Valentine's Day: Where to find special dinners, drinks and desserts for 2 around Knoxville (2024)

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Valentine's Day: Where to find special dinners, drinks and desserts for 2 around Knoxville (3)

Valentine's Day: Where to find special dinners, drinks and desserts for 2 around Knoxville (4)

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Looking forward to a classic romantic dinner and drinks this Valentine's Day with that special someone? Several restaurants in and around Knoxville are offering Valentine's Day dinner and drink specials to celebrate the holiday.

You can also find "Galentine's Day," family and single-diner deals.

Valentine's Day is Wednesday, Feb. 14, so making reservations in advance at some of Knoxville's best spots is crucial to guarantee availability.Many restaurants will also have pre-holiday specials, as well as deals that extend beyond Valentine's Day for those who aren't able to indulge in the festivities that day.

For any additions to the Valentine's Day specials on this list, contact

BRAVO! Italian Kitchen

  • Celebrate your sweetheart with BRAVO! Italian Kitchen's exclusive menu crafted just for Valentine’s Day. The Valentine's Day Special Menu for Two includes dine-in or carryout options.
  • The "Perfect for Two" is $59.99 and includes your choice of salad and entrée, plus a slice of caramel mascarpone cheesecake to share. Reservations can be made onlineat
  • 106 Major Reynolds Place

Carrabba's Italian Grill

  • Celebrate with your special someone with an evening of Italian flavors at Carrabba's Italian Grill with the Valentine's Dinner for Two.
  • The four-course dinner for $65 can include shrimp scampi, calamari, Mama Mandola's Sicilian chicken soup, chicken parmesan, grilled salmon, pasta or steaks, and a sogno di cioccolata "chocolate dream" cake to share.
  • 324 N. Peters Road

Company Distilling

  • Indulge in a special Valentine’s experience at Company Distilling Feb. 10-18 for Bourbon and Chocolate, a special event for only $30 per person. Savor the perfectly paired flavors of Company Distilling’s award-winning whiskeys and artisanal chocolates from The Chocolate B’ar of Townsend. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a unique way.
  • Availability is limited; book now to secure your spot. Walk-ins are welcome—but not guaranteed—on a first-come first-served basis. Book your experience at
  • Specials include straight Tennessee whiskey finished with apple wood paired with a milk chocolate peach habanero truffle. Try a straight bourbon whiskey finished with maple wood paired with a milk chocolate pecan nut cluster. Company distilling will also offer a straight bourbon whiskey finished with maple wood paired with an almond toffee dark chocolate. Try a straight rye whiskey finished with cherry wood paired with a sea salt caramel truffle. Discover the Seismic rye single barrel straight rye whiskey finished with cherry wood paired with a dark chocolate covered cherry cordial.
  • 8351 TN-73, Townsend, 37882

Five Thirty Lounge

  • Bring your special loved one to Five Thirty Lounge for a night you won’t forget. Specialty chocolate, cheeses & berry boards available for purchase as well as 1/2 price select bottles of wine on Valentine's Day.
  • Try one of the Valentine's drink specials, available Feb. 10-14. Try the 'French "Kiss" 75', a variation on the classic with Empress Rose Gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, and topped with prosecco or the 'X O X O', Grey Goose vodka, strawberry puree,. lemon juice, simple syrup, with a sugar rim and a strawberry. Other drinks offered will be the 'Secret Admirer', disaronno, lemon juice, simple syrup, Magdala, egg whites topped with a cherry and lemon twist and the 'Spanish Spritzer' next red blend, lemon and lime soda, and lemon juice.
  • Celebrate Galentine’s Day this year in one of Five Thirty on the night of Feb. 13. Have fun in the lounge's igloos for you and 7 of your closest girlfriends. Same Valentine's drink specials listed above will be available for purchase.
  • Reserve your special evening at
  • 530 South Gay Street

