Here are a list of places Downtown that offer late-night dining. I generally consider “late-night dining” to mean they still serve food after 11 PM weekdays and midnight Friday-Saturday.
Westy’s at Main and Jackson has a kitchen that stays open until 2:45 AM every night. They have a very extensive menu. Best known for their wild rice dishes and hot fudge pie. They also have burgers, chicken, fish, you name it, it’s probably on the menu.
Bardog Tavern, on Monroe between Front and Main, stays open until 3 AM Monday-Saturday and until midnight Sunday. Kitchen is open until one hour before closing time each night. They have unusually good food for a locals’ bar. Fantastic spaghetti and meatballs, good seafood and pasta dishes. Burger and hot dog sliders are quite popular.
Huey’s at the corner of Second and Union stays open ’til 3 AM every night, and I believe their kitchen stays open until 2. Burgers, bar food.
Automatic Slim’s, on Second just south of Union, has a late night menu that runs from 10 PM to 3 AM, consisting of smaller portions of their regular menu, some specialty appetizers, and the soup of the day.
Big Foot Lodge, on Second just south of Union, serves a wide assortment of food. Burgers, entrees, Canadian-themed appetizers. Kitchen open until 1 weekdays and 2 weekends.
Orleans on Front, just south of Union, has a downstairs bar called the “Voodoo Room” that has a late-night menu from 10 PM to 3 AM. Cajun-themed appetizers and sandwiches.
The Silly Goose, on Peabody Place between Main and Second, stays open until 3. Menu includes delicious flatbread pizzas, panini sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and desserts.
The Black Diamond on Beale between Second and Third has a kitchen that stays open very late, until 4 AM I believe. Burgers, bar food, pizzas. I rank their pizzas among the best Downtown.
Dyer’s Burgers on Beale between Third and Fourth serves burgers until 2.
The Green Beetle on South Main at Vance stays open all night on the weekends, and as far as I know their kitchen never shuts down. Burgers, bar food.
Earnestine & Hazel’s at South Main and G.E. Patterson only has one menu item, the Soul Burger, but it’s a good menu item. Kitchen is open until they shut down at 3.
As an absolute last resort, there’s Denny’s at Third and Union, which stays open all night.