Seafood, burgers, barbecue, soul food, hot chicken, and so much more: the Black-owned eateries of the Lone Star State are as diverse as they are tasty.
Now, in celebration of Black History Month, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is making it easy to support some of these amazing Black-owned restaurants with the release of their mouthwatering list of standout Black-owned eateries across Texas.
And every region is represented — so it’s time for you to pull on those comfy pants and explore.
In Houston, stops are encouraged at Gatlin’s BBQ, owned by Greg Gatlin, who was seen most recently in the acclaimed Netflix series High on the Hog: How African-American Cuisine Transformed America. In Austin, Emmer & Rye is an inspired farm-to-table operation that is also pioneering green practices as a carbon neutral restaurant. Nestled in Duncanville and owned by Louis Rainey, The Pelican House interprets Cajun and Creole traditions through a deliciously Texan lens. Down the road in San Antonio, Tony G’s Soul Food has hooked a new generation on sublime Southern comfort food.
“Black History Month invites important conversations and intention on the topics of diversity and inclusion, but these restaurants are gems that should be on every food lover’s radar all year long––not just during February,” says Dr. Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D., President and CEO of the TRA. “And of course this list isn’t exhaustive. We hope these highlights encourage folks to try a new restaurant and to return to an old favorite.” The TRA will add to the list below throughout the month of February, creating a comprehensive list of Black-owned restaurants from across the state at https://txrestaurant.org/TXBlackOwnedRestaurants.
TRA BLACK HISTORY MONTH MUST-TASTE LIST
5101 Almeda Road, Houston, TX 77004
3 Houston-area locations: Northshore, Aldine, and Midtown
3711 Travis at Alabama, Houston, TX 77002. (713) 528-8561
3510 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77018. (713) 869-4227
3755 N. MacGregor Way, Houston, Texas 77004. (346) 571-8401
612 Archer St., Houston, Texas 77009. (713) 790-0441
1603 North Durham Drive, Houston, TX 77008. (713) 434-6133
Precious Soul Food & BBQ
903 N Robb St, Trinity, TX 75862. (936) 594-0332
3929 Old Spanish Trail #100, Houston, TX 77021. (713) 747-WING (9464)
3902 N Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77449
15630 Vision Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660. (512) 435-1029
SkyHouse, 51 Rainey St UNIT 110, Austin, TX 78701. (512) 366-5530
5811 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78723. (512) 300-0226
2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722. (512) 479-5006
1700 Ranch Rd 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654. (830) 693-5432
2000 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Round Rock, TX 78681. (512) 243-8014
110 Jim Wright Fwy Ste. C, White Settlement, TX 76108. (817) 386-0714
3926 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219
Located in Grow DeSoto Market Place
324 E. Belt Line RD Ste 204, DeSoto, TX 75115-5706. (214) 334-6100
1734 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215. (214) 565-9551
107 S Cedar Ridge Dr, Duncanville, TX 75116. (972) 296-0403
215 W. Camp Wisdom Rd Suite 3, Duncanville, TX 75116
1201 Oakland St Denton TX 76201
5 locations in Frisco, Allen, Forney, Carrollton & Lewisville
Visit their website for addresses, phone numbers, and more.
San Antonio Region
8340 Seguin Rd Suite 4 Converse, Texas 78109
1816 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78208. (210) 226-2200
700 E Sonterra Blvd #1117, San Antonio, TX 78258. (210) 402-3337
915 S Hackberry, San Antonio, TX 78210. (210) 451-1234
Two locations in San Antonio. Visit their website for addresses, phone numbers, and more.
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Cover photo courtesy Alfreda’s Soul Food, Houston