Black Atlanta Restaurant Week ended yesterday, and it showcased the vibrant and diverse culinary scene of this dynamic city, shedding light on the multitude of flavors it has to offer. The week also highlights the rising prominence of Black entrepreneurs and restaurateurs in the realm of Black Hollywood.
EBONY compiled a list of four standout African and Caribbean restaurants that you'll want to check out next time you are in Atlanta.
Ike's Café and Grill
Situated in Norcross, Georgia, Ike's makes it a destination well worth the journey. Specializing in dishes from various African countries like Nigeria and Liberia, the eatery boasts offerings like succulent beef suya and traditional Nigerian jollof rice. The restaurant's welcoming ambiance is family-friendly and spacious enough to accommodate group gatherings, creating a delightful dining experience.
Fireside Restaurant is an exceptional Caribbean establishment. With multiple locations conveniently scattered across the Atlanta metro area, including Lithonia and the southside, the restaurant stands out not only for its delicious Caribbean fare but also for its incredible deals. With daily rotating soups and the renowned Taco Tuesday specials, Fireside has solidified itself as a city staple.
For those seeking a fusion of African cuisine and a lively atmosphere, Ace Atlanta is the answer. Nestled on Buford Highway within the city, this establishment effortlessly marries great West and East African dishes with vibrant nightlife. While it is known for being one of the largest clubs in the city, the exceptional food offerings add a unique charm. As day transitions to night, the party ignites, and DJ ECool—one of the owners and Davido's tour DJ—keeps the energy pulsating with Afrobeats. This spot also offers daytime gatherings and weekly game nights, ensuring there's something for everyone.
The Spice House
The Spice House, a relative newcomer to Atlanta's culinary scene, has rapidly emerged as a standout. It is being deemed the premier destination for sophisticated Caribbean cuisine in the city. Boasting three locations across Atlanta, including Buckhead, Midtown, and the original in Lithonia, The Spice House has etched its name as a culinary force to be reckoned with. At the heart of The Spice House's allure lies a menu adorned with delectable offerings like jerk chicken eggrolls and the best lamb chops you will find in all of Atlanta.