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22 Excellent Late-Night Restaurants in Houston

All the best grub available after 10 p.m.

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If you ask Houstonians about a place to grab a late-night bite, the easy answer is Whataburger. After all, with most locations equipped with a 24-hour drive-thru, it stays ready to fulfill a late-night burger or breakfast-on-a-bun craving. But the city can do better, with wide-ranging offerings of pho, kabobs, breakfast, pies, and so much more — all of which are available late in the night or into the wee hours of the morning.

Whether finishing an evening shift, getting something after a night out, or just quenching a late craving, guests can step into any of these 36 places confident that they will get some late-night grub long after 10 p.m.

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Spanish Flowers

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This beloved Tex-Mex establishment has been serving up bites to night owls for over 30 years. With three locations in the Houston area, expect stiff margaritas alongside sizzling comals of fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, seafood platters, and even vegetarian options. The tortillas are made from scratch and what better way to end a night than by ordering its molcajete — a hearty helping of grilled ribeye, chicken, jalapeno sausage, shrimp, panela cheese, a jalapeno toreado, and Mexican cactus all served on a hot lava rock. Hours vary depending on location, but the Main Street outpost stays open for 24 hours Friday through Sunday and until midnight Monday through Thursday.

One Shot Pocha

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Like soju and karaoke? This is the place. This restaurant and bar is open until 2 A.M. every night of the week except Tuesdays, and the menu is loaded with Korean bites including fried chicken, bossam, chicken wings, and the much-lauded army stew. The pineapple soju is a requisite order to go alongside spicy entrees such as Korean sweet and spicy chicken and pork belly. The food here matches the vibe: flagrant, flavorful, and lively.

Cantina Barba

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What Cantina Barba lacks in size, it makes up for in flavor. The no-frills Heights kiosk offers smoked meat tacos, steak and eggs, pork hash, restorative coffee, and one of the city’s best burgers until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Thirsty? The restaurant boasts a hidden mezcal bar onsite called Mijo.

BB's Tex-Orleans

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Transport yourself to Bourbon Street at this local Cajun-Texan chain. The Westheimer location is open until  3 a.m. every night of the week. It serves Lousiana-inspired fare, from po’boys to shrimp and boudin. New Orleans and Texan flavors that are perfect to sop up all those daiquiris or just the late-night munchies come alive well into the night here.

Ninja Ramen

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This moody Washington Avenue bar is a surefire choice until 2 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The menu is simple, offering heartwarming brothless Mazeman ramen, a fiery, garlic-laden Aburamen noodle dish, plus miso caramel and Thai tea ice cream to soothe the spice.

Frank's Pizza

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Like a forever friend that Houstonians can depend on for their late-night needs, Frank’s is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, welcoming in barhoppers and night owls alike with hot cheesy slices and whole pies.  You can’t go wrong with pepperoni or cheese pizza, but if looking to venture out, try the barbecue chicken or the boudin and bacon pizza with a side of wings.

Abu Omar Halal

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When that late-night halal craving strikes look no further than the OG halal food truck turned brick and mortar. Shawarma in wraps, loaded fries combinations, over rice, or in a salad bowl is the signature dish. The chicken is the most popular of the protein options and the Italian shawarma family order is perfect for ravenous diners (or diner, no judgement)— complete with Italian bread, a meat option, cheese garlic sauces all cut into pizza slices. Open daily until 3 a.m.

Voodoo Queen Daiquiri Dive

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Rambunctious and quirky: that describes this East End watering hole and kitchen. Besides the crazy frozen machines daiquiri bar reminiscent of the fun-loving bars of New Orleans, the food is equally as over-the-top, in a good way. Choose from baskets of fried shrimp or chicken (or both), loaded po’boys that don’t skimp on the shrimp, or its “famous shut-up dogs” — sweet corn and jalapeno hushpuppies. By the time that third or fourth Jell-O shot hits you may also want to order the crowd-favorite chicken tenders. 

The Burger Joint

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What started as a food truck has since evolved into three restaurant locations, including in the Heights and Baybrook. The Montrose outpost, open until 4 a.m., is a particular favorite among late-night party-goers seeking sustenance in the form of burgers, shakes, sandwiches, and hot dogs. Try the Mexi — an Angus burger with grilled ham, avocado, queso fresco, and jalapenos. And, if the party is just getting started, add a shake, and make it boozy.

Love Buzz

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When the midnight munchies strike, head to this cheeky pizza and sandwich shop. Open until 2 a.m., choose from a selection of loaded pies such as the Stankonia, with anchovies, mozzarella, roasted garlic, Chevre, and caramelized onions. Or go for the Wake and Bake, a stacked breakfast-inspired pie with bacon, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, crispy hash browns, sunny-side up eggs, green onions, fresh cracked black pepper, and an Alredope sauce. Stoner-approved classics like garlic knots and cheez-ee bread round out the menu alongside meatball subs. Craving something sweet? Finish off your sundown excursion with a cannoli or ice cream float.

Katz's Deli & Bar

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Known for its slogan “Katz never klozes,” this deli promises a stacked sandwich at any hour. Visit the longtime Montrose location, or the newer locations in the Heights and Shenandoah, where it's never been easier to score matzo ball soup, French toast, or a pastrami sandwich, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Segreto Lounge

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Not only can you get transported to the days of the Rat Pack at this swank cocktail bar and lounge, but it is also a great spot for elevated bites of crudo, caviar, tempura, and sushi. The light fare here pairs brilliantly with martinis (and the other cocktails on the menu) with offerings such as the Battuta Di Manzo alla Piemnontese — a classic beef tartare made piemontese style with black truffle and parmesan florette. No where else on this list can you score a late-night bump — of caviar that is — and also dive into a good selection of different bite-size seafood options like tuna tartare or golden lobster spoons.

Mai's Restaurant

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Mai’s, which as been open since the late 70s, is a staple on Houston’s late-night scene. It offers an expansive menu of Vietnamese cuisine with sticky rice patties, Vietnamese fajitas, and must-try garlic tofu and udon noodle soup. Though most weekdays mean an earlier closing time, the doors stay open until 3 a.m. Friday through Sunday.

Head to this Japanese restaurant and karaoke bar for all the maki rolls and izakaya favorites in a no-frills atmosphere. While all the Western-style sushi rolls may be your first inclination, Japanese drinking food plates of beef tongue, chicken karaage, katsu curry, and grilled squid are the winners here. The portions are big and the prices are reasonable, making this a great spot for groups. Open until 2 a.m. daily, Genji is a fun option after a bar crawl, with booths for karaoke.

Chapultepec Lupita

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Open past 1 a.m. most nights of the week, this long-standing Montrose late-night hotspot marries Mexican and Tex-Mex. Fajitas are the star here, as late-night diners flock to their sizzling comals of tender beef with sides of beans, cheese, and warm, comforting tortillas. There’s a reason locals have sworn by this place since the 1970s for late-night grub. It’s hard to find a more filling, stick-to-your-ribs down-home Mexican meal late at night than here.

The Savoy

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This legendary Third Ward bar is sure to fill you up with its kitchen providing a full menu Thursday through Sunday until 2 a.m. Enjoy Tex-Mex staples including quesadillas, empanadas, and tacos, but don’t neglect its more sophisticated entrees such as its lamb sliders, the shrimp rolls, made with grilled shrimp marinated in lemon garlic butter and served on a toasted roll with a seafood aioli, or its Texas wagyu Savoy burger, topped with peppered bacon, pepper jack cheese, and a secret sauce.

The Legendary Savoy burger, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, cheese, and bacon, with a side of fries.
The Savoy’s burger is a standout.
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Ohn Korean Eatery

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This Korean comfort food destination has interiors reminiscent of Blade Runner, with neon lights adorning the bar. Step inside to find Korean drinking food bites such as garlic soy swings, a bubbly short rib soup, and its signature Yangnyeom wings. Open until 2 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday, late-night partiers and diners swear by the ever-flowing orders of soju and makgeolli while chowing down on the restaurant’s signature bite-size delectables and cheesy, hearty soups.

