Finding the perfect name for your restaurant is not always easy. You want something that people will remember, but you don’t want to make it too unusual or weird. While some of these catchy restaurant names have already been used, you can still use them as inspiration for your own business. Whether you are starting a new restaurant or just need a restaurant name in your writing class, these names are a good place to start.
1. Lettuce Eat: We are tired of waiting for the food. Let us eat already!
2. Filled of Dreams: This is a clever play on a popular film title.
3. Bite Me Sandwiches: Your customers will not find it difficult to remember this catchy restaurant name.
4. Lattetude: This is a great restaurant name for a coffee shop that has a lot of attitude.
5. Downtown Diner: This is a fairly simple option, but the alliteration in the name makes it much easier for your diners to remember.
6. Late Night Dine Right: If you are open all night, this is a good option to choose. In addition to showing your restaurant’s hours, it also gets bonus points for rhyming.
7. Over Easy Diner: If your diner specializes in breakfast dishes like eggs over easy, then you can showcase that fact with a catchy restaurant name like this one.
8. Thai Tanic: Obviously, this name only works if you have a Thai restaurant or at least a restaurant that specializes in different types of Asian cuisine. It is a play on the famous ship, the Titanic.
9. Chops & Hops: If you like to sell meat dishes and beer at your restaurant, this catchy name will be easy for your customers to remember.
10. Just Falafs: This is a play on a popular dish at Middle Eastern dishes. If you say it aloud, it sounds like just for laughs.
11. Gochew Grill: When you say it aloud, it sounds like “Got you grill.” The word “chew” also makes it a great pun for a restaurant.
12. Chicken Itza Restaurant: Chicken, it’s a restaurant!
13. The Hungry Pig: After your customers try your dishes, they will certainly feel like hungry pigs!
14. Famous Lunch: This option is fairly easy, but it is not quite as catchy or clever as the other names on this list of catchy restaurant names.
15. Pu Pu Hot Pot: Hopefully, your diners won’t think that your food tastes like it sounds.
16. Pig’N Pancake: This sounds adorable.
17. Munch Box: Use this in a 4/20-friendly state where your customers might need a place to go when they get the munchies.
18. A Food Affair: This is a cute option.
19. My Two Cents: Your customers will find this name easy to remember.
20. The Cup: This name could work for a cafe, coffee shop or pub.
21. The Little Easy: This is just too cute.
22. Brewed Awakening: If you have a lot of yogis and awakened people at your pub, use this name. You could also use it for a coffee shop since you brew coffee to awaken the customers.
23. The Munchy Queen: This is perfect for a restaurant in a state where marijuana is legal.
24. Mad for Chicken: Nice!
25. Fishcotheque: This is a cute, clever name for a seafood restaurant.
26. Diner the Great: Characters in history are known by names like Alexander the Great. Why not use the same idea for your restaurant?
27. Common Grounds: This is such a clever name for a coffee shop, although there is at least one cafe that already uses this name.
28. Love You a Latte: This is another adorable name for a cafe.
29. Two Men and a Griddle: Cute!
30. The Golden Spoon: Because your food is truly golden.
31. Lox Stock & Bagel: This is the perfect restaurant name to choose if you are running a bagel shop.
32. Thai Me Up: This sounds so dirty. Your Thai restaurant better have a fairly mature clientele if you pick this name.
33. En Thai Sing: This is another great name for a Thai restaurant. Obviously, it will help if your restaurant is truly enticing.
34. Crabby Dick’s: This is a clever option for a seafood restaurant, although you can change the name to use your actual name.
35. The Crispy Biscuit: This name just sounds good.
36. Good Eats Diner: This is a cute choice.
37. No Wait Diner: While we all want to eat, no one genuinely wants to wait to order and wait for their food to be served. Show that your restaurant offers fast service with a name like this one.
38. Grub N’ Stuff Diner: This catchy restaurant name is just cute.
39. Juan in a Million: This would be such a cute option if you own a Mexican restaurant or happen to be named Juan.
40. Award Wieners: If you own a hot dog stand or a restaurant that specializes in German cuisine, you can always go with this name.
41. Thai the Knot: This is such a cute name.
42. Pita Pan: I always liked the story Peter Pan. This name works well if you want a clever option for a pita restaurant or a Greek restaurant.
43. Yakuza Sushi: Your guests are going to be looking around for the Japanese mafia if you choose a name like this.
44. Running Goose: This name could really be used for any restaurant, but it conjures up an image of a cheery fire and hearty cuisine in my mind’s eye.
