Louisiana State University: Best Late Night Food Spots

The only thing worse than late-night studying or cramming for a test is being hungry at the same time. If you’re looking for a great place to meet up with friends or hang out on your own for some quiet study time, below are some of the best late-night food spots near Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. 

1. Akasha Market, Baton Rouge, LA

Known for their delicious and filling gyros, Akasha Market on Bob Pettit Boulevard in Baton Rouge is a popular late-night spot for hungry folks. Forget fast food when you have a place like this that also serves up great cheeseburgers and one of the best catfish po’boy sandwiches around town. This is a good place for college student budgets and large appetites because the prices are reasonable and the portions are big. Open Monday through Wednesday until 2 a.m., Thursday through Saturday until 4 a.m., and until midnight on Sunday.

2. Kolache Kitchen, Baton Rouge, LA

Wanting to bring this European specialty pastry from his hometown in Texas, owner Will Edwards opened his first store near LSU in 2013. A second store was opened a few years later, but both offer delicious sandwiches and tacos in addition to the famous and very popular kolaches. The menu has savory varieties like sausage or bacon and cheese and boudin versions and sweet treats like fruit, nut, and cinnamon kolaches. Open until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. 

3. Louie’s Café, Baton Rouge, LA

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner to hungry patrons in the LSU area since 1941, this 24-hour diner is a modern classic. Louie’s offers good food and great coffee and has been a popular staple for students and locals. You may have to wait for a table because this place is always busy, especially during move-in times, graduation, and football games, but the food is worth the wait. 

My Louies obsession cannot be stopped.

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4. Pluckers Wing Bar, Baton Rouge, LA

Open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, Pluckers Wing Bar has something for everyone. You can order online and pick up your late-night treats or eat in. Besides burgers and other popular sandwiches, salads, sides, and desserts, they serve up some tasty wings with sauces like Dr. Pepper, manganero, honey barbecue, lemon pepper, gochujang, Cajun, and Buffalo hot. 

5. Raising Cane’s, Baton Rouge, LA

Started by a former business student at LSU in the late 1990s, Raising Cane’s has become one of the most popular restaurant chains for chicken fingers, fries, and Texas toast. With most of the stores in the Louisiana, the philosophy behind the popular restaurant is simple: give people a place where they can work and enjoy good food in a fun, safe, and friendly place. Open until 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and until 3:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

6. Thai Kitchen, Baton Rouge, LA

What do curry, noodles, and a sports bar have in common? When combined at the same location, they make Thai Kitchen on Concord Avenue in Baton Rouge. Featuring great and authentic food and sushi, you’ll arrive hungry and leave satisfied. Opened in 1989 and voted “Best Asian Restaurant” by Dig Magazine, Thai Kitchen has weekly specials, a Ladies Night on Wednesdays, live music and Happy Hour every day from 5 to 7 p.m. Open every night until 9:30 p.m. except Friday and Saturday when they stay open until 10:30 p.m.

Too. Much. Lunch. #EatBR #ThaiFood #NapTime

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7. Izzo’s Illegal Burrito, Baton Rouge, LA

When Izzo’s Illegal Burrito opened on Burbank Street in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2001, no one knew how popular this little food spot would become. Open until 10 p.m. every night except Friday and Saturday, when they stay open until 10:30 p.m., this little eatery is a great value for college students who have late-night munchies. In a bowl or in a wrap, as a taco, enchilada, or tortilla, in a salad or a quesadilla, you can create your own combination of meat, veggies, beans, rice, and sauce. This is good eatin’.

8. The Chimes, Baton Rouge, LA

If you want a great beer selection and great food to go with it, look no further than the Chimes on Highland Road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. If you’re on the LSU campus or visiting and get hungry, this restaurant is open until 2 a.m. every night except Sunday. Serving up specialties like Louisiana Alligator, Boudin Balls, seafood po’boys and just about any kind of gumbo you can imagine, the Chimes will be your next best eatery. 

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9. Coffee Call, Baton Rouge, LA

The Coffee Call on College Drive in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a well-known place where old friends hang out and new friends meet each other. Whether you come to study, meet for business, or just enjoy a cup of fresh coffee and a beignet, this is the place where things happen. Open since 1976, the store is open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. every night except Sunday when they close at midnight. Prices are so good they’ll make your head spin. 

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10. Pita Pit, Baton Rouge, LA

Pita Pit may be a nationally-recognized restaurant, but you’ll get down home good food here. With the ability to build your own pita sandwiches, you can choice from a large selection of vegetables, meat, and toppings, and they have domestic and imported beer, too. Open Monday through Thursday until 3 a.m., Friday and Saturday until 4 a.m., and Sunday until 1 a.m., you won’t look at pitas the same again. 

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