Ramadan 2012: Dearborn Eateries Offer Deals, Special Hours
From late night to early morning, restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops across the city will serve those observing Ramadan.
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan–a time of prayer, reflection, bonding and fasting for Muslims–began July 20, and so did a slew of special hours and meal offerings at Dearborn restaurants, cafes and bakeries.
Here's a look at some of the offerings of local businesses during Ramadan, which lasts until Aug. 18. Don't see your favorite on the list? Add it in the comments!
- Restaurants like Ollie's Lebanese Cuisine, Al-Ameer and Habib's Cuisine will be hosting buffet dinners throughout the month of Ramadan.
- Lava Java Cafe will host an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner during the month. The cost is $14.95 for adults; $9.95 for kids.
- L.A. Bistro is taking a unique approach to serving customers during the Islamic holy month. On Friday and Saturday nights, the restaurant will close at 10 p.m., but then will reopen four hours later to serve customers from 2-5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday morning.
- Many bakeries are also extending hours. Shatila Bakery will be open until 10:30 on weekdays and will extend past midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to close at 1 a.m.
- Al Nour Bakery will open at 4 p.m., but will not close until 5 a.m.
- Golden Bakery, New Yasmeen Bakery, and Saj Bakery in Dearborn Heights will be open 24 hours a day for Ramadan.
- Some cafes will also be hosting extended hours during Ramadan. Good Times Caffe — which will be extending its weekday hours to 11 p.m. and weekend hours to 1 a.m — and the Starbucks in downtown west Dearborn — which will be open until 1 a.m. every day.