With its one-of-a-kind atmosphere, innovative dining scene and lively nightlife, Port Canaveral is the perfect place for date night. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner on the water or go dancing under the stars. The restaurants in Port Canaveral offer a wide-variety of appetizing cuisine such as fresh seafood, pasta, steak, wings or burgers. Whatever you and your date decide you want for dinner, Port Canaveral’s got you covered. Here’s our guide on where to go for dinner and drinks on date night in Port Canaveral.
Casual Dinner and Drinks
Each one of Port Canaveral’s restaurants bring something different to the table. If you’re in the mood for a casual dinner outside on a tiki deck with live music, head over to Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar or Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar.
Rusty’s Seafood and Oysters Bar
Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar’s atmosphere is the perfect mixture between tropical and laidback dining. This “come as you are” restaurant is a great place to go on a casual date night. Enjoy a wide-variety of fresh seafood combined with flavorsome ingredients, such as fresh-shucked oysters, fried calamari, succulent bacon-wrapped sea scallops or grilled crab cakes. Have a seat on the outside patio overlooking the water or enjoy the cozy, southern feel of dining inside.
Grill’s Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar
Grill’s Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar is known for their creative cuisine, cold drinks and fun atmosphere. With live entertainment almost every night of the week, Grill’s is a great place to go on date night if you’re in the mood to dance. If you like fish, order the Lionfish; it may look a little odd, but it’s absolutely delicious. The white, flakey fish is pan fried and glazed with Grills’ signature sweet and savory sauce. If lionfish isn’t your forte, no worries! Grills has plenty of delicious food to offer, such as the Shrimp Cuban, Grilled Reuben, Category 5 Hurricane Cheeseburger, or the Grills Seafood Alfredo. After dinner order another margarita, grab your date and head to the dancefloor! What sounds better than a waterfront dinner and dancing under the moonlight to live music?
Upscale Dinner and Drinks by the Water
If you’re looking for a romantic, candle-lit dinner and drinks by the water, head over to Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill or Milliken’s Reef. Although each restaurant is different, they each offer a unique atmosphere and cuisine.
Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill
Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill is one of the best spots to go for date night because they have it all. From upscale dining and gourmet cuisine to margaritas at the tiki bar, Fishlips has “something for everyone.” Fishlips’ downstairs dining area has tables inside with beautiful views of the water and a full bar, and tables outside on the patio. The dining downstairs tend to be more private and intimate. Upstairs, there’s a sports bar with countless flat-screen TVs, a covered outside deck over the water and a tiki bar. If you want a secluded dinner with your date, relax downstairs. If you want a more animated atmosphere, head upstairs. Stick around at nighttime and watch the upstairs deck turn into a dancefloor!
If you’re looking for an intimate atmosphere accompanied by piano music and fine wine, head over to Milliken’s Reef. Milliken’s Reef has casual waterfront dining or upscale indoor dining. The indoor dining area is spacious, with large windows that offer a beautiful view of the water and boats passing by. The menu at Milliken’s has plenty of delicious offerings, such as Mahi Mahi, salmon, shrimp and oysters. If seafood isn’t your thing try one of their porterhouse specials. If you don’t want date night to end after your romantic dinner, head outdoors. Milliken’s outdoors replicates a resort, with beach sand for a dance floor, swaying palm trees and tiki torches. Dance along to the island music, enjoy the cool breeze and order a fruity cocktail.
Each restaurant in Port Canaveral brings something different to the table for date night. Check back for updates and more information on date night in Port Canaveral.