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14 Excellent Late-Night Restaurants in Houston

Score tacos, pie, pizza and more, all after 10 p.m.

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Late at night, when a craving for noodles or pizza strikes, it can be challenging to find the right spot to scratch that itch. Whether inspired by an all-night study session, a third-shift work schedule, or a drunken good time, sometimes an excellent late night meal is in order.

Fortunately, Houston has plenty of killer restaurants that keep the lights on late. From spanakopita to pizza by the slice to breakfast-for-dinner, check out our list of the best hideouts and diners serving well into the wee hours of the morning.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. House of Pies

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3112 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

For those middle-of-the-night pie cravings, House of Pies is always there. The diner — a Houston institution — is open 24 hours daily serving up its famous pies by the slice and all-day menu, even on holidays.

2. Roadster Grill at Eighteen36

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2221 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 831-7050
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Roadster Grill at River Oaks bar Eighteen 36 offers hearty Greek eats for dine-in, take-out and delivery. Diners can opt for stuffed grape leaves with tzatziki, chicken skewer platters and Gyro pitzas with feta cheese. Roadster is open until 1 a.m. Thursdays, 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and until midnight the rest of the week.

3. Velvet Taco

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4819 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 834-5908
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There's truly no greater late-night food than tacos, especially when someone’s had a bit too much to drink. Soak up those vodka Red Bulls with large tacos stuffed with everything from falafel to crispy chicken skin and potato salad. Added bonus: Velvet Taco stays open until 4 a.m. on Friday & Saturday nights in case the evening starts to become early morning.

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4. La Tapatia Mexican Cafe Montrose

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1749 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 521-3144
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True Tex-Mex is served until 1 a.m. on weekends at Montrose mainstay La Tapatia. The massive menu lists chile con queso topped burrito dinners; pastor, jamon, or pollo tortas; meat and vegetarian enchilada platters galore; shrimp — pan-fried, grilled, or lightly fried and served with Mexican rice and beans — and last but not least, margaritas.

5. Katz's Deli & Bar

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616 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-3838
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The longtime Montrose location is famous for its slogan, “Katz never kloses!” Now two more locations — in the North Heights, and Shenandoah — add additional options for 24-hour eats, seven days a week.

6. Love Buzz

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408 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-2899
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Wake & Bake is given new meaning at Love Buzz. The Montrose hangout for pizza, beer, cocktails and wine is open until 2 a.m., and the most popular pie in the house is topped with bacon, hash browns, sunny-side up eggs, mozzarella, cheddar, green onions and fresh cracked pepper.

7. Cantina Barba

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3701 N Main St
Houston, TX 77009

Even after the bars close, Cantina Barba stays open, serving smoked meat tacos, steak and eggs, pork hash, and restorative coffee until 2 a.m. weekdays and 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

8. Frank's Pizza

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417 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 225-5656
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Frank’s Pizza is forever the friend that Houstonians can depend on for their late night pizza needs. Open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, partiers can still conclude a booze-filled evening by diving into a hot, cheesy slice, or even a whole pie.

9. BB's Tex-Orleans

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2710 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-4499
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The tiny Montrose location of this Cajun fave is open until 3 a.m. weekdays and 4 a.m. weekends, making it the perfect spot for some late-night fried seafood, debris po’boys, or a hearty bowl of gumbo.

10. Mai's Restaurant

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3403 Milam St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 520-5300
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This Midtown Vietnamese restaurant has long been a gathering place for late night eats thanks to a vast menu of dishes like pho, Mongolian beef, and egg noodles with a choice of meat or tofu. Mai’s is open until 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

11. Spanish Flowers

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4701 N Main St
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 869-1706
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Both locations of Spanish Flowers — North Main and North Freeway, are open late on weekends, with the North Main location open a full 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, serving up hot melty queso, fajitas, lengua, and a host of other dishes.

12. Pho Bình By Night

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12148 Bellaire Blvd # 101
Houston, TX 77072
(832) 351-2464

This popular, cash-only Chinatown restaurant specializes in pho tai be, rare veal cooked in silky pho broth. They’re open until midnight six days a week, and closed on Mondays.

13. FM Kitchen & Bar

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1112 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 804-6006
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This low-key neighborhood bar, now with a brand-new outpost in Montrose, serves up burgers, nachos, fried chicken sandwiches and other eats until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights, at both locations.

