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Maybe your movie let out late or you need a bite after a long day at work. Or, you've hit the bars and danced up an appetite. While not terribly common, it is definitely possible to grab late night meal in San Diego. And, no, we're not talking fast food or big chains either. The options are as delicious as they are unique and in sit-down environments designed for lingering.
When hearty diner food hits the spot, head over to Studio Diner, recently featured on the Food Network's "Diners Drive-ins and Dives" TV show. It's comfort food like biscuits and gravy or fish and chips with healthier options should your companion be in the mood for lighter fare. A bit off-the-beaten-path in Kearny Mesa, some argue it's worth the drive.
The only restaurant in downtown San Diego to offer round-the-clock meals is Brian's 24, located adjacent to the historic Ramada St. James hotel. Order huge portions of breakfast, lunch and dinner at any time since this is a restaurant that never sleeps.
Costa Brava, also our top tapas and small plates restaurant, also claims a spot on the late night list for the ability to order food until midnight, just as they do in Spain.
San Diego isn't much of a late-night city to begin with, but here are 10 great options for late night food.