National restaurant chains including Krispy Kreme, Outback Steakhouse, California Pizza Kitchen and Max & Erma's, among others, are offering special dinner discounts to diners who hope to celebrate Valentine's Day in a kitchen outside their own.
Reservations, when available, are always recommended.
Here is a roundup of deals.
Abuelo's. Get a special Fajitas for Two, plus dessert dinner Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 16. The Valentine’s Fajitas for Two special includes a choice of up to four different flavors of Abuelo’s fabulous fajitas and a dessert option for $29.99. There is an Abuelo’s restaurant located at Hampton’s Peninsula Town Center.
Bonefish Grill. Salad, 6-ounce filet, steamed lobster tail, side, seasonal vegetable and dessert for $29.99 per person Feb. 12-17.
Boston Market. Get a free dessert with any meal purchase on Friday, Feb. 14.
California Pizza Kitchen. Get an appetizer, two entrees and a dessert from a special menu for $30 Wednesday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 16. You can find the special menu, here.
Circa 1918. The Newport News restaurant is offering an extension on its Restaurant Week deal. Diners can get a special three-course menu for $39. On Tuesdays, wine is $5 by the glass. Visit the restaurant's Facebook page for more information.
Food for Thought. The Williamsburg restaurant says it will announce special Valentine's Day weekend specials on its Facebook page.
Freemason Abbey. The Norfolk restaurant is celebrating its 25th anniversary in February with a three-course menu for $25. You can find the menu, here.
Krispy Kreme. Purchase a dozen doughnuts and get a dozen Valentine Cards each good for a free doughnut of any variety. Offer ends February 14. Limit two per customer at participating locations.
Outback Steakhouse. Choose two steaks, two sides and two salads paired with a Bloomin' Onion and a slice of Classic Cheesecake to share Feb. 10-16. If you dine in Feb. 10-13, you can use this coupon for $5 off the purchase of two entrees. Prices start at $30 for the two-entree deal, but can increase depending on the steaks chosen.
Qdoba. On Friday, Feb. 14, buy one entree, get one free.
Second Street Restaurant. The Williamsburg restaurant is offering several Valentine's Day specials throughout the week, and will be posting information about them on its Facebook page. One example: James River Oysters, half-dozen flash fried local oysters served with a chipotle aioli for $10.90.
Starbucks. Buy one latte, get one free between 2 and 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun