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Three Restaurants in the Boston Area Open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

When Hunger Strikes at Odd Hours, Head in to One of These Spots


Whether you are out late because you were partying it up with the gang or had a rough day and got stuck at work, sometimes hunger strikes at odd hours. These three spots in Boston and Cambridge, offer you the choice to either pop in and get take out to bring home any time of day or offer the option for dining in. Get breakfast, lunch, or dinner foods 24/7 at these late night dining eateries:

1. South Street Diner

178 Kneeland St.
(617) 350-0028

If you're looking for an old school 24 hour diner, open 7 days a week, head to South Street Diner. Since 1947, they’ve served everyone from the business man eating a hearty breakfast like French toast before work, to the college crowd hungry for burgers and fries after a night of partying in Boston.  They have received plenty of praise from the media and were awarded Best of Boston by Boston Magazine. They have also been featured in movies including House Guest with Steve Martin.  It is the kind of place you can go alone or with others and still have fun and enjoy the greasy diner favorites you crave.

2. Gourmet Express Market and Deli

1868 Mass. Ave, Cambridge
(617) 547-7255

For over 15 years, Gourmet Express has offered Porter Square residents a place to sit down and mow on a gourmet sandwich 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They offer you groceries and items you would find at a convenient store, while also serving smoothies and plenty of food options. Sandwiches include the Raging Bull, piled high with roast beef, BBQ sauce, and cheese, the BLT, a Turkey Club, or go for one of their pasta dinners like spaghetti with meatballs or sausage.  The menu also features burgers, pizza, greasy snacks like wings or fries, and calzones. Or if you want something light, fresh salads, wraps, or grilled chicken sandwiches are on the menu too.

3. Bova's Bakery

134 Salem St.
(617) 523-5601

Though Bova’s is just a bakery to take home treats with no seating, they are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for food and desserts. There is such a variety on what you can get; you could go there every day and get something different for weeks. Cupcakes, cookies, cakes, cannolis, and other desserts to satisfy a sweet tooth fill the front glass cases and counters. Then towards the back, rice balls, pizza, calzones, and stuffed croissants offer more savory meals. Deli sandwiches and subs can be made as well, and pasta dinners are available and ready to warm up. The other wall has fresh baked breads and every Italian cookie you can dream up, all offered any time of day.

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