You don't have to spend your Valentine's Day fighting traffic to Dallas or Austin for a romantic dinner. There are great places right here in Killeen, Texas.

It's almost that time of year when we go out of our way to prove just how much we love our significant others. Brace your pocketbooks, because Valentine's Day is just around the corner. (Or check out these simple, budget-friendly ideas for romance.)

As a woman who's been in a happy relationship for over a decade here in Central Texas, I can recommend some perfect places to take your significant others this year. Trust me ladies and gentlemen: you will not be disappointed.

A visit to one of these little gems in Killeen makes for a delicious and intimate occasion.

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If you’re anything like my husband, seafood is a must. Little Italy on Fort Hood Road definitely is a seafood crowd pleaser.
This quaint and cozy Italian restaurant has not only a wonderful wine selection, but some of the best  lobster ravioli you will ever have in your life. I enjoy going to this place because it’s very dark and intimate, and the music is soft and it has a romantic feel.
If you’re into Italian food, Little Italy is definitely a number one choice in my opinion.
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Now if you’re looking for entertainment with your food, Little Tokyo on the Central Texas Expressway is where you wanna be.
Little Tokyo serves some of the best sushi I've ever had, and to make the place more appealing, there's a hibachi bar. The chef there always puts on a good show, you have great entertainment to go with your delicious food.
This place never disappoints.
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Last but not least is a great place called Los Cabos on Fort Hood Road just diagonal from Little Italy.
This is a Hispanic restaurant that take it to the next level. It's a family friendly place, but also a lovely destination for enjoying a dinner for two.
I recommend ordering the ceviche.

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A while back, I asked the good people of Temple if they could picture a good restaurant to fill the lot on North General Bruce Drive where the soon to be torn down Long John Silver's stood.

This was before it was announced that a Dutch Bros. Coffee location would open there (which was one of the places I predicted as a contender in our article).

So now Dutch Bros. is open in that spot, but the responses to my survey were interesting because they paint a picture of just how diverse Temple's population is. People recommended some familiar restaurants with locations in the surrounding area, but also a few I'd never even heard of.

Here are the top 20 results of the survey. Let's see what the good people of Temple are craving!

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