Just because you stayed for last call doesn’t mean you have to settle for food of last resort. Here are your best bets for late-night chow after the bars close down, courtesy of thelittledish.com.


4154 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75204

The best 24/7 food in the city! Bottomless cups of coffee from the coffee bar, Southwestern omelets, and banana nut pancakes are available any time of the day. Their menu has a glossary to help you understand buzzwords like “garlic marbles,” but it’s not essential. You really can’t go wrong with anything off this menu.

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Cafe Brazil

(University Location)
6420 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75206

For years Cafe Brazil has been the place to go after a show or when the bars close. Their bottomless cups of flavored coffee an dishes like spicy chorizo migas are great AM or PM. Most of their locations are open late-night or 24 hours only on the weekends, but the University and Cedar Springs locations are always 24/7.

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Fuel City Taco

801 S. Riverfront
Dallas, TX 75207

A legend in its own right, Fuel City Taco is a walk-up window counter at a gas station. Open 24/7 the menu consists of no-frills, street-style tacos served on the cheap. The location is a little sketchy and you’re most likely going to consume those tacos in the parking lot, but that’s the beauty of it. They don’t have a website for obvious reasons, but search “Fuel City Tacos” and you’ll see the local buzz.

K Tokyo

2217 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

After working internationally in cities like Hong Kong and Singapore, sushi chef Kang, Dae Soo decide to set up shop on Lower Greenville, one of Dallas’s busiest bar blocks. How exactly he wound up here it’s the important part. It’s the fact that he is here offering decently priced, tasty sushi 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. Con: Closed Sundays. Pro: Karaoke nightly.

Nandina Asian Tapas & Sushi

5631 Alta Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

Open everyday from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., Nandina’s is a great little place for Japanese and Thai dishes. Order from a full menu that ranges from sushi and small plates of tempura to their excellent green curry. Call in an order to-go or (if you’re really close by) have it delivered. It beats cold pizza any day of the week.

Taco Cabana

(Multiple locations)
1827 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

Sure, it’s fast food. But you haven’t been in for Dallas very long if you haven’t capped off a night of drinking with something from Taco C. Their queso is some of the best and their breakfast tacos always hit the spot. If someone from Dallas claims they don’t like Taco C…they do. (The Greenville location is convenient because it’s right on bar alley.)

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