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Black Owned Restaurants in Charlotte, NC

Cajun Queen
The King's Kitchen
300 East
Dandelion Market
Soul Gastrolounge
Cajun Queen
The King's Kitchen
300 East
Dandelion Market
Soul Gastrolounge

Charlotte is one of the best cities to visit when you’re looking for Southern charm with a modern twist. Whether you’re looking to visit a museum, check out the great shopping the city has to offer, relax on the beach, or visit a few restaurants, Charlotte has what you’re looking for. There are also several Black owned restaurants in Charlotte you can visit if you want to experience soul food and ethnic dishes that reflect the culture of the city. Here are some of the best Black owned restaurants in Charlotte to make your vacation complete.


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Cajun Queen

1800 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 377-9017

Cajun Queen is a popular restaurant in the Charlotte that offers flavorful dishes that feature delicious seafood and meats that are popular in the New Orleans area. One of the most requested dishes is the New Orleans BBQ shrimp prepared with butter, garlic, and beer and served over a bed of rice. If you’re looking for a delicious snack you can share at the table, try the Cajun popcorn served with sherry remoulade. You can’t go wrong with a hearty bowl of shrimp and grits and the fried green tomatoes with tomato remoulade are perfect for sharing with friends and family as well. Cajun Queen also offers lives jazz music every night so you’ll feel like you’re in the Big Easy while you enjoy your meal.


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The King’s Kitchen

129 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 375-1990

The King’s Kitchen is one of Charlotte’s culinary gems when it comes to comfort food and soul food entrees. Start your meal off with a platter of deviled eggs or fried oysters with remoulade. The fried chicken platter with a buttermilk biscuit and a side of creamy Mac and cheese is sure to keep you full for hours as well. The King’s Kitchen also offers a delicious rendition of shrimp and grits that you can enjoy with a sweet cornbread muffin. If you’re craving a seafood dinner, try the catfish platter with collard greens and sautéed cabbage. Be sure to save room for dessert — the banana pudding will make this dining experience one to remember.


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300 East

300 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 332-6507

This family-owned and operated restaurant is one of the most impressive Black owned restaurants in Charlotte and is known for its comfort food dishes that feature soul food flavors. The sweet potato ravioli combines a traditional Italian dish with a soul food staple and the crab cakes are made from fresh local seafood. You can also try a classic dinner such as roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans or opt for the French toast with whipped butter and powdered sugar if you’re visiting the restaurant for breakfast or brunch. If you prefer a lighter meal with a gourmet touch, try the Ahi tuna salad with shredded beets and carrots or the black-eyed pea falafel served with a Mediterranean salad.


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Dandelion Market

118 W 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 333-7989

This trendy Charlotte restaurant offers a chic atmosphere that makes this eatery ideal for a date night during your Charlotte vacation. Try the spinach and artichoke dip with roasted peppers and a baguette or the kale salad with sweet potatoes and dried cranberries to start your meal off right. Main courses include the zucchini pasta with pickled beets and lemon vinaigrette and the market Mac and cheese served with a topping of sourdough bread crumbs. Dandelion Market also has an array of soup, salad and sandwiches that you can combine for a customized meal. The roast beef sandwich with quality cheddar, the grilled cheese and tomato soup combo, and the Monte Cristo with gruyere cheese are all delicious choices.


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Soul Gastrolounge

1500 B Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 348-1848

 

Check out this tapas bar when you’re in Charlotte and want to experience a delectable combination of soul food small bites. The restaurant is known for its Dirty South nachos which are topped with jalapeño-pickled okra and pimiento cheese sauce. The “chips” for the nachos are actually deep-fried chicken skins. If you’re a sushi fan, you’ll love the sashimi tuna tacos with marinated cucumbers and sriracha mayo. The anchovy fries offer an explosion of flavors as well; the fish are fried whole and served with a tomato lemon tartar sauce. Soul Gastrolounge also offers a delicious ramen bowl and an assortment of cocktails as the perfect complement to the restaurant’s creative small plates.