The best food deals and freebies for Valentine’s Day

Romance in on the menu at area restaurants this year and at the national chains found here in Dayton.

Many are offering special Valentine’s Day specials on Friday, Feb. 14.

❤️ Chick-fil-A 

For Valentine’s Day Chick-fil-A says “chicken is the new chocolate.” Participating restaurants are offering heart shaped biscuits, 30-count Chick-fil-A® Nuggets, 10-count Chick-n-Minis® or 6-count Chocolate Chunk Cookies, all served in a heart-shaped container.

Dayton area locations: 3339 Benchwood Rd., (937) 454-0445; 2360 N Fairfield Rd, Beavercreek, (937) 320-1228;  480 E Stroop Rd, Kettering, (937) 949-9643; 1482 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton, (937) 439-2552 and

2700 Miamisburg-Ctrvil Rd #212, Dayton, (937) 439-1932.


Chili’s is offering a Valentine’s Day meal for two for $25. Guests can choose a starter, two full-sized entrees and a dessert.

Dayton-area locations include 1110 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton and 2762 N. Fairfield Road in Beavercreek.

❤️Graeter’s Ice Cream 

Graeter’s Ice Cream has the sweetest deal for Valentine’s Day. All scoop shops are offering buy one get one free sundaes on Friday, Feb. 14.

In the Dayton area Graeter’s shops are located at 2412 Far Hills Ave. in Oakwood, 2330-A N. Fairfield Road in Beavercreek and 2 N. Main St. in Centerville.

>> SWEET DEAL: Graeter’s offering BOGO ice cream sundaes on Valentine’s Day

❤️Waffle House 

Waffle House is a fan of romance and participating restaurants will make the day special with table cloths and a special menu. The event is popular so reservations are a must.

Participating Waffle House in the Dayton area: 885 W. Central Ave., Springboro. Call 937-746-3972 for reservations


Hooters is offering a Valentine's Day "Shred Your Ex" promotion.

Customers can get 10 free boneless wings when they buy 10 boneless wings AND by bringing a photo of their ex to their local Hooters and shredding it there. The offer is good only on Valentine’s Day.

Spurned former lovers also can meet the shredding criterion by virtually shredding the photo online.

There are now two Hooters locations in the Miami Valley: 6851 Miller Lane in Butler Twp., and at 9890 Escort Drive in Deerfield Twp. near Mason.


It’s Valentine’s Day BOGO at Piada. Celebrate on Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a buy-one-get-one free entree. Limit one per person.

❤️Olive Garden

Olive Garden is offering a three-course date night meal called the Valentine's Day ToGo Dinner for Two starting at $34.99. This offer includes a starter of a soup or salad, a choice of dipping sauce for breadsticks, a sharable entree and a dessert. Pro tip: Forget the flowers and buy your love a breadstick bouquet!

❤️Firehouse Subs

After 4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, with a coupon you can get a free medium or large sub with the purchase of a medium or large sub, chips and a drink.

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