If you plan to stay at Jazz Fest through the last performers of the evening – and maybe even enjoy some of the great after-hours entertainment options that New Orleans is so well known for – chances are you’ll find yourself looking for a place to eat long after the time most restaurants have shut down for the night. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to grab a bite late in the evening, or even in the wee hours of the morning, in The Big Easy.
Related: Read more on the all-AXS Jazz Fest Guide
Located at 900 Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, Clover Grill is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The diner is less than three miles away from Jazz Fest and is the perfect late-night dining spot if you’re planning to head to the French Quarter once you leave the event. Clover Grill offers breakfast dishes any time of the day or night, as well as several kinds of sandwiches, build-your-own burgers and sides. Ice cream is available in cones, shakes, malts and atop the daily pie special. Yum!
Angeli on Decatur
If you’re heading toward the French Quarter but have a hankering for a pizza, calzone or pita roll, Angeli on Decatur is a great option. This terrific place for late-night dining is open until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and until 2 a.m. every other day of the week. Additional food choices include Italian and Mediterranean appetizers, salads, pasta plates, burgers and sweet treats. The restaurant is only about three miles from Jazz Fest. Angeli delivers until 2 a.m, so if you're too tired to be out and about but too hungry to sleep and are staying in or near the French Quarter, this is a great choice.
The Trolley Stop Café
Located at 1923 St. Charles Avenue, The Trolley Stop Café is a great Garden District late-night spot for the busiest Jazz Fest evenings. It is only about five miles away from the Fairgrounds (where the festival is located). The café is open 24 hours a day Thursday through Saturday, with daytime hours of only 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. Enjoy all kinds of breakfast dishes any time the restaurant is open, as well as appetizers, soups, sandwiches, salads, burgers, plate meals and desserts.
Café du Monde
While you can’t get a complete meal at Café du Monde, no trip to New Orleans is complete without a stop by this popular tourist locale for a plate of beignets and a café au lait. The charming French Market coffee stand is open 24 hours a day, so it’s a great way to cap off your evening after a wonderful day at Jazz Fest. Located at 800 Decatur Street, this great spot for a sweet treat is less than three miles from the Fairgrounds.