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Best Place That's Open 24 Hours

1st Place: Kwik Trip
2nd Place: Festival Foods
3rd Place: Perkins Restaurant and Bakery


Kwik Trip is back on top! They’ve been in the running the past few years, but the last time the gas station/convenience store took home top honors was 2009. I’m glad to see Kwik Trip, which has more than a dozen outlets in the Valley, get some more attention. They always have hot food ready to go and free ATMs. (How annoying is that $2.50 fee at other places? Really annoying!) Coming in just behind are Festival Foods (3007 Mall Drive, Eau Claire) and Perkins Restaurant and Bakery (2025 Highland Ave., Eau Claire, and 1720 N. Broadway, Menomonie). The former has everything you need, and having it open all night is clutch. But if you’re in search of some quality late-night breakfast food, the heaven-on-a-plate that is Perkins should be your first stop. –Steve Fruehauf