Grand Lake Celebrates Valentine's Day With Specials, Events and Fundraisers
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, love is in the air. And so is the pressure to do something special for your sweetheart to show them how much you care.
But there’s no need to worry. There are a myriad of opportunities to celebrate the day of romance in the Grand Lake area. From special dinners and a valentines breakfast for veterans to sing-a-grams and chocolate-covered strawberry bouquets, there’s something for every couple in love. There’s even an anti-love themed event for teens who bah-humbug valentines.
Whether you’re in a relationship, looking for love or avoiding it, embrace Valentine’s Day this year and celebrate the holiday with Grand Lake style.
If you’re looking for a special date night with your valentine that won’t empty your wallet, you’ll want to take your sweetie to The Parrot Steakhouse and Grill this Valentine’s Day.
A tropical oasis on Grand Lake, The Parrot Steakhouse and Grill is offering several holiday specials, any of which are sure to satisfy both your date and your wallet.
These Valentine’s Day specials include 10 percent off the appetizer of your choice, Cajun pasta and a side salad for $12.99, a Valentine pasta special for two with chicken fettuccine Alfredo and salad for $19.99, and a fresh, hand-cut Kansas City Strip special for two with baked potato and salad for only $39.99.
Coupons for each of these specials can be found here. Print the coupons or show the coupon to your waitress to receive the special pricing.
The Parrot Steakhouse and Grill, 2530 South Main, Grove, is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (918) 786-7722.
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Bring your valentine to Shangri-La Resort and Hotel. From a special dinner at Doc’s Bar & Grill to special package rates at the hotel, love is definitely in the air at Shangri-La Resort.
On Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 11 p.m., Doc’s Bar & Grill will be featuring your choice of beef Wellington or Maine stuffed haddock with salad or soup and either strawberry crème brulee or Chocolate Love for dessert. The special is $40 per person. This same Valentine’s special will be available on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17.
Members and resort guests can celebrate over an extra-special Valentine “Dinner for Two” offering at The Summit Restaurant on both Friday and Saturday nights, Feb. 16-17.
Your choice of Chateaubriand, Dover Sole Marguery or Fusion Duck La Orange are entrée offerings in the four-course dinner for two, which will also include appetizers, salad and a scrumptious selection of desserts from Chef Julie Morgan.
Shangri-La Resort is also featuring some great valentine delights-to-go, including a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries ($24), a dozen red velvet cake pops ($36), a dozen valentine macaroons ($28) or a mini chocolate ganache cake ($15 each). Tax and a service charge apply as well.
Orders must be placed no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, for pick-up at Doc’s Bar & Grill. Call Linda Wall at (918) 257-4204, ext. 3516, or email email@example.com.
Step up the romance and extend your stay at Shangri-La Resort beyond dinner. Special valentine package rates are available February 9-17. For only $149, you can luxuriate in a standard king or double queen room and enjoy Ruffino/Asti Spumante and half a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries.
Upgrades on champagne, treats and rooms are available at reduced rates. Price quoted does not include tax or 20 percent service charge on food and beverages.
For reservations at Doc’s Bar & Grill or at Shangri-La Resort and Hotel, call (918) 257-4204. Call (918) 257-4200 to make a reservation at The Summit Restaurant.
Shangri-La Resort and Hotel is located at 31000 South Highway 125, on Monkey Island.
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For an unforgettable dining experience, choose The Lighthouse Supper Club, which is hosting a special night for sweethearts on Wednesday, Feb. 14. In addition to its regular menu, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Ketchum restaurant will be featuring a valentine’s entree — an 8 ounce filet and jumbo shrimp for two. The entree will be served with choice of side, soup or salad and a special dessert.
Reservations are not required but are suggested. Call (918) 782-3316.
The Lighthouse Supper Club is located at Main Street and Highway 85, in Ketchum.
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We can’t guarantee the special meal for two at Clanton’s Cafe this Valentine’s Day will make your date fall in love with you, but the good ol’ down-home cooking will definitely have you falling in love with Clanton’s.
A family tradition in Vinita since 1927 and Route 66 favorite, Clanton’s Cafe is offering a $24.99 meal for two, featuring an 8-ounce KC strip with two jumbo shrimp, choice of baked or mashed potato, vegetable, soup or salad and cheesecake.
The meal for two will be served from 4 p.m. to close on Valentine’s Day.
Clanton’s Cafe is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. It is located on Route 66 in Vinita, at 319 East Illinois Ave. (918) 256-9053.
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Treat your sweetheart to a tasty authentic Mexican meal this Valentine’s Day at El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant. The family-friendly restaurant in Vinita features fresh ingredients and moderate prices, making it a perfect choice for a special day.
All day Wednesday, Feb. 14, El Cabrito will be featuring fajitas for two for $16.99. Available with either strips of chicken or beef cooked with onion, bell peppers and tomatoes, the fajitas are served with rice, beans, guacamole salad and tortillas.
El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The restaurant is located at 137 West Euclid Ave. (918) 256-8492.
