University of Kansas: Best Late Night Food Spots

If you worked late, studied through dinner, or are getting together after a big game with friends for a late-night snack, try one of these restaurants located close to the University of Kansas in Lawrence. All of these eateries are sure to satisfy your late-night cravings. 

1. The Burger Stand at the Casbah, Lawrence, KS

What makes a great late-night restaurant? The Burger Stand at the Casbah does because it stays open until 1 a.m. Awesome food, good drinks, nice staff, and an excellent place to be after midnight. The menu is diverse and includes all the favorite menu items, plus vegetarian and vegan entrees. You can order a meal or a snack at this restaurant—it’s a good spot to end your day.

Bish u want a burger, eat a burger. Bish u want a French fry, eat a French fry #themotto

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2. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Lawrence, KS

Open until 3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is the go-to spot for late-night taco cravings! Enjoy a selection of tacos including the shredded chicken taco served on a soft corn tortilla and topped with garlic sauce, lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, cilantro and feta or the California Heat taco made with tempura shrimp, bacon, avocado, feta, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, sriracha-lime sauce and served on a soft corn tortilla. 

3. 715, Lawrence, KS

The restaurant, 715, is located a couple of blocks northeast of the University of Kansas campus and is open until 10:30 p.m. every night of the week. This award-winning restaurant serves steaks, seafood, pastas, pizzas, salads, soups, and appetizers. Food choices are prepared and served by professional staff, and accented by specialty cocktails, good drinks and sweet deserts. It is always hard to choose your food at this restaurant because it is all so good. Cheers!


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4. Jefferson’s Restaurant, Lawrence, KS

Jefferson’s Restaurant in Lawrence is a favorite campus restaurant. Patrons enjoy delicious foods, hand-crafted cocktails, area beers and local wines. A favorite hangout any time of day and especially late nights on Friday and Saturday after home sporting events. Jefferson’s prepares juicy burgers, delicious wings, fresh gulf oysters, and lots more mouth-watering options. You can always enjoy the fun atmosphere and great service at Jefferson’s. 

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5. The Java Break Café, Lawrence, KS

Coffee lovers and just about everyone else loves the Java Break Café in Lawrence. This coffee shop is open 24/7, and provides not only a good cup of java, but the food is tasty too. The Java Break Café offers a full-service cereal bar, panini sandwiches, biscuits, gravy, and homemade pastries. While you enjoy the food and coffee, you can also enjoy classic movies, a reading room, and board games.

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6. Sully & Hanks, Lawrence, KS

Sully & Hanks is said to be an “American fusion restaurant” and an altogether favorite late-night hangout in Lawrence. Recently Sully & Hanks began “LATE NIGHTS” Thursdays through Saturdays. The kitchen is open till midnight or later and is offering a yummy late-night menu. The night menu also has some of the same daytime food items including sloppy joes and pulled pork sandwiches, fries and onion rings, and many other restaurant favorites. Besides special priced draw beers and specialty drinks, there will also be entertainment. Go Jayhawks!

7. Slice of History, Lawrence, KS

A true Kansas Jayhawk eatery is the Slice of History Restaurant in Lawrence. This restaurant is open late for students, staff and the community every night except Sunday. This restaurant serves an appetizing late-night menu that includes pizza, breadsticks, Italian baked sandwiches and lots of toppings to choose from to make your own specialty pizza. The food is good and the staff is great. 

8. Bon Bon, Lawrence, KS

Open until midnight most nights of the week, Bon Bon provides great service and high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Try their delicious kimchi fried rice made with sushi rice, house kimchi, Bauman egg, roasted shiitake mushrooms, scallions, and a tamari glaze. 

Duck. Tots. #micdrop #yumyumbonbon

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9. 23rd Street Brewery, Lawrence, KS

The 23rd Street Brewery is a favorite spot for late night munchies and great in-house beer options. This is a popular hang-out for students and locals that is close to the university. This food spot is open until midnight every night. The menu offers a good variety of pub food served by friendly staff in a comfortable atmosphere. A great spot to enjoy friends and family over a good late-night meal and drinks.

BURGER NIGHT! $5 Angus Burgers // $7 Specialty Burgers // $3 Pints #burger #craftbeer

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10. Burrito King, Lawrence, KS

What’s better than a late-night burrito? Open until 3 a.m. every night, choose between a variety of tacos, burritos, Mexican sandwiches, tostadas, and much more. Burrito options include steak, chicken, ground beef, Mexican sausage, barbecue pork, vegetarian, California style and shrimp. 

When in Rome... get tacos!

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