Local Restaurants in Northern Kentucky

Of course we have our favorites! We love these local gems and invite you to make sure you try these when spending time in NKY!

You can taste the love these local chefs have for their craft in every bite. To top it off, no matter where you go, friendly service always comes free with every meal. So pull up a chair and share a bite with us. 

  • 635 Madison Ave.
  • (859) 360-1060

We believe food is an adventure, taking you somewhere playful with every bite. We have made it our promise to deliver a chef inspired take on the standard taco. Elevating this simple food into something Epic. If you enjoy creative delicious food, and an endless selection of…

  • 1004 Monmouth Street
  • (859) 261-1941

We are a unique daytime restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and brunch service in the heart of Newport, Kentucky’s historic Monmouth Street District. The Baker’s Table features an in-house bread program, incredible third wave espresso and a full bar with craft cocktails. All of…

  • 519 Main St.
  • (859) 491-7777

Nestled in the heart of Covington's charming Mainstrasse historic district, Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar offers an eclectic menu and an extensive wine list. Whether you want to commemorate a special event, cultivate your palate, or simply relax with friends, Bouquet has an…

  • 50 E. RiverCenter Boulevard
  • (859) 415-0500

Butler's Pantry Cafe is the perfect place for a casual brunch or lunch with friends. Serving up fresh southern-inspired food, our menu features locally sourced ingredients for a fresh take on classic dishes.

  • 638 Madison Ave.
  • (859) 905-6800

Coppin’s Restaurant and Bar is driven by hyper-local sourcing and collaborative partnerships throughout its surrounding region Food and beverage menus are designed to encourage sharing and camaraderie, while offering an inclusive atmosphere for the transient and single diner…

  • 701 Main Street

A new up and coming breakfast and brunch restaurant with a beautiful patio in Mainstrasse Village.

  • 602 Main Street
  • (859) 815-8736

Frida is located in the historic MainStrasse Village, in Covington, KY. The bar has the largest selection of Mezcal in the region.

  • 2500 Dixie Highway
  • (859) 331-3767

Northern Kentucky's most award-winning restaurant and a Fort Mitchell landmark. Join us at the Greyhound for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch, or enjoy appetizers and drinks in our charming Tavern Room. The uniquely attractive Greyhound Tavern has just the right combination of…

  • 9003 US Highway 42
  • (859) 334-9450

The food you want to eat. A place to feel happy. Welcome to the melting pot of American flavors.

  • 6302 Licking Pike
  • (859) 781-2200

Cajun Cuisine (Seafood, Chicken, Steak, Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice) -- Casual & Cozy atmosphere with a Friendly Staff! **We highly recommend calling for Reservations **Please note: We are CLOSED on Mondays, Most U.S. National Holidays, Christmas Eve, Easter & the Sunday before Labor…

  • 35 West 8th Street

Libby's Southern Comfort, in the heart of Covington's Duveneck Square, serves up Southern every day. Featuring some amazing bourbon cocktails, an extensive wine and beer selection and a unique Cheerwine slushy topped with bourbon.

  • 7710 U.S. 42
  • (859) 282-1888

With more than 10 years experienced in Thai food, our master Thai chef proud to serve you exotic and fabulous Thai food. We invite you to join a fusion of authentic Thai flavors and modern style presentation. Eating is always a time for enjoyment,please come and visit us. We…

  • 629 Main St.
  • (859) 581-1777

This charming bar in Covington’s Mainstrasse boasts more than 600 Whiskeys including 450 Bourbons, a plethora more Ryes and a staff dedicated to crafting your perfect cocktail. Don’t miss the wonderful outdoor patio in the heart of Covington, Ky.’s Mainstrasse Village.

  • 701 Madison Ave.
  • (859) 415-0069

Rich’s Proper Food & Drink is a bar and eatery specializing in Creole-influenced pub fare and approachable cocktails in downtown Covington.

  • 512 Madison Avenue
  • (859) 291-1484

Riverside Korean Restaurant in Covington, KY offers authentic Korean dishes served in a cozy atmosphere where you can either sit on the traditional Korean-style floor or at an American-style table or booth. Dishes such as Bulgogi and Sam Gyub Sal Bo Sam, steamed pork belly…

  • 302 Court Street
  • (859) 814-8858

This Sports Bar and Restaurant opened in the fall of 2016 and features Craft Beer, a Great Bourbon Selection, Game room and smoked meats.

  • 1 Levee Way
  • (859) 291-2433

Tom+Chee is the grilled cheese and tomato soup shop for the kid at heart, mixing classic comfort food with fresh ingredients, healthy alternatives, and a flare for the unexpected. From the vegetarian Hippy Chee, to the offbeat Grilled Cheese Donut, Tom+Chee offers 25+ sandwiches…

  • 5963 North Jefferson St
  • (859) 586-9900

We invite you to experience our hospitality and southern cuisine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. For special occasions, family-style chicken night, or a great salad or sandwich at lunch, we strive to make The Tousey House a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Escape the hustle…

  • 521 Main Street
  • (859) 491-6678

Paul Weckman opened Otto's, named after his father-in-law, with $300 worth of food and one employee-himself. He made sandwiches and soups, waited on customers, washed the dishes, balanced the books, and put out the fires. His one-man show provided little sleep, and it didn't help…

  • 441 Sixth Avenue

An upscale casual restaurant featuring fresh steak and seafood with a full bar service at a reasonable price. A great place to bring family and friends.

  • 600 Washington Ave.
  • (859) 581-3065

Pompilio’s is a full-service family style restaurant and bar that serves traditional Italian and American Fare cuisine. Founded in 1933 in the historic East Row district of Newport, KY, and holding the first liquor license issued in the state of Kentucky after prohibition…

  • 519 Fairfield Ave.
  • (859) 291-0269

The Elusive Cow embodies the celebratory and gathering spirit of food. Locally sourced, high-quality, organic, natural ingredients are the ideal for any culinary endeavor and this nomadic cow is bringing a simple, honest culinary perspective to a genre of food that has largely…

  • 3300 Madison Pike
  • (859) 360-2222

Named for its original owner, Walt’s Hitching Post was founded by Walt Ballanger and his wife Mary in 1942, establishing signature items no greater than the legendary smoke house ribs. The “Hitching Post” got its name from cast-iron posts where customers could tie up their…

  • 738 York St.
  • (859) 261-9675

York St. Cafe chefs prepare sauces, ingredients, homemade soups, and desserts daily using the freshest and finest ingredients available. Visit our lovely garden patio today and enjoy a slice of cake and a cappuccino in the great outdoors!