Philly's 6 Favorite Late-Night Dining Destinations

Melrose Diner Philadelphia
Image credit: G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who've already been asleep for hours when 1 a.m. rolls around and those who are just getting their evening started. For the latter set, these six late-night dining destinations have all the sustenance needed to keep night owls fueled through breakfast (which probably occurs sometime around noon).

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    This no-frills, multi-level watering hole bucks the trends in favor of classic bar fare served without pretense. Regulars rave over the truffled cheesesteak empanadas, the duck pot pie, and the dog-themed eatery's signature roquefort-cheese-stuffed burger. The fact that video games, a pool table, and darts are upstairs is just icing on the cake.

    Kitchen open 'til: 1 a.m. daily
    224 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102; (215) 985-9600

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    One of Philly's favorite bars near the Liberty Bell, Old City's Kyber Pass Pub brings a little Southern hospitality to the City of Brotherly Love. At this hipster-friendly spot, diners can chow down on New Orleans cuisine, from brisket platters to po'boys.

    Kitchen open 'til: 1 a.m. daily
    56 S Second St, Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 238-5888

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    Don't expect your basic bar fare at this sultry European bistro in Northern Liberties. Instead, prep your palate for a menu of French-inspired fare. Think jumbo lump crab tartines, duck cassoulet, and sherry-glazed pork belly, all of which is enjoyed under the red glow of Moroccan lanterns.

    Kitchen open 'til: 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays (11 p.m. all other days)
    447 Poplar St, Philadelphia, PA 19123; (267) 639-4761

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    Nachos, burgers, quesadillas, and hearty entrees define the menu at this Old City bar and eatery, which occupies a mid-19th-century bank building. Sidle up to the handsome wooden bar for a nightcap, or settle into a booth to end the night with a bowl of seasonal bread pudding.

    Kitchen open 'til: 2 a.m.
    22 S Third St, Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 701-4883

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    Melrose Diner Philadelphia
    Image credit: G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

    Part of the South Philadelphia landscape since 1935, this old-school chrome diner is your best bet for breakfast at 3 a.m. Slip into a booth and a three-egg omelet and a side of scrapple, and be sure to leave room for a slice of the diner's lick-your-plate-clean pie

    Kitchen open 'til: 24 hours
    1501 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145; (215) 467-6644