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MD's Black-Owned Restaurants & Food Businesses

Updated: 5 days ago

Check back regularly for an updated list of Black-owned restaurants and food businesses open in MD! As this directory does not cover Baltimore, check out a Baltimore-specific list here. For a deeper look at why supporting Black-owned businesses is especially important during the COVID-19 crisis, click here. Don't see your favorite restaurant on the list? Submit a new restaurant to be added here.

Also, please note that this list was put together by myself and a few volunteers. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the included listings, there are sure to be some oversights given the nature and size of this project. Please let us know if a listing is incorrect as we work to make this as accurate and complete as possible.


The Krab Joint: The Krab Joint continues to offer great seafood in Hagerstown for takeout! Open Tuesday 2:00-7:00PM, Thursday 7:00PM-12:00AM, Friday 8:00PM-12:00AM, Saturday 5:00AM-12:00AM, and Sunday 1:00PM-7:00PM. Browse their menu here and call 301-991-4235 to order.


Shark Bar & Seafood House: This Waldorf seafood house remains open for carryout. Check out their menu here and call 240-412-0169 to order.

Patuxent Brewing Company: In 2019, Patuxent Brewing Co. became Charles County’s first brewery! Open Thursday-Friday 12:00-8:00PM, Saturday 11:00AM-8:00PM, and Sunday 12:00-7:00PM. To learn more about their brews visit their website here or call 240-702-2611 to place an order for pickup.

Lefty's Barbecue: This Black-owned bbq business in Waldorf offers curbside service (order here) and delivery via Doordash.

The Cut Bar & Restaurant: This Waldorf restaurant is ready for you to feast on one of their daily food specials. Order online or call to place your order at 301-645-1071.

Silver Spring Silver Spring Wings: This new wing spot in Silver Spring is open for carryout or delivery from 11am-8pm Thursday through Monday so you can get your fix. Call 202-876-8000 or order online.

Kefa Coffee: Until you can return for this community-oriented coffee shop in person, you can still pick up coffee, breakfast, and lunch Monday-Saturday from this beloved Silver Spring cafe. Order online here.

All Set: This Black-owned Silver Spring eatery has you covered with takeout and delivery available on Grubhub and Uber Eats. They're open Tuesday - Sunday 12 PM to 8 PM. I haven't eaten there myself but I've heard the brisket ragu is phenomenal!

Port-au-Prince Haitian Cuisine: This traditional Haitian spot is located in Downtown Silver Spring and remains open for pick up. Weekly menu here and email donbertoskitchen@gmail.com to order.

Roger Miller: This African restaurant in Silver Spring remains open for takeout or delivery. Call 301-562-7050 to order or find them on multiple delivery platforms.


Sugar Vault Desserts: This unique and decadent spot in Hyattsville Art District remains is open Friday and Saturday for pickup of advance orders. Pre-order here or call 703-333-2819.

Shagga: This Ethiopian restaurant in Hyattsville remains open for pickup or delivery every day from 11am-10pm. Try the veggie combo! Submit your orders through Doordash, Grubhub, or Postmates, or call 240-296-3030.

Trinity Grill & Bar: This Hyattsville grill has reopened for prepaid carryout orders and is also available on Grubhub and Uber Eats. Check out the menu and call 240-770-6611 to order.

A Place To Walk To: A Place To Walk To has reopened for carryout and delivery. Call 310-799-4129 to order or find them on Uber Eats.

Shortcake Bakery: This Hyattsville bakery remains open for pickup for those looking for a treat. All goods are made from scratch at this woman-owned small business. Check out the pre-order process here.


Hakuna Matata: This East African restaurant in Wheaton remains open for takeout on Friday and Saturdays from 11am - 7pm. Simply call (240) 669-6800 to place or order, or order delivery through Toast, DoorDash, or Grubhub.

Gisele's Creole Cuisine: This Haitian eatery in Wheaton remains open for your takeout pleasure. Check out the menu and call 301-933-1340 to order.


