Imagine for a moment; it’s the middle of the night and you’re starving. You open your fridge and see you have nothing to eat. You think you’ve reached a dilemma, but you really haven’t. “Why?” you ask. Because there are many great restaurants in Alabama that stay open really late. By really late, I mean until 2 a.m. Some are even open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Listed below are 11 great restaurants in Alabama that are guaranteed to satisfy your late-night craving.
1. City Cafe Diner - Huntsville, AL
City Cafe Diner is the premiere diner in Huntsville, Alabama. At this wonderful diner, delicious food, a delightful atmosphere, excellent service and amazing prices come together to make your visit a unique dining experience. City Cafe Diner's menu offers any type of food you can possibly think of. Their portions are large, including their incredible cakes. This is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat the next time you're having a late-night craving. City Cafe Diner is open until 12 a.m. during the week and until 2 a.m. during the weekend. Pictured: Bacon Cheeseburger (2003 Drake Ave SW)
2. The Chicago Cafe - Florence, AL
The Chicago Cafe will definitely satisfy your late-night craving, especially if you're a fan of gourmet hot dogs. And because this cafe doubles as a pizza joint, it simply can't be beat during the late night hours. The Chicago Cafe truly is a hidden gem in Florence. It's open until 2 a.m. on most nights, and until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Pictured: Atomic Dog (106 E Mobile St)
3. Ollies Mediterranean Grill - Mobile, AL
At Ollies Mediterranean Grill, you'll enjoy all of their dishes. They're full of rich and delicate spices, flavors and aromas that are guaranteed to completely satisfy any late-night craving. Ollies Mediterranean Grill closes at 2 a.m.
Pictured: Hummus (1248 Hillcrest Rd)
4. The Hound - Auburn, AL
The Hound features American classics and numerous craft beers on tap while offering an upscale college bar atmosphere. The prices are also very reasonable. The Hound is open until 12 a.m. every night except on Sundays.
Pictured: Bison Burger (124 Tichenor Ave)
5. Humphrey's Bar & Grill - Huntsville, AL
Humphrey's Bar & Grill is an eclectic hangout that serves traditional bar food. You can't go wrong stopping here for a late night snack. You might even get lucky and arrive while the live music is still going on. Humphrey's Bar & Grill closes at 2 a.m. Pictured: Quesadilla (109 Washington St NE)
6. Al's Deli & Grill - Birmingham, AL
From Mediterranean classics to American favorites, the menu at Al's Deli & Grill offers a variety of food choices. Their most famous menu item would probably have to be the "Baker," which is simply a huge stuffed baked potato. This menu item can be stuffed many different ways. Al's Deli & Grill is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Pictured: BBQ Chicken Baker (1629 10th Ave S)
7. The Peerless Saloon and Grille - Anniston, AL
For late-night cravings, you absolutely must stop by The Peerless Saloon and Grille. Their full menu is served during the late night hours and everything is made to order. The portions are also huge. The Peerless Saloon and Grille stays open until 2 a.m. Pictured: Philly Cheesesteak with Sweet Potato Fries (13 W 10th St)
8. The Diner - Gulf Shores, AL
The Diner's concept is "great food at an affordable price," and they sure don't disappoint. The Diner's menu includes a variety of choices. Everything tastes great, so it's hard to choose. The atmosphere is also great. The Diner stays open until 1:30 a.m.
Pictured: Steve's Famous Burger (2420 E 2nd St)
9. McSharry's Irish Pub - Fairhope, AL
McSharry's Irish Pub is an incredible, traditional pub that's tucked away in downtown Fairhope. In addition to the variety of food choices, they also have a great selection of beer. McSharry's Irish Pub closes at 2 a.m. Pictured: Chili Cheese Fries (101 N Bancroft St)
10. The Flying Harpoon 2 - Orange Beach, AL
The Flying Harpoon 2 serves the best po'boy sandwiches you'll ever eat. Guaranteed! Their atmosphere is also great, in addition to their prices--especially for a seafood restaurant. The Flying Harpoon 2 closes at 2 a.m. Pictured: Buffalo Shrimp Po'Boy (23479 Perdido Beach Blvd)
11. Little Italy Pizzeria - Auburn, AL
Little Italy Pizzeria brings you delicious and authentic New York-style pizza that you can either purchase by the slice or a whole pie. The most unique thing about Little Italy Pizzeria is that not only can you build your own pie, but you can also build your own slice. This pizza joint's prices are also very reasonable. What more could a college student ask for? Little Italy Pizzeria is open until 2 a.m. on most nights, and until 3 a.m. on Saturday nights. Pictured: Cheese and Pesto Pizza (129 E Magnolia Ave)
Did your favorite restaurant make the list? Where do you go to grab a bite to eat during the late night hours?