Date Nights in the South – Bonefish Grill

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Bonefish Grill

Welcome to our newest feature here on Lynchburg Mama – Date Nights in the South! My husband and I have been together since 2006, married in 2013, and still feel like we’re “dating“. What’s our secret? Our first answer would be communication. A runner up would be that we take time out for us. No kids, no family members, no friends — just us. Life gets crazy and there are months where we feel like we are on-the-go 24/7 but as our relationship has progressed, squeezing in us-time has become a must-have.

Sadly, 41% of first marriages and 60% of second marriages end in divorce . My husband and I are each other’s second marriage so we’re working hard, together, to ensure that we don’t become a part of that statistic! By sharing our date nights, I hope to encourage others with tips for making this work in your relationship as well as recommending some pretty awesome places!

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Bonefish Grill specializes in market-fresh fish from around the world, savory wood-grilled specialties and hand-crafted cocktails. Guests receive “chef’s coat service” and are guided through an innovative, seasonal menu and specials featuring the highest-quality and fresh ingredients. The Bonefish experience is based on the premise of simplicity, consistency and a strong commitment to excellence at every level. Bonefish Grill is a Consumer Picks Best Seafood Award Winner, recipient of a 2015 MenuMasters Award by Nation’s Restaurant News, and the 2016 Technomic Consumers’ Choice Awards food quality winner. Earn up to 50% off every fourth visit by joining Dine Rewards™ at For more information, visit,, follow on Twitter @bonefishgrill and on Instagram @bonefishgrill.

Food + Drink Features

The Bonefish Grill Hand-Crafted Happy Hour Bar Bites menu will delight sophisticated palates with offerings of sushi-grade Ahi Tuna Poke, as well as Crispy Cod Sliders, Wagyu Beef Sliders, Crispy Au Gratin Bites, Mussels Josephine and Crispy Calamari priced at $6 each.

BFG Happy Hour Bar Bites


Drink specials will feature a selection of Bonefish Grill’s handcrafted martinis and cocktails ($5) including the Blueberry Lemon Drop, Tropical Tiki Martini, Raspberry Vodka Collins and Fresh Margarita. $4 house wines, $5 mixed drinks and $1 off draft beers will also be offered.

Tropical Tiki Martini & Blueberry Lemon Drop Pour

Our Date!

Bonefish Grill Date Night

My husband and I both enjoy an assortment of fish and seafood dishes. The Bonefish Grill quickly became one of our favorites to treat ourselves after a visit to a location in Florida. Thankfully, we don’t have to travel that far for a night out – we are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from our little hometown of Lynchburg. As we walked into the Murfreesboro, TN location, we were greeted with smiles and immediately seated. We arrived around 4:30 p.m. and within 20 minutes, the entire restaurant had every table sat.

Our date night started out with a couple of Fresh Margaritas – my husband had Patrón and I chose the Sauza.  Both were quite delicious! Bread and a jug of water were immediately brought to the table and it didn’t take but a second to grab the Bang Bang Shrimp as one of the appetizers. The ‘Fresh’ menu had additional choices that made the main entrée difficult to decide. One hint of strawberries was all it took for me to fall victim to ordering the seasonal Strawberry Shortcake for dessert.

Our server, Daniel, was perfectly attentive. He ensured that our dishes were staged out to give us plenty of time to enjoy each one without overlapping or lag of time waiting for the next. Our drinks were never empty and our dishes were plated nicely, featuring amazing flavor. My husband’s Haddock had such a delectable grill flavor that made every bite savory and fulfilling. My Cod featured a sprinkling and stuffing of crab, covered with a white wine lemon butter sauce that caused me to stuff myself because I couldn’t put my fork down!

Bonefish Grill Date with Husband

The atmosphere of the Bonefish Grill in Murfreesboro, TN was perfect to start our new series of Date Nights in the South! We were able to talk about anything under the sun. It was relaxing and a big stress reliever to take our time through each dish. Our life is constantly on-the-go, running from one ball field to another, the grocery store, errands, school events, work, and more. We are looking forward to our next date night! Where would you recommend?


