Finding the Best Spots for Solo Dining in Miami and Fort Lauderdale

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South Florida Black Owned Restaurants

"Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly."
― Langston Hughes 

The past two weeks have been difficult for our nation. While grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the tragic death of George Floyd sparked protests the likes of which we haven't seen in almost 30 years. As the mother of two young black women, this strikes very close to home. My heart swelled with pride, and my eyes filled with water as I watched them exercise their 1st Amendment right. On June 5th in Wynwood, Miami, a local news reporter spoke with both Paige and Kayla
As a former news reporter and anchor, I've covered dozens of protests, many of which have been violent (I can attest to the burn of teargas). I know all too well that after some time has passed, the placards are thrown away and the news cycle finds a new target. This does not seem likely in the aftermath of the unprecedented 2020 protests. Part of loving my girls is seeing and loving the color of their skin and accepting the reality that they will likely face some form of discrimination sometime in their life. With this in mind, I've endeavored to use my platform to help support black-owned restaurants.  
Miami-Dade County by Zac Fagenson for Bon Appétit:

NameFoodAddressTakeout?Delivery LinkWebsitePhone
800 Degrees Woodfired KitchenAmerican2956 NE 199th St, Aventura, FL 33180Yes 902-4363
Awash EthiopianEthiopian19934 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169 770-5100
B&M MarketTrinidadian219 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138Yesbmmarketmiami.com305) 757-2889
Bahamian PotBahamian6301 NW 6th Ave, Miami, FL 33142Yes(305) 759-3408
BallooCaribbean, Trinidadian, Indian-ish19 SE 2nd Ave Suite #4, Miami, FL 33131 534-2768
Bamboo ShackBahamian, Caribbean18450 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169Yes 440-7577
Bo Leg's BBQBarbecue250 NE 167th St, Miami, FL 33162Yes 303-2134
Bobby's MealsItal/Vegan Caribbean2109 Opa-Locka Blvd, Opa-Locka, FL 33054Yes(305) 685-8818
Bon Gout BBQHaitian barbecue99 NW 54th St, Miami, FL 381-5464
C Bon BakeryHaitian/bakery/sweets5740 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 321-4245
Caribbean DeliteTrinidadian9491 SW 160th St, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157Yes(305) 254-6606
Chef CreoleCaribbean200 NW 54th St, Miami, FL 33127 (multi locations) 754-2223
Chez Le BebeHaitian114 NE 54th St, Miami, FL 33137Yes(305) 751-7639
Clive's CafeJamaican5890 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 757-6512
Cote GourmetElevated French9999 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 335-3631
Crabman305Seafood/Soul food2006 Opa-Locka Blvd., Opa-Locka, FL 444-3157
Dukunoo Jamaican KitchenKitchen316 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127Yes 334-5162
Groovin' BeanCoffeeshop/cafe 801 NW 3rd Ave Suite #104, Miami, FL 353-2566
GrownHealth, fast service8211 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33143Yes 663-4769
Hammond’s BakeryJamaican patties17847 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056Yes(305) 624-9982
Honey UninhibitedAmerican, breakfast, lunch1777 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129Yes 391-1090
House of WingsWings1039 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136Yes 371-6556
Ice Cream HeavenIce cream sandwiches17560 NW 27th Ave #112, Miami Gardens, FL 33056 203-9876
iKraveSoul Food, Southern4799 NW 7th Ave suite a, Miami, FL 33127Yes 747-4161
J9 Smoothie Bar & GrillHealthy801 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136Yes(786) 899-0615
Jackson's Soul FoodHomestyle, soul food950 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136Yes(305) 374-7661
Jamaica House RestaurantJamaican19555 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33169Yes 651-0083
Jamrock Cuisine Chinese-Trinidadian12560 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33186Yes(305) 598-7625
KC Healthy CookingGlobal11900 Biscayne Blvd #103, North Miami, FL 33181Yes 502-4193
King JerkBarbecue/Jamaican13640 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33168Yes(305) 300-9682
LC Roti ShopTrinidadian19505 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33169Yes(305) 651-8924
Lil' Greenhouse GrillElevated soul food1300 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136 277-3582
Lorna’s Caribbean & American GrillCaribbean/soul food19752 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056Yes 623-9760
Lovely'sSeafood/soul food1806 NW 183rd St., Miami Gardens 33056Yes 621-7977
Mama Lucy's All-Pro RibsBarbecue2201 NW 119th St, Miami, FL 33167
Manjay RestaurantElevated Caribbean8300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 908-3849
Mazie's Soul Food TakeoutSoul food7525 Nw 22nd Ave, Miami, FL 33147Yes
Moji African RestaurantAfrican825-827 NW 119th St, North Miami, FL 515-8875
Morgan's 405American405 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127Yes 409-3688
Ortanique On The MileCaribbean278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 446-7710
Pack SupermarketHaitian fried chicken8235 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138Yes(305) 757-4777
Palatino Jamaican RestaurantJamaican3004 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127Yes 360-5200
Perry Wings PlusChicken wings10817 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167Yes 603-9841
Pineapple Express BarRoving conch salad in a pineapple2200 NW 95th St., Miami, FL 33147(305) 747-3234
Pretty Healthy CafeHealthy, sandwiches, salads17560 NW 27th Ave Suite 123, Miami Gardens, FL 33056Yes 290-5879
Red Rooster Overtown Soul food, Southern, Barbecue920 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136(305) 640-9880
Reggae BeetsCaribbean, food truckVarious locations - check 895-2360
Rosie's Pop UpElevated soul food439 NW 4th Avenue, Miami FLYes
Royal CastleBurgers2700 NW 79th St, Miami, FL 33147Yes 696-8241
Sango'sChinese-Jamaican9485 SW 160th St, Miami, FL 33157Yes(305) 252-0279
Shuckin' & Jivin'Cajun/New Orleans4759 NW 167th St, Carol City, FL 974-4751
SUKI's Seafood & GrillCaribbean seafood4850 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 409-5964
Sunday's EaterySoul food2675 NW 207th St., Miami Gardens, FL 621-9600
SwanModern European90 NE 39th St, Miami, FL 704-0994
Taste Rite BakeryJamaican patties18400 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33169Yes(305) 249-7483
The LickingSoul food12490 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33168Yes 703-3087
The Rumcake FactoryDesserts - sold in Whole Foods
The Squeeze Juice BarAmerican, sandwiches, salads16171 Biscayne Blvd North Miami Beach Fl 33160Yes 627-3433
TomorrowlandAmerican1368 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136Yes 542-9994
TreelionVegan18400 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169Yes(305) 690-7777
Two Guys RestaurantHomestyle, soul food1490 NW 3rd Ave #108, Miami, FL 33136Yes(305) 374-1141
Vegan And JuiceVegetarian/vegan10887 NW 17th St., Miami, FL 220-3430
Vegetarian Restaurant By HakinVegan Caribbean73 NE 167th St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162Yes(305) 405-6346
Victory Restaurant & LoungeGlobal, southern3252 NE 1st Ave Unit 107, Miami, FL 33137Yes
World Famous House of MacMac and cheese2055 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 (mult locations)Yes 636-6967
Yardie SpiceCaribbean/vegan225 S Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030Yes(786) 349-5138

