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Where to Eat in Austin After Midnight

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Austin's food scene extends deep into the night, where very hungry people seek out after-hour meals post-hang-outs, parties, bar crawls, or just general evening cravings. In the city, this means late-night restaurants, bars, and food trucks serving food well beyond the usual working day with midnight tacos, pizza, and fancier fare for those night owls, people working odd hours, or just those up late partying.

In Austin, the best late-night restaurants and food trucks mean people can seek out pizza from Via 313, enjoy the convivial charms of Peche, indulge in after-hours chicken tenders at Happy Chicks, partake in Korean fare at Seoulju, find tacos aplenty from various spots, and much more. For the purposes of this map, only restaurants and trucks serving food after midnight were included.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Velvet Taco

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Austin’s Velvet Taco branch in the Domain Northside’s Rock Rose slings new-school tacos like spicy tikka chicken, Nashville hot tofu, and shrimp and grits until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Orders can be placed online, and there are dine-in services.

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Tacos from Velvet Taco.
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Seoulju

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The North Lamar Korean restaurant is here with filling warming dishes well into the night, including spicy rice cakes, Korean fried chicken, and military hot pots. The kitchen is open until 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday (the restaurant fully closes down at 1:30 a.m.). Takeout orders can be placed online, the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

Tacos El Charly

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Austin is awash with late-night taco spots, and the North Austin truck is among the best of them. Bring cash and indulge in pastor, tripas, and suadero. It’s open until 1 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and until 3 a.m. Sunday. Orders are placed in person, there is outdoor seating available.

Via 313

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The pizza truck serves its Detroit-style crusty, rectangular pies into the late-night hours from its West Sixth location at the Star Bar until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Similar hours are available at its Rainey Street location at the Placeholder bar. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; the bars feature indoor and outdoor seating.

Delray Cafe

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The Via 313 brothers attached a Detroit-style food truck to their East 11th Street bar Nickel City. On deck are coney dogs, wings, sliders, and fried bologna sandwiches until 2 a.m. every night. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; the bar is open for indoor and outdoor dining.

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Coney dog with a beer and a shot at Nickel City.
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Hoboken Pie

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Late-night pizza can be found at this Red River restaurant, offering pies and slices alongside garlic knots and cheesy bread until 2:30 a.m. daily. Orders can be placed online, in person (there is a walk-up window), and there are third-party deliveries available.

Yalla Burgers & Wings Halal

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The downtown truck serves up very, very, very late-night halal burgers and chicken wings until 4 a.m. daily.

Happy Chicks

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The Sixth Street restaurant is all about chicken tenders, original and spicy, with a bunch of sauce options (yes, there’s an entire ranch section). Everything is served until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online or in person, there are deliveries, and the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

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Happy Chicks’ chicken tenders and fries.
Happy Chicks

Péché

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The classy downtown French restaurant and absinthe bar serves late-night fare including duck confit, bouillabaisse, and pate tartines. It’s open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. There is indoor dine-in service.

Casino El Camino

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For late-night burgers and sandwiches, head to the Sixth Street dive bar. The kitchen is open until 1:30 a.m. nightly.

Yellow Jacket Social Club

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The East Sixth bar has plenty of patio space to enjoy its late-night food menu, which includes lots of sandwiches and salads. It’s open until 2 a.m. daily. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Spicy Boys

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It’s the Rainey location of the spicy fried chicken truck that remains open until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online, host bar Half Step is open for dine-in services with outdoor areas.

Whataburger

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It’s a very easy choice.

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A burger from Whataburger.
Whataburger

Las Cazuelas

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This classic East Austin Tex-Mex restaurant serves up the best in cheesy, tortilla-wrapped comfort for 24-hours Thursday through Sunday, and until 2 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. It’s open for dine-in service.

Rosita’s al Pastor

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The venerable pastor destination is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, perfect for everyone’s taco needs. There are outdoor dine-in areas.

Frazier's Long & Low

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The Riverside bar has it covered with late-night corn dogs, wings, and lots of fried stuff. The bar is open until 2 a.m. nightly.  There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Little Darlin'

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The far south Austin bar is open until 2 a.m. nightly, which means people can pair frozen drinks with burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and more.

