Night owls and those who generally enjoy a night on the town will appreciate this list of places to find the best late night food in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Whether you’re taking in a show, have settled in for a live set with a local band, or are lucky enough to have a date that doesn’t want to end, these are the places to close out the night and welcome a new day.
Toast the night life with your favorite people and don’t forget to designate a driver.
Benny Marconi's | Downtown Roanoke
The home of fantastic, authentic, HUGE slices of New York pizza, Benny Marconi’s in Downtown Roanoke is open until midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Try a classic slice of cheese or pepperoni and pick the perfect beer to go with.
Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint | Downtown Roanoke
Our go-to burger joint is an intimate space dominated by a full bar, more than 100 beers, and plenty of sports on the TVs. As far as what’s to eat, we like The Cowboy, a Wagyu beef patty wearing BBQ sauce, cheddar, and Applewood smoked bacon…but you do you, boo. Jack Brown’s is open until 2 a.m. every night.
Subs and sandwiches are king at Macado’s, but gourmet hot dogs, soups, salads, and wraps are popular options, too. Domestics and craft beers are on tap at the bar, and you can order up mixed drinks as well. Roanoke and Vinton locations are open until 11:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Salem is open until 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Mac and Bob's | Salem
A family favorite in Salem, Mac and Bob’s is the place to go with kids in tow. Why they’re out late is not our business, but we can tell you they’ll be thoroughly happy to find chicken tenders and grilled cheese on the menu (and that’s all that really matters, right?). For you, their calzones are the best around. Stuff it with pepperoni, Italian sausage, the aforementioned chicken tenders, fresh veggies…delicious! Mac and Bob’s is open until midnight Monday through Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Corned Beef & Co. | Downtown Roanoke
In the warm months, we love the rooftop patio at Corned Beef & Co. In any month, we love the menu, drinks, and live entertainment. Catch karaoke every Thursday starting at 10 p.m. and DJs spinning every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. Corned Beef & Co. is open until 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
Town Center Tap House | Daleville
For what are you thirsty? Chances are, Town Center Tap House has what you’re looking for or something quite close. The number of beers on their wall total about 40 (with 40 more on tap), and their wine list is just as long. Take in a game on one of their 21 big screens and don’t be in too big of a rush. The Tap House is open until midnight Sunday through Wednesday and 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Texas Tavern | Downtown Roanoke
A Roanoke tradition if there ever was one, Texas Tavern is the quintessential late night experience in the Star City. Ask any local and they’re likely to tell you Texas Tavern has the best hot dogs and “chile” around. Oh, and they never close! (Except Christmastime. Texas Tavern closes at 2 p.m. Christmas Eve and reopens December 26 at 6 a.m.)
Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill | Downtown Roanoke
Many “Best Of” lists include Martin’s, and that includes “Best Place to Hear Live Music.” Pop in to Martin’s for a late night toddy and maybe catch a show. They’re open until 2 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday and feature live music multiple nights a week.
New York Pizza | Vinton
Pizzas share menu space with hot and cold subs and classic Italian entrees at New York Pizza in Vinton. Their pizza variety is impressive. Go Sicilian, Neapolitan style, Old World…and choose from more than 25 toppings to make it your own. Open until midnight Monday through Saturday.
Blue 5 | Downtown Roanoke
Shut it down with jazz and fine cocktails or beer at Blue 5, which has been regularly voted Virginia’s Best Beer Bar. Their posh environment is one of the swankiest in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, and their Southern-inspired menu is one of the best available. Blue 5 is open until midnight Tuesday through Thursday and until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Seafood is not just the name of the game at Awful Arthur’s, it’s just a starting point. This go-to for fresh food of the sea happens to also offer an extensive raw bar, and you can eat to your heart’s content until 2 a.m. every day of the week. Awful Arthur’s is the only seafood-meets-sports restaurant around.
When the games go long, there’s really only one place for sports fanatics to be in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, and that’s Allsports Café. Wings, burgers, wraps, salads…it’s everything you expect, and they’re open until midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Fork in the Market | Downtown Roanoke
Vegetarian options and urban-spun American fare are par for the course at Fork in the Market, as are regular karaoke, open mic, and live music nights. Pop into Fork in the Market at the City Market Building in Downtown Roanoke until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon | Downtown Roanoke
Get your boot, scoot, and boogie on at Sidewinders, the place for lovers of country music. Kick-ball-change with your highball in hand, but don’t commit a party foul with a splash on the floor. Get your groove on (and eat, too!) until midnight on Wednesdays and 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
The Village Grill Restaurant & Tavern | Roanoke's Grandin Village
A favorite destination in Grandin Village is The Village Grill, a casual restaurant featuring live entertainment and traditional American eats, including farm-fresh beef from nearby Marion, Virginia. Hang out ‘til midnight Tuesday through Saturday.
Shishka Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Bar | Downtown Roanoke
More than 40 hookah flavors are available at Shiska, Roanoke’s only hookah bar and Mediterranean restaurant. After some hookah fun, try one of the signature cocktails with a plate of falafel or grape leaves. Shishka is open until 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Wasena City Tap Room | Roanoke
More than 30 beers are available for the asking at Wasena City Tap Room. Perhaps you conquer the climbing walls at River Rock Climbing Gym next door and then toast your accomplishment with something frothy? It makes for a great adventure date! Wasena City Tap Room is open until midnight Monday through Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. On Friday nights, get your squad ready for the Late Night High Stakes Trivia that begins at 10 p.m.!
Bob's Restaurant | Vinton
Cheap beer and some of the best burgers & hot dogs in Virginia’s Blue Ridge are available in Vinton at Bob’s Restaurant. Sneak in for a late night nosh sesh until midnight Monday through Thursday and until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
419 West | Roanoke
Let’s say you’re tied up with a show at the Jefferson Center and want a fine dining experience to cap a special night out. 419 West would be our pick for spending quality time and plenty of it. Their menu includes seafood, ribs, steaks, and brick oven pizza. Have a glass of wine or two and enjoy your evening. They’re open until midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.