Date night doesn’t have to be rocket science

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your night out with your special someone. But date nights don’t have to be complicated, and it doesn’t mean you have to one up yourself from the previous year. Sometimes a nice dinner at a place you’ve never tried before or even one that you frequent often because the food is so good and the ambiance adds that perfect touch, is exactly what the evening calls for.

All along Florida’s Space Coast is a wide array of restaurants, so finding a spot for your date night doesn’t have to be rocket science. Here are a few restaurants to check out for your next date night that will leave your valentine wanting to go back all year long.

Third Culture Kitchen

1000 Cheney Highway, Titusville | (321) 225-4103

If you’re looking for a multi-cultural experience where the fusion of foods from all over the world are at your fingertips, then Third Culture Kitchen is the place to go. With a mission that combines curiosity and authenticity, their options will turn you on to something new to hit your palate. And you’re highly encouraged to come on in, grab a beer, and make some great memories together while being dazzled with world-inspired combinations.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Rising Tide tap & table

523 Glen Creek Drive, Cape Canaveral | (321) 576-0676

Located in The Cove at Port Canaveral, Rising Tide tap & table is the place to go for will send your valentine over the moon. In addition, offers a variety of bars, restaurants, attractions and live music to choose from that are sure to please.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Florida’s Fresh Grill

2039 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach | (321) 613-5649

Enjoy your evening sitting back and enjoying fresh seafood, steak and other made-from-scratch bites in an upscale, yet casual lights-down-low atmosphere. Choose from an assortment of wines or your drink of choice and toast to your perfect night of romance.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Fat Snook

2464 South Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach | (321) 784-1190

After a day out and about, partake in a casual beachside meal where the passion for fresh, local seafood and Florida’s finest ingredients meet impeccable design and attention to detail that is far from ordinary. And the gourmet menu will leave you wanting to order it all, so make sure you save room for dessert. This place may easily become a new favorite date night spot.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Crush XI

923 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne | (321) 312-6067

Crush Eleven is a casually hip gathering place serving up rustic-urban food, unique specialty wines,craft beers, and quality hand-crafted cocktails. The menu was designed to foster a social dining atmosphere by encouraging guests to sample a variety of dishes to share among friends. So, make your date night an affair for you and your “couple” friend and have a fun evening toasting to friendship and romance.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Djon’s Steak and Lobster House

522 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach | (321) 722-2737

If you are looking for a spot to ask your special someone “the question” or if you’ve already asked and gotten an ecstatic “YES” and want to celebrate, check out in Melbourne Beach. This restaurant couples a formal experience with an open feel that leaves plenty of room to dance to the live piano entertainment whether inside or outside under the stars. You can even have a seat at the piano bar if you want a truly up close and personal serenade for you and your sweetheart. End your time with a stroll down the pier and take in a Space Coast sunset, a beautiful way to enjoy this special moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Yellow Dog Café

905 U.S. Highway, Malabar | (321) 956-3334

Don’t be fooled by their name, this is no ordinary café. Enjoy a casual, yet elegant riverfront dining experience with food that will send your taste buds into orbit. You’ll be coming back for more romantic evenings here so you can have a try of every item on the menu.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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These are just a few of the many great spots to take your valentine for date night, but the Space Coast isn’t just a great place for food. There are plenty of other things to do, places to go, and people to see. Check out the event calendar here for some great ideas to couple with your dinner.

Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday this year, make your date night a mini weekend getaway. Check out the links below to help you plan out your date night (or weekend) or use our vacation planner to make lasting memories with your valentine.

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