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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 post-drinking meals. 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 and Home Slice, enjoy the convivial charms of Justine’s Brasserie, partake in the freshest evening doughnuts from Mrs. Johnson’s Bakery, indulge in after-hours chicken tenders at Happy Chicks, and much more. This update adds Ramen Tatsu-ya’s East Sixth location to the mix. For the purposes of this map, only restaurants and trucks serving food after midnight were included.

For those looking for all-hour restaurants, Eater has it covered elsewhere with the 24-hour map (which includes Magnolia Cafe, Kerbey Lane, and others).

Missing a major go-to late-night dining destination from the list? Hit the tipline or make a case for it in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Velvet Taco

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11501 Rock Rose Ave
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 704-8226
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Austin’s Velvet Taco branch slings new-school tacos like spicy tikka chicken, Nashville hot tofu, and shrimp and grits until 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 a.m. Thursday, and midnight for the rest of the week, found in the Domain Northside’s Rock Rose.

Velvet Taco’s tacos
Tacos from Velvet Taco
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2. Mrs. Johnson's Bakery

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4909 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 452-4750
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Doughnuts, kolaches, coffee: it's all happening at Mrs. Johnson's Bakery, which specializes almost entirely in late night fare, serving from 7:30 p.m. until noon the next day. Wait until 8:40 p.m. for fresh doughnuts.

Doughnuts from Mrs. Johnson’s
Doughnuts from Mrs. Johnson’s
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3. Kismet Cafe

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1000 E 41st St Ste 200, Austin
TX, 78751

The Mediterranean grill serves the perfect drunk meal — gyros, kebabs, and rice — until 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 3 a.m. Thursday through Sunday from its home in Hancock.

A halal plate from Kismet
A halal plate from Kismet
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4. The Halal Bros

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2712 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 284-8105
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The West Campus halal-focused restaurant offers up shawarmas, kebabs, gyros, falafels, and rice until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Those in downtown Austin can find the same menu available on East 7th Street until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Gyro with rice from Halal Bros
Gyro with rice from Halal Bros
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5. Texas Chili Parlor

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1409 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-2828
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End a late night with late night bowls of famed chili from the Austin institution, which closes at 2 a.m. every day.

Texas Chili Parlor’s chili
Texas Chili Parlor’s chili
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6. Sam's Bar-B-Cue

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2000 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Want barbecue super late on the East Side? The historic barbecue spot is still going strong until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Ribs from Sam’s
Ribs from Sam’s
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7. Irene's

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506 West Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 298-0853
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Irene’s menu of toasts, sandwiches, meaty entrees, and cakes are available until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Toast from Irene’s
Toast from Irene’s
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8. Arlo's

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Daily late-night vegan comfort food can found at Arlo’s until 2 a.m. at Red River bar and music venue Cheer Up Charlie's. For those by campus, Arlo's Spider House Cafe truck and the East Sixth one at the Grackle both serve until 2 a.m. daily.

The veggie burger from Arlo’s
The veggie burger from Arlo’s
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9. Delray Cafe

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1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

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. daily.

Delray’s coney dog with Nickel’s Miller High Life pony and a shot
Coney dog with a beer and a shot at Nickel City
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10. Happy Chicks

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214 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 469-0002
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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 a entire ranch section). Everything is served until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and until midnight Sunday through Wednesday.

Happy Chicks’s chicken tenders and fries
Happy Chicks’ chicken tenders and fries
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11. Chinatown

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109 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 637-8888
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This Chinese restaurant's downtown outpost is open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The menu runs the gamut from American-style to more traditional options with the bonus full bar and karaoke.

Chinatown’s downtown restaurant
Chinatown’s downtown restaurant
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12. Casino El Camino

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517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701-3741
(512) 469-9330
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Nothing says rally time like a take-no-prisoners Casino burger at 1 a.m. while the rest of the downtown crowd is trying to satisfy grease cravings with thin slices of cheap pizza. It’s open until 2 a.m. daily.

Burgers from Casino El Camino
Burgers from Casino El Camino
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13. Easy Tiger

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709 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

A solid late night stop run by baker David Norman, Easy Tiger focuses on breads, brats, and hearty sandwiches, all served until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and midnight the rest of the week.

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Offerings from Easy Tiger
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14. Baton Creole

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1016 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 986-3834
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Baton Creole's Cajun and Southern creations were concocted with late night eaters in mind, like the jambalaya on a stick. It's open way late until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and just until midnight Sunday through Wednesday. Find it on Shangri-La's back patio.

