The 19 Best 24-Hour Restaurants in NYC for Your Round-the-Clock Cravings

NYC is the city that never sleeps which means that there’s no shortage of grub to keep late-night revelers going. But if you’re craving something more substantial than a dollar slice or snacks from your local bodega, you may have to do a little research. Happily, no matter what time your night ends, you can find something yummy to satisfy your midnight cravings in any of the five boroughs—just consult our list below. Here are the best 24-hour restaurants in NYC, rounded up for your dining pleasure (and no, not all of them are diners).

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1. Brooklyn Dumpling Shop

Despite its name, Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is actually in the East Village. Open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, the shop is known for its 32 unique dumpling flavors and high-tech grab-and-go automat, where diners can nab their steamy dumplings at their peak freshness from state-of-the-art food lockers. The shop even got an “OMG!” from Rachael Ray upon trying the pastrami dumplings. Even better? You can now order online for pick-up so you can tuck into your steaming dumplings that much quicker.

131 1st Ave.;

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2. Bagel Oasis

If we know one thing to be true, it’s that New Yorkers love bagels. And luckily, you don’t have to wait until breakfast to get one. This Queens shop offers a variety of handmade all-natural bagels (from poppy seed and everything to bialys and whole wheat sesame egg) and cream cheese spreads with classic and inventive flavors alike (hello, olive and bacon). Known for their crunchy, chewy, moist bagel recipe that hasn’t changed since they opened in 1961, you can’t go wrong.

183-12 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows;

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3. Empanada Mama

With storefronts in Hell’s Kitchen, Lower East Side and Times Square, this Latin American joint offers 40 different varieties of empanadas for under $5 each (Greek, Cuban, Polish, Hawai’ian, Italian and American, to name a few) in wheat- or corn-based shells, plus arepas, tamales, meatballs and more. And don’t forget to try their fresh juices and margaritas.

Multiple locations;

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4. Cooler Runnings Jamaican

With 24/7 dine-in and delivery service, this Bronx Jamaican-Caribbean spot is always open for your island cravings. From fruit porridge to oxtail to crab legs, this casual family-style restaurant has something for everyone. Our suggestion? Stop by on Friday night for their fish fry event.

1802 Nereid Ave., The Bronx;

5. Sammy's Halal Food

This Vendy Award-winning halal cart (yes, that’s a thing) has been serving Jackson Heights 24/7 and Williamsburg (from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.) via mobile cart for decades. With Middle Eastern favorites like pita with chicken and lamb over rice, or simple New York classics like hotdogs, you’ll find something you’re in the mood for, and for only a couple bucks.

Multiple locations;

6. La Isla Cuchifrito

Walk past this window and you’ll be wowed by the selection of Latin rotisserie meats, fried breads and seafood in the storefront. Visit one of their quick-serve 24-hour locations in Bushwick or Williamsburg or for authentic cuchifritos, or Puerto Rican soul food. (Psst: There’s another location in Sunset Park that’s open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) If you’re not yet sold, just ask one of their devoted fans who have been lining up down the block since its opening in 1960.

Multiple locations;

7. The Donut Pub

Ever crave a donut while the rest of the city sleeps? Us too. With shops in West Village (open 24/7) and Astor Place (open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.), this bakery is peanut- and nut-free for those with allergies. Sit at their marble countertop and enjoy the classics like glazed, old-fashioned, and crullers, or branch out and try their maple bacon croissant donut. They also serve cookies, breakfast sandwiches, and a whole lot of coffee.

Multiple locations;

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8. Remedy Diner

This Lower East Side diner has served A-list celebrities and families alike around the clock since its opening in 2007, and they’re just getting started. With an extensive menu ranging from pasta, quesadillas and specialty sandwiches to steaks and smoothies, there’s something for everyone—at all hours. And don’t forget to grab a slice of cake from the bakery on your way out.

245 E. Houston St.;

9. Misskorea Bbq

Paying homage to a cultural homesickness for Korea, this three-story, woman-owned, upscale Koreatown restaurant has a level designated for each of three types of food: authentic Korean BBQ, royal court cuisine and traditional Korean classics. It’s right off of the Herald Square Subway stop, meaning you can come from seven different trains to this 24/7 spot.

