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Unleash Your Taste Buds with These Must-Try Black-Owned Restaurants in Miami!

by Roslie L.
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Corn bread on black plate with a honey cocktail

From comfort food to Caribbean cuisine and beyond, these incredible black-owned restaurants in Miami are a must-try. Let’s support the local businesses serving fantastic food rather than hitting up the same old chain restaurants. Whether you want to sip cocktails in a swanky spot or grab a quick and healthy meal on the go, these are the must-visit spots you shouldn’t miss out on.

Ready to try some of the best food in Miami? Here are the best Black-owned restaurants in Miami for every craving and day of the week.

Explore the Best Black-Owned Restaurants in Miami

Best Brunch in Miami: Rosie’s

162 NW 73rd St., Miami, FL 33150

wild mushroom polenta dish

This Michelin-rated restaurant is amongst the best Southern food restaurants in town. Serving up your traditional favorites with a distinctly modern twist, Rosie’s is not only one of the best Black-owned restaurants in Miami, but it’s also one of the hottest brunch spots in Miami.

Rosie’s serves comfort foods like chicken and waffles, freshly baked biscuits, and homemade grits that will make you feel like you’re back at your grandma’s kitchen table.

Our top pick: The wild mushroom polenta bowl is always a great idea.

This Little River restaurant is a local favorite, so make brunch reservations in advance.

Best Healthy Fast Food in Miami: Grown

8211 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33143

If you’re looking for healthy fast food in Miami, Grown should be on your list. They offer a varied menu, including grilled salmon and organic chicken, perfect nutritious meals for people always on the go.

You can order your food in advance for pickup or have it delivered to your doorstep if you’re in Miami. Grown is also an excellent spot for a healthy brunch with gluten-free pancakes and acai bowls.

Best Southern Comfort Food: Red Rooster Overtown

 920 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33136

Red Rooster restaurant, Overtown Miami, Florida fried chicken and waffles with pickles on white plate

For a fresh take on your Southern comfort food favorites, look no further. This Black-owned restaurant (owned by none other than celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson) serves a creative and innovative mix of fusion cuisine featuring soul food classics merged with Caribbean flavors and techniques.

Red Rooster Overtown is one of Overtown’s best restaurants and boasts an impressive selection of craft cocktails. This place is always buzzing with energy and always has something going on.

Whether it’s brunch or happy hour, this is the place to be. Be sure to stop by Friday night for hip hop and groves, Saturday night for electric soul music, or Sunday for their gospel brunch.

Our top picks: The cornbread is the stuff dreams are made of, while the Guyanese oxtails and chicken and waffles flaunt the chefs’ ability to take classics to a new level.

Planning Tip: For the best dessert in Miami, check out The Creamery at Red Rooster. You’ll find unique, can’t-miss ice cream flavors like Marcus’ Cornbread which is made with sweet corn ice cream, cornbread, and brown butter crumble. The Creamery is only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Best Caribbean Food in Homestead: Yardie Spice

225 S Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

This Caribbean eatery in Homestead is a must-visit. Yardie Spice offers a fresh and unique twist on traditional Caribbean dishes, from curry goat to deep-fried Haitian griot, alongside Jamaican festival.

They’ve also got an impressive selection of vegetarian and vegan Caribbean dishes. If you’re craving those rich Jamaican and Haitian flavors but also want some healthy picks, head to Yardie Spice.

Our top picks: The jerked lamb shank is incredible, and you’ll want to try the veggie empanadas. And save room for that coconut rum cake!

Best Soul Food Restaurant in Miami: Lil Greenhouse Grill

1300 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136

The food at Lil Greenhouse Grill is a culinary delight in Miami’s Historic Overtown, serving up an elevated take on all your old comfort food faves. You can indulge in all your old favorites, from collard greens to shrimp and grits and smoked BBQ ribs.

They have fabulous cocktails, great ambiance, with regular lineup of live music entertainment on Friday nights. It’s one of our go-to’s for happy hour from Monday to Friday, from 4 pm to 6 pm, with appetizers and drink deals available for only $5 each.

Our top picks: The shrimp and grits are a must-try, while the chicken and waffles are some of the best in the city.

Best Caribbean Chain Restaurant: Chef Creole Seasoned Kitchen

200 NW 54th St., Miami, FL 33127

Caribbean food in black styrofoam

With multiple locations across Miami, this Caribbean restaurant chain is a must-try. Their unique twist on traditional Bahamian and Haitian food will transport you to the islands. And, while we love the island vibes on their patio, the drive-thru makes it one of the best places for takeout food in Little Haiti.

Our top picks: If you’ve never had griot, a traditional citrus-flavored pork dish served alongside diri kole ak pwa (beans and rice), aka Haiti’s national dish. It is a must-try! For seafood lovers, the conch is incredible, while the fried plantains are always a crowd-pleaser.

Planning Tip: Chef Creole is a casual spot where you don’t need to reserve a table, and you can also order online for Caribbean food delivery or quick pickup.

Best Jamaican Food in Wynwood: Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen

316 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

For a lively atmosphere and delicious Jamaican cuisine, head to Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen, where a DJ sets the mood with Caribbean music and Afrobeats, while visitors enjoy a variety of hookah flavors.

Our top picks: The oxtail is a must-try and the rice, and peas plate is always a good addition.

Planning Tip: Love trying new food? You’ve got to check out the Wynwood Food & Art Tour by Miami Culinary Tours for some of the best hidden culinary delights of the city.

