Last Call: Grab a Late Night Bite in Metro D

By: Toni Cunningham | July 25, 2013
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You know the urban legend that says you shouldn’t eat after a certain time in the evening? I’m pretty sure whoever came up with that has never experienced an evening out at the bar.

Whether you eat a meal beforehand or snack while you’re out on the town, when 2 a.m. rolls around, you’re likely to be hungry again. That’s just the way it is.

Luckily, several Metro Detroit restaurants are accommodating to these post-bar munchies, and keep their kitchens open late into the night. The next time you’re headed out for a good time, keep the following places in mind for the food-filled after party.

Como’s, 22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale stays open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant is known for its pizza, which is always a good choice in the middle of the night. It comes in deep dish and round, and you can build your own from a selection of toppings. Sandwiches, Italian house specialties and salads are also available.

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Pizza House, 618 Church St., Ann Arbor, is open until 4 a.m. every day of the week. This, right here, is what I miss most about living in a college town—seriously good food available at all hours of the night. While I prefer the location in East Lansing (GO GREEN!), their pizza is what dreams are made of. In addition to cheese-y pies, their Chipati sandwiches are delicious and it’ll take you several days to eat just one.

Armando’s, 4242 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit, serves Mexican cuisine until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. I don’t know about you, but a torta or chimichanga would sound mighty fine after dancing the night away. Plus, everything here is authentic and very reasonably priced.

Comet Burgers, 207 S. Main St., Royal Oak, has their kitchen going and the doors open until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. It’s a small old school diner, with burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries and shakes galore. The burgers are good, and better yet, they’re cheap. It’s also right on Main St., so if you’re out for the night in Royal Oak, it’s only a few steps away from whatever bar you happen to be at.

Imperial, 22828 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, might require you to call it quits at the bar an hour or so early, but boy will it be worth it. Their special (and brand spankin’ new) late night menu is only available on Fridays and Saturdays from midnight to 2 a.m., and features items not found on the menu otherwise. To give you an idea, their daily menu features insanely unique tacos, including a Black Bean Plantain Taco, Grilled Tempeh Taco and Pork Pibil Taco.

Grecian Café, 413 N. Main St., Plymouth, is open until 2 a.m. daily, and I don’t know where else you can order Opa this late. Hence its name, the menu includes Greek food and Coney Island favorites. Personally, I’ve had many a grilled cheese pita and crinkle fries here in my day.

Additional restaurants for late night snacking include:

  • Bucharest Grill, 2040 Park Ave., Detroit (open until 2 am. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday)
  • Backroom Pizza, 605 Church St., Ann Arbor (open until 3 a.m. daily)
  • Green Dot Stables, 2200 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit (open until 2 a.m. daily)
  • BTB Burrito, 810 S. State St., Ann Arbor (open until 4 a.m. daily)
  • Mercury Burger Bar, 2163 Michigan Ave., Detroit (open until 1 a.m. daily)
  • Los Galanes, 3362 Bagley, Detroit (open until 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays)

If your late night meal doesn’t soak up all the booze, make sure to have a DD or a cab on speed dial!