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New Orleans’s Favorite Late-Night Food Destinations

You needn’t suffer just because it’s late

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Beef fat tater tot poutine from Avenue Pub.
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We all know late-night food options aren’t what they used to be. Still, with bars again open into the wee hours, they are returning, slowly but surely. Longtime favorites and new players are doing their best to keep up the city’s reputation as a nightlife haven, and that includes good food. When you have a case of the hangries, these spots will feed as late as 11 p.m. For when you need around-the-clock eating, head over to our map of the best 24/7 New Orleans restaurants. As to making smart food choices after a night of drinking, you’re on your own.

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Bayou Beer Garden

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Bayou Beer Garden serves food until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Love that they have a 5- or 10-ounce Angus burger — the smaller option leaves room for sides like disco fries topped with cheddar and debris gravy. The portobello sandwich is a vegetarian-friendly munch.

The Green Room Kukhnya

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The same great kitchen that used to be in the back of Siberia is on St. Bernard Avenue with a killer menu of small plates, Eastern European blinis, burgers, and outstanding sandwiches — and a special late night menu served from 10 p.m. to midnight. Get the Green Room’s traditional and delicious borsch, pierogis, Georgian eggplant rolls, or beet Reuben for a surprise, roasted beets topped with braised cabbage, Swiss and Russian dressing on toasted buttered rye. There’s a version with corned beef too, equally good.

Junction Bar & Grill

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The kitchen stays open until 11 p.m. Thursday through Monday at this no-frills St. Claude Avenue burger-and-beer palace, known for its grass-fed beef and killer beer list. Junction serves great burger combos. The fries are hand-cut — get them loaded.

Breakaway's Restaurant & Bar

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In its past incarnation as the Lost Love Lounge, late night zombies knew to pass by for good late night eats. Chef Paul Artigues, who opened Breakaway R&B in the space with his wife and partner Olivia, is keeping the tradition going. Artigues, known for running Green Goddess in the Quarter, is serving until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. weekends, offering the likes of house-smoked ham and turkey Dagwood-sized sandwiches dressed with slaw, fresh cut fries seasoned with garlic and herbs, and amazing seafood or green gumbo.

Buffa's

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This much-loved local bar is a dive with a capital D, complete with a rib-sticking menu, live music in the back bar every night of the week, and a dog-friendly scene up front. Fried green beans, red beans and rice, burgers, deli sandwiches, all just fine, although getting fancy with Alfredo might be overreaching. Once 24/7, it’s now open until 2 a.m. during the week and until 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Dat Dog - Frenchmen St. Location

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The Frenchmen Street throngs get plenty hungry on the weekends and Dat Dog stays open until midnight during the week and later on Friday and Saturday nights to oblige. A mess of toppings — andouille sauce! crawfish etouffee! guacamole! — smother beef and pork sausages along dogs made of chicken, seafood, and vegetables. Keto fans can wrap that dog in romaine. The balcony offers the best people-watching views.

Dat Dog’s Chicago dog.
Dat Dog

Verti Marte

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Open 24 hours a day, Verti Marte is where locals and tourists alike carb-load against hangovers at any time of day or night. The signature sandwich, All That Jazz, piles turkey, ham, shrimp, cheese, and grilled mushrooms on a grilled french bread loaf, but the menu is vast. Cash only, FYI.

All that jazz sandwich at Verti Marte
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Bar Redux

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The low-slung turquoise bar on the last street in the Bywater used to be the Joint back in the day, Now it’s a much-loved neighborhood watering hole with a damn-fine bar menu, not to mention an eclectic music and burlesque schedule. Bar Redux has everything from red beans to fried chicken to cheesesteaks to quesadillas. Get your fill until 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday and until 3 a.m. Friday and Sunday. Raise the bar on the experience and dine on the patio.

Nice Guys Bar and Grill

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The late-ish night feeds of homestyle pub cuisine happen Thursday through Saturday until 11 p.m. at Nice Guys Bar and Grill at the corner of Earhart and Short Street in Gert Town. The menu includes the likes of burgers, nachos, and sandwiches, along with chargrilled Rockefeller oysters.

Cafe Du Monde French Market

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Why wait on those long daytime lines at Cafe du Monde when there are tables to spare at 10 p.m.? This iconic cafe is on everybody’s list for cafe au lait and fresh, fried, sugary beignets, three to an order. Another spot that used to be 24/7, late-night diners with a sweet tooth can wander that way and pick up an order until 11 p.m.

Palm and Pine

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Every Friday and Saturday night, head to Palm&Pine for the late-night happy hour menu from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Slurp cocktails and find outstanding eats like the famous burger, a spicy chicken sandwich and what the chef calls “corner store crudo,” made with yellowfin tuna, pineapple nųóc chấm, daikon, herbs, and shrimp chips.

Cleo’s' Mediterranean Cuisine

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Mediterranean food 24 hours a day in the CBD gives night owls a downright healthy option. Enjoy the likes of hummus, falafel, labneh, shawarma, lamb, and grilled pita at Cleo’s on the edge of the French Quarter. There’s a vast and quirky soda selection, too.

