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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Covington

Updated: July 5, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Covington? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Covington eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Bouquet Restaurant

New American, $$$, CovingtonNew American, $$$Covington
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Otto's

American, $$, CovingtonAmerican, $$Covington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Herb & Thelma's Tavern

American, $, CovingtonAmerican, $Covington
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Gyros On Main

American, $, CovingtonAmerican, $Covington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bard's Burgers & Chili

American, $, CovingtonAmerican, $Covington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Mck's BBQ

American, $, CovingtonAmerican, $Covington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

The Gruff

Pizza, $$, CovingtonPizza, $$Covington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Wander Cincinnati, 2020

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Covington, Kentucky

    Wander Cincinnati, 2020

The Standard

New American, CovingtonNew AmericanCovington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Rich's Proper Food and Drink

Southern, $$, CovingtonSouthern, $$Covington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Dee Felice Cafe

American, $$, CovingtonAmerican, $$Covington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Libby’s Southern Comfort

American, $$, CovingtonAmerican, $$Covington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Blinkers Tavern

American, $$, CovingtonAmerican, $$Covington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Mike’s Fish & Chicken

American, $$, CovingtonAmerican, $$Covington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Smoke Justis

American, $$, CovingtonAmerican, $$Covington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Dixie Chili

American, $, CovingtonAmerican, $Covington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 5724 Covington restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Covington restaurant reviews, and 232 lists and articles – looking closely at what Wander Cincinnati had to say – and applied our boam magic. Don’t bother looking for Wander Cincinnati - The 10 Best Restaurants in Covington, Kentuckywe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

FAQ

Bouquet Restaurant, Otto's, and Herb & Thelma's Tavern are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Covington.

Bouquet Restaurant, Otto's, and Dee Felice Cafe are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Covington.

Bouquet Restaurant, Herb & Thelma's Tavern, and Gyros On Main are the highest-rated American restaurants for dessert in Covington.

Bouquet Restaurant, Otto's, and Herb & Thelma's Tavern are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Covington.

Bouquet Restaurant, Otto's, and Dee Felice Cafe are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for American cuisine in Covington.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Kentucky 75 with fried chicken

    When considering what goes best with fried chicken, we recommend a glass of Kentucky 75, it truly complements the dish as it cuts the fat of the fried skin.


  • The best drink pairing for grilled burger

    Knowing what to pair with grilled burger can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Margarita. This, sweet, cocktail balances the spicy and salty grilled burger.

  • Enjoy heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre

    To elevate your heavy meat dish experience, we recommend some Vieux Carre to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts through the heaviness of the dish.

Interesting facts

  • July = American festival

    Pittsburgh, The United States is the proud home of the annual Picklesburgh Festival, held every July to celebrate everything that is good about American.


  • A popular dish

    If you love of hamburger runs deep, why not plan a visit to The United States, the home of the original hamburger? The locals are so proud of their hamburger that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

  • Wallet breaking hamburger

    The hamburger which costs $5,000, can be ordered at the Juicys Outlaw Gril.

Parking information

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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