More Than Java Cafe: This cafe in Laurel serves more than just coffee, they also pride themselves on their food and treats. Call ahead to place your order at 301-490-3200.

The Little Chickadee: This quaint spot on Main St. in Laurel remains is open for pickup. Menu here or call 240-280-3848.

The Mad Cow Grill: This American restaurant with an international flair remains open for takeout in Laurel, MD. Call 301-725-7025 to order.

Monikay's Kitchen: This West African restaurant in Laurel remains open for carryout. Call 301-498-1040 to order or find them on Doordash.


Swahili Village: This Beltsville Kenyan restaurant remains open for takeout or delivery. Call 240-965–7651 to order or find them on various delivery apps.

Miya Lounge: This family-owned African restaurant in Beltsville remains open for takeout or delivery. Call 240-391-6593 to order or find them on Grubhub or Uber Eats.


Ruby's Southern Kitchen:  This charming Bowie spot provides comfort foods breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.  Currently open with limited hours (12-8pm everyday) to prepare for Phase 1 reopening soon.  Order online here, delivery via Doordash, or call 240-260-3989.

Hardy’s BBQ: This family run BBQ spot in Bowie remains open Thursday through Saturday from 3-7pm for pickup. Their truck is still out and about Tuesday through Saturday, location and times can be found here. Call 301-262-8405. They also have a location in Baltimore.


Crab Boss: This popular black-owned spot known for over the top seafood plates remains open for curbside pickup in Brandywine. Order online here.

De'Soul Cafe: This cafe in Brandywine is one of the region’s best soul food places. Call ahead to place your order 301-782-9752.


Island Pride Jamaican Restaurant: This Jamaican spot in Rockville is doing take-out, so you can taste their tasty jerk and curried dishes! Go by or call ahead to place your order at 301-315-2668.

Sheba Ethiopian: This Ethiopian spot in Rockville provides a rich menu that consists of popular Ethiopian dishes. Order online or call 301-881-8882.

Black Lion Coffee: This Rockville coffeeshop is still open and even running a 30% off special on coffee bags. Order online or by phone at 240-907-2994.

Owings Mill

Suya Spot: This restaurant in Owings Mills specializes in Nigerian street food and remains open for takeout. Call 410-413-1326.

Granny’s Restaurant: This Owings Mills restaurant is filled with all grandma’s southern recipes. Call ahead to place a carry out order 410-654-0101 or use UberEats.


J’s Soul Food Kitchen: This White Plains soul food restaurant is serving up their great comfort food! Stop by or call ahead to place your order 301-632-6100.

Georgia Peach: This black owned restaurant specializes in fine southern style cuisine and creates mouthwatering dishes with fresh ingredients. Order online to get carry out from one of their two locations.

The Knight Cakery: This Black woman-owned bakery offers cupcakes, cakes, and other sweet treats for delivery in MD. Check out their site for menu and contact information.

Sweet Treats DMV: This bakery does not have a storefront. However their custom cakes and treats are available for delivery within 25 miles of Suitland, MD. Order here or email: tawonda@sweettreatsdmv.com.

Cake Cake Bakery: This gluten free, nut free and soy and GMO free bakery's products, which are fresh baked and never frozen, are currently sold out of Root's Markets in Clarksville and Olney, MD and Dawson's Market in Rockville, MD.

Legacy Carryout: With Fort Washington and Waldorf locations, this carryout spot known for their crab fries has you covered for those social distancing cravings. Call ahead or walk in to order (phone numbers for each location is listed on their Instagram pages linked above). Note that Monday through Saturday both locations are closing earlier than usual, at 7pm. Sundays they remain open until 5pm.

Fireman's Cafe: is a seafood and soul food cafe in PG County owned by a veteran DC Firefighter. Call 301-877-3473 to order carryout or find them on DoorDash and Uber Eats.

