Late Night Restaurants in Salt Lake City

We’ve all been there. Your plans overran, you’re wandering the streets of SLC – desperately in search of a restaurant open late into the night. As you search in vain, the whole town is shuttered up like the villain and sheriff are about to dust off. Luckily we do actually have eateries open later than 10pm, you just need to know where to look. The following list are the best of those late night restaurants SLC has to offer. Note: to be listed, kitchen must operate past 10pm.
Avenues Proper - pork belly tacos
Avenues Proper – pork belly tacos
Avenues Proper – Residents of the Avenues are lucky indeed for late night eats at the weekend. This popular gourmet brew pub keeps the light on late into the night at the weekend. Pull up a chair, grab a brew and choose from a range of treats from their pork belly tacos to spichy chicken sandwiches. Opens late: Thursday – Saturday until midnight 376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 (385) 227-8628 www.avenuesproper.com
The Bayou - late night eats including specials such as Chipotle Shrimp; Andouille Sausage & Peppers Pizza
The Bayou – late night eats including specials such as Chipotle Shrimp; Andouille Sausage & Peppers Pizza
The Bayou – With over 300 beers listed on their menu, you’d expect this joint to be busy well into the wee hours, and it is. The kitchen opens Tuesday through Saturday until 12.30 a.m. and Sunday and Monday until midnight. The whole menu is served until 11 p.m. and then continue with everything else except the Roast Pork Tenderloin and the Cajun Game Hens until 1/2 hour prior to closing. That means you can sate your late night cravings with their Cajun specialties such as Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalaya or a range of Po Boy sandwiches. Opens late: Tuesday – Saturday until 12.30 a.m. Sunday – Monday until midnight 645 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 961-8400 www.utahbayou.com
East Liberty Tap House - sloppy Joe
East Liberty Tap House – sloppy Joe
East Liberty Tap House – Part of the lager restaurant group comprising Finca, Pago and Trestle Tavern, East Liberty is open seven days a week till midnight. The full food and bar menu is available each and every night – just ehad to the 9th and 9th neighborhood and order up a hearty plate like the pictured sloppy joe above. Opens late: Monday – Sunday until midnight 850 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 (801) 441-2845 eastlibertytaphouse.com
Eva - flatbread
Eva – flatbread
Eva – now a stalwart of the downtown dining scene, and open later most days of the week. This “small restaurant with big flavors” offers a broad mix of upscale comfort food taking in a number of influences from Mediterranean to New American. The flatbreads from the brick oven are worth anyone’s money, and the tapas styled menu make perfect late night grazing and sharing. Opens late: Monday – Thursday until 11 p.m. Friday – Saturday until midnight 317 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 359-8447 www.evaslc.com
Gourmandise - grilled cheese
Gourmandise – grilled cheese
Got a late night sweet craving that requires something more refined than skulking around the sev aisles? If its the weekend – you may be in luck if you check out the wonderful baked goods from downtown SLC’s Gourmandise. Selections change daily but you can expect to see treats such as Pear Almond Tartlette, Éclairs, Strawberry Rings, Traditional English Trifle and Pain au Chocolat; plus there’s a range of savory snacks too. Opens late: Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. 250 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 328-3330 www.gourmandisethebakery.com
Lake Effect - exterior
Lake Effect – exterior
Lake Effect – This high end bar in downtown Salt Lake City, also has a focus on refined food. If you’re facing late night nibbles, you can stop by any day 11 p.m. through 1am for their late night menu. The late night menu offers tacos, taps and snacks such as chips and nachos. Maybe grab a cocktail too while you’re at it. Opens late: Monday through Sunday until 1 a.m. 155 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 532-2068 lakeeffectslc.com
The Pie - pizza until the small hours
The Pie – pizza until the small hours
