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Where to Eat on Valentine’s Day in Tampa

The one day of the year where there romance has to be on a THOUSAND is amongst us. Some folks like the theatrics and drama of it all. Me…I prefer to keep it cute and simple. Around this time, thinking of where to eat on Valentine’s Day in Tampa makes us all run around like a headless chicken. Netflix and chill is the quick and easy go-to sometimes but several restaurants set up plenty of romantic dinner plans.

Figuring out where to eat on Valentine’s Day in Tampa Bay won’t prove to be difficult. I created a dining guide for Creative Loafing to help you make plans. Whether it’s with your SO, girlfriends, or yourself, there are plans for anyone and everyone.

Here’s a few off the guide:

Bermudas Steak & Seafood Everything from artichoke hearts Françoise to heart-shaped cheese ravioli are on the dinner menu. $9-$45. Tradewinds Island Grand, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach. 727-363-2258,

Boca Staying in to Netflix and chill? A to-go dinner for two saves the day. The deadline for orders is 5 p.m. Feb. 12, and they must be picked up at 6 p.m. Feb. 14. $60. Various locations, Tampa Bay.

Bon Appétit Restaurant Dance and dine in this popular landmark’s Crystal Ballroom while enjoying views of St. Joseph Sound. Call or go online for reservations. $70. 5-10 p.m. 148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin. 727-733-2151,

Bulla Gastrobar There’s no festive grub, but the Spanish-style tapas restaurant does offer a hibiscus mojito for a limited time (for every cocktail sold, $1 goes to the America Heart Association). Bonus: Parties of four or more receive a complimentary pitcher of sangria, so bring a group for Galentine’s Day. $11. Feb. 11-17. 930 S. Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-773-8626,

Café Dufrain Whisper sweet nothings to each other while sharing two whole Maine lobsters with wild mushroom risotto — and taking in the waterfront vista. $49. 707 Harbour Post Drive, Tampa. 813-275-9701,

Caretta on the Gulf This fine-dining destination serves up seasonally inspired cuisine infused with South American and Caribbean influences. Sandpearl Resort, 500 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. 727-441-2425,”

To find out who else is on the list, click here to find out what other plans are out there.