It’s Saturday night, and you have been partying hard with your crew in Downtown Raleigh. Suddenly, you realize it’s past midnight, and you are STARVING! Though many restaurants in the area close its kitchens around 10pm or midnight, have no fear…

These Downtown Raleigh spots stay open past midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, some even stay open late every single day well into the night.

Tasty 8’s

Tasty 8’s is conveniently located on Fayetteville Street, which is one of the more popular bar-hopping streets downtown. Tasty 8’s serves up delicious gourmet hot dogs until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Benny Capitale’s

Benny Capitale’s recently opened on Fayetteville Street and can cure your pizza craving until midnight during the week and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays. There’s nothing like a giant cheese slice when you have the munchies!


Empanadas are the perfect late night snack. Luckily, Calavera serves them up until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays!

The District

Need a place to sit down and chillax while eating a past midnight snack? The District is open until 2am on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Share a giant plate of The District Tots with your buddies before calling it a night.

Woody’s at City Market

Woody’s at City Market kicks it up a notch by staying open until 2am EVERY night. If it’s after midnight and you need some tasty bar food, this is the place to go!

The Players Retreat

The Players Retreat, also known as PR, also stays open until 2am EVERY night. It’s close to NC State, so whether you are up late partying, watching the basketball game or studying, you can count on PR for a tasty late night snack.

The Raleigh Times

Another Downtown Raleigh spot that you can count on being open late every night is The Raleigh Times. They serve up delicious burgers and bar food until 2am every night.

The Mecca Restaurant

The Mecca Restaurant is another downtown favorite that’s been serving delicious burgers since 1930! The kitchen stays open until 1am on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Trophy Brewing + Pizza

Trophy Brewing + Pizza serves craft beer and creative pizza pies until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. They are open until midnight during the week.

Flying Saucer

Flying Saucer has 100s of beers on tap and delicious bar food. It’s the perfect spot to end the night. It’s open until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays and until midnight during the week.

Ending your night at any of these places is a great way to cap off a fun night on the town. If it’s late and you don’t want to go to a sit-down restaurant, there are also several hot dog cart vendors scattered throughout downtown. Grab a hot dog while waiting for your cab or Lyft after a fantastic night in Downtown Raleigh!

So what are some of your favorite food spots that are open late in Downtown Raleigh? Please be sure to hit us up on Twitter @919BlogNC or visit our Facebook page at and let us know! We would love to hear from ya.

This post was created in collaboration with the Downtown Raleigh Blog editorial team and 919 Blog contributor Amy Howard for exclusive digital publication via TBN