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A Roundup of Crowd-Sourced Lists Featuring Black-Owned Las Vegas Restaurants

These crowd-sourced restaurant lists continue to grow

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Jerk chicken and waffles at Big Jerk Caribbean
Jerk chicken and waffles at Big Jerk Caribbean
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Protests continue in Las Vegas and throughout the country after George Floyd was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder on June 4. Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Crowd-sourced lists featuring Black-owned restaurants in Las Vegas emerged as a grassroots effort to bring more attention to and support for these restaurateurs. These lists continue to grow as people identify more and more restaurants in comments on posts.

These lists include favorites such as Big Jerk, Eat, and Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, as well as DW Bistro, M&M Soul Food Cafe, and Gritz Cafe.

This list will be updated as new information develops. Eater Vegas did not fact-check these lists.

The Black Book: A tight list of 16 Black-owned restaurants spans food trucks to fast-food outlets.

Ione Evans: This Pinterest board features a short list of Black-owned restaurants in Las Vegas, although some restaurants on the list closed.

Isupport.bob: This Instagram post features the most comprehensive list of Black-owned restaurants in Las Vegas. Some commenters note that restaurants may be closed or not Black-owned on this list.

Kat_longlastname: This Instagram post features a list of Black-owned restaurants that is frequently updated and note vegan options.

Local Adventurer: This list includes 39 Black-owned Las Vegas restaurants broken down by neighborhood.

Red Tricycle: Restaurants and a community garden make this list of Black-owned businesses in Las Vegas.

Travel Coterie: The travel blog has a short list of Black-owned restaurants across the city.

Vegans, Baby: Editor Diana Edelman curated a list of Black-owned vegan restaurants in Las Vegas. She also has a list of Black-owned vegan restaurants.

Vegas Inc: The magazine compiled perhaps the largest list of Black-owned restaurants and businesses in Las Vegas.

Yelp: This list contains more than restaurants and bars, and users can add to the list.

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707 Carson St., Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-534-1515 Visit Website

DW Bistro

9275 West Russell Road, , NV 89148 (702) 527-5200 Visit Website

Gritz Cafe

1911 Stella Lake Street, , NV 89106 (702) 255-4748 Visit Website

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Big Jerk

430 East Silverado Ranch Boulevard, , NV 89183 (702) 427-5267 Visit Website

M&M Soul Food Cafe

2211 S Las Vegas Blvd, , NV 89104 (702) 478-5767 Visit Website