Late-night diners are a staple of life in any city, but if you’re not a regular it can be hard to know which will be a hit and which a miss. If you want to take Playboy’s word for it, they’ve published a list of the country’s top 10 after-hours diners. In New York, Big Nick’s scores with its Sumo Burger and continuous Three Stooges loop. The editors seemed surprised to find a greasy spoon in the Castro in San Francisco, but they did so in Orphan Andy’s, which is jumping after 2 a.m. Philadelphia’s Dining Car and Market made the list with its chicken croquettes and Jewish apple cake, while Chicago’s Diner Grill got a nod for its epic “Slinger” — a pile of burger patties, eggs over easy, and chili. And in Los Angeles, The Original Pantry Cafe, which former mayor Richard Riordan bought to save it from the wrecking ball, still serves 3,000 customers a day.
Top 10 Late-Night Diners [Playboy]