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

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated 05 January 2024

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 (1749)
$31 to $50
American
Lincoln Park

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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 on 25 Feb 2024
The hostess was able to add guests to our table seamlessly!
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4.6
4.6 (196)
$30 and under
Mexican
Lincoln Park

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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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WilliamGvip
Dined on 18 Feb 2024
Excellent food and service but the noise level made a conversation difficult
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4.7
4.7 (481)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
China Town

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About the restaurant
Derived from the Chinese Pinyin word “huo lu”, meaning fire pit, HOLU is a modern Asian steakhouse featuring the world’s finest meat — including USDA Prime beef, dry aged in-house with Himalayan pink salt, as well as snow aged Japanese A5 Wagyu, Australian Wagyu, North American Wagyu and more. Complemented with the most sustainable seafood and freshest organic vegetables available, omakase style menus are prepared on a smokeless, ceramic charcoal grill. The bar highlights thoughtfully curated, progressive cocktails as well as select wine, spirits, sake and beer. HOLU is located in Chicago’s West Chinatown neighborhood. Reservations are accepted for parties up to six. Complimentary lot parking is available.
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Robynvip
Dined 5 days ago
Loved our night! The staff, especially Luis, were fantastic. Pace of our meal was wonderful. Food was extraordinary paired with phenomenal drinks, highly recommend
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1.0
1 (1)
$30 and under
African
Hanson Park

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4.6
4.6 (74)
$30 and under
American
Detroit

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We were staying in Midtown and decided to try HopCat for dinner. Atmosphere was fun and chill. Waitress, Skylar was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and made some good recommendations. We had the Space curds, Pickleback chicken sandwich with fries &cheese sauce and Bar Zee burger with fries & gravy. All were excellent! Would recommend for a casual lunch, dinner or after a show.
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4.3
4.3 (1802)
$30 and under
International
Grand Rapids

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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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DouglasK
Dined on 1 Jan 2022
Reservations were easy and with reminders. We were seated a long distance away from anyone. All the food presented and served was in a very safe manner. The host and servers were patient ,knowledgeable, curtious, friendly,and professional. I would definitely recommend the buffet to everyone with any size appetite, the food was excellent and will satisfy everyone in your party.
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4.0
4 (13)
$30 and under
Sports Bar
Wayland

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About the restaurant
131 Sportsbar & Lounge – The balance between sports and entertainment is showcased weekly as our 180° panoramic video walls surround this state-of-the-art venue. Come cheer on your favorite teams and stay all night to enjoy all the local live bands. Our chefs have created a modern take on the sports bar while our service team provides the fun. Stay for the atmosphere, the artfully crafted cocktails and some of the freshest local beers on tap.

131 Sportsbar & Lounge is also more than just your local hangout. We can also do private events for groups of up to 350 guests for holiday and company parties. Please email us at cateringsales@gunlakecasino for more information and we will work with you to book your next event with us.

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JanelleB
Dined on 20 Jan 2024
Tyler did a wonderful job. He a few large tables and took care of us.
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4.6
4.6 (606)
$30 and under
American
Wayland

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About the restaurant
CBK - Craft Bar Kitchen - is our modern take on traditional pub fare. The menus mix some of the freshest local ingredients while seasonally inspired menus highlight our chef’s culinary expertise. Come join the fun and excitement as we make CBK the ultimate place to meet with friends and family while enjoying your night on the town at Gun Lake Casino.

While here, help yourself to some of the best locally crafted beer at our CBK Beer Wall! Enjoy up to 40 self-serve beers as you sample our vast offerings.

In the summer, enjoy our outdoor patio with fireplace and patio games. In the winter, make your reservations for our heated igloos for you and up to 6 others in our newly added amenity.

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

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Jamie
Dined 7 days ago
We all loved the food and our server (Logan) did a great job!!
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4.4
4.4 (698)
$31 to $50
Steak
Wayland

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About the restaurant
Shkodé (Shhkoe-day), the Pottawatomi word for fire, honors the Gun Lake Casino's heritage through our attention to flavor and quality. Indulge your senses with our flame-grilled steak and seafood or our fresh takes on American Cuisine. Our dinner menu highlights USDA Wagyu, Prime & Choice steaks and chops, along with freshwater fish, seafood, and farm-fresh poultry.

Seasonally inspired menus using locally sourced ingredients will highlight our chef’s culinary expertise. Artisan-crafted cocktails, a thoughtfully curated wine selection and whiskeys & bourbons from around the world round out your dining experience.

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

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JOYM
Dined 4 days ago
The food was exceptional. Our waiter Max, was extremely polite, knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. It was a wonderful experience to celebrate my birthday. Definitely will return.
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3.8
3.8 (404)
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Saint Paul

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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.

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EllieV
Dined 3 days ago
The cheese plate was amazing! Very good wine. Our server was fabulous. We got dessert to go from the bartender later that night. The bartenders were busy but both gave great and timely service for that. The dessert was mediocre. But we will be back next time we're in town
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4.7
4.7 (591)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Maplewood

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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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Ecnmao
Dined 5 days ago
Absolutely tasty. Wonderful to have this diverse pallet of flavors in St Louis. Come with good company so that you don’t notice the wait. Because the food is worth it. I recommend saving room for the chocolate cake and the Passion Fruit moose. Yum.
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4.2
4.2 (80)
$30 and under
American
Ohio City

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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

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BillK
Dined on 24 Feb 2024
We had a party of 8. Jess(?) was our server. The food and service was great. Will definitely return
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3.6
3.6 (462)
$30 and under
American
Milwaukee

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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.


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TeamT
Dined on 26 Jan 2024
Great atmosphere! Good food, and my son really liked how the booth faced the wall of TVs.
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