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For great food, great fun and a great time this Valentine’s Day, head on over to Venue 655 Restaurant.
Located inside Grand Lake Casino, Venue 655 Restaurant will be serving a special dinner for two on Valentine’s Day. The $40 dinner will include a filet and skewer of shrimp served with choice of potato and asparagus. A molten chocolate cake with scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert is the perfect sweet ending to this delicious meal for two.
After you’ve enjoyed this delectable meal, you’ll want to lose yourself in the excitement and friendly atmosphere at Grand Lake Casino, which provides the most courteous and friendly gaming experience around.
Venue 655 Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
The Grand Lake Casino is located at 24701 South 655 Road, Grove. (918) 786-8528.
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Show your sweetheart how much you treasure her by treating you both to an elegant dining experience at The Artichoke Restaurant and Bar.
South Grand Lake’s premier dining establishment, The Artichoke Restaurant and Bar will be serving a mouthwatering Valentine’s Day special that showcases the restaurant’s new American cuisine, using only the freshest and finest ingredients.
On Wednesday, Feb. 14, The Artichoke Restaurant and Bar will feature king crab legs and Ribeye Oscar, which is topped with asparagus tips, sweet crab and sauce Béarnaise.
The Artichoke Restaurant and Bar is located on the north end of Langley at 35896 S. Highway 82.
Call (918) 782-9855 for reservations. The restaurant and bar is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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Give a “pizza” your heart this Valentine’s Day and treat your loved one to a delicious, piping hot pizza from Elk River Pizza. To round out your meal, Elk River Pizza is offering a free 2 liter of any Coke product with the purchase of any large pizza. Just mention the special when ordering.
Elk River Pizza is located inside the Elk River Antique Mall at 24901 South 655 Road, in Grove. Stop by or call in your order at (918) 787-2629 and enjoy a hot, fresh, made-to-order pizza with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day.
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An award-winning dining option, Twin Bridges Restaurant at the River Bend Casino Hotel in Wyandotte redefines the dining experience with incredible flavors, amazing service and a comfortable atmosphere.
This Valentine’s Day is no exception. The chef has planned several dinner specials for Valentine’s Day, including grilled chicken and mushrooms with feta cheese and honey balsamic dressing, served with herb-whipped potatoes and green beans for $17.99.
Grilled Italian herb tuna steak is another valentine’s special. For $24.99, the entree includes ricotta and gnocchi tossed with spinach and parmesan cream and fresh basil and lemon.
Beef lovers will swoon over the 16-ounce bone-in beef ribeye for $34.99. The meal includes truffle butter, herb-whipped potatoes and citrus-grilled asparagus.
If surf is more to your liking, Twin Bridges Restaurant will be serving a steamed seafood bowl for $36.00 on Valentine’s Day. The seafood bowl will include red potatoes, half corn cobs, smoked sausage, shrimp, bay scallops and snow crab cluster.
For a sweet ending to your meal, enjoy a brownie trifle with layers of chocolate brownie, strawberry and vanilla whipped cream for $5.
Complement your holiday meal with a bottle of Beringer wine, which will be available for $18 on Valentine’s Day.
Each guest at Twin Bridges Restaurant on Valentine’s Day will receive a sweet treat — a chocolate-covered strawberry.
Reservations are recommended for the holiday. Call (918) 678-6456.
Twin Bridges Restaurant is open for breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Twin Bridges Restaurant is located in the River Bend Casino Hotel (formerly Wyandotte Nation Casino), at 100 Jackpot Place, Wyandotte.
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Mooney’s Sunset Bar and Grill is hosting a “Let’s Party Hearty” valentine’s party on Saturday, Feb. 17. The evening will include tasty cocktails, DJ Binger and food.
For all you lil’ sweethearts, Legacy Entertainment will be at Mooney’s playing all your favorite jams. The music starts at 8 p.m. Come by, get your sexy on and dance the night away.
Sweetheart packages are available at Mooney’s Sunset Motel, which overlooks historic Pensacola Dam and offers breathtaking views of Grand Lake’s spectacular sunsets. Rooms start at $80.
Mooney’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 330 Lakefront St., Disney, is open from noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from noon to midnight Friday and Saturday. It there’s a crowd, they’ll stay open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays. (918) 435-5200.
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Juan Montez Restaurant and Bar will be serving a special valentine’s dinner from Wednesday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 17.
The special dinner will feature steak or chicken fajitas, served with beans, rice, tortillas and all the fixings for $9.99, or a chargrilled and seasoned 12-ounce KC strip served with choice of potato and Texas toast for $14.95.
Juan Montez Restaurant and Bar is located at 453983 East 3-5 Road in Afton. It is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. (918) 219-5109.
The Miami Rotary Club will host its third annual Sweetheart Dinner and Auction Tuesday, Feb. 13. Happy hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m.
Held in the NEO Ballroom, the dinner and auction is an evening of fellowship with friends, a nice meal, entertainment and both a silent and live auction.
Dinner will be provided by Sodexo Catering.
