Take Your Sweetheart to Dinner on Valentine’s Day

Surprise loved ones this Valentine’s Day by taking your sweetheart out for a scrumptious supper. Many area restaurants are planning special Valentine’s Day menus featuring savory appetizers, seasonal salads, delicious entrees and delectable desserts.

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909.

We called around town and compiled a list of restaurants that are offering Valentine’s Day dinner specials. Don’t wait to make a reservation—Thursday Feb. 14 will be here sooner than you think! We divided up the restaurants by geography: Deep South County, Mid-South County and Upper South County.


Deep SoCo: Deale, Tracys & Points South

Calypso Bay
421 Deale Road, Tracys Landing
Reservations: Recommended

Calypso Bay will offer regular menu items along with a special menu that includes three appetizers (crab empanada, roasted artichoke pizza or grilled asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto); cream of crab or tomato bisque soup; spinach salad. Entrees include surf and turf or a shrimp penne pasta. Dessert includes chocolate covered strawberries or a molten chocolate lava cake.  Dinner service will run from 4 to 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.

Mango’s Bar & Grill at Herrington Harbour South
7153 Lake Shore Drive, Rose Haven
Price Range: $65 pre-set menu
Reservations: Recommended but not required

Mango’s will offer a special menu with a champagne toast. For $65, choose an appetizer (artichoke hearts, crab dip or shellfish duo), entree (8-ounce filet mignon, clambake, salmon or stuffed chicken) and desert for two (chocolate covered strawberries, creamy cheesecake and chocolate cake).

Petie Greens
6103 Drum Point Road, Deale
Price Range: Dinners $25 to $47
Reservations: Strongly recommended, limited seating

Petie Green’s will have a set menu served from 6 to 9 p.m. A jazz band will be performing throughout the evening. The special menu includes soups, appetizers, salads and pasta dished along with entrees including New York Strip, filet, rack of lamb and stuffed lobster tail along with delectable desserts.

Skippers Pier
6158 Drum Point Road, Deale
Price Range: Dinner for two $99; or order a la carte
Reservations: Recommended

Skippers Pier has a table for two, just for you, for Valentine’s Day.

Skipper’s Pier is offering dinner for two to include a choice between two appetizers a mini baked brie or jumbo spiced shrimp with grits; three entrees including a porterhouse, filet and lobster tail or halibut.  Dessert features a Lovebird sampler with chocolate covered strawberries, a chocolate fondue martini, apple cobbler and much more. You can purchase the three course meal or individual items.

South County Cafe
5960 Deale Churchton Road, Deale
Reservations: Recommended

South County Cafe with Whitmans Catering are offering a special Valentine’s menu from 5 to 9 p.m. Space is limited.

Mid-SoCo: Galesville, Shady Side, Lothian & Harwood

Pirates Cove
4817 Riverside Drive, Galesville
Reservations: Recommended

Pirate’s Cove will offer its regular specials as well as Valentine’s Day delights. Specifics are not yet available. Ask when making a reservation, or check back in this space (we will update this story as new info becomes available).

Thursdays Steak and Crabhouse
4851 Riverside Dr., Galesville
Reservations: Recommended

Thursday’s will serve its regular menu as well as have Valentine’s Day specials. Specifics are not yet available. Ask when making a reservation, or check back in this space (we will update this story as new info becomes available).

Upper SoCo: Davidsonville and Edgewater

Adam’s Rib’s
169 Mayo Rd., Edgewater
Reservations: Recommended

Adam’s Ribs is planning a special Valentine’s Day menu.  Specifics are not yet available. Ask when making a reservation, or check back in this space (we will update this story as new info becomes available).

Bayside Inn
1246 Central Ave., Edgewater
Reservations: Recommended

For Valentine’s Day, they’ll have specials like steak and lobster. Call for reservations.

The Bistro at South River
3451 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater
Reservations: Recommended – Call or use Open Table

The Bistro is preparing a specials for Valentine’s Day as well as offering the regular a la carte menu. Call for additional information.

Killarney House
584 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Price Range: Entrees $18-22
Reservations: Recommended

Killarney will serve a special Valentine’s Day dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. You may choose from two appetizers including Guinness mussels and oysters casino along with entrees such as Killarney rack of lamb, surf and turf, red snapper and lobster meat and stuffed flounder. Featured desserts include chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate lava cake. The regular menu will be available as well.

Old Stein Inn
1143 Central Avenue East, Edgewater
Price Range: Dinner for two $60; or order a la carte
Reservations: Recommended – Call or use Open Table

The Old Stein Inn, reopened in September 2012 after a devastating fire, will be the place to go for love with a three-course menu for $60/couple. This special Valentine’s menu will be available from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17 (Wed-Sun). Includes salad, choice of eight entrees and choice of three desserts. Can’t wait to try the Jägermeister glazed carrots!

The Steakhouse
139 Mitchells Chance Road, Edgewater
Price Range: $30-$60
Reservations: Call ahead only 15 minutes prior to arriving to be put on waiting list

The Steakhouse will offer the choice of two salads, two entrees and a dessert for $30. For $60, enjoy cab dip, 2 7-ounce filets, four side dishes of choice and dessert along with a bottle of champagne for an additional $20. Add on a jumbo lobster tail for $23.

158 Central Avenue West, Edgewater
Reservations: Does not take reservations

Wharfside is planning a Valentine’s menu. Call for additional information.

Editors Note: Coconut Joes, Greene TurtleStan & Joes Saloon and Yellowfin are offering their regular menu for Valentine’s Day. Bill Bateman’s Bistro is permanently closed.

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About Cynthia Giorgio

I'm Cynthia Giorgio, co-founding editor of South River Source. I love to write about the people, places, news and events in South County. Send story ideas to cynthia@southriversource.com or call me at 301-906-4767.

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