Try These Delicious Black-Owned Restaurants in Florida

Our team at Authentic Florida love finding locally owned and also delicious restaurants throughout our sunshine state! While we love all of our local business owners, it’s important that we highlight our black, indigenous, and people of color who are business owners within our community. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite black-owned restaurants in Florida from Ethiopian and Bahamian, to also Creole and Soul food. No matter what you’re craving, this list certainly has the restaurant for you!

 

Fort Lauderdale

 

Photo of Tom Jenkins Barbeque Fort Lauderdale
Make sure to also try delicious barbeque from Tom Jenkins in Fort Lauderdale! (Source: https://www.facebook.com/Tom-Jenkins-BBQ-250096338358953/photos)

 

 

Jacksonville

 

Photo of Jax Bread Co Jacksonville
Be sure to also pick up local artisan baked bread from Jax Bread Co! (Source: https://www.facebook.com/Jaxbread/photos)

 

 

Fort Myers

 

Hyde n Chic Restaurant Fort Myers
Hyde N Chic Restaurant is ready to serve you delicious and also eclectic dishes! (Source: https://www.facebook.com/HydeNChicRestaurant/photos)

 

 

Pensacola

 

Island Kitchen Pensacola
Island Kitchen may look small on the outside, but their Caribbean food packs a big flavor! (Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Island%20Kitchen%20Caribbean%20Restaurant/167195093301644/photos)

 

Are you also looking to make it a day trip? Then, check out: Experience Authentic Pensacola (& Pensacola Beach)!

 

Tallahassee

 

Ms. Dee's Kitchen Tallahassee
Ms. Dee at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of her restaurant! Be sure to also check out her daily menu online! (Source: https://www.facebook.com/Ms-Dees-Kitchen-51-LLC-520940828439394/photos)

 

Are you also looking to make it a day trip? Then, check out: Ten Authentic Things to do in Tallahassee, the “Other Florida”!

 

Orlando

 

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant Orlando
Enjoy delicious Ethiopian cuisine at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant in Orlando! (Source: https://www.facebook.com/nileethiopianfl/photos)

 

Many of these restaurants are also within the small town of Eatonville! If you want to learn more about this incredible, historic town, then check it out here.

 

Space Coast

 

The Heroes Grill Titusville
The Heroes Grill serves as a tribute to local and also national military heroes! (Source: https://www.facebook.com/theheroesgrill/photos)

 

Are you also looking to make it a day trip? Then, check out: 12 Reasons to Launch Your Trip to Florida’s Space Coast!

 

Gainesville

 

Chef Empowerment's Underground Kitchen Gainesville
Chef Empowerment also serves up Southern African American Cuisine with a modern flare! (Source: https://www.facebook.com/Undergroundkitchen352/photos)

 

Are you also looking to make it a day trip? Then, check out: Ten Awesome Things to do in Gainesville!

 

Sarasota

 

G's Southern Kitchen Sarasota
If you’re looking for traditional Southern comfort food, look no further than G’s Southern Kitchen! (Source: https://www.facebook.com/SouthernKitchen941/photos)

 

Are you also looking to make it a day trip? Then, check out: Ten Awesome Things to do in Sarasota!

 

Miami

 

Jamrock Cuisine Miami
Then, switch it up with authentic Jamaican food from Jamrock Cuisine! (Source: https://www.facebook.com/JamrockCuisine/photos)

 

Are you also looking to make it a day trip? Then, check out: Adventures in Awesome, Authentic Miami!

 

Tampa

 

Ray's Vegan Soul Tampa
If you’re plant-based, Ray’s Vegan Soul also has great vegan options! (Source: https://www.facebook.com/Raysvegansoul/photos)

 

 

Did we miss one of your favorite black owned restaurants in Florida? By all means, let us know on any of our social media accounts using #AuthenticFlorida!

 

Many of these communities that have amazing black owned restaurants are also featured on the Florida Stories App, which gives you walking tours of Florida’s most fascinating communities. Audio narration with synchronized photos leads you step-by-step with a bundled package of history, new and old pictures, maps, key architectural landmarks, and also tales of historical characters who have contributed to the town’s heritage! If this intrigues you, then learn more about Florida Stories here!


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