If getting the whole crew together for the 4th of July this year isn’t an option, then it’s time to put a smaller plan in place. Celebrate the national holiday with your “quaran-Team” family and order some good-as-home-cooked BBQ from these black-owned restaurants.

Gatlin‘s BBQ is a family-owned and operated establishment that serves up classic Southern barbecue. From Texas baked potatoes to “Gatlin’s Wangz”, there is something on this menu for everyone. You can place an online order for take-out or a full catering order for a larger event.


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Lem’s, the famous Bar-B-Q House, is known for its rib tips and hot links. Co-founder Myles Lemons, a formal chef, created Lem’s original Bar-B-Q sauce and its magical spices that bring people from all over the city to the south side of Chicago. Call in your order for a taste of their famous ribs, fried chicken, and classic sides like cole slaw and potato salad.

According to the website, the Gates Bar-B-Q saga began in 1946 when George W. Gates decided that a family-owned and operated restaurant would be more enticing than life with the railroad. Today, the restaurant has locations throughout Kansas and Missouri, welcoming take-out orders of their customer favorites like their double-decker sandwiches, Yammer Pie, and chicken wings.


Voted one of the best BBQ spots across America, Backyard BBQ Pit is a no-frills spot located in Durham, North Carolina. Currently taking call-in takeout orders, the restaurant is best known for its greens, black-eyed peas, and their fall-off-the-bone smoked spare ribs basted in home-made molasses sauce.

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Bludso’s is keeping things super convenient with delivery and curbside pickup options this holiday. Kevin Bludso opened this Compton-based restaurant in 2008 and today, it has become a neighborhood favorite. Order your BBQ meats by the pound, sides made from scratch in house, and decadent desserts from brownie sundaes to Mexican lime pie.