If you're planning to take your valentine out to dinner for the holiday this year, there are plenty of options here in the Cedar Rapids area. In fact, there are probably quite a few restaurants you've never even heard of before!

In honor of next week's holiday, I put together a list of some of the coolest locally-owned restaurants that you can check out for Valentine's Day weekend, or even just a date night some other time. Whether you're into sushi, Italian food, Mexican food, fine dining, or just something a little bit different, here are ten awesome places you can check out in the Cedar Rapids area (in alphabetical order):

Bari Italian

  • 450 1st St SW, Cedar Rapids
  • 4.8 stars on Facebook

Black Sheep Social Club

  • 600 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids
  • 4.6 stars on Facebook

The Bohemian

  • 1029 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids
  • 4.7 stars on Facebook


  • 1202 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids
  • 4.7 stars on Facebook

The Class Act

  • 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids
  • 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor

Cobble Hill

  • 219 2nd St SE, Cedar Rapids
  • 4.9 stars on Facebook

the hip-stir

  • 1120 7th Ave, Marion
  • 4.7 stars on Facebook

Napoli's Italian Restaurant

Oyama Sushi

  • 5350 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids
  • 4.7 stars on Facebook

Vino's Ristorante & R.G. Books Lounge

  • 3611 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
  • 4.8 stars on Facebook

Where are you taking you valentine out to eat this year? Let us know in the comments!

Oh, and don't forget about Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week! That kicks off Friday, February 18th and runs through Sunday, February 27th. Check out a list of participating restaurants HERE.

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