10 Places to Dine on Valentine’s Day

Mother’s Day is still the most popular day for dining out but in second place is Valentine’s Day. Research from National Restaurant Association shows that one-quarter of Americans surveyed will be dining out on Valentine’s Day this year which happens to fall on a Thursday, while others will celebrate on the weekend.

1. Sperry’s Restaurant 

650 Frazier Drive, Franklin
(615) 778-9950

Dinner for two is $99 meal which includes a 6 oz. Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon
Served with choice of 5oz. Lobster Tail or King Crab Legs. The meal also includes Bread Board & Sperry’s Salad Bar or Caesar Salad or Iceberg Wedge. Reservations Recommended.

2. The Honeysuckle 

The Honeysuckle

1770 Galleria Boulevard
(615) 771-2111

Locally owned in Franklin, The Honeysuckle is offering special menu options. You can have choices of Surf and Turf, Prime Rib, and Praline ice cream with chocolate dipped strawberries.

3. The Mockingbird Restaurant

3035 Reserve Blvd
Spring Hill

A set menu with four courses will be served at The Mockingbird for $44.95 per person. First course choices are short rib or fried grit cake. Second course – Valentine salad of candied pecan, strawberries with champagne vinaigrette or heirloom tomato bisque. Main course option include grilled swordfish, lamb chops, or organic stuffed chicken followed by several choices of dessert. Reservations are recommended.

4. Frothy Monkey

125 5th Avenue

The Frothy Love 3-course dinner returns this year to Franklin. It is the perfect approachable way to celebrate Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day. This prix fixe menu will be available after 5 pm on Thursday, February 14 -Saturday, February 16th. Enjoy an appetizer, 2 entrees, and a shared dessert for $50 per couple, with the option to add a bottle of our hand-picked Valentine’s Day wine for only $25. No reservations are needed, but day-of call ahead seating is available by calling 615-600-4756.

5. Puckett’s Franklin

120 4th Avenue South

Puckett’s will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a dinner special of shrimp scampi linguine served with a soup or salad for $24.99 and a chocolate molten cake topped with raspberries dessert special for $9.99 in addition to its regular menu. Paul Bogart will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. No cover for the show and reservations are recommended online or by phone at 615-794-5527.

6. Puckett’s Columbia

15 Public Square

Puckett’s will offer two Valentine’s Day dinner specials: a 6 oz. bacon-wrapped filet with garlic herb butter, grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes for $30 and a chicken marsala with fettuccini and side salad for $25. All guests will receive chocolate covered strawberries and a rose, and Hobo Cane will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with no cover.

Make reservations online or by phone at 931-490-4550.

7. Puckett’s Boat House

94 East Main Street

Puckett’s Boathouse will offer a dozen raw oysters for $20 all day on Valentine’s Day, along with a lobster bisque as the soup of the day. Dinner features will include a shrimp and pesto crostini appetizer for $15; a strawberry salad with blue cheese, roasted almonds and a champagne vinaigrette topped with fresh Gulf shrimp for $16; and a Jack Daniels-glazed Ahi tuna with bacon-wrapped scallops and shiitake mushroom risotto for $28. Matt Marinchick will take the stage from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Make reservations online or by phone at 615-790-2309.

8. Scout’s Pub

158 Front Street

Scout’s Pub will offer several specials in addition to its regular menu, including a garden Caesar salad with kale greens, kalamata olives, green olives, giardiniera vegetables, cherry tomatoes, tortilla crisps and lime and black garlic Caesar dressing for $12; an all-beef “smashburger” with guajillo black beans, avocado, house aioli, charred jalapeño, smashed egg and pepper jack cheese on a brioche bun for $16 and a seared Manhattan strip steak with black garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and curly potatoes for $30. A special Nutella cheesecake will be offered for dessert with cacao nibs, strawberry and a chocolate chip cookie crust for $8.

Reservations can be made by calling 615-721-5993 or online.

9. Homestead Manor

4683 Columbia Pike
Thompson Station

Join in for a night of dinner and dancing at Homestead Manor on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 5:30-9p. Bring your friends or your special someone for a community-style dinner, featuring ingredients sourced from our on-site farm, plus a selection of yummy desserts and a fondue fountain.

Following dinner, local Dare 2 Dance Ballroom will host an instructional hour of dancing. You’ll be dancing the night away in no time after learning the rumba, swing, and waltz.

A cash bar will be available. Add a wine pairing to each course for only $20.

10. Deacon’s New South

Deacon's New South

Deacon’s New South is featuring a three-course menu for $50 in honor of “A Bronx Tale” at TPAC from February 12 -17. The menu includes a starter of burrata and prosciutto salad with arugula, figs and saba, main course options of chicken manicotti with parmesan bechamel or Deacon’s butcher room bolognese, made with cavatappi, Aleppo chile, fennel, herbed bread crumb and parmesan, followed by a special “Bronx Blackout Cake” for dessert. Guests may add a wine pairing to each course for an additional $40 and the regular menu will also be available. Reservations are recommended by phone (615-994-1994) or online.