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The Ten Best Late-Night Restaurants in Miami

Feeling hungry after midnight? La Sandwicherie is still open.
Feeling hungry after midnight? La Sandwicherie is still open. Photo courtesy of La Sandwicherie
New York is known as the city that never sleeps, but Miami has also earned that title. During the day, we work (whether at our jobs or on our tans). At night, we play — sometimes until the sun comes up. That means serious bouts of the munchies. When hunger calls after the clock strikes midnight, don't head to Denny's or Taco Bell in desperation. The Magic City offers plenty of fine late-night grub.

Note: Late-night hours are subject to change, so it's best to call ahead.
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Eat and drink until the wee hours at 1-800-Lucky.
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143 NW 23rd St., Miami
Think of 1-800-Lucky as the Miami version of an Asian night market. Make your way around the hall and begin with an order of dumplings; add a few hand rolls, ramen, and sushi. A full-service bar offers everything from beer to lively cocktails. As the night progresses, the music gets turned up, so you can eat and party in the same place. Noon to 1 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, noon to 3 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
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Cocktails at the Anderson
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The Anderson

709 NE 79th St., Miami
Besides some fantastic cocktails, the Anderson is home to two different spots for late-night grub: El Toro offers tacos, guacamole, and quesadillas, while Santuario serves wood-fired pizzas. Pair your choice with a tropical libation from the Shack or a classic cocktail from the Magnum lounge. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
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Late nights at Big Pink
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Big Pink

157 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Sate all your post-cocktails food needs at this upscale version of your favorite small-town diner. Fried meatloaf, a foot-long hot dog, and a bucket of chicken wings. Breakfast is served any time the restaurant is open if you're hankering for a Benedict. And if you're still drinking, they've got that covered too. 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.
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Bodega's signature tacos
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Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

1220 16th St., Miami Beach
South Beach's late-night taco fix comes with a hidden bar disguised as a bathroom (look for the blue door). Tacos at Bodega include al pastor, pescado, and barbacoa. Chase them with tequila, if you're of a mind to. 11:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
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Cheeseburger Baby.
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Cheeseburger Baby

1505 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Situated in the middle of South Beach and open till almost dawn, Cheeseburger Baby is a night owl's dream. Anybody who's ever danced until the sun came up will appreciate the joy of stumbling upon a burger joint happy to serve customers at 4 a.m. The burgers are cheap and juicy, which means your late-night cravings can be satiated for a Hamilton. Good, cheap, and solid. Still not sold? Beyoncé ate here. Noon to 4 a.m. daily.
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Cochinita pibil tacos at Coyo Taco
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Coyo Taco

2300 NW Second Ave., Miami
Helmed by executive chef Scott Linquist, Coyo serves tacos made with humanely raised meats and locally sourced vegetables and seafood. A tortillera works on the line at all times, making as many as a thousand tortillas a day to order. Tacos range from classic al pastor and carne asada to carnitas de pato — a crispy confit duck taco — and nopales, made with grilled cactus, quinoa, and queso fresco. A secret bar, located in the backroom, hosts famous guest DJs and weekly parties. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.
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A La Sandwicherie sandwich
La Sandwicherie

La Sandwicherie

229 14th St., Miami Beach
169 NW 23rd St Unit 102, Miami
34 SW Eighth St., Miami
It's four in the morning and you're hankering for pâté on French bread. Normally, you'd be out of luck until about noon, but not in Miami. For decades, La Sandwicherie has been catering to the cravings of discerning students, hipsters, inebriates, and in-the-biz workers by offering custom-made sandwiches till 5 a.m. daily. Sandwiches filled with pâté, French salami, smoked salmon, or any combination of meats and cheeses you can name are made on buttery croissants or fresh French bread and satisfy your sleepless artistic soul. Miami Beach: 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Wynwood: 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. daily. Brickell: 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
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A Steve's Pizza pepperoni pie
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Steve's Pizza

12101 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami
When you're hankering to soak up the alcohol, nothing is more efficient than pizza. Steve's serves up the quintessential "New York" slice: large, gooey, and cheesy, with a sweet marinara sauce and a slight slick of oil. There's nothing fancy about Steve's, with its Formica tables riddled with the graffiti of decades gone by. But when it's past midnight and you require a few slices and a Coke, it's not about appearances. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.
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Cubanos 24 hours a day at Three Palms
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Three Palms Cuban Cafe

11500 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
If your "batteries" are dead from a night of dancing, drinking, or even studying for finals, you need one thing: a rich, steaming colada. That perfect combination of sugar and caffeine never fails to revive a Miamian. Thankfully, Three Palms never closes. Whatever you need — a cubano, croquetas, or just some caffeine racing through your veins — it's here for you. Open daily 24 hours.
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1643 SW First St., Miami
Craving grilled pork or a chicken taco with a side of rice and beans at 5 a.m? This colorful Nicaraguan palace has you covered 'round the clock. The outside area is always open, serving favorites such as carne asada, fried pork with yuca, and lengua con salsa. Open daily 24 hours.
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss