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Six Black Owned Restaurants To Visit in Tallahassee

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One way to make an effort to celebrate Black History Month is to support Black business owners. While there are many different businesses to support, here are six local Black owned businesses, specifically restaurants, to support.

Decadent Delights

For the person with the sweet tooth, Decadent Delights has you covered. With cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, brownies and cookies to choose from, there are sure to be plenty of options to make any customer satisfied. All of the desserts are made from scratch and new, fun flavors come out periodically, such as Biscoff® Cupcake, which keeps the options innovative and ensures they’re never boring.

Ma’s Diner

Located in the busy Bannerman Crossings area, Ma’s Diner is open from Wednesday through Sunday serving traditional family-style food. With typical options to choose from, Ma’s Diner is a safe place to Ditch your normal breakfast for a new atmosphere at Ma’s Diner.

Early’s Kitchen

Early’s Kitchen is a Tallahassee staple. They’re temporarily closed for renovations but that will only ramp up excitement. Early’s Kitchen has been open for over 30 years and features Southern cooking for breakfast and lunch, including pork chops, shrimp and grits and fried chicken.

Big Easy Snowballs

Located around Lake Ella, Big Easy Snowballs is the place to go on a hot summer day. With 150 flavors to choose from, including sugar free flavors, and a fun menu, everyone is sure to have something to choose from. The shop has a specialty called the “stuffed” snowball which is a regular snowball with French Vanilla soft serve ice cream in the middle and it is a fan favorite.

Olean’s Cafe

While unassuming on the outside, Olean’s Cafe is a staple for many Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) students due to it being located across from FAMU’s campus. All of the entrees are under 10 dollars and many celebrities have visited this popular restaurant, including former Vice President Joe Biden. The history of this restaurant is enough to pay it a visit.

City Dogs

This fun atmosphere serves up hot dogs, and vegan hot dogs, with a twist. From build-your-own dogs to hot dogs with names like “ATL-ien,” “Big Windy City” and “Memphis,” customers have many options to choose from. Located in the Railroad District, the ambiance of City Dogs’ surroundings creates a fun atmosphere for customers.

Most of these restaurants are 10 to 20 minutes from Maclay, but they are worth the trip. Grab some friends and make the drive over to support these restaurants.


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