It’s not just pizza that The Pie is serving up well into the night at their university location. In addition to pizzas ranging from 13 inches to a crazy 23 inches the restaurant offers wings, salads, pasta, baked subs and zappis (their own version of the classic calzone). There’s also a handful of gluten free selections too, to cover everyone’s late night needs. Delivery is also available until 11 or late most nights. Opens late: Monday through Thursday until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday until 11 p.m. The Pie (University) 1320 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 582-0195 www.thepie.com
Pie Hole - late night pizza pies
Pie Hole – late night pizza pies
Looking for a late night spot and somewhere to spend your bitcoin in one go, look no further than the Pie Hole in downtown SLC. What about a slice of vegan pizza, available daily? The menu at Pie Hole fits every appetite – grab a single simple slice from as little as $2.09 or grab the 19″ Pie Hole Supreme loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, olives, mushrooms, bell peppers and onions ($22.39). Drinks are bargainous too, PBR’s for a buck and microbrews just $3. Opens late: Sunday through Thursday until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday until 3 a.m. 344 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 359-4653 www.pieholeutah.com
proper burger el mariachi
Proper Burger Co – el mariachi burger
Proper Burger Co. – If you get the craving for a late night burger, but couldn’t care less for the drive thru junk – check out the late night weekend hours at Proper Burger Co. Double bonus, when you’re finished, or even while you’re eating head next door to Proper Brewing Co. for a late night tipple. Opens late: Thursday – Saturday until 1 a.m. 865 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 906-8604 www.properburgerslc.com
Red Rock - wagyu burger with onion rings
Red Rock – wagyu burger special with onion rings
Red Rock – A reliable late night spot that offers something for everyone on an extensive menu that covers plenty of brew pub territory . Burgers, pizza, sandwiches, composed entrees, desserts and onion rings the size of your head. Well, not quite, but nearly. Opens late: Sunday – Thursday until 11 p.m. Friday – Saturday until midnight 254 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 521-7446 redrockbrewing.com/locations/downtown The Roll Up Crepe – Utah county citizens need not miss out on late night eats either – the “Best crepe secret in Utah” is open late every day except Sunday. Get a light bite from their signature crepe menu (starting at $5.99) or sample something heartier from their range of panini ($7.95). Opens late: Monday – Thursday until midnight Friday – Saturday until 1 a.m. 1605 S State Street, Orem Utah 84097 (801) 882-7373 www.therollupcrepe.com
spitz street cart fries
Spitz – street cart fries
Spitz – Easily one of SLC’s favorite restaurants given the baying crowds and continued expansion. Spitz offers a modern interpretation of a European favorite – doner kebabs. Of course, they do this in their own inimitable fashion – while your chowing down on your Street Cart Doner ($9.25 beef/lamb, romaine, onion, cucumber, green pepper, tomato, tzatziki and chili sauce., garlic aioli, fried lavash chips) you might also find yourself sipping on a local brew while playing Cards Against Humanity (provided on each table). Opens late: Downtown location only, Friday – Saturday until midnight 35 E. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 364-0286 www.spitzslc.com Squatters – Squatters in downtown SLC is a brewpub institution, first rekindling SLC’s love affair with craft ale back in 1989. The pub opens seven days a week and after 10 p.m. offers a reduced late night menu till close. The late night menu serves most of their pub grub menu except for their “Pub Favorites” items. Luckily though, one item you can still order form that section right till close is their popular Fish & Chips ($13.99, American Wheat Hefeweizen battered Alaskan cod served with choice of fries). Opens late: Sunday – Thursday until midnight Friday – Saturday until 1 a.m. 147 West Broadway 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 363-2739 www.squatters.com/salt-lake-city
Zest - vegan friendly pho special
Zest – vegan friendly pho special
Vegetarians and vegans needn’t pine any longer for late night restaurants in downtown SLC either – the popular Zest Kitchen and Bar has you covered. The restaurant’s eclectic menu covers a lot of ground from Indian curry potatoes & lentils w/flatbrea to poblano pepper stuffed with brussels sprout-kale mashed potatoes & ginger sour cream. Opens late: Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. 275 south 200 west, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 433-0589 Late night bites menu