Top Spots To Take A Date In Jacksonville

  • by Sali Salameh
  • February 11, 2021

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and that means love is in the air. Change things up this year with the best date night ideas we have in store for you on this day that’s set aside for love.  Tag us on all your dates @904happyhour & #904happyhour

River & Post

At the corner of Riverside Avenue & Post Street, you'll find a seafood restaurant with a rooftop lounge overlooking downtown Jacksonville that offers a view straight down the gorgeous St. Johns River, past the neon glow of the stadium and on up to Dames Point. You'll enjoy an atmosphere like no other and a culinary experience

R&P Website 

Phone Number: 904-575-2366

Prospect Wine Bar

A new wine bar and restaurant open in in the heart of historic 5 points. Creating creative, delicious dishes. The new spot, owned by Sheree Kentwell and Jon Choomchaiyo features a delicious lunch & dinner menu, extensive wine selection, hidden up stairs lounge, outdoor seating that’s pet friendly, full liquor bar, and one of Riverside’s best happy Hours! Happy hour is from 3 to 6 PM daily and includes $2 bottled beers, $3 wines, $8 craft cocktails & $8 flat breads!

Prospect Website

Email: [email protected]

BB’s

BB’s restaurant is located on the Southbank of the river, in between downtown and San Marco Square. See their lunch and dinner specials and enjoy a taste of their award-winning wine list and a full bar! Plus they have the bake the best in house cakes.

BB's Website 

Phone Number:904-306-0100

Salt Amelia Island

The view over the water is a hint of what’s to come at Salt restaurant in Amelia Island. Named for one of the sea’s most valuable resources, this fine dining restaurant uses more than 40 salts from around the world to add depth and flavor to coastal-inspired cuisine. Recognized with a AAA Five Diamond award, Salt also offers an exclusive Dine with the Chef experience inviting guests to observe the action in the kitchen. 

Salt Website 

Phone Number: 904-277-1100

Michaels Tasting Room

Michael's is located on the scenic Calle Cuna, in the heart of Historic Downtown St. Augustine. The building began as the Buchanti House that dates back to 1764. Michael's menu changes seasonally, created by focusing on Steaks and Coastal Spanish Inspired Cuisine with influence from the finest local ingredients. The restaurants casually elegant approach brings together friendly hospitality with a dedicated focus on impeccable guest service.

Michael's Website 

Phone Number: 904-810-2400

Pogo’s Amelia Island

POGO’s is a cozy casual restaurant with banquet seating, bar, covered outdoor seating and a private dining room featuring a wall of wine. 

Pogo's Website

Phone Number: 904-432-8483

Burlingame

Burlingame is open for dinner from 5:30pm Monday to Saturday.  Chef Chad’s cuisine is seasonally inspired, modern American food with a twist. He wants guests to find new excitement in classic dishes and goes to great lengths to deliver with every plate. The made-from-scratch menu is small by design to focus on a handful of exquisite dishes each season.  This same made-from-scratch ethic shines through in our craft cocktail offerings.

Burlingame Website 

Phone Number: 904-432-7671 

Collage

When dining at Collage, be prepared for a first-class, award-winning experience. The menu reflects the eclectic tastes of owners Mike Hyatt and Cindy Stangby and focuses on fresh local seafood, steaks, lamb and veal, using international flavor profiles. Located just a block off of St. George Street in the heart of the historic district. Collage serves dinner nightly from 5:00 p.m. 

Collage Website 

Phone Number:904-829-0055

Caps on the Water 

Caps is a fine dining experience with indoors or waterfront seating as well as an “Old Florida” style pavilion. There are three bars serving award winning wines, as well as craft cocktails featuring local spirits and brews. The deck accommodates comfortable seating with heaters flanking each table while giving you a front row seat to sunsets off the intracoastal waterways. 

Caps Website

Phone Number: 904-824-8794

Culinary Outfitters

Long tucked away along a side road near downtown St. Augustine, locals consider Culinary Outfitters the restaurant of choice for a special meal with friends and colleagues. People come to Culinary Outfitters to celebrate life's little moments, to catch up with friends for lunch, or to just have an exceptional meal. From our full-service restaurant to catering your St. Augustine wedding or corporate event, we provide food with a creatively gourmet touch accompanied by service that’s always upbeat, friendly, and professional.

