Miami’s Top Black Owned Restaurants

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South Florida is a melting pot of cultures and tastes, steeped in rich history. From Overtown, Miami’s second-oldest neighborhood, to little Haiti and the old Coconut Grove, Miami's culinary roots are overflowing with American, African, Caribbean and South American influences.

RED ROOSTER

Chef/Owner Marcus Samuelsson

Located in the heart of Overtown, Red Rooster serves comfort food celebrating the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of the neighborhood.

Red Rooster is proud of its location. Often sharing the story Overtown with guests, and acting as a platform to celebrate local artists, musicians, and culinary talents. Red Rooster embraces today’s Overtown with a spirit of inclusiveness and community; inspiring better eating through buying from local purveyors.

Headed by acclaimed Chef Marcus Samuelsson, the chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, MARCUS Montreal, and Marcus B&P in Newark. Samuelsson was the youngest person to receive a three-star review from The New York Times and was the guest chef for the Obama Administration’s first state dinner. He has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City and Outstanding Personality for No Passport Required, his television series with VOX/Eater. Samuelsson was crowned champion of Top Chef Masters and Chopped All-Stars, he was the winning mentor on The Taste and he is also an executive producer of Viceland’s HUSTLE. He currently serves as Executive Chef in Residence of Buzzfeed Tasty’s newly launched talent program.

Samuelsson is the author of multiple books including The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef. Recipes from his latest book, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem, are also featured in his new Audible original, Our Harlem: Seven Days of Cooking, Music, and Soul at the Red Rooster. A committed philanthropist, Samuelsson is co-chair of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) an enrichment program for underserved youth. He also co-produces the annual week-long festival Harlem EatUp!, which celebrates the food, art, and culture of Harlem. He is the recipient of the 2019 Vilcek Foundation Prize in Culinary Arts, awarded to immigrants who have made lasting contributions to American Society.

DINNER:
Sun - Thurs | 5pm - 11pm
Fri & Sat | 5pm - 12am

WEEKEND BRUNCH
Sat-Sun | 10am - 3pm

Location: 920 NW 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33136
Website: Redroosterovertown.com
Phone: 786.305.4923

800° Woodfired Kitchen

Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem

800° Woodfired Kitchen brings a unique and innovative approach to the art of woodfired cooking, providing guests top-quality dishes that stretch beyond the traditional pizza offering to include craveable woodfired rotisserie meats, healthy salads, and power bowls, woodfired appetizers, sides, and more. Starting with the purest ingredients – scratch dough, fresh produce, and artisan-quality meats and cheeses – 800° Woodfired Kitchen creates an offering that is authentic, delicious, and diverse. The West Coast-based concept was founded by Chef Anthony Carron.

Owned by Miami’s Historic Champions, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem. The restaurant, which has outposts all over the globe, was franchised by Wade and Haslem in Miami — where they put their own spin on the menu and created the restaurant’s first full-service location complete with a bar, brunch, and namesake dishes like the UD chicken wings and the DWade burger.

The duo has had a hands-on approach to the business and has helped the menu evolve over the last couple of years. On the evolution of the menu Dwyane states; “The menu started with pizza and then we were like, okay, we want to do something different. Then we went and added the UD wings and DWade burger. And it just kept going and going. And we realized that because of the family environment we wanted to have something for everyone and I think we accomplished that. I think we have collabed very well and we always got our ear to what is needed. Like chicken fingers wasn’t on our menu, right? We started having families bringing in younger kids and they were like, listen pizza is great, but kids like chicken fingers and fries. Let’s throw that on the menu.”

To add Udonis Haslem aka UD offers his insights on the evolving menu, And as we get a little older, we tend to want to be a little more health-conscious so we added in power bowls and different things like that, which was something that was important to us. So understanding that everything is moving towards health-conscious nowadays we wanted to obviously implement that as well.

Lunch & Dinner:
Mon - Sun | 12pm - 9pm

Location: 2956 NE 199th St, Aventura, FL 33180
Website: 800degreesaventura.com
Phone: 305-902-4363

Dukunoo

Owners; Leonie McKoy, Shrusan Gray, and Rodrick Leighton

Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen is Wynwood, Miami’s first and only full service, upscale, Caribbean dining experience. Located at 316 NW 24th Street, directly across from the Wynwood 25 luxury apartment community and the Concrete Beach Brewery, Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen is easy to find in trendy, Wynwood. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor dining, a full bar, fine art, and an authentic jerk stand outside by their Terrazza.

In this sense of history and culture that the owners of Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen, which consists of the mother/daughter-wife/husband team of Leonie McKoy, Shrusan Gray, and Rodrick Leighton, wish to bring to their guests. According to Shrusan Gray, “It is our missing to open a Caribbean restaurant in this electric, chic, artsy and upscale, that will positively represent Caribbean culture.” Her mother, Leonie McKoy, stresses that this restaurant in the heart of Wynwood welcomes locals from all over the world. “Wherever you come from in the world, you will find a vibe here at Dukunoo,” says, Ms. McKoy.

“Caribbean-owned doesn’t equate to poor service and shabby establishment. We are refining that thought process with our elevated level of service and attention to detail in every aspect of this restaurant, from the quaint lighting, rustic signage and decor, to our modern and utilitarian bathrooms,” states Rodrick Leighton. At Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen, you can expect an elevated level of service, dine by candlelight, with exquisitely prepared meals presented on proper dinnerware, and never in a Styrofoam box. Our warm and friendly staff will greet you with a smile and show you what real hospitality means. See you soon at Dukunoo.

