What Time Does Doordash Stop Delivering?

Do you have the late night munchies and don’t feel like driving to your favorite restaurant for food? Does Doordash ever stop delivering?

The short answer is, no, Doordash does not stop delivering. Drivers can deliver 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. However, things are a little more complicated than that as the app relies on other parties in order to operatea good rule of thumb is that you will struggle to place a Doordash order after 11PM.

The rest of this article will focus on why this is the case and what you can do if you want to order food late.

What Time Does Doordash Stop Delivering?

As mentioned previously, Doordash is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This is contingent on two factors, though:

  • Driver Availability
  • Closing Hours of Restaurants

For an order to fill on Doordash, there must be drivers available to deliver it. If there are no drivers available, then the order will not fill. 

Now, late at night (ie. after 11PM), many drivers turn off the app because it’s late. But this greatly depends on location. A major city like New York will have drivers available at all hours of the night whereas a smaller city may not have drivers willing to work late.

The other factor to consider is the number of restaurants open at a particular time. If there are no Doordash partner restaurants open, then you can’t order anything. 

To summarize, Doordash is open 24/7, but you may struggle to find a driver late at night. The best rule of thumb is that Doordash stops delivering around 11PM unless you live in a major city

What Time Does Doordash Start Delivering?

Doordash deliveries tend to slow down around 11PM as many drivers do not want to work late at night and many restaurants close. 

Doordash starts back up around 8AM. Again, this depends on driver availability and the number of restaurants available. 

You can probably find a Doordash driver to deliver your food at 6AM. It’s simply faster to order Doordash at 8AM compared to 6AM as there are a lot more drivers working at that hour, so your order will fill faster

How to Find a Doordash Driver Late at Night

Have you struggled to have a Doordash driver pickup your order late at night? 

It’s a common problem outside of major cities. There simply are not many drivers working late at night compared to the number of people making orders. 

One way to almost guarantee that you can find a driver late at night is to include a tip in your order. The driver can see this in the order and is far less likely to cancel the order when they know they receive a tip for completing the order. 

If there are no drivers available or no restaurants open, then you are out of luck. But most locations have a few restaurants open late at night along with a few drivers willing to make those deliveries. 

Leaving a tip almost guarantees that the driver will complete the order. 

Final Thoughts

To summarize, Doordash delivers 24/7 contingent on driver availability and restaurant opening hours. This isn’t a problem in major cities — there are drivers working late and restaurants open late in major cities. In smaller cities, however, you will struggle to find any Doordash drivers after 11PM