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Where to Eat for Iftar and Suhoor During Ramadan in North Texas

If you want to eat out for Ramadan, we’ve rounded up the best spots.
By Amina Khan |
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Zio Al's is open until 3 a.m. for any late-night dinners during Ramadan. Nataly Keomoungkhoun

For practicing Muslims, Ramadan is a spiritually rejuvenating month where you fast from sunrise to sunset. It’s a time that reminds you to practice gratitude, increase good deeds, and appreciate your body. This year, it starts on the night of March 22 and lasts through April 21. Although spirituality is the center of Ramadan, so is food. 

At suhoor, when Muslims eat before the sun rises, meals can range depending on if you’re too tired to eat a whole meal, want to eat everything under the sun, or if you opt out of eating and decide to sleep instead. A typical meal can be cereal, eggs, a protein shake, or last night’s dinner. 

Iftar—or when Muslims break their long fast—starts off by eating a date. For most cultures, a spread of appetizers like samosas, pakora, fattoush, fattah, kafta, and fruit are devoured and washed down with fresh drinks.

Family and friends like to sometimes gather at restaurants to have suhoor or iftar together. Luckily in North Texas, there are a few spots that are changing their hours, or happened to already have hours that will fit a Ramadan dining schedule. All of the options below are halal, too. For a longer list of halal options, check out this list.

Fiery Hot Chicken

Open Fridays and Saturdays until 5:00 a.m.

For Ramadan, you can expect some breakfast items at Fiery Hot Chicken. They’re adding Chicken N’ Waffles, pancakes, french toast, and eggs to the menu. Their platters include items like the Log Fire, a bed of fries topped with coleslaw, and chopped chicken tenders. Pair it with a side of Fiery Mac and Cheese. 

151 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Ste 509. Plano.

Sheesh Eatery and Lounge

Open Fridays and Saturdays until 4:30 a.m.

This trendy Indo-Pak restaurant and hookah lounge is temporarily changing its hours for Ramadan. They have a massive selection of meals that include butter chicken pasta, kabob beef tacos, goat chops, and bang bang shrimp. You can find beverages like cardamom chai, fresh juices, milkshakes, and more.

4707 TX-121, The Colony.

Zio Al’s Pizza & Pasta

Open every day until 3:00 a.m.

Find all things pizza, pasta, wings, tenders, calzones, and sandwiches at Zio Al’s. They have several locations scattered throughout North Texas, some offering hookah. Get the pepperoni pizza or veggie lovers, depending on your taste. For the sweet tooth, try their crepes or cakes.

Multiple locations.

Big Guys Chicken & Rice

Open until 12:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, 4:00 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays

At Big Guys, you can find rice platters, wraps, and paratha rolls. The gyro rice platter is made with tender, lean beef and lamb combined gyro that’s slow-roasted, thinly sliced, and chopped over a grill. Wraps include a chicken wrap with meat that’s marinated overnight or a falafel wrap if you don’t want meat. 

2614 Elm St. | 1001 E Harwood Rd., Ste. 11., Euless.

S&J’s Hot Chick

Open on Fridays and Saturdays until 4:00 a.m.

Eat a sandwich served on a brioche bun or Texas toast with S&J’s signature sauce. Heat levels on the menu vary from Not Hot to Damn Hot. Not a fan of chicken? Try The Hot Catch, a fried cod filet, or The Shroom, a fried portobello mushroom. Their shakes, blended with Henry’s Ice Cream, include Grandma’s cookies, a shake with cookies blended with vanilla, and the Candy store, a candy mix blended with chocolate. 

2201 W Northwest Hwy. Ste. 120.

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Amina Khan

Amina Khan

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