University of Alabama: Best Late Night Food Spots

There comes a time in every college student’s life when they realize that beer, chips, and ramen noodles aren’t enough to survive. When that moment comes, students at the University of Alabama will be glad to know there are plenty of late night college food spots just minutes away from campus. No matter what you’re craving or what time your stomach starts rumbling, you’ll find that good food and good fun exists well beyond your campus dining hall. These 10 best late night college food spots are all the reason you need to take a break from your all-night study binges. 

1. Cravings, Tuscaloosa, AL

You’ll want for nothing when you visit Cravings. This New York-style deli is loaded with scrumptious desserts, wine, beer, pastries, candies, and specialty items (alligator, anyone?), along with freshly made salads quiche, and sandwiches. Since they’re open until midnight, it’s not unusual to find a lingering college crowd here who needs a place to study or enjoy a meal.

2. Five, Tuscaloosa, AL

Serving dinner until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays (10 p.m. through the week), Five is the late-night meal of choice for many University of Alabama students. Their high-quality service and unique flavorings, including the baked avocado and smoked tuna dip, are what keep their loyal fans coming back. Located right in downtown, Five is just a short drive from the university.

3. Baumhower’s Restaurant, Tuscaloosa, AL

Started by a University of Alabama alumni, Baumhower’s Restaurant is as much a Game Day favorite as it is a late-night hangout. Here you can take your pick of wings, burgers, and other classic favorites. Open until 10 p.m. during the week and 11 on weeknights, no University of Alabama experience is complete without a late-night meal here.

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4. Little Italy, Tuscaloosa, AL

Every college night owl needs a late-night pizza joint, and Little Italy’s is it. Delivering until 2 a.m. during the week and 3 a.m. on the weekends, you can get fresh, steaming hot pizza at just about any time of day or night. They also offer a variety of sandwiches, salads, calzones, and pizza by the slice to satisfy any sized appetite.

I never post food picture, until giant hand toss pizza passed through my life. #pizza

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5. Mugshots Grill and Bar, Tuscaloosa, AL

A favorite among college students, Mugshots is college comfort food at its finest. From burgers made your way to salads, desserts, and a myriad of creative cocktails, your appetite will give up long before you will. 

Raise your hand if you late nighted little Italy this weekend 🙄🙋🏽 #greasygoodness #spoonfeed 📷: @thelatestindulge

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6. Buffalo Phil’s, Tuscaloosa, AL

The only thing better than good wings is being able to find them late at night. Just minutes from campus, Buffalo Phil’s is dishing out some of the best wings in town, along with Philly cheesesteaks, burgers, tots, and quesadillas. You won’t leave this late-night hangout hungry!

7. Philly Boyz, Tuscaloosa, AL

Luckily, you don’t have to travel all the way to Philadelphia to get a mouthwatering cheesesteak. Philly Boyz has brought the best flavors of Philly to Tuscaloosa, and they’re serving it well into the wee morning hours. In addition to their signature steak sandwiches, it’s also a tasty spot for pizza and fries—you’ll want to try it all!

ROLL TIDE! Happy post game day! Come enjoy $5 off any pizza to celebrate the big win 👏🏼😜🏈😎🍕

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8. Ajian Sushi, Tuscaloosa, AL

Ajian is your late-night sushi stop. Open until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, you can sate your sushi cravings whenever it’s convenient for you. Just a short walk or drive from campus, you pick all your ingredients from start to finish to create your one-of-a-kind flavor. You can’t go wrong!

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9. Heat Pizza Bar, Tuscaloosa, AL

Open until 2 a.m. every night (Sunday is 9 p.m.), you get the best of pizza and atmosphere in a single locale. This artisan pizza place focuses on freshness, which means your late-night binge won’t relegate you to crusty leftovers from the dinner rush.

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10. The Side by Side, Tuscaloosa, AL

Open until 11 nightly (10 on Sundays), the Side by Side infuses Alabama flair in every dish. They feature a unique variety of cuisine, along with menu items to fit just about any budget. It can be a bit of a splurge for a college budget, but the atmosphere and selection more than make up for it.

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