Food & Drink

The 11 best spots for late-night eats in Houston

Published On 12/11/2014 Published On 12/11/2014
Mai's Restaurant
El Rey Cuban & Mexican Cuisine
Foodspotting/Hunger Houston
House Of Pies (Edited)
Little Bigs (Houston)
Pi Pizza Truck
Andy's Home Cafe
Les Givral's Kahve
Yelp/Thao T.
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1. BB's Cajun Cafe 2710 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

This Cajun eatery in Montrose is a neighborhood staple serving up Texas and New Orleans cuisine in a laid back atmosphere. Get your hands on Cajun classics like ettouffe and crawfish boils in addition to full loaded po-boys. All of the food is pretty gut-busting, so bring some friends to go in on shareable apps like loaded fries. BB's is open late, making it the perfect stop after a night out.

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2. Mai's Restaurant 3403 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002

Expect a fully-packed house right around last call every weekend, because nothing soaks up booze like late-night Vietnamese grub. Start with an order of cánh gà chiên (salt and pepper fried chicken wings) or bánh xèo (pork, shrimp, and veggie stuffed crepe) before diving into the beefy bo luc lac – a stir-fried filet mignon number that’s equal parts sweet, sour, spicy, and delicious.

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3. Katz's Deli & Bar 616 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

This old-school deli, open 24/7, won't disappoint. If you can get matzo ball soup, man-sized Reubens, and chocolate egg creams at 4am, YOU DO.

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4. House of Pies 3112 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77057

Insomniacs flock to this late-night staple that slings classic diner foodstuffs EVERY hour of EVERY day. Get omelets, greasy burgers, and chicken fried steaks, and finish off with a slice of Bayou Goo (pecan-crusted cream cheese, chocolate, and vanilla custard pie).

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5. Pho Binh 12148 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072

You'll find these pho joins dotted all over the city, but this location near Westchase is the only one open late, specifically until 3am on Friday and Saturday (the perfect landing spot after a bar crawl). The menu's full of standard pho options, but you won't even need to look at it, for there are only three little words that need be said here. Bone. Marrow. Pho. The flavorful broth and noodle soak the flavor of the baked bone marrow right up, and the Vietnamese spice gives it an edge you don't normally get in a pho bowl.

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6. Little Bigs 2703 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

Head here to stuff your face with as many Sriracha mayo-loaded beef, pulled pork, chicken, and chili-cheese-smothered hot dog sliders as you can. The calories totally don’t count because they’re so small.

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7. Andy's Home Cafe 1115 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77009

This no-frills cafe is night owl central. Not only is it open 24/7, but it's also been dishing out some seriously tasty (and cheap) Tex-Mex since 1977. Get chile-gravy-smothered cheese enchiladas, and add an endless cup of Joe if you need to pull an all-nighter.

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8. Les Givral's Kahve 4601 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

This vietnamese spot is open till 3am on Fridays and Saturdays. When is after-partying with a cheap and delicious pork meatball bánh mì and a giant bowl of pho not a good idea? Hint: the answer is never.

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9. Fu Fu Café 9889 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036

If you haven’t had the dumplings from this late night standby, what the hell have you been doing with your life? Get a few orders – you’ll want to try them steamed, pan-fried, and in “soup” form.