Stillwater Date Guide

The Stillwater Date Guide contains suggestions for various fantastic, creative, and local places for amazing, fun, and unique dates. Young or old, straight or gay, romantic or fun, first date or long time married–there are ideas for all kinds of couples and types of dates in the OSU college town of Stillwater. This isn’t a laundry list of places – it’s a thoughtful collection of eateries, activities, and options with remarks about what special characteristic makes it a good date choice.

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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Tokyo Pot - Photo by Dennis Spielman

108 West 10th Avenue, 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.

113 West 7th Avenue, 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.

111 West 7th Avenue, Stillwater
Aspen Coffee Company has a few locations in Stillwater, one of which is a drive-through, but there’s something to be said about a downtown coffee shop. They’ve been roasting coffee in small batches for the freshest beans possible since 1994 in manual espresso machine.


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

501 West Elm Street, 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. The hard part may be deciding what to order.

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.


OSU Botanical Garden - photo by Dennis Spielman

3425 West Virginia Avenue, 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.

3524 South Perkins Road, 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.

211 East McElroy Road, Stillwater
As the name implies, it’s just waffles at Just Wafflin. Besides their gourmet waffles, they have coffee, sandwiches, salads, and more. If you’re looking for someplace early to eat together, check them out.


4621 East 44th Street, Stillwater
Cimarron Dunes Bed & Breakfast strives to give guests the most comfortable and relaxing Bed & Breakfast experience in Stillwater. Cimarron Dunes is located on the North side of a 280-acre tract of farm land. The views from our B&B are a sight to behold. Just a few hundred yards from their back porch there is a conservation and flood control lake that is frequently visited by waterfowl and other wildlife.

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.

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