Landon’s Ices & Creams: Proudly creating and selling homemade ice cream, smoothies and more in Southern Maryland. Currently open for takeout and delivery. You can order online here or call 301-304-3038.

Smoke N the City: This unique and decadent spot in Accokeek, MD remains open for curbside pickup. Order here or call 240-493-4355.

The Uncaged Chefs: Known for over the top brunch and soul food plates, The Uncaged Chefs Brentwood location is open and the District Heights location should reopen next week. Order for pickup here (online orders only).

Koite Grill: This Senegalese spot is located in College Park and remains open for pick up. Check their Instagram for hours or call 240-821-2245. The Koite boys also grill on Branch Avenue every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday across the street from the Temple Hills skating rink/in the parking lot of the old Mid-Atlantic Seafood Bar & Grill.

Blue Waters Caribbean & Seafood Grill: This Caribbean spot in Temple Hills remains open for takeout (call 301-449-1600) or delivery via Grubhub or Doordash.

NuVegan: This Black-owned fave is still turning out vegan comfort food for carryout from multiple locations. Order online at the DC or College Park outposts here.

Rahama African Restaurants: this family owned African restaurant provides authentic, upscale, and premium dishes at affordable prices at their Silver Spring, Alexandria, and Woodbridge locations. You can find them on Uber Eats and order over the phone based on location.

Tropicana Grill: This Nigerian and Jamaican fusion restaurant in Landover will fill the day with flavor. They are opened for pickup and delivery, so place your order by calling 240-770-7278.

The Carolina Kitchen: This Carolina-focused spot remains open for takeout (pick-up only) at all four locations.  In DC, call 202-733-1216.  In Maryland, you can choose from Hyattsville (301-927-2929), Brandywine (301-782-7040) or Largo (301-350-2929).

Henry's Soul Cafe: Their Oxon Hill location remains open! Check out the menu and pre-order for carryout online here or call 301-749-6856 to order.

The Shell Shack Seafood: Located inside of Savor, the Black woman owned food hall in Brentwood MD, this caribbean infused seafood bar remains open for takeout and delivery via Grubhub and Doordash.

Kitchen Cray Cafe: This Lanham, MD soul food spot has reopened for carryout Saturday through Thursday from 10am-2pm for online orders only. Order here.

Gangster Vegan: This family-owned vegan restaurant in Riverdale Park remains open for takeout or delivery Thursday through Sunday from 1-8pm. Call 410-617-8903 to order or find them Uber Eats or ChowNow.

Spizzy: Spizzy is a smoothie and tea spot in Camp Springs, MD offering vegetarian food options, nutritious smoothies, healthier eating and positive energy for your enjoyment. Order online or stop in.

Elife Restaurant: For 24 years Elife Restaurant has fused fuse ethnic soul food with a 100% vegan menu. Elife locations in Takoma Park and Capitol Heights remain open to serve you with delivery or takeout from noon to 7pm daily.

Mansa Kunda: Bringing West African food to Takoma Park, MD, with a large selection of vegetarian options. They are open for carry-out business. You can order by phone 301-589-8222 or via Uber Eats and Doordash.

Turning Natural: This woman-owned juice bar has multiple locations open throughout the DMV. Call or stop by to pick up something healthy!

Sidamo: This Ethiopian coffee shop with locations on H Street and in Maple Lawn remains open with excellent single source coffees and organic teas from 7am to 3pm.

Food For Life: This Suitland, MD restaurant serves up healthy, fresh food that reflects their values. Call 301-735-4007 to order or order online for pickup here.

Negril The Jamaican Eatery: This Jamaican fast casual spot has multiple locations throughout the DMV for your takeout pleasure. Call your closest branch to confirm hours.

Milk and Honey: While the Georgia Avenue location is closed, H Street's Milk and Honey outpost remains open as well as the MD location.

This is a personal blog. Any views expressed here do not represent those of people or organizations that the author may be professionally or personally associated with.