shrimp, fish, burgers and brunch.
Renee’s Place – 1425 East 21st. Southern food with wings, shrimp and fish fries.
The Rib Cage – 1834 West 25th St. / 2214 Lee Rd. Cleveland Heights. Smokehouse restaurant with ribs, fish, alligator and fried green tomatoes.
Ronnie & CJs – 491 East 260th St., Euclid. Famous for their fried ribs and gravy, they also serve up chicken and waffles, loaded fries, Philly sandwiches, and more.
Sam Sylk Chicken & Fish – 3761 Lee Rd. Spiced chicken, fish and shrimp combo boxes and sides.
The Sauce BSE – 13888 Cedar Road, University Heights. Seafood bags with crab, mussels, lobster, shrimp, crawfish and a vegan bag.
Sauce the City – 1400 West 25th. Hot chicken sandwiches, wings, burgers and wraps.
Soul Fo’ Real BBQ – 22895 Sprague Road, Strongsville. Ribs, fish, wings and Po Boys.
Southern Cafe – 11817 Detroit, Lakewood / 13905 Kinsman Ave. Soul food, all made from scratch. Gumbo, chicken, pasta, burgers. Specialty is buttermilk fried chicken and red velvet waffles.
Squash the Beef Catering – Primarily catering, but this all-vegan company also does special days for delivery and pick-up individual meals. Check the website for schedule.
Stuffyourself: The Kitchen – 11804 W. 118th Lorain. Fried PB&J, loaded fries, wings, Po boys
Subcity – 17811 Euclid Ave. Subs, wings, wraps and potatoes.
Sunshine Cafe – 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 103A. Breakfast and lunch service offering juices, sandwiches, wraps and more.
Swerve Grille – 227040 Cedar Rd suite R106 Beachwood. Steaks, fish, Southern fried chicken and waffles, Surf and Turf.
Taste of Jamaica – 5104 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst. Jamaican food with patties, curries, jerk and fish dishes.
UnBAR Cafe – 12635 Larchmere Blvd. Coffee drinks, smoothies, tea and baked goods.
The Vegan Doughnut Company – 14811 Detroit Ave, Lakewood. Vegan doughnuts and pastries. (NOTE: Temporarily closed for COVID)
Witmore’s BBQ – 20209 Harvard Rd. Ribs, wings, shrimp, fish, Polish Boys and plenty of sides.
Zanzibar Soul Fusion – 13225 Shaker Square / 627 Prospect Ave. Southern cuisine with walleye cakes, Soul Rolls, smothered steak, seafood, pasta dishes, macaroni & cheese, greens and a weekend brunch.
Zoma – 2240 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights. Ethiopian food such as spicy chicken stew, kitfo, beef tibs and veggie specials.
Please let us know any additional NorthEast Ohio-area restaurants that we can add to the list!