16 Places For Late Night Eating In Memphis

16 Places For Late Night Eating In Memphis

If you’re hungry late at night, here’s a list of restaurants in Memphis that are open late. Got more ideas for late night eating in Memphis? email me [email protected]

Late-night snacks at Bardog in downtown 


If you have a tip or an update, email me at [email protected] and please let me know! 


Huey's has nine locations in Memphis and the suburbs, and normally many of them are open until midnight on weekdays and later (think 1 a.m. or 2 a.m.) on weekends. The kitchen will close earlier.

Food rec: For late night munchies, you can't go wrong with cheese fries. I'm partial to the West Coast burger, too.

Huey's Website: hueyburger.com Huey's Menu: hueyburger.com/menus

Alex’s Tavern

This beloved old school dive is open from noon until after midnight with a juke box, shuffleboard, TVs, and beer. You can call for takeout, too.

Food rec: Eating at Alex’s is a must, and it’s basically impossible to choose: get ribs, get wings, get a Greek burger—you'll be happy.

Alex's Facebook Page 

Earnestine & Hazel's late-night dive bar in downtown Memphis. Alex Shansky.


Earnestine & Hazel’s

E&H is normally open until 1 a.m., though they may stop serving Soul Burgers before then.

Food rec: The Soul Burger is their only menu item, and I heartily endorse it. It comes with Brim's potato chips.

Earnestine & Hazel's Website: earnestineandhazels.com

Bardog Tavern

Bardog is normally open until 3 a.m. It's strictly 21+ and allows smoking upstairs. I find their food consistently hot, fresh, and way, way better than your usual pub grub. They also do weekday breakfast and weekend brunch.

Food rec: It’s hard to choose, but the Deluxe Grilled Cheese and Amazing Island Club are two favorites. Bardog's chicken tenders are especially good and come with plenty of dipping sauces. 

Bardog Tavern's Website & Menu: www.bardog.com

Blind Bear Speakeasy

Part speakeasy-style lounge, part friendly neighborhood pub, Blind Bear is a dependable downtown staple. The kitchen is normally open until 1 or 2 a.m. with a special late-night menu. If you check their social media, you can find the Thursday - Sunday passwords and get in without a cover charge so that's handy! 

Food rec: I hear good things about their nachos!

Blind Bear's Website & Menu: blindbearmemphis.com

Local Main Street

Local’s downtown location normally serves gastropub fare until late-night.

Food rec: Blue cheese ‘n’ bacon fries almost always sound good at 1 a.m.

Local Downtown's Website & Menu: localgastropub.com/menus/local-downtown/


A Memphis institution, Westy's is a tried-and-true casual pub with an enormous menu served until 3 a.m., 365 days a year. They even have delivery available until 2 a.m. 

Food rec: Whichever one of the 30 different rice dish options sounds the best to you. Got a sweet tooth? They also serve a famous Hot Fudge Pie, pictured above.

Westy's Website & Menu: westysmemphis.com


Celtic Crossing

Celtic Crossing in Cooper Young is open until 11 p.m. on school nights and midnight on the weekend, and the kitchen will likely close before that. A good option for medium late night eating. They’ve got a spacious patio as well. It’s 21+ on weekend late nights.

Food rec: Hand pies, fried perfectly crispy and filled with minced seasoned meat. Go ahead and pour the gravy directly on them.

Celtic Crossing Website & Menu: celticcrossingmemphis.com

Young Ave. Deli burger and sweet potato fries.

Young Avenue Deli

This Cooper Young staple has a big beer and food menu, and they serve Memphis late night food until well after midnight—usually until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. Sit at the bar, get your food to-go, or order delivery if you’re in the area. It can get busy, so don't underestimate the power of calling ahead.

Food rec: Those dadgum cheese sticks are undeniably awesome. Fries are award-winning and the burger (pictured above) is underrated.

Young Ave. Deli Website & Menu: youngavenuedeli.com

Slider Inn Midtown

This one really only applies to weekends—the Slider Inn midtown closes at 10 p.m. on weekdays, but is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, with a kitchen closing before then. 

Food rec: I usually get the Mix & Match sliders with whichever mini sandwich sounds good that day. 

Slider Inn Website & Menu: sliderinn.com

East Memphis

Brookhaven Pub

Brookhaven’s bar is open until 1 a.m. daily, though the kitchen might close before then. They have a spacious patio for your hungry group of friends.

Food rec: The Tiger Bleu Chips - potato chips covered in chicken, bleu cheese, and BBQ sauce - are legendary.

Brookhaven Pub website: brookhavenpubandgrill.com

RP Tracks

R.P. Tracks near the Highland Strip has been a U of M favorite for more than 30 years. They have good vegan and vegetarian options and are open until 1 a.m. for lateish night Memphis food.

Food rec: The BBQ Tofu Nachos are a favorite for a reason. You can get them with meat, but even carnivores should try the BBQ tofu.

RP Tracks website: rptracks.com


Another University District fave, Newby’s is open until 1 a.m. daily with classic pub grub: pizza, wings, sandwiches, and of course, beer.

Food rec: You can’t go wrong with pizza ‘n’ beer.

Newby's website: newbys901.com

The Half Shell

With East Memphis and Southwind locations, Half Shell is a great option for dining late out East. They're open until 3 a.m. most nights serving up a big variety of seafood dishes, poboys, Food rec: The shrimp bruschetta is tasty, a Memphis favorite.

 Allen Gillespie

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Appreciate this list. However, I tried to eat at the Bluff late last Friday night, and they had stopped serving food at 10pm.
September 14, 2018 2:35pm
Holly Whitfield
That's a bummer. Removing them. (Thanks for the tip!!)
September 14, 2018 3:11pm
This list is great! But I would feel like a total traitor if I didn't speak up for Westy's. Great food served until 3am :)
September 14, 2018 4:03pm
Holly Whitfield
Sounds delicious!!
September 14, 2018 4:20pm
Mark Wangensteen
Is there another location in Memphis to get Gibson donuts? I will be in town next week and will be staying at the Chisca and will not have a car.
September 26, 2018 8:52am
Half Shell! Filet and crab legs available until 2 am.
September 26, 2018 10:53pm
Holly Whitfield
Mark, unfortunately that's their only location. :-/ But you'll be near plenty of other great places to eat and drink in Memphis!
September 27, 2018 7:58am
Kristen W
Don’t forget about The Vault on GE Patterson for late night open til 2am Friday and Saturday nights.
November 3, 2018 9:23am
Neil's Bar and Grille
November 7, 2019 12:11pm
Holly Whitfield
Great suggestion!
November 13, 2019 2:22pm