Tally Student Survival Blog Best Late-Night Restaurants in Tallahassee
December 14, 2022 Tally Student Survival Parents, Students Social Share
For many of our Tally night owls, it can often feel difficult to find a good meal late at night. With most restaurants closing around 8pm or 9pm, you may think you’re only left with eating out of a drive-thru window. We’re here to let you know Tallahassee is known for its tasty fares, even late into the evening.
Whether you’re spending hours studying, dancing the night away in a club, or just prefer a later dinner hour, we’ve set out to find the best late-night restaurants in Tallahassee to fill your appetite.
If you’re in search of quick, late-night food, then Chubby’s Chicken is your place. The drive-thru restaurant cooks up fresh chicken and fries made-to-order, and with mouthwatering reviews! Treat your stomach to their juicy chicken tenders and smothered fries, finished off with their classic Chubby’s sauce. There’s a reason people call Chubby’s finger licking good.
Address: 534 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Hours: Sun, Tues, Wed 10:30am-1am, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10:30-3am
Who says late-night eats must be unhealthy? At California Chicken Grill, you don’t have to feel guilty about that extra meal. The grilled chicken outpost offers wings, fajita wraps, salads, and more! And if you’re not worried about the extra calories, they’ve got mac and cheese that is to die for. Dine in or take-out your next late-night meal at California Chicken Grill.
Address: 1414 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-3am, Sun 11am-1am
Delivery: Yes, with Postmates, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Bitesquad
Pizza lovers across Tallahassee can agree—Gaines Street knows how to make some pies! Their site says the beloved Gaines Street Pies originated from two locals with a dream to make the best pizza in Tally. Be the judge and try their pies for yourself! The pizza joint has expanded to three locations, but the OG Gaines Street spot stays open late for whenever you’re craving a slice of cheesy goodness.
Address: 603 W Gaines St #3, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-1am, Fri-Sat 11am-2am
Delivery: Yes! Dine-in, carry out, & delivery all available here.
Another pizza spot that has surprised and satisfied the Tally scene is Pizza Mouth. Formally known as Gumby’s, the new owner changed the name but kept up the top-notch quality pizza! If you and your friends are looking for late night pizza, Pizza Mouth is here to serve. Along with the classics, we’d recommend trying out some of their specialty pizzas like the Mac and Cheese pie or the Stoner 420: covered in pepperoni, French fries, mozzarella sticks, and bacon! We’re practically begging for a slice after typing that.
Address: 623 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-2am, Fri-Sat 4pm-3am, Sun 1pm-11pm
Delivery: Yes, with UberEats, DoorDash, and Postmates
It’s likely that almost every Tally college student has ventured into Madison Social, and we understand why! Located right on the edge of FSU, the American bar and restaurant offers the perfect place to chill out with friends over some warm food and a cold beer! Considering MadSo is one of the most student-friendly spots in the area, they’re known for staying open late. If you’re in search of a “fourth meal” head to MadSo for their Late Night Eats menu, including pub fare with a twist like cauliflower poppers and MadSo cheesy fries served until late!
Address: 705 S Woodward Ave #101, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-12am, Fri 11:30am-2am, Sat 10am-2am, Sun 10am-12am (dinner served until 10pm Sun-Thurs & until 11pm on Fri-Sat)
Delivery: Yes, with GrubHub and Postmates
Right around the corner from Madison Social is another beloved Tallahassee staple, Township. The hip industrial hall serves college students and locals craft beers and street food all day, with a food menu served until 12am. Whether you’re staying up late to study or just have a case of the late-night munchies, Township has you covered. Try their Buff & Tender Bowl with chopped buffalo tenders over waffle fries, finished off with blue cheese! Who cares if you’ve eaten dinner already? Township will keep you full and happy all night long—or at least until their kitchen closes at midnight.
Address: 619 S Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Hours: Mon-Wed 7pm-12am, Thurs 7pm-2am, Fri 4pm-2am, Sat 12pm-2am, Sun 12pm-8pm
Delivery: Yes, with Postmates
Another student favorite is Coosh’s! The family-owned Cajun restaurant opened their second location in CollegeTown back in 2017, and it’s been a hit ever since. Students and locals both flock to the Louisiana inspired joint for its homey atmosphere and even better menu. At Coosh’s you’ll find classic Southern dishes like seafood gumbo, Po Boy’s, and of course beignets! The best part? The CollegeTown spot stays open late, so you can enjoy some great food and drinks whenever you please.
