15 Favorite Spots for Late-Night Eats in Greater Phoenix
It wasn't until a few years ago that getting late-night eats in the Valley meant hitting up a 24-hour chain restaurant (Oh, boy, another Belgian Waffle Slam) or picking through the contents of your refrigerator.
Thankfully, things have changed a bit as more independent restaurants are keeping later hours for night owls in search of a late-night nosh.
Here are 15 of our favorites:
After 10 p.m., this Glendale restaurant feels more like a Koreatown bar, serving up karaoke and soju along with the fantastic fare until 2 a.m. every night but Sunday. Dig into popular Korean favorites such as seafood pancakes, Korean fried chicken, the stir-fry dish jap chae, or a variety of soups and stews like the spicy and seafood-heavy cham pong, a boiling pot of Korean stew with tofu called haemul soon du bu, or the refreshingly cold noodle dish naeng myun.
From chef Bernie Kantak, this contemporary restaurant of American fare in Scottsdale features a small but satisfying changing menu of late night bites every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until 1:30 a.m. Look for favorites like The Original Chopped Salad (so popular it has its own Facebook page), heirloom popcorn with bacon fat, and a juicy signature burger. Don't miss the opportunity to pair the eats with an exceptional cocktail or two from mix master Richie Moe.
Open five days of the week until midnight and until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, this stylish spot of American eats in Central Phoenix features its full menu plus some five-dollar fare for those who aren't yet ready to call it a night. Share late night bites like chicken phyllo packets, peppadew poppers filled with goat cheese, or the Fez fry sampler. And bonus points for sipping two-for-one drinks in the new lounge area.
Open until 2 a.m. daily, this Tempe institution and its new sister restaurant in north Scottsdale serve up Four Peaks' award-winning classic suds along with tasty late-night munchies like beer-battered fries, a Popper Burger with sautéed jalapeños and onion straws, and a selection of pizzas whose dough is made daily with (what else) Four Peaks ale. Another Kiltlifter? Of course.
Chef James Porter's cozy French bistro in Scottsdale gets late-night delicious from 10 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday. Called the Staff Meal, the restaurant's talented cooks prepare an always-changing small menu (usually created that day) of dishes like mussels with white wine and thyme, escargots with roasted garlic, and pomme frites all for around eight to 12 dollars.
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