10 places to get late-night bites in Charlotte

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Mary Jane Burris at Amelie's in NoDa

We’ve all been there: After a long night out of hopping bars or catching a show, you and your friends just need to eat something to soak it all up. But where can you go so late at night, long after most kitchens have switched off their lights?

The Queen City has no shortage of late-night eats, and that’s especially true if you’re in need of something on the heartier side. Classic diner pancakes anyone?

Night owls, here’s your guide to 10 places you can go for munching in Charlotte past 11 p.m.

(1) Amelie’s

Address: 2424 North Davidson St., #102
Late hours: Open 24/7 Monday through Sunday
Serves: Pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches

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The NoDa location of this bakery operates around the clock, so you’ll never have to worry about a lack of good coffee or French bites. There’s a laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere to this French-inspired shop, even in the later hours, so feel free to bring any little ones in tow.

(2) Benny Pennello’s

Address: 2909 N. Davidson St., #100
Late hours: Open until midnight Monday through Wednesday and Sunday; 2 a.m. Thursday; and 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday
Serves: Pizza

There’s no better way to end the night than a good slice (or two) of pizza. Benny Pennello’s — one of the North Carolina locations of the popular Benny’s chain — serves classic slices like pepperoni and garlic mushroom, along with fancier monthly specials. The slices are enormous — you’ll need two plates to hold one — so come hungry.

(3) Blackfinn Ameripub

Address: 210 E. Trade St., #120-B
Late hours: Open until midnight Monday through Thursday and Sunday; until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday
Serves: American food

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At Blackfinn Ameripub, there’s a late-night happy hour. Munch on $5 bites served every night until close, including wings, buttermilk chicken sliders, poke tacos and more. This bar is perfect for loud, lively groups.

(4) Haberdish

Address: 3106 N. Davidson St.
Late hours: Open until 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday; until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday
Serves: Southern food

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Haberdish serves pubby snacks with an upscale twist. Try apps like house pickles and hushpuppies, main dishes like fried chicken and ribs, and sides like kale grits, collard greens and mac-n-cheese. Don’t miss one of their craft cocktails to wash it all down and a waffle sundae for dessert.

(5) Midnight Diner

Address: 115 E. Carson Blvd.
Late hours: Open until 4:30 a.m. Monday through Sunday
Serves: Classic diner and Southern-style food

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The Midnight Diner’s got all the comfort food you could crave after a long night out — waffles, biscuits and gravy, burgers, buttermilk pancakes. There are daily specials, but all you really need to know about are the breakfast dishes offered regularly, curbing any classic diner food craving you might have.

(6) RedEye Diner

Address: 210 E. Trade St., c149
Late hours: Open 24/7 Monday through Sunday
Serves: Classic diner and Southern-style food

RedEye’s shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles are both specialties. Order with a side of Idaho-shredded hasbrowns, grilled crispy and golden, for a complete meal of not-so-healthy goodness. Thankfully, they’re open around the clock.

(7) Seoul Food Meat Co.

Address: 1400 S. Church St.
Late hours: Open until midnight Monday through Wednesday and Sunday; until 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday
Serves: Southern-style Korean food

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Seoul Food Meat Company’s Korean-inspired barbecue makes for a uniquely delicious combination of flavors. (Think: pork belly and beef ribs accompanied by sides like kimchi mayo slaw, ramen mac and cheese and choiang broccoli.) Bites here are must-eats for midnight snacking, especially the spicy wings.

(8) Soul Gastrolounge

Address: 1500 Central Ave.
Late hours: Open until 2 a.m. Monday through Sunday; full dinner service ends at midnight
Serves: Tapas

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Grab a nightcap and a couple of tapas and sushi rolls at Soul Gastrolounge, which serves small plates like spanikopita, lamb lollipops, ceviche, ramen bowls and Southern fried oysters. There’s also pita sandwiches, paninis and a lot more.

(9) The Diamond Restaurant

Address: 1901 Commonwealth Ave.
Late hours: Open until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday
Serves: Southern-style and American food

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The Diamond Restaurant’s late-night menu is available until close on weekends, which means you can order everything from a gyro to fried pickles to a golden belgian waffle until 3 a.m. There’s even a burger that’s topped with bacon, a fried egg and peanut butter for more adventurous late-night eaters.

(10) The Roasting Company

Address: 1521 Montford Drive
Late hours: Open until midnight Monday through Tuesday and Sunday; until 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday
Serves: American

If the name didn’t give it away already, The Roasting Company specializes in meats, particularly chicken dishes. Order a rotisserie chicken platter with cornbread and other classic barbecue sides, or choose rice, beans and cheese instead.


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