Transport yourself to the streets of Tokyo at this Japanese whiskey bar and yakitori restaurant in the heart of Asiatown. The dimly lit space replicates the izakayas of Japan, with thrilling dishes like the rib-eye cap, chicken gizzards, and pork jowl. An order of the okonomiyaki is obligatory to pair alongside its skewers, and the silky black truffle ramen is a perfect way to end a night out. Choose a favorite from the expansive Japanese whiskey list or its cocktails, which all have a Japanese twist.

FuFu's CAFE Restaurant

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With two locations that aren’t far apart on Bellaire Boulevard, FuFu Cafe (Suite E209) and FuFu Restaurant (Suite E209) both offer a bevy of Chinese cuisine, but with different menus. Both locations have hot pot service with broth at varying spice levels and a choice of meats like lamb, seafood, pork, and chicken. Visit the cafe if you have a hankering for the salt-toasted spare ribs, and dine in at the restaurant for sizzling duck, beef, oyster, and short ribs specialties. Both are open until 2 a.m. daily.

Hongdae 33 Korean BBQ

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When dining in a group later in the day, this Korean barbecue restaurant guarantees you and your friends get your money’s worth. Priced at $33 per guest, this all-you-can-eat establishment is big on meat, with prime cuts such as brisket, miso-marinated flat iron steak, and pork jowl, plus seafood options including spicy baby octopus and garlic-butter shrimp — all available to cook over the tabletop’s gas grill. The spread includes house-prepared Korean sides of kimchi, scallion and seafood pancakes, and spicy rice cake skewers, plus a selection of marinades and dipping sauces. Spring for the soju and cocktails — the only catch is you have only 90 minute window to dine.

Hongdae 33’s dining room with traditional architectural details, neon lighting, and teal and orange accents.
For a late-night spot perfect for groups, Hongdae 33 is a top choice.
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Dot Coffee Shop

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Take a trip back in time at this local iconic 24-hour restaurant. This adorably retro diner is one of the first concepts opened by the Pappas restaurateur family. It serves up one of the city’s best chicken fried steaks plus a slew of other breakfast options, all made from scratch, any time of day.

Southside Sporting Club

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Don’t underestimate this sports bar. The menu features traditional bar food, think wings, but dives into more flavorful and thoughtful Southern-style appetizers and entrees, including boudin balls, brisket egg rolls, loaded mac and cheese, jerk lamb chops, and the H-Town Bang shrimp, and grilled jumbo Gulf shrimp that’s marinated and tossed in a blackened beurre blanc sauce and served with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled broccolini.

Spanish Flowers

This beloved Tex-Mex establishment has been serving up bites to night owls for over 30 years. With three locations in the Houston area, expect stiff margaritas alongside sizzling comals of fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, seafood platters, and even vegetarian options. The tortillas are made from scratch and what better way to end a night than by ordering its molcajete — a hearty helping of grilled ribeye, chicken, jalapeno sausage, shrimp, panela cheese, a jalapeno toreado, and Mexican cactus all served on a hot lava rock. Hours vary depending on location, but the Main Street outpost stays open for 24 hours Friday through Sunday and until midnight Monday through Thursday.

One Shot Pocha

Like soju and karaoke? This is the place. This restaurant and bar is open until 2 A.M. every night of the week except Tuesdays, and the menu is loaded with Korean bites including fried chicken, bossam, chicken wings, and the much-lauded army stew. The pineapple soju is a requisite order to go alongside spicy entrees such as Korean sweet and spicy chicken and pork belly. The food here matches the vibe: flagrant, flavorful, and lively.

Cantina Barba

What Cantina Barba lacks in size, it makes up for in flavor. The no-frills Heights kiosk offers smoked meat tacos, steak and eggs, pork hash, restorative coffee, and one of the city’s best burgers until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Thirsty? The restaurant boasts a hidden mezcal bar onsite called Mijo.

BB's Tex-Orleans

Transport yourself to Bourbon Street at this local Cajun-Texan chain. The Westheimer location is open until  3 a.m. every night of the week. It serves Lousiana-inspired fare, from po’boys to shrimp and boudin. New Orleans and Texan flavors that are perfect to sop up all those daiquiris or just the late-night munchies come alive well into the night here.

