Hunger knows no boundaries.
When it comes to an appetite, 2 a.m. on a Saturday is no different than 12 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon. But how can the grumbling be stopped if regular restaurants close their doors long before these cravings are curbed?
Don’t settle for drive-through fast food. Hit these six Dallas gems to cure insatiable hunger after a fun night on the town.
This Uptown joint packs in a crowd looking for a cozy place to unwind from a long hard week. Though the main draw on a late weekend night is the stocked bar, this place doesn’t neglect customers looking for something to munch on. The restaurant’s infamous Moscow Mule pairs well with a soft pretzel or the Standard Burger. Watching your figure? Go for the Caesar salad or shrimp lettuce wrap filled. (See the full menu here.)
Standard Pour serves late-night eats Monday through Sunday until 2 a.m.
Café Brazil’s extensive menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts might slow down your decision-making process, but that’s OK because the business is open all night. That’s right, 24 hours a day, seven days a week you can visit one of six Dallas locations. And if you’re feeling a little sluggish, pick from over 30 different coffee flavors. Another incentive to this dining experience: free Wi-Fi. (See the full menu here.)
Café Brazil is open and serves its full menu 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Rocco’s Uptown Pizza & Pasta
Try the New York-style pizza made from freshly prepared dough and ingredients. And if pizza isn’t what you’re looking for, the restaurant also offers homemade pastas, strombolis and calzones. Talk about a beer sponge. If that doesn’t fill you up, satisfy your sweet tooth with a few cannolis. (See the full menu here.)
Rocco’s serves late-night eats Thursday until 2:30 a.m., and Friday and Saturday until 3 a.m.
This is another restaurant that has your back -- or rather your stomach -- at all hours of the night. With a long menu featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner, this spot can kill any late-night craving. Looking for a place to start? The best selling item is the French Connection, two crepes stuffed with grilled chicken, tomato, button and portabella mushrooms, spinach, Anaheim peppers, poblano cream sauce, feta and cheddar cheese, served with garlic marbles. With four locations throughout Dallas, Buzzbrews isn’t playing hard to get. (See the full menu here.)
Buzzbrews is open and serves its full menu 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Crushcraft Thai Street Eats
When you’re craving Thai food, there are few other cuisines that will satisfy. Luckily, Dallas is rife with options. Crushcraft Thai in Uptown is a solid choice for authentic dishes such as noodles, rice, soups and salads, alongside some unusual appetizers like Tofu Fries and Thai Fried Boiled Eggs. The restaurant’s top seller is Og Phat Thai, a rice noodle dish with chicken and tofu. (See the full menu here.)
Crushcraft Thai serves late-night eats Friday and Saturday until 3 a.m.
Get your mind out of the gutter. The name for this American-style taco joint actually comes from the fresh red velvet cake it bakes daily. But its claim to fame is the wide selection of tacos served until the wee hours of the night. Don’t know where to start? Pick a protein; that’s how the menu is organized. Need a recommendation? The most popular item on the menu is the Spicy Tikka Chicken, made with the restaurant’s signature rotisserie chicken. (See the full menu here.)
Velvet Taco serves late-night eats Sunday through Wednesday until 2 a.m., Thursday until 3 a.m. and, newly, Friday through Saturday until 5 a.m.
Sammie Oliva is a Dallasite by way of Chicago. Now a senior at Southern Methodist University, she is studying marketing, journalism, and fashion media.