Calling all night owls and party animals.  So, you're up late again after a long night at the club, up doing a school project or maybe just contemplating life until the wee hours of the morning. Your stomach starts growling. You check your watch. It's 1 am and everything is closed... or is it? Plenty of restaurants are open past last call.... that aren't Mcdonalds. you've just got to know where to look. From poutine to pizza to Indian food, we've got you covered on all fronts.
Photo cred-  Don Gunn

1. Frans

20 College Street, 200 Victoria Street or 33 Yonge Street

Frans is as classic as red lipstick.  Fran's huge menu and all day/night breakfast is the perfect choice is you're feeling breakfast at midnight... or a steak.  Frans has been a staple in Toronto culture for over seventy years! They have three locations right in the downtown core! All the locations are open 24/7 so you can treat yourself to one of their famous milkshakes anytime you want!


Photo credJoe Schlabotnick

2. Smokes Poutinerie

722 College Street, 218 Adelaide Street W, 203 Dundas E or 578 Queen West.

Poutine is basically the Beyonce of all drunk foods. Fries, gravy and cheese curds. How can anyone in their right ( or drunk) minds resist? They even have a pierogi poutine! Potatoes on potatoes? Yes please. Smokes has a ton of locations throughout the city that are all open until 4 am on the weekends!


Photo credMichael T.

3. Pho Pasteur

525 Dundas St W, Toronto

This chinatown fave is open till 5:30 AM everyday of the week. It's everyones go to place if you just happen to be craving pho in the wee hours of the morning. It also serves a wide variety of traditional vietnamese foods  alongside it's legendary pho!

Photo credDominic Bugatto

4. Sneaky Dee's

431 College St

One word: Nachos. This quirky bar at College and Bathurst is known for it's graffiti covered interior and it's massive plates of  nachos, with every topping imaginable available at your fingertips. This is a huge spot for college students, especially on "hip hop Wednesday", where their usual music is swapped with 90's hip hop music. Plus they're open till 4 am!


Photo credMichael T.

5. The Big Slice

385 Yonge Street

Be prepared for the biggest slice of pizza you've ever seen, I'm talking bigger than your head. Big slice is a popular pizza joint located at Yonge and Gerrard that is home to massive slices of greasy, delicious pizza at crazy cheap prices. Open til 5 am, this place is the perfect post-bar food run. Especially for Ryerson students as it's pretty much right on campus!


Photo cred- Sandra C

6.  Lou Dawgs

76 Gerrard St E

Poutine. Need I say more? Lou Dawgs is known for their famous "Loutines" which are covered in their slow smoked meats. Apart from their delicious poutines, they also have cheap drinks and a huge variety of bar foods and sandwiches. There's definitely something for everyone. Open til' 4 am, this place is the perfect post study session pick me up, and it's right across the street from Ryerson Campus.


Photo cred- Breanna Schulze

7.  7 West Cafe

7 Charles Street West

7 West is a 24 cafe at Yonge and Bloor. It's known for it's cute and cozy atmosphere and it's fabulous selection of cakes. This late-night diner has a massive menu that literally has something for everyone! Its convenient downtown location makes it a favourite for all looking for a great place to stop on heir way home from one of downtown's many bars.


Photo cred- Sophie Idsinga

8. Falafel Queen

576 Queen St W

Falafel Queen is one of the best places to get falafel and shawarma in the city! Open till 3 am, it's a great, and slightly healthier choice to hit up on the way home from the bar. Their fantastic middle-eastern style food is fairly cheap and definitely delicious!

Photo cred-Nicholas Chen

9. Fat Bastard Burrito

1118 Queen Street W or 126 Atlantic Avenue.

Mexican food is always a Toronto favourite. There is just something about the combination of meat, cheese and veggie crammed into a wrap that just hits the spot. Fat Bastard Burrito has a large variety of  burritos and quesadillas that are huge in portion sizw! They take new spins on old favourites and create new flavours like their butter chicken burrito and sweet chilli thai burrito.


Photo cred- Brown Eyed Baker

10. Ossington Stop

1164 Dundas Street West

Open until 4 am on weekends, Ossington Stop is your one stop shop if you're seeking something a little different. Their cheap menu (everything is 10 dollars or less) features things like creamy mac n' cheese and Kale salad. A welcome change for all the fries students are used to eating. It's a gourmet take on the classics.


Photo cred-Dominic Bugatto

11.  Imperial Pub

54 Dundas Street East

Open till 3 and located right behind Ryerson, Imperial's chill atmosphere and food until late is a great choice to reward yourself after finally finishing that essay you just spent all night slaving over. It serves a wide variety of your classic bar food and a impressive selection of beers to match! It even has a giant fish tank in the middle of the bar!


Photo cred-Chu

12.  Hero Burger

441 Queen Street West

Burgers are a summer staple. Hero Burger's Queen and Spadina location is open 24 hours a day,  7 days a week. If you're wanting your classic burger and fries, this is the place for you! With both regular and turkey burgers, fast food lovers every where can rejoice, and get exactly what they want, any time they want it.


Photo cred- Monaz

13. Golden Griddle

45 Carlton Street

You really just can't beat all day breakfast. This all day and night breakfast joint on Carlton will provide you with all the waffles and pancakes your intoxicated self desires. Also open 24 hours a day, this place is a great option for all your classic breakfast foods.


Photo cred-iweatherman

14. King Palace

820 Church Street

If you love Indian food, this is the place for you. Said to be popular with the cab driver's of Toronto, King Palace has a large menu and generous servings, at very low prices. They serve so many great traditional Indian dishes, you won't know what to try first. They're open until 6 am too, making this a popular spot for people working the late shift to pay off their student debt.

Photo cred- Benny Doro

15.  The Lakeview Restaurant

1132 Dundas St W

The Lakeview Restaurant opened in 1932 and has become a part of Toronto's rich heritage. With a 24 hour brunch menu (and we all know how much Torontonians love a good brunch) it's easy to see why this 24 hour restaurant has become an important landmark in Toronto. Aside from brunch, it also has a huge drink menu and all of the comfort foods you can ask for!


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