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Bard's Burgers & Chili 3620 Decoursey Ave, Covington
Bard's Burgers & Chili
Hamburger • $

Bard's Burgers & Chili

3620 Decoursey Ave, Covington, KY 41015

Wow! Welcoming atmosphere. Service was outstanding. Accommodating and attentive server made sure our party of 9 was well cared for. We felt welcome which seems...

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  • Superb466 Reviews4.8
Bouquet Restaurant 519 Main St, Covington
Bouquet Restaurant
American • $$$

Bouquet Restaurant

519 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

This place just keeps impressing. I made the comment, every dish regardless of what you order bursts with fabulous flavors! Just a terrific experience over and...

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  • Superb695 Reviews4.7
Lil’s Bagels 308 Greenup St, Covington
Lil’s Bagels
Sandwich Shop • $

Lil’s Bagels

308 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011

The boyfriend and I love it here. Always busy, always gets our order right, and never a long wait...even with the crowds. I'm vegan, he is not. And today...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.8
Chako Bakery Cafe 611 Main St, Covington
Chako Bakery Cafe
Patisserie/Cake Shop • $$

Chako Bakery Cafe

611 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

I really wanted to give 5 stars, but unfortunately I had mixed experiences. First time was excellent. I called shortly after closing and they were nice enough...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.8
Ripple Wine Bar | Wine Bar, Wine Retail | Covington, KY 4 W Pike St, Covington
Ripple Wine Bar | Wine Bar, Wine Retail | Covington, KY
Wine Bar

Ripple Wine Bar | Wine Bar, Wine Retail | Covington, KY

4 W Pike St, Covington, KY 41011

Food is excellent! Scallops were tasty but pricey ($24 for 3, no sides) and cold. Place is noisy so don't expect a quiet evening. Very small as well so be...

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  • Superb179 Reviews4.7
Herb & Thelma's Tavern 718 W Pike St, Covington
Herb & Thelma's Tavern
Hamburger • $

Herb & Thelma's Tavern

718 W Pike St, Covington, KY 41011

Walked in being referred to this place by a good friend. Had high expectations and they delivered. Quick and friendly. Stocks Grippo chips for their sides ??...

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  • Superb159 Reviews4.7
Otto's 521 Main St, Covington
Otto's
American • $$

Otto's

521 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

Otto's has become my favorite all-occasion restaurant. My wife and I brunch here. I enjoy business lunches here. We've even brought the family here for dinner....

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  • Superb762 Reviews4.5
Del Gardo's Cannoli 18 E 5th St, Covington
Del Gardo's Cannoli
Caterers

Del Gardo's Cannoli

18 E 5th St, Covington, KY 41011

I had been anticipating these cannolis for months before finally taking the drive to get them, now it may have to be a regular trip for us! The New Riff...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.8
Cedar 701 Main St, Covington
Cedar
Brunch

Cedar

701 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

This is one for the brunch lovers! With a plethora of cocktails with fresh ingredients and tummies that don't mind heavier menu items, this place will hit...

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  • Superb166 Reviews4.6
Crafts & Vines 642 Main St, Covington
Crafts & Vines
Wine Bar • $$

Crafts & Vines

642 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

Had a lovely Wednesday wine-down at Crafts & Vines in beautiful Mainstrasse this week. Crafts and Vines is an intimate wine and craft beer bar offering...

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  • Superb81 Reviews4.8
Nagomi Japanese Restaurant 526 Main St, Covington
Nagomi Japanese Restaurant
Japanese

Nagomi Japanese Restaurant

526 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

This place is a hidden gem. One of the best sushi spots outside of NY or Cali. It's pricy so don't expect half price sushi. Come here if you are...

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  • Superb69 Reviews4.8
Riverside Korean Restaurant 512 Madison Ave, Covington
Riverside Korean Restaurant
Korean • $$

Riverside Korean Restaurant

512 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

Delicious pan fried dumplings and a very good hot pot. I came here because so many people recommended it. The hot pot was huge and it can definitely feed 3-4...

