The Best Place to Eat on Valentine’s Day!


Halle Mckenzie, Reporter

Need help finding a nice place to get dinner on Valentine’s Day? Here are some suggestions for lovely restaurants around town Covington and Mandeville. (Make sure to read the end of the article for special holiday deals that some chain businesses are offering!)

Rip’s On The Lake

Rip’s has been around for over 80 years and it has great food as well as a beautiful view of the lakefront.  

The Lakehouse

Just a short walk away from Rip’s, The Lakehouse is another location that offers romantic views and a peaceful place for dinner.

Del Porto

Located in Old Covington, Del Porto has wonderful food and the surrounding streets pose a wonderful opportunity for an evening stroll.


Though a little more casual, Chimes is a really location on the water for a fun place to eat and maybe a chance to see some goats.

Toad Hollow

Toad Hollow is also located in Old Covington and has a wide array of salads and sandwiches providing options for almost everyone. The ambiance is mellow and quiet making for a perfect place to have a relaxed dinner.

The English Tea Room

Charming and fun, The English Tea Room not only offers food, but an experience as well. Get a glimpse of traditional English food as well as some American twists on the culture.

The Dakota

Dakota Restaurant is more on the fancier side, but nevertheless, it is a wonderful place to have dinner that serves American dishes with a Southern flair.


If you choose to eat at Hambone in Old Mandeville you will experience the Southern comfort food that Hambone serves.

Valentine’s Day Deals

  • Dunkin’ Donuts: On Valentine’s, you can get a box of ten “munchkins” for only two dollars and pick up some their holiday specialty drinks and donuts
  • Godiva: Godiva is offering 20% off on some of their products on the 14th.
  • Pizza Hut: Stop by a Pizza Hut and pick up a heart-shaped pizza or opt for the Valentine’s Day bundle which includes a pizza and either the brownie or chocolate chip cookie.
  • TCBY: Head over to TCBY for a buy one get on free deal on frozen yogurt.

Have any suggestions for more restaurants? Let us know in the comments!