The 416 Special at the 416 Diner in Dayton's Oregon District, has two eggs and a choice of bacon, ham or sausage. The breakfast plates also come with toast and a choice of hash browns or fried potatoes. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Late night out on the town? These are the best places in Dayton to grab a bite

After a long night out on the town (most of which likely consists of consuming various alcoholic beverages), a greasy cheeseburger and loaded fries at a late-night diner feels almost like it’s a fated ending to your night. 

So, to ease your late-night cravings, we’ve compiled a list of the places in the Dayton area that are open long after you’ve finished your last cocktail of the night. 

>> Nominate your favorite late-night dining spot for Best of Dayton

These are some of the best places in Dayton to catch a late-night bite:

The 416 Diner in Dayton's Oregon District has extended its late night hours to 4:30 a.m. LISA POWELL / STAFF

🍴 416 DINER

What they offer: Breakfast staples like omelets, pancakes and waffles, along with lunch and dinner specialties like hoagies, burgers, salads and other sandwiches. Prices range from a few dollars to $11. 

>> Oregon District restaurant now open super late hours Friday and Saturday


Late-night hours: Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. 

Location: 416 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District

More info: WebsiteFacebook 

>> The best spots for casual, late-night eats in the Oregon District

The Pizza Bandit food truck will be open for lunch for “Pieday Friday” on Friday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yellow Cab Tavern. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Chelsea Hall


What they offer: Cheese and pepperoni pizza for $5 per slice. House Salad for $5. Drinks are $2.50.

Late-night hours: Thursday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Location: In front of Yellow Cab Tavern; 700 E. Fourth St. in Dayton

More info: WebsiteFacebook 

>> Introducing Dayton’s new late-night, pizza-by-the-slice food truck

The pulled pork at Smokin Bar-B-Que is smoked for14 hours, but can be scarfed down in a matter of minutes. (Staff photo by Connie Post)


What they offer: Authentic Texas-style hickory smoked barbecue (like sliced brisket and Texas Chili) with equally-savory sides like mac n’ cheese and southern style greens. Prices vary, check menu for prices.

Late-night hours: Fridays and Saturdays from 10: 30 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Location: Across from THE NEON; 200 E. Fifth St. in Dayton

More info: WebsiteFacebook


What they offer: Late-night (11 p.m. to 1 a.m.) menu includes Pulled Chicken Nachos, Chicken & Waffles, and much more. Check menu for full list and prices.

Late-night hours: Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Location: 520 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District

More info: WebsiteFacebook

Gyro Palace has opened its second location on Brown Street near University of Dayton.


What they offer: Greek staples like Kalamata Olives and Falafel, along with American classics like french fries and breaded mushrooms, at varying prices. Check menu for more. 

Late-night hours: Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Location: 1124 Brown St. in Dayton

More info: WebsiteFacebook

>> New vegan restaurant now open at the Dayton Mall

In an attempt to bring not only continents together but also world peace, Dining Divas Sandy Collins and Connie Post went half and half and ordered a Taco Hawaiian pizza at The Little York Tavern. CONNIE POST/STAFF


What they offer: Pizza, wings, sandwiches, and other American classics. See menu for prices.

Late-night hours: Open daily until 2:30 a.m.

Location: 4120 Little York Rd. in Dayton

More info: WebsiteFacebook

The My Way Grilled Cheese at Tank's Bar and Grill in Dayton. STAFF FILE PHOTO


What they offer: Breakfast at any hour, chili, burgers, sandwiches. See menu for prices.

Late-night hours: The kitchen is open late on weekends! Kitchen hours are: Sunday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Location: 2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton

More info: WebsiteFacebook

>> BEST OF DAYTON: Your favorite spots for the late-night munchies

Back Home Tavern & Table opened on Monday, Jan. 27, at 1151 Brown St. in the space that used to house Romer’s Bar & Grill, and before that, Bargo’s Grill & Tap. The new owners reopened the kitchen and shifted the restaurant's focus to scratch-made, Idaho-inspired food. ALLEGRA CZERWINSKI / STAFF PHOTO


What they offer: Idaho-inspired cuisine that includes potato-based items (as you might have guessed) and other Midwestern delicacies like wings, Snake River Bites and nachos. 

Late night out on the town? These are the best places to grab a late-night bite in Dayton.

Late-night hours: Open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. 

Location: 1151 Brown St., Dayton

More info: WebsiteFacebook 

>> New, locally-owned restaurant now open on Brown Street

Did we miss your favorite late-night eatery? Let us know what we missed by emailing us at!