When it’s 4:00 in the morning and you’re craving a greasy plate of food, your options can feel pretty limited. But, beyond fast food chains and mini-mart hot dogs, there are still plenty of quality restaurants for those in search of an off-hours meal. These 12 places from across the country have all received praise for offering top-notch 24-hour dining.

Broward-Palm Beach

Tacos al Carbon

Not only does Tacos al Carbon serve authentic Mexican soul food good enough to grace the table of any proud abuelita; it’s also open 24 hours a day, meaning that sweet release never has to wait. More >>

John Linn
“Let’s face it, a little grease after a midnight drinking binge never hurt nobody.”


J’s Breakfast & Burgers

The closest thing to actually stepping into a time machine for a visit back to the early ’80s has to be a trip to J’s. It doesn’t look like much has changed in the more than 20 years since the restaurant first opened. More >>


One patron can sip espresso and study for a trig midterm on a couch in the back while another talks loudly, sipping a glass of vino at the bar in the front, and never the two shall meet. More >>


Spanish Flowers

Often, late-night dining comes down to sheer convenience: Where can you find a place that’s open at 3 a.m. to head that hangover off at the pass or keep you going as you pull an all-nighter? More >>

Kansas City

Hayes Hamburgers & Chili

Hayes Hamburgers won’t ever have a drive-through because it operates on a throwback idea: A great cheap-eats joint can also be a community hangout. More >>

“Breakfast and burgers 24 hours a day, without the hurry-up mentality.”


Mario’s Latin CafĂ©

If you’re traveling through South Florida, Homestead is a good place to stop to refuel your internally combusted steed. More >>

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