A List Of Black-Owned Restaurants In Nashville

TravelCoterie is highlighting Black-owned businesses across the United States because we believe it’s imperative for tourists and locals to spend their dollars mindfully. The Black travel movement is about a lot of things and reinvesting into our own communities whenever we can is certainly one of those things. Nashville is a city filled with amazing black-owned restaurants offering everything from barbecue and vegan fare to spicy fried chicken and great beer.

Our list will evolve over time so if we’re missing any spots (new or old), feel free to drop us an email or comment.


“Putting a twist of soul to your classic chicken & waffles, CONEHEADS combines innovation and flavor that will leave you filled and satisfied. Enjoy chicken in a waffle cone with savory homemade sauces and comfort food sides. Located in the heart of East Nashville, the eclectic styled space will make you feel like a kid again with its ice cream parlor feel, except you can swing by before dessert!”

315 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207

Ed’s Fish House

Ed opened the original Ed’s Fish and Pizza in North Nashville in 1972 at the age of 16. With it, he “brought nationwide popularity to the Nashville combination of layered fish filets on white bread with mustard, onions, pickles, and hot sauce. He says that he added cheese at the request of many out-of-state Fisk students who frequented the establishment.”

2806 Smith Springs Road
Nashville, TN 37217

Riddim N’Spice

“Riddim N Spice pays homage to Caribbean culture and cuisine, fusing ingredients, recipes, and methods taken from Cuba, across the Caribbean sea, to Trinidad and Tobago.”

2116 Meharry Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208

Shugga Hi Bakery & Cafe

Sisters Kathy and Sandra are the owners and creators of Shugga Hi Bakery and Café. “Their love of food began way back when their mother, Catherine, would prepare delicious homemade dinner and desserts for the family. She would always let the girls try a little dessert before their meal, which was always a tasty treat. Sandra greatly admired her mother’s cooking skills and would love to help mama prepare her meals. She soon became quite the chef of her own. While inheriting her mother’s tasty recipes and adding a little twist of her own, Sandra and Kathy decided to build a family legacy and create an opportunity for all of Nashville to experience a little taste of what they were blessed to have as young children. Opening their doors in the summer of 2017, Shugga Hi Bakery and Café brings everything from Mama’s delicious homestyle recipes to Sandra and Kathy’s custom creations. They take pride in treating their guests like family and serving you as if you were at their home dinner table. Keeping Mama’s tradition, it’s always recommended that you have a taste of dessert first before your meal. This one is promised not to spoil your appetite!”

1000 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 928-6576

Helen’s Hot Chicken

“Talk about humble beginnings. At Helen’s Hot Chicken, we got our start in a small trailer off the side of the road in Nashville, TN. It didn’t take long for the word to spread and the lines to form. In just a short amount of time, as demand grew for Helen’s Hot Chicken, we grew into multiple locations.

So what makes Helen’s Hot Chicken different? Our specialty is bringing explosive flavors to our chicken, giving it that kick that’ll make you say, ‘It’s Hella Hot and Hella Good!'”

Multiple Nashville Locations

Prince’s Hot Chicken

“Almost 100 years later, a lot has changed in Nashville. But not Prince’s. Thorton Prince’s great-niece, Ms. Andre Prince Jeffries, is still serving the legendary dish that Nashvillians crave. In the last few years, the hot chicken trend has caught on like wildfire throughout the South, but Prince’s Hot Chicken is the original and remains the gold standard for hot chicken.”

5814 Nolensville Rd.
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 810-9388


Vege-licious Cafe specializes in preparing hearty, mouth-watering, home-style 100% vegan and gluten-free cuisine that are delicious enough to satisfy even the most skeptical omnivore.  Comfort food is our specialty.

513B Fisk St.
Nashville, TN 37203

The Southern V

A popular 100% plant based-Southern Style-vegan eatery!

1200 Buchanan Street
Nashville, TN 37208​

H & T’s Home Cooking

H&T’s Home Cooking Restaurant was opened in 2005 by Hattie Palin and her husband, Thomas. Their goal is to provide the best homestyle meals at a fair price while providing excellent service.

2264 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 367-0049

The Local Distro

A “new, go-to spot for groceries, a quick bite after work, a drink with friends, a play date for your pup, and that perfect, local-made housewarming gift. Swing by our take-out window while walking your dog, make new friends over a friendly game of cornhole, and bring the family out for a weekend bar-b-que brunch! We can’t wait to bring our community together and do great things!”

614 Garfield Street
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 942-8276

The Garden Brunch Cafe

924 Jefferson Street
Nashville, TN 37208

Swett’s Family Restaurant

“Swett’s is a family-owned restaurant in Nashville, TN that serves southern food cafeteria-style. For over 62 years it has been a gathering place for Nashville’s political movers and shakers, celebrities, and people who just enjoy good homestyle southern cooking.”

2725 Clifton Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209

Germantown Pub

Germantown Pub “serves up a stellar but casual fare, evoking the neighborhood culture.” Their “warm, laid back staff will extend genuine hospitality as they guide you through your experience.”

708 Monroe Street
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 457-2145

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