Photo Provided By: Urbana13 OC Restaurants to Satisfy Your Late Night Cravings Locale Editors March 14, 2018 Spread the loveCater to Your Late-Night Cravings at These Local OC Restaurants Written By: Gioia McGuire Late Night Restaurants in Orange County We all have those late-night cravings for ice cream, tacos and everything our hearts secretly desire, but finding a spot to chow down in the wee hours of the night sometimes feels close to impossible. After most restaurants have closed their doors and fast food seems the only dreaded option, the pickings are slim for top-notch food and drinks. Have no fear! We’ve taken to scouring the greater OC area and hand-picked some of the area’s best late-night eateries for those midnight-snack necessities and post-night-out munchies. Enjoy! Late Night Restaurants in Orange County Star Struck View this post on Instagram How about a late night #Sunday dinner? Our full menu is available to you from 5pm to midnight; savor all the flavors we offer, like our #JidoriChicken Pot Pie and Agnolotti 📷 @louiev595 😋 #mesalounge #thismustbetheplace #SundayFunday A post shared by Mesa (@mesalounge) on Mar 24, 2018 at 2:07pm PDT This indoor/outdoor restaurant offers a separate late-night menu with yummy cravings like Cauli “Mac” & Cheese and Ahi Tuna “Tacos.” A retractable roof allows the night air and stars to peek through and ambient lighting makes for a perfect late-night out. Native Knowledge: Take dining at Mesa to the next level and order bottle service while you munch on their late-night bites! Mesa 725 Baker St Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.557.6700 Late Night Restaurants in Orange County Mexi-Go Now Photo By: Ed Visions Located in the Anaheim Packing District, this spot offers an eclectic drink menu including micheladas, craft beers and a cold-brew Mexican Coffee cocktail that is sure to cap your night with the perfect dose of Mexican flare. Inspired by Day of the Dead, the restaurant’s owner, Javier Cuadra from Michoacan recommends the Mole enchiladas with their Mole sauce that’s made in-house! Native Knowledge: Every Tuesday Urbana offers taco and tequila deals. Score! Urbana Mexican Gastronomy and Mixology 440 S Anaheim Blvd Anaheim, CA 92806 714.502.0255 Late Night Restaurants in Orange County Big in Japan Photo By: Krizia Loechle Oak & Coal took Japanese yakitori and brought it to Costa Mesa! Literally meaning “grilled chicken” this take on traditional skewers slides seafood, vegetables and chunks of meat onto a bamboo stick that’s grilled over binchōtan charcoal. Finger food never tasted so good! Native Knowledge: Try the Yuzu Margarita for a Japanese take on a Mexican classic! Oak & Coal 333 E 17th St, Ste 2 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949.287.6150 Soup Man Photo Provided By: Chon Restaurant Groups A restaurant that prides itself on encouraging guests to play with their food, this eatery specializes in Japanese hot pot cooking with raw meats brought to the table and cooked by hungry guests. This interactive experience will liven the late-night food run and keep you engaged! Native Knowledge: Leftover broth? Ask your server to make it into a porridge for you to have an at-home snack even later in the night! Tabu Shabu 333 E 17th St, Ste 19 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949.642.2660 California Cravings View this post on Instagram #OCRestaurantWeek is in full swing // Come enjoy our special $20 / 3 Course Lunch Menu $40 / 3 Course Dinner Menu (which both include our famous Brussel Sprouts seen here 👀👀👀!) And sip on your choice of 3 of our Bespoke Cocktails on the menu for $10 too! #socialcostamesa | 📷: @raqueldorsey #costamesa #orangecounty #newportbeach #buzzfeedfood A post shared by SOCIAL Kitchen + Craft Bar (@socialkitchencraftbar) on Mar 8, 2018 at 6:37am PST With thoughtfully created menus and fresh California ingredients, this late-night hot spot offers more than options than you could hope for. Head to SOCIAL on Wednesdays for all night happy hour! Try the Brussels sprouts for