More than 30 restaurants and eateries are participating this year in Houston Black Restaurant Week, which runs from April 14-28 and gives guests the opportunity to dine for discounted rates at some of the best black-owned or black-kitchen-led spots in the city.

Some of the menus are available, and a glance at them shows some deliciously promising experiences. Here's a look at some of the meals to look forward to for this year's Black Restaurant Week:


Jonny Rhodes' tasting menu restaurant is offering a $45, four-course brunch option, and you should take him up on it. Among the courses is aged dairy biscuits with smoked wild boar gravy and fried yard egg. Rhodes is known for his smoking and preserving techniques, and this dish should highlight both of those things. Also, look for a dessert combining butter pecan bread and a preserved fruit Pop Tart.


Head to this Houston soul food mecca for lunch and get a $25 prix fixe meal with options that include fried green tomatoes, butternut squash, shrimp and grits, and a smoked chicken salad sandwich. We're partial to the oyster BLT, the perfect combination of salty and smoky, with plenty of crunch.

Prospect Park Sports Bar & Kitchen

Discounted menu items at both locations of this casual hangout dubbed "The Park" include $20 lobster and shrimp pizza and a $25 crawfish boil, where you'll get five pounds of mudbugs, two servings of corn on the cob, two potatoes, and one sausage. Your weekend afternoon plans have now been made. 

Ray's BBQ Pit

Longtime Third Ward pitmaster Rayford S. Busch is giving people an opportunity to go all in for just $25. The Max includes a choice of house-smoked meat, two fried catfish, and two fried shrimp. There are suggested wine pairings, too, but booze is separate from the HBRW deal.

This Is It Soul Food

How's a two-course meal with sides for just $15? This Is It Soul Food wants to feed you well with smothered pork chop or chicken. For dessert, grab some peach cobbler.

Here's the full list of participating restaurants and eateries:

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The Alley Kat Bar & Lounge

Live Entertainment, Lounge 3718 Main St

Taste of Nigeria

$$ African 5959 Richmond Ave

Taste Bar + Kitchen

$$ American/New American, Soul Food 3015 Bagby St.

Editor’s Pick

Sunshine's Health Food Store & Vegetarian Deli

$ Bakeries, Vegetarian 3102 Old Spanish Trail

This Third Ward “vegetarian deli” also functions as a well-stocked health food store, offering everything from Bragg’s apple cider vinegar to herbal suppleme...

Soul Food Vegan

$$ Soul Food, Vegan, Vegetarian 2901 Emancipation Ave.

Ray's BBQ Shack

$ Barbecue 4529 Old Spanish Trail, Ste C

Continuing the curious and seemingly combustible Texas tradition of situating barbecue joints next to gas stations, Ray’s sits in a bright corner of a buildi...


$$$ American/New American 2313 Edwards St #100

Phil & Derek's

$$ Soul Food, Southern 1701 Webster St.

Editor’s Pick

Mikki’s Café Soul Food

$$ Soul Food 10500 W. Bellfort Ave.

Judging by the photos on the wall, a who’s-who of Houstonians have eaten here. The moist chicken-fried chicken may be the draw—it covers an entire plate, and...


$$ Soul Food, Southern 701 Avenida De Las Americas, Ste A

French Fry House

$$ American/New American 3221 Ennis St.

Editor’s Pick

Esther’s Cajun Café & Soul Food

$$ Soul Food 5204 Yale St.

When the lady at the counter told us the fried chicken was “it,” we had to try it. But as much as we liked the crunch of the bird, we couldn’t help but think...

Burns Original BBQ

$$ Barbecue 8703-1/2 De Preist St.

Just like any good barbecue joint in the city, be prepared to wait in line during the lunch rush at this Houston classic. Originally opened in 1988 by Roy Bu...

This Is it

$$ Soul Food 2712 Blodgett St.

One of the oldest soul food restaurants in Houston, This is It, has been serving southern cuisine since 1959. The location might have moved a few times, but ...


$$ Creole, Southern 5512 La Branch St.

Named in honor of Texas culinary legend Lucille B. Smith, the restaurant run by her great-grandson—chef Chris Williams—turns out a whole fried yardbird (at d...


$$$$ African, American/New American, Soul Food 517 Berry Road