Best Date Spots in Tallahassee

November 29, 2022 Parents, Students

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Date Night in Tallahassee

Looking to plan the perfect date night for your special someone? Crafting a date can be stressful and time consuming. Lucky for you, we’ve come up with a list of the most romantic date night spots in Tallahassee! Whether you’re into five-star dining, sharing a sweet treat, or battling it out over arcade games, we guarantee your next Tally date night will be fairy-tale level romance. We’ll break down the list by dining, dessert, and fun activities around Florida’s capital city. It doesn’t matter if it’s a blind date or a 50th anniversary celebration – you can wine ‘em, dine ‘em, and make ‘em fall in love with our top Tallahassee date night spots!

Tally Restaurants for a Perfect Date Night

The best way into your date’s heart? Through their stomach! Follow our list of restaurants to plan your perfect date nigh in Tallahassee.

The Blu Halo

What better way to start the perfect date than a little luxury? Blu Halo is a high-end steakhouse with seafood dishes and a wine bar. Try out menu favorites like the Blu Halo Chop or the Southern Grouper. Let this sophisticated setting set the lovey-dovey mood on your next date.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 10am-2pm, 5pm-10pm, Sun 10am-2pm

For reservations, call (850) 999-1696 or send an email to

IL Lusso

Plan your next perfect date at an upscale Italian restaurant with an airy indoor bistro, perfect for special occasions. Il Lusso is a premium steakhouse with traditional Italian fair and a full bar. Try the Black Squid Ink Pasta or Lamb Shank, or if you want to make your date extra special – check out their “Special Wine Menu!”

Hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm

For reservations, call (850) 765-8620

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Table 23

Nothing screams Southern hospitality quite like Table 23. Located in a restored 1920’s residence, this laid-back country restaurant is a great spot for your next date night. Although we’ve recently highlighted Table 23 on our favorite brunch spots in Tallahassee blog, their dinner menu has just as much to rave about! Taste the Panko Crusted Rainbow Trout or the Lucky Goat Coffee Rubbed Ribeye. Just as their logo reads, ‘You are always welcome at our table!’ – that includes your next perfect date.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-8:30pm, Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat 4pm-8:30pm

For reservations, call (850) 329-2261

The Edison

Can you feel the electricity in the room? Or is that just The Edison? Located in a historic electric building, The Edison is a cute and trendy restaurant with high ceilings, exposed brick, a delicious menu, and of course some cool lighting! Looking for a daytime date? Head downstairs to The Power Plant Café for some coffee and lighter choices. Pro tip: If you really want to wow your date, reserve a picnic basket through the cafe! Must reserve at least 2 hours ahead.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-9pm, Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm

For reservations, call (850) 765-9771

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Backwoods Crossing

If you want your next date to truly encompass the feeling of Tallahassee, go local at Backwoods Crossing. The family-run joint was created by two brothers with a shared loved for fresh ingredients and good-quality food. Speaking of food – don’t miss out on dishes like the Garden Stir Fry or “Big Foot!” Backwoods Crossing promises your next date some contemporary American fare “from our farm to your table!”

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

For reservations, call (850) 765-3753

Charlie Park

Going on a date should leave you feeling on top of the world – or at least the city! Charlie Park makes all your love-filled dreams possible at their incredible rooftop location. Although it’s considered more of a cocktail bar, Charlie Park offers shareable small plates like Grilled Lamb Lollies or Miso Swordfish. Finish off the date with a round of delectable cocktails (Charlie Park is currently a finalist for Best Martini/Cocktail in Tallahassee!)

Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-10pm, Fri 4pm-11pm, Sat 2pm-11pm

For reservations, call (850) 759-4300 or book online.

Liberty Bar & Restaurant

If your ideal date involves a chill environment and ambient lighting, head to Liberty Bar & Restaurant. They offer a casual dining experience with top-notch food. We’ve heard the Scotch Egg and Duck Confit Mac & Cheese are to die for, but you can always find something yummy on their seasonal menu. End an evening of romance with a nightcap on their unique cocktails menu.

Hours: Sun-Mon 5pm-12am, Tues-Sat 5pm-2am

Reservations unavailable, on a “first come first served” basis

Black Radish

Already been to Liberty Bar & Restaurant? Head over to their newest restaurant, Black Radish. The casual fare is mainly focused on vegetarian and vegan dishes, but they’ve got some hearty meat dishes as well. We’d say go for the Kung Pao Brussel Sprouts or Ricotta Gnocchi, but we’re sure your date will love anything on the menu!

