Restaurants in Northern Kentucky
calling all foodies and taste makers!
In NKY, our culinary swagger is second to none.
Looking for award winning cuisine in the Northern Kentucky area? We’ve got it. Some of our “Best Restaurant” awards include:
A Top 10 Best New Restaurant in the U.S according to USA Today. – The Baker’s Table
A Top 100 Restaurant the U.S. Cannot Afford to Lose, according to Esquire magazine – Bouquet Restaurant
A restaurant that offers a sandwich - the GLT aka Goetta, Lettuce, and Tomato -- a New Yorker food writer named one of “The Best Things I Ate This Decade” - the
A restaurant that has the “Best Fried Chicken in Kentucky” according to Southern Living – The Purple Poulet.
And Covington, Ky has been named “Best Restaurant City in America”
We’re also rich in authentic tastes. Some draw on our region’s German American heritage, like Hofbräuhaus in Newport, the first Hofbräuhaus in the U.S. which adheres closely to the standards set by the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany. And Tuba Baking in Dayton, Ky. where you’ll find Swabian-style pretzels that you can enjoy with other German food in their biergarten. Or stop in at Wunderbar, a local favorite bar and cafe serving a variety of wursts, brats, and other German dishes.
Other Northern Kentucky restaurants offer authentic flavors from China, Japan, India, Mexico, Italy, Cambodia, New Orleans, the Mediterranean, and the Netherlands. In just six blocks of Mainstrasse Village, located in Covington, Ky. you’ll find food from almost all of those.
Around every corner in NKY you can find a delicious place to eat!
And with 12 of the Best Bourbon Bars in America, according to The Bourbon Review, more than 50 craft breweries, and a Back Roads Wine Trail, there are plenty of tasty drink options too.
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