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  • Superb232 Reviews4.5
The Globe 12 E 5th St, Covington
The Globe
Cocktail Bar • $$

The Globe

12 E 5th St, Covington, KY 41011

This is, I think, my first review. It's not that other places I've attended didn't deserve a review. It's just that The Globe is untouched....

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  • Superb86 Reviews4.7
Wunderbar! 1132 Lee St, Covington
Wunderbar!
German

Wunderbar!

1132 Lee St, Covington, KY 41011

Wunderbar is one of my favorite German restaurants in Kentucky. What it lacks in size it makes up for in drink selection and quality of food. I’ve been here...

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  • Superb216 Reviews4.5
Mck's BBQ 11 W 7th St, Covington
Mck's BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Mck's BBQ

11 W 7th St, Covington, KY 41011

The place was slammed and there was a lengthy wait; however it was very worth it! My husband and I got the rib tips, he had green beans and taters. I got...

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  • Superb193 Reviews4.5
Larry's 536 W 9th St, Covington
Larry's
Hot Dogs

Larry's

536 W 9th St, Covington, KY 41011

Larry's is everything a neighborhood bar should be. Tucked away on a quiet corner in Covington, it's welcoming, super friendly and has a great...

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  • Superb49 Reviews4.9
Coppin's Restaurant & Bar 638 Madison Ave, Covington
Coppin's Restaurant & Bar
New American • $$

Coppin's Restaurant & Bar

638 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

Our stay at Hotel Covington was lovely. Staff was very attentive to our needs, from valet, check-in, waitress at Coppins. The hotel is very attractive...

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  • Superb537 Reviews4.4
The Hannaford at Pike & Madison 619 Madison Ave, Covington
The Hannaford at Pike & Madison
Cocktail Bar • $$

The Hannaford at Pike & Madison

619 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

Cozy little pub in Covington. Bartenders do a good job balancing friendliness with timeliness. They do a decent trivia night on Mondays. They don't serve...

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  • Superb101 Reviews4.6
Mr T's Tavern On Main 933 Main St # 1, Covington
Mr T's Tavern On Main
Pubs • $$

Mr T's Tavern On Main

933 Main St # 1, Covington, KY 41011

This place is so special. No pretentiousness. For the lack of fakeness you receive a great drink, and the opportunity to meet some of the best and truest...

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  • Superb96 Reviews4.6
Gyros On Main 607 Main St, Covington
Gyros On Main
Falafel • $$

Gyros On Main

607 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

I have to pass five other gyro restaurants get to yours. I used to do so regularly. Unfortunately, I'm very disappointed with my most recent visit. It was...

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Yankee Doodle ZELS Covington, KY 1526 Scott St, Covington
Yankee Doodle ZELS Covington, KY
Pretzel Store

Yankee Doodle ZELS Covington, KY

1526 Scott St, Covington, KY 41014

Zels are delish! My favorite flavors are honey and bourbon, and the Zolos are crazy good! You cannot go wrong with a bag of zels to share or to keep for...

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Buttercup Cake House 222 W Pike St #1, Covington
Buttercup Cake House
Cupcakes • $

Buttercup Cake House

222 W Pike St #1, Covington, KY 41011

Buttercup Cake House made my wedding cake and it looked and tasted AMAZING! I normally do not like cake or even try cake, but this cake was DELICIOUS! I...

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  • Superb90 Reviews4.6
Green Lantern Cafe 3938 Decoursey Ave, Covington
Green Lantern Cafe
American • $

Green Lantern Cafe

3938 Decoursey Ave, Covington, KY 41015

Fun vibe, good food and drinks. Weekday specials are a bonus! Wednesday pizza deal is worth checking out! A little too much karaoke but Green Lantern is a...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.6
Blinkers Tavern 318 Greenup St, Covington
Blinkers Tavern
Steak House • $$

Blinkers Tavern

318 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011

Good cocktails (though I wish they would use large cubes of ice instead of normal ice and elevated their cherry garnish choice) Yummy food Nice server Only...

