Seattle is full of diverse culinary destinations, fusion food, and classic eats. From fancy dining spots to the tastiest grab-and-go options, we really have it all. Seattle’s Black community has long been a part of the culinary scene and it’s always a good time to stop by and support one of the community’s many amazing restaurants. Here are 10 Black-owned restaurants in Seattle that you can support year-round.

Plum Bistro

 

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If you enjoy plant-based food then chances are you know all about Plum Bistro. The restaurant has gotten both local and national coverage for the delicious plant-centric vegan dishes that they create. They have seasonal menus with items like the Plum Classic Reuben, Mac & Yease and so much more.

Where: 1429 12th Ave
Hours: Lunch & Dinner: 11 AM-8:30 PM Monday, 11 AM-9 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, 11 AM-9:30 PM Thursday, Friday
4 PM-9:30 PM Saturday, 4 PM-8:30 PM Sunday, Brunch: 9 AM-3 PM Saturday & Sunday

JuneBaby

 

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JuneBaby is all about “Food with Roots” focusing predominantly on Southern cuisine. You’ll find items like fried catfish, gumbo, mac & cheese, okra stew and so much more.

Where: 2122 NE 65th St
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 5 PM-9 PM

Catfish Corner

 

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Catfish Corner has been a part of Seattle’s culinary scene for over 30 years. The restaurant serves up a wide selection of catfish or red snapper, as well as sandwiches and side items.

Where: 11805 Renton Ave South
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 AM-7 PM, Friday 12 PM-8 PM, Saturday 12 PM-9 PM, Sunday 12 PM-6 PM

Fat’s Chicken & Waffles

 

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As the name suggests, Fat’s is all about chicken & waffles. The restaurant offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. You’ll also find biscuit sandwiches, mac & cheese, shrimp & grits, and many other menu items depending on the time of day you go.

Where: 2726 E Cherry St
Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11:30 AM-4 PM (Breakfast/Lunch), 4 PM-8 PM (Dinner), Saturday & Sunday 10 AM-3 PM (Brunch), 5 PM- 8 PM (Dinner)

Communion

 

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Communion is all about fostering community through the creation of fresh food and fine cooking. Some of the menu items include shrimp toast, deviled eggs, jambalaya, grilled pork chop, and much more. They also offer desserts like house-made bread pudding and Kryse ice cream.

Where: 2350 E Union St
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 4 PM-10 PM, Sunday 3 PM-8 PM

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Where Ya At Matt

 

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Where Ya At Matt isn’t a traditional restaurant in the sense that it’s actually a food truck! Chef Matthew Lewis focuses on quality with menu items created in-house. You’ll find Po’ Boys, gumbo, shrimp & grits, and more. Be sure to check the food truck’s Instagram for upcoming locations

Where: Varies, check Instagram
Hours: Varies

Lil Red Takeout and Catering

 

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Lil Red’s has barbeque chicken, jerk chicken, pork rib tips, beef brisket and so much more. Their wide menu is full of tasty goodness. As their business name suggests you can also have them cater your next event or party.

Where: 4225 Rainier Ave South
Hours: Thursday-Sunday11 AM-7 PM

Karachi Cowboys

 

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If you like fusion food, Karachi Cowboys should be on your list. The vision for the restaurant came from chef Nasir Zubair’s background. It “emerged through experimenting with applying Pakistani flavors, ingredients, and techniques to Texas BBQ and other cuisines.”

Where: 1517 12th Avenue #100
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5 PM-9 PM

Marjorie

 

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Marjorie uses the highest quality ingredients, supplied by local merchants and farmers whenever possible. Donna Moodie’s restaurant is all about bringing people together over delicious food in honor of her beloved mother.

Where: 1412 E Union St
Hours: Monday–Wednesday, Sunday 5 PM–9 PM, Thursday–Saturday 5 PM–10 PM

Umami Kushi

 

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Yet another amazing fusion spot is Umami Kushi. The restaurant focuses on okazu pans, small grab-and-go bread that consists of a savory filling. You’ll find traditional Japanese flavors like beef curry and fusion offerings like Caribbean jerk chicken and chicken adobo. Now here’s the deal, if you want to get your hands on them, due to popularity, you need to place an order ahead of time.

Where: 9099 Seward Park Ave unit 1 & 2

Enjoy!