Velvet Taco

Three tacos in green, red, and yellow tortillas, stuffed with ingredients, in taco stands.
Tacos from Velvet Taco.
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Austin’s Velvet Taco branch in the Domain Northside’s Rock Rose slings new-school tacos like spicy tikka chicken, Nashville hot tofu, and shrimp and grits until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Orders can be placed online, and there are dine-in services.

Three tacos in green, red, and yellow tortillas, stuffed with ingredients, in taco stands.
Tacos from Velvet Taco.
Velvet Taco/Facebook

Seoulju

The North Lamar Korean restaurant is here with filling warming dishes well into the night, including spicy rice cakes, Korean fried chicken, and military hot pots. The kitchen is open until 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday (the restaurant fully closes down at 1:30 a.m.). Takeout orders can be placed online, the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

Tacos El Charly

Austin is awash with late-night taco spots, and the North Austin truck is among the best of them. Bring cash and indulge in pastor, tripas, and suadero. It’s open until 1 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and until 3 a.m. Sunday. Orders are placed in person, there is outdoor seating available.

Via 313

The pizza truck serves its Detroit-style crusty, rectangular pies into the late-night hours from its West Sixth location at the Star Bar until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Similar hours are available at its Rainey Street location at the Placeholder bar. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; the bars feature indoor and outdoor seating.

Delray Cafe

A paper-lined red basket with a hot dog next to a beer bottle and a shot glass.
Coney dog with a beer and a shot at Nickel City.
Robert J. Lerma/Eater Austin

The Via 313 brothers attached a Detroit-style food truck to their East 11th Street bar Nickel City. On deck are coney dogs, wings, sliders, and fried bologna sandwiches until 2 a.m. every night. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; the bar is open for indoor and outdoor dining.

A paper-lined red basket with a hot dog next to a beer bottle and a shot glass.
Coney dog with a beer and a shot at Nickel City.
Robert J. Lerma/Eater Austin

Hoboken Pie

Late-night pizza can be found at this Red River restaurant, offering pies and slices alongside garlic knots and cheesy bread until 2:30 a.m. daily. Orders can be placed online, in person (there is a walk-up window), and there are third-party deliveries available.

Yalla Burgers & Wings Halal

The downtown truck serves up very, very, very late-night halal burgers and chicken wings until 4 a.m. daily.

Happy Chicks

A cardboard paper basket of fries and chicken tenders next to a small bowl of mac and cheese and three saucers of sauces on a table.
Happy Chicks’ chicken tenders and fries.
Happy Chicks

The Sixth Street restaurant is all about chicken tenders, original and spicy, with a bunch of sauce options (yes, there’s an entire ranch section). Everything is served until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online or in person, there are deliveries, and the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

A cardboard paper basket of fries and chicken tenders next to a small bowl of mac and cheese and three saucers of sauces on a table.
Happy Chicks’ chicken tenders and fries.
Happy Chicks

Péché

The classy downtown French restaurant and absinthe bar serves late-night fare including duck confit, bouillabaisse, and pate tartines. It’s open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. There is indoor dine-in service.

Casino El Camino

For late-night burgers and sandwiches, head to the Sixth Street dive bar. The kitchen is open until 1:30 a.m. nightly.

Yellow Jacket Social Club

The East Sixth bar has plenty of patio space to enjoy its late-night food menu, which includes lots of sandwiches and salads. It’s open until 2 a.m. daily. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Spicy Boys

It’s the Rainey location of the spicy fried chicken truck that remains open until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online, host bar Half Step is open for dine-in services with outdoor areas.

Whataburger

Someone holding up a cheeseburger with lettuce and ketchup.
A burger from Whataburger.
Whataburger

It’s a very easy choice.

Someone holding up a cheeseburger with lettuce and ketchup.
A burger from Whataburger.
Whataburger

Las Cazuelas

This classic East Austin Tex-Mex restaurant serves up the best in cheesy, tortilla-wrapped comfort for 24-hours Thursday through Sunday, and until 2 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. It’s open for dine-in service.

Rosita’s al Pastor

The venerable pastor destination is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, perfect for everyone’s taco needs. There are outdoor dine-in areas.

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Frazier's Long & Low

The Riverside bar has it covered with late-night corn dogs, wings, and lots of fried stuff. The bar is open until 2 a.m. nightly.  There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Little Darlin'

The far south Austin bar is open until 2 a.m. nightly, which means people can pair frozen drinks with burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and more.

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