Most Helpful Girl
Totally agree with @Mookinsx lunch is always time to go on a first date because it's more casual, not so romantic. I like the idea of going to a zoo or aquarium, an interesting environment, but quiet enough to where you guys can still have conversations and maybe hold hands while you walk through the exhibits
Most Helpful Guy
A drive-in movie theater (if you have one in your area)
A walk through downtown
Travel to the nearest big city near you and just have fun there.
Any place that can provide entertainment is a great choice for a first date. Just in case you two hit a roadblock where you run out of things to talk about, you can always use the activities to take away from the awkwardness.
I hate restaurants as well for dates because they can easily turn awkward once the conversation ends.