Nations is one of the only two places in Alameda open after 10, the other being La Pinata. Both are opened until 3 am. This is especially useful when you and your friends find yourselves getting hungry while hanging out late during the weekend. When it's too late to be cooking (or if your kitchen is pretty bare), and out of the island is too far to drive, Nation's large, juicy burgers are appetite satisfying. They also have a breakfast menu (served all day), and PIES! I highly recommend their banana cream pie.
You can walk in and order, which sometimes you'll have to wait for a while. But when it's late and you don't have much other options, well, you have to wait. You can also call in your order. Nation's has comfortable booths to sit in and eat at, or you can take out.
Their burgers are large and will fill you up, probably before you finish the last bite. Their milkshakes are rich and thick, and their pies are amazing.