20 Places For Late Night Eating In Memphis

16 Places For Late Night Eating In Memphis

Nothing is more frustrating than being hungry late-night but unable to find anything that's open. If you find yourself hungry late at night, let this serve as your guide to restaurants in Memphis that are open late.

Got more ideas for late night eating in Memphis? Email me [email protected].

overview shot of sliders and wings on table
Alex Shansky
Bardog Tavern


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.

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.

Slider Inn

Both locations make for a great late night spot. Slider Inn midtown stays open until 1 a.m. weeknight ands 3 a.m. on weekends. Downtown closes at midnight and 1:30 a.m. on weekends.

Food rec: I usually get the Ribeye sliders and the reuben/cuban egg rolls.

Earnestine  Hazels interior with dive bar feels
Alex Shansky
Earnestine and Hazel's


Earnestine & Hazel’s

Earnestine & Hazel's is normally open until 3 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.

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. 

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: You must get the Blind Bear Balls.

Blues City Cafe

One of the best spots to grab a bite to eat on Beale Street is also open late night for food. They close at 1 a.m. on weekdays and 3 a.m. weekend nights. BBQ, Catfish, tamales, and more.

Food rec: Gumbo cheese fries. I crave these weekly.

Local Main Street

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

Food rec: A duck grilled cheese or quesadilla always hits the spot.

Max's Sports Bar

Friendly neighborhood sports bar that's open late and serving late. Known for their bbq nachos and hot dogs but recently expanded to include pizzas.

Food rec: The bbq nachos always hit the spot but the new pizzas are great. Keep it simple with a pepperoni pizza.


It's only fitting that a trucker-themed bar and restaurant is open early and late. Burgers, sandwiches, and more on the menu.

Food rec: The firebird chicken sandwich and fries or the bubba burger.


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.


We have to thank a reader for suggesting this new location with late-night hours. Wingman is open until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 4 a.m. on weekends. This spot specializes in wings (it's in the name after all).

Food rec: We haven't had an opportunity to try this spot yet but it looks like you can't go wrong with their wings and we're dying to try the fried chicken sandwich.

hot fudge sundae from Westy's
Jalyn Souchek


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: Fish & Chips with some Scottish eggs.

Young Avenue Deli

This Cooper Young staple has a big beer and food menu, and they serve Memphis late night food. Young Ave closes at 1 a.m. -- kitchen likely closes a little bit earlier than that. 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 and pimento cheese fries are undeniably awesome. 

dozen Gibsons donuts - variety
Jalyn Souchek
Gibson's Donuts

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.

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.


Another U of M area spot, Newby's is the self-described college bar you never graduate from. The best part of college bars, they're open late and usually with food. Newby's offers the traditional bar foods like mozzarella sticks, burgers, wings, and pizza. Newby's is open late until 3 a.m. but the kitchen likely closes a little earlier than that.

Food rec: Chicken tenders are always a safe bet!

Gibson's Donuts

Gibson's Donuts may not be open 24/7 anymore but it's still a good spot if you're craving a late night sweet treat. They now close at midnight.

Food rec: I like a classic plain glazed donut but the maple bacon and apple fritters are both must get too.

The Half Shell

With East Memphis and Southwind locations, Half Shell is a great option for dining late out East serving up a big variety of seafood dishes, poboys, . The Southwind location is open later until midnight on weeknights and 1 a.m. on weekends.

Food rec: The shrimp bruschetta is tasty, a Memphis favorite.

Tommy's Burgers

California style hamburger restaurant that's open until 11 p.m. every night of the week. In addition to burgers, they serve sandwiches, breakfast platters, Mexican food, and more.

Food rec: Get the classic double bacon cheeseburger.

About the Author

Hello! I'm Jalyn Souchek, the Director of Content for I Love Memphis Blog! I love calling the 901 home. When I'm not running the blog you can find me cheering on the Grizzlies, at a concert, exploring a new restaurant or kicking back at one of our breweries. I hope you'll love experiencing Memphis with me.

Build your perfect Memphis meal:

I love to eat so if I were to have only one meal left.. I’m going all out. I’d start with an app of Gumbo Fries from Blue City Cafe or Bayou Fries from Chef Tam, wings from Good Fortune or Central’s (honey gold and Jamaican Jerk), potato salad from Fat Larry’s, side of bbq spaghetti from Bar-B-Q Shop, and fried okra from Soul Fish. All paired with a Beale Street Brewing Space Age Sippin’.

Your most memorable Memphis moment:

College GameDay on Beale Street. That was an electric and perfect morning. I was still working in news then and was able to take it in up close and on the stage at some points. The fun and joy of everyone down there that morning is unbeatable.

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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