Valentine’s Day is a big day for restaurants – especially when it falls on a Friday. Since you have so many options, restaurants offer discounts or other incentives to get you to dine with them. See our list of Valentine’s Day restaurant deals for 2020, including some great wineries and local options. Don’t forget to make reservations where required!
Looking for some fun and unique gift or date ideas for Valentine’s Day? Check out our big list of Valentine’s events in Columbus, including wine events, carriage rides, free photos and more.
Valentine’s restaurant deals for 2020
Restaurant deals (rsvp required for most)
Buca di Beppo Valentine’s Lasagna Lovefeast: February 14 and 15, opens at 11 am. Heart-shaped lasagna served with a Buca small, mixed-green or Caesar salad; garlic bread and two mini cannoli for $54.99. Dine in only, feeds up to 3.
Valentine’s Dinner at Camelot Cellars: February 14 $95 per couple for candlelight dinner, live music, and other special features.
California Pizza Kitchen Sweet Deal for 2: February 12-16: Get one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert from a select menu for $35.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Offering three different style four-course dinner selections starting at $30 for two.
DogTap Columbus: February 14. This is one of my favorite deals! Free Meals For Third Wheels. If you’re a couple, bring along your single pal and they’ll bag a burger or pizza at DogTap. Couples, take your single mate for dinner and we’ll treat them to a free meal! Who knows they might even catch a fellow third wheel’s eye. Just walk in or book a table for 3 and quote ‘Free Meal for Third Wheels’ to claim your free meal.
El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant: February 14. Get fajitas for two, two Jumbo Margaritas and one dessert for just $34.99 (save $14.58)!
Melting Pot Week of Romance: February 7-12, 2020. Choice of two 4 course dinners, plus some special touches and gifts. $120 per couple, or $140 per couple with a select bottle of wine.
Valentine’s Day Extended at Melting Pot: February 13 and 15. The 5-course dinner is the only menu offered on February 13-15. The price is $60 per person. Kids 5-12 can enjoy a 3-course dinner for $30 per child. It’s the same menu offered on Valentine’s Day, but at a better price and family-friendly. Please call for more details.
Melting Pot Valentine’s Day: February 14, 5 course meal for two $150-$200. Every reservation booked on Valentine’s Day will require a valid credit card number to book the reservation. Any cancellations made after February 10th will be charged a $35 cancellation fee per person.
PF Changs Valentine’s Menu for 2: February 7-16. Enjoy a 3 course menu for two for $75. Meal consists of a shared starter, separate entrees, shared dessert, and 2 glasses of bubbly.
Kids eat Free at Rusty Bucket on Valentine’s Day February 14 Kids ages 12 and under will enjoy a free meal off the kid’s menu, and can also enjoy a Cupid’s Cup Kiddie Beverage
Spaghetti Warehouse: Thursday, February 13 – Monday, February 17. Special Valentine’s Menu for Two. Share an appetizer, choose 2 of their most popular entrees, and share a dessert for $45. Add a bottle of wine or pitcher of Sangria for $20.
Waffle House February 14 The chain offers a special white table cloth dining experience on Valentine’s Day at the Grove City location. Make your reservations – its a popular event!
Valentine’s Day at White Castle: February 14. Reservations needed (seriously – it’s popular!); enjoy a free dessert and mementos
Pizza and to-go options for Valentine’s Day
Donatos Pizza (anytime) Order your pizza “heart-shaped” or a heart of pepperonis on your pizza at participating locations.
Flyers Pizza and Subs: Through Feb 14 Heart Shaped Pizza with the Annual “Give a Pizz-a Your Heart to Autism Speaks” Campaign runs thru February 14th. With the purchase of a one-item, Heart-Shaped Pizza for $9.99, they will donate two dollars back to the “Autism Speaks Foundation!” The pizza is slightly larger than the 11 inch pizza.
Giordano’s Pizza: February 12-16 Heart-shaped pizzas are available at the Polaris location, 2137 Polaris Parkway (and other locations if you are traveling). They can also be shipped anytime after January 27 if you need to send someone pizza love!
Jets Pizza: February 14 Heart-shaped pizza and bread typically available at all locations on Valentine’s Day.
Massey’s Pizza Through February 15 Order heart-shaped pizzas through Feb 15 at participating locations.
Papa Johns: February 14 Heart-Shaped Thin Crust Pizza (one topping), or Heart-Shaped Thin Crust Pizza and Dessert are typically offered at participating locations through February 14. Check your location for availability.
Valentine’s Day in a Box from Cameron Mitchell: February 14 and February 15. Can’t get out for Valentine’s Day? Pick up a complete romantic dinner for two “in a box” this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy an intimate four-course dinner for two, partially cooked with easy instructions for finishing in the comfort of your own home. $125-$149. Orders placed by Feb 7; pickup Feb 13-14.
Fast Food options
Heart shaped Chick-fil-A Through Valentine’s Day Get your people some heart-shaped bites of love with Chick-fil-A heart shaped mini trays. Check what your location offers, but you may find 10 Count Minis, 30 Count Nugget, 6 Count Cookies in heart shaped trays.
Krispy Kreme: Krispy Kreme’s all-new Valentine Conversation Doughnuts are topped with more than a dozen new and traditional edible phrases. The conversation gets even sweeter since the doughnuts feature four Krispy Kreme classic fillings – Cake Batter, Strawberries & KREME™, Raspberry Filled and Chocolate KREME™ Filled. Krispy Kreme’s Valentine Conversation Doughnuts will be available through Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.
BOGO free entrée at Qdoba February 14 Kiss someone (or something) at Qdoba for BOGO free entree on Valentine’s Day
Villa Italian Kitchen at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing: February 14. Get $2.14 slices of classic Neapolitan cheese pizza all day long when you enroll or provide proof of existing enrollment in the brand’s loyalty program, Villa Rewards. To redeem, guests must mention the deal at the time of purchase and provide proof of enrollment in the loyalty program by providing the cashier with their mobile number – and enjoy a carb-filled Valentine’s Day, either with their significant other or all by themselves!
Looking for more options? We have a list of Valentine date night options, including options on the weekend.
Looking for some free and cheap date options that don’t revolve around Valentine’s Day? Check out these posts.
- 50+ Best free and cheap dates in Columbus
- 8 Cheap Date Night Ideas
- Free and cheap events this weekend
- Check out our Calendar page for fun events any day of the week
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- Mama Mimi’s Take and Bake Pizza: tba Pre-order your heart-shaped pizzas for Valentine’s Day! Pick up on Wednesday, February 14th between 12 – 8pm. Grandview – 614.485.9711, Clintonville – 614.261.0080, Upper Arlington – 614.459.4114
- Auntie Anne’s: tba Auntie Anne’s is offering a Heart-Shaped Pretzel Buy One, Get One (BOGO) promotion redeemable only on February 14. From February 11 – 14, fans can visit AuntieAnnes.com/Heart-Shaped-Pretzels to get the offer. It will also be emailed to all Pretzel Perks loyalty members on February 14.
- Hot Head Burrito tba Get two Burritos or Bowls and two drinks for only $14 in store only.
- McAlister’s Deli: tba For guests dining in, kids eat for free (two complimentary kids meals per adult entrée purchased).