Boston is not really a late-night city: The T shuts down on the early side — and the bars and live music scene with it — so it can be hard to find a snack or full meal late at night and into the early morning hours, especially on a weeknight. Adding to the difficulty, continuing staffing shortages and other pandemic-era challenges have caused a lot of restaurants to cut hours over the past few years.
So it’s hard, but fortunately not impossible, to find a solid meal after midnight. Here are 17 of the best late-night dining options in and near Boston, from mapo tofu nachos to bison Bolognese to Brazilian hot dogs. All restaurants on this map serve food past midnight at least a couple nights a week; many of them serve a substantial menu until 1:30 a.m. nightly. (That said, hours can change without notice — see above re: staffing shortages — so it’s best to call and confirm before heading over.)
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This map was originally published on October 16, 2018; it is updated periodically, and the date of the most recent update appears above.Read More