Some of us don’t run on the typical sleep/wake schedule; some party early into the morning, and some late-nighters just require a fourth meal. For hungry night owls, here are some of Indy’s best late-night dining options.
Red Eye Cafe
1904 Broad Ripple Ave., www.redeyecafe.com.
Open 24 hours.
This place never sleeps, and not only that, it delivers from 5.p.m. to 5.a.m. Far from a greasy spoon, this Broad Ripple eatery diner offers never-frozen, hand-cut, hand-battered, made-to-order food. Get the famous French toast made with bread from a neighborhood bakery.
Fat Dan’s Deli
815 Broad Ripple Ave., www.fatdansdeli.com.
Open noon to 9.p.m. Monday and Tuesday, noon to 1.a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 4.a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Right on the Broad Ripple strip, in the middle of the late-night action, Fat Dan’s serves Chicago-style grub. Order some slow-smoked wings, a real Chi-town hot dog, or the most popular item, the Italian beef sandwich. It’s definitely “slappin’ yo pappy good.”
6336 Guilford Ave., (317) 259-8000, www.dagwoodsandwiches.com.
Open 11.a.m. to 10.p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11.a.m. to 4.a.m. Friday and Saturday (delivery until 2.a.m.), 11.a.m. to 8.p.m. Sunday.
Another late-night hot spot that graciously delivers, Dagwood’s proudly oven-bakes all !of the turkey, ham and roast beef served inside its piled-high sandwiches. Come in to unwind from a crazy night or to recharge after a long day. Try the popular Dagwood Supreme or the Vinny Pancini.
Ripple Bagel & Deli
850 Broad Ripple Ave., www.ripplebageldeli.com.
Open 8.a.m. to 8.p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8.a.m. to 4.a.m. Friday and Saturday, 8.a.m. to 7.p.m. Sunday.
An atypical post-bar eatery lures the customers with warm and steamy bagels. You can order everything from a plain bagel with butter to an all-outextravaganza like the popular Big N or the Tonya Harding Club. For a good dare, try the Lottery, where they choose the toppings for you.
822 N. Illinois St., www.downtownollys.com.
Open 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 9 a.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Monday.
This vibrant sports bar is so much more. Quick-witted servers will pass plates into the wee hours. Olly’s recently extended its hours by request from hungry late-night customers. Second and third shifters, bar hoppers and the like pour into this eclectic hot spot for breakfast items (try the World Cup omelet) and finger food with a twist, like the fried blue cheese sticks. Breakfast is served from 11 p.m. to 11a.m. daily.
Red Lion Grog House
1043 Virginia Ave., www.redliongroghouse.com.
Open 11 a.m. to 11.p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11.a.m. to 1.a.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 10.p.m. Sunday.
Like a true pub, Red Lion’s kitchen stays open late. Its authentic British fish and chips tops the list of most-requested menu items at this fantastic Fountain Square eatery and bar. Come in for the shepherd’s pie and grandma’s meatloaf. Stay for a pint paired with hand-cut french fries.
West Coast Tacos
831 N. Broad Ripple Ave., www.thebestdamntacos.com.
Hours vary, but usually open 11.a.m. to 1.p.m. (Downtown) and 7.p.m. to 10.p.m. weekdays, 7.p.m. to 3.a.m. weekends in Broad Ripple.
Tastiness travels in this taco truck. These Cali-inspired tacos were an instant hit here in Indy. New tacos have been added, like the fish and the spicy pork. This is affordable, portable food made with quality handmade ingredients like locally sourced corn tortillas. Don’t turn down the three for $5 deal.