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  • Superb300 Reviews4.4
Bar 32 701 Bakewell St, Covington
Bar 32
Gay Bar • $$

Bar 32

701 Bakewell St, Covington, KY 41011

What a great Bar!!! I absolutely loved everything about it. The drinks were fabulous, service was outstanding and the other patrons were so much fun....

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  • Superb80 Reviews4.6
Kung Food Amerasia 521 Madison Ave Suite E, Covington
Kung Food Amerasia
Chinese • $$

Kung Food Amerasia

521 Madison Ave Suite E, Covington, KY 41011

I'm a bit of a self-admitted Sesame Chicken snob, and Kung Food killed it! Took my 12 yr old with me for lunch and was really surprised how awesome...

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  • Superb275 Reviews4.4
Libby’s Southern Comfort 35 W 8th St, Covington
Libby’s Southern Comfort
Southern • $$

Libby’s Southern Comfort

35 W 8th St, Covington, KY 41011

Came to Libby’s for Cincinnati Restaurant Week and got the following:- Gotta Hush Puppies: incredible, and the sauce that comes with them is great as...

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  • Superb266 Reviews4.4
The Gruff 129 E 2nd St, Covington
The Gruff
Pizza • $$

The Gruff

129 E 2nd St, Covington, KY 41011

Stopped in on a Monday around 6pm for dinner outside. Staff was happy to seat us outdoor even though no one else was outside. They wiped everything down as it...

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  • Superb264 Reviews4.4
Frida 602 602 Main St, Covington
Frida 602
Mexican • $$

Frida 602

602 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

The bartender Andrew is very sociable, welcoming, and kind, as well as the other staff. Our first time visiting he was very welcoming and outgoing. Will visit...

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  • Superb251 Reviews4.4
Rich's Proper Food And Drink 701 Madison Ave, Covington
Rich's Proper Food And Drink
Southern • $$

Rich's Proper Food And Drink

701 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

Lively crowd here. We had reservations. We visited here for the second time with friends. The food was fantastic and there were 4 happy customers who left. I...

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  • Superb247 Reviews4.4

American Restaurants

American in Covington
Bouquet Restaurant 519 Main St, Covington
Bouquet Restaurant
American • $$$

Bouquet Restaurant

519 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

This place just keeps impressing. I made the comment, every dish regardless of what you order bursts with fabulous flavors! Just a terrific experience over and...

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  • Superb695 Reviews4.7
Otto's 521 Main St, Covington
Otto's
American • $$

Otto's

521 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

Otto's has become my favorite all-occasion restaurant. My wife and I brunch here. I enjoy business lunches here. We've even brought the family here for dinner....

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  • Superb762 Reviews4.5
Green Lantern Cafe 3938 Decoursey Ave, Covington
Green Lantern Cafe
American • $

Green Lantern Cafe

3938 Decoursey Ave, Covington, KY 41015

Fun vibe, good food and drinks. Weekday specials are a bonus! Wednesday pizza deal is worth checking out! A little too much karaoke but Green Lantern is a...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.6

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Covington
The Gruff 129 E 2nd St, Covington
The Gruff
Pizza • $$

The Gruff

129 E 2nd St, Covington, KY 41011

Stopped in on a Monday around 6pm for dinner outside. Staff was happy to seat us outdoor even though no one else was outside. They wiped everything down as it...

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  • Superb264 Reviews4.4
Zazou Covington 502 W 6th St, Covington
Zazou Covington
Pizza • $

Zazou Covington

502 W 6th St, Covington, KY 41011

Ron and Alex are the best. Great bar for drinks, friends, and sports. Don't sleep on their food either, their pizza is amazing and as is their chicken...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.5
Goodfellas Pizzeria - Mainstrasse 603 Main St, Covington
Goodfellas Pizzeria - Mainstrasse
Pizza • $$

Goodfellas Pizzeria - Mainstrasse

603 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

THE MEATBALLS ARE DELICIOUS! First ate here during NKY Pride 2021, and finally made it back today for lunch. The staff made sure all our needs were taken care...

