9 Black-owned restaurants in Huntsville + menu recs you should try right now

The Veggie
A vegan, soul food crunchwrap? Only in Huntsville. (The Veggie / Facebook)

Looking for somewhere new to eat? Why not try one of Huntsville’s Black-owned restaurants?

We’ve rounded up nine here, serving everything from Food Network-approved vegan eats to colorful brunches and more.

1. The Veggie

The Veggie
Don’t say goodbye to your favorite non-vegan eats—instead, head to The Veggie to try vegan versions of your favorites, like this Buffalo Shrimp Po Boy. (The Veggie / Facebook)

The Veggie at Lowe Mill is a Huntsville spot where you can find 100% vegan eats. Fun Fact: Chef Adyre Mason, the restaurant’s owner, appeared on an episode of Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay earlier this year.

Try this: The Buffalo Cauliflower Salad sounds so delicious.

Address: 2211 Seminole Drive, Railroad Room 5, Huntsville, AL 35805
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11AM-7PM
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2. Robyn’s Garden Winery

If you’re looking for local wine, delicious eats and entertainment, you should try Robyn’s Garden Winery. You might even find your new favorite blend there.

Try this: Head to the House Band Series each Friday night to hear local musicians while you relax at the winery. Buy tickets online.

Address: 200 Oakwood Ave NE Suite A, Huntsville, AL 35811
Hours: Thursday-Friday 5PM-11PM; Saturday 2PM-11PM; Sunday 2PM-7PM
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3. Porcher’s Cafe

You may know this Harvest spot by its former name, The Event Bar. At Porcher’s Cafe, you can find all-day breakfast and yummy lunch options.

Try this: The Chicken + Waffles looks amazing.

Address: 6360 AL-53 Unit A, Harvest, AL 35749
Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM-3PM
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4. Superhero Chefs

Superhero Chefs waffle sandwich
The Juggernaut is the breakfast sandwich you didn’t know you needed. (Superhero Chefs Huntsville / Facebook)

Superhero Chefs officially joined Huntsville’s bustling restaurant scene in January of this year, though the food truck was already a MidCity favorite. The restaurant is owned by Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson, who you might recognize from his multiple Food Network appearances.

Try this: I’m going for the Seafood Pizza—It doesn’t sound like anything I’ve ever tried before.

Address: 930 Old Monrovia Rd NW Suite 3, Huntsville, AL 35806
Hours: Sunday-Friday 8AM-3PM
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5. Hammer Heads Daiquiri Bar

Another newer addition to the Huntsville scene, Hammer Heads Daiquiri Bar has so much more than just daiquiris. Their brunch, lunch and dinner options are unlike anything else in town.

Try this: “That’s My Bestie,” a cornbread waffle with grilled shrimp, andouille sausage and a crawfish cream sauce, sounds rich and delicious.

Address: 1426 Paramount Dr, Huntsville, AL 35806
Hours: Sunday 1PM-5PM; Tuesday-Thursday 3PM-10PM; Friday 3PM-11PM; Saturday 1PM-11PM
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6. Sac’s Kitchen

Sarah Douglas and Carlos Burwell are serving up delicious soul food all week at Sac’s. (Sac’s Kitchen)

There’s nothing quite like soul food. Sac’s Kitchen is a family-owned spot where you’ll find some of the best in town thanks to the co-owners, a mother-son team made up of Sarah Douglas and Carlos Burwell.

Try this: Nothing compares to Chicken + Dressing. I’ll have mine with cornbread, potato salad and macaroni + cheese on the side.

Address: 6008 Mastin Lake Rd NE B, Huntsville, AL 35810
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-7PM
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7. Frankie’s Crab Shack

Frankie's Crab Shack
Go ahead and order a boil for the whole family. (Frankies Crab Shack / Facebook)

In the mood for seafood? Try Frankie’s Crab Shack for all the crab, shrimp and fish you can eat.

Try this: I’m going for the Maryland Blue Crab Cakes. Frankie’s also has steamed Maryland Blue Crab seasonally.

Address: 1924 Winchester Rd NE, Huntsville, AL 35811
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11:30AM-7:30PM; Sunday 10AM-3PM
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8. G’s Country Kitchen

G’s Country Kitchen promises that you’ll always get fresh, old-fashioned soul food and comfort food for a fair price—the daily lunch and dinner special is only $8.99.

Try this: Southern-style fried catfish sounds delicious. I’d probably get fried okra and collard greens on the side.

Address: 2501 Oakwood Ave NW #5, Huntsville, AL 35810
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-7PM
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9. Chef Will the Palate

At Chef Will the Palate, you can get fresh, locally sourced ingredients and gluten-free and vegetarian options. Find the food truck at Lowe Mill.

Try this: It’s almost tomato sandwich season, and I bet Chef Will the Palate’s local heirloom tomatoes make the best tomato sandwich around.

Address: 2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 2PM-7PM
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We’re looking forward to celebrating these spots + more at Huntsville’s Black Restaurant Week this June.

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