Valentine’s Day is the second busiest day of the year for dining out so you should plan ahead for a special date at your favorite restaurant. Our annual roundup of Valentine’s dinner deals runs the gamut from steak to pizza to ice cream, from fine dining to fast food deals, so there’s something for every taste and budget.
Note that many deals are good all weekend starting on Friday, February 12, 2016.
Baker’s Square has a Valentine’s dinner for two for $19.99 available February 12 – 16, 2016. Get two “Just Right Portion” entrées and two slices of pie for only $19.99. “Just Right” entrees include Ultimate Mac & Cheese, Fish & Chips, Savory Pot Roast, Slow-Roasted Turkey and other options. Visit the Baker’s Square Valentines Dinner page for more details.
Baskin-Robbins is taking orders for their Valentine’s Cakes, which are the perfect way to share a delicious treat and a personalized message with your loved ones. Choose from Teddy Bear or Conversation Heart Cakes. Visit the Baskin-Robbins Cakes website for more details and to start your order.
Bertucci’s has a $35 Valentine’s meal for two available February 11 – 15, 2016. The Valentine’s dinner special includes two salads, two entrees such as Shrimp Rossini or Cheese Ravioli, and a dessert to share. Upgrades from the $35 for two price are also available. Visit the Bertucci’s Valentines Dinner page for more details.
Bojangles’ has brought back their Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Bob Evans has a special Valentine’s weekend menu good February 12-14, 2016. Also get a coupon for half off one entree when you buy another, but the coupon expires Saturday, February 13, 2016. See This Email from Bob Evans for details on the Valentine’s specials and a link to the Bob Evans coupon.
Buca di Beppo has a Valentine’s Day dinner for two for $49.99. The special is available February 12 – 14, 2016. The meal includes Heart-Shaped Lasagna for two, a Buca Small Mixed Green or Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread and two Mini Cannoli. Visit the Buca di Beppo Valentine’s special site for more details or to make reservations.
California Pizza Kitchen has a Valentine’s Sweet Deal for 2 menu available Wednesday, February 10 – Sunday, February 14, 2016. Choose an appetizer, two entrees and a dessert for just $32. Visit the CPK Valentine’s Day Dinner site for the menu and more details.
Cheeseburger in Paradise has a four-course dinner for two for $35.99, a $50 value. The Valentine’s dinner special is available Thursday, February 11 – Sunday, February 14, 2016. Visit the Cheeseburger in Paradise Valentine’s Special website for more details.
Chevys Fresh Mex has a three-course Valentine’s Dinner for 2 for $39.99 available Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14, 2016. Visit the Chevys website to view the full menu.
Chili’s has a $35 Valentine’s meal for two available February 8 – 14, 2016. Chili’s calls their $35 Valentine’s dinner special “Cupid’s Combo for Two.” It includes two Presidente Margaritas, an appetizer to share, two 6 oz sirloins, and a new White Chocolate Molten Cake to share. Visit the Chili’s Valentines Dinner announcement for more details. No coupon required, simply ask your server for this special offer. Valid only on February 8 – February 14, 2016. Offer valid only at participating Chili’s locations in the United States. Some legal restrictions apply in certain areas.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has a buy one, get one deal on Valentine’s Day. Starting at 12 noon, buy one beverage and get another free. No coupon required. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf posted the Valentine’s Day special on Facebook.
Dairy Queen is taking orders for their new Red Velvet Blizzard Cupid Cake. The cake serves two and starts at $9.99. It features Red Velvet Cake Blizzard Treat layered with vanilla soft serve and a center of red velvet cake pieces and cream cheese icing. Available at participating locations. Visit the Dairy Queen Cakes Website to place an order online.
Denny’s has a Valentine’s coupon for 20% off your entire check, good Friday, February 12 through Monday, February 15, 2016. More details and a link to the coupon are in our story, Denny 20% Off Coupon.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse is serving their annual three-course Valentine’s Day dinner starting at $59.95 per person. Fleming’s Valentine’s menu is available February 12 to 14 and features an 8-oz. Filet Mignon with your choice of Chardonnay Poached Scottish Salmon Filet for $59.95 or North Atlantic Lobster Tail for $69.95. Both options include amuse-bouche and your choice of salad. Fleming’s will also offer the regular dinner menu all weekend. Also, the steakhouse plans a Valentine’s Day brunch at 11 am on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Visit the Fleming’s Valentines’ Dinner website for more details.
Fogo de Chao is giving away a free dining card for couples who dine with them between Friday, Feb 12 and Sunday, Feb 14, 2016. Free dining card is valid for one complimentary lunch or dinner at any U.S. or Puerto Rico Fogo de Chão location. The chain announced the Valentine’s special on Twitter.
Hooters Sports Bars have a buy 10, get 10 free deal on chicken wings on Valentine’s Day. Visit the Hooter’s Valentines Day Special website for more details.
Krispy Kreme is offering four varieties of special Valentine’s-themed doughnuts: Sprinkled Heart, Chocolate Iced Heart, Luv Bug and Bee Mine. For more information, see Krispy Kreme Valentine’s.
