It’s Saturday. Raucous groups and well-dressed couples fill the sidewalk, forming buzzing lines that never seem to fall below 60 people before more eager faces join the queue. This isn’t a scene outside of one of Houston hottest new midtown joints. It’s after-hours, 2:30 A.M.; the bars and clubs have ushered out straggling patrons. Though for many Houstonians, the night isn’t over — it has just begun.
Gaggles of friends flock to their favorite eateries to satisfy late-night cravings that can only be quenched by devouring Houston’s best sweet, savory, and salty dishes. Where do you go when the bars let out and the drunk munchies kick in? Here are our top 5 Late Night Food Spots in Houston!
Morningside Drive in Rice Village is packed with patrons waiting for what many Houstonians consider the “Hot dog that will change your life at first bite!” Yoyo himself mans the small stand with mastery. Directly in front of him, onions caramelize and hot dogs roast to perfection. To his right, buttered buns toast, filling the air with a smell that brings to mind memories of grilling with family on July 4th. He begins to spread warm cream cheese on the bun, filling these bad-boys “All the Way”.
At only $4 each, this is the only true way to consume a Yoyo dog —overflowing with toppings. With finesse, Yoyo tops each dog with Spicy Mustard, Curry Ketchup, Honey Mayo, and Sriracha. One of Yoyo’s hot dogs is never enough after a night of dancing and drinking. Satisfied diners walk away from the stand arms filled to the brim with these treats —most of which will likely disappear before they get to their rides home.
5555 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005 | (713) 839-6207
The Korean-Mexican fusion truck Oh My Gogi can be found on lists of best food trucks in Houston and America; it holds a special, kimchi-filled place in the hearts of many. A fan-favorite menu item is the OMG Fries — crispy french fries topped with marinated Korean bulgogi guaranteed to make you drool.
Our suggestion: for an extra $3, try the fries with caramelized onions, kimchi, and a sunny-side-up egg. Fries not your favorite? Their bulgogi burgers and a variety of Korean-Mexican tacos deliver lip-smacking deliciousness guaranteed to fulfill all of your late-night cravings.
5555 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005 | (832) 509-5999
If your group wants to sit down and enjoy a diner-style meal after a long night out, House of Pies offers plenty of seating at their two Houston locations. Open 24–7, Houstonians can rest their feet any time of day and enjoy a delicious selection of rich, heavenly pies.
Their uncontested house signature is the pillowy, crumbly Bayou Goo pie made with pecans, custard, whipped cream, chocolate, and cream cheese. A hefty slice of warm Strawberry Rhubarb pie is a Dindr team favorite — a la mode of course! Not in the mood for pies? House of Pies touts a 24–7 breakfast menu that includes unique cottage fries and thick, Texas-sized French toast.
3112 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098 | (713) 528-3816
6142 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057 | (713) 782-1290
Tex-Mex meets bold New Orleans Cajun cuisine at Houston’s renowned BB’s Cafe. After a long night out, their 24–7 Montrose location will ensure that you go home salted, spiced, and satisfied. We recommend starting off with an order of pollo bullet: tender chicken stuffed with cream cheese and jalapeños, wrapped in bacon, served with savory Cajun cream sauce.
We go wild for Grits, boudin balls, gumbo, and po-boys galore — their main menu calls for multiple visits to enjoy each and every divine dish. During crawfish season, BB’s is a strong contender for best Cajun critters in town. It’s no wonder most Houstonians are restaurant regulars, including Queen Bee, Beyonce Knowles herself.
2701 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77009 | (713) 868-8000
2710 Montrose Blvd #A, Houston, TX 77006 | (713) 524-4499
3139 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098 | (713) 807-1300
6154 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057 | (713) 339-2566
Are you DTF (Down to Frank’s?!) because we are. It’s 2:30 A.M. and you’ve just left one of Houston’s hoppin’ downtown bars — Bovine & Barley or The Pastry War. You’ve got a few choices for a solid slice of ‘za, but if you know what’s right, you’re going to Frank’s.
For less than $10, you can get enough pizza to make you regret nothing but your decision to drink that last vodka water the next day. We get down with the SCRUMPTIOUS SUPREME — It’s Frank’s most popular pizza loaded with pepperoni, hamburger, sausage, green peppers, tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms, and onions. If you’re not in the mood for pizza here, you’re in the wrong place and should probably… go home, you’re drunk.
417 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002 | (713) 225-5656
Where is your favorite spot to eat out late-night? Comment with your favorite spot — we love new tips on delicious spots to dine with friends. Make sure to download Dindr for unique dining experiences with your local community.