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15 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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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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Cafe Brazil

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No late-night food guide is complete without including Cafe Brazil. The Brazilian breakfast and massive desserts never fail to satisfy a late-night craving. Not all its locations are open 24 hours, but the University Park, Richardson, and Deep Ellum locations are. And each draws its unique mix of diners that is perfect for people watching while waiting on plates to arrive.

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BuzzBrews Kitchen

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BuzzBrews, open 24 hours a day, is a go-to for late-night crowds. The French toast (or “griddle toast”) and banana pancakes are some of the best in town, and kombucha on tap is lovely after a night of drinking. The original location is on 75 and Fitzhugh, and there are larger outposts in Lakewood and Deep Ellum.

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Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

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Open until at least 11 p.m. at all locations, with the Greenville Avenue location open until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, GAPCo has a loyal following for its pies and calzones. Pick from multiple sauces, including pesto, Buffalo, Alfredo, and barbecue. The wings aren’t bad either, and the restaurant delivers late for those who live nearby.

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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. 

Zalat Pizza Fitzhugh Dallas

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Zalat offers pies until 4:00 a.m., available for pick up or delivery depending on the location. It has some creative pizzas, including “Pho Shizzle,” Elote, and Nashville Hot pies. Don’t forget the “SirRANCHa,” a spicy ranch sauce perfect for dipping a slice. 

Cosmo's

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Fried seaweed rolls and spicy ribeye tacos might not be the first thought when customers walk into Cosmo’s, but the Vietnamese cooking by chef Jackson Tran keeps the crowds coming back for more. An abridged late-night menu is served until 1:15 a.m. at this classic Lakewood joint.

Vietnamese fried chicken at Cosmo’s
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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.

The Charles

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Open until “whenever-ish” on Friday and Saturday nights, The Charles and Bar Charles in Dallas’ Design District serve “Italian-ish” pasta, steak and seafood until it’s time to go home. The kitchen is open until “11 p.m.-ish” Monday through Wednesday and midnight-ish on Thursdays.

Late night pasta at The Charles
Photo by Rachel Pinn

Serious Pizza

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Serious Pizza serves up pies that are seriously large. Get a massive slice with any number of toppings and wash it down with one of the spot’s new frozen cocktails just in time for summer. Open till 3 a.m. on the weekends, but it’s best to get there before 2 a.m. to beat the late-night rush. 

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Brick & Bones

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Open until 2:00 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday, this Deep Ellum spot offers up some of the best fried chicken in town. Its chicken is brined for 24 hours. A 3-piece will run you $10, and a bucket is $29 and perfect for sharing. Add on sides of habanero bacon mac, elotes, and poblano mashed potatoes to round out a feast.

Harlowe MXM

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Conveniently located adjacent to its own bar, Trick Pony, and open until 1 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, ordering food at this swanky Deep Ellum spot is a good idea before going home for the night. A “Rooftop Brat,” burger or loaded fries are particularly delicious choices.

Big Guys Chicken & Rice

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Open until midnight on the weekdays and 4 a.m. on the weekends, Big Guys Chicken & Rice serves up platters of its namesake dish, falafel, and more that make for the perfect foil to all that booze served in Deep Ellum. 

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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.

Dal Dong Nae

Dal Dong Nae restaurant/Yelp

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 [Official Photo]

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]

Cafe Brazil

Cafe Brazil

No late-night food guide is complete without including Cafe Brazil. The Brazilian breakfast and massive desserts never fail to satisfy a late-night craving. Not all its locations are open 24 hours, but the University Park, Richardson, and Deep Ellum locations are. And each draws its unique mix of diners that is perfect for people watching while waiting on plates to arrive.

Cafe Brazil

BuzzBrews Kitchen

BuzzBrews/Facebook

BuzzBrews, open 24 hours a day, is a go-to for late-night crowds. The French toast (or “griddle toast”) and banana pancakes are some of the best in town, and kombucha on tap is lovely after a night of drinking. The original location is on 75 and Fitzhugh, and there are larger outposts in Lakewood and Deep Ellum.

BuzzBrews/Facebook

Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

GAPCo/Facebook

Open until at least 11 p.m. at all locations, with the Greenville Avenue location open until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, GAPCo has a loyal following for its pies and calzones. Pick from multiple sauces, including pesto, Buffalo, Alfredo, and barbecue. The wings aren’t bad either, and the restaurant delivers late for those who live nearby.

GAPCo/Facebook

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. 

Zalat Pizza Fitzhugh Dallas

Zalat offers pies until 4:00 a.m., available for pick up or delivery depending on the location. It has some creative pizzas, including “Pho Shizzle,” Elote, and Nashville Hot pies. Don’t forget the “SirRANCHa,” a spicy ranch sauce perfect for dipping a slice. 

Cosmo's

Vietnamese fried chicken at Cosmo’s
via Cosmo’s Facebook page

Fried seaweed rolls and spicy ribeye tacos might not be the first thought when customers walk into Cosmo’s, but the Vietnamese cooking by chef Jackson Tran keeps the crowds coming back for more. An abridged late-night menu is served until 1:15 a.m. at this classic Lakewood joint.

Vietnamese fried chicken at Cosmo’s
via Cosmo’s Facebook page

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.

The Charles

Late night pasta at The Charles
Photo by Rachel Pinn

Open until “whenever-ish” on Friday and Saturday nights, The Charles and Bar Charles in Dallas’ Design District serve “Italian-ish” pasta, steak and seafood until it’s time to go home. The kitchen is open until “11 p.m.-ish” Monday through Wednesday and midnight-ish on Thursdays.

Late night pasta at The Charles
Photo by Rachel Pinn

Serious Pizza

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Serious Pizza serves up pies that are seriously large. Get a massive slice with any number of toppings and wash it down with one of the spot’s new frozen cocktails just in time for summer. Open till 3 a.m. on the weekends, but it’s best to get there before 2 a.m. to beat the late-night rush. 

courtesy of Serious Pizza

Brick & Bones

Open until 2:00 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday, this Deep Ellum spot offers up some of the best fried chicken in town. Its chicken is brined for 24 hours. A 3-piece will run you $10, and a bucket is $29 and perfect for sharing. Add on sides of habanero bacon mac, elotes, and poblano mashed potatoes to round out a feast.

Harlowe MXM

Conveniently located adjacent to its own bar, Trick Pony, and open until 1 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, ordering food at this swanky Deep Ellum spot is a good idea before going home for the night. A “Rooftop Brat,” burger or loaded fries are particularly delicious choices.

Big Guys Chicken & Rice

Big Guys Chicken & Rice/Yelp

Open until midnight on the weekdays and 4 a.m. on the weekends, Big Guys Chicken & Rice serves up platters of its namesake dish, falafel, and more that make for the perfect foil to all that booze served in Deep Ellum. 

Big Guys Chicken & Rice/Yelp

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.

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