We’ve all been there: it’s late, the party is dying down, and your stomach is growling. You check the clock and it’s close to midnight. Sure you can head home and throw yesterday’s leftovers in the microwave—or you can check out these awesome restaurants with extended kitchen hours. While the bars may close earlier than you’d like, the Boston late-night food scene won’t let you down.
South Street Diner
Established in 1947, the retro-inspired South Street Diner has a longstanding reputation as an awesome late-night food spot. Their menu includes 14 varieties of eggs Benedict, specialty burgers, and shareable appetizers. Open 24/7.
Fill up on carbs 24/7 at Bova’s Bakery in the North End. Pastries, calzones, cookies, and the best tiramisu in the country (according to Phantom Gourmet) await. Leave your keto-friendly companions at the door.
Craving late-night Chinese food? Head to Peach Farm and check out their substantial menu—available til midnight. Fresh seafood, a wide variety of noodle dishes, and plenty of shareable appetizers makes Peach Farm a great restaurant for groups.
It’s no secret: we love The Abbey. Whether you’re craving bison bolognese, a Cuban panini, or you just really need a jumbo Bavarian pretzel with a night cap, head to The Abbey. Brookliners seeking late-night eats can rejoice with a kitchen open til 1:30am.
Doughboys Donuts & Deli
Passing through Dorchester on your way home? Stop by Doughboys Donuts & Deli for a midnight snack. While the deli hours are limited, the donut shop and drive thru are open 24 hours a day.
Japanese fusion meets rock and roll at Fenway’s Hokojo. Attached to The Verb Hotel, Hojoko is open til 11:00pm and offers an incredible atmosphere for groups and date nights. Fill up on sushi, small plates, and sake.
Fast and affordable, Tasty Burger is our top pick for a late night burger and milkshake. Patrons can wash down an order of 50/50 fries and onion rings with a tall boy. The Fenway and Back Bay locations are open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays.
Tip Tap Room
The Tip Tap Room in Back Bay pairs burgers and steak tips with a brilliant assortment of draught beers. The menu may be small but where else can you find a late-night blackberry white chocolate bread pudding? Kitchen hours extend til midnight between Thursday and Saturday.
This Downtown Crossing swanky supper club and lounge is the perfect place to end a night out. Yvonne’s offers flatbread pizzas, small plates for sharing, and creative cocktails. Lucky patrons might even get to check out the secret speakeasy downstairs. Food is available between 5:00pm and 11:00pm
The Franklin Cafe
Serving a full menu til 1:30am seven days a week, The Franklin Cafe located in the South End doesn’t disappoint. Swing by for salt and pepper chicken wings, creamy burrata, or a double-sirloin burger.
Last but not least is IHOP Soldier’s Field Road location. Will these pancakes blow your mind? Probably not but at least you can count on this reliable chain to whip up a stack of pancakes 24/7—no questions asked.