Date Night Spots on the Gulf Coast


The Gulf Coast has so many ah-mazing locations for date nights (with and without kids).  Check out our Gulf Coast Moms Blog top picks for date nights with your loved one(s).

The Chimneys restaurant overlooking the gulf
Photo credit: The Chimneys

Romantic Nights

The Chimneys in Gulfport is another top pick.  Coastal favorites include the Trout 1640 and Crabmeat Chimneys.  Their filet is a personal favorite. Check out their fun selection of specialty cocktails. From Orange Jula to their Mango Mule, you are sure to have the best dinner and toddy!

Vestige is a small locally-owned restaurant in beautiful and historic downtown Ocean Springs. Their ever-changing menu features locally grown food.  

It’s no surprise that Chef Scott’s Restaurant in Ocean Springs is on the top of the list.  You can’t go wrong with this sushi favorite.  Try the Kick A**(crooked-letter, crooked-letter) roll!

Saltgrass Steak House in Biloxi is the newbie restaurant you must visit. One of their featured entrees is the Cajun sirloin.

tien is located in the IP Casino.  It features a variety of Asian cuisines, including Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese and Japanese.

BR Prime inside the Beau Rivage provides enticing choices like dry-aged prime beef, ribeye, lobster tail from Maine, lobster tempura, seasonal oysters, stone crab and New Orleans style barbecue lobster.  

One can’t go wrong with the steak at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Enough said.

Enjoy local Gulf oysters and variety of Gulf Coast seafood with a New Orleans flare at Half Shell Oyster House.  They have locations in Biloxi and Gulfport.

200 North Beach Restaurant and Bar is located in the heart of Old Town Bay St. Louis.  It’s perfect for a more laid back date night.  

Family Nights

Pack up the family for a sunset picnic at your favorite local beach spot. Pick up a charcuterie plate from Eat Drink Love, throw in some simple dinner options for the kids and you’re ready for a night with the family!

Sal & Mookies is known for  two of our favorite things – pizza and ice cream.  Enjoy dinner and don’t skip dessert.  Their yummy milkshakes are a must! Try  one of their ultimate shakes!

Wentzel’s Seafood Restaurant provides a great atmosphere and food options for family date nights. Great seafood, generous portions and super friendly staff.  

What better way to show your love than with carbs?  Salute Italian and Seafood Restaurant in Gulfport provides a great variety of Italian dishes for any age. The casual dining atmosphere is great for families.  

Koi Sushi in Gulfport is another family friendly location. The kids love hibachi and the sushi is another favorite on the Coast!

Bacchus on the Beach is located on Scenic Drive in Pass Christian. Their daily specials cannot be beat – hello Pork Chop Monday! The view is spectacular for adults and kids alike.


Make those reservations today. Enjoy our favorite spots!  Tell us yours.



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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.