Black-Owned Restaurants in Maryland

Black-owned restaurants are an integral part of Maryland's economy. RAM acknowledges and advocates for support of these businesses. Across the state, there are hundreds of Black-owned restaurants; find and support some of them on the list below. If you know of or operate a Black-owned restaurant that you would like to feature, please contact us today. 


2 Soul Sisters – Lusby

AfroBeats Café - Temple Hills

Althea’s Almost Famous – Columbia

Anegada Delights - Columbia

Angie’s Seafood – Baltimore

Bar One - Baltimore

Bertha’s Soul Food Bar and Grill – Baltimore

Beteseb Restaurant – Silver Spring

Blue Waters Caribbean and Seafood Grill – Temple Hills

Breaking Bread – Baltimore

Cakes by Cynthia - Baltimore

Cane Collective - Baltimore

Cape Coast Cuisine – Beltsville

Capital Lounge - Baltimore

Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grill – Hyattsville

Caribbean Cove DC – College Park

CaribeExpress - Multiple Locations

Celestial Cafe - Baltimore

Cheezy Mike’s Food Emporium – Baltimore

Chick N' Friends - Columbia

Colin’s Seafood and Grill – Baltimore

Connie’s Chicken & Waffles – Baltimore

Cori’s Modern Kitchen + Bar – Camp Springs

Cozy Cafe, Bakery & Bistro - Ellicott City

Crab Boss – Brandywine

Crab City Seafood – Baltimore

CRAVE It On Main – Upper Marlboro

Crazy Puddings - Baltimore

Creole Soul Restaurant – Baltimore

Crust by Mack – Baltimore

Dakari Soul Food – Brooklyn

Dat Jerk - Multiple Locations

De BBQ 2Night – Lanham

De'Ranch Restaurant and Bar – Cheverly

Dimple’s Restaurant Bar & Lounge – Randallstown

Dovecote Café - Baltimore

Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant – Baltimore

Ekiben – Baltimore

Eliz Restaurant and Lounge – Hagerstown

England Eatery - Baltimore

Fishnet – Baltimore

Fiyah Island Grill – Baltimore

Freakin Sweet Jars - Baltimore

Gangster Vegan Organics – Baltimore

Georgia Peach – Owings Mills & Woodlawn

Get It Inn Island Cuisine - Baltimore

Granny’s Restaurant – Owings Mills

Green Chili’s - Bowie

Grind & Wine Café - Randallstown

Hakuna Matata Grill – Silver Spring

High Five - Laurel

Home Maid - Baltimore

Hot Pot Grill – Capitol Heights

Island Spice Grille & Lounge – Edgewood

Island Quizine – Multiple Locations

JB Atlantic Restaurant & Grill - Laurel

Jerk N Jive Caribbean Kitchen – Frederick

Jody’s Good Mood Café - Beltsville

Jordan’s Bistro – Temple Hills

Junction Jamaican – Hyattsville

K & T Island Taste – Owings Mills

Kitchen Cray - Multiple Locations

Kof Sports Café - Bowie

Koite Grill – College Park & Silver Spring

Kora Lee’s Café - Catonsville

Land of Kush – Baltimore

Ledo Pizza - Bowie - Vista Gardens

Ledo Pizza – Greenbelt

Ledo Pizza - Seabrook

Lefty’s Barbecue – Waldorf ​

Mad Cow Grill – Laurel & Brandywine

Magdalena – Baltimore

Matchbox – Multiple Locations

Mela T Cakery – Randallstown

Midnite Confections Cupcakery – Baltimore

Milk & Honey – Multiple Locations

Miya Lounge & Restaurant – Beltsville

Montego Bar & Grille – Baltimore

More Than Java Café - Laurel

My Mama’s Vegan – Baltimore

Nailah’s Kitchen – Baltimore

Next Phaze Café - Baltimore

Nipsey's ft Cheers @ 301 - Upper Marlboro

Noir Restaurant and Lounge – Baltimore

Oh, What a Cake! - Columbia

Old Major – Baltimore

Our Recipes Café - Arbutus

Papi Cuisine – Baltimore

Pennyroyal Station – Baltimore

Peppa Flame Restaurant & Lounge – Baltimore

R&L  Crab Co.- Multiple Locations

Salaam Eatery – Baltimore

Samosa Supreme – Bowie

Saviour African Food Restaurant and Catering


Serenity Wine Bar Cafe – Baltimore

Seven4Eight Restaurant and Lounge – Baltimore

Shareef’s House of Wraps – Baltimore

Shipyard Pub – Baltimore

​Simply Marie's - Baltimore

Sobeachy Haitian Cuisine - Baltimore​

Soul Kuisine Café - Baltimore

Southern Blues – Multiple Locations

Spizzy – Camp Springs

Sporty Dog – Baltimore

Sugar Vault Desserts & Bakery – Hyattsville

Sugarbee’s Café and Grill – Baltimore

Suya Spot – Owings Mills

Swahili Village Bar & Restaurant – Beltsville

Sweet Tooth Bakery – Capitol Heights

Sweet Peaz Southern Kitchen – Baltimore

Taste This – Baltimore

Teavolve Cafe - Baltimore

Terra Café - Baltimore

The CIVIL – Baltimore

The Cut Bar & Restaurant – Waldorf

The Dancing Potato – Baltimore (Lexington Market


The Green House Juice Café - Baltimore

The Jerk Pit – College Park

The Little Chickadee – Laurel

The Shell Shack – Brentwood

The Uncaged Chefs – Multiple Locations

The Urban Oyster – Baltimore

Tiffany’s Bakery – Clinton

Water for Chocolate – Baltimore


Diversity in the Restaurant Industry


  • The restaurant industry is home to a diverse workforce. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey, 47 percent of restaurant employees are minorities.
  • In the overall U.S. labor force, 36 percent of employees are minorities. 12 percent are Black or African-American.
  • Four in 10 restaurant managers and supervisors are minorities; nearly 6 in 10 chefs are minorities.
  • ​Between 2007 and 2012 (most recent data available), minority-owned restaurant businesses also rose sharply. The number of Black- or African-American-owned restaurants jumped 49 percent, above their corresponding growth rates in the overall economy.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey