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Top Restaurants for Valentine's Day in Florence, SC

Posted by on Sunday, January 22, 2017 Under: Restaurants
Here are suggestions below for Valentine's Day in Florence!

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.  (Rooftop bar is only open when weather is favorable.)
  2. Victors 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. Flavors of India (137 E. Palmetto St) - If you love Indian food and curries, Flavors of India will not disappoint the palate that crazes spice! Everything is authentic and the food tastes amazing! For lunch, they usually have the buffet which is perfect if you want to have a variety of things. Their naan bread is usually hot and fresh. Remember if you're not used to Indian food, there is a lot of dairy in curries. If you're lactose intolerant, then you may want to check to see if your stomach can handle spice and dairy at the same time before coming here. For those who can, this place is a happy place.
Non-Downtown Area:
  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 delightful place to bring 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! They are only open from Tuesday - Friday.
  3. Local Motive Brewing Company (2519 W Palmetto St) - You and your lover both love craft beer and a relaxing 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! 
  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. 
  5. Rebel Pie (804-C 2nd Loop Rd., Florence, SC 29505) - Located in South Florence, this pizza place is not your average plzza spot. Their crust is amazing and notably different than the pizza chains around Florence. It's a casual place but if you want an impressive pizza to impress someone special, here's a good chill spot. Be ready to spend more than what you'd normally spend for a pizza pie.
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 and is based on personal experience. It's not sponsored by any restaurant.)

Favorites that were on this list that went out of business: 
  1. Dolce Vita (160 S Dargan) - (UPDATE 2021: NOW CLOSED AND OUT OF BUSINESS) 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.
  2. Percy & Willie's (130 Dunbarton Dr.) - (UPDATE FOR 2022: NOW CLOSED AND OUT OF BUSINESS) 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! 
Find a list of other places in Florence, SC that went out of business.

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About Me Originally from Southern California, we had moved here when my husband got out of the military and began his civilian work at the Duke Energy Power Plant in Hartsville. I had a hard time finding family-friendly resources online in Florence when we moved here in 2013 so I started writing and taking pictures of our adventures and places we've been. This website is a collection of several years of adventures. I hope this helps you as a transplant or new mom. I have two sons who were both born in Florence at the McLeod Hospital.
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