What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with your special someone and your favorite meal. We’ve rounded up some of the best romantic escapes for an evening full of treating yourself and your sweetie.

North Alabama

Grille 29, Huntsville 

Mouthwatering dishes, seasonal ingredients and warm hospitality come together seamlessly at Grille 29. Famous for their jumbo scallops stuffed with crabmeat, Grouper Oscar and their Filet 29, Grille 29 will make the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day destination.

360 Grille, Florence

A place so nice, we picked it twice! Enjoy panoramic views of Florence as you dine on charcuterie, lamb loin with yogurt tapenade, seared scallops and other decadent dishes atop this revolving restaurant.

Top O’ The River, Guntersville

Known for serving complimentary cornbread, slaw and pickled onions before each meal, Top O’ The River boasts grain-fed catfish raised on a farm in neighboring Mississippi, paired with greens and other sides made fresh daily.


Central Alabama

Ovenbird, Birmingham 

Get a taste of some seasonal Southern ingredients in a small plate format that takes inspiration from the live fire traditions of Spain, Portugal, Uruguay, Argentina and the American South.

Saw’s BBQ, Homewood 

BBQ is the food of love! Hear us out… We think there’s nothing like bonding over a huge plate of ribs. Head to Saw’s for the perfect low-key date night – just make sure you grab plenty of napkins.


South Alabama

The Rawls Restaurant, Enterprise 

Located at the historic Rawls Bed and Breakfast, The Rawls Restaurant offers an atmosphere and menu perfect for Valentine’s Day. Try the shrimp and grits with Conecuh sausage, the hand-cut fettuccine with braised rabbit or the indulgent steak frites.

Bluegill Restaurant, Spanish Fort

Bluegill Restaurant in Spanish Fort has served fresh seafood in a casual setting since 1958. The waterfront deck features live music each night, making the restaurant perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day destination.


Gulf Coast

LuLu’s, Gulf Shores 

Take a laid-back approach to this year’s Valentine’s Day with live music and fresh seafood straight from the coast, or maybe even a Cheeseburger in Paradise with your one and only.

Cosmo’s Restaurant and Bar, Orange Beach 

Cosmo’s boasts sushi, fresh local seafood, succulent steaks and signature cocktails served in a casual atmosphere within walking distance to the beach.

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