14. Dot Coffee Shop

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7006 I-45 S. at, Woodridge Dr
Houston, TX 77087
(713) 644-7669
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This adorably retro diner — one of the first restaurants opened by Houston restaurant magnates the Pappas Family, served up one of the city’s best chicken fried steaks, plus breakfasts made from scratch, all day, 24 hours a day.

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1. House of Pies

3112 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098

For those middle-of-the-night pie cravings, House of Pies is always there. The diner — a Houston institution — is open 24 hours daily serving up its famous pies by the slice and all-day menu, even on holidays.

3112 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

2. Roadster Grill at Eighteen36

2221 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098

Roadster Grill at River Oaks bar Eighteen 36 offers hearty Greek eats for dine-in, take-out and delivery. Diners can opt for stuffed grape leaves with tzatziki, chicken skewer platters and Gyro pitzas with feta cheese. Roadster is open until 1 a.m. Thursdays, 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and until midnight the rest of the week.

2221 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098

3. Velvet Taco

4819 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
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There's truly no greater late-night food than tacos, especially when someone’s had a bit too much to drink. Soak up those vodka Red Bulls with large tacos stuffed with everything from falafel to crispy chicken skin and potato salad. Added bonus: Velvet Taco stays open until 4 a.m. on Friday & Saturday nights in case the evening starts to become early morning.

4819 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

4. La Tapatia Mexican Cafe Montrose

1749 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098

True Tex-Mex is served until 1 a.m. on weekends at Montrose mainstay La Tapatia. The massive menu lists chile con queso topped burrito dinners; pastor, jamon, or pollo tortas; meat and vegetarian enchilada platters galore; shrimp — pan-fried, grilled, or lightly fried and served with Mexican rice and beans — and last but not least, margaritas.

1749 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77098

5. Katz's Deli & Bar

616 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

The longtime Montrose location is famous for its slogan, “Katz never kloses!” Now two more locations — in the North Heights, and Shenandoah — add additional options for 24-hour eats, seven days a week.

616 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

6. Love Buzz

408 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Wake & Bake is given new meaning at Love Buzz. The Montrose hangout for pizza, beer, cocktails and wine is open until 2 a.m., and the most popular pie in the house is topped with bacon, hash browns, sunny-side up eggs, mozzarella, cheddar, green onions and fresh cracked pepper.

408 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

7. Cantina Barba

3701 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009

Even after the bars close, Cantina Barba stays open, serving smoked meat tacos, steak and eggs, pork hash, and restorative coffee until 2 a.m. weekdays and 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

3701 N Main St
Houston, TX 77009

8. Frank's Pizza

417 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

Frank’s Pizza is forever the friend that Houstonians can depend on for their late night pizza needs. Open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, partiers can still conclude a booze-filled evening by diving into a hot, cheesy slice, or even a whole pie.

417 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002

9. BB's Tex-Orleans

2710 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

The tiny Montrose location of this Cajun fave is open until 3 a.m. weekdays and 4 a.m. weekends, making it the perfect spot for some late-night fried seafood, debris po’boys, or a hearty bowl of gumbo.

2710 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006

10. Mai's Restaurant

3403 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002

This Midtown Vietnamese restaurant has long been a gathering place for late night eats thanks to a vast menu of dishes like pho, Mongolian beef, and egg noodles with a choice of meat or tofu. Mai’s is open until 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

3403 Milam St
Houston, TX 77002

11. Spanish Flowers

4701 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009

Both locations of Spanish Flowers — North Main and North Freeway, are open late on weekends, with the North Main location open a full 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, serving up hot melty queso, fajitas, lengua, and a host of other dishes.

4701 N Main St
Houston, TX 77009

12. Pho Bình By Night

12148 Bellaire Blvd # 101, Houston, TX 77072

This popular, cash-only Chinatown restaurant specializes in pho tai be, rare veal cooked in silky pho broth. They’re open until midnight six days a week, and closed on Mondays.

12148 Bellaire Blvd # 101
Houston, TX 77072

13. FM Kitchen & Bar

1112 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007

This low-key neighborhood bar, now with a brand-new outpost in Montrose, serves up burgers, nachos, fried chicken sandwiches and other eats until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights, at both locations.

1112 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

14. Dot Coffee Shop

7006 I-45 S. at, Woodridge Dr, Houston, TX 77087

This adorably retro diner — one of the first restaurants opened by Houston restaurant magnates the Pappas Family, served up one of the city’s best chicken fried steaks, plus breakfasts made from scratch, all day, 24 hours a day.

7006 I-45 S. at, Woodridge Dr
Houston, TX 77087

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