Black-Owned Restaurants You Can Support In Bryan, Texas

Bryan, Texas is a vibrant, diverse community built by converging cultures and incredible people from so many different backgrounds. The best way to experience all that Bryan has to offer is to immerse yourself in our shared culture, and explore all the threads that have woven together to form the beautiful fabric of our community. These black-owned restaurants are essential to that very fabric. We hope you’ll join us in supporting them.

Know of another black-owned restaurant in Bryan that’s missing from this list? Send us an email at with the details, and we’ll get them added as soon as we can.

Lamar & Niki’s Pit BBQ & Soul Food Café

2516 Texas Avenue, Bryan, TX

Lamar & Niki’s Pit BBQ and Soul Food opened in 2014, fulfilling a long-held dream for owners Lamar & Niki Cole. They’ve been serving up some of the best, most authentic soul food & barbecue in the Brazos Valley ever since. They were recently recognized by Yelp as one of the Top 100 Places To Eat In Texas For 2021.

Click here to learn more.


Tuesday – Saturday | 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Monday – Sunday | CLOSED

Fargo’s Pit BBQ

1701 South Texas Avenue, Bryan, TX

Established in 2000 by Alan Caldwell & Belender Wells, Fargo’s Pit BBQ has become a favorite for BBQ lovers all across the Lone Star State. The delicious variety of ribs, brisket, sides and everything else you come to expect from authentic Texas BBQ promises to satisfy even the biggest of appetites. They were even named one of Texas Monthly’s “50 Best BBQ Joints In The World.”

Located deep in the heart of Bryan, Texas & right down the road from Texas A&M University in College Station, Fargo’s is a family-run restaurant which is open Tuesday through Saturdays. Click here for more information.


Tuesday – Saturday | 11:00AM – 7:00PM (or until sold out)

Sunday – Monday | CLOSED

Remnant of Nawlins

1416 Groesbeck Street, Bryan, TX

In August 2005, as the Gulf Coast braced for the impacts of oncoming Hurricane Katrina, Korey Thomas and his family fled New Orleans and headed west. They managed to find their way to Bryan-College Station a couple days later, receiving a warm welcome from one of the friendliest communities in America. They decided to stick around for awhile, and now 15 years later they’re still here sharing the flavors of their home city with residents and visitors in Aggieland.

The Remnant of Nawlins is a must-try in Bryan, offering cajun favorites like poboys, crawfish, gumbo, and more. They even offer seasonal items throughout the year, like King Cake on select days during Mardi Gras.

Click here to read more about Remnant of Nawlins.


Monday – Saturday | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Sunday | CLOSED

Shannon’s Cafe

601 San Jacinto Lane, Bryan, TX

An Aggieland soul food favorite, Shannon’s Cafe serves delicious, homestyle breakfast like chicken & waffles and chicken fried steak & eggs, and daily lunch specials like oxtails, smothered porkchops, fried catfish, and so much more. Visit their Facebook Page for more info, and then be sure to try it for yourself!


Monday – Saturday | 7:00AM – 4:00PM

Sunday | CLOSED

The Chocolate Gallery

211 North Main Street, Bryan, TX

The Chocolate Gallery is Bryan-College Station’s premier spot for sweet treats! Located right in the heart of Historic Downtown Bryan, The Chocolate Gallery creates beautiful & tasty works of chocolate art, cookies, cakes, and more. Stop in for gelato, cupcakes, or chocolate truffles next time you’re in town!

Learn more here:


Tuesday – Thursday | 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Friday – Saturday | 10:00AM – 9:00PM

Sunday – Monday | CLOSED

Honey’s Favored Sweets & Eats

5809 Highway 21, Bryan, TX(Inside Halftime Bar & Grill)

Indulge in some of the sweetest creations around at Honey’s Favored Sweets & Eats! From tasty funnel cake confections, to “wacky waffles,” and fried Oreos… Honey’s is sure to satisfy every sweet tooth. They also serve savory dishes like fried chicken, onion rings, and Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Click here to learn more on Facebook.


Daily | 11:00AM – 10:00PM

Bonus Spot:

JLM’s Chicken & Waffle Food Truck

Various locations & events throughout the community

JLM’s Chicken & Waffle is a food truck that has become a staple at events throughout the area. You’ll often find them serving their delicious chicken & waffles, and other tasty dishes, at The Local, as well as other events and businesses around town. Follow their Facebook page to keep up with them as they move around the area.

Know of another black-owned restaurant in Bryan that’s missing from this list? Send us an email at with the details, and we’ll get them added as soon as we can.

Meet The Blogger

Chris Riggins

Chris is the Destination Marketing Manager for Destination Bryan. Originally from North Texas, Chris has called Bryan-College Station home since 2014. Chris is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University’s Recreation, Park & Tourism Science program. When he’s not telling you about the restaurant he tried this weekend that was “SO good,” he’s probably talking about his dog or taking photos of a Brazos Valley sunset.

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