San Diego After Midnight

It’s midnight. You just came out of the movies in Mission Valley. You just finished watching a play at the Playhouse. You just finished knocking over a gas station downtown. You’re hungry, possibly drunk, definitely dangerous. That really good pot is starting to kick in. You want to go somewhere, sit down, have something to eat, and discuss how best to overthrow the established order.

Where are you going to go? San Diego has a reputation for rolling up the sidewalks early, but hidden away in our secret places there are a lot of restaurants that stay open past midnight. From Logan Heights to La Jolla, you can find late-night establishments for barbecue, Mexican, Asian, and more, great places to eat that might be just around the corner.

Click on the address to get a map to that diner. If the restaurant has a web site, follow the link from the restaurant’s name. If your browser supports phone links, you can use them to quickly dial the restaurant.

City Heights

Denny’s Restaurant No. 7680 4365 University Avenue 24 hours 619-280-1121
Etna Restaurant 4427 El Cajon Boulevard 3:00 AM only until 2:00 AM weekdays. 619-280-1877 Comments

Clairemont

Denny’s Restaurant 4280 Clairmont Mesa Boulevard 24 hours 858-270-5059
El Cotixan 4676 Clairmont Mesa Boulevard 24 hours 858-483-9758
Krispy Kreme 4180 Clairmont Mesa Boulevard 1:00 AM only to 11 PM Sunday thru Thursday 858-273-4581 Comments
Taquerias Cotixan 4370 Genesee Avenue 24 hours 858-571-8843
Vallarta Express 4277 Genesee Avenue 24 hours 858-569-6945

College area

Pita Pit 5131 College Avenue 2:00 AM until 3:00 AM Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 619-265-7482

Coronado

Night & Day Café 847 Orange Avenue 24 hours 2 PM Monday, 10 PM Tuesday/Sunday, 2 AM Wednesday/Thursday 619-435-9776 Comments

Downtown

BASIC 410 10th Avenue 2:00 AM 619-531-8869 Comments
Brian’s 24 828 6th Avenue 24 hours 619-702-8410 Comments
Broadway Pizza 1008 Broadway 24 hours 619-232-6264 Comments
DW’s Pub-San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina 333 W Harbor Drive 1:00 AM 619-234-1500
Denny’s Restaurant 2137 Pacific Highway 24 hours 619-239-8938
Dick’s Last Resort 345 4th Avenue 12:30 PM 619-231-9100 Comments
Kansas City Barbeque 610 W Market 1:00 AM 619-231-9680
La Puerta 560 4th Avenue 1:00 AM 619-696-3466 Comments
Maryjane’s Coffeeshop 207 5th Avenue 3:00 AM only to 10 PM Sunday thru Thursday 619-764-6950 Comments
On Broadway 615 Broadway 1:00 AM 619-231-0011 Comments
Subway 950 5th Avenue 3:00 AM only to midnight Sunday thru Thursday 619-234-7829
Subway 422 Market Street 3:00 AM only to midnight Sunday thru Thursday 619-234-9999
Sultan Shawarma 543 4th Avenue 3:00 AM only to midnight Sunday thru Wednesday 619-231-1824 Comments
T.G.I. Friday’s 743 5th Avenue 1:30 AM 619-234-4393 Comments
Yacht Club-San Diego Marriott 333 W Harbor Drive 2:00 AM 619-230-8910

