Florencemom.com's suggestions for your date on Valentine's Day! (scroll down) 

Downtown Florence area:
  1. Town Hall (101 W. Evans) - This is hands down the most romantic and maybe expensive of the bunch but with a rooftop bar called The Dispensary, this place is hard to beat and the food is top notch. Make sure to make a reservation! Click here, to see a detailed blog on what we ordered and pictures of Town Hall. 
  2. Victor's Bistro (126 W. Evans) - Located inside of the boutique hotel called Hotel Florence, you'll instantly feel like you're going to a very special place as you enter their doors. Service is excellent and the decor is beautiful. The food is always reliable with quality ingredients and they've been around Florence for many years. 
  3. Dolce Vita (152 S Dargan) - This is a wine bar at night that also offers desserts and cheese plates to compliment your wine. Come here for a late night date! With many wine selections to choose from, you can choose tasting sizes before you commit to a half or full glass, making this a fun wine adventure for you and your date. They also make craft coffee here.
  4. Local Motive Brewing Company (123 N. Dargan St. ) - You and your lover both love craft beer and the downtown vibe? Local Motive Brewing Company is the spot and their food is really good! Although the food menu is limited, everything is really thought out and tastes delicious! Try a flight of seasonal beers, share it with your date and enjoy the night in a cozy environment in a historic building! 
Non-Downtown:
  1. Red Bone Alley (1903 W Palmetto) - The inside is the replica of historic Charleston! You won't believe it until you see it. Romantic and big, this place is grand and one of favorites to many Florentines. The prices are fair and they have an ice cream truck inside that offers free ice cream to guests! It also has a kid's play area and a hidden arcade near the restrooms so if you are bringing the kids, this is actually my #1 choice. We came here for Valentine's Day when we first moved here and they actually had a special Valentine's Day menu. With or without kids, this restaurant is a safe choice! 
  2. Starfire (2130 W Palmetto) - Although not open every day, this restaurant offers the best desserts in town! Check their hours of operation to make sure they are open on the day you decide to bring your date as they do catering for special events as well. They offer a large menu with Greek specialties and Southern favorites and famously, an extensive dessert selection. If you or your date has a big sweet tooth, this is the place to go where you can dine with nice meals and share a decadent dessert at one spot! 
  3. Percy & Willie's (130 Dunbarton Dr.) - Located right by the Magnolia Mall, this place is a bit hidden but GPS will get you there just fine! They offer the best steaks in town! The ambiance includes dim lights and attention service so you will feel like you are at a luxurious restaurant. It is much higher priced than many other steakhouses but it provides a much better overall experience and the taste makes it all worth the money! 
  4. San Jose's Tacos & Tequila (3410 W. Radio Dr) - Surrounded by hotels and located near a lot of shopping, this Mexican restaurant is a great pick if you're feeling like eating Mexican food. The decor of the restaurant is amazingly stylish with their spacious high ceilings. It can get really busy and loud in here but they offer a large drink selection, including the quintessential margaritas! Serving chips and salsa immediately upon seating, you will not feel like you're going to starve for awhile before getting your food. 
To see all other neat restaurants in Florence, SC, go to the restaurants page. Have an amazing Valentine's Day! And remember to double check to see if they take reservations so you don't end up waiting in a long line for a table! Cheers to love! 



(Note: Everything that is written here is the opinion of Florencemom.com and is based on personal experience. It's not sponsored by any restaurant.)