4 December, 2022, 12:43

Foodie 15: Where to get your late-night grub on in Tucson

A cure for the munchies after 10 p.m.

Whether following a show at a local venue, arriving home late from travel, wrapping up a busy second shift, or anything else that might have you needing to curb the growling of your belly after 10 p.m., it’s always important to have some go-to options when late-night hunger strikes.

Allow this handy guide of late-night Tucson Foodie favorites to be just that.

Bison Witches

326 N. Fourth Ave.


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With over 20 made-to-order sandwich options and portion sizes that are out of this world, Bison Witches is a good one to have in your late-night arsenal.

Mix and match your favorite pieces from their menu until 11:45 p.m. daily.

For more information, visit bisonwitches.com

Casa Marana Craft Beer + Wine

8225 N. Courtney Page Way #191


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With a menu consisting of appetizers, paninis, and in-house brick oven Neo-Neapolitan style pizzas, the food options are a plenty at Casa Marana. And from Thursday – Saturday, you can get your late-night food fix until 11 p.m. (and until 9 p.m. Sunday – Wednesday).

For more information, visit casamarana.com

Dante’s Fire

2526 E. Grant Rd.


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Who doesn’t love having a family-owned, scratch-made kitchen option when scouring for late-night eats? We sure do. Any item on Dante’s Fire’s menu can be ordered until a whopping 2 a.m. from Thursday – Sunday and until 10 p.m. the other nights of the week. Midtown Tucson suddenly seems even sweeter, am I right?

For more information, visit dantesfireaz.com.

Elliott’s on Congress

135 E. Congress St.
Duck Sliders at Elliott's on Congress (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

Duck Sliders at Elliott’s on Congress (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

Open until 2 a.m. daily, Elliott’s has earned a loyal following from workers in the food industry. Its kitchen closes at midnight, and we highly recommend the Bacon Rangoons and Cod Tacos.

For more information, visit elliottsoncongress.com

Empire Pizza & Pub

137 E. Congress St.
Elote pizza at Empire Pizza & Pub (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Elote pizza at Empire Pizza & Pub (Credit: Jackie Tran)

If you’re in the mood for a slice o’ New York-style pie after dark in Tucson, late-night pizza seekers suggest will have you on your way to Empire Pizza & Pub. Pizza isn’t the only offering, though, as you can also take your pick from salads, wings, and desserts — all served daily until midnight.

For more information, visit empire.pizza.

Gentle Ben’s Brewing

865 E. University Blvd.
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Credit: Gentle Ben’s

If you’re looking for solid people-watching, local beer options, and a rooftop patio with a lovely view of Main Gate Square, Gentle Ben’s is for you. If you’re looking for all of those things plus a late-night menu, you’re in luck because their full menu is available until 11 p.m. Sunday – Wednesday and until midnight Thursday – Saturday.

For more information, visit gentlebens.com.

Good Oak Bar

316 E. Congress St.
Good Oak Bar

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The popular watering hole next door to the Rialto Theatre doesn’t stop at offering quality wine, craft cocktails, and brews. Good Oak‘s food menu, though small in size, is mighty. Stop by before or after catching a show or as you’re strolling about downtown, and order one of their tasty dishes.

The kitchen closes at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, but the real late-night eats jackpot is on Friday and Saturday when you can order from their menu until midnight.

For more information, visit goodoakbar.com

Home Plate Marana

8579 N. Silverbell Rd. 
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Photo Credit: Home Plate Marana

If televised sports, batting cages, and a strong sense of community are your vibe, then Home Plate Marana may be your new favorite spot. Even if you aren’t into those things and are simply on the hunt for a local late-night food option in Marana, they’ve got you covered.

Order from the full menu until 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

For more information, visit homeplatemarana.com

Kon Tiki Restaurant & Lounge

4625 E. Broadway Blvd.


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Kon Tiki has been serving exotic cocktails and food in their Tucson-based tiki bar for nearly 60 years. Home to the world’s largest collection of Milan Guanko carved tikis and assorted island curios, they know how to have a good time. So, of course they make it a point to include the night owls.

The full menu is available Thursday – Sunday until 10:45 p.m. and until 11:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

For more information, visit kontikitucson.com

The Maverick

6622 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Do you prefer a little dancing or live music with your dinner? Rally your pals and head to The Maverick where you can order from their full menu until 11 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday and until 10 p.m. on Sunday. Plan accordingly, though, because you’ll be met with an event cover after 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information, visit tucsonmaverick.com


347 S. Meyer Ave. 
Thai Mussels and Grilled Shrimp

Thai Mussels and Grilled Shrimp

Stepping foot in the gorgeous 160-year-old courtyard is worth the trip alone. However, Nightjar was created with joy in mind, and that has come to include Friday night movies on the patio, scintillating craft cocktails, and a late-night menu courtesy of sister restaurant, The Coronet.

For the night owls, be sure to cash in your “ticket to late night yummy,” which includes specials from 9 p.m. to close. Nightjar’s food offerings are available until 11:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and until 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Read our September 2022 article “Culinary-driven cocktails & late-night eats at Nightjar.”

For more information, visit nightjartucson.com

Omar’s Hi-Way Chef Restaurant

5451 E. Benson Hwy.
Mr. G’s Roast Beef Heaven at Omar's Hi-Way Chef Restaurant (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Mr. G’s Roast Beef Heaven at Omar’s Hi-Way Chef Restaurant (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

In the words of Jackie Tran, Omar’s — housed inside the Tucson Truck Terminal (the Triple T) — is the closest thing Tucson has to the diner from Pulp Fiction. The food is marvelous, too, and you can order anything from their menu any time of any day. 24/7, baby.

For more information, visit omarshiwaychef.com

Red Garter Saloon Bar & Grill

3143 E. Speedway Blvd.
Burger at Red Garter in Tucson

Burger at Red Garter in Tucson

Red Garter has been a hidden neighborhood classic for over half of a decade now. And while local Midtown menus that cater to the night crowd seem few and far between, Red Garter offers their full menu until midnight on Friday and Saturday (and until 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday).

For more information, visit redgartertucson.com

The Royal Room

450 N. Sixth Ave.


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From colorful glass windows to quirky zebra wallpaper, The Royal Room definitely has a vibe. Not to mention $5 Old Fashioneds and margaritas, and $6 glasses of draft red or white wine poured daily from open to close.

But did you know they serve food? That’s right. With a menu that includes a selection of made-to-order grinders, nachos, tots, and more, they’ve also got you covered on the food front until 11 p.m. daily (availability subject to change). Talk about getting treated like royalty.

For more information, visit theroyalroomtucson.com

Union Public House

4340 N. Campbell Ave. #100


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Getting “honest food and clever libations served in a stylish atmosphere” doesn’t have to stop at happy hour or weekend brunch, and Union Public House makes sure of it. Order any item from their menu, all of which exemplify their focus on local, sustainable, and made-from-scratch ingredients, until midnight any day of the week.

For more information, visit uniontucson.com

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