Top picks for late-night dining in Vegas

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Las Vegas is known for being a 24-hour town, but many restaurants on the Strip actually close after dinner by 10 or 11 p.m.  So what do you do when you’ve been out partying all night, working up an appetite at the clubs and need a place to grab a midnight snack or a hearty breakfast?

Here’s a list of  places where night owls can satisfy late-night or early-morning cravings.

Mr. Lucky’s at the Hard Rock Hotel– This Las Vegas favorite is open 24 hours daily and serves hearty breakfasts like omelets, waffles and skillets, as well as tasty offerings like grilled cheese sliders, lettuce wraps, burgers, sandwiches and some of the best milkshakes in town.

Secret Pizza at The Cosmopolitan – There’s no signage to direct you to this hidden pizza place, but odds are if you’re leaving the nearby Marquee nightclub you’ll find it by looking for the line of people waiting to grab a slice. This walk-up counter serves amazing New York-style pizza by the slice or the whole pie and it’s usually open until 4 or 5 a.m.

FIVE50 Pizza Bar at Aria –  Award-winning chef Shawn McClain serves a variety of signature and build-your-own pizzas and you can buy them by the slice or the pie at the restaurant’s walk-up counter, which is open until 2 a.m. Don’t miss the truffle pizza with potato, truffle salami, béchamel and fresh-shaved truffle.

Avenue 24 Bar & Grill at MGM Grand – This new 24-hour café at MGM Grand serves early-morning favorites like a “two-fisted” breakfast sandwich or the signature Avenue 24 Scramble as well as things like short rib fries, grilled cheese dip and a smokehouse burger.

Peppermill on the Strip – This classic 24-hour Vegas restaurant located on the Strip between the Rivera and Wynn, has been serving food and drinks since 1972. The restaurant is famous for its hearty dishes and large portions. Try their signature fruit salad and items like French toast, burgers, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, shrimp cocktail, nachos, sliders, pasta and much more.

BLT Burger

BLT Burger at The Mirage – Chef Laurent Tourondel’s burger restaurant is open until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. You can choose from every kind of burger imaginable from beef to tuna, veggie and lamb, accompanied by fries and milkshakes. Make sure to try one of the spiked milkshakes like the Night Rider, made with Kahlua, chocolate liqueur, Oreo cookies and chocolate ice cream.

Grand Lux Café at the Venetian – If you’re looking for choices, Grand Lux Café is your place. Open 24 hours, this restaurant serves large portions and offers more than 150 menu items to choose from.  There are breakfast selections, appetizers, pizzas, seafood, steaks, burgers, chicken dishes, pasta, salads, sandwiches and more.

Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas – Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Head to Sugar Factory, which is open 24 hours. Entrees include a variety of soups, salads, burgers, pastas, pizzas and sandwiches. Sugar Factory also has an extensive breakfast menu with indulgent items like chocolate French toast, Nutella pancakes and grilled banana nut bread French toast. At a place with the word sugar in its name, you know you’ll want dessert. The choices are endless — from waffles to sundaes, shakes, cookies and cakes. Try a delectable crème brûlée crepe served with raspberry sorbet or a red velvet ice cream shake.

Sugar Factory's Banana Split Waffle

The Henry at The Cosmopolitan – The Henry serves its twists on classic American food 24 hours daily.  The Henry’s signature dishes include a short rib eggs Benedict and salmon served with a lemon beurre blanc. For breakfast, try traditional eggs, omelettes and steel cut Irish oats. Lunch and dinner options include comfort foods like deep-fried macaroni and beer cheese, a build-your-own-burger menu, chicken pot pie and fish ‘n’ chips.

Ping Pang Pong at the Gold Coast – Don’t miss this dining gem, which was named one of the Top 10 Chinese restaurants in America by “Travel + Leisure” magazine. You can order traditional favorites like noodles, fried rice, beef, pork and seafood dishes. Ping Pang Pong is open until 3 a.m.

Tacos & Tequila at Luxor – This summer, Tacos & Tequila has a late-night menu available from 11 p.m. to close (closing times vary). Night owls can enjoy late-night specialty drinks and eats such as guacamole, queso fundido, flautas, nachos, cheese or chicken quesadillas, habañero chicken wings and a three-taco combo including shredded beef, shredded chicken and pork carnitas, priced at $6 each. Guests can also enjoy $5 domestic and imported beers such as Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Corona, Bohemia, Pacifico and Dos Equis lager.

Tacos & Tequila

Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace – This is probably the only place in town you can get food from a James Beard Award-winning chef 24 hours a day. Central has an extensive breakfast menu that includes eggs, cereals, pastries, pancakes and much more. You’ll also find burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and entrees like sea bass, fried chicken and meatloaf.

Munchbar at Caesars Palace – As the name suggests, this is the perfect place to go when you have the munchies. Located conveniently next to Pure nightclub, it’s open until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 4 a.m. on weekends. Chef Bryan Ogden serves up great snacks like tiny grilled cheese sandwiches (served with a creamy tomato dipping sauce), sweet potato fries, Philly cheese steak sliders, burgers, salads, fish tacos and desserts like an angel food cake sundae.

Citizens Kitchen at Mandalay Bay – Comfort food is the specialty of this 24-hour restaurant. It’s definitely the place to go for a bite to eat after partying at the nearby Light nightclub. You can get continental breakfast, sandwiches, soups, salads and entrees like ribs, fried chicken, mac and cheese and more.

Kristine McKenzie

It’s not that warm in Minnesota. I know this from spending half my life freezing in the northern part of the state. So 20 years ago, I decided to thaw out and traded in scarves and mittens for tank tops and flip-flops (Take that, polar vortex!). I swapped snow for 300 days of sun a year. I may not have been born here, but there are hotels that haven’t lasted in Vegas as long as I have. The Sands, Hacienda, Aladdin, Desert Inn and the Stardust too. I've been to my fair share of implosion parties. (Yeah, that’s a thing.) As a writer for Vegas.com, I've applauded hundreds of shows, explored every major hotel in town and raised a few glasses at most of the city's bars and clubs. Now I'm the resident foodie here. I write about all things dining — from $3.99 shrimp cocktail at the Golden Gate to the finest sushi at Nobu, and everything in between.

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