Hours: Tues-Thurs 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am

Reservations unavailable, on a “first come first served” basis

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Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack

If the name didn’t grab your attention, their food surely will! Welcome to Bird’s – Tallahassee’s favorite oyster joint. Fulfill any seafood lover’s dream with a bucket of oysters, grouper sandwich, or a fried shrimp basket! Even oysters aren’t your date’s thing, they’ve got plenty of filling items on the menu. All the aphrodisiacs quenching your thirst? No need to worry, Bird’s has you covered with a huge list of beer, wine, and cocktails. We consider this to be THE best restaurant in Tallahassee, or at least our favorite!

Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat – 11:30am-10pm, Thurs 11:30am-2am

Reservations unavailable, on a “first come first served” basis


Take your date to Tallahassee’s newest upscale establishment at the Huntsman. Their menu focuses on hunted, foraged, and farmed ingredients to prepare a unique dining experience! Try their Antelope or Cauliflower steak – OR try one of the Huntsman’s 5-course Guided Expedition Tastings if you want to treat your date to a meal like no other!

Hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm

For reservations, call (850) 765-1887 or book online.  

Sweets for your Sweetheart

Not ready for the night to end? Give your date a rush –-a sugar rush—with a list of our favorite dessert shops around Tallahassee!

Donut Kingdom

Who says dessert must come after dinner? Get your date started with a box full of Donut Kingdom’s delicious donuts! They make ‘em fresh daily, with flavors like Fruity Pebbles, Snickers and more. Not into donuts? Try a Kingdom Shake instead. As their website reads: “You deserve a donut!”

Hours: Sun-Thurs 6am-8pm, Fri-Sat 6am-9pm *hours vary on location.

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Mo Cookies

Looking for a dessert as sweet as your date? Mo Cookies is here to fix all your sweet tooth desires. Known for their signature ‘Mo Cookies’ like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Guava Creamcheese, and the “Freshman 15” – this place knows how to make cookies!

Hours: Sun-Thurs 3pm-12am, Fri-Sat 3pm-1am

SouthWood Sweets

There are few things more romantic than going on an ice cream date – or at least that’s what SouthWood Sweets will tell you! Located in the heart of Tallahassee, SouthWood Sweets is a community staple serving up what they claim is the city’s sweetest ice cream. Try a cup, cone, or sundae and decide for yourself!

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm, Sun-Thurs 11am-9:30pm

Big Easy Snowballs

Serve up a smile on your next date by treating your partner to Big Easy Snowballs! The menu is HUGE, and their house specialty is a “stuffed” snowball – meaning a regular snow cone filled with vanilla ice cream inside. Your stomach and date will thank you!

Hours: Mon 1pm-7pm, Wed-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm

Lofty Pursuits

I scream, you scream, your date screams for ice cream! End your date night at Tallahassee’s traditional soda fountain. Lofty Pursuits will fill you up with soft serve, floats, and milkshakes. Feeling adventurous? Try the Green River or the Florida Cow! Pro tip: they’ve got a full selection of board games if you’re in a competitive mood.

Hours: Daily 7am-10pm

Date Night Activities in Tallahassee,FL

Fire Betty’s Arcade Bar

What’s local, competitive, and full of fun entertainment? Welcome to Fire Betty’s, one of Tallahassee’s best date spots and arcade bars. If your ideal date is competing over air hockey, attending a comedy night, or watching a live band, this is the spot for you. No matter what night of the week – Fire Betty’s is a guaranteed fun date.

Hours: Tues-Sat 6pm-2am

Hangar 38

Combine all possible date nights into one at Hangar 38! Bowling? Gaming? Dinner and drinks? Hangar 38 offers an exciting time to all who enter – with 79 arcade games to choose from, you and your date will have hours full of fun.

Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am

For reservations, call (850) 999-2606

FSU or FAMU sporting event

Whether you’re a Nole, Rattler, or just a local – take your next date to a collegiate sporting event! Get into the university spirit and cheer on your favorite Tallahassee team.

FSU Events / FAMU Events

Head over to our events page to find out what’s going on in Tallahassee year-round!

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