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Native/Indigenous-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in the Midwest

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated July 17, 2023

Celebrate the diversity of the restaurant industry! These Native/Indigenous-owned and -operated restaurants are proud to share their heritage — explore spots to support near you.

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4.7
4.7 (1666)
$31 to $50
American
Lincoln Park
About the restaurant
Willow Room is located in Lincoln park, serving European/American bistro food set in a classic yet unique atmosphere.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Had a great dinner. The food/service was great. They have a wonderful Monday special. Can’t beat the value.
A photo of Takito Street - Lincoln Park restaurant
4.7
4.7 (188)
$30 and under
Mexican
Lincoln Park
About the restaurant
Takito Street, a Mexican Street food joint with a playful, contemporary vibe is across from DePaul University in Lincoln Park. We offer artisanal street tacos made to order with handmade tortillas and a variety of fresh fruit margaritas that Takito restaurants are known for. A scratch kitchen, innovative bar program and a genuinely friendly staff make Takito Street a perfect addition to the DePaul University & Lincoln Park dining scene.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
We love this spot for brunch! The bottemless mimosas are on point, and the food was great! Service was awesome too! We will definitely be back!
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4.7
4.7 (406)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
China Town
About the restaurant
Book your next dining experience and indulge in 45-day dry aged steak, Japanese A5 wagyu, premium seafood, fresh sushi and sashimi, seasonal cocktails, and an extensive wine and spirits list. Channel your adventurous side with our luxurious Wagyu Steak Flight or our signature Meat Paradise.

Inviting the Chicago community to enjoy tableside grilling: an integral component of Asian dining culture, HOLU marries Asian hospitality conventions with an elevated modern, fine dining experience. As one of Chicago’s most beloved steakhouse and sushi restaurants, HOLU’s meat menu consists of house dry aged steak, quality cuts of Japanese, Australian, and American wagyu, pork, and lamb designed to be enjoyed individually by the ounce. You will also enjoy our premium seafood and sushi experience; or explore a selection of small plates and sharable items. Don’t forget to pair your meal with craft cocktails or one of the premium selections from our wine and spirits list!

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BethanyT
Dined on Nov 23, 2023
My friend and I went for a Thanksgiving splurge. We split a Signature Omakase and a Signature platter of sashimi- everything was delicious, but the steaks were the stars for me. Truly some of the best bites of my life, curated at our table. Our servers and grill master were cute, the big booth seating was spacious and comfortable, and the vibe was chic but chill. So worth the expense. I can't stop talking about it. I will absolutely go back, and I'm getting a whole Omakase for myself.
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1.0
1 (1)
$30 and under
African
Hanson Park
About the restaurant
COME TASTE AND SEE AFRICA, AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME. WE HAVE WONDERFUL STARTERS INCLUDING PEANUT STEW, OKRA STEW AND MANY MORE. OUR ENTREES ARE EGUSI AND GREENS AND RICE WITH YOUR CHOICE OF MASTERFULLY COOKED MEATS. YOUR TICKET INCLUDES ONE MEAL AND DRINK AND A SPECTACULAR SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A photo of HopCat - Detroit restaurant
4.4
4.4 (48)
$30 and under
American
Detroit
About the restaurant
Opened on December 13, 2014 (yes, 12/13/14!) in a historic building at the corner of Woodward and Canfield. The Huma Room on the second floor features half of a black 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood mounted behind the wall and an outdoor patio. Located on Woodward Ave, it's easy to jump on the QLine or walk down to Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, or Ford Field.

HopCat was founded on the principles of bringing local craft beer a bit closer to the communities we love. We’re known for our award-wining Cosmik fries, which are beer battered, sprinkled with our signature cracked black pepper seasoning, and served with a side of warm cheese sauce. From burgers to tacos, our menu offers a range of delicious options.

We live the craft lifestyle - beer, cocktails and even craft food made from scratch. With a dedication to local breweries, sustainability and community engagement, HopCat offers craft beer and great food in a vibrant atmosphere for an inclusive, unforgettable experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
It was my first time trying this place and i must say i love everything about it. I got the cowboy burger and will be coming back for another one.
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4.3
4.3 (1802)
$30 and under
International
Grand Rapids
About the restaurant
Hope you’re hungry! Join us at the Harvest Buffet at Gun Lake Casino, with a fresh way of serving up the tastes you love. Dig into our self-service buffet. Our Team will be on serve you more than 100 of your favorites, from stir fries and soups to hand-tossed pizza. We ask that you limit your dining time to 90 minutes.
Seating is on a first come, first served, basis.


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KimberlyC
Dined on May 8, 2022
The overall experience was awesome. Had a reservation, hostess seated us immediately after paying. Love the entire concept, you don't fix your own plates. It was never a line to get food. Food was delicious and hot.
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4.0
4 (11)
$30 and under
Sports Bar
Wayland
About the restaurant
Whether you have money on the big game or are just enjoying a few drinks with your friends, our upbeat and lively atmosphere at 131 Sportsbar & Lounge is your place to unwind and get in on all the sporting action! Feel like you’re on the sidelines with our floor-to-ceiling LED video walls and 180° panoramic views. With over 48 TVs, live entertainment on the weekends, margaritas on tap, and our modern twist to bar food and bites, we’re your place for endless action, great food, and unforgettable nights out.

