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Aug 14, 2008 10:20 PM

Later Night Eats in Edmonton:

Hey, just wondering if anyone had any great little finds for later evening(10pm and on) eats in Edmonton. I work in the industry, and am rarely off before that time, and after a long service, sometimes have trouble wanting to go home and cook for myself.

We eat at Cafe Select frequently(closes at midnight m-t, and 2am on f/s), but am really having trouble find other decent food around that time, and as of such, often end up at Joeys/Moxies/Earls.

Any help would be great,

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    1. re: jim bachinski

      I have to agree 100%. There will be a few places in Chinatown that are always open; and there is nothing like a delicious hot meal at two in the morning!

      1. re: jim bachinski

        Just be very careful around Chinatown... with all the homeless people around, I would actually highly advise against going there once the sun has gone down.

        1. re: dingmah

          Going to Chinatown only when the sun is up would only be for like only half the day during the winter!

          They're not that bad; I've never had any trouble and most will already be in the shelter at that time of night/morning. Just be careful of drunks crossing the street.

          1. re: anonymoose

            I know I'd rather not take the risk. It's a shame that the best late night Chinese is @ Garden Bakery, which is located right next to that hotel with drunks always in the entrance. There has been too many times where I've come out of restaurants with shady people asking me for money, or just suspicious people hanging around.

            1. re: dingmah

              Whenever I've gone down there, there have been cops around.

      2. Most of the Vietnamese places are open way past midnight. When I did work in that community, most of the meetings started at 10 p.m. and were followed by 7 or 8 course meals that ended just before the sun came up.

        1. Route 99 Diner on 99th Street north of Whyte is good. Nothing fancy there, but they're open late, and the food there is stick-to-your ribs good stuff.

          1. I think suede lounge is open late, their food is great :)

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            1. re: cleopatra999

              I doubt someone who just got off work will enjoy eating the portion sizes and ambiance of Suede. They serve tapas like food and appetizers girls on bacherlorette parties eat, less substantial meals. Also, I've often had share platters with overcooked or inconsistent food.

              Try La Shish, which is around the corner from Suede on Jasper and 118. They're open until 1am most nights and weekends until 4am. The plates are probably the best thing to get, the wraps can be shoddily made and pricey for what you get.

              Across the street, Famoso is acceptable for pizza and other italian things. Open till 11/midnight weekdays and 1am weekends.

              I think Teddy's, also near by, might be open late. Rosebowl pizza serves late as well. If you get desperate, there is always Hudson's, Brewster's, Original Joe's and BP's, all of which I've eaten at in desperation late at night. Of these four, Hudson's is probably the best for bar food. Good luck.

              1. re: kazzy

                Awesome, thank you guys for the feedback. After getting off a long shift cooking for people, its so discouraging not being able to find decent food. I'll have to give chinatown a try. I really wish Edmonton was like many other cities, and had Great food later in the evening, even Calgary seems to have a much better chance.