Valentine’s 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. Now, it’s an occasion to spend lots of money on chocolate, cards, and a dinner out on the town with your sweetheart.
If you’re planning to fight the restaurant crowds this Valentine’s Day, you might as well try and save some money! Here are a few Valentine’s Day Restaurant Deals…
Auntie Anne’s: Make sure download the My Pretzel Perks app. You will get a Buy 1 Get one Free heart-shaped pretzel offer. In order to receive this promotion, you must download the app by 12 pm EST on 2/13/18.
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 “Be Mine” and other special cakes. Visit the Baskin-Robbins Cakes website for more details and to start your order. Use promo code LuvU2 at checkout and save $2 on a cake purchase.
BucadiBeppo: This year, the restaurant is offering a Valentine’s Day dinner for two for $49.99. The meal includes Heart-Shaped Lasagna, Buca Small Garlic Bread, Buca Small Mixed Green or Caesar Salad and Mini Chocolate Chip Cannoli. Make your reservations online.
California Pizza Kitchen: Get a Valentine’s Sweet Deal for 2. You can choose an appetizer, two entrees and dessert for just $35.
Dairy Queen has a Dipped Strawberry Blizzard for February. Also to celebrate Valentine’s see the new Dipped Strawberry Cupid Cake. Visit the Dairy Queen Cakes Website to place an order online.
Domino’s Pizza Through February 18th, score a Large 2-Topping Pizza for ONLY $5.99 when you place a carryout order! No promo code is needed – simply click on the $5.99 pizza offer online or in the Domino’s app or ask for the deal when ordering by phone or in-store.
Dunkin’ Donuts: For a chance to win a sweet trip for two to any city in the U.S. that has the coffee chain, share via Instagram how your friendship or relationship runs on Dunkin’ from Feb. 6 through Feb. 15. Don’t forget to tag #DDLOVECONTEST. Obviously we all can’t be winners, but don’t worry—their famous heart-shaped donuts are also back, so that can be your delicious plan B.
Fogo de Chao: Dine in anytime through February 17, 2018, and get a free dining card. The card (valued up to $63.95), is valid for one complimentary lunch or dinner with equal purchase from February 18 through May 3, 2018.
Golden Corral has a Valentine’s Buffet featuring new Shrimp and Prime Rib. Weekend buffet prices will apply. Visit the Golden Corral Website for more details.
Hooters: When it comes to Valentine’s Day, they’re not playing. If you upload a photo of your ex to their website and then shred it, not only will you get serious satisfaction, but you’ll score yourself buy one, get one 10-piece boneless wings.
Joe’s Crab Shack: Get a three-course dinner for just $35. For more information visit Valentine Dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack.
Krispy Kreme is offering several varieties of special Valentine’s-themed doughnuts, plus get a free three-pack of doughnuts with purchase of a $10 gift card. For more information, see Valentine’s Donuts Are Back.
Macaroni Grill: $45 will get you and your date an appetizer, two entrées and a dessert to share. Available Friday Feb. 9 to Wednesday Feb. 14.
McAlister’s Deli has their annual Kids Eat Free special for Valentine’s. Get a free kids meal for up to two children aged 12 and under with the purchase of an adult dine-in entree. For more details, visit the McAlister’s Facebook Page. *Up to 2 kids meals with the purchase of an adult entrée. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid for children under 12 years of age. Dine in only. No cash value. Valid at participating locations only. Valid 2/14/2018.
Mimi’s Cafe has an three-course dinner for two starting at $45. Good February 9 – 14, 2018. More details on the Mimi’s Cafe Valentines Page.
Morton’s The Steakhouse has a Valentines dinner special good Feb. 10-14, 2018. Get a steak and lobster tail dinner for $59 per person. Prices slightly higher in some locations. You can find more details, including a list of participating locations, at: Morton’s Valentines Menu
Papa Murphy’s: Once again, the chain is offering their annual heart-shaped “HeartBaker” take-and-bake pizza.
Qdoba: Share a kiss with a friend or significant other and receive a second entrée (of equal or lesser value) for free. No coupon is required.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse has a Surf ‘n Turf Valentines menu starting at $49.95. Special is good Feb. 9-18, 2018. Get twin Cold Water Lobster Tails with your choice of steak starting at $49.95. You can find more details at: Ruth’s Chris Valentines Dinner Special
Schlotzsky’s: Spend $7 at participating Schlotzsky’s stores and they’ll give you a free bottle of their signature hot sauce in the name of love!