10 West 32nd St.;

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10. Mike's Unicorn Diner

If you’re a Staten Island native, you’ve probably enjoyed a meal or two at this classic diner. Serving hot wraps, paninis, burgers, salads, ribs, surf and turf, cakes and more, this is a great place to take the whole family—especially on their comedy nights. The Greek family that owns and operates the spot also has a handful of other diners sprinkled throughout the Island.

2944 Victory Blvd., Staten Island; (718) 494-2173

11. Coppelia

This luncheonette with an emphasis on Cuban cuisine is located at the intersection of Chelsea, Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District. Grab some casual bites, enjoy an all-day breakfast with café con leche, or top off your night with homemade ice cream at this timeless Pan-Latin joint with a diner vibe. Note: While they were open 24/7 for nearly 10 years pre-pandemic, they’re currently only open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., with plans to go back to their always-open hours very soon.

207 W 14th St.;

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12. Tribeca Bagels

Yes, more bagels in more boroughs—they are the New Yorker’s favorite breakfast, remember? This no-frills deli offers bagels (obviously), sandwiches, burgers, pizza, gyro platters, fresh juices and more within its full market just feet from the Canal Street Subway station. Order online for delivery or pick-up, and you can even split the bill with a friend with their new online feature.

374 Canal St.;

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13. Madhuban

This family-owned Bangladeshi restaurant, which translates roughly to “sweet abode,” is a great spot if you’re looking to try the flavor-packed cuisine for the first time. With top-tier, fluffy naan bread and 15+ different varieties of curry, there’s a plethora of South Asian dishes you can try at any hour without even leaving Brooklyn.

93 Church Ave., Brooklyn; (718) 684-8778

14. Hadramout

Named after the region on the Saudi Arabian peninsula, this Yemeni restaurant has been serving the Cobble Hill community since 1996. Offering rich, flavorful stews, lamb sandwiches, fish dishes, and more, you’re going to want to make a trip, because trust us—everything tastes better with pita.

172 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn; (718) 222-1066

15. Yunshang Rice Noodle House

Sometimes it’s the middle of the night and you’ve got a craving that only noodles can satisfy. With storefronts in Lower Manhattan and Sunset Park, their cuisine celebrates the Yunnan province of China, best known for its beloved rice noodle soup. Note: Currently, the Brooklyn location is open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the Manhattan location is open 10 a.m. to 5 a.m. with hopes of returning to 24/7 soon.

Multiple locations;

16. Floridita

The Latin flavors at this Washington Heights Cuban-Dominican fusion restaurant make for an Upper Manhattan staple. Known for their sandwiches—cubano, club, steak and more—they also serve house-made soups, salads, brunch dishes and meat plates. And while it isn’t offered 24/7, stop by for the bar’s generous happy hour from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

3856 10th Ave.;

17. Soup N Burger

As the name implies, this Sheepshead Bay American restaurant serves a wide variety of burgers, soups, shakes, wraps, salads and more in a casual atmosphere that’s great for kids. But if you feel like eating at home, they offer free delivery via Grubhub and Uber Eats. While they’re aiming to return to their 24/7 schedule soon, they’re currently open from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

1825 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn;

18. Los Tres Portillos

You didn’t think we’d curate this whole list and leave out a Mexican restaurant, did you? With locations in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Jackson Heights and Corona, Queens, the family-style, locally-owned restaurant is as authentic as it gets, despite being 2,000+ miles north of the border. Stop by for the full bar and stay for the tacos, burritos, fajitas and more.

Multiple locations; (718) 400-6076

19. Kellogg’s Diner

Last but certainly not least, you’ve likely seen this iconic Williamsburg diner adjacent to the L train Lorimer stop in a movie or TV show, or even just on a stroll through the neighborhood. Since 1928 (nearly a century!), this Greek-American diner has been serving up all of the classic favorites, from Belgian waffles and burgers to frittatas and broiled fish. Locals might even say it tastes like home!

518 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn;

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