Tickets are $20. A portion of the proceeds will help support local charities as well as the many projects and programs of the Miami Rotary Club.
Email your RSVP to RotaryClubofMiamiOK@hotmail.com.
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All veterans and active duty military are invited to join the Ketchum FFA for a Valentines for Vets breakfast in their honor.
Ketchum FFA members will be serving breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The meal will include biscuits and gravy, sausage and eggs.
For more information, call (918) 244-0864. The Ketchum FFA is located at 1238 W. Ashland Ave., Vinita.
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Teens whose hearts aren’t into the whole valentines thing will enjoy the Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at the Grove Public Library Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Cupid is not invited; however, 13- to 18-year-olds are encouraged to attend this fun party for those teens who are sick of flowers, candy and hearts.
From 6 to 8 p.m., the Anti-Valentine’s Day Party activities will include watching a horror movie, eating pizza and making black roses.
The Grove Public Library is located at 1140 NEO Loop, in Grove.
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On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Soulful Grounds Coffee House will be transforming itself into a romantic place to spend Valentine’s Day with someone you love. From 6 to 9 p.m., the Pryor business will be hosting A Valentine’s Day to Remember, an evening of good food and great music.
Whether you are married, single or widowed, bring the person who means the most to you and enjoy a great night together.
Music will be provided by John Johnson.
The candlelight dinner will include smoked brisket, chicken breast, baked potato, green beans, salad, rolls and homemade chocolate cake.
Roses will be presented at the door to your special someone when you arrive and dinner will be served promptly upon arrival. There will be two seatings, from 6 to 7 p.m and from 8 to 9 p.m.
Reservations are required and seating is limited, so call (918) 803-4488 to reserve your spot today. The cost is $75 a couple.
Soulful Grounds Coffee House is located at 112 E. Graham St., in Pryor.
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This Valentine’s Day hit your favorite slots at River Bend Casino for your chance at cash and sweet treats during the Love & Luck Giveaway Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 6 to 10 p.m..
Don’t miss the heartfelt Hot Seat drawings every 20 minutes for $100 cash and a deluxe box of chocolates.
As an added bonus, all Club Wyandotte members can enjoy a $10 Promo Play offer from 6 to 10 p.m.
You’ll also want to grab your sweetheart and check out Twin Bridges Restaurant’s delicious Valentine’s Day specials.
The Love & Luck Giveaway event will replace Luck Be A Lady as the event of the evening. One Promo Play offer per person. Other rules and restrictions apply.
River Bend Casino and Hotel is located at 100 Jackpot Place, in Wyandotte. (866) 447-4946 or (918) 678-4946.
Special Offers and Gift Ideas
Want to look your absolute best this Valentine’s Day? Illusions Day Spa, a premier day spa and beauty salon in Grove, is offering several valentine’s specials to help you look gorgeous.
From Monday, Feb. 12 through Thursday, Feb. 15, Illusions Day Spa will offer 10 percent off any chemical services, from coloring to perms. Get your glow on with $10 off a spray tan package, which is $80 for three tanning sessions. Another valentine special is 20 percent off nail services, up to $15.
These special offers would also make a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift to include with the flowers and chocolate you’re already giving her. Hint. Hint.
Illusions Day Spa is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is located at 414 East 3rd St., in Grove. (918) 787-5545 or (918) 323-2248.
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The Calvary Baptist Church Youth Group is selling chocolate-covered strawberry bouquets for Valentine’s Day. Each bouquet unveils a mouthwatering assortment of half a dozen chocolate-dipped strawberries decorated to perfection.
The cost is $8 per bouquet.
Orders need to be turned in by Sunday, Feb. 11. The bouquets will be ready for pick up between 5 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 434 North 1st St., Vinita.
For more information, call (918) 256-3427.
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The Grove High School Show Choir is doing a Valentine Sing-a-Gram fundraiser. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the show choir will present either a song, a song and a card or a song, card and rose to recipients of the valentine sing-a-grams.
Senders can choose from a selection of songs: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Lean on Me — Friends,” “For Good” (from Wicked) — Friends, “I’m Yours” and “Bless the Broken Road”.
Ranging from $15 to $60, prices vary for students, adults and businesses and depending on package chosen.
Anyone interested in sending a sing-a-gram should email Andre Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. He will email a form that needs to be filled out and turned in, along with payment, at the front office of Grove High School. All orders (money and forms) need to be turned in by February 12.
For more information, call Jones at (918) 786-2207, ext. 1014.
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This Valentine’s Day, find the one and only to melt your heart at Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake as the not-for-profit, private animal shelter celebrates Valentine’s Day with a Valentine’s “Be Mine” Cat Adoption special.
Now through Saturday, Feb. 17, adoption fees have been reduced to $14 when you adopt a Valentine’s Day cat who is “the one” for you. The adoption fee includes spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations and microchip.
Contact the shelter at (918) 786-7630 or visit the shelter at 64301 East 290 Road, two miles east of downtown Grove on Highway 10, to adopt that special cat who will become our valentine.