New Orleans is a haven for nightlife: drinks, music, and dancing all stretch into the wee hours on any given night. For those late nights where you’re headed to the drive thru for food, consider stopping at one of these restaurants for a bite. No matter which neighborhood you end up in, there’s always good food within an arm’s reach at any hour of the day.
Port of Call
Half pound hamburgers with a side baked potato sounds tempting at any time of day, but especially in the late-night hours. Port of Call is open until midnight on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
The Will & The Way
Open till 2 a.m. every night of the week, The Will & The Way is your go-to for charcuterie and cheese, meat pies, sticky spare ribs, and loaded Korean hot fries.
Every Friday and Saturday night from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., enjoy the “Late Nite” menu at Palm&Pine, which includes fried Brussels and a spicy chicken sandwich.
Dat Dog on Frenchmen stays open till 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, meaning you can kickstart your hangover cure with an alligator dog before the sun rises.
Open 24 hours, Melba’s is your go-to for seafood, po-boys, and good Southern cooking.
Buffa’s is open until 1 a.m. daily with regular live performances and Cajun cuisine.
Anna’s is known for its delicious Spanish-style tapas, with a full menu that runs nightly until 12 a.m. You can also find select dishes, like their papas bravas and lamb belly, on their late night menu until 2 a.m.
This Poland Avenue-based bar’s kitchen stays open until 2 a.m. during the week and 3 a.m. on the weekends. You can find lots of greasy late-night eats, like nachos, quesadillas, Cuban sandwiches, and cheesesteaks.
Craving burgers? Junction has your back with a kitchen open daily until 2 a.m. You can find 10 variations on the classic burger here, plus other sharable snacks like fried pickles, and loaded fries.
Enjoy fine dining in the late-night hours at Bouligny Tavern. Whether it’s caviar or fries, you can get it until midnight Monday-Wednesday, 1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.
The Avenue Pub
Located centrally on St. Charles Avenue, The Avenue Pub has plenty of beer and pub fare to last you until its midnight closing time.
This dog-friendly patio has lots of space for kicking back, plus rotating food vendors, and late-night fun until midnight Wednesday and Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Bayou Beer Garden
This Mid-City joint has a large outdoor space and pub fare, open until midnight most nights and 1 a.m. on the weekends.
Another Mid-City spot with lots of outdoor space, you can’t go wrong with the frozen drinks and whatever food pop-up is currently on tap.
Twelve Mile Limit
This welcoming watering hole has a pool table and patio for you to enjoy your late night eats. The menu rotates, but expect something like pizza rolls, chicken parm, and tuna melts.