It’s past midnight. You’re out and about in Calgary. What’s that noise? Is that your stomach rumbling? Time to eat. But where?
Here are our picks for five places for great late night eats in Calgary.
Tubby Dog is the stuff legends are made of. Hot dogs are at the core of this well-loved late night hangout in Calgary, and you can load up on the grease and good times into well past the witching hour; they don’t have a set closing time, but rather say they close “late” on weeknights and “really late” on weekend nights. Party on.
Address: 1022 17th Avenue SW
Blackfoot Truckstop Diner
Don’t worry about what time it is: Blackfoot Truckstop Diner doesn’t close. This 24-hour joint is a classic diner, complete with a menu packed with classic diner fare. Save room for dessert, though, or just start with dessert, because they are known for their mile-high pies.
Address: 1840 9th Avenue SE
Chinatown’s Golden Inn has been a favourite for Chinese food in Calgary for nearly four decades. Serving dinner from the evening well into the wee small hours, Golden Inn is open until 2 a.m. on Sundays and holidays, to 3 a.m. Monday to Thursday, and until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Sure, you can count that Crispy Ginger Beef as breakfast!
Address: 107-2nd Avenue SE
Phone: 403 269-2211
King of Shawarma
One of Calgary’s best-loved shawarma spots, King of Shawarma also happens to slice, wrap, and serve their tantalizing eats late at night. Open until 2:30 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and an impressive 4:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Address: 1132 13th Street SW
What better Canadian food to soak up the sins of a late night out drinking than poutine? Head to either of The Big Cheese’s two Calgary locations on Friday and Saturday nights, when they stay open slinging their wild array of poutine creations until 3:30 a.m. The Big Cheese has poutine creations like Donair Poutine, Scottish Curry Poutine, Mac & Cheese Poutine, Hamburger Poutine, Holiday Poutine, Oktoberfest Poutine, Sloppy Joe Poutine, Pork Tenderloin Poutine…see where we’re going with this?
Address: 738 17th Avenue SW
Address: 207 10th Street NW (Kensington)