We’ve got your late night food in Asheville right here. For the purposes of this post, we’re defining “open late” as serving until at least midnight, and preferably later.
Menus and hours are subject to change. Call to double-check the info before making plans.
Here’s the list:
51 Grill (Downtown/North Asheville): The classic. The greasy spoon that’s got what it takes. Located in a gas station on Merrimon. Open LATE every day but Sunday and Monday.
Sandwiches, pizza and more almost until sunrise.
Mon 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tue-Thu 11 a.m. – 4 a.m.
Fri-Sat 11 am – 5 am
Rosetta’s Kitchen (downtown): Vegan and vegetarian comfort food: salads, wraps, soups, veggies, amazing desserts. Don’t turn up your nose because it’s veggie food, this is downtown’s classic spot for post-party refueling.
Mon. – Thu. 11 a.m. -11 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
One Stop Deli & Bar (downtown, former location of Stella Blue): Sandwiches, burgers, onion rings, beer. Tues – Sat, 11 a.m. – 2p.m.
Storm Rhum Bar (downtown): Upscale sandwiches and burgers, huevos rancheros, great cocktails. Late night menu available Sun – Weds 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.; Thu–Sat 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Vault (downtown): Apps, pizza, soups, salads, wraps and desserts until last call. According to a commenter, looks like that’s around 1:30 a.m. The Vault is open 7 days a week.
Ben’s Tune Up (The South Slope/Downtown): Beer, cocktails, and Asian fusion served tapas-style. Not cheap, very good.
Mon.-Fri: 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sat.-Sun.: 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Curate (downtown): Tapas bar with an El Bulli-trained chef. One of the best restaurants in town.
Open “until we close” Tue-Sun, taking reservations until 11:30 p.m. Reservations not required.
Lexington Aveneue Brewery (downtown): Great food, great beer brewed in-house.
Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m —2 a.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m —2 a.m.
Late Night Menu 11 p.m.—1:30 a.m.
Barley’s Taproom (downtown): Good pizza, salads, calzones and beer. Mon-Sat 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
The Southern Kitchen and Bar (downtown): Slightly upscale Southern comfort food and beer. Open every day, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.
French Broad Chocolate Lounge (downtown): Handmade chocolate, cookies, cakes, brownies, fudge, creme brulee, pots de creme… Beer, wine, and coffee, too. Freakin’ awesome. See you there.
Open Sun-Thu, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri & Sat: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Hannah Flanagan’s Pub (downtown): Irish pub with bar food & good outdoor seating. Open Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun 12 p.m.-2 a.m.
WEST ASHEVILLE AND THE RAD
DeSoto Lounge (West Asheville): Sandwiches, salads, wraps, appetizers. Nachos, grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, house-made desserts. And ping-pong.
3 p.m. – 2 a.m. daily.
Universal Joint (West Asheville) : Burgers, sandwiches, salads, fish tacos, tater tots, local beer. Tasty, casual food.
Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Standard Pizza (West Asheville): Hip indie pizza joint. Cheap. Mon-Thu,Sun 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. -11 p.m.
The Bull & Beggar (The RAD): Steak, seafood, small plates and bar snacks in a rustic yet urban atmosphere.
Tue.-Fri.: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. (kitchen open until 12 a.m.)
Sat.-11 a.m. – 1 a.m. (kitchen open until 12 a.m.)
Sun.: 11 a.m. -1 a.m. (kitchen open until 10 p.m.)
OysterHouse Brewing (West Asheville): The house brew is Moonstone Oyster Stout. Oysters shrimo, seafood, sandwiches and pub fare.
Mon-Fri: 3 p.m. -12 a.m.
Sat-Sun: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Rise N Shine Cafe (North Asheville): “Healthy homestyle breakfast and lunch” served Thu-Sat 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. Late-night dining may be available in summer months only.
Grand Central Pizza & Deli (North Asheville): Pizza, hot sandwiches, stromboli and calzone. “A little slice of New York.” Late night menu is Fri & Sat only, 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions! Keep ‘em coming!
Anything we missed? Comment and we’ll add anything we left out.
This post was last updated on October 26, 2013.