It’s not uncommon in Miami for your night to run into the early hours of the morning. Whether you’ve been out clubbing or just enjoying the incredible nightlife scene of South Beach, at some point, you’re going to want to find something to fill up on. Late-night eating in Miami is its own scene entirely. Some of these places specifically cater to the late-night crowd. So, whatever it is you’re craving, here’s a list of the best late-night eats in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.
229 14th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Since 1988 La Sandwicherie has been a cornerstone of Miami late-night eating. Serving up French savoir-faire and sandwiches every day until 5 am, this place can be chaotic in the wee morning hours. Fear not, though, be confident and stand your ground. Once you get up to the counter, you’ll be treated to a sandwich that’s packed with veggies, meat, and whatever else your heart desires. All of it is served between fresh-baked daily baguettes. There’s also more than one spot around the city, so you can always count on La Sandwicherie to have your back.
1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Open until 3 am during the week and 4 am on the weekend, Bodega can sometimes look like it’s overly crowded. Don’t worry; that crowd is probably trying to get into the club in the back instead of queuing for food. While Bodega does offer up burritos and tacos, we recommend that you stick to the tacos. If you’re a fan of pineapple, the al-pastor is heavenly, especially if you are a few drinks into your evening.
209 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Sushi Song is a nice change of pace when it comes to late-night food. Usually, you can expect the usual burgers, tacos, or fast food. Which can be great, but having sushi as an option gives you some extra variety. Open until 4 am every day of the week, Sushi Song’s cozy atmosphere and fresh sushi bring the taste of the city to the laid-back Broward County. There are multiple locations around town, too. Sushi is very much a personal preference, but if you’re a true lover, we recommend the Japan Red Hot Roll. It’s packed with shrimp tempura, cucumber, jalapeno, tuna, black tobiko, and their house special sauce.
1505 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
It’s not a stretch to say that many people’s first thoughts when asked what they want to get to eat after a night out are, “Cheeseburger Baby!” Now that we’ve gotten that dad joke out of the way let’s talk about why Cheeseburger Baby should be high on your list when it comes to late-night eats in Miami. Depending on how hungry you are, the quarter-pound cheeseburger is perfect. Load it up with your favorite toppings and throw in an order of fries just to be safe, and you’ll be happy, full, and smiling in no time.
2207 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
There’s a reason why burgers and other carb-loaded meals are late-night favorites. The comfort you get from something hot off the grill or fresh out of the fryer after a night of drinking and partying can’t be measured. Well, New York Grilled Cheese Co. will have you feeling that comfort from the very first bite into one of their famous grilled cheese sandwiches. With options ranging from the Soho Sweet Cheeses with its Brie, caramelized onions, and crunchy bacon to the Manhattan Grilled Mac ‘n’ Cheese, you’ll be swimming in savory deliciousness. The best part is that they’re open until 4 am on the weekend, so you’ll always be able to rely on the cheesy goodness to bring you back to life.
2300 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
This late-night taco joint is well worth the wait. Ideally, when it comes to grabbing food after a night out, you don’t want to wait in line too long. Well, at Coyo Taco, you’ll have to queue for a bit before devouring their delicious tacos. Open until 3 am Thursday-Sunday, you’ll be hard-pressed to find somewhere with better food at that time of night. The handcrafted fresh tortillas are the reel difference maker here. Combined with 100% fresh and natural ingredients, you’ll likely be having thoughts of making a second order before you head home.
901 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Primanti Bros is the original 24/7 spot in Fort Lauderdale. For locals and those who have been around awhile, it holds a special place in their hearts. That’s because it serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, pizza, burgers, hot dogs, and pretty much anything your heart could ever desire after a night out. Given that this place started in Pittsburgh, you shouldn’t be surprised that one of the most delicious items on the menu is their Pitts-burger sandwich. This “Almost Famous” sandwich is made of a beef patty, sweet and sour coleslaw, tomato, provolone, and fries, all smashed between two slices of Italian bread. It’s no wonder why Primanti Bros is a pillar of the late-night eating scene.
176 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33127
Pizza Tropical is located in Gramps, and thankfully there’s no cover, so after you show your ID at the door you can scurry back to the bar’s patio. There you’ll find the red and yellow window that leads you to late-night pizza heaven. Whether you want a few slices or a whole pie, you’ll be treated to the perfect thin and foldable pizza that is sure to hit the spot.
10701 NW 58th Street, Doral, FL 33178
This Venezuelan fast-food spot has been going strong for over 20 years. Open until 2 am Thursday-Saturday, this joint specializes in hot dogs and pepitos. Both come absolutely covered in their six-sauce combo of ketchup, mustard, mayo, pink sauce, garlic sauce, and tartar sauce. Once you’ve downed your fair share of adult beverages, this stuff will hit the spot. You might have to snag an Uber to get here, but it’s more than worth it. Pepito’s has been visited by foodies from all over the world. This place has the late-great Anthony Bourdain’s seal of approval, and if that doesn’t convince you, we’re not sure what will.