Sweet Home Café

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Sweet Home Café, housed in the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is the newest dining experience at a Smithsonian museum.

Sweet Home Café will remain closed during the initial reopening stages.  

Managed as a joint venture by Thompson Hospitality and Restaurant Associates, Sweet Home Café showcases the rich culture and history of the African American people with traditional, authentic offerings as well as present-day food traditions.

Sweet Home Café uses the very best version of classic dishes and employs a high degree of from-scratch cooking with locally-sourced ingredients. Four distinct stations each tell the story of the regional offerings.

 

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  • Sweet Home BBQ Pork
    Sweet Home BBQ Pork
  • Sweet Home Gumbo
    Sweet Home Gumbo
  • Sweet Home Buttermilk Fried Chicken
    Sweet Home Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • Sweet Home Oyster Pan Roast
    Sweet Home Oyster Pan Roast
  • Sweet Home Shrimp and Grits
    Sweet Home Shrimp and Grits
  • Sweet Home Son of a Gun Stew
    Sweet Home Son of a Gun Stew