Address: 705 S Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-12am, Fri 11am-2am, Sat 10am-2am, Sun 10am-12am
Delivery: Yes, with DoorDash
Nothing screams late night food and drinks quite like Bird’s. The local joint is part oyster shack, part dive bar, perfectly blended to make an electric venue that locals can’t stop raving about! Even if you aren’t an oyster lover, they’ve got sandwiches, fried seafood, and other bites to keep you full. With ongoing events like stand-up comedy and karaoke, it’s no wonder Bird’s is a late-night staple in Florida’s capital city.
Address: 325 N Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat – 11:30am-10pm, Thurs 11:30-2am
The Wilbury is centrally located in Downtown Tally, working as the perfect middle ground for locals and students from FSU and FAMU. The hip outpost has insane BBQ food, a full bar, live entertainment, and even bowling! They’re open daily from 5pm-2am, meaning you can always count on The Wilbury for some late-night grub. Feast on snacks like beer battered onion rings or jalapeno cheese curds. If you’ve really worked up a midnight appetite try The Wilbury Sandwich—decked out with their slow overnight smoked pulled pork, pepperjack cheese, and fried shoestring onions on a hoagie!
Address: 513 W Gaines St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Hours: Daily 5pm-2am
Delivery: Yes! Online orders can be made until 11:45pm, only pick up available
Liberty Bar & Restaurant is cool, chic, and it’s open late! With a warm ambiance and tasty menu, this comfy hangout spot has mastered elevated pub fare. If you plan to head there later than the dinner rush, have no fear. Liberty offers a Late Night Menu from 10pm-close to make sure you’re still fed and happy. Try their buffalo mac & cheese, share a cheese and charcuterie board, or order a round of beers for the kitchen (it’s actually on the menu, go & see for yourself)!
Address: 1307 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Hours: Sun-Mon 5pm-12am, Tues-Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 10:30-3pm
Looking for a late-night meal that’s equally unique and delicious? Black Radish is here to deliver—the newest concept from Liberty Bar & Restaurant owners features a vegetarian and vegan focused menu. (Don’t worry, they’ve got a few meat dishes as well!) Spend an evening in their open kitchen design and indulge on farm-fresh meals and all natural wines. Just because you have a late dinner doesn’t mean you can’t dine in style! Make sure to check out their late-night menu, served from 11pm-close on weekends.
Address: 1304 N Monroe St Unit B, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Hours: Tues-Thurs 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am
Tired of getting stuck with pizza and burgers for a late-night meal? The Huntsman is here to offer a unique, upscale taste of late-night food. Their culinary team focuses on creating seasonal menus and 5-course dishes, but they’ve also got a menu designated for late night offerings. Gorge out on Blue Crab hush puppies, buffalo catfish sliders, or cumin dusted avocado street tacos. Whether you’re feeling like more of a hunter or a gatherer, The Huntsman will make sure to satisfy your hunger.
Address: 320 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am
In case the name didn’t already give it away, Insomnia cookies is THE spot for your late-night cookie cravings. The popular chain has spread like wildfire around Florida, and we understand why. They’ve got almost every cookie you can think of, baked to gooey perfection every day. Get a single or grab an entire dozen, we won’t judge! With cookie flavors like snickerdoodle, double chocolate chip, salted caramel, and confetti deluxe—you do not want to skip out on Insomnia Cookies for your next late-night cheat meal.
Address: 1525 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Hours: Sun-Thurs 3pm-12am, Fri-Sat 3pm-1am
Delivery: Yes, order online for pickup or delivery, also available with Postmates, DoorDash, and UberEats
Who says donuts are designated for the morning? Donut Kingdom would argue that there’s never a wrong time for a delicious donut! Their hours would say the same, as the Tennessee St. location is open until midnight on weekends. The family-run business bakes up fresh donuts on the daily, with popular flavors like chocolate sprinkles, cinnamon apple, and French toast. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out Mo Cookies in the same building! Try signature cookies like dark chocolate peanut butter or white chocolate paradise.
Address: 685 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Hours: Sun-Thurs 5:45am-11pm, Sat 5:45am-12am; Mo Cookies Sun-Thurs 3pm-12am, Fri-Sat 3pm-1am
Delivery: Yes, with Bitesquad, DoorDash, and UberEats
In search of even more tasty food around Tally? Make sure to head over to our Food & Fun section to find all our favorite Tallahassee restaurants!