Let’s lay this down for you. You’re in college. You’re probably going to party. You’re probably going to drink. You’re probably going to get very hungry after midnight and eat more than you do in a week at the dining hall. Don’t worry because Charleston has some of the best late-night eats you could want to devour on a Friday night. Or Saturday. Who are we kidding, even on a Tuesday. Go ahead and tape this guide on your fridge or fold it up in your wallet because you’ll be dying for food once these munchies hit. Or if you have a late-night study sesh — of which cheap beer allows for the best keg stand potential.

A.C.’S Bar and Grill
467 King St.
(843) 577-6742
Daily 11-2 a.m.

If you’re dancing on tables and drinking the beer of the month, then you should probably order up a late-night snack while you’re at A.C.’s. The loaded cheese fries and a burger might be what it takes to curb the hangover. Get your orders in by 1:30 a.m. and try not to drool by the pick-up window. It’s not becoming.

Big Gun Burger Shop and Bar
137 Calhoun St.
(843) 789-3821
Mon.-Wed. 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Thurs.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Macaroni and Cheese Fritters? Towering Inferno Burger? If it sounds good now, it’s even better later. They also have a delivery service through QuickFoxes.com, so you don’t even have to stumble through Marion Square — just order before midnight.

Boone’s Bar
345 King St.
(843) 577-6665
Mon.-Fri. 12 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sat. and Sun. 11-2 a.m.

Can’t decide what you type of food to eat? Boone’s has a wide variety, from wings to burgers and even tacos, and serves the yums until 1 a.m.

Butcher and Bee
654 King St.
(843) 619-0202
Lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily
Dinner Thurs. 6 p.m.- 12 a.m.
Late night Thurs.-Sat. 11 p.m.-3 a.m.

Just because you may have had a few too many doesn’t mean that you want to leave your local-loving roots behind. Skip the processed Totino’s and head to the Bee where you can still feel like you’re doing good, while feeling extra good. Keep that feeling alive when you B.Y.O.B. to make the night last that much longer.

Dave’s Seafood
42 Morris St.
(843) 577-7943

If you’re lucky enough to catch Dave’s open on your walk home, don’t question it — just go in. The hours are sporadic, but if you see them serving food late night, it’s a no brainer. We promise you won’t regret it.

Dell’z Deli
1-A Cannon St.
(843) 722-5376
Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.

Vegan or not, this place will hit the spot with wraps, nachos, pizzas, and pitas. Veggies may be the last thing on your fuzzy mind, but Dell’z varied menu will satisfy even the most slurring of mouths downtown.

Gee’s Hot Dog Cart
King Street
Thurs.-Sun. 11 p.m.-3 a.m.

Once the bars let out, you better get here quick. Gee’s hot dog with everything on it can help you forget even the roughest night.

Gilroy’s Irish Pizza Pub
353 King St.
(843) 937-9200
11-4 a.m.

A ginormous pizza can help you and your friends out on a late night. Pizza can be delivered or eaten on the spot. The chicken bacon ranch defines yumminess. The delivery time can be wretched on the weekend, so plan ahead and order before the 2 a.m. rush. We’re not saying to set an alarm on your phone, but we do know it’s been done before. No shame.

Jimmy John’s
51 George St.
(843) 727-2550
Daily, 11-3 a.m.

Jimmy John’s is open late and delivers, so whether you’re trucking it back to your dorm or already on the couch, the subs will be there.

Kaminsky’s Baking Co.
78 N. Market St.
(843) 853-8270
Mon.-Wed. 2 p.m.-until
Thurs.-Sun. 12 p.m.-until

Kaminsky’s has the late-night dessert hook-up, which could also help you hookup. Sometimes you want a more civilized and romantic evening out, and with cakes, pies, and alcoholic milkshakes, what more could you ask for?

Kickin’ Chicken
337 King St.
(843) 805-5020
Mon.-Sat. 11-2 a.m.
Sun. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sometimes you just need some nugs in your life. Or a Philly. Kickin’ Chicken can make that happen, and the kitchen stays open until 1 a.m.

Moe’s Crosstown
714 Rutledge Ave.
(843) 641-0469
Mon.-Sat. 11-2 a.m.
Sun. 10:30-2 a.m.

This neighborhood fave offers up appetizers until 1 a.m. Three words: Papa T’s Pierogies. Trust us. Or you could always go with fried mac ‘n’ cheese. Or — no we’ll stop, but we could go on.

Pizzeria Di Giovanni
40 N. Market St.
(843) 727-6767
Mon.-Wed., Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Thurs.-Sat. 10-3 a.m.

If you’re on the Market either leaving the club or the rooftop bar, Giovanni’s has individual slices of pizza or ridiculously huge pizzas available. No exaggeration, the slices are as big as our faces.

Recovery Room Tavern
685 King St.
(843) 727-0999
Mon.-Sat. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Sun. 12 p.m.-2 a.m.

The food that your drunk self probably dreams about is available at Recovery Room. Wings, poppers, and mozz sticks mixed with the jukebox stylings of its patrons create the perfect late-night ambiance. And the tachos are a thing of beauty. The full menu is available until 11 p.m., and they serve up their late-night eats until 1 a.m.

Tattooed Moose
1137 Morrison Drive
(843) 227-2990
Daily 11:30-2 a.m.

Barbecue, fries, sandwiches, and duck. Guy Fieri didn’t just happen to stop by this place for his show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Go for Mike’s Famous Duck Club — you won’t regret it. But make sure you place your order by 1 a.m. when the kitchen stops their duck fat magic.

Off Peninsula

Sometimes you wind up away from downtown. These are two of the best options for some off-the-peninsula treats.

Early Bird Diner
1644 Savannah Hwy.
West Ashley
(843) 277-2353
Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Fri. and Sat. 8-4 a.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Chicken and waffles done right. Pancakes. Bacon. Go ahead, wipe the drool from your mouth. No one saw.

Waffle House
325 Savannah Hwy.
West Ashley
(843) 571-4540
24 hours, daily

Sometimes you just need something scattered, smothered, and covered. And it’s also nice to go somewhere that never changes. Thank you for that, Waffle House.