Seaworthy

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This CBD gem set in a 19th-century Creole cottage charms at every turn, from its handsome interior to a focus on sustainable seafood and the bar’s smart cocktail program. Seaworthy also has a raw bar it serves until midnight Friday and Saturday (10 p.m. on weekdays). Besides the likes of crab bisque and fried shrimp with fries, this may be the only place in New Orleans where you can have a lobster roll late-night.

Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar

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Cooter Brown’s kitchen is open until 1 a.m. every damn night. Indulge in a truly impressive array of sandwiches, po’ boys, and burgers, as well as boudin and salads — and, of course raw oysters on the half shell. Try the Irish Channel special with homemade corned beef, coleslaw, and Crystal remoulade on brioche.

Crêpes à la Cart

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Fuel up French-style at this Uptown, walk-up crepe counter with beaucoup sweet and savory options and breakfast at all hours. Crêpes à la Cart dishes crepes filled with meat (the “carnivore”), all kinds of cheese, four different versions of the smoked-salmon crepe, lots of vegetarian options, and for the sweets seeker, ice cream and Nutella; 50 kinds of crepes in all. Even better, it’s open everyday until midnight (or later).

Get your sushi and your General Tso’s chicken on at Hoshun, a St. Charles Avenue spot great for late-night munchies. The kitchen’s menu trots between Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan, with combination platters dishing up super value for a ton of food. From sashimi to pho to pumpkin seed plum duck, Hoshun’s got it covered until at least midnight every day but Sunday, when the kitchen closes earlier.

The Avenue Pub

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While the Avenue Pub is known for its world-class beer list, the food menu is not to be missed. Served until 11 p.m., the new cuisine under Blue Oak BBQ ownership ranges from straight-up pub food like cheesy boudin balls and beef fat tater tot poutine smothered with gumbo gravy, Hook’s cheddar, and jalapenos, to a refined chopped kale salad with collard greens and fried Ranch chickpeas and a grilled chicken club with white barbecue sauce. Everything is delicious, and specials abound.

The Delachaise

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This wine bar serves its internationally influenced menu every night until 11 p.m. French-focused offerings at the Delachaise include pate, pomme frites cooked in goose fat, and steak frites. Other dishes have Spanish, Italian, and Latin American flavor profiles, like flank steak bruschetta, house-made pate, and fried frog legs with remoulade. This is the spot for classy late-night eats.

The Delachaise
The Delachaise
Brasted/Eater NOLA

Bouligny Tavern

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The elegant Bouligny Tavern, located just outside the Garden District on Magazine Street, serves food until closing nightly, which means midnight Monday through Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday — and they never close early. The well-rounded and surprisingly affordable menu ranges from lighter items like burrata bruschetta and beet-cured salmon to heartier post-booze fare like burgers and Sriracha wings. The intimate patio invites.

Bayou Beer Garden

Bayou Beer Garden serves food until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Love that they have a 5- or 10-ounce Angus burger — the smaller option leaves room for sides like disco fries topped with cheddar and debris gravy. The portobello sandwich is a vegetarian-friendly munch.

The Green Room Kukhnya

The same great kitchen that used to be in the back of Siberia is on St. Bernard Avenue with a killer menu of small plates, Eastern European blinis, burgers, and outstanding sandwiches — and a special late night menu served from 10 p.m. to midnight. Get the Green Room’s traditional and delicious borsch, pierogis, Georgian eggplant rolls, or beet Reuben for a surprise, roasted beets topped with braised cabbage, Swiss and Russian dressing on toasted buttered rye. There’s a version with corned beef too, equally good.

Junction Bar & Grill

The kitchen stays open until 11 p.m. Thursday through Monday at this no-frills St. Claude Avenue burger-and-beer palace, known for its grass-fed beef and killer beer list. Junction serves great burger combos. The fries are hand-cut — get them loaded.

Breakaway's Restaurant & Bar

In its past incarnation as the Lost Love Lounge, late night zombies knew to pass by for good late night eats. Chef Paul Artigues, who opened Breakaway R&B in the space with his wife and partner Olivia, is keeping the tradition going. Artigues, known for running Green Goddess in the Quarter, is serving until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. weekends, offering the likes of house-smoked ham and turkey Dagwood-sized sandwiches dressed with slaw, fresh cut fries seasoned with garlic and herbs, and amazing seafood or green gumbo.

Buffa's

This much-loved local bar is a dive with a capital D, complete with a rib-sticking menu, live music in the back bar every night of the week, and a dog-friendly scene up front. Fried green beans, red beans and rice, burgers, deli sandwiches, all just fine, although getting fancy with Alfredo might be overreaching. Once 24/7, it’s now open until 2 a.m. during the week and until 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Dat Dog - Frenchmen St. Location

The Frenchmen Street throngs get plenty hungry on the weekends and Dat Dog stays open until midnight during the week and later on Friday and Saturday nights to oblige. A mess of toppings — andouille sauce! crawfish etouffee! guacamole! — smother beef and pork sausages along dogs made of chicken, seafood, and vegetables. Keto fans can wrap that dog in romaine. The balcony offers the best people-watching views.

