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french roast Mar 14, 2005 04:39 AM

I just started working in Burbank, and I'm working on the swing shift. Boy, they sure roll up the sidewalks at night! Anyone know of a place open VERY late at night, like until 2am or later, to get anything decent to eat or drink in Burbank, Glendale, Loz Feliz?

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    cvc RE: french roast Mar 14, 2005 08:04 AM

    Way out of my turf but Bigfoot's on Los Feliz Blvd. gets a lot of attention.

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      Chowpatty RE: cvc Mar 14, 2005 12:28 PM

      Big Foot Lodge is ok for drinks, but they don't serve food. Over towards Silver Lake and Los Feliz, there's Astro Family Restaurant (2300 Fletcher) and Fred's 62 (1650 Vermont).
      Then there's Bob's Big Boy, of course.

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        cvc RE: Chowpatty Mar 14, 2005 04:32 PM

        Quite right. I might admit to more than one after midnight breakfast at Astro's if I were in a confessing mood.

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      Brian & Pam RE: french roast Mar 14, 2005 05:41 PM

      Here are a few options in the area that we know of (most of them not on any Chowhound 'must try' list, but you can't be too picky at 2am):

      Conrad's Restaurant
      820 N Central Ave
      Glendale, CA 91203
      (818) 246-6547

      Decent 24-hour diner just north of the 134 on Central.

      C & C Business Center/Internet Cafe
      101 N. Brand Blvd. #140
      Glendale, CA 91203

      Newly opened 24-hour Internet Cafe/Gaming Center with a varied menu that covers everything from breakfast items to mexican food to hamburgers to teriyaki plates and bento boxes. Haven't tried it yet, but night owls don't have many options so might be worth it for a quick meal or take-out.

      Taco Azteca
      1428 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite E
      Glendale, CA 91205

      New sit down version of the taco stand a block away (which also remains open). After they first opened they were closing at around 11pm, but their menu lists the closing time as 2:00am and I was told they plan to stay open that late if it seems worth it business wise.

      Taqueria El Tapatio
      1266 S. Glendale Avenue
      Glendale, CA 91205
      (818) 549-4167

      Taco stand, open (we think) until 1:00am, but possibly later.

      Burrito King
      2827 Hyperion Avenue
      Los Angeles, CA 90027
      (323) 667-0020

      Taco stand open late (in the 1:00am - 3:00am range), just across the bridge into Silver Lake from the Atwater/S. Glendale area.

      As someone else mentioned, Astro Family Restaurant is a 24-hour diner option on Fletcher just South of Glendale in Silver Lake.

      Astro Family Restaurant
      2300 Fletcher Dr
      Los Angeles, CA 90039
      (323) 663-9241

      Eagle Rock and Burbank seem pretty dead at 2:00am, though if you travel a bit into adjacent areas (such as Highland Park or North Hollywood, or down into Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Thai Town) you can do better. If you're starting point is Burbank, though, some of these may not be as close as you want. From Burbank, the late night Thai places on Sherman Way in North Hollywood are a quick 10 minute trip up the 170 and are open until 3:00am or 4:00am. Sanamluang and Krua Thai are both on the same strip and offer dependable, inexpensive Thai.

      Sanamluang Cafe
      12980 Sherman Way, #7
      North Hollywood, CA 91605
      (818) 764-1180

      Krua Thai
      13130 Sherman Way
      North Hollywood, CA 91605
      (818) 759-7998

      There's also a 24-hour branch of the Tacos Mexico chain on the same strip, as you head west from the 170 to the Thai places.

      Let us know if you find anything else decent and open late in the area.

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        french roast RE: Brian & Pam Mar 16, 2005 11:10 PM

        Wow! Thanks for all the great referrals. There's life after 2am in this world after all. I'll probably run into you at one of these places in the wee hours. Just look for the post-production late nighters. :-) Oh, and there *is* one place I've come to appreciate for late night grub--Coral Cafe at 3321 W. Burbank. Old diner, traditional menu, nothing to write home about, but here's the good thing--they are open 24 hours, and will DELIVER 24 hours, with only a $7 minimum for delivery. Really good soups, too.

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          echoparkdirt RE: Brian & Pam Jun 29, 2007 12:24 AM

          Krua Thai is great, clean, and dependable. Good find.

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            msroxymonoxide RE: echoparkdirt Apr 22, 2009 10:48 AM

            Tang's Donuts is on Sunset at Fountain, the border between Silverlake and Los Feliz. They have amazing pressed sandwiches. Cheap, delicious and open till 2.

            Tang's Donuts
            4341 W Sunset Blvd
            Los Angeles, CA 90029
            323-662-4085

            I understand the original thread called for food past 2, but Tang's should be on any east side late-night food list.

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          Cicely RE: french roast Mar 15, 2005 03:43 PM

          I feel you, I often have the same issues. Surprised no one has mentioned The Kitchen yet, it's a great place that's often recco'd on this board. But they revamped their hours a couple years ago, so I can't say for certain how late they're open on weekdays anymore. :(

          Thai places are often open late. Pattaya on Vermont, in a minimall just north of the bank (Bank of America?) at Hollywood, is open till 4, I think. Went there just the other night and had a delicious tom kha khai, pad see ew and fried tofu. And there was some guy singing-- alas, not Thai Elvis.

          I guess it'd be way out of your way from Burbank, but if you feel extra energetic after work some time, Pacific Dining Car downtown is great. Steaks are pricey and I think I've read mixed reviews on them, but they have cocktails and start serving breakfast as of 10 pm-- amazing house-made sausage, and very fine omelettes and pancakes. It's open 24 hours.

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            Das Ubergeek RE: Cicely Jun 29, 2007 06:36 AM

            Honestly, at midnight it's just a 10-minute drive down the 5 to downtown... but I second the Thai recommendations and would add that Swan is also open quite late.

          2. Will Owen RE: french roast Apr 22, 2009 11:28 AM

            Good reliable stuff at Harry's Family Restaurant, a classic and clean 24-hour joint on San Fernando just north of Burbank Blvd. We discovered it when we wanted supper after a play at the Colony, and I've had lots of lunches there since. Patty melt and tuna melt both really good and pretty cheap. Country-fried steak is good, too, but avoid the mashed potatoes - get it as breakfast (anytime! I love it) instead of dinner, and get the hash browns.

            1. mrshankly RE: french roast Apr 22, 2009 12:58 PM

              There's a fantastic taco truck on Colorado Blvd just west of Eagle Rock Blvd right in front of the Comfort Inn. It's been there for nearly 30 years and makes the best carne asada in the area. Open 8pm to 3am. Make sure you go Mon-Thur as the owner is making the food those nights and does it perfectly... the remaining 3 nights are a miss and not exemplary of what the truck can make.

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