1117 N.W. 25th
This Malaysian joint rocks a menu featuring coconut milk-based curries and spicy, delicious fare. Start with the Indian pancake no matter what, and try the mango salad or pineapple fried rice, which comes in a hollowed-out pineapple husk.
1300 Classen Blvd., Norman
If you’ve never tried this iconic Norman hot spot, make an excuse to do so. It’s open until 2 a.m. daily, so there you go! Try one of the burgers: the queso burger, made with chili con queso or the garden burger, a healthier option with herbed mayo.
700 W. Sheridan
Start with Joey’s meatballs, or attempt the sampler platter if you’re in the mood for variety. Can’t decide between meatballs and pizza? Then don’t! Joey’s meatball pizza will hit the spot. Of course, additional toppings are available if you want something besides the basics.
200 S. Oklahoma
Whether you perch yourself indoors or outdoors at this Bricktown tapas bar, you’ll enjoy the open atmosphere as well as the upscale, yet relaxed, cuisine. Even if you aren’t hungry and don’t try anything else, you have to partake of the golden-fried goat cheese drizzled with honey.
Tapwerks Ale House & Cafe
121 E. Sheridan
The place is open late, has an extensive beer list and serves its full menu until late. What more could you want? It’s pub food with a gourmet twist. The Monte Cristo, a ham and turkey sandwich with mustard on sourdough, is lightly battered and deep-fried.
Beverly’s Pancake Corner
3315 Northwest Expressway
Post-last call, Beverly’s is your go-to gal. For more than 80 years, this beloved pancake house has served up hot coffee, pancakes (duh), a dish called Chicken in the Rough and a variety of desserts, including pie. The diner is open 24 hours a day.
Big Truck Tacos
530 N.W. 23rd
Up and around for breakfast? Grab The Zig, a potato, spinach, black bean and avocado concoction that will surely get you hooked on BTT. For dinner or late-night dinner, try the I-40 Pile Up, your choice of spiced meat, rice, beans, BTT cheese blend and veggies.
Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock