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Best Double Date Ideas In Orange County

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Looking for some good ideas for your next double-date? Dinner and a movie is the old standby and will still do, but why not take it to another level ?  Here are some suggestions for ways to change things up the next time you get together with your favorite "go to" couple. This time around, make the evening truly memorable.

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The Playground
220 E. 4th St St., Suite 102
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 560-4444

For a truly unique dining experience, and a memorable double date, it is hard to beat 'The Playground' in downtown Santa Ana. Located in close proximity to the Yost Theatre, this is the perfect spot for a cultured evening. Before or after taking in a show, come over to The Playground. You will always be in for a surprise, as the dinner menu changes virtually every night, based on the creativity of owner/head chef Jason Quinn. Therefore, no matter how many times one may have dined here, each trip is unique in and of itself. There is a full bar, as well as a wide variety of delicious wines and tasty craft beer.

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Medieval Times
7662 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620
(888) 935-6878

A rare treat for all, this old standby is always entertaining. Located in close proximity to Knott's Berry Farm, Medieval Times is a great option when you may not feel like walking around an amusement park, but still want some good lively entertainment. In a setting inspired by 11th century Spain, patrons are served generous portions of food and drink, before settling in for a most exhilarating jousting competition involving six different knights. This all provides the foundation for a great evening of bonding, as you wildly cheer for your favorite jouster.

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Incheonwon BBQ House
13321 Brookhurst St
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 638-9292

In general, there are two kinds of people. Those who love Korean bbq and those who have yet to try it. The next time you get together with your posse, head on over to the Incheonwon BBQ House. There are so many delicious options on the menu. Frequenting as a group allows the option of ordering different items on the menu and sharing your delectable dishes. Of course, the sharing of food is a big part of the bonding experience. When speaking of Korean BBQ, many will respond with "I have never tried it, but I have heard it's pretty good." Indeed it is. There is no reason not to make this your next double-date dinner outing.

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Irvine Improv
527 Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 854-5455

With this option, not only will you get to hear a hysterical satirical spin on many of today's social issues, but Irvine Improv is now partnered with Umami burger. In case you have not heard, Umami provides a truly top-notch, juicy gourmet hamburger which may quite possibly be the best burger you have ever had. So why not make this the choice for your next evening out ? You and your guests will experience some great food, as well as the opportunity to enjoy one of the best comedians on the circuit. Call your "go to" couple, check the Irvine Improv's online calendar, and book your outing. This will be a night not soon forgotten.

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JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
2610 E. Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 634-9200

Conveniently located directly across the street from the Honda Center, this dining establishment has become a favorite destination for sports fans. It is also in close proximity to Angels Stadium, thus making it the perfect spot for a pre-game meal. If you and your "go to" couple are planning to take in either an Anaheim Ducks or Anaheim Angels game, you need look no further. If you don't have tickets to the game, you can sit and watch a wide variety of games on one of the many strategically placed flat screen TV's. Not into sports? Not a problem. Enjoy some great food and choose from a wide selection of premium handcrafted beers. Quality food and friendly service in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, is always conducive to a great evening out. 

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Born in Los Angeles, CA, Charles loves southern California, sports, food and life. Mr. Smith is a straight shooter who always 'keeps it real.' A passionate writer, his main goal is to create understanding and make a difference. He readily welcomes all feedback.
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