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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

Have heard great things about the burgers and I have to say it was really good. I had the bbq burger, order of fries and a Sounder on tap. As mentioned the...

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  • Superb467 Reviews4.8
Bouquet Restaurant 519 Main St, Covington
Bouquet Restaurant
American • $$$

Bouquet Restaurant

519 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

Whoa. Do NOT sleep on this place. Every single dish we ate was remarkable. We got the tasting menu and several cocktails. The depth of flavors and thought put...

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  • Superb729 Reviews4.7
Lil’s Bagels 308 Greenup St, Covington
Lil’s Bagels
Sandwich Shop • $

Lil’s Bagels

308 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011

Don't even consider going to another bagel place in the morning. It is a touch pricier, but Lil's Bagels makes a quality bagel unrivaled by any other...

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  • Superb180 Reviews4.8
Chako Bakery Cafe 611 Main St, Covington
Chako Bakery Cafe
Patisserie/Cake Shop • $$

Chako Bakery Cafe

611 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

We drove past this cafe by coincidence and truly visited a hidden gem. From their baked goods/cakes to meals to service, everything about this cafe was...

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  • Superb159 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

Love the wine selection by the glass. Also the flavorful, prepare-to-order, smaller portion entrees are nicely priced. Decor is modern, bright and clean...

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  • Superb185 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

This place was great, the burger was perfectly cooked and so delicious. They have a bacon egg and cheeseburger that is great as well. Very friendly staff, cash...

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  • Superb163 Reviews4.7
Otto's 521 Main St, Covington
Otto's
American • $$

Otto's

521 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

Friendly and very knowledgeable service capable of handling food allergies with ease. We tried multiple appetizers, a main, and dessert. Each dish was unique,...

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  • Superb808 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

Authentic Japanese Restaurant and the best I've been to in years / since New York. My favorites are their lunch and dinner bento boxes, Tako-Yaki,...

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  • Superb72 Reviews4.8
Riverside Korean Restaurant 512 Madison Ave, Covington
Riverside Korean Restaurant
Korean • $$

Riverside Korean Restaurant

512 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

Excellent Korean food. Very authentic and great portion sizes. A little more on the pricey side but you know you're getting good stuff. They have a raised...

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  • Superb238 Reviews4.5
Wunderbar! 1132 Lee St, Covington
Wunderbar!
German

Wunderbar!

1132 Lee St, Covington, KY 41011

I wish I could rate them higher - they had some legitimate German food and beer.. the giant pretzel is amazing and should be shared.. I was talked into the...

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  • Superb219 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
Mck's BBQ 11 W 7th St, Covington
Mck's BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Mck's BBQ

11 W 7th St, Covington, KY 41011

If you ask me, I'd say preparing barbecue can be quite the challenge. The texture, sauce, smokey flavor, tenderness and so much more have to be on point...

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  • Superb196 Reviews4.5
Coppin's Restaurant & Bar 638 Madison Ave, Covington
Coppin's Restaurant & Bar
New American • $$

Coppin's Restaurant & Bar

638 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

The food here is always amazing, love the ambiance and the natural light of the covered patio area. Cocktails are also fantastic with a huge selection of rare...

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  • Superb574 Reviews4.4
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

Our catering company worked with Marilyn and Zel's pretzels for our Derbyevent that hosts over 2000 people. I wish every vendor was like Marilyn, quick...

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  • Superb42 Reviews5
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
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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  • Superb148 Reviews4.5
Buttercup Cake House 222 W Pike St #1, Covington
Buttercup Cake House
Cupcakes • $

Buttercup Cake House

222 W Pike St #1, Covington, KY 41011

What a wonderful experience. This is the best cake I’ve ever had. It was so easy to put my order in through email. The cake itself is amazing quality. They...

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  • Superb92 Reviews4.6
Green Lantern Cafe 3938 Decoursey Ave, Covington
Green Lantern Cafe
American • $

Green Lantern Cafe

3938 Decoursey Ave, Covington, KY 41015

my gosh the best fries burger sucks though they need to offer to go drinks please love the food the waiters waitresses and the setting so near grand avenue...

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  • Superb88 Reviews4.6
Blinkers Tavern 318 Greenup St, Covington
Blinkers Tavern
Steak House • $$

Blinkers Tavern

318 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011

Incredible local gem! Food is always good and service is always outstanding! Their steak night cannot be beat! Make a reservation, they are packed at dinner...

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  • Superb304 Reviews4.4
Kung Food Amerasia 521 Madison Ave Suite E, Covington
Kung Food Amerasia
Chinese • $$

Kung Food Amerasia

521 Madison Ave Suite E, Covington, KY 41011

Since moving to Covington, I've enjoyed two meals at Kung Food Chu's AmerAsia and I can assure you I will be back. The restaurant itself is fun with...

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  • Superb280 Reviews4.4
The Gruff 129 E 2nd St, Covington
The Gruff
Pizza • $$

The Gruff

129 E 2nd St, Covington, KY 41011

Late lunch, everyone enjoyed their food meals. I had the Gruff, a great burger with tarter sauces hmmm, but it worked. We also had the Turkey and Prosciutto...

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  • Superb270 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

Great little spot kind of off the beaten path in the COV, which is good! They have a small parking lot, which is a huge bonus. Tuesday night seems to be a...

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  • Superb270 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
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

Looking for the go-to place for a bourbon slushy? Look no further- Rich's has it covered. We love going here for a quick drink or to dabble in the menu....

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  • Superb258 Reviews4.4
Mama’s on Main 621 Main St, Covington
Mama’s on Main
Italian

Mama’s on Main

621 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

This is the best meal I’ve eaten in ages. Everything was fantastic as I had read in the reviews. While it is noisy they are working to improve that. The...

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  • Superb110 Reviews4.5

American Restaurants

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

Bouquet Restaurant

519 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

Whoa. Do NOT sleep on this place. Every single dish we ate was remarkable. We got the tasting menu and several cocktails. The depth of flavors and thought put...

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  • Superb729 Reviews4.7
Otto's 521 Main St, Covington
Otto's
American • $$

Otto's

521 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

Friendly and very knowledgeable service capable of handling food allergies with ease. We tried multiple appetizers, a main, and dessert. Each dish was unique,...

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  • Superb808 Reviews4.5
Green Lantern Cafe 3938 Decoursey Ave, Covington
Green Lantern Cafe
American • $

Green Lantern Cafe

3938 Decoursey Ave, Covington, KY 41015

my gosh the best fries burger sucks though they need to offer to go drinks please love the food the waiters waitresses and the setting so near grand avenue...

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  • Superb88 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

Late lunch, everyone enjoyed their food meals. I had the Gruff, a great burger with tarter sauces hmmm, but it worked. We also had the Turkey and Prosciutto...

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  • Superb270 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
Bircus Covington 39 W Pike St, Covington
Bircus Covington
Pizza

Bircus Covington

39 W Pike St, Covington, KY 41011

Wonderful gem in Covington. The pizzas are inventive and taste amazing. Combine that with some local brews (had the WH4 Bourbon Barrel and a Wit beer that both...

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  • Superb15 Reviews4.7

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Covington
OLLA Taqueria 302 W 12th St, Covington
OLLA Taqueria
Mexican

OLLA Taqueria

302 W 12th St, Covington, KY 41011

Tried Olla for the first time last night. I had the Birria tacos and my wife had the Carne Asada Quesadilla. Both were fantastic. Cute place and very friendly...

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  • Superb64 Reviews4.6
Zapata Cantina 801 Madison Ave, Covington
Zapata Cantina
Mexican

Zapata Cantina

801 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

wonderful food and wonderful place. chips weren’t pictured here but they were really crispy and the sauces are in this pic (we got to try all three!) and...

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  • Superb121 Reviews4.4
Frida 602 602 Main St, Covington
Frida 602
Mexican • $$

Frida 602

602 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

As a table we started with the queso because my friends thought it like it. The queso here is absolutely fantastic. Best I've ever had and if you've...

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  • Superb258 Reviews4.3

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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  • Good182 Reviews4.2
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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  • Good140 Reviews4.2
Gold Star Chili 4381 Winston Ave, Covington
Gold Star Chili
Fast Food

Gold Star Chili

4381 Winston Ave, Covington, KY 41015

The service was just great and the food was served hot and just as I ordered ,my wife and I love going there and the people there are friendly and smiled and...

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

Blinkers Tavern

318 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011

Incredible local gem! Food is always good and service is always outstanding! Their steak night cannot be beat! Make a reservation, they are packed at dinner...

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  • Superb304 Reviews4.4
Lisse Steakhuis 530 Main St, Covington
Lisse Steakhuis
Steak House • $$$

Lisse Steakhuis

530 Main St, Covington, KY 41011

We really enjoyed our rooftop dining experience. Bitterballen appetizer and drinks to start followed by delicious fresh salads and a perfectly prepared steak...

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  • Superb430 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

This makes the 3rd time we've ever been. It has never disappointed us. Food has always been good and service wonderful. Want to come try the Sunday brunch...

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  • Good271 Reviews3.8
Lil’s Bagels 308 Greenup St, Covington
Lil’s Bagels
Sandwich Shop • $

Lil’s Bagels

308 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011

Don't even consider going to another bagel place in the morning. It is a touch pricier, but Lil's Bagels makes a quality bagel unrivaled by any other...

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  • Superb180 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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  • Good64 Reviews3.7
Covington Yard 401 Greenup St, Covington
Covington Yard
Bar & Grill

Covington Yard

401 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011

Covington Yard is a great place to take people to for the first time (and then several times after) because no one expects their layout. Wide open views of the...

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  • Superb98 Reviews4.5
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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  • Good228 Reviews4
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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  • Good148 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

Great place to stop by for anything from a fresh made breakfast sandwich to a grab and go meal. They have everything you'd want snack-wise and anything...

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  • Superb127 Reviews4.3
Anchor Grill 438 W Pike St, Covington
Anchor Grill
Diner • $

Anchor Grill

438 W Pike St, Covington, KY 41011

Hole in the wall doesn't begin to describe this place. I discovered it years ago on a business trip to Cincinnati while I was looking for a breakfast...

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  • Good201 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

Great service and great servers. Food was prepared as ordered and everything was prompt. The servers were what made the experience worth the time and eating...

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  • Good180 Reviews3.7