Fleming's Steakhouse

  • Wine and dine your valentine with the "Menu for Two" at Fleming's Steakhouse,featuring athree-course prime surf & turfdinner, with options including a shareable28-ounce prime bone-in New York strip, 6-ounce filet mignon,crab-stuffed lobster tails and mushroom sauté. This menu also features a oysters Rockefeller and shrimp co*cktail, along with a dark chocolate torte. It's $245 for two.
  • You can also enjoy a solo "Menu for You." Select from afilet mignon and crab-stuffed shrimpfor $105 per person or the Chilean sea bassfor $100 per person. This menu also features a strawberry fennel salad and a decadent dark chocolate torte for dessert.
  • Valentine's Day menusare available Feb. 8-19. Reserve a table at
  • 11287 Parkside Drive No. 14

The Fresh Market

  • For at-home fine dining,The Fresh Markethas several options and recipes to cook a meal and impress your partner.
  • You can order throughits Valentine's Day pageat It includes a sweetheart ribeye, dark red wine and milk chocolate-dipped strawberries as options, along with tips and instructions. You can even order flowers!
  • 4475 Kingston Pike

Frothy Monkey

  • Frothy Monkey’s “Frothy Love Dinners” are returning to the downtown Knoxville café 5 p.m.-close Feb. 13-16.
  • The casual and cozy all-day cafe will create an intimate atmosphere to enjoy three courses for two for $65 with the option to add a bottle of any menu wine for $30. Course options can include lamb osso bucco, blackened mahi, or creamy sun-dried tomato pesto pasta, and various appetizers and desserts. Reservations are preferred and can be made at
  • 419 S. Gay St.

Guy Fieri's Downtown Flavortown

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day at Guy Fieri's Downtown Flavortown in Pigeon Forge, with specials Feb. 11-14. The Valentine's Day special includes one appetizer, two entrees, two desserts, and a $50 game card for $59.99 per person or $119.00 per couple.
  • On Valentine's Day, Downtown Flavortown arcade guests can receive a $50 "Buy One, Get One Play Card."
  • 2655 Teaster Lane, Suite 100, Pigeon Forge

J.C. Holdway

  • The fine dining experience ofJ.C. Holdway is hosting a prepaid, reservation-onlyValentine's Day dinner4-9:30 p.m.
  • Chef Lenn will offer special dishes in addition to his regular dinner menu Feb. 14-18. Dining in for Valentine's Day requires aResy reservation.
  • 501 Union Ave.

The Kraken's Cup

  • Romantic afternoon tea will be served on Valentine's Day at the Kraken's Cup. For those single patrons wanting to treat themselves, there is the "I Can Buy Myself Flowers" special for $34, which includes an assortment of finger sandwiches and savories, as well as a personal pot of tea. For couples, there is the "Sweetheart Special" for $75 per couple and the "Be Mine" $90 per couple, both of which include various savory delights and teas.
  • The specials will be served by reservation only by calling 865-297-3083.
  • 4815 N. Broadway, Suite 107

Lonesome Dove

  • Treat your special someone to Valentine's Day at Lonesome Dove with their special Valentine's Day menu. The three-course meal includes Wagyu beef tenderloin carpaccio, bone-in beef short rib, fingerling potato cowboy hash, Dr. Pepper demi-glace, pan seared sea bass with lobster latke, prawns, broccoli rabe, champagne Beurre Blanc, Chocolate covered peanut butter truffle, almond tuile, and raspberry clovis.
  • Reservations are required and can be made at
  • 100 North CentralStreet

Melting Pot

  • A Valentine's Day date night featuring an interactive fondue experience is dripping in romance at Melting Pot. Celebrate the holiday with a five-course menu for $84 per person. Melting Pot will have a "Thursdate" dinner special option on Feb. 15, which includes a four-course mealfor$59 per person.
  • For those celebrating "Galentines Day" or with friends on the holiday, Melting Pot will offer the Best Fondue Friends Forever (BFFF) menu, where friends can enjoy a three-course meal featuring cheese fondue, fresh salad and chocolate fondue for $36 per person. Make it a four-course experience by adding an entrée for $52 per person. Make a reservation at
  • 111 N. Central St., Suite 3

