Chicago is home to an exciting range of award-winning restaurants and eateries that make this city a recognized foodie capital. And while lots of food fans look forward to Chicago Restaurant Week, the city also hosts Chicago Black Restaurant Week from February 11-25, 2024.
Munch through a variety of Black-owned restaurants serving everything from Jamaican, Ethiopian, Southern, and Vegan dishes. The restaurants are located all over the city and offer deals and discounts through February 25, 2024. This year also features special themed days.
Here are a few of our favorites to try during the ninth annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week.
4801 N. Broadway St.
Enjoy the flavorful spices of signature dishes like misir wot ( red lentils in a berbere sauce) and the tangy flavor of injera bread at this landmark Ethiopian restaurant. Choose from individual platters of tasty offerings that will leave you stuffed and happy.
711 N. Howards St.
Sample traditional Jamaican meals like ackee and saltfish or brown-stew chicken at this chic spot. Seafood lovers should not miss the jerk shrimp or steamed red snapper.
4609 N. Lincoln Ave.
Taste the love in chef Darnell Reed’s great-grandmother’s recipes, like chicken gumbo, shrimp and grits, or salmon croquettes in this popular Southern food outpost.
4317 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Seafood delicacies like crab legs, lobster, and catfish are the highlights of this Southside chain restaurant. Shrimp po boys and fish tacos are also customer faves.