Golden Hill

Humberto’s Taco Shop 1015 25th Street 24 hours 619-231-8433

Hillcrest

Brian’s American Eatery 1451 E Washington Street 24 hours only until 10 Sunday thru Thursday 619-296-8268 Comments
Cali Deli 3852 5th Avenue 2:00 AM only to 10 PM Monday thru Thursday, 8 PM Sunday 619-564-7328
City Delicatessen 535 University Avenue 2:00 AM only open to midnight Sunday thru Thursday 619-295-2747 Comments
Donut Star 601 W Washington Street 24 hours 619-542-1809 Comments
Filter 1295 University Avenue 2:00 AM until 3:00 AM Friday and Saturday 619-299-0145
Hong Kong Restaurant 3871 4th Avenue 3:00 AM 619-291-9449 Comments
La Fuente 1227 University Avenue 3:00 AM 619-295-6447
La Posta de Acapulco #8 3980 3rd Avenue 24 hours 619-295-8982 Comments
Lalo’s Tacos Etc. 1266 University Avenue 3:00 AM only 1 AM Sunday thru Thursday 619-294-6810
Nunu’s Cocktail Lounge and Grill 3537 5th Avenue 1:15 AM 619-295-2878 Comments
Pink Noodle 406 University Avenue 3:00 AM only to midnight Sunday thru Thursday 619-298-2929
Saigon on Fifth 3900 5th Avenue 3:00 AM 619-220-8828 Comments
Santana’s Mexican Grill 719 W Washington Street 24 hours 619-574-8710
Subway 3886 4th Avenue 2:00 AM only to midnight Sunday thru Thursday 619-296-1734
Taste of Italy 1013 University Avenue 1:00 AM only until midnight Sunday through Thursday 619-688-0333
The Asian Bistro 414 University Avenue 3:00 AM 619-296-4119 Comments
The Ruby Room 1263 University Avenue 4:00 AM only to midnight Monday thru Thursday, 4 PM on Sunday 629-487-9383
Yakitori Yakyudori 3739 6th Avenue 1:00 AM 619-692-4189 Comments

Kearny Mesa

Denny’s Restaurant 5445 Kearny Villa Road 24 hours 858-277-7272
Emerald 3709 Convoy Street 1:00 AM only until midnight Sunday thru Thursday 858-565-6888 Comments
Grandma Tofu & B.B.Q. 4425 Convoy Street 2:00 AM 858-277-2220
In-n-Out Burgers 4375 Kearny Mesa Road 1:00 AM 1:30 am on Friday and Saturday 800-786-1000
Korean Hometown Restaurant 4688 Convoy Street 2:00 AM closes midnight Monday thru Thursday, earlier on Sunday 858-279-6888
Min Sok Chon 4620 Convoy Street 1:30 AM 4:00 AM Friday and Saturday 858-560-8168
Studio Diner 4701 Ruffin Road 24 hours 858-715-6400 Comments
Super Sergio’s 4125 Convoy Street 2:00 AM 858-560-6902 Comments
Tajima 4681 Convoy Street 3:00 AM closes 9:30 or 10:30 Sunday through Wednesday 858-576-7244 Comments
Tea N More 7380 Clairmont Mesa Boulevard 1:00 AM only to midnight Sunday thru Thursday 858-571-2926
Yakyudori Yakitori & Ramen 4898 Convoy Street 3:00 AM Comments
Yokohama Yakitori Koubou 3904 Convoy Street 2:00 AM Not open Mondays 858-277-8822

La Jolla

Bella Romas 6830 La Jolla Boulevard 2:00 AM closes 11 PM Sunday thru Thursday 858-459-0121
Subway 8650 Genesee Avenue 24 hours 858-678-0129
T.G.I. Friday’s 8801 Villa La Jolla Drive 1:00 AM 858-455-0880 Comments
The Room/Il Forno Bistro 909 Prospect Street 2:00 AM 858-459-5010
The Spot 1005 Prospect Street 1:00 AM 858-459-0800

Linda Vista

Rose Donuts 5201 Linda Vista Road 24 hours 619-294-8856 Comments
Santana’s Mexican Grill 1525 Morena Boulevard 24 hours 619-276-6010
Taquerias Cotixan 5201 Linda Vista Road 3:00 AM only to 1 AM Sunday thru Wednesday 619-543-1220

Little Italy

Subway 611 K Street 3:00 AM only to midnight Sunday thru Thursday 619-525-0022

Miramar

Rigoberto’s Taco Shop 7094 Miramar Road 24 hours 858-271-0170

Mission Beach

Saska’s 3768 Mission Boulevard 2:00 AM only to 1 AM Sunday thru Thursday 858-488-7311 Comments

