last-minute date night
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Everyone knows at some point or another, that spontaneous date night and the struggle of deciding where to go, but more importantly, where you can get a table last minute. Luckily, the Tampa area is full of restaurants of all prices, availability, and food styles. For more last-minute date night options, check out this awesome list of local spots that are reasonable, delicious, and totally perfect for a spontaneous date night.

Datz Restaurants

Locations: Tampa/St.Pete

If you’ve lived in the Tampa area for a while, there’s a chance you’ve heard of Datz…if you haven’t, you must check it out! Datz is an eclectic comfort food style joint with a flair for innovative menu items and an awesome atmosphere. While you’re at Datz, check out their awesome cocktail menu for all of your faves with a twist or their lunch/dinner menu for delicious items such as the Datz favorite: Biscuits & Crazy! This meal is found on the lunch menu and features buttermilk biscuits, Jones sausage gravy, Jones bacon, 2 eggs any way you like’em, and a beautiful potato medley! The best thing about Datz is they’re open for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner so you can enjoy that last-minute date any time of day!

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Pane Rustica

Location: South Tampa

Pane Rustica is another Tampa foodie staple, located right around the corner from Datz, this spot is popular, laid back, and perfect for your next last-minute date. The restaurant also features an artisan bakery for all of the fresh goodies you can imagine. Enjoy delicious lunch options and incredible dinner options at Pane Rustics including hearth-baked pizzas, sandwiches, salads, wood-fired entrees, apps, and small plates! For a more upscale experience, visit Pane Rustica for dinner! Be sure to check daily for the lunch and dinner specials! Dinner specials could include items such as an Oak Grilled Creekstone NY Strip, Swordfish, Crab & Lobster Risotto, and more!

Miguel’s Mexican Seafood & Grill

Location: South Tampa

Everyone loves Mexican food so why not take your Mexican dining experience and turn it up a few notches at Miguel’s?! Miguel’s has an incredible atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating with all of the incredible flavors of traditional Mexican food with Tampa’s seafood thrown into the mix! Miguel’s offers delicious Prime Meats, Seafood, Homemade cremes and sauces, home-cooked Mexican meals, a full liquor and wine menu, lunch specials, and weekend brunch! What more could you ask for?

Boca Tampa

Location: Tampa/Brandon

Boca is another great middle-ground for your next last-minute date night where you can dress up or dress down and still receive impeccable service and a top of the line menu! Not to mention, no matter what side of the river you live on, there is a Boca for you with two great locations in Tampa on Platt and in Brandon on Bloomingdale! Boca takes pride in serving farm-to-table food without skimping on taste and service. Boca focuses on local food and helps support local farmers by using fresh ingredients right in our backyards Boca offers lunch, dinner, and brunch with awesome menu items such as Smoked Chimichurri Chicken, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, and so much more!

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Doc B’s Restaurant and Bar

Location: International Plaza and Bay Street

Doc B’s is the final spot perfect for your next last-minute date night with a cozy, relaxed atmosphere with a spacious patio for outdoor seating serving up American style food. Doc B’s is in an incredibly convenient spot—right inside International Plaza near all of the other yummy dining options! You can’t miss it! They offer lunch, brunch, and dinner with a full bar and even a catering menu! Guests can order salads, sandwiches, burgers, specialty entrees, and bowls. Not to mention, Doc B’s is great for everyone, even those who enjoy a meatless diet! There will definitely be something for everyone!

Next time you need a last-minute date night, don’t fret! There are plenty of options across the Bay for those looking to enjoy a night out without all of the preparations! Enjoy a little bite out of Tampa, and, more importantly, enjoy


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