45. Bourbon Street Diner: If you specialize in cuisine from New Orleans, this would be a great name to choose.
46. Phat Phuc Noodle Bar: Say this name aloud, and you will quickly realize that your customers should probably be adults.
47. Meat U There: If you specialize in hearty meat dishes, this is a good name to go with.
48. Sunshine Diner: This is a happy, cheery name for a diner.
49. A Taste of Heaven Diner: Why wait for heaven when you can taste it now?
50. Dine Right Diner: Because your Dine Right Diner makes sure that everything is done right.
51. Eat, Pray, Love: Technically, this was already used as the name of a book, so you should be really careful about the copyright or any trademarks.
52. Bean Around the World Coffees: This is such an adorable name for some type of coffee shop.
53. Nin Com Soup: Try saying this one aloud, and you will quickly get the play on words.
54. Bacon Bros. Diner: Because who doesn’t love bacon ?
55. The Great Breakfast Diner: Breakfast is served!
56. Belly & Snout: This sounds like an old English restaurant name, but it could also showcase the types of meat you use. You aren’t picky. Your dishes will use any part of the animal to make delicious food.
57. Blunch: Is it breakfast, brunch or lunch? You decide.
58. Planet of the Grapes: This is a play on the classic movie, and it sounds like the name of a fun, trendy wine bar.
59. Hangover Cure : If most of your customers are people who are looking for hangover cures at the end of a long night out, then this is a good option to go with.
60. Slurpin’ Ramen Bar: This is a clever, cute name to choose.
61. The Bagelry: Technically, there is already a restaurant with this name. As long as the name isn’t copyrighted though, it would be a great name for a bagel shop.
63. Break the Fast: This is actually how the word breakfast was originally said. Now, it would just be a catchy restaurant name.
64. The Sizzling Griddle: For sizzling dishes cooked to order.
65. That’s a Wrap: This is a clever name for a restaurant that specializes in wraps.
66. Rabbit Food: If you cater to vegetarians or healthy eaters, use this name.
67. Bellyful: This is just a cute name. It sounds like beautiful, but it also shows that your customers will leave with their belly full.
68. The Bloody Steak: For a restaurant that caters to the true meat eaters.
69. Barnyard Breakfast Diner: Cute!
70. Wok This Way: This is a clever, adorable name for a restaurant that specializes in Asian cuisine.
71. Eatmore Fried Chicken: You should definitely eat more fried chicken.
72. Steaks on a Plane: This is a clever play on the film, Snakes on a Plane.
73. Blind Weasel: Animal names tend to work well when you want a catchy restaurant name. I still remember a bar I once went to called the Drunken Monkey.
74. The Eatery: Delicious!
75. Grubstake: This is a fun option.
76. Lord of the Fries: This is a play on the book title, Lord of the Flies .
77. Wallflower Diner: Cute!
78. Give Me Food or Give Me Death: This is a play on something one of America’s founding fathers once said.
79. Decadent Desire : This is perfect for a restaurant that specializes in desserts and rich flavors.
80. Chai Tea Shop: In Chinese, “cha” means tea. When you say “chai tea shop,” you are basically “tea tea shop.”
81. Get Baked: If your bakery tends to bring in customers who have the munchies (and you live in a 4/20 friendly place), go with this name.
82. Burrito Belly: This name wins points for alliteration.
83. Hibachi Heroes: Using alliteration in your restaurant name certainly makes it a bit catchier.
84. Stoner’s Paradise: This is a perfect name for a bakery in a 4/20 friendly state.
85. Food Baby: After leaving your restaurant, customers will feel like there is a food baby in their belly.
86. Coffee Nut: For people who really know their coffee.
87. Backyard Bowls: This is a cute option to go with.
88. Peking Inn: Are you customers just peaking in at the Peking Inn?
89. Paradise Found: This is a play on Milton’s book title, but it also describes how your customers will feel once they try your delicious food.
90. Soon Fatt: Because if your customers keep eating your good food, they will soon be fat.
91. Heart Attack Cafe: Use this if you specialize in Southern cuisine or any cuisine that is known to be bad for your health.
92. Latte Da: This is a clever restaurant name for a cafe.
93. Meatatarian: Skip the vegetarian food and go for the all-meat restaurant.
94. Pho King Noodles: Try saying this aloud and then you’ll get the pun.
95. Bottoms Up: This works well for a pub or a similar drinking establishment.
96. DiningTopia: This one of the best catchy restaurant names.
97. Cafe Teria: Get it? Cafeteria?
98. Wizard of Cod: This is a great slogan for a fish-related restaurant.
99. The Supper Club: This is an adorable option for a restaurant.
100. Curry Favor: This works well for a curry company.