One (1) lucky reader will win a $25 Bonefish Grill Gift Certificate to celebrate their own date night! The giveaway will end May 1st, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

  • The giveaway is open to US residents, age 18+, only.
  • Lynchburg Mama (and any co-hosting blogs) are not responsible for prize shipment.
  • No P.O. Boxes, please.
  • No purchase required.
  • Winners are chosen randomly.
  • Winners will be notified via email and have 24 hours to claim his/her prize. A new winner will be chosen if a response is not received.

Good Luck!!

42 Comment

  1. I want to try the Lily’s Chicken. I am not much for drinking… I just love food.

  2. Oh girl, it must be love. Question, is it Bonefish ,your husband or the magic combo of both? I live in Manchester & would never think of date night and Boro traffic, LOL. Glad to see the mussels on the menu.

  3. I’d like to do the Bang Bang shrimp!

  4. I would like to try the ahi tuna poke because I love ahi tuna.

  5. Rebecca Graham says: Reply

    I would try the crispy calamari and the fresh margarita.

  6. I would most like to try the Crispy Calamari! I do not drink.

  7. If I won, I would get the Fresh Margarita and Crispy Calamari

  8. I think I would enjoy the Mussels Josephine.

  9. Debbi Wellenstein says: Reply

    I will have the Crispy Cod Sliders paired with a Margarita!

  10. I’d love to try the Crispy Calamari and the Blueberry Lemon drop!

  11. I’m a mussels fan, so the mussels Josephine.

  12. I’d get the calamari with a margarita. Their tilapia imperial is one of the best fish dishes I’ve had

  13. I would like to try Blueberry Lemon Drop and Wagyu Beef Sliders.

  14. I’d like to try the ahi tuna poke and a blueberry lemon drop.

  15. vickie couturier says: Reply

    Fresh Margarita. CRISPY AU GRATIN BITES

  16. I would like to try the “CRISPY AU GRATIN BITES”.

  17. I’d try the calamari and the Tropical Tiki Martini

  18. Tropical Tiki Martini, with bang bang shrimp

  19. Wagyu Beef Sliders and Raspberry Vodka Collins.

  20. I would like Bang Bang Shrimp and a Margarita!

  21. I’d love the Bang Bang Shrimp and the drink I’d choose a Tropical Tiki Martini.

  22. Crispy Calamari sounds so good and the Tropical Tiki Martini love to try them .


  24. The Raspberry Vodka Collins sounds like a good time!!!!! Would love to get my hands on some!

  25. The Blueberry Lemon Drop sounds fantastic. As for the bar bites, I think I would love the Crispy Au Gratin Bites.

  26. I’d love to try the Crispy Calamari and Fresh Maragarita.

  27. I would love to try the crispy cod sliders & the raspberry vodka collins !

  28. Mussels Josephine and the Blueberry Lemondrop 🙂

  29. lilys chicken for me!!

  30. shelly peterson says: Reply

    I want to try the Wagyu Beef Sliders and a fresh margarita.!

  31. I would like to try the Crispy Cod Sliders.

  32. I want to try the Crispy Calamari. No alcohol for me

  33. paige chandler says: Reply

    I want the crispy calamari with the Blueberry Lemon Drop…Mmmmmm

  34. Cheryl Chervitz says: Reply

    I want to try the Wagyu Beef Sliders and the Blueberry Lemon Drop. Sounds delicious.

  35. Wagyu Beef Sliders with a blueberry lemon drop would be nice to try.

  36. I would like to try the Crispy Cod Sliders and the Blueberry Lemon Drop

  37. LeAnn Harbert says: Reply

    I will try the Bang Bang shrimp, I don’t drink.

  38. I’d love to try the Bang Bang shrimp. I haven’t had that before.

  39. I”d say Crispy Cod Sliders and Blueberry Lemon Drop.

  40. I’d like to try the Blueberry Lemon Drop and the Crispy Au Gratin Bites.

  41. I think I’d try a Fresh Margarita and their Wagyu Beef Sliders.

  42. crispy calamari with a margarita!

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