If you are up past midnight and looking something to eat, skip the drive-thru lines in favor of local fare. These eateries and bars keep their doors open past midnight to feed those heading to a graveyard shift, leaving their late-night post or in need of something to soak up booze consumed in the hours before. From cocktails and canapés to beer and burgers, the options are sure to satisfy any craving. Stay up late and see what Nashville’s late-night food scene has to offer!
218 Third Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 891-2380
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to midnight; Friday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tucked away from the adventure that is Broadway, Black Rabbit is a Printer’s Alley eatery and bar. If you visit this spot during the late hours, you are likely to run into locals having just finished their shift at other restaurants around town. Join them at the bar for a night-cap in the form of a craft cocktail and rabbit roll. “This is a top seller and will never come off the menu,” Chef Trey Cioccia says of the rabbit roll. “It is the perfect approachable drunk food.”
200 Third Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 782-7150
Hours: Monday through Sunday, open 24 hours
One of the few spots in town that’s open 24/7, The Diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner — no matter the hour. Not only does the menu feature any dish you could possibly be craving, there are six floors, each offering something different. The first floor welcomes you to the building with a coffee shop perfect for grab ‘n’ go items, while the sixth floor is often the most lively and gives the best views of downtown.
411 Gallatin Ave., Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 226-3566
Hours: Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 3 a.m.
No one does a late-night burger quite like Dino’s. Perfectly greasy and filling when paired with a beer and fries, it is a favorite late-night order. Let this combo soak up drinks from earlier in the evening and hang around until they close their doors at 3 a.m. As one of the hotter spots in town, there are always other diners and drinkers around to keep you company.
1012 Woodland St., Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 915-4174
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (late-night window open ’til 1 a.m.); Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight (late-night window open ’til 3 a.m.)
If you want the full Five Point’s experience, you will have to swing by before the midnight hour. Otherwise, you can snag a slice from their late-night window, which is open until 3 a.m.
Stumble Gracefully walk up to the window after imbibing in near-by spots, such as 3 Crow Bar, which is right around the corner.
2205 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203 • 615) 321-1160
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Nothing says late-night food quite like a bean roll. Getting its start in the ’70s, The Gold Rush has been a long-time home to regulars looking for the restaurant’s famous dish and a cold beer. Join them!
2400 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 269-4646
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Mafiaoza’s serves pizza with full table service until the wee hours of the morning. Their full menu of Italian-American fare is available until 3 a.m. We are partial to the pizza and have been known to order everything from a classic pepperoni pie to a slice topped with roasted veggies.
2535 Eighth Ave. S., Ste. 107, Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 712-8160
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
4408 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 750-2920
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to midnight
431 11th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 729-4445
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to midnight
While two of the three locations close at midnight, the original outpost (on Eighth Avenue South) is open until 1 a.m. End your evening with loaded waffle fries, such as the sweet potato fries topped with pulled pork and Carolina mustard barbecue sauce.
1235 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 248-4747
Hours: Monday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m and midnight to 3 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Each Saturday night, Monell’s stays open until 3 a.m. to serve their midnight country breakfast. The all-you-can-eat breakfast starts at midnight. Dig into heaping portions of fried chicken and Southern fixin’s like biscuits and gravy and pancakes. Beer isn’t sold, so be prepared to trade in your PBR for a cold glass of sweet tea.
123 Ewing Drive, #3, Nashville, TN 37207 • (615) 226-9442
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 a.m.
For those looking for a little more heat in their chicken, Prince’s Hot Chicken welcomes you ’til 4 a.m. The heat of the hot chicken is sure to wake you up, whether you are starting your day at the 4 a.m. hour, or ending it.
416B Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 244-9552
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.
It is no surprise that Robert’s stays open along the rest of Broadway’s bars, but what you might not know is that you can order their famous fried bologna sandwich until 1:30 a.m., when the kitchen closes. Kick back with your favorite sandwich, a cold beer and good country music until they kick you out at 3 a.m.
907 20th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 320-5555
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to midnight
The kitchen closes at midnight, but the bar stays open until 1 a.m. so place your order and kick back with a beer. Yes, we are breaking our after midnight rule with this one, but trust us, it’s worthy of making the list. With open-air dining (ideal during warmer months) and a late-night menu with everything from fresh oysters to fried food, the smokehouse crab shack will welcome you until the clock strikes midnight.
1011 Clearview Ave., Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 454-4201
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Treehouse serves from a special late-night menu that is short, but sweet. Less than 10 items ranging from a classic French omelette to ramen to chocolate soufflé grace the menu. Order one, or all.
Fill up on these delicious eats and then take yourself to bed!
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