only $7 or the Drive Thru Burger for $9. Either way, you’ll be satisfied with your late-night dish that won’t break the bank! Native Knowledge: Need an early morning jolt after eating all night? Thunderking Coffee Bar, pop-up inside of SOCIAL, offers a variety of delicious coffee drinks for all palates. SOCIAL Costa Mesa 512 W 19th St Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949.642.2425 Havana Ooh-Na Na View this post on Instagram Juicy skirt #steak with zesty #chimichurri, #Cuban street-style #corn, white rice, roasted #plantain, #sofrito black beans, and grilled red onion… ¡Ay, caramba! Tag a #foodie who's drooling over this #ElChurrasco with you👇📷 @alicejk 🥩🌽 #RestaurantHabana #GlutenFreeOptions #ColorfulFood A post shared by OC’s Premier Cuban Restaurant (@restauranthabana) on Mar 27, 2018 at 9:03pm PDT Cuban-inspired with a romantic atmosphere, this spot has been in OC for over 20 years and has an established vibe and menu, and they now boast an Irvine location. Try the drool-worthy Ropa Vieja with braised, shredded beef stewed with bell peppers, onions, garlic, and white rice, plantain and sofrito black beans for a delicious late-night pick me up. Native Knowledge: Make sure to snag some bakery treats to-go and let the Cuban night continue! Habana Irvine 708 Spectrum Center Dr. Irvine, CA 92618 949.419.0100 Habana Costa Mesa 2930 Bristol St Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.556.0176 Play Time View this post on Instagram What are we thankful for, you ask? Decadent, indulgent, rich, and comforting Bone Marrow Mac n Cheese 📷 @orangecountycuisine 🙌 #therecessroom #fountainvalley #orangecounty A post shared by The Recess Room (@therecessroom) on Nov 22, 2017 at 9:06pm PST Brought together by childhood friends, this rustic eatery offers modern-American tapas with ingredients from their onsite garden and 25 craft beers on tap. Menu items range from charcuterie to fried chicken, and desserts including their Fluffer Nutter and Cereal Milk Creme Brulee. Native Knowledge: Enjoy the outdoor patio for board games and other activities. Recess Room 18380 Brookhurst St Fountain Valley, CA 92708 714.377.0398 Good Dog View this post on Instagram The late night DM you actually wanted 🌭🙄 • • • • #hungover #hangry #orangecounty #bratwurst #sausage #happynewyear #2018 #foodbeast #downtownsantaana #hungover #weinerschnitzel #dtsa #eatdtsa #myfab5 #yelpOC #ocfoodfiend #dailyfoodfeed #foodbeast #wursthausdtsa #ocfoodie #foodporn #foodgasm #forkyeah #goodeats #thirstythursday #oceats #foodie #chipotleadobo #beerme #sausageandbeer #dineoc #orangecounty #foodlover A post shared by Wursthaus (@wursthausdtsa) on Jan 3, 2018 at 12:00pm PST For when you feel like eating a hot dog, but not just any hot dog. Wursthaus brings the best of the best of sausages and bratwursts. Exotic meats include alligator, boar and buffalo, oh my! Native Knowledge: Wursthaus offers a reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. to get your sausage on. Wursthaus 305 E 4th St, Ste 106 Santa Ana, CA 92701 714.760.4333 Ring the Alarm View this post on Instagram Shorty Cake has been our MOST popular flavor this month! 🍰🍓🍦❤️ The perfect combination of REAL STRAWBERRIES, condensed milk, Nilla wafers, topped with Teddy Grahams and sprinkles. (You can even top it off with fresh whipped cream!) This will only be available until the end of the month – Let us know in the comments if you want us to keep this flavor in our permanent menu! 