Ninja Ramen

This moody Washington Avenue bar is a surefire choice until 2 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The menu is simple, offering heartwarming brothless Mazeman ramen, a fiery, garlic-laden Aburamen noodle dish, plus miso caramel and Thai tea ice cream to soothe the spice.

Frank's Pizza

Like a forever friend that Houstonians can depend on for their late-night needs, Frank’s is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, welcoming in barhoppers and night owls alike with hot cheesy slices and whole pies.  You can’t go wrong with pepperoni or cheese pizza, but if looking to venture out, try the barbecue chicken or the boudin and bacon pizza with a side of wings.

Abu Omar Halal

When that late-night halal craving strikes look no further than the OG halal food truck turned brick and mortar. Shawarma in wraps, loaded fries combinations, over rice, or in a salad bowl is the signature dish. The chicken is the most popular of the protein options and the Italian shawarma family order is perfect for ravenous diners (or diner, no judgement)— complete with Italian bread, a meat option, cheese garlic sauces all cut into pizza slices. Open daily until 3 a.m.

Voodoo Queen Daiquiri Dive

Rambunctious and quirky: that describes this East End watering hole and kitchen. Besides the crazy frozen machines daiquiri bar reminiscent of the fun-loving bars of New Orleans, the food is equally as over-the-top, in a good way. Choose from baskets of fried shrimp or chicken (or both), loaded po’boys that don’t skimp on the shrimp, or its “famous shut-up dogs” — sweet corn and jalapeno hushpuppies. By the time that third or fourth Jell-O shot hits you may also want to order the crowd-favorite chicken tenders. 

The Burger Joint

What started as a food truck has since evolved into three restaurant locations, including in the Heights and Baybrook. The Montrose outpost, open until 4 a.m., is a particular favorite among late-night party-goers seeking sustenance in the form of burgers, shakes, sandwiches, and hot dogs. Try the Mexi — an Angus burger with grilled ham, avocado, queso fresco, and jalapenos. And, if the party is just getting started, add a shake, and make it boozy.

Love Buzz

When the midnight munchies strike, head to this cheeky pizza and sandwich shop. Open until 2 a.m., choose from a selection of loaded pies such as the Stankonia, with anchovies, mozzarella, roasted garlic, Chevre, and caramelized onions. Or go for the Wake and Bake, a stacked breakfast-inspired pie with bacon, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, crispy hash browns, sunny-side up eggs, green onions, fresh cracked black pepper, and an Alredope sauce. Stoner-approved classics like garlic knots and cheez-ee bread round out the menu alongside meatball subs. Craving something sweet? Finish off your sundown excursion with a cannoli or ice cream float.

Katz's Deli & Bar

Known for its slogan “Katz never klozes,” this deli promises a stacked sandwich at any hour. Visit the longtime Montrose location, or the newer locations in the Heights and Shenandoah, where it's never been easier to score matzo ball soup, French toast, or a pastrami sandwich, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Segreto Lounge

Not only can you get transported to the days of the Rat Pack at this swank cocktail bar and lounge, but it is also a great spot for elevated bites of crudo, caviar, tempura, and sushi. The light fare here pairs brilliantly with martinis (and the other cocktails on the menu) with offerings such as the Battuta Di Manzo alla Piemnontese — a classic beef tartare made piemontese style with black truffle and parmesan florette. No where else on this list can you score a late-night bump — of caviar that is — and also dive into a good selection of different bite-size seafood options like tuna tartare or golden lobster spoons.

Mai's Restaurant

Mai’s, which as been open since the late 70s, is a staple on Houston’s late-night scene. It offers an expansive menu of Vietnamese cuisine with sticky rice patties, Vietnamese fajitas, and must-try garlic tofu and udon noodle soup. Though most weekdays mean an earlier closing time, the doors stay open until 3 a.m. Friday through Sunday.

Genji

Head to this Japanese restaurant and karaoke bar for all the maki rolls and izakaya favorites in a no-frills atmosphere. While all the Western-style sushi rolls may be your first inclination, Japanese drinking food plates of beef tongue, chicken karaage, katsu curry, and grilled squid are the winners here. The portions are big and the prices are reasonable, making this a great spot for groups. Open until 2 a.m. daily, Genji is a fun option after a bar crawl, with booths for karaoke.

