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Valentine's Day | Harrisburg Dining | Restaurants | Takeout

Need the best places to get Valentine’s Day Dinner or takeout? I got you covered with Harrisburg and central PA takeout options for Valentine’s dinner in-house and to-go.

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Harrisburg area restaurants have all you need for Valentine’s Day at home this year. Don’t forget something local to drink for the table!

→ Check out my #ShopLocal Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day Dinners + Takeout

MoMo BBQ Co.

If you have ever thought, wow, if I could just fill a giant heart with a ton of great BBQ and sides, that would be amazing — MoMo BBQ Co. has realized your vision. This carnivore’s delight is back for the sweet season.

MoMo’s Valentine’s Day Special features a reusable heart-shaped serving bowl filled with Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Wings, Pulled Pork, Brisket, Grilled Chicken Breast, Smoked Bratwurst, MoMo’s BBQ Chips, Cheesy Mac, Luau Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Cornbread, and BBQ Bologna Heart! This feast comes with a bottle of your favorite award-winning MoMo BBQ sauce and a pint of Hunka Hunka Burning Love Trifle (layered Brownies, PB Whipped Cream, Crumbled Bacon, “Nanner” Pudding, and crushed Nilla Wafers.” All for $75

Please preorder by calling 717-550-7995. Pick-up Saturday, Feb. 12 or Monday, Feb. 14.


Lancaster Brewing Co. Harrisburg

Lancaster Brewing Co. Harrisburg is celebrating Valentine’s Day Feb. 11-14 with great dinner specials and cocktails, in addition to their full menu. Don’t forget to try a Chocolate-Covered Strawberry — LBC’s Milk Stout and Strawberry Wheat!

Also of note: Boss Hog Double IPA is back.

Make reservations now by calling 717-564-4448.


The JDK Group at The Willows at Ashcombe Mansion

The JDK Group Catering & Events is hosting an Alice in Wonderland-themed special event this Valentine’s Day: The Queen of Hearts Pop-Up Dinner Event.

This four-course dinner and drinks is held at the new Willows at Ashcombe Mansion, and self-guided tours are included in your ticket. Plus complimentary cocktails, and photo opps and appearances by the Red Queen and the White Queen. Be one of the first to see this amazing new venue! Bonus, all attendees are entered to win a special stay at the Mansion.

A variety of seating options are available. Order online by Feb. 9.


Cornerstone Coffeehouse

Cornerstone Coffeehouse’s Culinary Kitchen is back for 2022, and that includes two (2!) Valentine’s Day Cooking Classes with Chef LaPorta.

These classes are always a great time, as you learn from Chef LaPorta and enjoy the delicious food. The Feb. 14 class is sold out, but Cornerstone added a second class on Feb. 13.

Valentine’s Day Dinner includes:

  • Old School Prawn Cocktail with a Twist
  • Creamy Caesar Salad with a Pesto and Herb Crouton
  • Beef Osso Bucco (Seared Beef Shanks braised with carrot, onion, celery, mushroom, fire roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs and a red wine demi glace then finished with a Gremolata Garnish (chopped fresh Italian parsley, minced fresh garlic, orange and lemon zest)
  • Smashed Buttermilk Potatoes
  • Roasted Green Beans with Brown Butter
  • White Champagne Cake with Fresh Strawberries

BYOB. Call 717-737-5026 or inquire in-person to reserve your spot! Seating is limited.


Home 231

Home 231 offers two options letting you choose how to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

On Feb. 10, Home 231 hosts a Girls Night Out with a few extra specials. On Feb. 12, enjoy Bubbles & Brunch, a multi-course brunch paired with sparkling wine. Tickets are all-inclusive and must be purchased online in advance.


The Watershed Pub

The Watershed Pub in Camp Hill will be open on Feb. 14 for dinner service, offering a special Valentine’s Day Menu. The menu includes a variety of small and large plates, salads, and desserts.

View the menu here, and make reservations online here.


The Millworks

Enjoy Valentine’s Day at The Millworks. The Millworks will be open 5-9 p.m. on Feb. 14 with Valentine’s Day specials.

Valentine’s Day specials include Winter Parsnip Salad, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Wood-Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Organic Salmon, Pork Osso Bucco. Regular menu items also will be available.

Make reservations online here.


Crawdaddy’s

Crawdaddy’s is hosting a special Valentine’s Day on Feb. 12.

Specials include your choice of Filet Mignon & Lobster, Lamb Chops, or Crawdaddy’s Seafood Combo. Each special includes two sides and champagne.

Call 717-232-7374 or 818-274-9751 to reserve your table.


Ploughman Cider Taproom

In Gettsyburg, our friends at Ploughman Cider present Aww Shucks: Oysters, Dessert, Music Feb. 11-14!

It’s an entire weekend of live music, fresh oysters, and of course — fresh Adams County cider.

Each night, enjoy Raw Oysters and oyster stuffies sourced by the legendary crew of John Kelly Seafood Connection, World-class pastries for dessert, supplied by the world-class Chef Moni at Gateau Monique.

Entertainment includes: Friday, 2/11 – Josh Tweedy on Friday, Feb. 11; February Rocks, benefitting Four Diamonds Fund – Pnut & Blaine headlining on Saturday, Feb. 12; and Murder Ballad Marathon with Chuck Darwin & The Knuckle Draggers w/ Noah G. Fowler on Monday, Feb. 14.

Visit PloughTap at 14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg.


Grateful Goat Brewing & Provisions

New kid on the block, Grateful Goat Brewing & Provisions has put together a special Shared 5-Course Dinner for Two. You’ll share an appetizer, each choose an entree, and share a dessert.

The Valentine’s Day menu is available Feb. 11-14.

