Late-Night Food in San Francisco: 17 Fantastic Restaurants

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Published: May 10, 2024

Are you looking for the best late-night food in San Francisco? My list offers a variety of options with late-night hours past 9 pm. Some are even open for really-late-night eats past midnight.

You'll find options all around San Francisco, including in Union Square, North Beach, the Mission, and downtown SF.

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Late Night Eats in San Francisco

1. Bizza

At Bizza, the fare on offer is pizza with Mediterranean influence, and the establishment gets excellent reviews from first-timers and regulars.

Order online or in-store and enjoy classic Sicilian-style pizza from one of the best late-night pizza shops in San Francisco.

There are vegan and gluten-free options as well as popular meat and cheese choices, so if you want good food after a night out, Bizza could be your best choice.

Bizza occupies a great spot at 1463 Haight Street in the legendary Haigh-Ashbury district. They are open from 11 am to 12 midnight on Friday and Saturday. They are open from 11 am to 10 pm the rest of the week.

>> More great options for pizza around SF

>> My favorite Mediterranean spots in SF

2. SF Wraps

When you're craving something tasty and filling late at night, there is nothing better than getting that hearty fix served with a smile.

At SF Wraps in the Union Square neighborhood, you'll find owner Reza attending to his customers with laughter and care in the wee hours. His shop offers the best gyros around.

You can choose from chicken, shawarma, meat lover's (beef, lamb, and seasonings), and also veggie options including the falafel and the avocado wrap. This Mediterranean food hits the spot for a quick meal served fresh and hot.

SF Wraps is a casual joint with just a few tables inside. You can also get your wrap to go and easily eat it on your way back to your hotel. 

Located at 255 Kearny Street, they're open every day except Sunday. From Monday to Wednesday until midnight, and from Thursday to Saturday until 2 am.

>> More places to eat around Union Square

3. Tempest and Box Kitchen

Pour Guys, at 431 Natoma Street in the South of Market District, combines a fantastic range of ales and lagers with a mouth-watering food selection.

The menu is diverse and inventive, from local favorites like clam chowder to burgers, fried chicken, and vegan dishes.

A great place with sensible prices and popular with locals who have enjoyed their evening out in one of the world's most vibrant cities.

The box kitchen is open until midnight and the bar is open until 2 am seven days a week. It's a lively and enjoyable place for late-night dining and takeout.

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4. Marcello's Pizza

Marcellos Pizza

This is a classic spot to grab a slice or a full pie of late-night pizza. But they offer more than just pizza.

One of the popular choices here is their "Level Up" grilled sandwiches, which range from BBQ chicken, meatball, cheesesteak, and more, all served on their Sicilian bread baked in-house. They also offer calzones and hot dogs.

The location is ideal for a late-night eats stop on the way home and is popular with locals and visitors to San Francisco.

They are open until 1 am on Friday and Saturday, 11 pm on Sunday and Monday, 9 pm on Tuesday, and 12 midnight on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Marcello's Pizza has been serving quality eats from its store at 420 Castro Street in the Castro District since 1978.

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5. Cocobang

In a prime spot at 550 Taylor Street near busy Union Square, Cocobang offers a sensational selection of late-night snacks on its diverse and exciting menu.

Kimchi fried rice is a popular choice for the night owls that frequent the establishment. There are many vegetarian options as well as meat and seafood dishes, so there is bound to be something for everyone.

Open until 2 am seven days a week, the emphasis is on Korean cuisine, which is perfect for those midnight munchies!

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6. Horsefeather

Sign along Divisadero

The casual atmosphere and art deco-inspired interior of Horsefeather are a delight, but when you see the cocktail and food menu, you'll realize you've found a late-night food gem.

They offer classic pub food, including shared platters with fried chicken, cheeseburgers, tacos, and more. There are also vegetarian options available.

Open until 2 am Friday and Saturday and until midnight the rest of the week. In addition to late-night eats, it's a great place for lunch or dinner. They open at 2 pm Monday through Friday and 11 am on weekends. 

Find Horsefeather at 528 Divisadero Street near Alamo Square. 

>> More places to eat along Divisadero Street

7. The Public Izakaya

The Public Izakaya is a Japanese and Korean restaurant serving authentic eastern food and comes highly recommended.

With dishes like pork belly, Korean fried chicken, and wagyu beef on the menu, this is an excellent choice for a snack in the wee hours as it is open until 2 am throughout the week.

Friendly and welcoming with a relaxed atmosphere. If Asian cuisine is your thing, then this is a place you must try.

Check out both the regular and late-night happy hour specials for amazing prices. It is conveniently located at 700 Post Street, close to Union Square.

8. Chome

Chome is a quirky San Francisco gem that offers mostly Japanese cuisine but even has its version of a Big Mac!

It is sit-in only, and it's a friendly and pleasant place to be. They serve a variety of dishes, including a range of ramen and classics such as pork belly, cooked eastern style, of course.

Booking in advance is recommended, but they serve walk-ins if tables remain.

They also serve a great range of beers and other beverages and are open until 10 pm throughout the week.

You'll find them at 3601 26th Street in the popular and lively Mission District.

9. Uncle Boy's

If you're looking for a classic burger joint for your witching hour snacking, Uncle Boy's is the one! This long-established eatery has a cult following, not least because of its superb choice of burgers.

