The Best Late Night Food in Charlotte

01 of 07

Where to Get the Best After Hours Food in Charlotte

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Night owls, you're in luck! Charlotte has some great places that serve delicious food late or even 24 hours for all your late night dining needs. Whether you're looking for a quick snack or something a little more substantial, here's where to look.

Note that this list isn't in any sort of "ranked" order, just a group of Charlotte's top late night spots for great food.

02 of 07

The Diamond

1901 Commonwealth Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205

Located in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood, this diner has quickly become a sought-out destination for late-night eats. Open until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday (12 a.m. the rest of the week), The Diamond has some staples that were noted on the menu from the old Penguin diner (pre-ownership change), too, like the Dixie chicken sandwich and the fried pickles. With a friendly atmosphere, cheap beer, and great service, The Diamond is definitely a solid choice for your late night craving.

03 of 07

The Midnight Diner

115 E. Carson St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hungry after seeing a show at Amos’ Southend? Well, hop on over to The Midnight Diner for some great eats any time of the day. Open 24/7, this diner serves breakfast all day so you can get waffles, scrambled eggs, or omelets anytime you want. In addition to breakfast, they have juicy 100% Angus beef burgers, Nathan’s hotdogs, and fried chicken. Really, what more can you ask for?

04 of 07

Skyland Family Restaurant

4544 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28209

With a hole-in-the-wall atmosphere and affordable prices, Skyland’s is another great place to get some delicious food any time of the day or night. Open 24 hours, seven days a week, their menu is diverse with some dinner-type entrees and breakfast all day. Get one of their three-egg omelets or try the Short Stack of pancakes. As a Greek-owned diner, it’s advisable to try their souvlaki pita and baklava, too.

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05 of 07

Sir Edmond Halley’s

4151 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

A Charlotte favorite, you can find this place in the Park Road Shopping Center downstairs, offering a full menu until 2 a.m. each night. This English-style pub, named after the scientist Edmond Halley, has a terrific variety of both food and drink. Try their bangers and mash or jerk chicken and black bean quesadillas for starters, or you can get more adventurous and have their ostrich meatloaf. Either way, you’ll get some delicious food that hits the spot.

06 of 07

Taco Mac

4625 Piedmont Row Dr. Bldg E, Ste 100
Charlotte, NC 28210

Known for its incredible beer selection, Taco Mac started in Atlanta, Georgia before making its way to Charlotte. Nestled in the Piedmont Town Center of the South Park area, Taco Mac is right next to Phillips Place cinema, which makes it a great spot for grabbing some food after a late movie. The sports bar-style environment complements the menu in more ways than one. Their Signature Buffalo Wings are good with just about any of the several sauces they offer and their burgers are killer. With over 200 beers available, why not join their Brewniversity, too?

07 of 07

Amelie’s French Bakery


2424 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205

This is where to go for an all-night cram session or to snuggle up with a good book. Amelie’s, located in NoDa, serves up an amazing array of pastries, tortes, and cakes to go with their gourmet coffee. Their soups and sandwiches are equally good, too. Try their spinach, asparagus, and leek soup and their salted caramel brownies. Open 24 hours, this eclectic coffee house has tons of space, free WiFi, and a friendly staff making it a perfect place to meet friends or go solo.

There's also an Amelie's location in Uptown, as well as another in Charlotte, plus one in Rock Hill, S.C., and even one in Atlanta.

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