One of the best parts about going out in the market is getting food afterwards. Maybe that's just me, but after a night full of drinking and dancing, you're ready to earn those "burned" calories back. When you're not in the right state of mind, the easiest thing to grab is the famous Rideau Street McDonald's. But c'mon, we're all better than that even at our worst.

So forget waiting in an hour long line for mediocre food. After a tiring night out, you deserve the most delicious, satisfying food the Byward Market has to offer. So here at the 9 best spots in the market to get late night food:

1. Zak's Diner // 14 Byward Market Square

Classic diner food. The perfect food to refuel you after a looong night out. They also have the perfect booths for you and/or your friends to pass out on.

2. 3 Brothers // 160 Rideau Street

What's a better way to soak up all the alcohol in your stomach than a delicious shawarma? And of course, a side of poutine. This place is always packed on a Friday or Saturday night, but honestly so worth the wait.

3. Burrito Borracho // 105A Clarence Street

If you and your friends are feeling fancy after a night out, this is the place to be. This Mexican grill will leave you feeling content without breaking the bank.

Photo cred - @muppymay

4. Elgin Street Diner // 374 Elgin Street

This diner, which is open 24/7 (props to them), is known as Ottawa's best diner. It's a great place to eat during the day, but even tastier late at night. They have every option your drunk self could ever want.

5. The King Eddy // 45 Clarence Street

The King Eddy has a menu dedicated to late night eating. That's commitment. It's everything you and your 3 a.m. hangry self could ever want.

6. Oz Kafe // 10 York Street

You know those nights where you're over the bar scene but don't want to go home yet? Oz Kafe is the perfect second option for your night. They have a late night menu with a variety of different food options that will make you and your friends feel classy, not trashy.

7. Slice&Co. // 399 Elgin Street

A pizza place that's open until 4 a.m.? Count us in. This isn't just any pizza shop either; it's low key gourmet pizza will more than satisfy any late night craving you have.

8. Dunn's Famous // 355 Dalhousie Street

If you ever find yourself wandering the downtown streets at 3 in the morning with your friends, this is a great place to stop to refuel. And if you've spent all your money at the bar, this is the place for cheap, delicious eats.

Photo cred - @mairtaylor

9. Cacao 70 // 53 William Street

What's wrong with a little late night dessert craving? Absolutely nothing. Thank God Cacao 70 is open late for times when you get your heart broken at the bar. Drag your best friend here and consume yourself in everything chocolate.

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