If you’re into the cliche of getting gussied up on Valentine’s for a nice dinner at a romantic restaurant (guilty over here…) this list is for you.
In no particular order, here are 5 places on the Space Coast that bring the romantic vibes AND great food:
Matt’s Casbah (downtown Melbourne): Especially for couples who love fresh sushi + seafood + Asian fusion dishes. This place does it all so well. Their interior has a dim, romantic atmosphere with twinkle lights on the ceiling, while the outdoor patio right on Melbourne’s Main Street feels more casual.
Yellow Dog Cafe (Malabar): The “fanciest” on the list (hello valet parking), this place is a budget splurge, but no doubt worth doing on a special occasion. The river view + pampering service, and incredibly quality dishes make this spot a luxurious experience that every couple should have on their bucket list.
Cafe Coconut Cove (Melbourne Beach): Upscale German cuisine in what feels like a cozy, old riverfront home. Located right on the water so the views here are amazing, and you can stroll along their private pier after dinner.
The Fat Snook (Cocoa Beach): A modern but cozy atmosphere where the seafood and service are hard to top here on the Space Coast. This place offers a shorter menu, but they’ve definitely perfected each of their dishes. Tip: Don’t skip dessert here, especially if you’re a Key Lime Pie fan.
The Mansion (Melbourne): Vintage Florida vibes in a historic downtown Melbourne home. Large menu that has something for everyone. Snag yourself a table on their rooftop patio for extra wow factor.