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Late-Night Eats

The clock strikes midnight and almost simultaneously your stomach starts to growl. After a night of partying, you may think fast food is your only option in the wee hours of the morning, but that’s not the case in Elizabeth. From craft tacos to beefy sliders, set your standards high—even at midnight.

Not Your Average Bar Food

End a late night at The Lobby with a plate of buffalo sliders, or for something heartier, lobster and steak. The kitchen is open until 2 a.m. on weekends and 1 a.m. during the week. Dine indoors or al fresco. There’s VIP seating available and also a penthouse room for private events.

Pizza, wings, crab sliders: it’s always happening at BarCode, which serves up late-night bar food from 11:30 p.m. to close Wednesday through Sunday. Eat poolside or near a flat-screen TV to catch the latest sporting event. You may hear live DJ music depending on what day you visit.

Midnight Cravings with a Twist

Restaurants in Elizabeth, NJ are known for their cultural diversity, and the late-night eateries are no exception.

If you’re craving Tex-Mex, El Nacho’s Tequila Cantina offers nachos, tacos, and sizzling fajitas until midnight Friday and Saturday. The menu also includes items like spiced street corn covered in cotija and fried plantains or yucca, with everything complemented by the restaurant’s bright interior and murals.

Chupitos Restaurant & Lounge provides late-night eats past midnight, with a dedicated menu that starts at 9 p.m., and offers food and drink specials throughout the week. Complement your cravings with a glass of sangria or perhaps some hookah. Get ready for a treat because the Latin fusion cuisine here has a Colombian flair

Situated on one of the most historic streets in America, Don Felix on Elizabeth Avenue has a food and drink special for every day of the week. On Mondays, a beer bucket order comes with a free pizza pie and Tuesdays are, of course, for tacos. Meals are served in the Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish tradition, so expect generous portions. The kitchen is open until 1 a.m. daily.

Find a little comfort food at The Garden, a trendy hub for food, drinks, and music near the Elizabeth River that’s open late. Order off the late-night patio menu, available starting at 11 p.m., that features a variety of quesadillas—shrimp, chorizo, and ham and cheese—as well as chips and guacamole and fried calamari. Thursday through Saturday nights, you’ll find The Garden going strong until 3 a.m.; and it’s open until 2 a.m. all other nights.

Mama Sushi serves way more than just sushi. This late-night restaurant is helmed by an executive chef and whips up Asian-Latin fusion dishes past midnight on weekends. With five locations throughout New York City and New Jersey, you know it’s good.

There’s also Tiki Mojito, which features a vibrant menu of Costa Rican and Cuban dishes. Ham croquettes make for a great late-night snack, and the kitchen is usually open late.

Times may vary. Check with the restaurant prior to your visit.

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