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JohnP
Dined on Jan 1, 2023
Great food and service. Lots of big screens to see the games on!
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4.5
4.5 (586)
$30 and under
American
Wayland
About the restaurant
Grab a pint or two of some of the best locally crafted beer at our CBK Beer Wall! With many different brews stacked in our mighty keg cave, you’re sure to find the perfect blend of malts and hops. We don’t just serve beer, though - we specialize in gourmet burgers. So, pour yourself a pint at our self-serve tap wall and join us around our outdoor fire pits and walk-up outdoor bar for good bites, games and great times!
Join us for Breakfast Friday, Saturday's and Sunday's from 8AM-11AM for our specialty-crafted breakfast menu. Whether you're craving sweet or savory, we've got something for you. Start your day with the most important meal at CBK. We ask that you limit your dining time to 90 minutes. Cheers!

For parties larger than 8, please call Guest Relations at (269) 792-7777

Top review
JohnH
Dined on Jan 1, 2023
Our server was very friendly, engaging, and efficient.
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4.3
4.3 (630)
$31 to $50
Steak
Wayland
About the restaurant
Shkodé, the Pottawatomi word for fire, honors Gun Lake Casino’s heritage through its attention to flavor and quality with locally sourced and freshly harvested ingredients. Indulge your senses with our flame-grilled steak and seafood or our fresh take on American cuisine. Enjoy one of our artisan-crafted cocktails or a selection from our thoughtfully curated wine list as you soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Shkodé. The place you’ve been waiting for.
We currently have limited capacity and we ask that you limit your dining time to 90 minutes.

For parties larger than 6, please call Guest Relations at (269) 792-7777. Thank you!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jan 1, 2023
Second time here and the food and quality of service was top notch like last time
A photo of Citizen – Saint Paul restaurant
3.7
3.7 (394)
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Saint Paul
About the restaurant
Citizen, located within the iconic InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel, offers an alluring dining and social atmosphere. It's a perfect setting to connect, celebrate, or simply unwind in the heart of Minnesota's charming capital city.

Taste exquisitely prepared New American dishes that evolve with the seasons. Highlights include the Bison Tacos, Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich, and Brown Butter Walleye. Citizen's menu is deliberately diverse and approachable, also offering small plates for sharing and go-to comfort foods - all perfectly paired with thoughtfully curated cocktails and locally crafted beers. So, whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, we aim to provide a unique, elevated experience in a warm and welcoming space.

Top review
KarenW
Dined on Nov 17, 2023
Food and service were great! Our servers were friendly and fun!
A photo of Asador del Sur restaurant
4.6
4.6 (552)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Maplewood
About the restaurant
Introducing a unique jewel of Latin American
cuisine here in the Midwest.
Our South American food lovers family comes from Uruguay, Ecuador, but our roots are from everywhere Portugal, Argentina, Brazil bringing an exquisite experience along with a fine selection of Uruguayan Famous wineries and its unique Tannat grapes offering the perfect pair, along with many special Argentinian and Chilean wines with the typical gaucho meat cuts and season with salt in our open fire charbroiled “Asador” accompanied with our famous chimichurri sauce.

Our menu is a blend of carefully planned, but simple dishes made with the best ingredients. Our food is down to earth, much like our atmosphere, creating a relaxing environment where memories are made.” For reservations with stair restrictions please call the restaurant at 314-802-8587 for accommodations.

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DanielC
Dined on Jan 1, 2023
We went for brunch on new year’s day. They’re brunch menu options are diverse, but not overwhelming. Everyone raved about the food quality. We would definitely return.
A photo of BrightSide-Cleveland restaurant
3.9
3.9 (61)
$30 and under
American
Ohio City
About the restaurant
Delicious & nutritious.

Chef Andrew Bower and Kyle Fioretti.

We source all seasonal produce and meats fresh from local, organic Northeast Ohio farms. And every component of every dish is made from scratch using the highest-quality ingredients. Located by the Cleveland staple, The Westside Market. Our atmosphere brings you light, bright and chic accents with a bit of pizzaz. Our extensive wine list features standouts and a captains list of special flavors exclusive to our location.


HOURS:

Wed-Thurs: 4pm-12am
Fri: 4pm-2:30am
Sat: 11am-2:30am
Sun: 11am-6pm

VISIT:

1948 W 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 274-1010

*Reservations available for groups of 10 or more

Top review
KristenW
Dined on Nov 4, 2023
Had a wonderful time and the staff was fantastic! Will be back
A photo of The Mecca restaurant
3.7
3.7 (441)
$30 and under
American
Milwaukee
About the restaurant
We are THE place to watch sports in Milwaukee! Located in the new Fiserv Forum Entertainment District we have recreated the live in-game experience with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment that will make you feel like you are there! The centerpiece of the experience is a 42 foot wide Ultra High Definition screen. Our menu has been created by a team of talented chefs that elevates sports bar fare to a whole new level.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
It was an awesome experience, especially with two small kids. Only issue was food timing requests were not followed and they forgot our appetizer and brought it with entrees instead. Otherwise server Jack was great.
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