Raleigh, NC

Six Black-Owned Restaurants in the Raleigh Area

Jessica Ufuoma

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Black businesses continue to contribute significantly to Raleigh's economic footprint and the food scene is no exception. If you're looking to support some Black-owned restaurants in the Raleigh area, then here's a roundup you can select from. Note that these restaurants provide great customer service and also good tasting food so rest assured they'll be worth trying.

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1.) Awaze Cuisine

Awaze is family run and offers a menu of Ethiopian delicacies. In case you were wondering, Awaze is a dark red paste which is very spicy and accompanies many Ethiopian platters. If you like vegetarian style, there are options for that and if not, they've got you covered with non-vegetarian options. The meals are served with injera (Injera is a sourdough spongy flatbread and you can use this as a side dish.

Address: 904 NE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27513, United States

Phone: +1 919-377-2599

Awaze Cuisine

2.) Walking Crab

If you're looking for some really good seafood broil, then look no further than Walking Crab in North Carolina. The food is affordable, made fresh and to taste and is perfect for a night-out ordering in and watching your favorite show on Netflix. They also offer catering for special occasions and large groups so if this is something you need, definitely reach out to them.

Address: 1549 US 70W Garner, NC 27529, USA

Phone number: (919) 977-3515

Walking Crab

3.) FatBoys Kitchen Food Truck

If you love burgers, you'll absolutely love this food truck. You can find them across town on any day and they have the classics on their menu - mac and cheese, angus burgers filled with mac and cheese, onion rings, the works. They also have their own drinks too - created in-house. They have raving reviews - be sure to check them out.

Don't miss them. Check out the truck schedule here.


4.) Jack's Seafood and Barbeque Restaurant

Ask any one in Raleigh who knows their sea food and they'll probably mention Jack's place because it's just that good. This is the ultimate seafood to keep your soul full and your mouth watery. Lines get long at this place so brace yourself but it will be worth it. The best part? It is affordable which means you can have it over and over again without breaking the bank.

Address: 1516 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610-2536

Phone number: +1 919-755-1551

Jack Seafood Restaurant

5.) Lee's Kitchen

You will find authentic Jamaican food at Lee's Kitchen. From the classics such as curry goat, jerk chicken, oxtail, to others such as curry shrimp, pork chops and plantains, the menu is rich with lots of options for Jamaican food lovers.

We offer tantalizingly delicious Jamaican and Southern Cuisine, all under one roof. A feast of delicious choices, including mouth-watering oxtails, fried chicken, curry chicken, ribs, fish, yams, collard greens and macaroni and cheese…just to name a few - Lee's Kitchen

Address: 4638 Capital Blvd, Raleigh NC 27604
Phone: (919) 872-7422

6.) Rockford

Last but most certainly not least is Rockford. This is probably the fanciest and most fun of all the above restaurants. They offer great food as well as live music to keep guests entertained. If you like luxury dining, then definitely give Rockford a try.

Address: 320 1/2 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27603, United States

Phone number: +1 919-821-9020

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