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Delicious Black Owned Restaurants in Washington DC

Ben's Next Door
Georgia Brown's
Oohh & Aahh's
District Soul Food & Lounge
HalfSmoke
NuVegan Cafe
Milk & Honey
Hitching Post Restaurant
Peaches Kitchen Restaurant & Catering
Po Boy Jim Bar and Grill
Bukom Cafe
Calabash Tea & Tonic
Ben's Next Door
Georgia Brown's
Oohh & Aahh's
District Soul Food & Lounge
HalfSmoke
NuVegan Cafe
Milk & Honey
Hitching Post Restaurant
Peaches Kitchen Restaurant & Catering
Po Boy Jim Bar and Grill
Bukom Cafe
Calabash Tea & Tonic

Black Owned Restaurants Washington DC | American Eats]

Washington, D.C. is much more than just the nation’s capitol. The District is home to a wide variety of attractions and businesses, from national museums to shopping centers to fantastic restaurants. The diverse restaurant styles in Washington, D.C. reflect the diversity of the American people. In addition to being home to a wide variety of restaurants, there are many black owned restaurants Washington DC.

cuisine from Ben's next door, on our list of favorite black owned restaurants in Washington DC

Ben’s Next Door

1211 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Ben’s Next Door is an American-style restaurant. Ben’s Next Door is a family-owned business that has an ambience that makes every guest feel at home. This restaurant is both a bar and eatery with American-style comfort food and weekend brunch. Additionally, Ben’s Next Door has live music and televisions for guests to enjoy.

A dish from Georgian Browns, featured on our black owned restaurants in Washington DC list

Georgia Brown’s

950 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Another great restaurant is Georgia Brown’s. Georgia Brown’s is an elegant restaurant that features Southern-style dishes with a twist. This upscale eatery is sure to please each guest. Additionally, Georgia Brown’s offers live music for guests to listen to while they enjoy their meal.

Oohh & Aahh’s

1005 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Oohh & Aahh’s is another great black-owned restaurant with food options as unique and its name. This restaurant offers hearty soul-food, like collard greens and fried chicken. Ooahh & Aahh’s is a no-frills restaurant, meaning that you pay for good food, and that is what you get. If you are looking for a dining option that is what it says it is, without any extra fluff, Oohh & Aahh’s is the place for you.

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District Soul Food & Lounge

500 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
District Soul Food & Lounge is a Southern-style restaurant with a vintage ambiance. District Soul Food & Lounge’s menu features classic soul food. If you are looking for a black-owned restaurant that specializes in soul food, District Soul Food & Lounge is the place for you.

A tasty pancake dessert from HalfSmoke, featured on our black owned restaurants in Washington list
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HalfSmoke

651 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
HalfSmoke is another great black-owned restaurant in Washington, D.C. HalfSmoke is an American-style restaurant with a menu that allows guests to customize their sausage dinners. The meat is prepared in a D.C.-style smoke which is sure to please each guest. Additonally, HalfSmoke features a wide array of fantastic craft cocktails.

NuVegan Cafe

2928 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
If you are looking for a vegan black owned restaurants Washington DC, check out NuVegan Cafe. NuVegan prides itself on its relaxed venue and meat-free dishes. This eatery offers meat-free salads, sandwiches and other entrees. Additionally, NuVegan has fresh juices and smoothies for guests to enjoy.

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Milk & Honey

1245 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Milk & Honey in Smith Commons is a multi-level bistro in the District. This restaurant is primarily a brunch spot, but the bistro offers more than just brunch. Milk & Honey in Smith Commons offers New American fare, beer and cocktails. The restaurant has a unique ambiance and is housed in a chic converted-warehouse building.

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Hitching Post Restaurant

200 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011
Hitching Post Restaurant is another black-owned restaurant in Washington, D.C. Hitching Post Restaurant is a Southern-style eatery that prides itself on its traditional, homestyle cuisine. Additionally, this restaurant offers a bar for guest to enjoy. Hitching Post is upbeat and friendly, and promises to deliver the best dining experience.

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Peaches Kitchen Restaurant & Catering

6214 3rd St NW, Washington, DC 20011
Peaches Kitchen Restaurant & Catering is another great restaurant in The District. Peaches Kitchen Restaurant & Catering offers Jamaican-American dishes, and even a kid’s menu, for guests. The restaurant prides itself on its cheery ambiance and its sit-down nook appearance.

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Po Boy Jim Bar and Grill

709 H ST NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002
Po Boy Jim Bar and Grill is another Southern-style restaurant in Washington, D.C. Po Boy Jim Bar and Grill offers both the classic Louisiana-style subs and an eclectic take on the sandwich. Additionally, this restaurant provides Cajun and Creole dishes. Additionally, the bar provides lively nightlife during the evening. If you are looking for something different to try, Po Boy Jim Bar and Grill is the place for you.

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Sankofa Video Books & Cafe

2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
If you are looking for a place to eat and learn while you do so, check out Sankofa Video Books & Cafe. Sankofa Video Books & Cafe is a relaxed coffeehouse that offers light, cafe-style bites. Additionally, there is a plethora of African-focused books. Sankofa Video Books & Cafe even offers screenings of African films. If you are looking to learn while you sip your coffee, look no further than Sankofa Video Books & Cafe.

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Bukom Cafe

2442 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Bukom Cafe is another unique restaurant in Washington, D.C. if you are seeking to try out a new cuisine. Bukom Cafe is a West African-style restaurant that has been in operation since 1992. In addition its great food, Bukom Cafe provides live music in a casual, bi-level setting. Visit Bukom Cafe to experience something new!

 

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Calabash Tea & Tonic

Shaw location: 1847 7th Street NW, WDC | Brookland location: 2701 12th Street NE, WDC
Calabash Tea & Tonic is a tea house in Washington, D.C. This restaurant offers tea, coffee and even kombucha on tap. Additionally, Calabash Tea & Tonic serves a vegan menu of pastries and other light snacks. For those looking to spend an afternoon enjoying drinks and snacks, look no further than Calabash Tea & Tonic.