Face it, sometimes the instinct to devour overwhelms the obligation to be practical and wait until sunrise, but for die-hard foodies, this just isn’t an option. That’s where 24-hour diners come in to serve hungry students, travelers, truck drivers and the rest of the creatures of the night looking for just the right pitstop to satisfy an urge to indulge!
1. Dysart’s Truck Stop & Restaurant - Bangor, ME
Always open, good old fashioned East coast American chow! Their hearty menu includes scrumptious specials like lobster rolls, haddock chowder, broiled scallops, and bottomless coffee to fuel your feast!
2. Red Arrow Diner - Manchester, NH
Just the sign you long to see, “Up All Night!” Drag your aching feet through those heavenly gates and sit yourselves down for a cream soda and a pot of Five Alarm Chili! They have a killer 24/7 breakfast menu to boot!
3. Veselka - New York, NY
Get a dose of culture in the wee hours of a New York morning with Ukrainian specialties! Grilled kielbasa, veal goulash, pierogis, potato pancakes, borscht and more, but they didn’t leave out American dishes like mac and cheese for the classic fans!
4. Fleetwood Diner - Ann Arbor, MI
Home of the Hippie Hash (hash brown and feta cheese medley) this cozy Midwest diner also serves up free Wi-Fi with omelets, short stacks, french toast, corned beef hash, bacon and all the rest of the breakfast food pyramid!
5. Spanish Flowers - Houston, TX
Open all day and all night since day one, this traditional Mexican cuisine hotspot has been voted the best in one category or another and even attracted a visit from Lady Gaga! Don’t forget to sample the banana peanut butter pancakes!
6. Fred 62 - Los Angeles, CA
With a humble beginning in Mac n Cheese Balls, Fred’s now caters to the vegetarian, the kosher, the gluten-free and the culturally curious. This retro diner even comes equipped with a dog-friendly patio!
7. Beth’s Cafe - Seattle, WA
Once upon a time, Beth’s was a nickel slot gambling parlor! These days, the world-famous omelet joint has been featured on the Travel Channel, the Food Network and multiple local shout outs. Bring a group and attack the 12 egg omelet!
8. Voodoo Doughnut - Portland, OR
Not only can you acquire devilish doughnuts while you’re in town, but you can also even become legally bound! Yes, Voodoo performs entirely legal wedding ceremonies! Care for a side of “I do” with your Memphis Mafia doughnut?