Chapultepec Lupita

Open past 1 a.m. most nights of the week, this long-standing Montrose late-night hotspot marries Mexican and Tex-Mex. Fajitas are the star here, as late-night diners flock to their sizzling comals of tender beef with sides of beans, cheese, and warm, comforting tortillas. There’s a reason locals have sworn by this place since the 1970s for late-night grub. It’s hard to find a more filling, stick-to-your-ribs down-home Mexican meal late at night than here.

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The Savoy

This legendary Third Ward bar is sure to fill you up with its kitchen providing a full menu Thursday through Sunday until 2 a.m. Enjoy Tex-Mex staples including quesadillas, empanadas, and tacos, but don’t neglect its more sophisticated entrees such as its lamb sliders, the shrimp rolls, made with grilled shrimp marinated in lemon garlic butter and served on a toasted roll with a seafood aioli, or its Texas wagyu Savoy burger, topped with peppered bacon, pepper jack cheese, and a secret sauce.

The Legendary Savoy burger, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, cheese, and bacon, with a side of fries.
The Savoy’s burger is a standout.
The Savoy

Ohn Korean Eatery

This Korean comfort food destination has interiors reminiscent of Blade Runner, with neon lights adorning the bar. Step inside to find Korean drinking food bites such as garlic soy swings, a bubbly short rib soup, and its signature Yangnyeom wings. Open until 2 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday, late-night partiers and diners swear by the ever-flowing orders of soju and makgeolli while chowing down on the restaurant’s signature bite-size delectables and cheesy, hearty soups.

Toukei

Transport yourself to the streets of Tokyo at this Japanese whiskey bar and yakitori restaurant in the heart of Asiatown. The dimly lit space replicates the izakayas of Japan, with thrilling dishes like the rib-eye cap, chicken gizzards, and pork jowl. An order of the okonomiyaki is obligatory to pair alongside its skewers, and the silky black truffle ramen is a perfect way to end a night out. Choose a favorite from the expansive Japanese whiskey list or its cocktails, which all have a Japanese twist.

FuFu's CAFE Restaurant

With two locations that aren’t far apart on Bellaire Boulevard, FuFu Cafe (Suite E209) and FuFu Restaurant (Suite E209) both offer a bevy of Chinese cuisine, but with different menus. Both locations have hot pot service with broth at varying spice levels and a choice of meats like lamb, seafood, pork, and chicken. Visit the cafe if you have a hankering for the salt-toasted spare ribs, and dine in at the restaurant for sizzling duck, beef, oyster, and short ribs specialties. Both are open until 2 a.m. daily.

Hongdae 33 Korean BBQ

When dining in a group later in the day, this Korean barbecue restaurant guarantees you and your friends get your money’s worth. Priced at $33 per guest, this all-you-can-eat establishment is big on meat, with prime cuts such as brisket, miso-marinated flat iron steak, and pork jowl, plus seafood options including spicy baby octopus and garlic-butter shrimp — all available to cook over the tabletop’s gas grill. The spread includes house-prepared Korean sides of kimchi, scallion and seafood pancakes, and spicy rice cake skewers, plus a selection of marinades and dipping sauces. Spring for the soju and cocktails — the only catch is you have only 90 minute window to dine.

Hongdae 33’s dining room with traditional architectural details, neon lighting, and teal and orange accents.
For a late-night spot perfect for groups, Hongdae 33 is a top choice.
Jenn Duncan

Dot Coffee Shop

Take a trip back in time at this local iconic 24-hour restaurant. This adorably retro diner is one of the first concepts opened by the Pappas restaurateur family. It serves up one of the city’s best chicken fried steaks plus a slew of other breakfast options, all made from scratch, any time of day.

Southside Sporting Club

Don’t underestimate this sports bar. The menu features traditional bar food, think wings, but dives into more flavorful and thoughtful Southern-style appetizers and entrees, including boudin balls, brisket egg rolls, loaded mac and cheese, jerk lamb chops, and the H-Town Bang shrimp, and grilled jumbo Gulf shrimp that’s marinated and tossed in a blackened beurre blanc sauce and served with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled broccolini.

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