It's strictly burgers and chicken (with plenty of vegetarian options), plus a breakfast sandwich, which is a neat touch. Uncle Boy's is not licensed to sell alcohol, but it does serve a choice of soft drinks.

Located at 245 Balboa Street in the Inner Richmond, the popular and busy establishment is open until 1:50 am Thursday through Sunday, until 9:50 pm Tuesday and Wednesday, and closed Monday.

They now also serve late-night food at the Union Street Ale House in the Marina District.

10. The Crew

The Crew is one of many Asian fusion establishments in San Francisco. An extensive menu of classic and more eclectic Korean dishes includes every possible combination, including vegetarian dishes.

Popular choices include spicy crab stew, sweet garlic chicken, and a variety of ribs and calamari options. Their drinks menu—offering Japanese hot saki, Korean rice wine, and a selection of eastern beers—is the perfect accompaniment.

The Crew is a popular weekend spot, as it closes at 1 am Friday and Saturday. They close at midnight Monday through Thursday. On Sundays, they close at 9 pm.

It is located at 1330 Noriega Street in San Francisco's Outer Sunset District.

11. El Farolito

Mexican food is just right for that late-night snack on the way home from a great night out, and that's what you get at El Farolito.

Their menu includes favorites such as tacos, nachos, and many more Mexican dishes. There is something for all tastes at this simple and popular restaurant.

As it is a taquería, seating is limited, so you may find that takeout is the only option.

There are several locations around town, so the hours vary slightly, but all are open late—until 1:30 am or even 3:30 am depending on the day.


  • 1230 Grant Avenue in North Beach
  • 2950 24th Street in the Mission
  • 2779 Mission Street in the Mission

>> More great Mexican restaurants around SF

12. El Rancho Grande

The menu is loaded with lots of delicious no-frills Mexican dishes, perfect for a late-night snack. You can choose to sit and eat in a colorfully decorated restaurant or order takeout to eat on the way home from your night out.

Popular dishes include a choice of burritos, the El Rancho Burger, and a range of fish dishes. There are also vegetarian options available. 

This traditional Mexican restaurant now has three locations in San Francisco, all open late:

  • 855 Divisadero Street near Alamo Square (Sunday - Thursday until midnight; Friday - Saturday until 2 am)
  • 1654 Haight Street in the Haight-Ashbury (Sunday - Thursday until 10 pm; Friday - Saturday until midnight)
  • 627 Irving Street in the Inner Sunset (Sunday - Thursday until 9 pm; Friday - Saturday until 11 pm)

13. Ryoko's

Ryoki's is a great late-night stop to try some quality Japanese food in a friendly and comfortable environment. It's convenient for a light meal on the way home from a night out.

They serve a great selection of sushi, chicken, grilled steak, and tempura dishes. There are also many fish and vegetarian options.

Their comprehensive drinks menu includes beers, spirits, cocktails, wine, and cold and hot sake.

A restaurant and bar serving authentic Japanese dishes, Ryoko's, can be found at 619 Taylor Street near Union Square.

They are open until 11:30 pm Monday through Saturday and until 10:30 pm on Sundays.

14. 707 Sutter

Named after its address, 707 Sutter is in the heart of downtown SF and close to Union Square.

Small plates are sensibly priced and include Korean-style omelettes, deep-fried oysters, and other delights, while the grill menu includes meat and fish dishes done eastern style.

There is also a great drinks menu so you can wash down your tasty meal.

They serve authentic Korean cuisine until 2 am Monday through Saturday, and until midnight on Sundays.

15. Orphan Andy's

Orphan Andys in the Castro

The long-established Orphan Andy's is something of a legend in San Francisco. The diner is an excellent choice for a traditional breakfast or brunch.

They offers a simple yet ample choice of burgers, chicken dishes, and other American classics such as the tuna melt.

Prices are reasonable for the city, but be aware that tables fill quickly late at night, especially on weekends. A San Francisco classic that you must try if you're visiting.

Centrally located at 3991 17th Street in the Castro District, this traditional American establishment is open 24 hours from Thursday to Saturday, making it extremely popular with late-night diners.

Sunday through Wednesday, they close at 9:45 pm.

16. Taishan Cuisine

Taishan Cuisine is a Cantonese restaurant offering a range of noodle dishes, hot pots, and more. Noodles are, after all, a perfect late-night snack!

Taishan's menu includes a choice of authentic chicken, pork, and beef dishes, plus a good range of vegetables and seafood.

The House Special Chow Mein and Fried Rice are favorites with late-night visitors, and many soups are also available. Make sure you get there early to secure a table in this busy place late at night.

Open until 3 am every day of every week, it is located at 781 Broadway in the fun North Beach District.

17. Hinodeya Ramen

Last but not least, another great Japanese option for late night food in San Francisco is Hinodeya Ramen. Just the sight of these steaming hot colorful noodle bowls will make your mouth water. 

In addition to traditional ramen, they have more unusual choices, including spicy miso, butter corn, and creamy vegan. If soup isn't your thing, you can order the chicken karaage, which is deliciously crispy Japanese-style fried chicken served with miso mayonnaise.

This Asian comfort food makes for the perfect midnight snack. 

You'll find the Union Square location at 219 O'Farrell Street, open daily until 1:30 am.

They also have two other locations which are open until at least 10 pm daily: one in Japantown at 1737 Buchanan Street (closes at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) and another in Chinatown at 680 Clay Street (closes at 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays).

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