10 Best Halal Steaks In Chicago, Illinois: Let Your Taste Buds Lead The Way

halal steaks in chicago
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Chicago is a multicultural city and is a fantastic place to go on a holiday. There is plenty to see and do that the whole family will enjoy. Start by exploring some of the unique architecture such as the Willis Tower, the Water Tower and the John Hancock Center. Be sure to check out the Skydeck on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower for incredible panoramic views. On a sunny day head to the Navy Pier to enjoy the games and rides at the theme park and then discover the unique story of prohibition at the Chicago History Museum. After all that walking and exploring we’re sure that you’ll be ready to grab some delicious food for lunch. As such, we’ve found the top 10 eateries that offer the best halal steaks in Chicago, Illinois, so you can simply dig in.

1. Frontera Grill

Tortilla Soup at Frontera Grill
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With halal meat and fantastic authentic Mexican cuisine, you’re guaranteed a fantastic meal at Frontera Grill. As a Rick Bayless restaurant expect portion sizes to be big, and the atmosphere to be welcoming. Be sure to follow the local favourite and order both the mole and ceviche alongside your halal steak. If you are hoping to enjoy a meat feast order the 20-hour-smoked beef brisket.

Frontera Grill

Address: 445 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Website: Frontera Frill

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 10pm; Sat: 10:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 11pm (closed Sun & Mon)

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2. Prime & Provisions

The Prime and Provisions in Chicago sources 100% all natural Black Angus beef which is delicious. Ethically sourced and halal friendly the company focuses on creating a friendly atmosphere. You’ll be expected to wear smart-casual clothing at the restaurant. For starters, we would definitely recommend the bacon appetizer with maple syrup and chocolate sauce.

Prime & Provisions

Address: 222 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Website: Prime & Provisions

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 12pm; Sat: 5pm - 12pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm

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3. Roka Akor - Chicago

This unique restaurant offers Japanese fine dining steak and sushi meals. This award-winning restaurant is a great place for friends and family to enjoy a meal. The special central grill is a great feature of the restaurant. Alongside the halal meat options we’d also recommend the sushi, it is a Japanese restaurant after all!

Roka Akor - Chicago

Address: 456 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Website: Roka Akor - Chicago

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5pm - 12am; Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 5pm - 12am

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4. Habibi's Grill

If you are looking for something with a bit more spice head to Habibi’s and enjoy the Mediterranean and Mexican grill dishes. The menu covers everything from burgers to chicken wings, sandwiches and salads. The portion sizes are big and so you can be rest assured that you won’t be leaving hungry. This family-run business is a hit with the locals, so follow suit and head there for a great meal. Be sure to ask which meals and meats are specifically halal before ordering.

Habibi's Grill

Address: 3246 W Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

Website: Habibi’s Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 8pm

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5. I-Cafe Sukur's Place

This friendly and welcoming Turkish cafe is a great option if you are after a no-frills approach to food. Opened in 2005 it has a range of halal options. It is worth noting that they serve no alcohol on the premises so it operates as a ‘bring your own bottle’ (BYOB). The cafe is small but is generally not too crowded so you can sit and enjoy your meal.

I-Cafe Sukur's Place

Address: 1814 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613-2406

Website: I-Cafe Sukur’s Place

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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6. Philly Bros

This halal eatery has a large menu of traditional American foods. It covers everything from cheeseburgers to wings and of course, cheesesteak! The meat is halal and the eatery itself is set out like a diner. It can get really busy during the rush hour but believe us when we say that it is worth the wait. If you’re still hungry after your main course, be sure to try to the fried Oreos.

Philly Bros

Address: 734 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-2622

Website: Philly Bros

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10.30am - 10.30pm; Fri - Sat: 10.30am - 12am; Sun: 10.30am - 9pm

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7. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Fogo de Chao
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This fantastic eatery has a number of locations in the US and is famous in Brazil too. Be careful because only the lamb is halal. The lamb shank is basted with white wine but you can ask for this to be omitted. The restaurant specializes in churrasco fire-roasting techniques and they have been using this method since they began, over 40 years ago!

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Address: 661 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654-8637

Website: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 10.30pm; Sat: 11.30am - 10.30pm; Sun: 11.30am - 9pm

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8. Zaytune Mediterranean Grill

This traditional Mediterranean grill offers excellent fresh and healthy food which is ideal for lunch. This is a local favourite for their variations of wraps, salads and flatbreads. Using only fresh products you’ll enjoy a delicious and hearty meal. They serve Zabihah halal meat. Be sure to try the meat shawarma for a taste sensation.

Zaytune Mediterranean Grill

Address: 3129 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60608-6875

Website: Zaytune Mediterranean Grill

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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9. The Halal Guys

Chicken and beef gyro combo with fountain drink, The Halal Guys (cropped)
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With a wide menu, we’re sure that you’ll find something to suit your taste buds at The Halal Guys. This friendly and welcoming spot is a great place for lunch and is usually filled with locals enjoying their food. We recommend the falafel plates and shawarma! The food is freshly prepared and so we’re sure that you’ll return time and time again.

The Halal Guys

Address: 172 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-3606

Website: The Halal Guys

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 2am

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10. Blaze-N-Grill

The owners of this restaurant are Muslim and so you can be rest assured that the menu is halal. The restaurant is cosy and the service is excellent. We love that it is fast food but the standard is much higher than an average fast food joint. Order the gyro and ribeye, it’s a firm local favourite.


Address: 6400 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60631-2046

Website: Blaze-N-Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10.30am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 10.30am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm

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Another portion please

halal steaks in chicago | another portion please
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Although these eateries offer halal options we would always recommend confirming with the staff before placing your order. The food at any of these places is fantastic and so we’re sure that you’ll be ordering second servings!

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