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Hannah Glowgower

Gringos Locos

10 spots to satisfy munchies after midnight 

There's really no reason to sit on the curb outside 7-Eleven with a microwave burrito, or to go home and order Domino's. Not anymore, anyway – Orlando restaurants serving past midnight, even on weekdays, are slowly but surely on the rise.

Beth's Burger Bar

open until 3 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 24 E. Washington St., 407-650-4950,

One word: frickles. Oh OK, here's a few more – the fried pickles are great, but so are the crisp-edged, griddle-fried burgers.

Graffiti Junktion

open until 2 a.m. every day, 900 E. Washington St., 407-426-9503; 3100 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, 407-542-5902;

Of the various Orlando Graffiti Junktions, these two keep their kitchens open past midnight, so you can chow down (while still knocking back cocktails, if you like) every night of the week.

Gringos Locos

downtown, open until 3 a.m. every day; Milk District, open until 3 a.m. Monday-Saturday, 20 E. Washington St., 407-841-5626; 2406 E. Robinson St., 407-896-5626;

Gringos stormed the scene a couple of years ago and has since become the after-hours burrito of choice for discriminating partiers.

Junior Colombian Burger

open until 2:30 a.m. weekdays, 4:30 a.m. weekends, multiple locations,

With restaurants near SeaWorld, Universal and UCF, you're never far from a messy, drippy, special-sauced burger.

Oblivion Taproom

open until 2 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 5101 E. Colonial Drive, 407-802-4800,

The artistry of the craft beers on tap here is matched by the handcrafted burgers coming out of the kitchen. (Vegan patties too, so no one's left out.)

Pita Pit

check website for hours; 1 S. Orange Ave., 407-447-7482; 140 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, 407-478-8688;

It's not high cuisine, but your body will thank you in the morning for eating a pita stuffed full of fresh veggies and grilled meat instead of pizza or fries.

Planet Pizza

open until 3 a.m. weekdays, 4 a.m. weekends, 14 W. Washington St., 407-650-8859,

The king of downtown slices. There's a line after bars close, but that just means it's good, right?


open until 1:45 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 223 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, 407-325-5165

Less of a drunk-nosh, more of a glamorous-dinner-at-midnight thing. Scratch is one of the best restaurants in the city, and the fact that they keep cooking till the wee just makes us love them all the more.

Teak Neighborhood Grill

open until 2 a.m. every day, 6400 Time Square Ave., 407-313-5111,

It's one of the biggest menus we've ever seen: Dive in, don't be intimidated.

WOB Downtown

open until 2 a.m. every day, 431 E. Central Blvd., 407-270-5541,

The grill closes at 11 p.m., but the rest of the menu – flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, wings and pretzels – is fair game until close.


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