When Does Whataburger Stop Serving Breakfast?

Forget the seven wonders of the world; did you know that Whataburger is a verified Texas treasure? That's right; the Texas State Legislature actually declared the fast food chain one of the state's most widely adored businesses — which is only right. After all, the restaurant's name isn't just for show; its decadent burgers have been making fast food fans cry "Whataburger" since 1950 (per Whataburger). So it should come as no surprise that the brand's breakfast menu is full of just as many fan-favorite items.

Aside from a classic batch of pancakes paired with sausage, Whataburger's breakfast includes some uniquely delicious Texas-inspired staples. For your first meal of the day, you can enjoy a true Southern classic by ordering the Biscuits and Gravy or experience the flavors of Tex-Mex by diving into a Taquito with Cheese. And if you can't wait to get a taste of these savory treats, the last thing you want is to pull up to the drive-thru window and find that you can no longer buy the breakfast your heart was set on. Luckily, we're here to prevent that from happening. 

Whataburger serves breakfast from 11:00 pm to 11:00 am

According to Brand Eating, Whataburger stops selling breakfast at 11:00 a.m., which, although possibly disappointing news for those who like to sleep in, seems to be the standard time to wrap up egg and bacon production in the fast food community. However, there is still hope for late-night lovers hungry for breakfast. While Taco Bell reports it starts rolling out breakfast burritos at a respectable 7:00 a.m. and McDonald's begins selling its iconic hash browns at an impressive 5 in the morning (per Good to Know), Whataburger starts whipping up buttery biscuits at a surprising 11:00 p.m. at night. Which means you'll be able to snag a breakfast taquito after a bit of late-night fun at, yes, even 1:00 a.m.

However, even though you actually have a pretty wide 12-hour window to score a Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, you need to remember that when the clock strikes 11:00 a.m., all breakfast bets are off. As Breakfast Hours reports, while you can order one of the chain's classic burgers at 8:00 a.m. if you're in a brunch-like breakfast mood, Whataburger is very strict about only serving breakfast during its designated hours. But if you do manage to miss your window of biscuit and pancake opportunity, you can still make your own breakfast taquitos at home while you prepare to try your breakfast luck again by setting your alarm for tomorrow's Whataburger run.

Whataburger's best breakfast items

Whether you're seeking a late-night indulgence or an on-the-go meal to fuel your morning, Whataburger's breakfast menu is a treasure trove of delicious options; staying informed on these will help you master your order. With 18 distinct breakfast items, this Texas institution ensures that your breakfast choices are always exciting and never mundane.

For a quick and satisfying all-American breakfast, look no further than Whataburger's classic breakfast platter. This quintessential morning meal, complete with bacon, scrambled eggs, and a buttermilk biscuit, is a nostalgic treat. Pro tip: make it a "Whatameal" to get hashbrowns and a drink on the side. For some handheld convenience, order the chain's Breakfast On A Bun, assembled with a fried egg, sausage patty, and a slice of American cheese — just remember to add a side of picante sauce.

Though it may have twisted your tongue reading it the first time, the coveted Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit is worth another mention. A hearty fried chicken tender smothered with sweet, creamy honey butter sandwiched between two flaky biscuits, this one-of-a-kind breakfast sandwich is anything but ordinary. Feeling spicy? Replace the plain biscuit with a jalapeño cheddar biscuit for some extra breakfast pizzazz.

For a little something sweet, Whataburger's sticky cinnamon roll is a certified gem with some serious dessert-inspired appeal. However, if breakfast just isn't your thing, sweet or savory, Whataburger sells lunch and dinner during all hours of operation. Patty Melt, anyone?

Whata-bout a similar fast food alternative?

Okay, so let's say that you didn't manage to make it to Whatabuger on time and now you're much too sad to try and cook up your own version of their delectable breakfast favorites. While you can't get the exact thing your mouth's after, you can go to other fast food chains and order meals that'll be a delicious dupe of your Whataburger favorite.

So let's start with the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit. For something similar to this little butter-honey and fried chicken number, you're going to need to take a trip to Popeyes to order a three-piece chicken tender meal with a la carte biscuit — and don't forget to ask for a honey packet. By sticking your chicken in-between the Louisiana-based chain's buttermilk biscuit and then slathering it in honey sauce, you'll be able to dig into a late breakfast that is almost Whataburger-worthy.

As for the taquito we mentioned, you can skip on down to Sonic (the drive-thru brand offers all-day breakfast, per Breakfast Hours) and order a Super Sonic Breakfast Burrito filled with eggs, tater tots, cheese, and sausage for a breakfast with similar Mexican-style flavor. And of course, if you're still craving a classic stack of pancakes with bacon, IHOP will serve them to you steaming hot anytime its restaurants are open. And then, when you've gotten breakfast down the hatch, you can at the very least grab a meal at Whataburger come dinnertime.