Pop quiz: It’s midnight and you’re hungry. Where do you go for late night food? We’ve been wondering that ourselves, so we scoured the city in search of local restaurants that serve food late at night. From burritos at 3 a.m. to chicken and waffles until 4 a.m. and just about everything in between, we’ve rounded up 50 spots that will satisfy those nocturnal hunger pains.
116 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Treat yourself to a specialty pizza, pasta, deviled eggs, and more from the bar menu at Lucca Back Bay, served nightly until 1 a.m.
1110 Boylston St., Boston; 32 West Broadway, South Boston
Located just across the street from the Broadway T station, the South Boston restaurant is open until 1 a.m. everyday. It also has a rewards program for its Japanese and Chinese cuisine. The spot near the Hynes Convention Center is open until midnight from Sunday to Thursday and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
23 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain
Wok N Talk is open until 3 a.m. everyday. Located next to the Riverway stop on the E line, this Asian spot also has free WiFi and parking.
15 Bosworth St., Boston
The kitchen serves food daily until 1:30 a.m. at this island vacation-themed spot downtown. Food options include a crab cake sandwich, jerk chicken, and multiple small plates.
25 School St., Boston
From 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. any night of the week, dine from the late night menu at this Downtown Crossing spot. Options include kobe sliders, quesadillas, spring rolls, and more.
353 Cambridge St., Allston
After 11 p.m., you can get $1 slices of the famous pizza at the bar. Regina Pizzeria is open until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, making it a beloved stop for college students in Allston.
147 East Berkeley St., South End
El Triunfo keeps the food coming until 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and until 4:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday at its South End location, where you can munch on burritos, nachos, fajitas, quesadillas, and more.
66 Beach St., Chinatown
Open every day until 4 a.m., New Golden Gate Restaurant in Chinatown serves up crab rangoon, Kung Pao chicken, and moo shi beef, plus more adventurous fare like “garlic frog in pot,’’ chicken feet, and cold jellyfish.
907 Boylston St., Boston
The kitchen stays open until 1:30 a.m. seven days a week at the Pour House. After 10 p.m., they no longer serve steak, salads, or Mexican options, but there’s still plenty to choose from, like burgers, wings, potato skins, and more.
433 Columbus Avenue, Boston
If you’re in the mood for stuffed peppers or “Italian nachos’’ (corn chips, beef Bolognese, ricotta, and cherry pepper), the kitchen’s open until 1:30 a.m. at Anchovies.
1525 Washington St., South End
Caught in the South End late at night? Head to Stella Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until 1:30 a.m. for their late night menu with meatball sliders, parmesan tater tots, or tiramisu for dessert.
178 Kneeland St., Chinatown
South Street Diner is located in a prime spot — by the South Station bus terminal — ready to feed people in transit, no matter the hour. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the menu here is classic diner fare, featuring things like eggs, pancakes, onion rings, burgers, and more.
541 Tremont St., South End
Chow down until 1 a.m. from Thursday through Sunday at this South End spot, where the menu features options like truffled potato and cheese pierogies, eggplant parmesan, tuna steak with squid ink risotto, and more.
278 Shawmut Avenue, 617-350-0010; 152 Dorchester Avenue, 617-269-1003
House-cured corned beef brisket, anyone? Or maybe sweet corn ravioli for you? Get dinner until 2 a.m. at either of their Boston locations. They also offer vegetarian and gluten-free menus if there are dietary restrictions on your late-night cravings.
1 Harrison Avenue, Chinatown
Pull up a chair at Kaze Shabu Shabu in Chinatown until 1 a.m. on weekdays and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays to try your hand at this Asian-style hot pot cooking. Literally translated to “swish swish,’’ shabu shabu dining involves cooking various meats and vegetables into a boiling broth right at your own table.
1239 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge
Part comedy venue, part club, and part restaurant, this Harvard Square establishment has been in business for more than 50 years, serving up Chinese food specialities until 2 a.m. or later every night of the week.
39 Stanhope St., South End
Grab food until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday at South End hotspot Red Lantern, which serves Asian food options like spicy noodle dishes, fried rice, dumplings, and more.
1657 Beacon St., Brookline
The Abbey servers its full dinner menu until 1:30 a.m. with options like lamb “lollipops’’ and roasted tomato, sweet onion, and ricotta ravioli with a pistachio pesto.
1432 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Does a pizza topped with apple, bacon, and red onion sound right up your alley? Or are you more of a squash, ricotta, and cranberry person? Don’t worry, Otto’s serves regular cheese, too. It’s open until midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
39 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown
It’s classic diner fare like burgers and breakfast at the diner, which serves food until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
16 Eliot St., Cambridge
Roll into the Harvard Square IHOP location after a night on the town (or perhaps just a late night study session) to dig into a stack of pancakes any night of the week until 4 a.m. The Brighton location is open 24 hours.
134 Salem St., North End
If there’s one thing that is better than a bakery in the North End, it’s a bakery in the North End that is open 24 hours. Head to Bova’s and wait in line with the other late night revelers for a cheesecake brownie or another sweet dessert to end the evening (you party animal).
361 Boylston St., Boston
Parish Cafe and Bar serves their menu — sandwiches created by a collection of the best local chefs — until 1 a.m. daily. The outdoor seating only adds to the appeal of this Copley Square spot.
2 Tyler St., Chinatown
Chinatown boasts a plethora of late-night options, and Suishaya, which serves a blend of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cuisine nightly until 2 a.m., is one of them.
4 Tyler St., Chinatown
Open until 3 a.m., Peach Farm serves many Hong Kong-style seafood options in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood.
