By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Aug 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

As civil unrest washes over our nation, local residents are choosing to stand against injustice by attending local protests, signing online petitions, donating to nonprofit groups, and voicing concerns to elected officials.

But there are many ways to combat systemic racial inequality. One effective way is to simply put your money where your mouth is and make a commitment to support Black-owned businesses.  In fact, there are numerous reasons to consider bolstering your support of Black-owned businesses.

Milwaukee is home to many amazing Black-owned restaurants and food-based businesses that offer a wide range of delicious options from barbeque and Southern comfort food to vegetarian, vegan, African and Caribbean fare. 

So go out and take advantage of curbside pick-up. Support a new restaurant you may have never tried before and show up for our city and the entrepreneurs who contribute their talents to our beloved community.

Note: We are working tirelessly to keep the information in this guide up to date. That said, please consult restaurant websites and social media for current operational hours, which remain in flux.

Regardless of your feelings about the dangers presented by COVID-19, please respect the rules individual restaurants have put in place for the safety of both consumers and their staff. If you have questions about safety procedures enacted at a restaurant, please call to inquire directly. As always, be kind and tip well.

Alem Ethiopian Village
307 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 224-5324
alem-ethiopianvillage.com
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Arlanderz Soul Food
W186 N9539 Bancroft Dr., Menomonee Falls, (262) 415-7129
arlanderz.com
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Ashley's Que
1501 W. Center St., (414) 372-7666
facebook.com/AshleysBBQ
Carry-out: Yes, delivery is also available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Belli's Bistro
3001 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414)
 210-3665

bellismke.com
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Big Daddy's BBQ and Soul Food
2005 N. 32nd St., (414) 758-8602
Biggyds.com
News: Big Daddy's is opening a restaurant in Riverwest soon! [Read more]
Carry-out: Yes, watch the Big Daddy's Facebook page for hours and pick-up locations
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Blue Star Cafe
1619 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 273-9744
restaurantji.com/wi/milwaukee/blue-star-cafe-

Carry-out: Yes 
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Bougie Berries (desserts)
7157 W. Burleigh St., (414) 585-0234

facebook.com/BougieBerries
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available as well as delivery
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Brownstone Social Lounge
524 N. Water St., (414) 210-4824

facebook.com/brownstonesociallounge
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: Yes
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Catfish Lounge
3646 N. Teutonia Ave., (414) 445-3505
facebook.com/Catfish-Lounge
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: Yes
Patio/outdoor seating: No

City Net Jazz Cafe
306 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 336-1723
facebook.com/citynetjazzcafe
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Coaches
1125 N. 9th St., (414) 708-5541
facebook.com/coaches1125
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Coffee Makes You Black
2803 W. Teutonia Ave., (414) 562-5225
facebook.com/CoffeeMakesYouBlack
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Daddy's Soul Food & Grille
724 N. 27th St., (414) 448-6165
Daddysoulfoodgrille.com
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Dee's Elegance Bar & Grill
7420 W. Villard Ave., (414) 861-8565
facebook.com/dees.elegance
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Deli 1614 / Deli Milwaukee
1614 W. Walnut St., (414) 933-2303
facebook.com/deli.milwaukee
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Ethiopian Cottage
1824 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 224-5226
ethiopiancottagerest.com
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

The 4th Quarter Sports Bar and Grill
2722 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., (414) 236-1138
facebook.com/The-4th-Quarter-Sports-Bar-And-Grill
Carry-out: No
Dine in: Yes,  limited hours
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Garden House Subs & Sandwiches
6602 W. Lisbon Ave., (414) 509-7006
gardenhousesubs.com

Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Garfield's 502
502 W. Garfield Ave., (414) 374-4502
Garfields502.com
Statement on re-opening and safety protocols
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: Yes
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Goody Gourmets
4425 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, (414) 906-1042
GoodyGourmets.com
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Greens and Things
8614 N. 107th St., (414) 716-5295
facebook.com/greensandthings52

Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Heaven's Table BBQ
2228 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 732-7109
heavenstablebbq.com
Statement on re-opening and safety protocols
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: Yes
Patio/outdoor seating: Yes

The Hideaway Pub & Grill
9000 W. Kaul Ave., (414) 353-8960
facebook.com/Hideaway
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: Yes
Patio/outdoor seating: No

