Philadelphia, PA - As Philadelphia's dining scene is finally getting over the pandemic, a few eateries, diners, and fast-food spots are opening later. By law in Philly, the last call at the bar happens at 2:00 am. However, the last call for food has no rules, and we have put together a list of our staff picks for Best Late Night Food Spots in Philly.
Best Spots for Late-Night Eats in Philadelphia
Broad Street Diner
Not fancy, but certainly friendly, this well-located diner serves as a post-party pit stop for night owls in transit between Center City and South Philly. It's best to stick to the basics here: They're known for their omelets, hash browns, and hot coffee. 1135 S. Broad Street, (215) 825-3636
Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's Steaks
Both open 24 hours, the across-the-street rivals get slammed. "Originator" 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. Pat's, 1237 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 468-1546; Geno's, 1219 S. 9th Street, (215) 389-0659
Those in need of a late-night or early-morning sugar fix contact this spot to deliver fresh-baked cookies in various varieties—chocolate chunk, peanut butter, oatmeal, sugar, snickerdoodle, and more. 135 S. 13th Street, 108 S. 16th Street, 4319 Main Street, 1601 N. Broad Street, 3400 Lancaster Avenue, 3417 Spruce Street, 1084 E. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, (877) 63-COOKIE
David's Mai Lai Wah
Well-known among Philly's post-shift restaurant workers for years, David's dishes budget-friendly late-night eats. The experience here is no-frills, but the salt and pepper wings, roast pork noodle bowls, and walnut shrimp provide tasty sustenance. 1001 Race Street, (215) 627-2610
There's no reason to wait until tomorrow for Indian street food. This quick-service kitchen in Center City offers Kati rolls and platters laden with curried chicken and lamb. On Friday and Saturday, they close at 3 Am. 1211 Walnut Street, (215) 309-3301
Taqueria La Prima
With a name that makes sense in South Philly only, Prima offers only tacos—and seriously great ones. Wildly accommodating hours and a super affordable price point make this storefront a late-night must. 1104 S. 9th Street, (215) 339-5000
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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff
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