Murfreesboro is a great spot to celebrate occasions throughout the year. But now Valentine’s Day is almost here, and the pressure is on to plan the perfect night for that special someone. Don’t stress! Murfreesboro has several venues to help sweeten the date.


Last year, we shared our top picks for a Nashville Valentine’s date. If the Nashville commute works for you, we still recommend those venues! But we know that Nashville isn’t a convenient location for everyone. And not everyone in Middle Tennessee is interested in spending their Valentine’s Day in a big city. For some couples, a dreamy date night includes a quiet evening spent a little closer to home, which is why Murfreesboro might be the right place! If that’s you, these are our top picks for the best Valentine’s date spots in Murfreesboro: 

Parthenon Grill

Let's start by saying the Parthenon Grille steak is excellent! Whether you’re planning to dine in or order out, this is one of those meals that is worth the wait. And if you’re not a steak person, don’t worry. Parthenon Grille has a few other tasty menu items to choose from. No matter what you order, the atmosphere is sure to set up a romantic dinner for two. 

Five Senses

If you ask Murfreesboro residents for their top choice for a special occasion, many would probably say Five Senses Restaurant and Bar! On Valentine’s Day, this venue is offering a three-course meal from a special pre-selected menu. If their reputation says anything, it’s that this restaurant is an excellent choice for spending Valentine’s Day. 

The Fountains at Gateway

The Fountains at Gateway is a fun spot for a casual date night! Whether a meal or dessert is on the agenda, the Fountains at Gateway plaza has venues that fit the bill. The plaza offers Burger Republic, The Soda Bar, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Just Love Coffee, and a few other shops. And if the weather is nice, couples can also take advantage of the nearby walking trail, spending some time talking under the stars. 


Board and Brush is a fun DIY studio, which would make a great date night location for couples who enjoy doing projects together. Guests learn to make a wooden sign to take home. They even have a few Valentine’s theme events for kids. So, if you’re looking to take your little Valentine for some one-on-one quality time, this is also a great, kid-friendly location.

Marina’s on the Square

For some, Italian food and Valentine’s Day are the perfect pairings. We recommend trying Marina’s on the Square. Not only is the food delicious, but the atmosphere is fitting for an Italian experience. To top it off, guests who choose Marina’s have the satisfaction of supporting a locally owned business. So grab a table for two, order some chicken marsala or a pizza, and finish the meal with some tiramisu. It’ll be a Valentine’s date night to remember!

The Goat

The fun interior design is the first thing to notice about The Goat. But the food definitely measures up to the lively environment. This Valentine’s date location is more on the casual side, but if menu variety and a thriving environment fit your date criteria, The Goat is a great option!


Murfreesboro is such a beautiful city. Date nights don’t have to include fancy meals or expensive outings. Even grabbing coffee and taking a casual stroll around The Avenue can be a fun way to spend a Valentine’s date with your special someone.


We love exploring venues across Middle Tennessee. Because we are constantly driving through the local markets for our real estate clients, we get a first-hand perspective on what the communities have to offer. Check out our blog for insights on topics like Kid-Friendly Activities in Murfreesboro or Murfreesboro: Pockets of the Boro. If you have any questions about communities here in Middle Tennessee, don’t hesitate to reach out! And as always, if you have questions about real estate in Middle Tennessee, let us know how we can serve you—