Affordable Restaurants for Dates

Affordable Restaurants for Dates

Erica Thorner, Staff Writer

The most traditional way of celebrating Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart is taking them out to dinner. With the troubling economy now,  it can be quite expensive to take your date out. However there are affordable restaurants that may fit into your price range.

At Red Lobster you can get a complete Four Course Feast for a limited time, only for $15. According to, the new Four Course Seafood Feast comes with one salad and unlimited Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Available entrees include Garlic-Herb Shrimp and Chicken, Cajun Linguini Alfredo, and many more. A dessert is also included in the meal. Warm Chocolate Chip Lava Cookie and Warm Apple Crumble a la Mode are just two out of many desserts that can be chosen.

Applebee’s is offering a two for $20 special that will not break the bank. This meal includes one appetizer and two entrée. According to, your meal can include their new dishes such as Bruschetta Chicken or Chicken Fettuccine Carbonara. Appetizers such as mozzarella sticks or boneless wings can be a great starter too.

There is a two for $10 special going on at Friday’s. This includes one entrée and one starter or one entrée and one dessert. With a starter such as Crispy Green Bean Fries, an entrée like Bruschetta Chicken Pasta, and a dessert such as Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie,  there’s a variety of food combinations that you can mix and match.

They’re also offering three courses for only $12.99, which is very inexpensive. It includes one starter, one entrée, and one dessert. An example of a meal, according to, is the Spinach Florentine Flatbread for a starter, Parmesan Crusted Chicken for an entrée and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake for dessert.

You can enjoy a meal for two at Chili’s for only $20. Couples can share an appetizer and two full size entrees. With appetizers such as Tostada Chips and Salsa and entrees including Half- Rack Baby Back Ribs with Homestyle Fries or Bacon Ranch Chicken Quesadillas, your date is sure to be special.

If you are looking for the best way to enjoy Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart some of these restaurants are a great way to enjoy yourself and still not spend too much money.