Culinary Website ​

Phone Number: 904-829-2727

Mezza Luna 

Located in Neptune Beach, a locally owned and operated Italian restaurant, offering dinner and full bar service every evening in three unique environments: our bar and lounge, where we have live music Sunday-Thursday 6-9pm, main dining room for a more formal setting, and newly refurbished outdoor courtyard offering al fresco dining.

Mezza Luna Website 

Phone Number: 904-249-5573

Nona Blue 

Nona Blue Modern Tavern is more than a restaurant and bar. It’s a place that brings people together, creates social moments and reflects its community. This was the vision for Nona Blue from the very beginning. When Founding Partners and veteran restauranteurs Joe Davi and Bill Bona came together to create the Nona Blue concept, they envisioned blending the warmth and social atmosphere of a tavern with the polish and quality of a high-end casual restaurant.

Nona Blue Website

Phone Number: 904-834-7549

Donatos pizza special

V Day Pizza & Wings! Pre orders for their heart shaped pizza start 2/7 and pizzas can be picked up 2/10-2/14! Donatos is located at 1500 Beach Blvd in between Taco Lu & Engine 15 Brewing. 

Donatos Website 

Phone Number: 904-366-2867

Pinspiration Splatter Date 

Pinspiration is hosting a Valentine’s Day to Remember. Pinspiration is a DIY Craft Studio where people of all ages can come try their hand at making a project together! Splatter Date™ bundle makes the perfect Valentine's Date! This a unique, romantic activity you will never forget! Have a blast and bring home a masterpiece. 

Splatter Date 

Phone Number: 904-395-3056

Saint Florals

Order Florals from Saint Florals, a local flower shop. Preorder your valentine’s bouquets soon.

Saint Florals 

MiniBar Donuts 

Get your Minibar Donuts Valentines Pack Pre-Orders for 2/13 & 2/14 are on their website under the Valentine’s Day Tab. Available in 8 & 16 Packs. Bouquet Boxes & DIY Kits are back as well! And.....they’re introducing Heart Breaker Cocoa Bombs! 

MiniBar Donuts 

Just the Two of Us Picnic 

Florida Social Collective is luxury picnic company that is local. They are offering a unique picnic experience for two this Valentines. Specials running 2/12 - 2/14! Choose between the 11:00am and 2:30pm time slots. Be sure to book before it’s too late!

Picnic

Spoil your Valentine at Diamonds Direct!

Our favorite jewelry store, Diamonds Direct will be open from 12pm - 5pm on Valentine's Day! It will be part of a special designer trunks show featuring hundreds of beautiful pieces, complimentary cupcakes, and flower bouquets with purchase. What better way to start your romantic dinner date than selecting a beautiful diamond ring, bracelet, pendant or pair of earrings!

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St. Augustine Light Tower V Day Message 

What better way to show your love than a personalized message to your special someone from 140 FEET IN THE AIR?! Send a unqiue message to your Valentine from the top of St. Augustine Light Tower.

Light Tower Website 

Sweet by Holly Valentine’s Day Collection

Order your valentines cupcakes from Sweets by Holly. Delivery and in store pickup from Jan 25 – Feb 14.  

Sweet by Holly 

Visit Sweet Pete’s Candy Shop

Sweet Pete’s produces and offers a near endless variety of candy. In addition to their famous sea salt caramels, cherry cordials, toffee, and rocky road, they provide gluten free, vegan, retro candy as well. Sweet Pete has been a candy maker for over 30 years and is passionate about candy. All candy is produced or selected by Sweet Pete himself. Sweet Pete’s offers Valentines Chocolates, baskets, candies and more to gift your loved ones. 

Visit their website

Have a Pic Nic in a park

We've curated a list of 15 popular picnic spots in and around Jax. Grab your blankets and get out to enjoy some of these beautiful spots in North Florida!

Check out the spots

 

Other great spots:

We can't leave out these amazing restaurants: Chophouse Thirteen, Matthews, Orasy, Black Sheep, Coop 303, Medure, Biscottis, The Brick & more

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