Downtown & Overtown Black-Owned Restaurants

What do you want to eat? The question couples spend hours debating over and has generated thousands of internet memes.  If you’re in Miami’s urban core, the amazing variety can make choosing a place to eat that much more difficult.

We’re here to help with a round-up of some of downtown and Overtown’s top black-owned restaurants, so whether it’s comfort food for your soul or a sweet treat to beat your craving, this list has you covered:

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World Famous House of Mac

You won’t have to leave Miami to experience good comfort food with the World Famous House of Mac. Owned by Derrick Turton (AKA Chef Teach), World Famous House of Mac is known for twists on the traditional mac & cheese. From jerk salmon pasta to fried chicken & waffles, you’ll definitely want to try everything on the menu.

Balloo Restaurant 

Looking for something modern yet homecooked? Explore the multitude of flavors from the celebrated Chef Timon Balloo at his Balloo Restaurant here in downtown Miami! If you’re dining in, you can expect tropical vibes and great hospitality. Not in the mood to leave the house? No worries, you can also order delivery.

House of Wings 

Normally we’d say it’s better to be prepared, but this is definitely an occasion to wing it. Musaddiq Muhammad, known as the “King of Poultry,” founded House of Wings in 2003. Today, the restaurant offers 60 delectable flavors of chicken wings that can be paired with seasoned fries or savory yellow rice. Not ready to wing it? No problem, House of Wings also offer’s Bahamian styled seafoods.

The Copper Door B&B 

Based in the heart of Miami’s Historic Overtown, The Copper Door B&B offers an experience like no other. Whether you’re a breakfast person or not, you can always expect a chef-inspired meal to get your day going. At Copper Door B&B, the fun doesn’t stop at food; you can also stay the night to enjoy modern cozy accommodations and a range of unique amenities.

Liger’s Superior Cookies 

In the mood for a classic? Satisfy your sweet tooth with Liger’s Superior Cookies. Baked fresh every day, their cookies are known for being soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Currently, Liger’s is offering chocolate chip cookies by the dozen. You can order for pick up in downtown Miami or have them delivered to your door.

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