The Haute Seeker

A Guide to Black-Owned Bars and Restaurants in Chicago

Dinner from Cleo's on Cottage in Chicago captured by The Haute Seeker

The Chicago food scene is an important narrative to the culture of the city. For Black-owned restaurants, their story and contribution to the city’s culture are significant. They are essential, and they matter.

Many of these restaurants and bars have incredible reputations. They have appeared in city-wide events such as Black Restaurant Week, showcased by influencers, and featured within black publications like Black Owned Chicago.

From family-owned establishments in the city to the best soul food spots in the suburbs, this is the ultimate list of Black-owned restaurants and bars in Chicago as curated by The Haute Seeker. 

This map of Black-owned restaurants and bars is subject to change. Be sure to contact the restaurant or bar before your visit for their operation hours and COVID-19 related health precautions.

Interactive Map of Black-owned Bars and Restaurants in Chicago

Is your favorite bar or restaurant missing from the map? Let us know your favorite Black-owned eatery by sending us an email.

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