OKG Eat: Late-night bites

What a wealth of choices! We remember the days when the only places to eat after 10 p.m. were Denny’s and Waffle House. Next time you’re out late with friends, check out OKC’s abundance of local late-night eatery options.

— by Devon Green, photos by Mark Hancock, Shannon Cornman and Gazette staff

Sherron Bennett passes out free samples fresh out of the fryer to patrons waiting in line for Bobo's Chicken. (Mark Hancock)

Sherron Bennett passes out free samples fresh out of the fryer to patrons waiting in line for Bobo’s Chicken. (Mark Hancock)

Bobo’s Chicken
1812 NE 23rd St.

Some things don’t change, and in Bobo’s case, that is definitely a good thing. It’s open very late — or should we say very early? It could change how you feel about fried chicken. At Bobo’s, it’s smoked and then fried, a delicious combination. A good party tip: Always get the honey sauce.

Open through the wee hours, or when the truck runs out of grub.

Bone marrow - one of the late night menu items at Ludivine. (Shannon Cornman)

Bone marrow – one of the late night menu items at Ludivine. (Shannon Cornman)

Ludivine
805 N. Hudson Ave.
ludivineokc.com
778-6800

Chefs Jonathon Stranger and Russ Johnson, the dynamic duo behind Ludivine, are concerned with real food. With that in mind, they keep the kitchen open late — late enough for you to remember you only had that sandwich, like, seven hours ago and, man, you could totally go for some sustenance. Go out on a limb and try the bone marrow. Restaurant open 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The bar is open 5 p.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday and 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Old-Style Beer Battered Fish & Chips at Picasso Cafe. (Mark Hancock)

Old-Style Beer Battered Fish & Chips at Picasso Cafe. (Mark Hancock)

Picasso Cafe and The Other Room
Cafe: 3009 Paseo St.
Other Room: 3001 Paseo St.
picassosonpaseo.com
602-2002

Whether you prefer the funky nostalgia of Picasso Cafe or the dimly lit booth space of The Other Room, you can get at least some of its menu almost anytime. The beer-battered fish and chips are excellent, and they’re on the late-night menu to satisfy that salty, fried craving with some actual nutrients. Both are locally owned by Shaun Fiaccone and Kim Dansereau.

Open until midnight Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Staff member Jolie Foster with Drunken Fry's belgian fries and sauce. (Mark Hancock)

Staff member Jolie Foster with Drunken Fry’s belgian fries and sauce. (Mark Hancock)

Drunken Fry
5100 N. Classen Circle
drunkenfry.com
266-5030

Good booze, import beers and salty, perfect French fries — what’s not to love? With over 50 sauces to choose from, you’re sure to find one to break through the alcoholic haze and get you back on track to party. It also has a serious beer menu. Get some recommendations and try a few as a complement to your fries. It also has PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) on tap, if that’s your kind of thing.

Open ’til 2 a.m.

Taylor Hutchensin with Deviled Eggs at WSKY Lounge.  (Mark Hancock)

Taylor Hutchensin with Deviled Eggs at WSKY Lounge. (Mark Hancock)

WSKY Lounge
228 NE Second St.
wskylounge.com
606-7171

Open late, with a staggering selection of scotch and whiskey, WSKY also has one of the most sophisticated bar menus in town; no frozen chicken wings here. The bacon-wrapped dates are little candies of perfection, and the deviled eggs make you understand why “deviled” is the descriptor.

Open until 2 a.m. daily.

2 tacos basket at The Garage, 1117 N. Robinson Ave., in Midtown OKC. (Mark Hancock)

2 tacos basket at The Garage, 1117 N. Robinson Ave., in Midtown OKC. (Mark Hancock)

The Garage Burgers & Beer
1117 N. Robinson Ave.
eatatthegarage.com
602-6880

The Garage has some damn fine burgers, and you can get them until 10 p.m Sunday-Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday- Saturday. With that said, its late-night menu features great tacos, and its creamy onion dip is a grown-up take on a picnic favorite. You could even do your body a favor and order a salad.

Get apps, sides and tacos after 10 p.m. on weekdays and after 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Open until 2 a.m.

A customer folds his big floppy slice of Fungus Among Us for eating, at Empire Slice House. (Mark Hancock)

A customer folds his big floppy slice of Fungus Among Us for eating, at Empire Slice House. (Mark Hancock)

Empire Slice House
1734 NW 16th St.
empireslicehouse.com
557-1760

It’s never too late for pizza. Well, you do have to get in under the wire of bar-thirty in OKC, but Empire Slice serves its delicious pizza by the slice until closing time each night. Grab a slice while you sit on the patio, or grab a few to take with you and be the hit of any party.

Open until 2 a.m.

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Devon Green

Devon Green is a life and food reporter for Oklahoma Gazette. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Kevin and their two slightly evil felines, Goodluck Jonathan and Charles Taylor. Devon has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma and once ran away with the circus to Macau, China. She is passionately local and lives to promote quality of life in OKC. She can most often be found eating, writing or writing about eating — while eating.

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