Beignets, deep-fried jambalaya, and crawfish etouffee from Baton Creole
Beignets, deep-fried jambalaya, and crawfish etouffee from Baton Creole
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15. Second Bar + Kitchen

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200 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 827-2750
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The casual Congress Avenue restaurant is open and serving until 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The buffalo fried pickles make for a great late night snack.

Buffalo fried pickles from Second Bar
Buffalo fried pickles from Second Bar
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16. Ramen Tatsu-Ya

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1600 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 893-5561
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Ramen Tatsu-ya’s East Austin shop serves up the noodle soup until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Ramen from Ramen Tatsu-ya
Ramen from Ramen Tatsu-ya
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17. Via 313 Pizza

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61 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 609-9405
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Via 313 serves its authentic Detroit-style crusty, rectangular pies at Rainey Street beer bar Craft Pride up until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and until midnight Monday through Wednesday. Or hop over to West Sixth at Buford’s for pies until 1:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday or midnight on Sunday through Wednesday.

A rectangular pie of thick cheese pizza topped with sauce and sausages on a round metal tray
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18. Las Cazuelas

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1701 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 479-7911
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This classic Tex-Mex restaurant serves up the best in cheesy, tortilla-wrapped comfort for 24-hours Wednesday through Sunday, and until 2 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Tex-Mex dishes from Las Cazuelas
Tex-Mex dishes from Las Cazuelas
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19. Justine's Brasserie

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4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 385-2900
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This east side brasserie does a proper Parisian late night, serving its French menu until 2 a.m. to patrons who like their meals served with a side of European affectation and festivity.

20. More Home Slice

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1415 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-7437
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Pizza is pretty much the perfect late night meal, and More Home Slice is ready with slices available until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

A pepperoni slice from Home Slice
A slice from Home Slice
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21. El Taquito

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1713 E Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 851-8226
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The East Riverside location offers all sorts of tacos, from al pastor to bistek to barbacoa, until 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 a.m. Thursday, and midnight for the rest of the week.

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Tacos from El Taquito
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22. 888

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2400 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 448-4722

888's bowls of steaming hot pho, liquor-absorbing noodle dishes, and airy seafood puffs (along with the rest of the excellent menu) are served until 2 a.m. every day except for Sunday.

23. Little Darlin'

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6507 Circle S Rd
Austin, TX 78745

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

Burgers and fries from Little Darlin’
Burgers and fries from Little Darlin’
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1. Velvet Taco

11501 Rock Rose Ave, Austin, TX 78758
Velvet Taco’s tacos
Tacos from Velvet Taco
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Austin’s Velvet Taco branch slings new-school tacos like spicy tikka chicken, Nashville hot tofu, and shrimp and grits until 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 a.m. Thursday, and midnight for the rest of the week, found in the Domain Northside’s Rock Rose.

11501 Rock Rose Ave
Austin, TX 78758

2. Mrs. Johnson's Bakery

4909 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78751
Doughnuts from Mrs. Johnson’s
Doughnuts from Mrs. Johnson’s
Chris M./Yelp

Doughnuts, kolaches, coffee: it's all happening at Mrs. Johnson's Bakery, which specializes almost entirely in late night fare, serving from 7:30 p.m. until noon the next day. Wait until 8:40 p.m. for fresh doughnuts.

4909 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751

3. Kismet Cafe

1000 E 41st St Ste 200, Austin, TX, 78751
A halal plate from Kismet
A halal plate from Kismet
Sean Y./Yelp

The Mediterranean grill serves the perfect drunk meal — gyros, kebabs, and rice — until 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 3 a.m. Thursday through Sunday from its home in Hancock.

1000 E 41st St Ste 200, Austin
TX, 78751

4. The Halal Bros

2712 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Gyro with rice from Halal Bros
Gyro with rice from Halal Bros
Taylor Z./Yelp

The West Campus halal-focused restaurant offers up shawarmas, kebabs, gyros, falafels, and rice until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Those in downtown Austin can find the same menu available on East 7th Street until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

2712 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705

5. Texas Chili Parlor

1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
Texas Chili Parlor’s chili
Texas Chili Parlor’s chili
Texas Chili Parlor/Facebook

End a late night with late night bowls of famed chili from the Austin institution, which closes at 2 a.m. every day.

