Late Night Dining Options

Please note: due to the current COVID-19 situation, late night dining is suspended for the 2020 Spring Quarter. 

You know the drill…you're up late studying until you’re not only delirious but also ravenous. Luckily, Stanford’s Residential & Dining Enterprises has a variety of options—many of them healthy—that are perfect for night owls looking for late-night sustenance. As if the food weren't enough, Late Night Kitchen at Lakeside and Arrillaga Nights feature student bands with original songs and DJ's spinning your favorite tunes weekly. 

Late Night Kitchen at Lakeside
Sunday – Thursday, 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Accepts Cardinal Dollars, Debit/Credit Cards

Lakeside offers plenty of tasty eats for those up late. Enjoy a variety of subs, including chicken parmesan, meatball and turkey/avocado, or try a juicy, all-beef burger. Don’t eat meat? Order the vegetarian burger, which comes with a chipotle black bean patty on a buttery brioche bun. 

Celine Foster, ’22, a self-proclaimed milkshake connoisseur, frequents Late Night Kitchen with friends. “It’s a good way to end the night” she says. “We bond over Oreo milkshakes and mozzarella sticks and enjoy that special time together.” 
The dessert menu also includes the pizookie, a warm chocolate chip or peanut butter cookie topped with vanilla ice cream. “The cookie is slightly undercooked so it’s all gooey and delicious,” says Seneca Friend ‘20. As if the food weren't enough, Late Night at Lakeside features DJ's spinning your favorite tunes from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Arrillaga Nights at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons
Open daily 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Accepts Meal Plan Dollars, Cardinal Dollars, Credit/Debit Cards 

A similar menu is available at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons.  That’s where Adam Gurary, ’22, goes when he’s hungry. “I’ll come really late when I’m starving and get a quesadilla,” he says. “The chicken tenders are also really good.”

The breakfast burritos are a popular menu item at both Arrillaga and Lakeside. They come with a whole wheat tortilla, scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, bacon, sausage, tater tots and shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Yum!

Late Night Pizza @Stern 
Open: Friday – Saturday, 9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m
Accepts Meal Plan Dollars, Cardinal Dollars, Debit/Credit Cards

Looking for the perfect pizza pie? Stop by Late Night Pizza @Stern on Fridays and Saturdays to build your own personal pizza. Enjoy a selection of traditional and premium toppings and customize this late-night snack. 


Four Students at the Axe & Palm

The Axe & Palm 
Open: Monday – Saturday, 11 – 2 a.m.; Sunday 5:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Accepts Meal Plan Dollars, Cardinal Dollars, Debit/Credit Cards

If there’s one thing that takes the edge off P-sets, it’s The Axe & Palm waffle fries. Perfect to dunk and to share, they come with a selection of sauces including ranch, chipotle, Siracha, barbecue, pesto, teriyaki and honey mustard.
TAP’s also offers delicious plant-based protein options:
• The Palm Burger: brown/quinoa rice patty packed with veggies
• The Impossible Burger:  So meaty you’ll swear it’s real but the patty actually contains no animal products
• Crispy Vegan Tenders: Even vegans need their tender fix
All of TAP’s burgers can be replaced by grilled chicken or a salmon patty.