After hours: Best late-night places to eat in Athens

It's 2 a.m. You've just spent a few hours in downtown Athens, and you're hungry. We've rounded up the best places around Athens to eat after dark, depending on your cravings.

Burgers. The Grill. It's practically a requirement to eat at The Grill when you come to Athens. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, The Grill is a staple at any time of day, but especially popular at night. Pair the chocolate milkshake with an Angus or veggie burger for an all-American classic. Feta fries are also a crowd-pleasing option.

Italian. Little Italy, Your Pie, Eddie's Calzones. You may not have the confidence to eat an entire pizza by yourself during the day, but after barhopping for a few hours, you might work up an appetite. You can't go wrong with a Little Italy pizza. It's cheap, quick and tasty. But if you're looking for a more upscale option, check out Your Pie for custom-made pizzas. Be sure to order some gelato for the ride home. And with more than 60 calzone options, you're bound to find something to please your taste buds at Eddie's.

Mediterranean. Pita Pit. Just because it's late-night food doesn't mean it has to be unhealthy. Indulge yourself in a pita stuffed with lettuce, tomato and olives. When it's time to go, order a taxi and make a promise to return.

Deli. Subway, R. U. Hungry. Both relatively new restaurants to the downtown landscape, Subway and R.U. Hungry satisfy your simplest desire in the middle of the night: a sandwich. Made to order in a matter of minutes, these two restaurants know how to quickly satisfy your cravings and send you on your way.

Sweets. Insomnia Cookies. Late nights are the name of the game at Insomnia — literally. First conceptualized in a college dorm room, Insomnia specializes in delivering mouth-watering cookies to hungry consumers at all hours of the night. Add another cookie and a scoop of ice cream in between for a delicious ice cream sandwich.

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