New Orleans is a haven for nightlife: drinks, music, and dancing all stretch into the wee hours on any given night. But when late-night fun leads to late-night hunger, consider stopping at one of these restaurants for a bite. No matter which neighborhood you end up in, there’s always good food within an arm’s reach at any hour of the day. 

French Quarter

Port of Call

Half-pound hamburgers with a side baked potato sounds tempting at any time of day, but especially in the late-night hours. Port of Call is open until midnight on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Pair it with a tropical drink (like their infamous-and very strong-Neptune’s Monsoon) if you’re looking to keep the good times going.

Michael Tucker
The Will & The Way

The Will & The Way

Open till 1 a.m. every night of the week, The Will & The Way is your go-to for charcuterie and cheese, meat pies, sticky spare ribs, and loaded Korean hot fries. 


Every Friday and Saturday night from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., enjoy the “Late Nite” menu at Palm&Pine, which includes fried Brussels and a spicy chicken sandwich.   

Rebecca Todd
Dat Dog on Frenchmen

Dat Dog

Dat Dog on Frenchmen stays open till 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, meaning you can kickstart your hangover cure with an alligator dog before the sun rises. 


Melba’s Poboys

Open 24 hours, Melba’s is your go-to for seafood, po-boys, and good Southern cooking. In addition to the original Bywater location, there’s another 24-hour location in Mid-City on Tulane Avenue. 

Rebecca Todd


Buffa’s is open until 2 a.m. every night of the week with regular live performances and Cajun cuisine. 


Pop-ups are the name of the game at Anna’s. Enjoy tacos from Tacos Para La Vida on Tuesday-Friday and seafood dishes from Wood Duck on Saturdays and Sundays.

Bar Redux

This Poland Avenue-based bar’s kitchen stays open until 2 a.m. during the week and 3 a.m. on the weekends. You can find lots of greasy late-night eats, like nachos, quesadillas, Cuban sandwiches, and cheesesteaks on the menu.  


Craving burgers? Junction has your back with a kitchen open daily until 12 a.m. You can find 10 variations on the classic burger here, plus other sharable snacks like fried pickles, and loaded fries.  


Bouligny Tavern

Enjoy fine dining in the late-night hours at Bouligny Tavern. Whether it’s caviar or fries, you can get it until midnight Monday-Wednesday, 1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. 

The Avenue Pub

Located centrally on St. Charles Avenue, The Avenue Pub has plenty of beer and pub fare to last you until its midnight closing time. 

Rebecca Todd
Tchoup Yard

Tchoup Yard

This dog-friendly patio has lots of space for kicking back, plus rotating food vendors, and late-night fun until midnight Wednesday and Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 

Tremé/ Mid-City

Bayou Beer Garden

This Mid-City joint has a large outdoor space and pub fare and is open past midnight most weeknights and until 2 a.m. on the weekends. 

Wrong Iron

Another Mid-City spot with lots of outdoor space, you can’t go wrong with the frozen drinks and whatever food pop-up is currently on tap. 

Twelve Mile Limit

This welcoming watering hole has a pool table and patio for you to enjoy your late night eats. The menu rotates, but expect something like pizza rolls, chicken parm, and tuna melts. 

The Bean Gallery 

Not just your ordinary coffee shop, The Bean Gallery is open until midnight on weeknights and until 10 p.m. on the weekends. Its late-night hours on the weeknights make it the perfect place for studying or getting work done as a night owl. Have a panini if you’re feeling hungry. 

Paul Broussard

Downtown/ CBD


Enjoy oysters on the half shell until 11 p.m. on Sundays -Thursdays and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays at Seaworthy. 


Open 24 hours a day, Cleo’s has some of the best Mediterranean food in the city.