6 New Orleans Places for Great Bites After Midnight

In the city that never sleeps, it's pretty easy to keep your stomach happy around the clock. Here are a few good places you can count on when hunger strikes after midnight.

Photo courtesy: Mimi's in the Marigny

Mimi's in the Marigny

Here’s a great recipe for late night: Fully stocked bar, first floor pool table and a great tapas menu. Get grilled steak and lamb chops among other tasty treats into the wee hours at this neighborhood bar, serving until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. (Photo courtesy: Mimi’s in the Marigny)

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(Photo Courtesy: Melba's)


This 24/7 spot is just about five minutes away from the French Quarter. Po-boys, fried chicken wings, red beans, and stuffed bell peppers only give a snapshot of the extensive menu. Plus, Melba’s offers the hot commodity of plenty of free, on-site parking. Expect a line to greet you at the door. (Photo courtesy: Melba’s)

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Gene's Po-boys

You can’t miss this big pink building on the corner of St. Claude Avenue and Elysian Fields Avenue. This around-the-clock spot’s claim to fame is their hot sausage po-boy. Plus, your sandwich comes with a free drink. A visit from pop icons Beyoncé and Jay Z ups the ante.

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(Photo courtesy: Cafe Negril)

Cafe Negril

If you’re out late taking in music on Frenchman Street, stop over to Café Negril. Catfish tacos and pineapple pork quesadillas fill the menu along with traditional Honduran cuisine. Get your fix until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. (Photo courtesy: Cafe Negril)

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The Camellia Grill

Get service from some charming bow-tied waiters at this landmark diner with counter seating. It’s a popular New Orleans destination, so this place could get pretty packed. The Camellia Grill serves until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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(Photo courtesy: Dot's Diner)

Dot's Diner

If you have a late night appetite, dive into this New Orleans diner with 24-hour locations across Jefferson and St. Charles Parishes. Grab breakfast or burgers anytime. Plus, the spot offers around-the-clock specials and free wifi for your online pleasure. (Photo courtesy: Dot’s Diner)

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