Wisconsin Black-Owned Restaurants

Designed by Genevieve Vahl


Peters’ Boyz Texas BBQ

N378 Military Rd.


Slow cooked, charred, juicing, falling off the bones — this Texas style barbeque will leave you drooling over the platter in front of you. Sides offer some southern variety, such as bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers and cornbread, and mac ‘n’ cheese. Its signature Bam Bams, slow smoked turkey legs, are a unique menu item, sure to please.


Ribs, Reubens & More 

2091 Shopiere Rd.

This local spot is highly regarded for its “ma and pop” atmosphere, with a staff to compliment. Southern delights like cornbread and Reubens, or pan-culture jerk chicken gyros are served. The catfish is breaded and fried to golden perfection, served with two sides. Peach cobbler rotates through the menu for a sweet treat after your meal.

Green Bay

Lil Jamaica 

Food Truck

Based on 1332 S. Broadway

Classic Jamaican jerk chicken is offered with southern options like homemade mac ‘n’ cheese and spicy shrimp soup at this food truck in Green Bay. Homemade Jamaican jerk chili sounds perfect for a chilly day outside at its parking lot establishment. You can’t miss this truck; its multi-color body will beckon you to try its Carribean delights.

La Crosse

The Damn Tasty

Food Truck

The Damn Tasty is a food truck and catering service out of La Crosse, offering fresh, local and unique fare. It’s General Tso wings are crispy to crunch perfection with red pepper flakes for some heat. They also offer brunch classics like an avocado toast topped with fresh microgreens. Showing up at local events, the truck offers a rainbow of fresh delights.



1210 Williamson St.

Buraka serves Ethiopian food, serving their dishes over rice or injera, which is a signature Ehtiopian sourdough flatbread — the flatness of a crepe with the tartness of sourdough. Dorowot is their most popular dish — chicken, carrots in a blend of spices, slowly cooked in a thick red sauce spiked with berbere. Use pieces of your injera to pick up bites of its filling with your hands.


Blue Star Cafe 

1619 N. Farwell Ave.

On Milwaukee’s lower east side resides a family-owned and operated Somalian restaurant tucked right off Brady Street’s bustling main drag. The goat platter offers a delicious insight into this meat dominant East African cuisine. Served with rice, fresh salad and topped with cooked vegetables usually broiled in ghee, this meal is hearty.


Brown Baer

181 E. Rhine St.

Elkhart Lake

“Food for the soul” they say, crossing many cuisine boundaries. Specials entail southern crispy catfish po’boys or Deutschland pork schnitzel. Some Mediterranean flair with falafel or an American staples like cheeseburgers are also offered. Many palates can be satisfied at this bar and grill, so check the menu posted on its Facebook page — it changes daily.