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Best late night eats

The dining halls are all closed, and you’re still hungry.

Maybe you’re up super later studying on a Wednesday and need more brain fuel. Maybe you’re making the trek back from a party past 1 a.m. on a Saturday. Either way, you need food and we want to help.


Krazy Karl’s

Hours: Open until 3 a.m. everyday

1124 W. Elizabeth St.  970-224-2000

No “krazy” gimmicks here, just some of the best pizza in Fort Collins. Open late and reasonably priced, this is one of the go-to pizza parlors west of campus.

A small pepperoni pizza here is just over $5. Try their unique spicy ranch if you’re feeling feisty but be careful; they really emphasize the “spicy” part.

Honorable Mention: Krazy Hawaiian (pineapple, Canadian bacon, red onion, cream cheese) with a side of spicy ranch.

D.P. Dough’s

Hours: Open until 1 a.m. Sunday, until 2 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, until 3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.

634 S. College Ave.  970-224-0202


With over 40 calzones on the menu priced at $6.95 each, D.P. Dough’s has you covered no matter what you’re craving. Or build your own calzone with up to five ingredients for the same price. Their big, warm, gooey chocolate-chip cookies also make a great late night snack.

Honorable Mention: Ranch Buffer (breaded chicken, mozzarella, ranch, hot sauce) and three chocolate chip cookies.

Cosmo’s Pizza

Hours: Open until 2:30 a.m. everyday

1401 W. Elizabeth St. #130  970-482-3278

This is about as college as it gets. Jumbo slices for just a few dollars attracts quite the late night crowd on the weekends. The food is ready quick, making it an ideal late night pizza spot. Their homemade spicy ranch is so popular that you can even buy it by the jar. Cosmo’s never disappoints after dark.

Honorable Mention: Slice of pepperoni with a side of spicy ranch.

Cheba Hut

Hours: Open until 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday, until midnight Sunday-Thursday

104 E. Laurel St.  970-482-7267

This marijuana-themed chain restaurant might be the best late night sandwich spot in Fort Collins. Even if the not-so-subtle weed references on their menu does nothing for you, the food itself will.

The sandwiches are filling to say the least but save room for their secret dessert options, like their Cap’n Crunch marshmellow treats. Imagine a Rice Krispie treat made with Cap’n Crunch Crunchberries instead.

Honorable Mention: Jamaican Red (spicy chicken, bell peppers, jalapenos, cheddar, chipotle mayo) and a Cap’n Crunch marshmellow treat (not on the menu but just ask for it).

Silver Mine Subs

Hours: Open until 3 a.m. everyday

1240 W. Elizabeth St.  970-482-8100

This place can’t compare to the others listed. The sandwiches won’t blow you away but they get the job done. Silver Mine Subs comes through in the clutch too often to be left out. It’s cheap and open late, and sometimes that’s all that matters.

Honorable Mention: Cripple Creek (grilled chicken, bacon, provolone, lettuce, tomato, ranch)

Other late night stops: Fat Shack (deep fried oreos), Pizza Casbah, Pita Pit

Collegian Reporter Emmett McCarthy can be reached at 

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