One important thing about living in a big city is the ability to find decent to top tier food options of different varieties. Even more important, being able to find the aforementioned after sweating it out at your favorite function. While D.C. has always been relatively plentiful in regards to carry-outs and fast food spots, it’s critical to note that there are also a wealth of choices outside of what’s expected, just as it would be in any other notable metropolitan area.

Below, we’ve decided to list some of our personal favorites that keep the lights on after midnight, both during the week and on the weekends. Keep in mind that this is only a sampling of what the Nation’s Capital and its surrounding suburbs have to offer, so consider this a starting point for the unitiated.

1. TallBoy

1239 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 — Closing Time: 2-3am (Sundays: 12am)
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2. Kabob Palace

2315 S. Eads Street, Arlington, VA 22202 — Closing Time: 24/7
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3. Clyde’s of Gallery Place

707 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 — Closing Time: 1-2am
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4. George’s King of Falafel and Cheesesteak

1205 28th Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 — Closing Time: 2-4am
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5. Bob & Edith’s Diner

2310 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204 — Closing Time: 24/7
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6. Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 — Closing Time: 2am
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7. Manny & Olga’s Pizza

1841 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 — Closing Time: 5am
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8. The Dubliner

4 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 — Closing Time: 1:30-2:30am
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9. Muncheez

1071 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 — Closing Time: 2:30-4:30am
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10. Surfside

1800 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 — Closing Time: 24/7
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HONORABLE MENTION: H & Chicken

716 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 — Closing Time: 3-4am
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