For all of us who love food, celebrating Valentine’s Day with a great meal is one of the best things you can do (we’re looking at Ree and Ladd Drummond!). Okay, scratch that—a tasty meal is not a nice way to celebrate, it’s an absolute must. “Our favorite Valentine’s Day activity: Settle in, eat an easy (but slightly special) dinner, and watch something amazing on TV!” Ree says. The dream.
Eating out or ordering in is honestly really nice when you want an easy but special meal. But then comes the age-old question of where to order from. That gets more and more stressful as February 14 approaches—unless, of course, you happen to know about the best Valentine’s Day food deals. Yes, some of your favorite chains are offering dine-in and to-go options at steep discounts, including everything from heart-shaped pizzas to fancy crab cakes. You’ll be able to impress your date and save some extra dough for a romantic trip to the movies. Brilliance!
Is a steak dinner in order? Then you’ll love the various steakhouse deals from Logan’s and Ruth Chris. Or maybe your ideal is dinner for two at home and then going out for a sweet treat. If that’s the case, you’ll want to head to Dairy Queen or Insomnia cookies for some very on-theme red velvet desserts.
So go on, place your order. It’ll be the most delicious holiday yet!
Register before February 9 to be one of 1,000 Date Night Pass winners, which means you get major discounts for all 52 weeks of the year for your and your sweetie. Don’t fret if you missed the entry window though! You can still enjoy one of their three Smoocho Sip cocktails, priced between $4 and $6.
You may just go crazy for the Crazy for You Cake: Their pink heart-shaped ice cream cake is topped with fudge drip, an Oreo cookie, and buttercream rosettes. Choose from a variety of ice cream and cake flavors, too. Or, just grab a scoop of the Flavor of the Month: Love Potion #31.
Their three-course meal deal is back! Make a reservation online for you and your sweetie and enjoy two salads, two entrées, and one dessert to share, all starting at $47.90. That chocolate lava cake is pure romance!
California Pizza Kitchen
Dine in or order online with CPK from February 9 to 14, and you’ll be entitled to choose from their Classic or Adventure package to enjoy one appetizer, two entrées, and one dessert—which could include one of their heart-shaped pizzas! Options start at $50.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Say hello to your new favorite Valentine’s Day special! Carrabba’s offers an impressive four-course dinner for two starting at $65, and it’s available from February 8 through 18. Even better: Certain locations start with a celebratory glass of prosecco.
Chevys Fresh Mex
From February 12 to 14, you can opt for the special three-course Valentine’s Day menu for two at Chevys Fresh Mex for $55. It includes two starters, two entrées, and one dessert to share.
Participating Chick-fil-A restaurants will be selling Nuggets, Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie halves in respective heart-shaped trays. (Not all together though!)
Burrito lovers, this one is for you! If you order Chipotle through Grubhub on Valentine’s Day, you get a BOGO free deal on burritos from participating locations. That way, you have more money to spend on extra guac!
Dairy Queen is offering a few limited-edition items for V-day this year: the Red Velvet Cake Blizzard if you want a single serving and the Red Velvet Cake Blizzard Cupid Cake that serves two to four. It’s pink and it’s shaped like a heart―what’s not to love?
If pink frosting, festive sprinkles, and heart-shaped doughnuts are what you’re after, then head to Dunkin’ and pick up a dozen. They’ll make a perfect sweet treat for all your work spouses. Our top pick? Brownie Batter!
The Fresh Market
The Fresh Market is once again offering a full Valentine’s Day menu, including crab cakes, lobster tails, and plenty of steak. Check with your local store for details.
Godiva has once again released a variety of chocolates in honor of the holiday, and you can get many at up to 40% off right now. This year’s collection features heart-shaped boxes filled with milk and dark chocolate morsels and assorted truffles.
IHOP’s pancake of the month of February is perfect for Valentine’s Day: Chocolate Strawberry Pancakes. They’re chocolate chocolate chip pancakes with cheesecake mousse, drizzled with chocolate sauce, and then topped with sliced strawberries, whipped topping, and more chocolate chips.
Sweets lovers, here’s what you’ve been waiting for: dessert! Insomnia Cookies just dropped their Valentine’s Day lineup this year, including the popular red velvet cookies and a Sweetheart Pack that features a giant heart cookie cake and a side of ice cream.
The doughnut shop is selling limited-edition “Dough-Notes” boxes containing three each of their on-theme, heart-shaped “You Color My World,” “I Love You A Choco-Lot, “You’re Berry Sweet” and “Without You I’d Crumble” doughnuts. Yum! You can even personalize the box for your sweetheart.
From February 14 to 18, Logan’s Roadhouse is offering a date night for two, which includes two 12-ounce prime rib dinners with a choice of dessert. We’re thinking cheesecake would be the perfect ending!
The very romantic date spot, Melting Pot, is offering special prix fixe meals at many of its franchise locations all month long. Offers range from four to five-course dinners, plus certain participating locations will offer to-go date night in options!
Go for an exquisite steakhouse experience at Morton’s! From February 9 to 17, they’re offering a dine-in $169 three-course menu for two. The special features a 28-ounce bone-in New York strip steak and twin cold water lobster tails.
Since Valentine’s Day lands on a Wednesday this year, try this special: Walkabout Wednesday. It features a center-cut sirloin or grilled chicken breast, Aussie Fries, and either a 16-ounce beer or Coca-Cola product, starting at $13.99.
That’s right, Pizza Hut is bringing back their popular heart-shaped pizza this year from February 8 to 14. (They also have a new Goodbye Pizza featuring their hot honey flavor to send to a soon-to-be ex, but that’s for another list entirely!)
Is it possible to love biscuits even more than we already do? Yes! Now through February 25, they are offering Heart-Shaped Strawberry Biscuits. They’re a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, and a whole lot perfect to snack on for the holiday.
Red Lobster’s “Lobsterfest” event is coming back just in time for February 14. The seafood chain is offering new entrées like Lobster & Shrimp Lover’s Dream and Lobster Flatbread, along with other tasty options.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
On February 14, Ruth’s Chris Steak House has a special that includes a 40-ounce porterhouse and two lobster tails for two. You can also enjoy a 24-ounce T-bone with a horseradish crust at participating locations from February 9 to 18.
Seasons 52 Grill and Wine Bar
You have two Valentine’s Day options at Seasons 52: dine-in classic or takeout for two from February 10 to 18. If you dine in, you can pair your meal with one of their romantic wine flights. Or if you takeout, you can select a bottle to bring home with you.
Is it even a holiday without a specialty drink from Starbucks? There are two limited-edition options this year: the Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Crème Frappuccino and the Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie Cold Brew. Buy them both and share.
Micaela Bahn is a freelance editorial assistant and recent graduate from Carleton College, where she majored in English literature. She loves running, photography, and cooking the best new recipes.
AnnMarie Mattila is the Commerce Editor for The Pioneer Woman, covering products ranging from home, fashion, beauty, and more.