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12 Essential Late-Night Dining Options In Dallas

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 of an idea as it seems at the time.

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

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dal Dong Nae

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11445 Emerald St
Dallas, TX 75229
(972) 484-2994

For late-night fare a bit more adventurous than the typical tacos or bacon and eggs, this Koreatown spot serves up legit Korean barbecue and banchan plus a whole host of other authentic dishes until 2:00 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and until midnight on Sundays.

Dal Dong Nae restaurant/Yelp

2. Velvet Taco

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4622 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 248-8226
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Velvet Taco does fancy tacos right with everything from tikka chicken to falafel, plus some of the city’s best elotes. Most of the growing chain’s DFW locations are open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, satisfying late-night red curry queso and red velvet cake cravings all over town.

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3. Cafe Brazil

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6420 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 691-7791
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No late-night food guide is complete without Cafe Brazil. Not all of them are 24 hours, but the University Park, Richardson, and Deep Ellum locations are, and each draws its unique mix of crowds perfect for people watching while waiting on plates to arrive. The Brazilian breakfast and massive desserts never fail.

Cafe Brazil

4. BuzzBrews Kitchen

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4154 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 826-7100
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Open 24 hours, BuzzBrews is a go-to for late night Deep Ellum crowds. BuzzBrews’ French toast or “griddle toast” and banana pancakes are some of the best in town, and kombucha on tap is nice to rehydrate after a night of drinking. (Don’t forget the original location at Highway 75 and Fitzhugh, as well as the one in Lakewood.)

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5. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

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1923 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-5404
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Open until at least 11 p.m. nightly (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 several 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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6. ZaLat Pizza Fitzhugh Dallas

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2519 N Fitzhugh Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 370-9786
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With 13 locations in DFW and growing, Zalat is open till 4 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, ZaLat is available for pick up or delivery. Besides the very good pizzas (including a Nashville Hot pie), they’ve also got candy bars and soda. Don’t forget the “srirancha,” a spicy ranch sauce perfect for dipping a slice.

7. Moxie's Grill & Bar

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100 Crescent Ct
Dallas, TX 75201
(469) 687-0050
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The newly minted Dallas outpost from Canada serves up late night fare until midnight Monday through Thursday and 1 a.m. on Weekends. Uptown revelers, best to dip from the bars an hour early and head to this spot at the Crescent for burgers, pasta, and steak.

8. Serious Pizza

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2807 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 761-9999
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Serious Pizza is not really as serious as the mascot’s scowl would indicate, but the pies are seriously large. Get a massive slice with any number of toppings on offer and wash it down classy-style with a 40 of Miller High Life. 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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9. Big Guys Chicken & Rice

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2614 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 810-1955
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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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10. The Charles

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1632 Market Center Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207
(469) 917-9000
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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” pastas, steak and seafood dishes until it’s time to go home. The kitchen is open until “11:00-ish” Monday through Wednesday and midnight-ish on Thursdays, too.

Late night pasta at The Charles
Photo by Rachel Pinn

11. Harlowe MXM

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2823 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 624-3310
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Conveniently located adjacent to its own bar Trick Pony, and open until 1:00 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.

12. Cosmo's

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1212 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-4200
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Oxtail phở and bánh mì might not be the first thought when customers walk into Cosmo’s, but it’s the Vietnamese cooking by chef Jackson Tran keeps them coming back for more. Bar’s open until 2:00 a.m. at this classic Lakewood joint.

Vietnamese fried chicken at Cosmo’s
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1. Dal Dong Nae

11445 Emerald St, Dallas, TX 75229
Dal Dong Nae restaurant/Yelp

For late-night fare a bit more adventurous than the typical tacos or bacon and eggs, this Koreatown spot serves up legit Korean barbecue and banchan plus a whole host of other authentic dishes until 2:00 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and until midnight on Sundays.

11445 Emerald St
Dallas, TX 75229

2. Velvet Taco

4622 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Velvet Taco [Official Photo]

Velvet Taco does fancy tacos right with everything from tikka chicken to falafel, plus some of the city’s best elotes. Most of the growing chain’s DFW locations are open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, satisfying late-night red curry queso and red velvet cake cravings all over town.

4622 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

3. Cafe Brazil

6420 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75206
Cafe Brazil

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

6420 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75206

4. BuzzBrews Kitchen

4154 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75204
BuzzBrews/Facebook

Open 24 hours, BuzzBrews is a go-to for late night Deep Ellum crowds. BuzzBrews’ French toast or “griddle toast” and banana pancakes are some of the best in town, and kombucha on tap is nice to rehydrate after a night of drinking. (Don’t forget the original location at Highway 75 and Fitzhugh, as well as the one in Lakewood.)

4154 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75204

5. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

1923 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
GAPCo/Facebook

Open until at least 11 p.m. nightly (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 several sauces including pesto, buffalo, alfredo, and barbecue. The wings aren’t bad either, and the restaurant delivers late for those who live nearby.

1923 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. ZaLat Pizza Fitzhugh Dallas

2519 N Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

With 13 locations in DFW and growing, Zalat is open till 4 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, ZaLat is available for pick up or delivery. Besides the very good pizzas (including a Nashville Hot pie), they’ve also got candy bars and soda. Don’t forget the “srirancha,” a spicy ranch sauce perfect for dipping a slice.

2519 N Fitzhugh Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

7. Moxie's Grill & Bar

100 Crescent Ct, Dallas, TX 75201

The newly minted Dallas outpost from Canada serves up late night fare until midnight Monday through Thursday and 1 a.m. on Weekends. Uptown revelers, best to dip from the bars an hour early and head to this spot at the Crescent for burgers, pasta, and steak.

100 Crescent Ct
Dallas, TX 75201

8. Serious Pizza

2807 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Serious Pizza/Yelp

Serious Pizza is not really as serious as the mascot’s scowl would indicate, but the pies are seriously large. Get a massive slice with any number of toppings on offer and wash it down classy-style with a 40 of Miller High Life. 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.

2807 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

9. Big Guys Chicken & Rice

2614 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
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. 

2614 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

10. The Charles

1632 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
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” pastas, steak and seafood dishes until it’s time to go home. The kitchen is open until “11:00-ish” Monday through Wednesday and midnight-ish on Thursdays, too.

1632 Market Center Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207

11. Harlowe MXM

2823 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Conveniently located adjacent to its own bar Trick Pony, and open until 1:00 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.

2823 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

12. Cosmo's

1212 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75206
Vietnamese fried chicken at Cosmo’s
via Cosmo’s Facebook page

Oxtail phở and bánh mì might not be the first thought when customers walk into Cosmo’s, but it’s the Vietnamese cooking by chef Jackson Tran keeps them coming back for more. Bar’s open until 2:00 a.m. at this classic Lakewood joint.

1212 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75206

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