Seven Valentine’s Day Dining Options

It’s been said that the fastest way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, meaning great food will be sure to win your Valentine’s heart this Valentine’s Day.

If you’re looking for that special place to feed your Valentine’s heart and tummy, maybe we can be of help with our suggestions:

For those looking for gift ideas, don’t worry! We have those as well (click here for gift ideas).

Shipshewana Garden Gate Café: Shipshewana is under new ownership, and these ladies are working hard to offer fare other than the usual but delicious Amish Thresher’s Meal. They’re also staying open late on February 14 so they can help you score points with your darling Valentine by serving two specials. The first is Salmon, Baked Potato, Steamed Vegetable and a Cupcake for $11.99 and the 2nd is Pasta Special with Garlic Bread and a Cupcake for $7.25.

Blue Gate Restaurant: This cornerstone restaurant in town will be sure to please with its huge selection of dining options. From salads to steak, from broasted to baked chicken, you’ll find you’re heart’s desire here, and everyone will leave happy.

Morton Street Coffee Co.: Make sure to stop in today or tomorrow and buy a Valentine Treat for that someone special. Most notable is a “Breakfast in Bed” box that will contain 2 muffins of your choice, fresh ground coffee beans of your choice for a pot of coffee, valentine napkins, and a card. We will also have a “Breakfast for One” box if you want to give one to someone special and will not be sharing in the treat. This special treat would be my personal choice, as lounging in the morning is my favorite pastime.


Tiffany’s: No, not the famous jeweler with dazzling diamonds, but your valentine will still be pleased if you go here for a lovely meal. Tiffany’s not only has good food; they also offer great service. Tuesday’s special includes Swiss steak, my favorite plate that I order each time I go to Tiffany’s in Topeka.


Chicago Joe’s: If you want personality, then you’ll find it here, with Joe Albergo and his side kick Clinton Hackworth (click here to read more about Chicago Joe’s). The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and the restaurant is housed in an old building where Joe himself has restored to its original beauty.

Grossman’s: This town staple is offering a special for your Valentine and you: For $39.99, you’ll enjoy a dinner for two that includes an appetizer of shrimp cocktail; entree choice of either Prime Rib or Alaskan King Crab Legs; a salad, choice of potato, and dessert. (To go to Grossman’s website, click here).


Iannarelli’s: I visited Iannarelli’s late autumn of last year, where I ordered their signature lasagna. The recipe has lasted through generations of Italian families. If this entrée is a favorite, you’ll be pleased by coming here.

We would love to hear if you visited one of these restaurants on Valentine’s Day. Please let us know what you enjoyed about your experience!

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