Best Valentine’s Day Dinner Deals at 20 Chain Restaurants
It’s never too early to plan your Valentine’s Day dinner with that special someone. Luckily, there are a ton of chains offering special Valentine’s Day deals that will delight you and your date with special prices and extensive menu offerings.
From Buca di Beppo to California Pizza Kitchen to Waffle House, there are a ton of date spots with menus that you know and love that will be offering romantic meal menus. However, you can still have a good time on Valentine’s Day even if you’re single. You might be dining alone, but your wallet might fall in love with these chains’ deals — or at least your eyes will enjoy the festive atmosphere, as some fast-casual restaurants are sprucing up their appearance with fancy tablecloths, flowers and tableside service.
Whether you’re ordering sliders and fries for one or steak and lobster for two, The Daily Meal scoured the internet to find the best chain offers for you to choose from. So iron your nicest shirt, buy a bouquet of candy, and call ahead to make a reservation at any of the 20 best chain restaurants offering Valentine’s Day deals.
Buca di Beppo
V-Day diners can enjoy Buca di Beppo’s “Classic Love Package.” The $49.99 meal deal is dine-in-only and features a heart-shaped lasagna, Buca’s small garlic bread, a small mixed green or Caesar salad, and for dessert, a mini chocolate chip cannoli.
This Valentine’s Day, Bonefish Grill will be offering a fillet and lobster Thermidor. Not familiar? It’s a wood-fired fillet mignon and jumbo shrimp topped with sweet lobster chunks in a creamy Thermidor sauce, served with a choice of two signature sides. The decadent dish is available February 7 through 17, so you can have your Valentine’s Day dinner on the big day or a few days before.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Carrabba’s Italian Grill is sharing the amore this Valentine’s Day by offering three different-styled four-course dinner selections starting at $45 for two. All guests who dine at Carrabba’s Italian Grill from February 4 to February 17 will also receive an $8 dining card to use during their next visit.
California Pizza Kitchen
From February 13 to 17, California Pizza Kitchen guests can order from a prix fixe menu called CPK’s “Sweet Deal for Two.” The menu includes the choice of one appetizer, two entrées and a dessert for $35. Select locations will also offer a special “Wine for Two” package that includes two 6-ounce glasses for $12.
Chevys Fresh Mex
Chevys is throwing a Valentine’s Day celebration with a special three-course menu for two. Beginning February 10 and lasting until February 14, guests can choose from starters of tableside guacamole, crispy chicken flautas, and chicken fajita nachos and enjoy entrees like chicken or steak fajitas, a Baja trio, or chipotle chicken enchiladas. They also offer dessert!
In honor of the lovey-dovey holiday, Denny’s will be sharing an offer with their Rewards Members for 20 percent off their meal, which will be redeemable for in-store purchases only from February 12 through the 18.
Fogo de Chao
Guests who celebrate Valentine’s Day at Fogo de Chao will receive one complimentary full churrasco experience per couple. That means each couple will receive continual service of fire-roasted meats carved tableside — for free.
Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe will offer a “Sweetheart Shake for Two” for Valentine’s Day this year. The shake is a boozy combination of vanilla vodka, creamy vanilla ice cream and fresh flavors of strawberry and lemon, all topped with strawberry-infused whipped cream. The Sweetheart Shake also comes equipped with a custom sweetheart straw, so couples and friends alike can indulge in this diner-style milkshake for two while celebrating love of all shapes and sizes.
Hooters is serving up a free plate of boneless wings to any diners who come ready to shred a photo of their ex. That’s right, if you rip that photo of your former one-and-only into pieces (or send it through Hooters’ shredder), you will receive a plate of 10 boneless wings for free. It may be more retribution than love in the air, but revenge is a dish best served with Buffalo sauce anyway.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Metro Diner mimosas will be $2.99 from Saturday, February 9, through Sunday, February 17, if you’re planning on taking your sweetheart out for brunch.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Guests at Morton’s can enjoy an 8-ounce filet topped with whole Maine lobster and béarnaise sauce for $59 from February 9 through 16.
It might not be a breadstick ballad, but this year at Olive Garden, guests can order a special Valentine’s Day to-go meal for two for $35 including breadsticks, soup or salad, dipping sauce, a shareable entrée for two and a shareable dessert.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
For Valentine’s Day, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is offering two buttery cold-water lobster tails served alongside a sizzling fillet or rib-eye beginning February 8 through the 17. Definitely make reservations in advance.
Shoney’s is offering a dinner for two for $24.99. Guests can choose two entrées from their V-Day menu, including a rib-eye steak, chicken caprese, or enhanced seafood bar, plus a slice of hot fudge cake for dessert.
Smith & Wollensky
On Valentine’s Day, Smith & Wollensky will be serving Châteaubriand for two, a USDA Prime porterhouse for two, a shellfish tower for two, a Snake River Farms “Swinging Tomahawk Rib-eye” for two, a truffled and/or lobster mac & cheese for two, and coconut layer cake. The restaurant chain will also offer premium bottles of wine offered at special prices and hand-picked by their wine directors.
From February 6 to the 19, TGI Fridays guests can order from a Valentine’s Day menu featuring full-portion entrées including ribs, New York strip, sizzling chicken and shrimp, chicken parmesan pasta and more as well as appetizers like pot stickers, spinach and queso and warm pretzels, plus red velvet cake for dessert. Guests can also enjoy half-priced bottles of select wines plus a tableside surprise when they dine in.
You can still make reservations to dine at dressed-up White Castle locations via Open Table for your Valentine’s Day celebration dinner. Diners can enjoy sliders and fries while sitting at tables festooned with flowers and decorations and even tableside service. This year more than 30,000 customers are expected to dine at White Castle for a romantic Valentine’s Day experience.
This year, Waffle House will set the tables in their restaurants with special menus, tablecloths, soft lighting and in many places, entertainment. They recommend you call in advance to make a reservation, because on this holiday Waffle House locations tend to fill up. Luckily, Waffle House isn’t normally one of the hardest restaurants to get into in America.
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