16 Hudson St., Chinatown
Chow down on Japanese fare like dumplings, sushi, miso soup, teriyaki, tempura, and more until 3:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at this Chinatown hotspot.
695 Washington St., Chinatown
This Chinatown spot specializes in soup-filled dumplings called xao long bao (it means “steamed little juicy buns.’’) And lucky for you, they’re available seven days a week until 2 a.m.
560 Harrison Avenue, South End
Get your French fix late at night with fondue and chocolate beignets at Gaslight in the South End, where food is served until 1:30 a.m. every night of the week.
74 Winthrop St., Cambridge
Pinocchio’s changes with the times. When school’s in session, this pizzeria is open until 2:30 a.m on Friday and Saturday. As the Harvard undergrads trickle out of Cambridge, the hours are rolled back to 1 a.m. Year round, Pinocchio’s closes at midnight on Sunday and 1 a.m. from Monday to Thursday.
280 Cambridge St., Allston
Open until 3 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday, you can get a Philly steak pizza, a chicken parm pizza, and a Boston cranberry and walnut salad.
138 Cambridge St., Boston
Brian Poe, chef of Rattlesnake and Poe’s Kitchen, is to thank for The Tip Tap Room, which has numerous beers on “tap’’ and inventive “tips’’ for dinner until 1:30 a.m. The cheese and cracklins appetizer has fried goat cheese balls, duck fat fried prosciutto “cracklins,’’ grilled asparagus tips, and a carrot ginger dipping sauce in addition to their daily wild game tip special.
1 Hampshire St., Cambridge
This Kendall Square mainstay serves breakfast all day, ranging from pancakes and waffles to omlettes, scrambles, and more, in addition to more brunch-like options. Chow down until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
1310 Boylston St., Boston
Located behind Fenway, the Citizen Public House serves more than 100 varieties of whiskey. Their full menu is available until 1 a.m., and you can get the bar menu until 2 a.m. The restaurant also offers gluten-free and vegetarian menus.
745 Boylston St., Boston
Got a sweet tooth? Chocolate is the star at this Boylston Street spot, which will take your order until the kitchen closes at 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. In addition to chocolate-driven dishes, choose from things like sliders and mac and cheese on the late night menu.
33 Union St., Boston
Belgian pommes frites, or french fries, and 12 special sauces make Saus a spot worth stopping at near Faneuil Hall. You can get truffle ketchup and bacon parmesan sauce until midnight on Thursdays and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. If you’re walking home, be sure to try the beer float — any beer you want with vanilla ice cream!
1024 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
From Thursday to Saturday, this diner is open 24 hours. An eight-page menu makes for some tough decisions, including the Oreo stuffed pancakes, eggplant fries, and a reuben burger.
21 Temple Place, Downtown Crossing
Get a burger and chose from a large variety of toppings, like pears or peanut butter, or get a bedtime snack of milk and cookies before you shuffle home from hanging out at this Downtown Crossing spot.
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Kenmore Square
Kenmore’s Eastern Standard offers its regular menu until midnight and their late night options until 1:30 a.m. Some of your choices include oysters from the raw bar, sandwiches, and cheese selections.
1301 Boylston St., Fenway
Check out the burger of the day before making your choice — you never know what you might miss. Tasty Burger also has a “Starvin’ Student’’ special which includes your choice of hamburger or cheeseburger and a draft beer for $10, if you bring a school ID. Tasty Burger is open until 2 a.m.
241 Hanover St., North End
Wandering through the North End late at night with a grumbling belly? Bricco serves wood oven pizzas until 1:45 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
25 Central Square, Cambridge
This falafel place has various options, including Beiruti and Egypt-style roll-ups, as well as dinner pies and desserts. It is open until 3 a.m. from Thursday through Saturday.
72 Broad St., Financial District
This Financial District eatery serves food from their bar menu until 1 a.m. every night of the week. Chose from things like calamari, wings, sliders, truffle fries, and four different kinds of pizza.
83 Essex St., Chinatown
If you haven’t staggered into this Chinatown spot after midnight, then you haven’t really experienced late night dining in Boston. The Chinese food hotspot — a favorite of hungry clubgoers once the bars are closed — serves food until 4 a.m.
1033 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
If you haven’t tried chicken wings on top of Belgian waffles with syrup and hot sauce at least once in your life, now’s your chance. Hen House Boston, which also serves a cornbread waffle and Buffalo mac and cheese, is open until 4 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
33 Brattle St., Cambridge
Hungry late at night, but stuck on a budget? The most expensive item on the menu of Felipe’s Taqueria is the steak plate, with rice, beans, salsa and corn tortillas for only $6.35. It is open until midnight from Sunday to Wednesday and 2 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday.
1080 Boylston St., Boston
If you’re in the mood for a burrito late at night, Boloco’s first shop by Mass Ave. takes orders until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
305 Huntington Avenue, Boston
A favorite of Northeastern University students and in business for more than 40 years, BHOP slings pizzas, calzones, subs and more until midnight.
10 Eliot St., Cambridge
A stacked jukebox upstairs, diner-style booths downstairs, and a beer garden out back make this Harvard Square spot a popular hangout. Another bonus? The kitchen stays open until 12:40 during the week and until 1:40 on Thursday through Saturday.
222 Berkeley St., South End
Flavors from Spain, Mexio, and South America combine at Tico, where late night options can be found on the bar menu until 1 a.m. Chose from things like tacos, calamari, mushroom and cheese quesadilla, macaroni and cheese, and various tapas-style small plates.
1375 Washington St., South End
This South End steak bistro offers late night food options until 1 a.m. seven nights a week. Try the Chops Burger, made with cheese, lettuce, tomato, bacon, caramelized onions, pickles, on a toasted bun and topped with secret BC sauce.
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