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Readers Vote: A Whopping 3 Places to Eat in the Real Dead Zone (2-5 a.m.)

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Last week Eater Louisville asked where can you eat in the real dead zone (2-5 a.m.). "Louisville is a shit hole after 11pm," read one response. It was an opinion supported by the answers we received: only three venues were named. (Responses where the commenter confused a.m. for p.m. were discarded. Reading comprehension people!) Here are all three answers, mapped out in their late-night glory. Did our readers miss a spot (kinda hoping so)? Give us your suggestions in the comments.


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Hilltop Tavern

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This spot serves up late-night comfort food classics like chicken wings, mac and cheese fritters, and chili cheese fries—food that's made to soak up the alcohol after a night of drinking. The kitchen closes at midnight during the week, but is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. [Photo: Courtesy Hilltop Tavern]

Burger Boy

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Old school diner with old school prices. This place is open 24/7 and nothing on the menu is over $9. You can satisfy your midnight cravings without breaking the bank. [Photo: Jessica Fey]

Barbara Lee's Kitchen

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A commenter says to check out this late night eatery for "drunk watching at its finest." [Photo: Courtesy Trip Advisor]

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Hilltop Tavern

This spot serves up late-night comfort food classics like chicken wings, mac and cheese fritters, and chili cheese fries—food that's made to soak up the alcohol after a night of drinking. The kitchen closes at midnight during the week, but is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. [Photo: Courtesy Hilltop Tavern]

Burger Boy

Old school diner with old school prices. This place is open 24/7 and nothing on the menu is over $9. You can satisfy your midnight cravings without breaking the bank. [Photo: Jessica Fey]

Barbara Lee's Kitchen

A commenter says to check out this late night eatery for "drunk watching at its finest." [Photo: Courtesy Trip Advisor]