6 Mississippi Date Night Spots

Locals know where to spend some time out with friends, or with that special someone. Whether you go for a first date or a weekly date night, check out these unique hangout spots in each region of the state. Ranging from laid back to romantic, you’re sure to find the perfect location for a night out on the town in whatever town you’re in.

Ajax Diner in Oxford Mississippi

Ajax Diner | Oxford

Local bar and restaurant with comfort food and a laid-back atmosphere. Ajax is located right on the Oxford Square. This is a great place for a night-out with friends or a weekend family lunch before the big game.

Blue Canoe | Tupelo

Blue Canoe is one of the city’s top live music venues and an eclectic bar menu that keeps people coming back. Order from the extensive craft beer list and try something new like Caribbean edamame tossed in Jamaican jerk seasoning, fried black-eyed peas, and end the night with their famous Connie’s Blueberry Donut Bread Pudding.

A couple dining in the courtyard at the Alluvian Hotel

Giardina’s | Greenwood

Giardina’s, one of the Mississippi Delta’s most historic restaurants, was founded in 1936 by Joseph Giardina. A unique blend of sophistication and warmth, Giardina’s is the perfect setting for any event. Featuring steaks, seafood and Italian cuisine, Giardina’s atmosphere is old world elegant but dress is laid-back “Delta casual.”

Under-the-Hill Saloon | Natchez

The area known as Natchez Under-the-Hill, was once a thriving port where cotton was loaded onto paddle-wheelers and shipped north to textile mills for processing. One of the oldest buildings in the area, the Under-the-Hill Saloon today offers weekly live music along the water’s edge.

Ground Zero | Clarksdale

Ground Zero Blues Club is a restaurant by day and blues club by night, situated in a 100 year-old cotton grading warehouse on Blues Alley facing the Delta Blues Museum. Actor Morgan Freeman and his business partner, Bill Luckett, opened Ground Zero in 2001 and it soon became one of the most colorful spots in downtown Clarksdale, infused with character and Delta grit.

The Chimneys | Gulfport

The Chimneys Restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and steak dishes and is known as the place to go to catch up with old friends while you’re in town. Enjoy dining in this beautifully built replica of a historic home featuring salvaged bricks from the original house, brick hearths with a central chimney gracing the dining areas, and heart pine floors from an 1820’s-era home in Vaiden.