What’s Open After 9 p.m.?

Cedar City is a small city, especially when compared to bigger, dare I say, actual cities. In the big cities, everything is expected to run on 24/7 basis, operating at the convenience of every sort of customer. These are the places where Walmart’s parking lot is filled to the brim all hours of the day.

However, Cedar City does not exclusively have stores which adhere to this small-town philosophy of going to sleep at 9 p.m. There are, in fact, a few notable exceptions which exceed in not only being open past the hours that your grandparents go to sleep at, but in providing excellent service at these hours.


Walmart (Open 24/7):

Walmart has everything that a college student who is living off of student loans could need. They have soda, chips, video games, spraypaint and more. They are also opened 24/7, providing for everyone regardless of whether they choose to live at a time schedule quite irregular from one’s circadian rhythm. Say you are awake at 3 a.m., and you suddenly have the urge to buy yourself a 60-inch flat screen plasma TV. Where are you going to go buy it? You know you can take out yet another student loan to afford it, but what retail store would be open in Cedar City at such an hour? Walmart is open and you can buy yourself the 60-inch flat screen plasma TV, at 3 a.m.

Valerie’s Taco Shop (Open 24/7):

Have you ever been to a restaurant by the name of Beto’s? How about one called Rancherito’s? What about any Mexican restaurant that lays claim to the California Burrito? Valerie’s Taco Shop is all that, and maybe just a little better. They’ve got your Carne Asada Burritos, they’ve got your Tortas, they’ve got your guacamole and chips, they have horchata and churros, they have all of the sauces you could ever need; and, what’s more, they also have some of the best service I have encountered at a Tex-Mex restaurant. I would definitely suggest giving their Chorizo Breakfast Burrito a try.

Lin’s Market (6 a.m.-12 a.m.):

If you dislike big business and their focus on profits rather than people, and other big businesses over your small, locally grown, family-oriented businesses, Lin’s Market is the grocery store for you! Hosting a large variety of locally-grown produce in every plants season, including a rather impressive–and large–variety of squash during the fall, Lin’s has the produce that is needed in your kitchen. Even if you don’t know how to cook, one look at the organic naturally grown produce will convince you that it is what you need in your life, and on your plate.

McDonald’s (Drive-thru open 24/7):

Spicy McChicken Sandwiches can only do so much for you, which is a lot. I have lived off of Spicy McChickens before, and I still have substance in this world. With a drive-thru open all hours of the day and night, you can load yourself up on Spicy McChickens until you don’t want to ever look at a piece of spicy chicken again, then you can switch to exclusively eating their $5/20 piece Chicken McNugget meal. If you don’t have a car, then you won’t be able to partake in this offer, because their sensors require that a car be pulling through the drive-thru. It won’t let a human through, I’ve checked.


Not enough? Here are even more places open for business past 9 p.m.




Where 50 W Center St

Kitchen open until 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday

More info (435) 867-8123



Where  255 N 1100 W

Kitchen open 24/7

More info (435) 867-0213



Where: 1098 W 200 N

Kitchen open 24/7

More info (435) 586-9788



Where: 1233 Sage Dr

Open until 10:30 p.m Monday-Sunday

More info  (435) 586-2531




Where 421 E Highway 91

Open until 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday & 12 p.m Friday-Saturday

More info (435) 586-1383 

Special Event Cedar Bowling Center offers $2 bowling every Tuesday and Thursday.



Where 301 S Main St

Open until 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday

More info (435) 586-5973




Where 929 S Main St

Open until 11 p.m Monday-Friday

More info (435) 383-2881 



Where 1605 W Regency Road

Open until 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday

More info (435) 867-5077



Where 1322 S Providence Center Dr

Open 24/7

More info (435) 865-6899 




Where 500 W 200 S

Open until 12 a.m. Monday-Thursday

More info  (435) 865-8240   

Now that you are loaded up with this information, you are now ready to stay up until all hours of the night doing what college students do best: having fun.


Story by
Mathew House and Tatym Anderson