17 Black-owned restaurants to eat at in Birmingham

Every Day is a Good Day if you’re eating Rodney Scotts. Photo via Rodney Scotts BBQ on Facebook

Are you hungry to support Black-owned businesses in Birmingham? One way to show up is to patronize these delicious eateries. Here are 17 Black-owned restaurants to add to your must-try list.

*NOTE: Restaurant hours, dine-in capability, and other factors may be affected by the new citywide curfew as well as COVID-19 regulations. Make sure to call ahead to confirm they are open and offering dine-in, delivery or takeout.

1. Bitty’s Living Kitchen

  • Type of Food: Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Address: Online ordering only
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

2. Red Sea Ethiopian & Mediterranean Restaurant

  • Type of Food: Ethiopian Mediterranean/Vegetarian/Vegan/Seafood
  • Address: 22 Green Springs Highway, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

3. Zatie’s Southern Cuisine

  • Type of Food: Southern/ Soul Food/American
  • Address: 1805 Centerpoint Parkway, Center Point, AL 35215
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

4. The Homestyle Kitchen

  • Type of Food: American/Soul Food
  • Address: 1901 2nd ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

5. Olivia’s Transit Cafe

  • Type of Food: American
  • Address: 1701 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

6. Jasmine’s Cafe

  • Type of Food: Soul Food
  • Address: 134 Avenue U, Birmingham, AL 35214
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

7. Jake’s Soulfood Cafe

  • Type of Food: Caribbean/Soul Food
  • Address: 3075 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

8. Green Acres

9. Yo Mama’s

  • Type of Food: Southern/American
  • Address: 2328 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Call | Menu | Facebook
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10. Rodney Scott’s BBQ

  • Type of Food: BBQ/Southern
  • Address: 3719 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

11. Rib-It-Up

  • Type of Food: BBQ/Sothern/American
  • Address: 830 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3008
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

12. T-Bone’s Cheese Steak

  • Type of Food: Sandwiches/American
  • Address: 1017 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

13. Eugene’s Hot Chicken

  • Type of Food: Chicken/American/Southern
  • Address: 2268 9th Ave North, Birmingham, AL
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

14. Cajun Bistro Express

  • Type of Food: Cajun/Creole
  • Address: 1515 Pearson Avenue Southwest, Birmingham, AL 35211
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

15. Wing Out Express

  • Type of Food: Chicken/American
  • Address: 9201 Parkway E, Birmingham, AL
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

16. J Wings

  • Type of Food: Chicken/American
  • Address: 1709 Decatur Hwy, Fultondale, AL 35068
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

17. Wings Around the Clock

  • Type of Food: Chicken/American
  • Address: Downtown | 801 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205 + Bessemer | 1516 9th Ave Suite 108, Bessemer, AL 35020
  • Call Downtown + Bessemer | Menu | Facebook

Make sure to check out our other guides to supporting other Black-owned businesses in Birmingham including 15 dessert shops + bakeries to try and 17 retail + creative services to support.

For more Black-owned businesses to support, check out BE BHM, a program of Urban Impact Birmingham, whose mission is “to push BHM to become its best self by equipping all of its entrepreneurs.” They have an incredibly helpful black business & nonprofit directory. Check it out here.

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