1409 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

6. Sam's Bar-B-Cue

2000 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702
Ribs from Sam’s
Ribs from Sam’s
Alex M./Yelp

Want barbecue super late on the East Side? The historic barbecue spot is still going strong until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

2000 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

7. Irene's

506 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Toast from Irene’s
Toast from Irene’s
Irene’s/Facebook

Irene’s menu of toasts, sandwiches, meaty entrees, and cakes are available until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

506 West Ave
Austin, TX 78701

8. Arlo's

Austin, TX
The veggie burger from Arlo’s
The veggie burger from Arlo’s
Arlo’s/Facebook

Daily late-night vegan comfort food can found at Arlo’s until 2 a.m. at Red River bar and music venue Cheer Up Charlie's. For those by campus, Arlo's Spider House Cafe truck and the East Sixth one at the Grackle both serve until 2 a.m. daily.

9. Delray Cafe

1133 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
Delray’s coney dog with Nickel’s Miller High Life pony and a shot
Coney dog with a beer and a shot at Nickel City
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

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. daily.

1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

10. Happy Chicks

214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Happy Chicks’s chicken tenders and fries
Happy Chicks’ chicken tenders and fries
Happy Chicks [Official]

The Sixth Street restaurant is all about chicken tenders, original and spicy, with a bunch of sauce options (yes, there’s a entire ranch section). Everything is served until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and until midnight Sunday through Wednesday.

214 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

11. Chinatown

109 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
Chinatown’s downtown restaurant
Chinatown’s downtown restaurant
Chinatown/Facebook

This Chinese restaurant's downtown outpost is open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The menu runs the gamut from American-style to more traditional options with the bonus full bar and karaoke.

109 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

12. Casino El Camino

517 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3741
Burgers from Casino El Camino
Burgers from Casino El Camino
Rafe G./Yelp

Nothing says rally time like a take-no-prisoners Casino burger at 1 a.m. while the rest of the downtown crowd is trying to satisfy grease cravings with thin slices of cheap pizza. It’s open until 2 a.m. daily.

517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701-3741

13. Easy Tiger

709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Offerings from Easy Tiger
Offerings from Easy Tiger
Easy Tiger/Facebook

A solid late night stop run by baker David Norman, Easy Tiger focuses on breads, brats, and hearty sandwiches, all served until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and midnight the rest of the week.

709 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

14. Baton Creole

1016 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Beignets, deep-fried jambalaya, and crawfish etouffee from Baton Creole
Beignets, deep-fried jambalaya, and crawfish etouffee from Baton Creole
Steph L./Yelp

Baton Creole's Cajun and Southern creations were concocted with late night eaters in mind, like the jambalaya on a stick. It's open way late until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and just until midnight Sunday through Wednesday. Find it on Shangri-La's back patio.

1016 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

15. Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Buffalo fried pickles from Second Bar
Buffalo fried pickles from Second Bar
Kevin H./Yelp

The casual Congress Avenue restaurant is open and serving until 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The buffalo fried pickles make for a great late night snack.

200 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

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16. Ramen Tatsu-Ya

1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Ramen from Ramen Tatsu-ya
Ramen from Ramen Tatsu-ya
Ramen Tatsu-ya/Facebook

Ramen Tatsu-ya’s East Austin shop serves up the noodle soup until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

1600 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

17. Via 313 Pizza

61 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
A rectangular pie of thick cheese pizza topped with sauce and sausages on a round metal tray
Via 313 pizza
Via 313/Facebook

Via 313 serves its authentic Detroit-style crusty, rectangular pies at Rainey Street beer bar Craft Pride up until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and until midnight Monday through Wednesday. Or hop over to West Sixth at Buford’s for pies until 1:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday or midnight on Sunday through Wednesday.

61 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

18. Las Cazuelas

1701 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Tex-Mex dishes from Las Cazuelas
Tex-Mex dishes from Las Cazuelas
Thien-Y H./Yelp

This classic Tex-Mex restaurant serves up the best in cheesy, tortilla-wrapped comfort for 24-hours Wednesday through Sunday, and until 2 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.

1701 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

19. Justine's Brasserie

4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

This east side brasserie does a proper Parisian late night, serving its French menu until 2 a.m. to patrons who like their meals served with a side of European affectation and festivity.

4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702

20. More Home Slice

1415 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704