Stillwater Date Guide

Uncovering Oklahoma showcases many great places and things to do around Oklahoma City with friends, but how date worthy are the places? Here on this page are some of the best suggestions for various fantastic and fun dates in the OSU college town, Stillwater.

Romantic or fun, first date or long time married–there are ideas for all kinds of couples and types of dates.

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Outside Eskimo Joe's in Stillwater - Photo by Dennis Spielman

1. Eskimo Joe’s

501 W. Elm St., Stillwater
I believe it would be illegal for me to have a section on Stillwater and not mention the famous Eskimo Joe’s restaurant. Joe’s extensive menu features Joe’s Specials, Fowl Things, fresh salads, soups, chili, desserts and weekly specials. Joe’s says the hard part is deciding what to order.

Tokyo Pot - Photo by Dennis Spielman

2. Tokyo Pot

108 W. 10th Ave, Stillwater
Tokyo Pot is Oklahoma’s 1st Shabu Shabu restaurant. Shabu Shabu is a Japanese dish featuring thinly sliced meat and veggies that you cook yourself in a traditional broth. You and your date will have a fun and tasty time together as you use your chopsticks to Shabu Shabu (swish swish) the food in the hot broth.

3. Zannotti’s Wine Bar

113 W 7th Ave, Stillwater
If you had enough to eat and want to chill with a nice drink stop by Zannotti’s Wine Bar. Located in the heart of downtown, Zannotti’s offers a chique and classy vibe to the college town. The wine bar has a large selection of wine, mix drinks and imported as well as domestic beer to choose from. And to go with your drinks try their cheese and bread platter.

OSU Botanical Garden - Photo by Dennis Spielman

4. OSU Botanical Garden

3425 W. Virginia Ave., Stillwater
Known as the Headquarters Garden for Oklahoma Botanical Garden & Arboretum, the OSU Botanical Garden is located on 100 acres in Stillwater, west of Oklahoma State University. It features the Oklahoma Gardening studio set, the turf and nursery research centers and Centennial Grove. The garden features over 1,000 species of herbaceous and woody plants, and is a romantic place to take a stroll together.

Visitation to The Botanic Garden is offered for free Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of Oklahoma Gardening studio grounds during filming sessions.

5. The Department of Theatre at OSU

121 Seretean Center, Stillwater
The Department of Theatre at OSU is committed to providing students with a comprehensive and professionally-focused theatre education within the context of a liberal arts education.

The 600-seat Vivia Locke Theatre is home to the Department of Theatre’s main stage season, which includes the annual musical. The Locke is a fully functional theatre equipped with fly space, an orchestra pit, and all of the latest stage technology making it an impressive theatre for a date night.

6. Town & Gown Theatre

3524 S. Perkins Rd., Stillwater
Town & Gown Theatre regularly produces five full-scale productions per season, in addition to other forms of entertainment including workshops for their members. They are a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, encouragement, development of interest and appreciation for the dramatic arts.

7. Cottonwood Inn Bed and Breakfast

3220 McElroy, Stillwater
There is something to be said about good food, clean sheets, and a warm bed. The Cottonwood Inn Bed and Breakfast is fronted by large Cottonwood trees on the corner of Cimarron Hill and McElroy.

The large two-story brick building is home to eight rooms, with each room named for the trees on the 13 acre property. All the rooms have queen size beds, and each has a private bathroom. There are two comfortable gathering rooms, one downstairs in front of the large fireplace and one upstairs with a view of the trees. Cookies and drinks are always available to guests.

8. Dancing Deer Lodge

2019 Range Rd, Stillwater
Dancing Deer Lodge offers visitors a relaxing stay with an emphasis on live music.  Each suite is decorated in a Native American theme and has private access. This biker friendly lodge is nestled on five wooded acres that feel like hours instead of minutes from Stillwater and Oklahoma State University.

Outside, couples can enjoy recreation provided by the swimming pool, hydrotherapy spa, picnic deck, gas BBQ grill along with  a meandering nature trail winding through the woods.


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