Mission Valley

Dave & Buster’s 2931 Camino del Rio North 1:00 AM only until midnight Sunday thru Tuesday 619-280-7115
Denny’s Restaurant 1065 Camino del Rio South 24 hours 619-295-4676
Denny’s Restaurant 7676 Friar’s Road 24 hours 619-297-0657
In-n-Out Burgers 2005 Camino del Este 1:30 AM only until 1:00 am Sunday thru Thursday 800-786-1000
T.G.I. Friday’s 403 Camino del Rio South 12:30 PM only until 11 PM Sunday through Thursday 619-297-8443 Comments

National City

Super Sergio’s 1631 Sweetwater Road 3:00 AM 619-474-2553 Comments

Normal Heights

Lestat’s Coffee Shop 3343 Adams Avenue 24 hours 619-282-0437 Comments
Roberto’s Taco Shop 3462 Adams Avenue 24 hours 619-563-0438

North Park

Denny’s Restaurant 2445 El Cajon Boulevard 24 hours 619-298-7046
Filter 4096 30th Street 2:00 AM 619-521-0533 Comments
Florencia’s Pizza & Ristorante 3017 University Avenue 2:00 AM 619-325-7499
Jack in the Box 2886 El Cajon Boulevard 24 hours 619-283-3412 Comments
Marie’s Cafe 3016 University Avenue 24 hours only until 3 PM Sunday and Monday, midnight on Tuesday 619-220-0142
Rudfords Restaurant 2900 El Cajon Boulevard 24 hours 619-282-8423 Comments
Saguaro’s Mexican Food 3753 30th Street 24 hours 619-291-7746

Ocean Beach

Roberto’s No. 11 4770 Voltaire Street 24 hours 619-523-1162
South Beach Bar & Grille 5059 Newport Avenue 1:00 AM 619-226-4577
The 3rd Corner 2265 Bacon Street 1:00 AM not open Monday 619-223-2700 Comments

Pacific Beach

Denny’s Restaurant 800 Garnet Avenue 24 hours 858-270-0590
Good Time Charlie’s 910 Grand Avenue 1:00 AM only until midnight Sunday through Thursday 858-274-3834
Hoboken Pizza 1459 Garnet Avenue 2:00 AM only until 11 PM Monday 858-270-7766 Comments
In-n-Out Burgers 2910 Damon Avenue 1:30 AM only until 1:00 am on Sunday thru Thursday 800-786-1000
Nick’s At the Beach 809 Thomas Avenue 1:00 AM 858-270-1730
Olde City Grill 967 Garnet Avenue 3:00 AM only until midnight Sunday thru Wednesday 858-483-4624
Santana’s Mexican Grill 2303 Garnet Avenue 24 hours 858-483-1227

Point Loma

Adalberto’s Mexican Food 1868 Rosecrans 24 hours 619-224-4440
Denny’s Restaurant 1601 Rosecrans 24 hours 619-223-8946
Santana’s Mexican Grill 1480 Rosecrans 24 hours 619-226-2033
Winchell’s 105 1501 Rosecrans 24 hours 619-222-1653

South Park

Turf Supper Club 1116 25th Street 2:00 AM only until midnight Sunday through Tuesday 619-234-6363 Comments

Sports Arena

Denny’s Restaurant 2137 Pacific Highway 24 hours 619-239-8938
Denny’s Restaurant 3920 W Point Loma Boulevard 24 hours 619-223-8946
Denny’s Restaurant 3704 Camino del Rio West 24 hours 619-295-9200
Du-Par’s 3711 Sports Arena Boulevard 24 hours 619-224-4454 Comments
Florencia’s Pizza & Deli 3615 Midway Drive 2:00 AM 619-222-4239
In-n-Out Burgers 3102 Sports Arena Boulevard 1:30 AM only until 1:00 am on Sunday thru Thursday 800-786-1000
Santana’s Mexican Grill 3742 Midway Drive 24 hours 619-523-9517