Up late? Stomach grumbling?
You might be regretting that last drink, or searching for an excuse to stop your all-night study session, or maybe you’re just getting off work, either way you are looking for food and you’re looking in downtown Fullerton. Most restaurant kitchens close at 10pm but there are some places you can stuff your face despite the bartender shouting last call.
Stadium Tavern ($$) serves a late night menu Thursday-Saturday with potato skins, fries, chicken & waffle drumsticks or sliders. The patio is a great people watching spot too.
Thurs-Sat food till 12am
305 N. Harbor Blvd.
The Cellar ($$) will now have their “Spirit Room” open late for food and great drinks in a super cool atmosphere (you’re in the basement, how much cooler can you get?).
Friday & Saturday food 10pm-12:30am, drinks to 1:30am
305 N. Harbor Blvd.
Commonwealth Lounge ($) in downtown has late night food every night until Midnight. Enjoy $6 gourmet tots, hummus plate, quesadilla, street dog, or Tender Lovin’ chicken tenders. Or get lettuce wraps and all kinds of sliders for $8.
112 E. Commonwealth Ave.
I Got Cha Pizza ($) on Wilshire Ave. has the most late nights Thursday-Saturday when they’re open until 3:30am. They have indoor & outdoor seating and pizza by the slice or by the pie.
Mon-Wed 4-10pm, Thurs-Fri 4pm-3:30am, Sat 11am-3:30am, Sun 11am-8pm
128 W. Wilshire Ave.
Les Amis ($) is behind I Got Cha Pizza and is open until 12:30am Monday-Saturday. They serve Lebanese cuisine like hummus, stuffed grapes, lentil soup and Lebanese spaghetti (they also have a mean Turkish coffee). The indoor and outdoor seating gives you view of the bar patios nearby and in the warmer months you can enjoy a hookah.
Mon-Wed 11am-10pm, Thur-Sat 11am-12:30am, Closed Sunday
128 W. Wilshire Ave. #C
Eden Cafe ($) was formerly Lollicup but has the same staff and same great menu. Juice, Boba, sandwiches, salads and more! They are open until 11:30pm (except Sunday).
Mon-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm, Sun 12pm-10pm
124 W. Wilshire Ave., suite A1
Mulberry St. Ristorante ($$-$$$) has a late night menu on Friday & Saturday until 12:45am. It is a shortened menu from their dinner options but still has greats like the Macaroni & Cheese, Nachos, Fried Calamari and more. It isn’t as cheap as fast food but is plenty tasty for the (average) $9 you’ll pay.
Late Night Kitchen till 12:45am on Fri-Sat
114 W. Wilshire Ave.
Matador Cantina ($) has a daily late menu from 10pm-12am if you’re looking for some food of the Mexican variety in downtown.
111 N. Harbor Blvd.
Taco Bell ($) isn’t far from downtown proper (at Lemon) and is open till 11pm (12am on Fri-Sat). The dollar-menu is great and the rest of the menu won’t break the bank.
301 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Taco Bell/Pizza Hut combo location
Sun-Thur 9am-1am, Fri-Sat 9am-3am
131 E. Orangethorpe Ave.
Big Slice Pizza ($$) they’re not open super late but until 10pm Mon-Thu and 11pm Fri-Sat. They’ve got some great gourmet pizza, and appetizers like chicken tenders, hot wings, mozzarella sticks and more.
Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
523 N. Harbor Blvd.
McClain’s Coffee House ($-$$) is cash only but open until 3am (they have an ATM inside). They aren’t in downtown proper but not too far away. They’ve got coffee, tea and soda of course but also a great hot chocolate and a menu with sandwiches, salads and more. You probably know it by the large front patio area that borders Harbor (between Berkeley & Union). McClain’s has wifi and monthly art exhibited on the walls inside (some nights live music too).
Mon-Fri 8am-3am, Sat-Sun 9am-3am
817 N. Harbor Blvd.
Revolucion 1910 Cantina ($) has $1 tacos until 1:30am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Your choice of beef, pork or chicken.
11am-1:30am Tuesdays, Wednesdays
205 N. Harbor Blvd.
Slidebar ($$) in downtown now has a late night menu. The After 10, Under 10 menu means you can be sure to find something to nom that isn’t more than $10. Sandwiches, tacos, pasta, this menu is a smorgasbord of food types for hungry stomachs.
11am-2am all week
122 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Steamers Jazz Club & Cafe ($$) is in downtown (SOCO District) and serves food (1am) until closing time every night of the week. They have appetizers, Deli-style sandwiches, Paninis, Pastas and great drinks and Jazz!
Sun-Thur 7am-1am, Fri-Sat 7am-2am
138 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Arco (south Harbor) ($) the AM/PM at the Arco has station at Harbor & Valencia is a bit of a trek on foot from downtown but doable if you’re craving an all-beef hot dog, burger or whatever else they have that is 2 for $3 (or 2 for $2.22 depending on the current promotion). They also have a bathroom, and everything else you’ll find inside a convenience store – and gas to help drive you home.
519 S. Harbor Blvd.
Denny’s ($-$$) the typical late night, after-bar, drunkard food stop is down Harbor (almost at Orangethorpe). It may not be necessary to tell you but you can get breakfast, lunch or dinner or just a cup (or two) of coffee to sober/wake up.
1101 S. Harbor Blvd.
IHOP ($-$$) isn’t far from the Denny’s (on Orangethorpe) and is also open 24 hours. Of course they have breakfast (but also lunch and dinner too).
151 W. Orangethorpe Ave.
In-N-Out ($) is open until 1am (at least) and is simple for the tired or inebriated brain: soda or shake, burger and fries. They have indoor and outdoor seating or drive-thru.
Sun-Thurs 10:30am-1am, Fri 10:30am-1am, Sat 10:30am-1:30am
1180 S. Harbor Blvd.
Jack in the Box ($) is open 24 hours/ 7 days a week so no matter what night you’re up late you can find burgers, fries, chicken sandwiches and more.
235 E. Orangethorpe Ave.
1010 N. Harbor Blvd.
Taqueria de Anda ($) is open 24 hours/ 7 days a week and has a simple menu of authentic Mexican food (easy to navigate if you’re drunk or half-awake).
308 W. Valencia Dr.
(Know more kitchens open late in downtown? Know a place for late night grub near downtown? Comment here and let us know!)