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Vote for Your Favorite Late Night OC Eatery

Written By: Mimi Dang Late Night OC Eatery

The Pizza Press Fullerton

After a Duck’s game, or a night out in Downtown Fullerton, you might not be in the mood to be in the kitchen cookin pies with your baby. Don’t worry though because The Pizza Press has got you covered! This late night pizza joint brings new creations and old classics to the table with pizzas inspired by publications from across the country. Choose creations, like “The Gazette” on their Signature Menu, or if you’re feeling creative, “Publish Your Own”!

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SOCIAL Costa Mesa

SOCIAL in Costa Mesa takes late night craft cocktails and elevates it! The menu is inspired by the south, which means the portions are nice and hearty, as the plates are made to be shared like the Chicken and Waffles or the Drive Thru Burger. Everything they do is thoughtfully curated, even down to their house-made syrups, cordials, and bitters for their cocktails.

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La Vida Cantina Costa Mesa

A good meal and some drinks is well deserved after a night of dancing. So rest your feet over at La Vida Cantina, where they do Mexican meals, but with a refreshing twist. The atmosphere of the restaurant also lends itself for relaxation, with an outdoor bar, and fire pits.Their outdoor patio vibes will also transport you from Orange County to a coastal Mexican resort (perhaps with a little help from their signature Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita)!

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Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong Buena Park

As the latest, “late night eatery,” closing at 2 a.m. this place is full of energy and flavor! The menu offers several types of meat like pork belly, marinated grilled beef ribs, and prime rib eye, as well as mouth watering sides and a variety of delicious stews.  

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In the back of Bluegold at Pacific City, lies the hidden gem LSXO. The ambiance is loungey and is reminiscent of  a secret Vietnamese room, filled with sinfully luxurious Vietnamese food and craft cocktails. Vietnamese cuisine lends itself to be structurally refreshing, with notes of lemon grass and heaps of fresh herbs. For a late night meal that won’t send you to bed, head over to LSXO to start, or end your night!  


Mesa Costa Mesa

If you’re looking for ambiance, stiff drinks, and a good meal while you lounge, Mesa offers all of the above. The unique architecture, like their retractable roof, also provides a refreshing view while hanging out in a stylish lounge. Their late night menu is known for their shared plates, entrees, and desserts, like Cauli “Mac” & Cheese, Skirt Steak, and Apple and Fig Crumble.

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BLK Earth Sea Spirits Huntington Beach

In 2016, BLK Earth Sea Spirits in Huntington Beach was awarded the Orange County’s Top 10 New Restaurants for 2016, and it’s not hard to see why. Their specialty at BLK Earth Sea Spirits is their Kobe-Style, hand cut steaks and fresh seafood. And just like the food, the decor inside is clean and sophisticated, and diners also get an ocean-view setting while they eat.  

Bosscat Kitchens and Libations Newport Beach

Their menu is a combination of classic American comfort food, and contemporary American cuisine. Their culinary staff are always fostering new ideas through the use of seasonal produce, meats, and spices to add to their Chef’s Seasonal menu. And for those who love amber colored drinks, Bosscat Kitchen and Libations is the place to feed your whiskey soaked soul. Their private Whiskey Room houses over 300 select bottles of Whiskey, Bourbon, and Scotch from all over the world!

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Shin Sen Gumi Fountain Valley

Some would argue that the best late night snack would be a bowl of warm and soothing ramen! At Shin Sen Gumi they take ramen seriously and are open everyday of the year, including holidays. With ramen so good, it’ll have you slurping till you hit the bottom of the bowl! The noodles are delicate, yet hold up in the broth and will keep you coming back for more.

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Afters Ice Cream Fountain Valley

What do you get when you stuff ice cream into a warm donut? We call it magic, but over at Afters Ice Cream they call it the ‘Milky Bun.’ Begin by choosing a Milky Bun (glazed or unglazed), then select your ice cream flavor (Peanut Butter S’mores, Cookie Monster, or Vietnamese Coffee, to name a few), and finally choose your toppings! Afters is the place to be for all you late night sugar fiends!

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