Lone Star Steakhouse has a special Valentine’s Day menu available February 11 – 14, 2016.
Macaroni Grill has a $24-per-person Valentine’s Dinner Special available February 12 – 14, 2016. Also get select wine bottles for half price. Visit the Macaroni Grill Valentines Dinner menu for more details. No coupon required, simply ask your server for this special offer.
The Melting Pot often has special deals available during the week of Valentine’s Day. Specials vary by location, and reservations are strongly recommended. Click here to find The Melting Pot nearest you and make reservations.
Mimi’s Cafe has several specials for Valentine’s. Guests who propose at Mimi’s on Valentine’s Day will get a free slice of Birthday Crêpe Cake and a split of Korbel® California Champagne, where legal. In addition, sweethearts who express their love on Mimi’s Facebook page leading up to the holiday will receive an offer for a free entrée with purchase. Guests dining on Valentine’s Day will also leave with a take-home gift of free muffin squares and a free dessert offer for their next visit. More details on the Mimi’s Cafe Home Page.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has a buy one, get one free special for Valentine’s Day. Buy one frozen yogurt and get another free with This Facebook Coupon. Coupon is required and is good only on Sunday, February 14, 2016.
Outback Steakhouse has a $40 Valentine’s Day dinner for two available February 8 -14, 2016. Outback’s $40 Valentine’s Meal for Two includes:
- A Bloomin’ Onion to share
- Two 9-oz Outback Special Sirloins with two sides
- Two signature side salads
- A classic Cheesecake dessert to share.
More details in This Outback Valentine’s Day announcement.
The Palm has a Surf and Turf Valentine’s Day Meal for $200 per couple. The meal includes half of a Broiled 4 lb. Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster and half of a Prime New York Strip 18 oz or half of a Filet Mignon 14 oz. To view the full Valentine’s Day menu, visit The Palm’s Valentines Dinner page.
Qdoba has their annual Qdoba for a Kiss special for Valentine’s Day. Stop by any participating locations on Valentine’s Day and receive a buy-one-get-one entrée with just a simple kiss. “We’re not picky on who you choose to celebrate this special day with. Options include: your significant other, longtime crush, yourself, somebody famous, or heck, that person standing behind you in line (with their permission of course). So come on, stop by on Valentine’s Day and let’s get smoochy.” Qdoba says in their Facebook announcement.
At Ruby Tuesday you can add a Lobster Tail to any entree for just $6.99. Good only on Valentine’s Day. Ruby Tuesday announced the special on Facebook.
Shoney’s has a 2 Can Dine for $24.99 Valentine’s Day Weekend special. From 4 PM to close February 12 – 14, 2016, visit Shoney’s to enjoy a special buffet featuring Herb-Roasted Salmon, BBQ Ribs, 4-oz steaks, Stuffed Crab Royale, Peel & Eat Crispy Fried Shrimp, Whole Crispy Southern-Style Catfish and more. Also includes one dessert to share. Visit the Shoney’s website for more details and to view the full menu.
Spaghetti Warehouse has a four-course Valentine’s Day Meal for Two for $39.99. The Meal for Two includes an appetizer to share, two entrees and a dessert to share. To view the full Valentine’s Day menu, visit the Spaghetti Warehouse Valentine’s Dinner page.
Steak ‘n Shake is offering a free Valentine’s milkshake on your next visit when you purchase $10 in gift cards. Free milkshake offer is good for one regular-size Red Velvet or Chocolate Covered Strawberry milkshake. Valid at participating locations through February 14, 2016. Visit the Steak ‘n Shake Gift Card Special site for more information.
Taco Cabana has a meal for two for $9.99 with a coupon good through Valentine’s Day. CLICK HERE for your Taco Cabana coupon (on Facebook). Get your choice of Flauta Plate, Taco Plate, Chicken Fajita Bowl or Burrito, plus two 20 oz drinks.
TGI Friday’s has half-price bottles of wine and other drink specials for Valentine’s. This offer is good all week, from Monday, February 8 through Sunday, February 14, 2016. You can find more details in This Email from TGI Friday’s.
White Castle has their annual Valentine’s dinner with tableside service at select locations from 4 – 10 PM on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Seating is limited and reservations are required, so visit the White Castle website to reserve your table in advance.
Valentine’s Day Dining Statistics
The second most popular holiday for dining out after Mother’s Day, this Valentine’s Day is expected to be busy for restaurant operators across the nation. Not only will millions of Americans dine out on that day, but many are also choosing restaurant gift cards to celebrate the occasion.
According to the National Restaurant Association, Valentine’s is second only to Mother’s Day as the most popular holiday for dining out. The NRA says about one-quarter of Americans dine out on Valentine’s Day, and nearly one-third say they would also like to receive a restaurant gift card for Valentines. When presented with a list of six possible Valentine’s Day gifts, nearly one-third of the consumers who were polled favored restaurant gift cards, followed by jewelry, clothing/apparel, flowers, chocolate and perfume/cologne.
About Valentine’s Day (from Wikipedia)
Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.
St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies. A popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.
The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.