The word “Dukunoo” may be strange to some, but it is steeped in history and has a very simple meaning. Its roots are west African and simply means “sweet thing” or “sweet mouth” when directly translated. Depending on where your family hails from, your recognition of this sweet staple may be a tad bit different, but the basic formula is the same. The sweet treat will always be a starchy pudding-like consistency wrapped in a leaf, tied, and steamed. As they say in Dukunoo, “Come fi di food, stay fi di vibes”

Lunch & Dinner:
Tue - Sun | 12pm - 12am

Location: 316 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
Website: Dukunoojamaicankitchen.com
Phone: 786-334-5150

World Famous House Of Mac

Derrick “Chef Teach” TurtonG

World Famous House of Mac is known for its unique spin on traditional cuisine. Owner, Derrick Turton is also known as Chef Teach is known to whip up succulent delights like jerk salmon pasta, fried chicken & waffles, and his signature World Famous Mac & Cheese! Recently featured in Forbes, Chef Teach has an eclectic background. While his passion for food has always been at the forefront of his goals. A thriving career as Pitbull’s Manager forced him to sideline his dreams of opening a restaurant. Even while recording Chef Teach would cook at the studio for ASAP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Yung Joc, Pitbull, and many more. Chef Teach can be spotted in his mobile food truck bearing his trademark logo, delivering his irresistible dishes at the Wynwood Yard in Wynwood, FL. From small gatherings to large events, World Famous House of Mac has you covered!

Hours: Sunday, 12:00pm - 12:00am
Monday - Thursday, 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Location: 2055 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Phone: 786-636-6967.

Chef Creole

Born in the Bahamas to Haitian parents, Ken and brother, the late Jude Pierre, opened their first Chef Creole restaurant on 77 St and NE 2nd Ave. 27 years ago this December. To date, he has established six more locations, including the Miami International Airport and a 7th addition planned for the Hardrock Café in Hollywood.

His Creole cuisine can be experienced at any of his 6 locations, ordered online, and is available for catering. The Garlic creole crab, grilled mahi, conch crowder, stew chicken and Ox tail platters allow you to bring those Caribbean flavors home.

Chef has been featured in cooking shows including Anthony Bourdain, The Travel Channel, Huang’s World and more. There are numerous features in print, and he is the Celebrity Chef at frequent events. During the government shutdown he fed TSA workers at the airport for free until the shutdowns’ end which was covered on national news. His catering clientele include Vivica Fox, The Obamas, Dwayne Wade, Jay Z, Chris Tucker, Wyclef Jean, Rick Ross, Pit Bull and others.

Order online: Chefcreole.com

Fat Ronnies

Reynauldo Faust

Destined to become a restauranteur, Reynaldo, better known as Ronny, has always had an appetite for food and the business aspect of the restaurant world. From the young age of 6, Ronnie worked at his grandmother’s restaurant and butcher shop, learning and perfecting the craft of burger making. In 2013, Ronnie continued the family burger business by opening his first burger joint, on Martha’s Vineyard Island. Using his grandmother’s signature recipes and mixing it with a modern-day, ‘create your own’ concept, Fat Ronnie’s Burger Bar has become a local favorite and tourist destination hot spot here in Miami.

No stranger to breaking barriers, Ronnies family has always been in the conversation for Black-owned Businesses. According to their website, “The family burger business began in Harlem in 1972, with Ronnie’s grandmother and her self-named burger joint called MAXINE’S. Maxine was the first black female union butcher in the country. From the 1950s into the early 2000s, Ronnie’s family-owned and operated a number of the top restaurants, bars, and butcher shops in Harlem – Maxine’s, Meat Masters, Twenty Two West, Dolls Bar, Jewels Bar to name a few. In 2013, Ronnie continued the family burger business and recipes, with his own burger joint, located on Martha’s Vineyard.

Fat Ronnie's is known for its 9 oz Black Angus Beef Burgers - fresh ground daily. There motto - "We Go from grind to griddle" exemplifies their work ethic and devotion to their guests. On top of that, Guests have the choice of 30 different toppings, Pun intended, Also on the menu is our crispy chicken - Lobster rolls - Fries - Salads, and Shakes, all of this and more in a stylish trendy atmosphere

Lunch & Dinner:
Mon - Sun | 11am – 11pm

Location: 1233 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33137
Website: Fatronniesburgerbar.com
Phone: 305-308-6200

Clive's Cafe

Pearline Murray

Just over 40 years old, this Wynwood institution is the longest-running eatery of its kind in the Magic City, and the most centrally located, right next to the Electric Pickle and up the block from the Shops at Midtown. Pearline Murray and her late husband Clifford opened Clive’s (named for their now-middle-aged son) in the mid-’70s when their clientele consisted primarily of local factory workers. The neighborhood has changed considerably since then — for the worse and then for the better. Voted Best Jamaican food in Miami for over 35 years, the restaurant serves curry goat, rice and peas, oxtail, beef stew, jerk chicken, beef patties and more.

Wynwood is constantly evolving. Artists from around the world have descended on the central Miami neighborhood, painting murals on the sides of walls. Liquor and retail companies have hosted pop-up shops competing for the trendiest brands on the block. Galleries sell paintings, photos, and sculptures by the bushel. However, not much changes at Clive’s Cafe a tiny Caribbean establishment with high-value food on the outskirts of Wynwood that Pearline Murray started with late husband Clifford decades ago, and now runs with sister-in-law/chef Gloria Chin. Of course, credit cards are no good at Clive’s. As a sign says on the wall: “In God we trust all others pay cash.”

Hours:
Mon - Sat | 7:30am – 9pm

Location: 5890 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127‎
Website: Clivescafe.com
Phone: 305-757-6512