The Best Late-Night Eats in Boston

If you're in the mood for a great bite to eat late at night, we've got five great suggestions.

The Best Late-Night Eats in Boston

Whether you have just gotten out of a show, just finished working, studying well into the night, or are simply hungry for a second dinner, there are plenty of options out there. There are diners that are open 24 hours. Some fancy restaurants provide late-night dining, a pizza delivery, or burger restaurants that remain open after midnight, your choices are not limited.

Five Boston Hot Spots For Late Night Dining

South Street Diner

South Street Diner in the Leather District is a 24-hour diner. It was first built to bring in local factory workers. Over time, locals and visitors alike are being drawn in as well. Many movies have used this diner as some of their filming locations. Special holidays have been celebrated there.

Menu items include starters, sandwiches, soups and salads, and burgers, with breakfast and dinner served all night. Guests arrive at all hours of the day to eat, relax or perhaps spot a celebrity here and there. The diner is also available for special events.

Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar Fort Point

If you like Mexican food, Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar doesn’t disappoint. While the Back Bay location is still temporarily closed, the Fort Point location opens till 2 a.m., from Monday to Saturday and till 12:00 a.m. on Sunday. Personalized group dining is available and special events are welcome. 

Tasty Burger

Tasty Burger at Fenway, the first location of Tasty, is also one of the more popular and central locales. It opens daily from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and attracts both young and old alike. Customers can easily place an online order to skip the line. A quick look at the menu and the variety of burgers, hot dogs and other fast food items surely make one hungry all over again. 

Tasty Burger and Fries Boston | WhereTraveler
Tasty Burger and Fries (Courtesy Tasty Burger)

Bova’s Bakery

Bova’s Bakery, an Italian bakery, located in Boston’s North End, has been in business since 1926. Those who wish to have a late-night snack and not a huge sit-down meal will find this bakery, a delightful alternative. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Bova’s Bakery offers pastries such as cannolis, eclairs, cream puffs, Sfogliatelle, turnovers and more. There is also an assortment of hot and cold subs, Sicilian pizza, salads and calzones.

The specialties at Bova's Bakery are made fresh daily in their own kitchen. Meatballs and cheese, spinach, steaks, pepperoni or Buffalo chicken are the fillings for their specialty, Arancini or Rice balls. For a late-night snack, the selection at Bova’s is impressive. 

Bova's Bakery Exterior Boston | WhereTraveler
Bova's Bakery Exterior (Courtesy Areeba Z.)

Pastoral - ARTisanal Pizza, Kitchen and Bar

Pastoral - ARTisanal Pizza, Kitchen and Bar, located in Fort Point, is known to serve its customers southern Italian-inspired dishes, handcrafted pasta and famous Neapolitan ARTisanal pizzas. Its decor and specialties have brought in many guests who are there to dine as well as to enjoy the atmosphere. Other than its regular dinner hours, the restaurant also opens for late-night dining from Thursday to Saturday, 10:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Catering and private events are both available too.