This week is all about trying things you’ve never had before and indulging your taste buds while supporting Milwaukee's Black community.

The 4th annual Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday, April 14, and runs through Saturday, April 20. During the week you’re encouraged to patronize local Black-owned restaurants in order to spread awareness, build clientele and create new opportunities for future minority entrepreneurs. Here’s where to go:

Arlanderz Soul Food

W186N9539 Bancroft Dr.; Menomonee Falls

Chicken here is their specialty but a fan favorite is their signature Arlanderz Hot MKE Wings that will make your mouth water.

Belli’s Bistro & Spirits

3001 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

Belli’s Bistro is an American-inspired bistro with a Cajun twist. You’ll find an intimate setting where you can enjoy your meal and some nice drinks and have a good time.

Coffee Makes You Black

2803 N. Teutonia Ave.

This will be your go-to breakfast spot after you visit. Coffee Makes You Black has all of your favorite breakfast items including pancakes, fried chicken and waffles, salmon patties and much more!

Chicken and Waffles at Coffee Makes You Black; photo by Nia Wilson

Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille

754 N. 27th St.

From BBQ ribs to fried catfish to smothered pork chops, Daddy’s will have all of your favorite southern classics.

Funky Fresh Spring Rolls

3536 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.

If you’re in the mood for good eats and don’t want to give up a cheat-day, Funky Fresh Spring Rolls is the place to visit. They offer great-tasting spring rolls that are “never deep fried” and made with fresh ingredients, in order to promote healthy lifestyle choices.

Heavenly Grille

831 S. Cesar Chavez Dr.

With this variety of dishes, you’re sure to find something you’ll love. Cheesy mac and cheese, chicken and waffles, fried fish and even cheesesteaks are on the menu.

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Heaven’s Table BBQ

2238 N. Farwell Ave.

“A Little Taste of Heaven” is what you’re in for when stopping by this BBQ place. Texas-inspired beef brisket, smoked chicken and more are all seasoned with their special house dry rub. 

In the Nick of Time

9002 W. Silver Spring Dr.

In the Nick of Time switches it up with daily specials that’ll get your mouth watering: fried lobster tails, gumbo, and Cajun seafood boils, to name a few. Call today to see what the specials are.

Island Jam

2703 S. Chicago Ave.; South Milwaukee

Authentic jerk chicken and curry goat? Yes please! Island Jam has all your favorite traditional Jamaican foods.

Shrimp and Grits from Belli’s Bistro; photo by Patricia McKnight

Jewels Caribbean

2230 N. MLK Dr.

Jewels has all the traditional Caribbean food you could want. There’s saltfish Accra, beef patties and even Caribbean inspired vegetarian options.

Mi Casa Su Café

1835 N. MLK Dr.

Food that is both delicious and healthy is their specialty. Mi Casa Su Café serves a variety of healthy dishes including salads, seafood, chicken and even vegan options.

Mr. Perkins

2001 W. Atkinson Ave.

Mr. Perkins is a family-oriented restaurant that serves a range of good eats. They have your classic cheeseburger and fries and also fried catfish for the soul food lovers.

On the Bayou

2053 N. MLK Dr.

Serving up classic NOLA-inspired dishes, On the Bayou provides Brew City with all the classic Bourbon Street flavors we crave.

Pass Da Peas

7870 W. Appleton Ave.

Another family-owned spot that has rocking soul food classics. Black-eyed peas, greens and candied yams are just some of the many yummy foods they have to offer.

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Pluto Nile

6542 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.

Navy bean soups, blueberry pound cake and homemade apple bean pies are all made from scratch and with love at this family-owned restaurant.

Redd’s Snapper

6016 W. Lisbon Ave.

Redd’s Snapper has all your favorite seafood, from catfish po’boys to fried shrimp and even frog legs.

Rise & Grind Café

6007 N. Teutonia Ave. | 2737 N. MLK Dr.

Breakfast, lunch, pastries and smoothies — they have it all. This will be your go-to morning spot for tasty eats.

Sauce & Spice Milwaukee

3536 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.

Savory slices are a must! Sauce & Spice have some of the freshest and most flavorful pizzas.

Stella J’s

7434 W. Capitol Dr.

Stella J’s soul food will remind you of home. Smothered chicken dinners, hearty meatloaf and lots of southern sides will make you feel like you’re in your mom or dad’s kitchen.

Tony’s BBQ Unlimited

3510 W. Villard Ave.

Tony’s is serving up smoky BBQ ribs, pork shoulder and more.

Uppa Yard

4925 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.

Authentic Jamaican favorites like oxtail and jerk chicken at Uppa Yard are sure to have your taste buds feeling irie.

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