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LA’s Best Late Night Restaurants

The early bird may get the worm, but in LA, the night owl has some of the world’s best restaurants that cater to a late-night crowd. From classic old-fashioned favorites to trendy fusion spots, you can find a great place to eat pretty much in any part of town. We are super grateful to the staff and ownership of these restaurants for staying open late at night so we can satiate those late-night hunger pangs. Here are some of LA’s Best Late Night Restaurants.

1. Jones Hollywood 

Location: 7205 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood CA 90046 

Hours: Open 7 nights a week from 7 pm-2 am 

While some may argue that having linguine with clams or spaghetti pomodoro at 11 pm is too late, we disagree. This is one of the many reasons why we adore Jones Hollywood, a popular eatery situated in the heart of LA that has become a favored destination for late-night diners. Jones provides a comfortable setting, stylish vintage decor, and an assorted menu that includes American classics such as burgers and fries, delectable pasta dishes, and wood-fired pizzas. For those who crave late-night options, Jones delivers scrumptious fresh food and an impressive selection of drinks and cocktails via their Beggars Banquet menu, with the last call for pizza at 1:20 am. Our top pick is the Jones Chopped Salad, which features fresh chickpeas, green peppers, cucumbers, salami, mozzarella cheese, and a mouthwatering red wine vinaigrette. Additionally, many of the dishes at Jones can be made vegetarian, ensuring that there is something for everyone here. 

photo by – Jones Hollywood

2. Canter’s Deli 

Location: 419 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles CA 90036

Hours: 24 hours

If you’re looking for a classic LA late-night spot with a seemingly endless menu, Canter’s Deli is the perfect place to cozy up in a booth after a night out. Their menu includes traditional Jewish options like matzo ball soup and pastrami sandwiches, as well as breakfast, burgers, and indulgent plates like the Mac-Attack. Located in the bustling Fairfax district, parking can be limited, but there are often some parking spots open in the lot, and it’s worth it to come hungry and enjoy generous portion sizes. Our personal favorites are the matzo ball soup, tuna sandwich, and legendary Reuben.

3. Sun Nog Dan 

Location: 3470 W 6th St. Ste 7, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Hours: 24 Hours 

Sun Nong Dan, a popular eatery in the heart of Koreatown, is a must-visit destination for those seeking a taste of authentic Korean cuisine. The cozy restaurant is known for its signature galbi jjim dish, a Korean-style braised short rib that can easily feed a group of 4-5 people. The restaurant can get very busy during traditional dinner hours, but you can avoid the rush by visiting after 8 pm.

The traditional Korean ambiance of Sun Nong Dan adds to the dining experience, with paper lanterns, wooden tables and chairs, and interesting wall art. We highly recommend the kimchi fried rice and the rice cake soup, both of which are delicious and flavorful. Keep in mind that parking can be a challenge, especially on the weekends, so it’s best to be prepared to valet for a few bucks.

photo Sun Nong Dan on Yelp

4. Swingers Diner 

Location: 8020 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90048

Hours: Open from 8 am till 2am

We’re guessing that if you are an LA local, or returning visitor, you have already made your way to Swingers in Hollywood at some point, but let’s refresh your memory and taste buds. Swingers is a classic and iconic spot with a retro diner feel, with comfy booths and a versatile menu including burgers, sandwiches, and huge breakfast items like pancakes and omelets. You really do feel like you’re traveling back in time here, and the friendly staff and cool vintage atmosphere make it clear why this beloved Hollywood spot is a go-to for those late-night munchies. We love splitting the nachos and indulging in their Peanut Butter & Banana shakes. Swinger’s also has some great options to make a meal vegetarian or even vegan.  

photo by Swingers

5. Fred 62

Location: 1850 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Hours: Monday-Thursday open 7:30AM until 1:00AM, Friday-Saturday open 7:30AM until 3:00AM

Nestled in the heart of the lovely Los Feliz neighborhood of LA, Fred 62 may have classic diner vibes but it’s far from traditional diner fare. Their upbeat and bright atmosphere coupled with cute and kitschy interactive social media games like “Milkshake of the Month” makes it feel like this is the main event instead of just the after-party. Fred’s prides itself on having smiling staff and a partnership with the community that go way back to the opening in 1997. For a late-night dinner delight, you can’t go wrong with Fried Chicken and Waffles, with a Caramel Apple Punk Tart to cap it off. Their cakes are divine, with our favorite being the Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting. YUM.

photo by Fred 62

6.Laurel Hardware

Location: 7984 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046 

Hours: Thurs-Fri Dinner 6pm-12am , Sun Dinner 6pm-11pm

 Whether you’re in the mood for a late-night dinner or a fun night out with friends, Laurel Hardware is the perfect destination. You don’t typically think of a trendy hot spot as a viable late-night eats option, but Laurel Hardware covers all bases. The large former hardware store features an open-air courtyard and still feels welcoming despite the unique industrial atmosphere. Their menu celebrates seasonal and locally sourced California-inspired cuisine, and their specialty cocktails incorporate exciting, seasonal flavors with experimental infusions. For small plates, we recommend the Spicy Salmon Tartare and for the larger more shareable choices, they elevate a traditional take on a BLT and make it deliciously divine. The industrial yet elegant decor with a sprinkling of romantic ambiance is perfect for Instagram-worthy shots. 

Photo by EDLT Photo | |

7. Norms

Location: 470 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

Hours: Open 24 Hours 

Norm’s Restaurant is the go-to spot for anyone seeking a classic American diner experience in Los Angeles. Since 1949, Norms has been serving up delicious comfort food at affordable prices, with the added bonus of being open 24/7. The retro atmosphere, complete with neon lights and booth seating, adds to the nostalgic feel that takes you back in time, and it gives off Palm Springs vibes. Norms started as a small coffee shop near Sunset and Vine and has since expanded to 22 locations across Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties. During your visit, don’t miss the opportunity to snap a photo of its super photo-friendly “Googie” architecture.

A must-try on the menu are the fluffy hotcakes, scrambled eggs, and hash browns. For those looking for a bit of a twist, try the new Cajun Tots, tossed with cajun spices and Norms’ special sauce. 

photo by – Time Out

8. L’antica Pizzeria da Michele 

Location: 1534 N Mccadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Hours: Thurs-Sat until midnight and open until 11pm all other days

This charming and world-renowned pizzeria made its debut in Hollywood in 2019, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating areas available until midnight from Thursday to Sunday. You can be the Julia Roberts in your own movie and have your “Eat, Pray, Love” moment at the restaurant that inspired it all. 

The restaurant’s owner, Francesco Zimone, drew inspiration from his childhood summers in Naples when designing the interiors. The space features classic Italian design elements with a modern Californian twist, including blue and white tiles, natural wood, and Baltic stone. 

The restaurant’s late-night hours make it the perfect spot for a post-show meal or a late-night snack after a Hollywood night out.  For us, the real standout is the Margherita pizza, a classic Neapolitan-style pizza topped with tangy San Marzano tomatoes, creamy buffalo mozzarella, and fresh basil, all cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven.

photo by Trip Advisor

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