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Black-Owned Restaurants

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Aunt Dorian's

300 Monticello Avenue

Aunt Dorian's is a favorite food destination in MacArthur Center, with delicious Southern cuisine including chicken, pork chops and wings with all the fixin’s the soul can handle.

 

Brothers Norfolk

200 East Plume Street

NBA Referee and Norfolk native Tony Brothers has officially opened Brothers Norfolk, a fine dining restaurant featuring fresh seafood, chops, and spirits right in the heart of Downtown Norfolk on Plume Street! They also host an impressive Jazz series. With a fantastic culinary team and waitstaff committed to providing a first-rate dining experience, this spot is sure to be a fast favorite in Downtown Norfolk.

 

 

Caior Bistro & Social

727 Granby Street

Caior Bistro & Social, located in the NEON District, is all about good food, good art, and an even better vibe.

 

Canvas Social Cuisine

411 Granby Street

Canvas Social Cuisine features Southern soul food and an extended brunch in a great gathering spot right in the middle of Granby Street.

 

 

Cherry-O To Go

137 Granby Street

Originally from Cleveland, OH, owner Stacey Cherry has served down-home food to diners for decades and brings Southern Style favorites to Downtown Norfolk.

 

Cork & Co. Wine & Martini Bar

244 Granby Street

Cork & Co is an intimate wine and martini bar in the heart of Downtown Norfolk just off of Granby Street. The relaxed and casual atmosphere and modern, chic decor makes this a perfect spot for a special occasion or a casual after work cocktail. We also love their excellent brunch!


 

Culture Lounge & Restaurant

814 Granby Street

Located in the NEON District,Culture Lounge & Restaurant offers a friendly, energized atmosphere with a mix of live music, DJs, and an eclectic array of entertainment to allow expression of musical art. No matter the occasion, Culture Lounge & Restaurant invites you to stop by the 757's most electrifying nightlife venue to experience the Art of celebration.

 

 

Fresh Dawgs 

300 Monticello Avenue

Fresh Dawgs brings a unique and nostalgic feel while providing undeniably amazing service and over the top quality all beef and vegan hot dogs in MacArthur Center.

 

Funnel Cakes Galore & More

300 Monticello Avenue

Funnel Cakes Galore & More is a small, family-owned business that specializes in gourmet funnel cakes, along with all of your favorite carnival foods such as turkey legs, nachos, fried honeybuns, and churros. 

 

Hummingbird Macarons & Desserts 

809 Granby Street

Kisha, owner of Hummingbird Macarons, is truly an artist, creating elegant, decadent macarons right in the heart of Norfolk's NEON District. These photo-worthy treats are the perfect pick-me-up and make a wonderful gift! Kisha also creates many other show-stopping desserts, each more delicious than the last!


 

Major Phillie Cheesesteaks

345 Granby Street

Major Phillie Cheesesteaks serves up really Philly Cheesesteaks from real Philly guys. Their vision is to be the happiest, hippest, culturally diverse fast casual dining restaurant in the world.

 

Prime 255 on Granby

255 Granby Street

Prime 255 on Granby offers the ultimate dining experience, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even late night parties.

Norfolk Smoothie

112 Granby Street

Norfolk Smoothie is your local stop for freshly made, premium blended smoothies and bowls. Whether you're in the mood for something green, like the Behold the Green smoothie with spinach, kale, parsley, pineapple, and mango, or if you're feeling the more tropical Something in the Colada smoothie with pineapple, coconut, banana, vanilla, cinnamon, and almond milk, you can rest assured that your ingredients are all fresh, organic, and good for you.

 

Republic on Granby

437 Granby Street

Republic on Granby is an exclusive cocktail restaurant on Granby Street specializing in American and traditional cuisine.  

 

Town Center Cold Pressed

440 Monticello Avenue

Town Center Cold Pressed is home to healthy, raw, cold pressed juices, top notch coffee, breakfast, lunch, and other food and drink. At TCCP, there is a juice to match any flavor craving — and if you bring a bottle to reuse and you'll get 10% off each additional purchase!