University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Best Late Night Food Spots

Is late-night hunger hitting you again? Chapel Hill has many options to feed your stomach while not doing too much damage to that college student budget. What are you craving? Ice cream, a burger, or maybe delicious slice of pizza? Here are the best late-night food spots in Chapel Hill.

1. Linda’s Bar & Grill, Chapel Hill, NC

Open until 2 a.m., stop in Linda’s Bar and Grill for burgers, hot dogs, salads, and a variety of sandwiches. The laid-back atmosphere and equally laid-back staff make for a fantastic visit with cheap drinks and high-quality bar food. Linda’s is a no-frills location great for a late-night dinner or a brilliant place to catch the game. Plan to throw back a drink or two? Linda’s has a section of the menu just for you! Fulfill those drunk munchies with the “Drunchies” section of the menu—packed full of wings, loaded cheese fries and more. 

Grilled salmon filet with your choice of two sides for $14. Happening now at Linda’s lunch! #lindaslovesyou

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2. Spicy 9, Chapel Hill, NC

Treat yourself to a diverse meal at Spicy 9, a sushi bar and Asian restaurant. The menu has items such as soup, salad, sushi, curry and includes several gluten-free options. Gluten-free options are, but not limited to, the Thai curry, Tom yum noodle soup, yum roasted duck and Thai coconut soup. This destination has friendly service and a great atmosphere that anyone can enjoy. Located on Franklin Street, Spicy 9 is ready to serve you with incredible options, making it your new go-to late night spot in the Chapel Hill area. 

3. Yogurt Pump, Chapel Hill, NC

We all deserve a sweet treat and Yogurt Pump is open late to serve your late-night cravings. Described as the place to chill on the hill, enjoy a cup or cone of a cool treat that is an all-around favorite. Named winner of the “Best of Chapel Hill” in 2016, and one of 31 things you need to eat in Chapel Hill before you die, this frozen yogurt is well worth it for your taste buds. A cozy atmosphere with plenty of yogurt flavors, you’ll find a flavor you love and will experience treats enjoyed by those of Chapel Hill since 1982. Not convinced yet? Yogurt Pump has been voted as Carolina’s Finest for 13 years and counting. 

We bet our Pom Razz Sorbet and Key Lime Pie Tart will brighten up your Friday the 13th 🖤

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4. Insomnia Cookies, Chapel Hill, NC

Insomnia Cookies is a great treat that delivers to you or that you can pick up yourself. Check out the variety of tradition or deluxe cookie options including chocolate chunk, snickerdoodle, double chocolate mint, or s’mores. The six-pack, the major rager, the sugar rush, or B.M.O.C are all great deals to get six to 24 traditional cookies. Top or mix your cookies with M&M’s, brownie bites, cookie dough, Reese’s pieces, Snickers, or Rainbow sprinkles. Delivery is available from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. during the weekdays and from 12 p.m. until 3 a.m. on the weekends. 


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5. Lotsa, Chapel Hill, NC

At Lotsa create your own or choose from menu options for your perfect pizza. Along with pizza, pick up garlic or cheesy sticks, a house salad, or from cookies, and brownies. Not only can you create your pizza how you like, but you can also build your ideal salad. Get your meal with fast, friendly service until 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, or until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Health conscious individuals can also enjoy Lotsa without any worries as the ingredients used are fresh, and there are gluten-free options available.

6. Benny Cappella’s, Chapel Hill, NC

Another pizza place that is a must-try in Chapel Hill, Benny Cappella’s is a casual pizza place open until midnight. Buy per slice or the 28 inches of pie, both at affordable prices. Traditional pizza slices run from four to five dollars, and the whole pizza is less than $40. Pair your pizza with one of the various beers always on draft. 

7. Sup Dogs, Chapel Hill, NC

For a quick bite with a casual space, Sup Dogs is the hip spot to try. Open until midnight Sunday through Wednesday, and until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sup Dogs is ready to serve up warm food and great cocktails. Whether you are in the mood for hamburgers, hot dogs, cheesy tots and fries, Sup Dogs is an inexpensive and delicious choice. Your experience is complete with the amazing University of North Carolina atmosphere and the incredible, friendly service you will receive during your visit.

8. Cosmic Cantina, Chapel Hill, NC

Open for night owls, until 4 a.m., Cosmic Cantina is a Mexican restaurant ready to serve up the best Mexican food Chapel Hill has to offer. At Cosmic Cantina, all your favorite options are available, and inexpensive. Both the friendly employees and the flavorful food makes this Mexican restaurant a must stop when you are in the Chapel Hill area. 

9. Buns, Chapel Hill, NC

Home to the best burger of Chapel Hill, stop in to indulge without regret. Choose your meat between the Angus beef, ground turkey or veggie options. After you choose the meat, you can stuff your burger with a variety of toppings. The patties are handcrafted daily, and the fries are made fresh throughout each day to guarantee your satisfaction. Buns of Chapel Hill is open for your convenience until 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Thursday through Saturday to 3 a.m. 

Sun's out, buns out ☀️🍔

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10. The Northside District, Chapel Hill, NC

A hidden gem in the area, The Northside District offers a menu of delicious food, beer, and wine to relax in a calm environment. Order between items such as sliders, salads, tacos, chicken wings, macaroni and cheese, and fries. As you enjoy your food, also take the chance to enjoy a drink with the great drink specials. 

Deep fried chorizo meatloaf (breaded with crushed corn flakes) pickled beet thousand island, avocado, shredded lettuce with fries

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