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10 Essential Late-Night Dining Options in Dallas

Where to eat tacos, pizza, burgers, and more after midnight

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Eating well in the wee morning hours can be a chore. Many Dallas restaurants shut down their kitchens by midnight, if not earlier, and getting a meal from a drive-through window isn’t always as good an idea as it seems.

Once the last round of whiskey shots have been downed, peep this map to find tacos, pizza, Korean, and Thai — there is an option to satisfy any late-night craving.

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Last Call Pizza

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Looking for a solid late night bite in North Dallas? This pie-by-the-slice NY pizza spot will do the trick. It’s got full pies if you’re more on the famished side, plus wings, meatballs, and fried mushrooms. It’s all available for take out or eat in at the expansive bar (with loads of TVs). It serves orders until 2 a.m.

Dal Dong Nae

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For late-night fare that is more adventurous than the typical tacos or breakfast food, this spot serves up legit Korean barbecue and banchan plus a host of other authentic dishes until 2:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until midnight on Sundays.

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Velvet Taco

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Velvet Taco does fancy tacos right, serving delicious bites from tikka chicken to falafel, plus some of the city’s best elotes. Most of the growing chain’s DFW locations are open until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, allowing it to satisfy late-night red curry queso and red velvet cake cravings all over the Metroplex.

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DaLat Vietnamese Restaurant and Bar

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Before he opened up Zalat Pizza, owner Khanh Nguyen found success with DaLat, a Vietnamese-American fusion spot featuring atypical late-night fare including pho, báhn mì, SPAM musubi, and rice dishes. Notable starters include a pork egg roll inside a spring roll and “Dorito-viche” (cabbage salad over Doritos chips). DaLat is open until midnight on weeknights and 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 

Moxie's Grill & Bar

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Moxie’s serves up late-night fare until midnight Monday through Thursday and 1 a.m. on weekends. Best to dip from the bars in Uptown an hour early and head to this spot at the Crescent to satisfy any cravings for nachos, steaks, pasta, and poutine.

Brick & Bones

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Dine in until 2 a.m. at the Deep Ellum restaurant and get some fine fried chicken. It’s got the sides you’d expect with fast food, but the taste you associate with a dine-in experience. Add on banana pudding and a cocktail for a full on late night feast.

Thunderbird Station

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The cool kids already know to hit up Thunderbird Station for a late night snack. If the munchies hit, head here for hot dogs, Frito pie, a sloppy joe, or an Elvis-inspired PB and J. There are vegetarian options for many menu items.

Vidorra Dallas

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Get your Tex-Mex fix in Deep Ellum or Addison until 2 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and until midnight all the other days Vidorra is open. When late night tacos, fajitas, and birria is all that will do, this spot is holding it down.

The kitchen is open until 2:00 a.m. at this Deep Ellum bar known for serving up Mexican cocktails. Check out the special birria tacos made with cabrito (baby goat), a torta stuffed with ribeye milanesa, or a chile relleno plate.

The stalwart Oak Cliff gastropub Nova caters to the service industry crowd and thus stays open and serves hot plates from 5 p.m. until midnight. There’s nowhere else you’ll get fried frog legs, mussels, some of the best Moroccan chicken and couscous in the city, carbonara, or vegan enchiladas at that hour.

Last Call Pizza

Looking for a solid late night bite in North Dallas? This pie-by-the-slice NY pizza spot will do the trick. It’s got full pies if you’re more on the famished side, plus wings, meatballs, and fried mushrooms. It’s all available for take out or eat in at the expansive bar (with loads of TVs). It serves orders until 2 a.m.

Dal Dong Nae

For late-night fare that is more adventurous than the typical tacos or breakfast food, this spot serves up legit Korean barbecue and banchan plus a host of other authentic dishes until 2:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until midnight on Sundays.

Dal Dong Nae restaurant/Yelp

Velvet Taco

Velvet Taco does fancy tacos right, serving delicious bites from tikka chicken to falafel, plus some of the city’s best elotes. Most of the growing chain’s DFW locations are open until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, allowing it to satisfy late-night red curry queso and red velvet cake cravings all over the Metroplex.

Velvet Taco [Official Photo]

DaLat Vietnamese Restaurant and Bar

Before he opened up Zalat Pizza, owner Khanh Nguyen found success with DaLat, a Vietnamese-American fusion spot featuring atypical late-night fare including pho, báhn mì, SPAM musubi, and rice dishes. Notable starters include a pork egg roll inside a spring roll and “Dorito-viche” (cabbage salad over Doritos chips). DaLat is open until midnight on weeknights and 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 

Moxie's Grill & Bar

Moxie’s serves up late-night fare until midnight Monday through Thursday and 1 a.m. on weekends. Best to dip from the bars in Uptown an hour early and head to this spot at the Crescent to satisfy any cravings for nachos, steaks, pasta, and poutine.

Brick & Bones

Dine in until 2 a.m. at the Deep Ellum restaurant and get some fine fried chicken. It’s got the sides you’d expect with fast food, but the taste you associate with a dine-in experience. Add on banana pudding and a cocktail for a full on late night feast.

Thunderbird Station

The cool kids already know to hit up Thunderbird Station for a late night snack. If the munchies hit, head here for hot dogs, Frito pie, a sloppy joe, or an Elvis-inspired PB and J. There are vegetarian options for many menu items.

Vidorra Dallas

Get your Tex-Mex fix in Deep Ellum or Addison until 2 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and until midnight all the other days Vidorra is open. When late night tacos, fajitas, and birria is all that will do, this spot is holding it down.

Ruins

The kitchen is open until 2:00 a.m. at this Deep Ellum bar known for serving up Mexican cocktails. Check out the special birria tacos made with cabrito (baby goat), a torta stuffed with ribeye milanesa, or a chile relleno plate.

Nova

The stalwart Oak Cliff gastropub Nova caters to the service industry crowd and thus stays open and serves hot plates from 5 p.m. until midnight. There’s nowhere else you’ll get fried frog legs, mussels, some of the best Moroccan chicken and couscous in the city, carbonara, or vegan enchiladas at that hour.

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