Oliver Royale

  • Join Oliver Royale for a Valentine's Day four-course dinner created by executive chef Darin Hoagland with a champagne toast included with dessert. Pricing is $129 per guest before taxes and mandatory gratuity.
  • Reservations can be made on Tock or by calling the restaurant at 865-622-6434. Dinner reservation times are available 4-9:30 p.m. and require a $50-per-person deposit.
  • 5 Market Square

Osteria Stella

  • Join Osteria Stella for a Valentine’s Day special including a six-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings. The menu will be crafted by Chef John Hasentufel (Chef and the Farmer, Blackberry Farm) and wine selections will be by sommeliers Aaron Thompson and Casey Clarke. Seasonal co*cktails will be available from Brother Wolf.
  • This holiday, there will be two seating times, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended and available at
  • 108 W. Jackson Ave.

Ruby Tuesday

  • Treat your date to an unforgettable Valentine’s Day at Ruby Tuesday with the "Cupid's Dinner for Two," available Feb. 6-17 for $49.99-$59.99.
  • Start your date with limited-time holiday-appropriate co*cktails. The"Cupid’s Dinner for Two"includes as many visits to the Endless Garden Bar as you want, an entrée with premium options included and a shared dessert, all starting at $49.99.
  • 7406 Chapman Highway and 508 E. Emory Road

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

  • Treat your Valentine any night Feb. 9-18 at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Valentine specials include a 24-oz. T-Bone with horseradish crust. Exclusively on Valentine's Day, a 40-oz. porterhouse for two paired with twin lobster tail special will be offered.
  • Reserve a table at
  • 950 Volunteer Landing Lane


  • Enjoy the Perfect Match Valentine's Day meal special at Shoney's on the holiday, 4-9 p.m. for $19.99 per person.
  • Each couple can choose from one of these delicious specials; Shoney’s Fresh Food Bar, including selections of Sirloin Steak, Shrimp Scampi, Catfish, BBQ Ribs and more, or a Ribeye Steak dinner which includes the salad bar and one side item.
  • Free hot fudge cake for two

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day over four, scratched made courses for $75, now until Feb. 19, 4 p.m.-close.
  • The Rendezvous for Two special includes an appetizer, salad, two entrees, dessert, and wine bottle add-ons for $30.
  • 1 Market Square

Vida and Kefi at The Press Room

  • Avoid the busy Valentine's Day experience by celebrating early with Kefi and Vida at The Press Room on Feb. 10 for a five-course Caymus Wine Long Table Dinner at 7 p.m., featuring wines from the renowned Caymus Vineyards and a five-course Tuscan menu crafted to perfectly pair with them.
  • Visit to purchase tickets.
  • The Press Room: 730 N. Broadway

Volunteer Princess Yacht Cruises

  • Surprise your valentine with reservations for a romantic cruise around Knoxville.Volunteer Princess Yacht Cruiseshas dinners planned Feb. 10-14. On Valentine's Day, holiday specials include either a daytime brunch or a sunset dinner.
  • The Valentine’s Day Early Dinner Cruise, $89.95 per person plus service charge and sales tax, boards at 3:30 p.m. The Valentine's Day Evening Dinner Cruise, $109.95 per person plus service charge and sales tax, boards at 7 p.m. Both options include a dinner of salad, dual entrée of beef tenderloin and chicken cordon bleu, appetizers, and a chocolate torte with berry compote.
  • Celebrate with family and friends on the liner with the Valentines day brunch at 10:30 a.m. Menu includes Greek yogurt with honey, berries and granola, chef’s salad, Florentine and Lorraine egg casseroles, roasted breakfast potatoes with rosemary, applewood smoked bacon, roasted chicken breast with lemon and basil, pancakes and assorted mini desserts.
  • Reservations can be made onlineat
  • 956 Volunteer Landing Lane

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