Cincinnati has a lot of black-owned restaurants. Here are 25 that you should try
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It's always a good time to support black-owned businesses, and in Cincinnati, it's something easy to do.
There's no shortage of black-owned restaurants here. You can try desserts, soul food, health-conscious sandwiches and African Halal.
This year's Black History Month is themed "African Americans and the Vote" to celebrate the 15th Amendment, which gave African American men the right to vote.
Here's a chance to vote with your dollars and support some local businesses and celebrate black history in the city of Cincinnati.
Agape Cafe – 4301 Whetsel Ave., Madisonville. Open Tuesday-Saturday
Alabama Que – 2733 Short Vine St., Corryville. Open Monday-Saturday
Aunt Flora's – 7207 Montgomery Road, Silverton.
Black Coffee – 824 Elm St., Downtown. Open Monday-Saturday
Black Coffee, pictured, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, on Elm Street in Cincinnati.
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Cakes by Sugar – 6 W. 14th St., Over-the-Rhine. Open Friday-Saturday
Conscious Kitchen – 2912 Short Vine St., Corryville. Open Monday-Saturday
COPA –1133 Sycamore St., Suite B, Over-the-Rhine.
Crown's Kitchen – 412 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot. Open Monday-Saturday
Darou Salam Restaurant – 4163 Hamilton Ave., Northside. Open Monday-Sunday
Gee's Caribbean Style – 9163 Pippin Road, Groesbeck. Open Monday-Sunday
Express Wings –7617 Reading Road, Roselawn. Open Monday-Saturday
Goodies – 7440 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy. Open Monday-Saturday
|Island Frydays in Corryville was visited by Guy Fieri on July 11, 2014.|
Island Frydays – 2826 Short Vine St., Corryville. Open Monday-Saturday
Jazzy Sweets Bakery – 1006 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. Open Wednesday-Saturday
Jewell's Soul Food – 2728 Beekman St., English Woods. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Just Q'in– 975 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. Open Monday-Saturday
Just Q'In owner Matt Cuff cuts up some brisket for for their booth at Taste of Cincinnati.
K&J Seafood – 2516 Clifton Ave., Clifton Heights. Open Tuesday-Saturday
Mango's Tropical Oasis –7121 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. Open Monday-Sunday
Millie's Place – 5923 Madison Road, Madisonville. Open Sunday-Friday
Ollie's Trolley – 1607 Central Ave., West End. Open Monday-Saturday
Marvin (Ollie) Smith stands in front of Ollie's Trolley on Liberty holding some BBQ chicken and black beans and rice on October 26, 2002.
The Enquirer/Ernest Coleman
Rasheedah's Cafe – 5922 Hamilton Ave., College Hill. Open Wednesday-Sunday
Sweet Petit Desserts – 1426 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Open Wednesday-Saturday
Sweets and Meats BBQ – 2249 Beechmont Ave., Suite B, Mount Washington. Open Wednesday-Sunday
Talis Southern Bar and Grill – 5579 Ohio 741 (Kings Mills Road), Mason. Open Monday-Sunday
Teranga Restaurant – 8438 Vine St., Hartwell. Open Monday-Sunday