Best Fried Chicken in Little Haiti: Pack Supermarket & Cafeteria

8235 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

Pack Supermarket and Cafeteria exterior peach color building

This unassuming cafeteria in Little Haiti is home to what might be the best fried chicken in South Florida. What used to be a well-kept secret among Miami locals has now rightfully claimed a spot as one of Little Haiti’s best restaurants after being here for decades.

But what’s special about Pack Supermarket is how it’s become a beloved community hangout for locals. You come for the affordable Haitian fried chicken and all the must-try side dishes and then stay for the friends you make in line.

Best Out Outdoor Brunch: Blvd Bae’s Restaurant

Address‎: 7244 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL

With one of the best brunches in Miami, Blvd Bae’s Restaurant is the place to be for all of your weekend favorites like French toast, pancakes, and chicken and waffles. They’ve got a lovely outdoor eating area that is perfect for long lunches on a sunny afternoon.

Planning Tip: Just beyond the French gate, there is a lush garden nursery with plants for sale so plan extra time to browse!

Best Jamaican Food in Little Haiti: Clive’s Café Blvd Bae’s Restaurant

 5890 NW 2nd Ave Suite A, Miami, FL

Caribbean food on Styrofoam plates

For one of the best Jamaican restaurants in Little Haiti, then you should check out Clive’s Café. They serve classic Caribbean dishes like jerk chicken and curry goat, and also host regular events like live music and poetry.

Our top picks: The fried conch is a must-try, while their classics like potato salad and mac and cheese never disappoint.

Order online, or check their wait times before you stop by.

Best Nigerian Food in Miami: Sheri African Restaurant

16595 NW 27th Ave, Opa-Locka, FL 33054

For authentic African food, look no further. While it’s a bit north of the city in Miami Gardens, it’s well worth the trip, especially if you’ve never tried Southern Nigerian food. This unique regional cuisine brings together traditional foods (that happen to be gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegetarian-friendly) along with an array of sweet and savory influences.

Our top picks: The jollof rice and fufu are perfect with any dish, while the egusi (made from ground seeds) is a must.

Best Caribbean Food in Miami Gardens: Lorna’s Caribbean & American Grill

19752 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

white styrofoam plate wit oxtail, macaroni, rice and beans

With live entertainment and first-class bartenders, Lorna’s Caribbean & American Grill is the perfect spot for dinner and drinks. Whether you’re in the mood for a fun night out or a weekend brunch, this is a fun choice.

Our top picks: The salmon is delicious, the oxtail is a must, and whatever you order, get it with a side of collard greens.

Best Soul Food Breakfast in Miami: Jackson Soul Food

950 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136

With three locations across Miami, including one at Miami International Airport, Jackson Soul Food is one of our favorite places for soul food in Miami and a top pick for breakfast and brunch. They have all the classic breakfast and brunch picks, along with seafood delights.

Our top picks: This place is unbeatable for all your fave comfort foods like grits, biscuits, and eggs, and the salmon croquettes are particularly special.

Planning Tip: Love soul food? Be sure to grab our guide to the Top 10 Miami Soul Food Restaurants Serving an Authentic Taste of the South.

Best Ethiopian Restaurant in Miami: Awash Ethiopian Restaurant

19934 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169

Our top picks: The meat and veg sambusas are both amazing, while the Ethiopian honey wine pairs perfectly with everything. For the complete experience, opt for the sampler meal and finish with the coffee ceremony.

Order online, or stop by (no reservations needed).

Best Haitian Food in North Miami: St. Hilaire Family Restaurant

13383 Memorial Hwy, Miami, FL 33161

If you’re in the mood for a classic Caribbean breakfast such as morue (saltfish), or for lunch and dinner options like Haitian tasso, then be sure to check out St. Hilaire Family Restaurant. It’s also one of our top picks for catered Caribbean food, and a great option if you are planning an event with family-style dishes.

Our top picks: Be sure to try the legume for a hearty, flavorful plate.

Order online for Haitian food delivery or pickup.

Best Trinidadian Food in Miami: Caribbean Delite

 9491 SW 160th St, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Trinidadian Roti in white parchment paper

If you still need to try Trinidadian cuisine, we highly recommend paying a visit to Caribbean Delite. Their West Indian dishes are exceptional and stand out among Miami’s diverse culinary offerings. Don’t miss out on their specialty roti and imported drinks!

Our top picks: Doubles are a classic Trinidad and Tobago food inspired by the taste of India. They’re made with barra (fried flatbread) and channa (chickpea curry). While they’re a traditional breakfast, they are perfect for any time you’re craving something hearty with a kick of spice.

Planning Tip: Note this place only accepts cash.

Best Fast Food in Miami: Ronnie’s Fat Burger

1233 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

hamburger and cheese on plate

For some of the best burgers in Miami, look to Fat Ronnie’s Burger Bar. Located on Lincoln Road, this restaurant is one of our favorite places for fast food in Miami Beach. Fat Ronnie’s serves up a variety of delicious options, including seafood, chicken burgers, hamburgers, and vegetarian options.

Our top picks: The lobster roll is incredible and it’s impossible to choose between the tasty sides like onion rings, sweet potato fries, and mac and cheese.

Black-Owned Restaurants in Miami: Final Thoughts

The outstanding Black-owned restaurants in Miami add so much to the vibrant culinary scene of this incredible city. Each eatery brings a unique and irresistible flavor, from soulful Southern comfort food to flavorful Caribbean delights and authentic African cuisine. By indulging at these foodie hotspots, you’re supporting the locally-owned businesses that make Miami a foodie wonderland.

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