Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Posted on February 1, 2022 by Lisa Willwerth

Looking for something fun to do with your special someone? Ephrata offers a variety of local options to craft your perfect Valentine’s Day date!

This Valentine’s Day, there is plenty of fun to be had with your special someone all around Ephrata! Whether you prefer a traditional dinner out to celebrate, or you want to try something new, check out all of the local options we have compiled to create your perfect Valentine’s date!


Do you have young kids, an early bedtime, or don’t want to deal with the hassle of reservations this year? Try a romantic breakfast! JavaTeas Gourmet Cafe, Griddle and Grind Cafe, and Scratch Bakes offer a variety of Breakfast and coffee for you to enjoy with your loved one, so you can start your Valentine’s day together! We recommend the Berry and Cream crepe from Griddle and Grind Cafe,  a delicious smoothie from Javateas, or one of Scratch Bakes handmade breakfast sandwiches!

Dinner and Drinks

If you are looking for a more traditional Valentine’s date night, there are plenty of local options to enjoy a delicious meal and craft drinks. Olde Lincoln House Restaurant and Tavern offers a casual tavern or a slightly more upscale dining room, so you can pick the perfect setting for your meal. If your and your date enjoy trying new beers, The St. Boniface Taproom, Hillside Public House, and Black Forest Brewery offer a variety of craft brews alongside a full dinner menu. If Wine and Sprits are more up your alley, check out the offerings at Weathered Vineyards Tasting Room which offers tastings of their locally made libations alongside a menu of delectable dinner offerings.

Try Something New

Want to try a new activity together? Swing by Ephrata’s Gameseum, where you can enjoy tons of nostalgic arcade games without having to deal with pesky quarters or tokens. Just pay for an allotted time, and you can play all the games you please as many times as you like! They also have a two-person Dance Dance Revolution game perfect for the couple that loves to show off their moves. If you celebrate Valentine’s Day any day of the week, you may consider trying out one of the craft workshops hosted by Crafted by Faith. Throughout February, Crafted from Faith offers a variety of stained glass or knitting workshops, so you will be able to take home a token from your date!

Date Night at Home

If you and your Valentine are most comfortable at home, make an at-home Valentine Date! JD’s Pazzo Pizza offers a heart-shaped pizza for their Valentine’s Special that you can order to be delivered right to your door. JavaTeas Gourmet Cafe is also offering a take-home Valentine’s DIY Cookie Kit, so you can enjoy some Valentine’s fun with the whole family in the comfort of your own home. Ephrata also has a variety of restaurants that offer take-out or delivery options, like Three Sister’s Park, which offers delicious Thai Food that will make your date a night to remember!

However you choose to celebrate this year, we hope you get to enjoy a memorable day with your special someone, appreciating some of the incredible places Ephrata has to offer!