Spaghetti Warehouse has an “Ultimate Feast” for $30 on Valentine’s. Get a platter of the chain’s most popular entrees including Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagne, Spaghetti and Ravioli, plus a serving of Italian Pork Sausages and fresh made Meatballs. Visit Spaghetti Warehouse Valentines Dinner for more details.
TCBY: The chain will have buy one get one free frozen yogurt the entire day.
The Palm has a Surf ‘n Turf Valentines dinner for two for $195. Special is good Feb. 13-15, 2018. Get Nova Scotia Lobster with flavorful Prime Aged Steak or Filet Mignon, plus starter, sides and dessert. You can find more details at: The Palm Valentines Dinner Special
Waffle House: The celebrity-favorite chain known for its ’round-the-clock breakfast menu has a Valentine’s deal too—two entrees, an appetizer and dessert for $25.
Whataburger: You could be one of three couples to win free “date nights for a year” in the burger chain’s Valentine’s Day contest. Post a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of a Whataburger date night using the hashtag #WhataloveContest now through Feb. 8.
For Dallas/Ft. Worth readers, here are a few local Valentine’s Day Restaurant Deals:
State & Allen – Eat Your Heart Out
1Ž2 price ALL wine
Sweetheart’s three-course prix fixe menu – $45 per person
Steamed Spanish-style mussels with cured spicy chorizo
Surf & Turf: 12-oz. steak and scallops with potato gratin and sautéed seasonal veggies
Red velvet white chocolate cheesecake
Grapevine Wine Tours is offering a complimentary bottle of wine per couple for guests on its lunch and dinner tours on Feb. 14. Space available. Book reservations now at http://grapevinewinetours.com/ or by calling 817.259.WINE (9463).
‘Shred Your Ex’ At Bowl & Barrel This Valentine’s Day
Dallas’ boutique bowling alley is inviting single men and women to ditch their dates and hang out at Bowl & Barrel on Wednesday, Feb. 14, for Singles Awareness Day. Guests that bring in a picture of their “ex” to shred will get to chow down on complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres. Bowl & Barrel is located in the Shops at Park Lane in the heart of midtown Dallas. For more information, visit bowlandbarrel.com.
HIDE has crafted two specialty cocktails just for Valentine’s Day. For those looking for a drink on the heartier side, The Slap is for you. Made with Rye Whiskey, Vermouth and Amaro Bitters, this drink will give you a little slap in the face. For those that want something on the lighter side, The Tickle is for you. Made with your choice of vodka or gin, clarified raspberry, lemon and champagne. Both cocktails are $11. Cheers and Happy Valentines Day!
Ps: MIGHT be doing a Bumble Party that day – stay tuned for updates
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille: http://www.perryssteakhouse.com
Special three course meal featuring soup or salad, an entrée and a dessert (details of offering on flyer)
Price: $59.95 (5 p.m. and earlier) or $74.95 (5:45 p.m. and later)
Note: Reservations are required and limited to two-hour time period. A credit card is needed to make reservations and a $25 per person cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations made after Feb. 12.
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Lombardi Family Concepts: www.lombardifamilyconcepts.com
Cross Our Hearts and Hope You Dine
Special Valentine’s Day Menus at all DFW locations
Now taking reservations for Feb. 12-14. Open during regular hours. Regular and special menus will both be available.
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Meso Maya: http://www.mesomaya.com
Red Fish ($22) – pan-roasted Texas red fish with potato and cheese, corn masa, chile guero salsa, queso fresco and strawberry salad
Chocolate Churro w/ Goats Milk Caramel Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream ($10)
Single’s Awareness Day – Thursday, Feb. 15 @ 6 p.m.
The Rustic is partnering with Bumble and The Skinny Arm to host a fun-filled evening for you and all of your single friends! Gather up your single gals and guys and enjoy live music by Danni & Kris, a corn hole tournament, Bumble swag giveaways and a speed dating game hosted by special guest Kathryn Dunn. The event is FREE with RSVP or $15 for a VIP ticket – includes one appetizer and one drink.