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Talon Top 5: Late Night Food Places

The Boardwalk

Though a name like the Boardwalk can conjure up childhood memories of the Giant Dipper carrying a full load of people screaming for joy and fear, this Boardwalk is the finale to your night of coasting all around town. The Boardwalk is open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and 1 a.m. on weekends.

It’s hard to go wrong with delicious pizza, sandwiches, specialties (such as Philly cheesesteaks, buffalo wings and even cheese fondue), and soups and salads. This late night winner is perfectly priced with most menu items priced less than eight bucks, fitting the low-budget lifestyle of a teen.

This restaurant also provides the perfect bar-like atmosphere with sports TVs all around. Just don’t get sucked in and miss curfew!

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4940 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022

The Palo Alto Creamery

For those in need of a late night snack in Palo Alto, the Creamery provides a fun atmosphere complete with jukeboxes and poodle skirts. Open until midnight on Friday and Saturday, the Creamery offers anything from the “Sloppy Jose” to coconut shrimp and satisfies breakfast cravings until closing.

Now who has a killer sweet tooth? Come on down to the Creamery where they will satisfy any craving for cakes, bread puddings, pies and cookies. But what the Creamery is famous for are its fountain treat milk shakes, made with homemade ice cream. The Creamery will have any flavor of milkshake you can think of. The Creamery has fruity flavors such as coconut, candy bar flavors like Peanut Butter Cup, and decadent chocolate flavors such as brownie a la mode and malt.

The Creamery’s prices are perfect for any wallet size, so stop in and see what the rave is all about.

566 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Pluto’s food will take you to infinity and beyond. It is the perfect “create your own” food restaurant. Unlike most ‘create your own’ places, Pluto’s is up and running until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Pluto’s menu consists of salads, meats and sandwiches. At the salad station customers can choose from different types of lettuce and 30 fixings (you’ll never leave wanting more). And just like the salads, the meats and sandwiches are out of this world. After creating the perfect sandwich, be sure to get “Saturn’s Garlic Potato Rings,” guaranteed to change your perspective on fries forever.

The final destination on your late night space trip will be the sugary sweets. These homemade delights are made daily, so be sure to check out the special treats of the day. Come in commander, it’s time to head home.

482 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Gelayo Gusto

Gelayo Gusto is open until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, serving 100 percent natural certified meat and guaranteeing great food or your money back.

The majority of its grilled sandwiches are under six bucks and the entire menu is under nine dollars. The restaurant also serve fried foods like fish and chips, popcorn shrimp and chicken strips. Unlike your usual choice of either onion rings or fries, Gelayo Gusto serves unique sides of crosscuts, jalapeño poppers, cheese sticks and even zucchini sticks.

Gelayo Gusto serves every frozen dessert you could think of with its frozen yogurt options, endless gelato and best of all, the shaved ice bowls. Each dessert comes with a plethora of fresh fruit.

For the freshest, cheapest and healthiest food around, check out Gelayo Gusto as you end your night.

856 West El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040

Kapp’s Pizza Bar and Grill

Got a pizza craving you can’t kick? Kapp’s Pizza Bar and Grill provides mouth-watering pizzas and much more. Fortunately for teens, it stays open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

The restaurant serves a multitude of appetizers (under eight dollars), salads, stuffed sandwiches, calzoni, pasta, pizza and of course, burgers and sandwiches off the grill.
Kapp’s menu is never-ending. With such a wide variety of items, it’s almost too overwhelming to choose, (especially when your stomach is rumbling). The appetizer prices are ideal for a cheap bite to eat and the entrees serve as an option for a perfectly-priced date night.

Should you choose to go, Kapp’s will be sure to settle the night’s anxiety by putting you in a food coma with its many choices and graciously large portions.

191 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

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  • wtff?? | Sep 29, 2010 at 11:33 am

    none of these places are actually open late. this is a bs article