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Eats for All Hours

By Cody Worsham

Mid terms are upon us, which means that for some, the late nights out partying will – for a week, at least – become late nights up studying.

Whether you’re up past midnight with your head in the books studying, or out till dawn with a drink in your hand celebrating a good grade – or mourning a bad one – at some point, you’re going to need food, to fuel your brain or minimize the next morning’s hangover.

Listed alphabetically, here are a few late night campus-area dining spots sure to supercharge your brain settle your stomach.

Akasha Market
Nestled right in the heart of Tigerland, this Greek & Lebanese joint is, strangely enough, best known for its burger, which has settled the stomach of many a drunken student. Open til 2 a.m. Monday-Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Buffalo Wild Wings

BWW has a big menu for big appetites, so even if wings aren’t your thing, you’ll find something to enjoy at the Northgate location. If you need to stay up late, their hot wings will keep your palate fiery, making sleep impossible. Open til 2 a.m. Monday-Saturday.

Jimmy Johns

The new Jimmy Johns on Lee near Nicholson is as freaky fast as the rest of its locations, and the drive-through and delivery options make for a quick meal should you find yourself with a last-minute paper to finish. Open til 1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Kolache Kitchen

With free Wi-Fi and a freshly launched late-night menu, Kolache Kitchen is a perfect spot to refuel in the middle of an all-nighter or kickstart your metabolism after a night of little sleep. On Nicholson near Tigerland, their hearty breakfast pastries are stuffed with delicious brain food. Late night hours are Thursday-Saturday, 10:30 pm – 3 a.m.


A Northgate staple since 1941, eating at Louie’s is a right of passage for LSU students. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner at all hours of the day, Louie’s often brings together late-nighters and early-risers, so whichever one you are, stop in. Open 24 hours a day.

Pita Pit

Pita Pit at the Northgates is perfect for food you can eat with one hand while writing with another. One of the healthier options for post-midnight meals, Pita Pit also delivers, which is good if you’re stuck under a pile of books. Open til 3 a.m. Monday-Thursday and 4 a.m. Friday-Saturday.


Consistently voted the best wings in town, Pluckers is a great take-out option. Go for the boneless if  you’re in a hurry, or take your time with the bone-in wings. Open til 2 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Raising Canes

Canes’ “Mothership” – the original Northgate location that started the fresh-never-frozen dynasty – is always a good choice for eats past your bedtime. You might even bump into Les Miles. Open til 1 am Sunday-Wednesday and 3:30 am Thursday-Saturday.

Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts

A Houma transplant, Mr. Ronnie’s is new to Baton Rouge but has already made a big splash. The only thing better than a donut for breakfast is one for desert – at 4 a.m. And with 24-hour service only minutes from campus off Lee Drive, you can do just that with Mr. Ronnie’s.

Thai Kitchen

Their hours are weird, but the food is delicious. Unless you’ve actually been to Thailand, you’ve never had Thai food like this, and you only need to go to Perkins between College and Acadian to sample. Open til 2:30 am Tuesday-Friday and 2 am Saturday.

Willie’s Chicken & Waffles

Sweet and savory collide at this tucked away diner, on the north side of campus off Nicholson. The Willywich will change the way you think of chicken and waffles, giving you the last bit of needed energy to finish studying – or a solid meal to help you sleep off a well-earned night of indulgence. Open til 3 a.m. Thursday – Saturday.


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