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  • Good238 Reviews4.2

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Covington
Frida 602 602 Main St, Covington
Frida 602
Mexican • $$

Frida 602

602 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

The bartender Andrew is very sociable, welcoming, and kind, as well as the other staff. Our first time visiting he was very welcoming and outgoing. Will visit...

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  • Superb251 Reviews4.4
OLLA Taqueria 302 W 12th St, Covington
OLLA Taqueria
Mexican

OLLA Taqueria

302 W 12th St, Covington, KY 41011

Small menu, high quality. Delicious street food at reasonable prices. Soda and alcohol available to wash it all down. Tacos were so good, I went back the same...

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  • Superb55 Reviews4.7
Papi Jocho's 633 Madison Ave, Covington
Papi Jocho's
Mexican

Papi Jocho's

633 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

Had to try this place when we were exploring Covington. I mean Mexican street dogs and tacos?!? How could we not! I ordered a elote papi jocho dog and birria...

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  • Superb75 Reviews4.5

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Covington
Gold Star Chili 504 W 4th St, Covington
Gold Star Chili
Fast Food

Gold Star Chili

504 W 4th St, Covington, KY 41011

We got takeout from here after a day at the zoo. The food was so good. My husband commented how clean the inside was. If we are ever down around here again, we...

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Skyline Chili 617 W 3rd St, Covington
Skyline Chili
Fast Food

Skyline Chili

617 W 3rd St, Covington, KY 41011

Me and my Fiancee went there too dine in and I can say I was really impressed after going inside. It was really nice and clean for starters.Our waiter was...

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Gold Star Chili 4381 Winston Ave, Covington
Gold Star Chili
Fast Food

Gold Star Chili

4381 Winston Ave, Covington, KY 41015

Purchased a Banana Cream Pie Milkshake, a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Milkshake, a Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake, and a Cookies-N-Cream Milkshake! They were...

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Blinkers Tavern 318 Greenup St, Covington
Blinkers Tavern
Steak House • $$

Blinkers Tavern

318 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011

Good cocktails (though I wish they would use large cubes of ice instead of normal ice and elevated their cherry garnish choice) Yummy food Nice server Only...

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  • Superb300 Reviews4.4
Lisse Steakhuis 530 Main St, Covington
Lisse Steakhuis
Steak House • $$$

Lisse Steakhuis

530 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

Absolutely delicious meal from start to finish! We celebrated a family birthday on a Saturday evening with drinks, appetizers, mains, and sides (even ordered a...

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  • Superb413 Reviews4.3
Eighteen at the Radisson 668 W 5th St, Covington
Eighteen at the Radisson
Steak House • $$$

Eighteen at the Radisson

668 W 5th St, Covington, KY 41011

Our family ate dinner here and it was a great experience. We ordered an appetizer, shared a couple of dinners and got a dessert to share. The perfect amount of...

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  • Good259 Reviews3.9
Lil’s Bagels 308 Greenup St, Covington
Lil’s Bagels
Sandwich Shop • $

Lil’s Bagels

308 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011

The boyfriend and I love it here. Always busy, always gets our order right, and never a long wait...even with the crowds. I'm vegan, he is not. And today...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.8
Subway 2093 Centennial Blvd, Covington
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

2093 Centennial Blvd, Covington, KY 41017

This is the cleanest, tucked away Subway I have seen, with such nice people & plenty of parking. There's even a secluded outdoor dining area when the...

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  • Superb50 Reviews4.5
Jimmy John's 627 Madison Ave, Covington
Jimmy John's
Sandwich Shop • $

Jimmy John's

627 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

I was greeted with smiling faces & tons of positive energy while waiting for my sandwich which was served fast & they catered to my allergies thanks...

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  • Good63 Reviews3.7
Covington Yard 401 Greenup St, Covington
Covington Yard
Bar & Grill

Covington Yard

401 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011

I've been wanting to try Covington Yard for awhile, and finally had the chance to. I went on a Saturday with my husband and two kids. It was more of a...

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The Licking River Cafe 1902 Eastern Ave, Covington
The Licking River Cafe
Bar & Grill

The Licking River Cafe

1902 Eastern Ave, Covington, KY 41014

My first time there and was treated like I was a regular patron. The bartender even cut herself preparing my shot of gin and turned it into a humorous...

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  • Superb40 Reviews4.4
Keystone Bar & Grill - Covington 313 Greenup St, Covington
Keystone Bar & Grill - Covington
Bar & Grill • $$

Keystone Bar & Grill - Covington

313 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011

The food is ALWAYS delicious. The space is small but they make it work. The bloody Mary and mimosa are both awesome. I had the spicy bloody Mary and I would...

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Happy Days Tavern 801 Bakewell St, Covington
Happy Days Tavern
Sports Bar • $

Happy Days Tavern

801 Bakewell St, Covington, KY 41011

50 years ago it was called Al’s & Murph’s Bar with a lit up Hudepoll Bar sign out front ! My Dad and my two Uncles went there every night after work!...

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Smoke Justis 302 Court St, Covington
Smoke Justis
Sports Bar • $$

Smoke Justis

302 Court St, Covington, KY 41011

I will always love this place until I die!!! Everything is so good from chicken wings to brisket to burgers. All of their sides are the best you could think...

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  • Good307 Reviews4.1
House of Orange Sports Bar and Grill 433 Johnson St, Covington
House of Orange Sports Bar and Grill
Sports Bar • $$

House of Orange Sports Bar and Grill

433 Johnson St, Covington, KY 41011

Plenty of space indoors plus nice outside seating. A lot of TVs to watch multiple sports / games at the same time (a great place to support the local teams...

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  • Good147 Reviews3.7
Butlers Pantry Market and Cafe 50 E Rivercenter Blvd, Covington
Butlers Pantry Market and Cafe
Diner

Butlers Pantry Market and Cafe

50 E Rivercenter Blvd, Covington, KY 41011

This place is AMAZING! The atmosphere is so incredibly chill, yet very professional! Their food is GREAT! The employees are super knowledgeable and very...

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  • Superb124 Reviews4.3
Anchor Grill 438 W Pike St, Covington
Anchor Grill
Diner • $

Anchor Grill

438 W Pike St, Covington, KY 41011

Only complaint was that they still allow smoking in the restaurant. That will slow down my visits but not stop them. Service was great. Food was amazing. Best...

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  • Good197 Reviews4.2
Frisch's Big Boy 20 Kyles Ln, Covington
Frisch's Big Boy
Diner • $

Frisch's Big Boy

20 Kyles Ln, Covington, KY 41011

Our waitress was pleasant and funny. Her remarks kept us on our toes and was most welcoming after many hours on the road.This was our first time at...

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  • Good173 Reviews3.7

Southern Restaurants

Southern in Covington
Libby’s Southern Comfort 35 W 8th St, Covington
Libby’s Southern Comfort
Southern • $$

Libby’s Southern Comfort

35 W 8th St, Covington, KY 41011

Came to Libby’s for Cincinnati Restaurant Week and got the following:- Gotta Hush Puppies: incredible, and the sauce that comes with them is great as...

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  • Superb266 Reviews4.4
Rich's Proper Food And Drink 701 Madison Ave, Covington
Rich's Proper Food And Drink
Southern • $$

Rich's Proper Food And Drink

701 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

Lively crowd here. We had reservations. We visited here for the second time with friends. The food was fantastic and there were 4 happy customers who left. I...

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  • Superb247 Reviews4.4
Parlor on Seventh 43 W 7th St, Covington
Parlor on Seventh
Southern • $$

Parlor on Seventh

43 W 7th St, Covington, KY 41011

Bar food with flair. I love goat cheese the Goat Cheese and Bacon Burger was a no brianer. Perfectly cooked and juicy. Smoked wings are a great opener or if...

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  • Superb122 Reviews4.3