📸: @terrificallytina ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✧✧✧ #drilldicecream #ijustgotdrilld #drilld #foodbeast #yelpoc #ocevents #icecream #ocfoodlovers #donutscookiesandcream #fountainvalley #ocfoodies #ocfoodblog #dailyfoodfeed #ocsweets #foodbeast #ocfoodporn #unicone #tryitordiet #oceats #eateranonymous #ocdesserts #oceater #foodiesofoc #hypefeast #topfoodnewsoc A post shared by Drill'd🍦 x 🍵 Loose Leaf (@drilldicecream) on Feb 25, 2018 at 12:15pm PST Hot for ice cream? You bet! The Drill’d Ice Cream mixmasters have taken ice cream flavors to a whole new level. The Hot as Hell flavor begins with vanilla ice cream and then is blended with Xxtra Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and sprinkled with some more! From avocado flavors to potato chips, any late-night craving is sure to be satisfied here. Native Knowledge: Get your phone out! There’s a whole wall of cereal boxes and other photo ops available. Drill’d Ice Cream 18279 Brookhurst St, Ste 2 Fountain Valley, CA 92708 626.221.3347 Dinner and a View View this post on Instagram 🍝🍷If you like pasta, you’ll love our chewy, housemade tagliatelle noodles with pancetta, pork and beef BOLOGNESE, ricotta cheese and confit tomato! #PerfectlyPaired with a glass of wine!! —— ✔️7-Close Tues. BEER BITES & FLIGHTS 1/2-Price Canned Beers & Select Bottles Late Night Bites Beer Flights —— #NewDishWhoDis #LidoBottleWorks #LidoMarinaVillage #NewportBeach Menu & Info: LidoBottleWorks.com A post shared by Lido Bottle Works (@lidobottleworks) on Mar 6, 2018 at 1:44pm PST Take your late night eats up a notch and dine at Lido Bottle Works! With a view of the water and a wine glass in hand, you’ll never want to leave. Opt for the charcuterie board, loaded with a variety of cheese, house mustard and pickles, perfect for sharing and is sure to satisfy your late-night cravings. Native Knowledge: Skip Taco Tuesday and enjoy Beer Bites & Flights at Lido Bottle Works Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Lido Bottle Works 3408 Via Oporto, Ste 103 Newport Beach, CA 92663 949.529.2784 We All Scream View this post on Instagram ‼️WOODLAND HILLS‼️ TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! 🤗 Our Gand Opening at @westfieldtopanga's Village is at 8PM 🎈 Get your hands on our famous #MilkyBun! 🍦🍩 Our first 50 customers will be getting a FREE limited edition #AntiDietDietClub windbreaker bomber jacket (swipe to check it out) 🧥 WHO'S COMING THROUGH? 🙋♀️🙋♂️ #aftersicecream 📍: 6344 Topanga Canyon Road #1075, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 👇 TAG YOUR ANTI DIET DIET CLUB MEMBERS 👇 A post shared by Afters Ice Cream (@aftersicecream) on Jan 27, 2018 at 1:59pm PST Can’t decide between a donut or ice cream? Afters gladly offers the best combination: an ice cream donut sandwich they’ve coined as The Milky Bun™. Your ice cream/donut dreams have been answered! All you have to decide on is which ice cream will be warmly hugged by the glazed donut. Native Knowledge: Afters now offers a whole line of collaborative merchandise and swag in their online store featuring well-known characters like Hello Kitty, Spongebob Squarepants and a line of ice cream-themed socks. Afters Ice Cream Multiple Locations Throughout Orange County Game Changer View this post on Instagram Pho broth, reduced to a paste, used to marinate wagyu beef, then turned into a salad atop some hoisin and sambal chili sauce. This dish sounds messed up, but… Probably really good? 😂😂😂 A post shared by Phong Huynh (@heyhowdoesthisthingwork) on Feb 23, 2018 at 10:13pm PST This late-night eatery offers a broad menu full of ingredient-driven dishes updated daily for an always fresh and new dining experience. Much like a true playground, the menu lists plenty of items to swing you high and slide you down into a food-coma of satisfaction. Native Knowledge: Pro tip! Enjoy free corkage for your table’s first bottle. Playground 220 E 4th St Santa Ana, CA 92701 714.560.4444 Live Más View this post on Instagram Don't try this at home. A post shared by Taco Bell (@tacobell) on Nov 29, 2017 at 6:00pm PST This sit-down version of your favorite midnight food run offers all the same delicious menu items but with an oh-so-tempting addition. Beer—on tap and in bottles! This classic fast food upgrade includes TVs, cellphone charging ports and shareable appetizer options. Native Knowledge: When dining, take a peek at the murals inside and take note that they were done by Volcom artist Joe Frizzelle! Taco Bell Cantina 2121 W Balboa Blvd Newport Beach, CA 92663 949.673.1630 MidnightMunchies? Have A Late-Night Bite At One Of These OC Restaurants.