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A spread from Anna’s, which serves food until late.
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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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A spread from Anna’s, which serves food until late.
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Sigh of relief. With bars again open into the wee hours, late-night eats are officially back. Despite the reshuffling of restaurants both haute and not, new players have enervated the landscape and options abound. When you have a case of the hangries, these spots will feed as late as 11 p.m. Many cater to industry types, who knock off late and need a place to unwind.

If it’s around-the-clock eating you need, 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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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.

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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 1 a.m.

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.

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. 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.

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
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Bayou Beer Garden

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Bayou Beer Garden serves food until midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 1 a.m. 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 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 midnight, the fare ranges from straight-up pub food like Dump Truck fries, smothered with cheddar bechamel sauce and lemongrass pulled pork, to house-grilled chicken salad and rustic cassoulet with white beans, chicken, bacon, and smoked sausage served in a warm French bread bowl.

Get your sushi and your General Tso’s chicken on at Hoshun, a St. Charles Avenue spot great for the 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 midnight 2 a.m. every day but Sunday, when the kitchen closes earlier.

Seaworthy

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This CBD gem set in a 19th-century Creole cottage charms at every turn, from its handsome interior to chef Steven Green’s 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.

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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.

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Palm&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 from $6 to $10 and find outstanding eats like blistered shishitos, a spicy chicken sandwich and what the chef calls “corner store crudo,” made with yellowfin tuna, pineapple nųóc chấm, daikon, herbs, and shrimp chips.

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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 over-reaching. Once 24/7, it’s now open until 2 a.m.

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.

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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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 1 a.m. 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.

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The food at Anna’s is simply outstanding for a bar, much like its predecessor Mimi’s. Upstairs, a menu of small bites and a few big ones is served until midnight daily, making it one of the best late-night options in town. Among the menu highlights are the papas bravas, white anchovies, crispy octopus, and bistro filet with salsa verde. Cocktails are top-notch. 

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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 in January, is keeping the tradition going. Artigues, known for running Green Goddess in the Quarter, is serving until midnight weekdays and 1 a.m. weekends, offering the likes of house smoked ham and turkey Dagwood-sized sandwiches dressed with house made slaw, fresh cut fries seasoned with garlic and herbs, and an amazing seafood or green gumbo.

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.

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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.

Bar Redux
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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.

Cooter Brown’s
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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 1 a.m.

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.

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. 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.

The Delachaise

The Delachaise
The Delachaise
Brasted/Eater NOLA

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

Bayou Beer Garden

Bayou Beer Garden serves food until midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 1 a.m. 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 Avenue Pub

While the Avenue Pub is known for its world-class beer list, the food menu is not to be missed. Served until midnight, the fare ranges from straight-up pub food like Dump Truck fries, smothered with cheddar bechamel sauce and lemongrass pulled pork, to house-grilled chicken salad and rustic cassoulet with white beans, chicken, bacon, and smoked sausage served in a warm French bread bowl.

Hoshun

Get your sushi and your General Tso’s chicken on at Hoshun, a St. Charles Avenue spot great for the 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 midnight 2 a.m. every day but Sunday, when the kitchen closes earlier.

Seaworthy

Seaworthy
Stephanie Carter

This CBD gem set in a 19th-century Creole cottage charms at every turn, from its handsome interior to chef Steven Green’s 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.

Seaworthy
Stephanie Carter

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.

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Palm&Pine

Spicy chicken sandwich
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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 from $6 to $10 and find outstanding eats like blistered shishitos, a spicy chicken sandwich and what the chef calls “corner store crudo,” made with yellowfin tuna, pineapple nųóc chấm, daikon, herbs, and shrimp chips.