In the Nick of Time
9002 W. Silver Spring Dr., (414) 544-5367
facebook.com/Inthenickoftime414
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Irie Palace
8762 N. Granville Rd., (414) 797-2848
facebook.com/pages/category/Jamaican-Restaurant/Irie-Palace
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: Yes
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Island Jam
2703 S Chicago Ave., South Milwaukee, (414) 301-4699
facebook.com/Island-Jam
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Jamerican Jerk Center
6015 N. Teutonia Ave., 
(414) 462-7000

facebook.com/Jamerican-Jerk-Center
Carry-out: Yes, delivery also available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Jewels Caribbean
2230 N. Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr., (414) 585-0678
jewelscaribbean.com
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: Yes
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Jizzles Sandwich Shop
2611 W. State St., (414) 447-9780
facebook.com/Jizzles-Sandwich-Shop
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Junior's Cocktail Lounge
3300 W. Lincoln Ave., (414) 306-5285
facebook.com/Juniorzzzzzzzzz
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: Yes
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Manhattan Mocha
7600 W. Capitol Dr., (414) 455-8090

facebook.com/ManhattanMochallc
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: Yes
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Mi Casa Su Cafe
1835 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 488-9916
facebook.com/Micasasucafe
Carry-out: Yes, Order online
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: Yes

Mr. Dye's Pies
8103 W. Tower Ave., (414) 759-4992
facebook.com/dyespies
Call to place your order for pick-up.

Mr. Perkins' Family Restaurant
2001 W. Atkinson Ave., (414) 447-6660
facebook.com/Mr-Perkins-Family-Restaurant
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: Yes
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Nino’s Southern Sides
4475 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, (414) 964-3663
ninos-southernsides.com
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: Yes

On the Bayou
2053 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 539-5432
Onthebayoumlk.com
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: Yes, reservations highly recommended
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Paparazzi Ice Cream Shop
Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th St., Greendale
6235B N. Teutonia Ave., Milwaukee
facebook.com/paparazzirolledcecreamshop

Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Pass da Peas
7870 W. Appleton Ave., (414) 393-0992
facebook.com/passdapeasmke
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Pat's Ribs
151 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha (262) 544-4099
Patsribplace.net
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Pepperpot
4120 W. Capitol Dr., (414) 628-7032

pepperpot-catering.square.site
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Perkins Boyz On Tha Grill
6818 W. Brown Deer Rd., (414) 446-8666
facebook.com/perkinsonthagrill
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Pluto Nile
6542 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., (414) 810-3038

facebook.com/plutonilemke
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Redd’s Snapper Sea Food II
6016 W. Lisbon Ave., (414) 442-4774
redsnapperfishco.com
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available upon request
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Rise & Grind
2737 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 249-3846
Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond Du Lac Ave.
Eatrisengrind.com
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Sandwich God
807 W. Atkinson Ave., (414) 982-9681

facebook.com/TheRealSandwichGod
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Shani's Exquisite Catering
306 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 499-3367
facebook.com/Shanis-Exquisite-Catering
Call for current menu offerings and to place order. 

Sherman Phoenix
3536 W Fond Du Lac Ave. 
shermanphoenix.com
Carry-out: Yes, carry-out and curbside pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Tenants offering food:

Buffalo Boss
(414) 935-2588
buffaloboss.com

Confectionately Yours
(414) 617-7575
confectionatelyyoursggg.com

Funky Fresh Spring Rolls
(414) 732-1531
funky-fresh-spring-rolls.square.site

Lush Popcorn 
(414) 215-0052
lushpopcorn.com

Rise & Grind Cafe
eatrisengrind.com

Sauce & Spice
(414) 210-4478
facebook.com/sauceandspicemke

Skybox
2213 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 810-0763
facebook.com/OurSportsBar
Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: Yes
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Speed Queen BBQ
1130 W. Walnut Ave., (414) 265-2900
facebook.com/speedqueenisbestinthemidwestNote: Cash only (ATM on-site)
Carry-out: Yes, drive-thru pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Swaye’ Tea
7326 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, (414) 207-8720

swayetea.com
View their menu online and call to place your order for pick-up. Delivery is also available through GrubHub or DoorDash. You can also follow them on Facebook

Tony's BBQ
3510 W. Villard Ave., (414) 462-2239
facebook.com/tonysbbq35th
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Twisted Plants
4905 S. Packard Ave., (414) 439-4325
facebook.com/twistedplantsmke

Carry-out: Yes, curbside pick-up available
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Uppa Yard
4925 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., (414) 871-7138
facebook.com/Uppa-Yard-Jamaican-Resturant
Carry-out: Yes
Dine in: No
Patio/outdoor seating: No

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.