If you want a romantic night out, try your local chain restaurant. Don’t sleep on chain restaurants as many offer great food at a reasonable price. Here are 10 chains to visit on your next date night.
Red Lobster is the ultimate chain restaurant for a date night. Yes, it may be cliche because of shout out in a Beyonce song, but it’s still an excellent deal. Dishes like Crabfest Surf ‘n’Turf with grilled steak and crab cakes, along with Endless Shrimp are scrumptious. Don’t forget to pair the meals with the legendary cheddar biscuits.
- Uncle Julio’s
Uncle Julio’s is a Tex-Mex destination. This chain restaurant has tacos, tamales, and guacamole, but also so much more. You and your partner can also try a fusion of Asian and Mexican food with ahi tuna paired with tortillas. After eating, try the -321 frozen margarita drink that’s a favorite with customers.
This Texas chain restaurant isn’t as well-known, but has some of the best food and decor in the country. Unlike the other Mexican chains, Abuelo’s has subtle murals instead of obnoxious sombreros on the walls. Try the avocado enchiladas, Australian sea bass tacos, or house specialties like chicken medallions with chorizo. The frozen blackberry sangrias are a delicious drink to have with the meals, too.
- Maggiano’s Little Italy
Maggiano’s is a high-end chain restaurant that you and your partner will love. Listen to romantic music like Frank Sinatra, while dining on baked ziti or light chicken parmesan. Pair the meal with a Moscato mojito or a pomegranate martini.
This classic American restaurant has a little bit of something for everyone. Try indulgent classic Houlihan’s cheeseburgers, sinfully delicious chicken nachos, and healthy avocado toast. Drink the Sailor Jerry Lit with rum and gin flavored with peach.
- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
This steakhouse is one of the most elegant chains to have a date night. The classic New York strip steak or lamb chops that you and partner can share are a perfect date night dinner choice. Pair your meal with a Ruth’s gin and tonic.
- Texas Roadhouse
This steakhouse is more rustic, but still has great ribeyes. The Fort Worth ribeye and the colorfully named road kill (which is just a steak with Monterey Jack cheese) are worth trying at this restaurant. Sample a Texas Peach Fuzz with vodka and peach Schapps, too.
8.Le Pain Quotidien
This quaint coffee shop chain is a nice place to have a day date. The organic avocado salad and charcuterie platter are delicious meals to have with your partner. The Belgian hot chocolate and iced black tea are both refreshing beverages.
- Spaghetti Warehouse
This chain has a mix of Italian and American food for you and your partner. The shrimp alfredo and cheeseburgers are a treat for any date night. The Italian lemonade with amaretto, vodka, and, of course, lemonade is a tasty drink.
- Dave and Buster’s
Dave and Buster’s may not seem romantic, but if you prefer gaming over gazing into each other’s eyes, this is the best chain for date night. Try chicken and waffle sliders or a Walk the Plank cocktail with rum, while you’re playing Dance Dance Revolution.