10 Best Late-Night Eats in Phoenix

Phoenix may not be New York or Los Angeles when it comes to late night lounges and open all night diners. But the Valley of the Sun isn't a slouch when it comes to good late night dining, either.

Another good option for late night eats around central Phoenix is FEZ, a favorite foodie hangout that dishes out fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. 

For gourmet Southwestern fare, stop by at Dick's Hideaway, a rustic yet upscale restaurant that serves dinner until 11 pm on weeknights and midnight on weekends. Just try and resist the smell of slow-roasted pork that wafts through the dining room at all hours.

Craving pizza? Head toward downtown to the artsy Grand Avenue Pizza Company. You can pick up pizza by the slice or pie. The restaurant often features unique specialty pies like Mac 'n Cheese and Green Chile that are worth trying. 

 For a gourmet burger or sushi, don't miss Delux. This gourmet burger grill specializes in burgers made using fresh Niman Ranch beef. You'll also find excellent specialty salads, sandwiches and sushi. 

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This hip Phoenix coffee shop is situated in a historic downtown bungalow decorated with original art and furnished with plush chairs and benches. The atmosphere is bohemian yet unpretentious, and the coffee bar is tops. Try the street crepes...  Read More

Nogales Hot Dogs is a late-night Mexican hot dog stand at the corner of 20th Street and Indian School Road. The hot dog stand has helped blaze the trail for Sonoran hot dogs in the Valley of the Sun. These Southwestern specialties are not your...  Read More

What this tiny traditional diner lacks in square footage, it more than makes up in style and heart. The vintage diner ambiance and modern American menu of comfort food classics has made Welcome Diner a downtown favorite. The food menu includes...  Read More

This small, cozy bistro means serious business when it comes to good food. The kitchen at Carly's Bistro may be small, but the menu impresses with its dedication to locally-sourced ingredients and freshly made panini sandwiches, wraps,...  Read More

The Vig is a popular local restaurant and tavern known for its hip crowd, sleek decor and laid-back patio. Unique yet unpretentious, the menu dishes up deluxe American comfort food. From the burger menu try the Vigazz Burger made with grilled...  Read More

Savor the joys of an authentic Cornish pasty (pronounced pass-tee) without even having to jet off across the pond. The Cornish pasty is a traditional English comfort food featuring a variety of meats, veggies and cheeses, all stuffed into a...  Read More

Rustic yet casually upscale, Dick's Hideaway is the kind of place locals take out-of-towners for an authentic taste of traditional Southwest flavors. Lunch, breakfast and dinner is served at this small local gem, where the smell of slow-roasted...  Read More

This ultra-hip, ultra-sleek central Phoenix restaurant is always making an appearance on local restaurant critics' lists of the Valley's best restaurant. The menu features American cuisine infused with the colors, fruits, and spices of the...  Read More

The Grand Avenue Pizza Company offers gourmet specialty pizza, calzones and sides in the Grand Avenue arts district in downtown Phoenix. The small, counter service pizzeria dishes out pies and slices until 4 am every morning, making it one of...  Read More

Delux is a favorite of local late-night foodies in Phoenix. The restaurant specializes in gourmet burgers made using all-natural Niman Ranch beef, but you'll also find specialty sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Popular sides include French and...  Read More


Meet Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

She received her MFA in Creative...  More About Patricia

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