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Best Iftar Buffet

Air reminded me of this on a recent post and I thought it warranted its own thread. Where is the best Iftar buffet in Dallas? For those who don't know, Iftar is a feast had my Muslims at sundown during the month of Ramadan. Many restaurants will open up and have large buffets, intended primarily for extended friends and family of the owners but can be open to the public.

Last year I had an Iftar meal at Boti Grill II on Greenville. But, I have no frame of reference. Anyone have an opinion on where to go for this?

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  1. Beruit Rock in Arlington for home cooked Lebanese. I have been every year for the past three years....still amazing

    BBQ Tonite - Only Pakistani place that I know that does the iftar buffet. I will check to see if Lal-Quila does a buffet. Notable dish was the beef nihari last year. It is packed though so go early and get a table and avoid weekends.

    Those are the two that come to mind for me and that I like. I am sure knowing your tastes that you would also like Beirut Rock.

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    1. re: LewisvilleHounder

      I'm on it. Is Beirut Rock good generally or just Iftar? I'll try to one night this week.

      btw, Boti Grill is Pakistani. It's at Greenville and Polk, other side of Greenville from Kings Noodles.

      1. re: demigodh

        Re: Beirut Rock - I have only been during Iftar but I would say it is average during the regular non-holiday times.

        I will give Boti Grill a shot

    2. *Update - Just learned Dean's does an Iftar buffet. If the normal buffet is any indication, it's probably awesome.

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      1. re: demigodh

        Awesome. I still haven't had a chance to go to Dean's so I'm gonna try it out this week.

        1. re: air

          Air, Dean's is very good! I've been twice and always trying to find an excuse to return. I know you'll like it, too!

          1. re: twinwillow

            From their FB page it sounds like they've had parties of 200+ do reservations?! This'll be crazy...

            1. re: air

              My visits to Dean's were for the lunch buffet only.

              They only offer a buffet during lunch.

              At least they're staying busy other times. Definitely worth a try.

              1. re: twinwillow

                I've had a buffet there at dinner as well. Not during Ramadan so I don't know if they do anything different though.

                1. re: demigodh

                  What I meant to say was, there is no menu service at lunch. Just the buffet.

      2. Bumping this. As Ramadan has started, where are you planning for a good (open to public) Iftar feast? I think Eat St will be in order for me. Last year I went to Dean's but it ended up being the exact same as their normal buffet but significantly more expensive.