Philadelphia late night eating places open all day and night, The city never closes and here are a few places to get grub all night long.
- All Night Long:
- Conveniently located amid Northern Liberties’ nightlife, Darling’s Diner draws an enthusiastic crowd all night long. With dishes like the Northern Liberties Monster (egg, scrapple, bacon and cheese on a roll), Hipsters Paradise (pancakes, waffles or French toast served with nutella, peanut butter, fruit and whipped cream) and a Port Richmond-themed platter of sausage, pierogies and kraut, it’s an institution. 1033 N. 2nd Street, (267) 239-5775, darlingsdiner.com
- Simple, reliable diner staples—burgers, fries, pancakes and waffles—pack the menu at this beloved dive of a diner, with a cash-only policy. Little Pete’s stays open all hours and accommodates a diverse crowd—from business people and politicians to the club-going crowd and struggling artists. 219 S. 17th Street, (215) 545-5508
- The slogan at the Melrose Diner, a 70-plus-year-old South Philly institution, is “Everybody who knows goes to the Melrose.” And, on weekend nights, it seems like every Philadelphian does. Booths here are shared, peach pies are homemade and the longtime servers are no-nonsense. 1501 Snyder Avenue, (215) 467-6644, themelrosedinerandbakery.com
- After a late night in Midtown Village, partiers head to one of Center City’s Midtown Diners for feta and spinach omelets, open-faced tuna melts, homemade vanilla shakes and other rib-sticking fare. 122 S. 11th Street, (215) 627-6452, midtown2restaurant.com
- By 2:15 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks, across-the-street joints, get slammed. Well-worn Pat’s, with its notoriously sloppy Cheez Whiz topping, and blindingly neon bright Geno’s, with its fancy provolone, draw crowds that meet in the avenue’s center, often stopping traffic just before dawn hits. Pat’s, 1237 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 468-1546, patskingofsteaks.com; Geno’s, 1219 S. 9th Street, (215) 389-0659, genossteaks.com