Dat Dog’s Chicago dog.
Dat Dog

Verti Marte

Open 24 hours a day, Verti Marte is where locals and tourists alike carb-load against hangovers at any time of day or night. The signature sandwich, All That Jazz, piles turkey, ham, shrimp, cheese, and grilled mushrooms on a grilled french bread loaf, but the menu is vast. Cash only, FYI.

All that jazz sandwich at Verti Marte
Yelp/ Michelle N.

Bar Redux

The low-slung turquoise bar on the last street in the Bywater used to be the Joint back in the day, Now it’s a much-loved neighborhood watering hole with a damn-fine bar menu, not to mention an eclectic music and burlesque schedule. Bar Redux has everything from red beans to fried chicken to cheesesteaks to quesadillas. Get your fill until 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday and until 3 a.m. Friday and Sunday. Raise the bar on the experience and dine on the patio.

Nice Guys Bar and Grill

The late-ish night feeds of homestyle pub cuisine happen Thursday through Saturday until 11 p.m. at Nice Guys Bar and Grill at the corner of Earhart and Short Street in Gert Town. The menu includes the likes of burgers, nachos, and sandwiches, along with chargrilled Rockefeller oysters.

Cafe Du Monde French Market

Why wait on those long daytime lines at Cafe du Monde when there are tables to spare at 10 p.m.? This iconic cafe is on everybody’s list for cafe au lait and fresh, fried, sugary beignets, three to an order. Another spot that used to be 24/7, late-night diners with a sweet tooth can wander that way and pick up an order until 11 p.m.

Palm and Pine

Every Friday and Saturday night, head to Palm&Pine for the late-night happy hour menu from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Slurp cocktails and find outstanding eats like the famous burger, a spicy chicken sandwich and what the chef calls “corner store crudo,” made with yellowfin tuna, pineapple nųóc chấm, daikon, herbs, and shrimp chips.

Cleo’s' Mediterranean Cuisine

Mediterranean food 24 hours a day in the CBD gives night owls a downright healthy option. Enjoy the likes of hummus, falafel, labneh, shawarma, lamb, and grilled pita at Cleo’s on the edge of the French Quarter. There’s a vast and quirky soda selection, too.

Seaworthy

This CBD gem set in a 19th-century Creole cottage charms at every turn, from its handsome interior to a focus on sustainable seafood and the bar’s smart cocktail program. Seaworthy also has a raw bar it serves until midnight Friday and Saturday (10 p.m. on weekdays). Besides the likes of crab bisque and fried shrimp with fries, this may be the only place in New Orleans where you can have a lobster roll late-night.

Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar

Cooter Brown’s kitchen is open until 1 a.m. every damn night. Indulge in a truly impressive array of sandwiches, po’ boys, and burgers, as well as boudin and salads — and, of course raw oysters on the half shell. Try the Irish Channel special with homemade corned beef, coleslaw, and Crystal remoulade on brioche.

Crêpes à la Cart

Fuel up French-style at this Uptown, walk-up crepe counter with beaucoup sweet and savory options and breakfast at all hours. Crêpes à la Cart dishes crepes filled with meat (the “carnivore”), all kinds of cheese, four different versions of the smoked-salmon crepe, lots of vegetarian options, and for the sweets seeker, ice cream and Nutella; 50 kinds of crepes in all. Even better, it’s open everyday until midnight (or later).

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Hoshun

Get your sushi and your General Tso’s chicken on at Hoshun, a St. Charles Avenue spot great for late-night munchies. The kitchen’s menu trots between Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan, with combination platters dishing up super value for a ton of food. From sashimi to pho to pumpkin seed plum duck, Hoshun’s got it covered until at least midnight every day but Sunday, when the kitchen closes earlier.

The Avenue Pub

While the Avenue Pub is known for its world-class beer list, the food menu is not to be missed. Served until 11 p.m., the new cuisine under Blue Oak BBQ ownership ranges from straight-up pub food like cheesy boudin balls and beef fat tater tot poutine smothered with gumbo gravy, Hook’s cheddar, and jalapenos, to a refined chopped kale salad with collard greens and fried Ranch chickpeas and a grilled chicken club with white barbecue sauce. Everything is delicious, and specials abound.

The Delachaise

This wine bar serves its internationally influenced menu every night until 11 p.m. French-focused offerings at the Delachaise include pate, pomme frites cooked in goose fat, and steak frites. Other dishes have Spanish, Italian, and Latin American flavor profiles, like flank steak bruschetta, house-made pate, and fried frog legs with remoulade. This is the spot for classy late-night eats.

The Delachaise
The Delachaise
Brasted/Eater NOLA

Bouligny Tavern

The elegant Bouligny Tavern, located just outside the Garden District on Magazine Street, serves food until closing nightly, which means midnight Monday through Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday — and they never close early. The well-rounded and surprisingly affordable menu ranges from lighter items like burrata bruschetta and beet-cured salmon to heartier post-booze fare like burgers and Sriracha wings. The intimate patio invites.

Related Maps