Available for dine-in, takeout, or delivery! Make reservations online or call 717-904-4628.


Mellie Bellies

For dinner at home (without having to cook), Mellie Bellies is offering a special Valentine’s Day meal.

Choose from Smoked Half Hen or Filet, plus you can add Shrimp, Crab Cake or Lobster to your entrees, while supplies last.

Order online by Feb. 8 for Feb. 14 pick-up.


Englewood Brewing

Enjoy Valentine’s Day at Englewood Brewing. The brewery and live music venue is offering Valentine’s Weekend Specials Feb. 11-13.

View the menus here. Starters includes Warm Balsamic Strawberry Cheese Dip and Sesame Tuna. Entree options include Surf & Turf, Salmon Oscar, and Blackberry Duck. A special selection of Valentine’s desserts also will be available.

Make reservations online or call 717-256-9480.


Boneshire Brew Works

Boneshire Brew Works is hosting a Valentine’s Day Brunch.

Enjoy food and brews 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 13.

Reservations accepted but not required. Call 717-412-7814.


Mount Gretna Craft Brewery

Ample options for celebrating Valentine’s Day exist at Mount Gretna Craft Brewery.

Beer lovers will enjoy a little day drinking with the Valentine’s Beer Tour & Small Plates Pairing on Feb. 12. Or, opt for some live music later that night with Valentine’s Date Night with Temple Avenue featuring Mary Kate Hughes. Or, on Sunday, Feb. 13, enjoy Valentine’s Beerunch with Swing Street.

Make your reservations online.


Tutoni’s

In York, Tutoni’s Restaurant offers three ways to Valentine’s Day fun.

Make dinner reservations for Feb. 11 or 12, 4-9 p.m. On Friday, cap dinner with live music from RalphReal and the Family Jam in the King George Speakeasy. On Saturday, enjoy a variety show from Sarabesque’s Spectacular Showcase.

Tutoni’s also will be open special hours on Feb. 14, 4-9 p.m. with Valentine’s specials.

Book reservations online.


The Mill in Hershey

The Mill in Hershey is open for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. They will feature Valentine’s Day specials all weekend.

Make reservations online.


The Left Bank

For a truly special experience, try the Aphrodisiac Chef’s Table at The Left Bank on Feb. 10 or 17. This is a special multi-course tasting meal with wine pairings. This love-themed event will feature Baked Oysters, Grilled Shrimp, Beef Tenderloin, and Red Velvet Cake.

In addition to regular hours, The Left Bank will also be open on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 to celebrate your sweetheart.

Make your reservations online.


Sage Cafe

At the new Sage Cafe in Carlisle, they’ll be offering a special Valentine’s Day menu 5-8 p.m. Feb. 11, 12, and 14.

Menu items include Cheese & Wine Fondue, Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Crunchy Panko Portobello, Roasted Red Beet Salad, and much more.

Call 717-701-8624 for reservations.


Revival Social Club

Treat your favorite person to a Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe on Feb. 14 at Revival Social Club in York.

Choose from delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Special cocktails and wine pairings also are available.

Reservations are recommended and can be made online.


Wyndridge Farm

Wyndridge Farm is hosting a Valentine’s Day special event Feb. 11 and 12.

The 6-Course Valentine’s Dinner includes six farm-made specialty courses accompanied by live music: husband and wife duo, Rad and Kell, and dessert that’s (almost) as sweet as your sweetheart.

Tickets are required and can be purchased online.


Restaurant Sidney

Treat your valentine to dinner at Restaurant Sidney this year. Special seating is available 5-9 p.m. on Feb. 14.

View the menu here.

Reservations are suggested and can be made online.


Anna Rose Bakery

Just need a sweet treat to complete your Valentine’s Day plans? Pre-order chocolate-covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day from Anna Rose Bakery in downtown Harrisburg.

Call 717-236-3149, or stop by (100 N. Second Street) to place your order.


High Road Taproom

High Road Taproom, newly open in Walden, is hosting a 5-course Valentine’s Day dinner on Feb. 14. The menu includes a charcuterie board by neighbor and fellow new business, Simply Flavorful.

Seating is limited. Email highroadbrewco@gmail.com to reserve your spot.


Houlihan’s

February 11-14, Houlihan’s in Hershey is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu. It includes a la carte items such as Cajun Salmon, Mixed Grille, and Cajun Filet. For dessert, guests can enjoy Brownie Batter Cake and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, and of course, a Chocolate Martini.

Plus, this month’s cocktail features include a Chocolate Raspberry Martini, White Chocolate Martini, Chocolate Coconut Martini, Chocolate Margarita, and a Mini Chocolate Martini Flight.

View the Valentine’s Day menu here.


The Chocolatier

The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio serves up family fare with a fun spin and hints of chocolate, making it the perfect dinner spot during Valentine’s Day week. The menu features plenty of chocolate-infused dishes like the Reese’s Take5 Chicken Sandwich, Chocolatetown Burger, Cocoa-Dusted Beef Short Ribs, Heath Bar Crusted Salmon, Chocolate Beer Cheese Soup, and more. 

Plus, The Chocolatier is offering some February Specials for Valentine’s Week 2022 while supplies last. From Feb. 10-15, the specials include Cocoa Crusted Rack of Lamb and Chocolate Brownie Strawberry Creme Torte. The specials from Feb. 16-21 are Grilled Halibut with a White Chocolate Beurre Blanc and White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake.

You can make a reservation here.

Bonus: There is a sweet deal for Valentine’s Day gifting – receive a $10 voucher for you when you spend $50 or more on gift cards from Jan. 20-Feb. 14, 2022. The voucher is valid Monday-Thursday from Feb. 15-Apr. 28, 2022.

Sara Bozich
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