Valentine’s Date Ideas: Farm-to-table restaurants to impress your date

February 8, 2024

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and if you need help finding unique places to take your valentine's (or yourself; we don't judge), we're here for you! We've compiled a few Lancaster County eateries that specialize in farm-to-table dining and vary in atmosphere. Spend Valentine's Day at one of these local restaurants to enjoy some delicious food and show our farmland some love.


John J Jeffries

If you want to treat your date, John J. Jeffries is the place for you. Not only does John J. Jeffries specialize in fine dining, but their menu also features seasonal, farm-fresh food that is sure to impress your valentine. Enjoy grass-fed meat and organic produce sourced from small, family farms in Lancaster County. Support our local farms and show your date some love!Harvest Café
Make a day of your date! Harvest Café is a restaurant located in Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse. Kitchen Kettle Village is a beautiful place to do local shopping, and its adorable atmosphere is perfect for a day's worth of fun for you and your valentine!Harvest Café is great for lunch, offering soups, burgers, sandwiches, and more made with locally sourced ingredients. It's perfect for a lunch break during a day of shopping!


Speckled Hen

If your valentine loves adorable café vibes, Speckled Hen is the place to be. Located in Strasburg, Speckled Hen serves breakfast, lunch, and delicious coffee beverages. Visit Speckled Hen for a Valentine's brunch, or enjoy their friendly farm atmosphere and sip a latte. Located only minutes from the LFT office, the Hen has been an LFT favorite since its beginnings. Embrace all things farmstead and stop by Speckled Hen this Valentine's Day!


Miller's Smorgasbord

Need help deciding what to eat? That's okay; Miller's Smorgasbord has it all! This buffet specializes in Lancaster favorites and Amish cuisine made from scratch with farm-fresh ingredients. After dinner, stop by The Shoppes at Miller's for more local goodies. Treat your date (and yourself) to an endless supply of local cuisine!


Fox Meadows Creamery

Does your date have a sweet tooth? Fox Meadows Creamery features ice cream and other sweets made with milk from their on-site dairy farm. Plus, Fox Meadows now serves lunch! Enjoy burgers, salads, soups, and sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients. The creamery is the perfect place to support a small, local farm and satisfy that sweet tooth.


Decades Lancaster

Decades Lancaster is the perfect place for the date who wants something different. This eatery is a full-service bar, retro arcade, and bowling alley. Eat good food and get some strikes with your date, compete in arcade favorites, or sit at a table and enjoy the atmosphere. Plus, Decades is hosting its 2nd annual Valentine's Day Celebration! Get your tickets for an elevated Valentine's menu of food and drink. Play some Pacman and buy local at Decades.


The Day of Love is almost upon us, and it's the perfect time to eat good food. Spend time with the people you love and show support for the landscape you love by visiting a farm-to-table restaurant this Valentine's Day!


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