Black Owned Eateries in Springfield, IL

Black Owned Eateries In Springfield, IL

People often forget about the Capital of Illinois- The Land Of Lincoln. It's not Chicago if that's what you were thinking. It's Springfield. I spent a lot of my childhood here in my moms' hometown and while it doesn't give you those big-city feels like Chicago does it sure gives you a family-friendly hometown vibe. I had lost count the number of times I've been to Springfield but I knew this time, this trip, was going to be different. Amidst a pandemic, unsettling times, and when Black Lives Matter is finally getting the attention it deserves I knew it was time to venture out of my normal hotspots and find the Black-owned restaurants! I'll be honest Springfield, IL isn't exactly diverse in the way Atlanta, St. Louis, or even Detroit is, however, the amount of Black-Owned spots to choose from--- ranging between Barbeque to Seafood is enough to make you want to go to on a grand tour to all of local spots! You came to the right place because below is the curated list of the black-owned eatries in Springfield, IL that I found.

1.Anchors Away

Known for their seafood boils & cajun classics this Black-owned eatery is a popular downtown favorite. Opt for the low county boils or anything with seafood is my recommendation!

Address: 518 E Capitol Ave, Springfield, IL 62704

2. Nickey's Southern Style Kitchen

A newer addition to the Springfield Area and already making an impact in the community. With their well talked about mac n cheese and portions the size of kings and queens! It's a hidden gem according to some high praised google reviews. You can find the gem at Address: 330 S Grand Ave E, Springfield, IL 62703

3. Jerk Shop Go