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In Cleveland, we’ve got world-class experiences without the world-class ego. And for that, you’re welcome.
World-class experiences without the world-class ego.
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Black-owned businesses are part of the backbone of Cleveland. From seafood boils to southern comfort, these excellent eateries are packing in flavor by the forkful – and that makes for some forkin’ good food. Check out a few of our favorite black-owned restaurants serving up everyday deliciousness in CLE.
Love seafood fresh and fast? This place has it in the bag! Kyler Smith’s rapidly growing concept keeps it Cleveland with a “Bunchi Dawg Pound” bag loaded with crab, shrimp, lobster tail and more.
Black American comfort food like chicken-and-waffles shares the menu with unique twists on the classics, such as artichoke dip with collard greens and the “Soul Roll” (stuffed egg rolls with spicy remoulade).
Many Clevelanders know Pooh Gutta as a rapper, but now he’s a multi-hyphenate serving up both beats and bites. A wide array of seafood plates, pastas and Po’Boy selections allow diners to take their pick of Gusto’s greatest hits.
Get your gourmet sandwich fix courtesy of chef Eric Rogers, who adds Creole and Cajun flair to favorites like cheesesteaks and Reubens. (And did we mention the giant portions?)
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When it comes to Cajun/Asian fusion, they’ve got it in the bag (literally). Mix and match boiled crab, shrimp, lobster and crawfish with corn, sausage and potatoes.
This three-time “Taste of Cleveland” winner is known for New Orleans-inspired dishes like chicken remoulade, jambalaya, gumbo and fried green tomatoes. Snag a sixer of mixed micro-brews to go or grab some pralines to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Angie Jeter brought down-home South Carolina cooking to Cleveland in 1986 with her own spin, and she’s been satisfying local soul food lovers ever since with staples such as Carolina-style catfish and collard greens.
Devotees of Irie Jamaican Kitchen swear by chef Omar McKay’s traditional and fusion Jamaican dishes, delivered in bowls and wraps. (Try the stew chicken for true “Jah-potle” goodness.) Bob Marley would approve!
Sweet dreamz are made of this! Yelpers say you can “taste the love” in these home-style classics, from loaded smashed potatoes to chicken-and-waffles to smoking ribs.
The “Got Ribs” tagline says it all at this BBQ hotspot. Top-secret family recipes have been passed down and perfected since the restaurant first opened in 1958—giving new meaning to “secret sauce.”
Trendy, industrial-chic restaurant serving Cajun seafood fare, plus chicken wings.
A unique eatery with passion inspired cuisine by celebrity & local Chef Eric Rogers and team.
Zanzibar is a casual, full-service restaurant that features the best in southern cuisine and other specialties such as walleye cakes, soul rolls, smothered steak, seafood, pasta dishes, macaroni &...
Angie's Soul Cafe offers some of the best soul food in the city. Their offerings range from smothered pork chops to collard greens to chicken and waffles.
Beloved BBQ spot specializing in home-style Southern classics.
Small, authentic restaurant on the east side of Cleveland serving Cajun and creole dishes, along with a full service bar.
Traditional Jamaican cuisine with a twist. Savory dishes with fresh ingredients transport you to island settings
Sauce brings a new take to the seafood boil experience by not only encouraging diners to build their own custom boil bag, including choice of seafood and sauce, but also to enjoy it in the comfort of...
Here at Gusto’s we take pride in our music culture and customer satisfaction. As consumer pleasure is our top priority; we assure that our astonishing seasonings, blends, and service assist in...
Home style cooking conveniently located in the beautiful Old Brooklyn neighborhood. Make your taste bud dreams come true with our delicious chicken & waffle combos, loaded smashed potatoes, signature...