15+ Black-Owned Restaurants You Can Support in Arlington

This has been a trying year for everyone. Especially the black community. Disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, a black person is approximately five times more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19  than a non-hispanic white person according to the CDC. Black businesses continue to grapple with long-standing inequities that are only exacerbated by the current situation.

Our everyday actions should speak to our values. Showing up for the black community can be as simple as ordering take out, so we compiled a list of black owned restaurants in Arlington for you to revisit an old favorite or find a new one:

African

Golden Hot Pot

Enjoy timeless African cuisine.

Photo courtesy of Golden Hot Pot on Facebook.

Address: 1625 W. Arkansas Lane, Arlington, TX 76013

Phone Number: (817) 538-5777

Website: https://goldenhotpots.com/

Facebook: @goldenhotpot

Barbecue

M’Jays House of Smoke

Perfect for takeout or catering try this Texas smoked barbeque with a soulful twist.

Photo courtesy of M’Jays House Of Smoke on Facebook

Address: 4001 W Green Oaks Blvd #151, Arlington, TX 76016

Phone Number: (682) 215-4870

Facebook: @mjayshouseofsmoke

OH MY BBQ

Grab tasty barbeque favorites at this family-oriented restaurant. An Arlington favorite up and running since 2011. 

Photo courtesy of Jayne Marie on Google Maps

Address: 901 E Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76010

Phone Number: (817) 303-1499

Twitter: @ohmybbq

Facebook: @ohmybbq

Smoken Ash

Enjoy delicious barbeque classics like pork ribs, brisket, and sausage. Smoken Ash also offers Ethiopian cuisine for pick up or delivery with your barbecue.

Photo Courtesy of Smoke’N Ash BBQ on Facebook Facebook

Address: 7301 Matlock Road Suite 127, Arlington, Texas

Phone Number: 817-987-7715

Website: http://smokenashbbq.net/

Instagram: @smokenashbbq

Facebook: @smokenashbbq

Twitter: @smokenashbbq

360 Texas Smoked BBQ

Eat good BBQ, Play hard, and Dream Big! Keto-friendly menu items here.

Photo courtesy of 360 Texas Smoke’d BBQ on Facebook

Address: 721 N Watson Rd, Arlington, TX 76011

Phone Number: (682) 558-8878

Website: https://www.360smokebbq.com/

Instagram: @360_bbq

Facebook: @360texasbbq

Good Times Daiquiri To Go

Daiquiris, wings, barbeque and free jell-o shots! How could you go wrong?

Photo courtesy of Good Times Daiquiri 2 Go on Facebook

Address: 4508 Matlock Rd Suite 110 Arlington, Texas 76018

Phone Number: 812-422-9314

Website: https://www.facebook.com/GoodTimesDaqz2Go/

Instagram: @goodtimesdaqz2go

Facebook: @Goodtimesddaqz2go

Caribbean

Jamaica Gates

Get a taste of Jamaica right here in Arlington, the American Dream City. This restaurant is a great place to enjoy food, specialty cocktails, and live music.

 

Photo courtesy of Jamaica Gates on Facebook

Address: 1020 W Arkansas Ln, Arlington, Texas

Phone Number: 817-795-2600

Website: www.jamaicagates.com

Instagram: @jamaicagatescaribbeancuisine

Facebook: @jamaicagates

Seafood

TJ’s Catfish and Wings

This restaurant doesn’t serve just chicken and fried catfish in the Metroplex!!

Photo Courtesy of TJ’s Catfish & Wings

Address: 4261 Green Oaks Blvd #506, Arlington, TX 76016

Phone Number: 817-572-1600

Website: http://www.tjscatfishandwings1.com/

Instagram: @tjscatfishandwings

Facebook: @tjsarlingtontx

Blu Ice Daiquiris

Feast on delicious seafood boil with a mouth-watering daiquiri on the side.

Photo courtesy of Blu Ice Daiquiris on Facebook

Address: 7401 Matlock Rd Ste 115 Arlington, TX 76002

Phone Number: 817-583-605

Instagram: @bluicedaiquiris

Facebook: @bluicedaiquiris

Damian’s Cajun Soul Cafe

Both authentic and delicious try this family-owned and operated local favorite.

Photo courtesy of Shymone B. on Yelp

Address: 2001 SE Green Oaks Blvd., Suite 190, Arlington, Texas

Phone Number: 817-649-7770

Website: http://www.damianscajun.com/

Instagram: @damianscajunsoulcafe

Facebook: @damiancajunsoulcafe

The Catch

Come as you are and enjoy some seafood in a to-go environment. From the famous Admirals Platter to their delicious Homemade Key Lime Pie! 

Photo courtesy of The Catch on Facebook

Address: 5809 West I-20 Arlington, Texas 76017

Phone Number: (817) 765-2226

Website: http://www.thecatchusa.com/

Instagram: @tcarlington09

Facebook: @thecatcharlington

Pizza and Wings

Pasta Masta

Customize your pasta bowl to your liking!

Photo Courtesy of Pasta Masta on Facebook

Address: 620 W Park Row Dr, Arlington, Texas

Phone Number: (682) 330-6141

Website: http://www.pastamastausa.com/

Instagram: @pastamastausa

Facebook: @pastamastausatx

Hershey’s Place

New to Arlington, Hershey’s Place is known for it’s pizza, wings, and things!

Photo courtesy of Hershey’s Place on Facebook

Address: 513 E Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010

Phone Number: (682) 323-5050

Website: https://downtownarlington.org/go/hersheys-palace

Facebook: Hershey’s Place Inc.

Flavors Wings N Daiquiris

Veteran-Owned restaurants/sports bar offering the ultimate wings and catfish experience. Don’t forget to try their signature Daiquiris.

Photo Courtesy of Flavor Wings n Daiquiris on Facebook

Address: 5005 S. Cooper Street #175, Arlington, Texas

Phone Number: 817-583-6517

Website: http://www.flavorswingsndaiquiris.com/

Instagram: @flavorswingsndaiquiris

Facebook: @flavorswingsNdaqsarlington

Twitter: @FlavorsWingDaq

Southern Eats

Down south cookin’ made from scratch and cooked with love. 

Photo courtesy of Southern Eats on Facebook

Address: 6407 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76001

Phone Number: (817) 200-6922

Website: https://southerneatstexas.com/

Instagram: @southerneatstx

Facebook: @southerneatsarlington

Sweets

Cake Bliss

Looking for a unique dessert for your next special occasion? Watch your custom designs come to life in the form of sweet treats and elegant cakes.

Photo courtesy of Cake Bliss on Facebook

Address: 2304 W Park Row Dr #23, Arlington, TX 76013

Phone Number: (682) 800-3882

Website: https://cakeblisstx.com/

Instagram: @cakeblisstexas

Facebook: @CakeBlissTexas

If there are any restaurants missing from this list please email arlingtonnetwork@gmail.com.

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Nikki Frisby
Nikki Frisby
Nikki is an Arlington, Texas native who loves finding hole in the wall restaurants, exploring new cultures, and listening to live music. She is currently a marketing and management double major at the University of Texas at Arlington who is involved in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, American Marketing Association, and LGBTQA Program. As a Yelp Elite member she supports local business and is always up to try new foods.