There is no better way to say “I love you” than with a romantic dinner at your loved one’s favorite seafood restaurant, but when did dining out set the tone for romance? Believe it or not, a romantic dinner for two didn’t become popular until the 1960s when dining in the evening emerged as a form of entertainment. Prior to the 60s, couples rarely got the opportunity to spend time alone if they weren’t married. In fact, in the 1920s even as a married couple you were expected to attend public events and venues with a chaperone.
When the concept of enjoying a romantic dinner in a restaurant took off, dining out on Valentine’s Day also grew in popularity. Today, treating your loved one to dinner on Valentine’s Day has become a celebration of love. With all the advancements in technology that keep us on the go, never has it been harder to stop and smell the roses than it is today. The opportunity to spend time alone with the one you love is rare. Perhaps that’s why so many couples choose to dine out. In fact, according to the National Restaurant Association, one quarter of Americans go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day, making it the second most popular day to dine out after Mother’s Day. More Americans get engaged on Valentine’s Day than any other day of the year and roughly 2.6 million couples get married every year on this very special day as well.
And while chocolate may be the number one dessert consumed on this holiday, when it comes to potential aphrodisiacs, seafood dishes like oysters are at the top of the list, followed by shrimp, scallops, and lobster! Here at the restaurant, we know how important Valentine’s Day is and we want your experience to be unforgettable which is why we strive to exceed your expectations. In addition to providing professional service, we offer an extensive wine list and over 30 different seafood dishes prepared fresh when you order them. As if that isn’t enough to reel you in, we’re located right on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway.
From stone crabs to traditional seafood pasta dishes, our mouthwatering surf and turf, and specialty seafood entrees like the Grouper Bretone, we make it easy to decide where to go for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Can’t be with your loved one this year? We’ve got something better than the standard flowers and candy. Order stone crabs online and we’ll ship them overnight! Whether you dine at the restaurant, pick up something from the market to prepare at home, or purchase stone crabs through our online store, Billy’s Stone Crab isn’t just a place to enjoy your favorite seafood it’s where memories are made.
If you’re coming in for dinner this weekend, be sure to call ahead so we can accommodate you, (954) 923-2300!