Broward County
Jerk MachineCaribbean317 Southwest 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tom Jenkins BBQBBQ1236 S Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33316
Fat Boyz BBQBBQ1025 N. Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33304
Betty's Soulfood RestaurantSoul Food601 NW 22nd Rd., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33311
Sister Sara Crab HouseSeafood665 SW 27th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33312
Silverspoon TakeoutSoul Food81 SW 31st Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33312
R & R World Famous BBQBBQ3135 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33312
Negril WayCaribbean377 Florida 7, Plantation, Fl 33317
Wimbo's Grill & Crazy PotatoesAmerican1166 N SR 7, Lauderhill, Fl 33313
Lettuce Toast ItSmoothies, Salads, Sandwiches2518 N SR 7, Lauderdale Lakes, Fl 33313
The Souse HouseAmerican3610 NW 41st St., Lauderdale Lakes, Fl 33309
Montego Bay Grille & CafeCaribbean4394 Florida 7, Lauderdale Lakes, Fl 33309
BHW Chicken & Seafood LLCAmerican1612 S. Cypress Rd., Pompano Beach, Fl 33060
Hope's RestaurantAmerican & Caribbean2806 N 22nd Ave., Hollywood, Fl 33020
Sweeteheartz Soulfood & BBQ CafeSoul Food & BBQ2602 N 22nd Ave., Hollywood, Fl 33020
Snapper Caribbean CuisineCaribbean4243 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, Fl 33319
Just Spoons CafeComfort Food455 SW 78th Ave., Plantation, Fl 33324
Malvo's Chill SpotCaribbean920 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, Fl 33060
Chicken Box and MoreBreakfast204 N. Flagler Ave., Pompano Beach, Fl 33060
JM's TakeoutCaribbean103 NE 3rd St., Pompano Beach, Fl 33060
Fresh Catch Fish & ChickenSeafood324 NW 6th St., Pompano Beach, Fl 33060
Venice Caribbean CuisineCaribbean6120 SW 7th St., Margate, Fl 33068
Reggae Pon The GrillCaribbean8032 W. McNab Rd., N.Lauderdale, Fl 33068
Silverspoon TakeoutBreakfast110 NW 15 St., Pompano Beach, Fl 33069
R & K Country Soul FoodSoul Food2600 Hammondville Rd., Pompano Beach, Fl 33069
Sonny's RestaurantBreakfast888 Foster Rd., Hallandale Beach, Fl 33009
Gigi's Music CafeComfort Food4385 NW 88th Ave., Sunrise, Fl 33351
The Sweet Spot DessertsDessert1021 Florida 7, Margate, Fl 33063
Swirl Wine & BistroSeafood1435 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek, Fl 33063
Rootz Bar n CafeCaribbean7168 N. University Dr., Tamarac, Fl 33321
Pearl of the Island Caribbean CuisineCaribbean1430 Florida 7, Margate, Fl 33063
End Zone Restaurant & GrillCaribbean/Comfort/Seafood5601 Pembroke rd., Hollywood, Fl 33023
Chelly's Jamaican RestaurantCaribbean9160 W. Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33351
Derry's Family RestaurantAmerican6569 Pembroke Rd., Hollywood, Fl 33023
Lickie Stickie BBQBBQ8011 Southgate Blvd., Pompano Beach, Fl 33068
Donna's Caribbean RestaurantCaribbean3213 Florida 7, Margate, Fl 33063
Artibonite Caribbean RestaurantCaribbean7824 W. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach, Fl 33065
Aunt I's Jamaican RestaurantCaribbean1011 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Fl 33026
Barbican SquareCaribbean11030 Pembroke Rd., Miramar, Fl 33025
Smoothie ExpressAmerican11020 Pembroke Rd., Miramar, Fl 33025

Looking for other ways to assist? There are numerous black-owned business directory apps and new ways to support small black-owned businesses during this time, and going forward. Please also think about donating to organizations which fight for social justice such as the NAACP, Black Lives Matter Global Network, Black Visions Collective, Know Your Rights Camp, ACLU, and Black and Brown Founders


  1. Can’t wait to try one of the restaurants!



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