Restaurants in Covington, Kentucky

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White Castle
Covington #1
825 Madison
Opened May 1, 1930
White Castle
Covington #2
441 Pike Street
5 Stools inside
Opened in 1930
White Castle
Covington #2
12th & Madison
Opened July 28, 1960

Whitey's, 1952,
from a Facebook post by
Barbara Rawe Sparks

 

Proving yet again there's a very fine line between history and nostalgia . . .

 

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August Huerkamp's Saloon,
1908,  1008 Lee Street
“That Neat Little Place”
Richard J. Dibowski's
at 6 Pike Street
Schoer & Brokamp's
1918 Madison Avenue

 

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Pat O'Donnell's Sample
Room 34 Pike Street
Hill's Cafe, 1914 The Flatiron Cafe
southwest corner of
9th and Pike

 

Main Street Cafe

Main Street Cafe
Owned by Paul Bertsch and Carl Stegman
(and that's a 1951 Ford Victoria to the left)
from a Todd Bertsch post on Facebook

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Represented to us as somewhere
 in Covington. Could be.
Kentucky Club, 1950
627 Scott

 

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This is John F. Moeller in his
saloon at 640 Scott, c. 1918.  But
prohibition hit, and by 1920 he
was selling soft drinks, and by
1923, he's in the bakery
business on Madison. 
Thanks to Jerry Kasselmann for the pic.

Winters Restaurant.  You may
know it better under a later
name - The Coach and Four.
Today, the site of The Ascent. 
from a Facebook posting by Ray Hadorn.

 

Frisch's, looking southwest at
Madison and 8th.
from a Facebook posting from
Renee King Thompson

 

 

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Town and County Restaurant
US 25 and US 42 4 miles south of Cincinnati
The Finest Food, 
Served in Most Beautiful Surroundings

 

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Town and Country, Park Hills
The Blue Star opened in 1936; it's name was change to
Town and Country in 1950

 

Blue Star

Blue Star Tavern
from the Park Hills, Ky Facebook page

 

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Menu from the Blue Star Tavern, later  Town and Country

 

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White Horse Tavern
1501 Dixie Highway Covington, KY.
Famous for Kentucky Mint Juleps and Old Kentucky Dinners
Recommended by Duncan Hines
In his column in the Kentucky Post, April 29,1999, Jim Reis notes that the White Horse opened on September 23, 1936,
and burned to ground on January 26, 1972. He further notes that the distinctive white horse that sat atop the restaurant later sat
at the entrance of the Best Western Vegas Convention Center on Donaldson in Erlanger. The horse now resides at the Behringer-Crawford Museum.

Dr. Paul Tenkotte writes about the White Horse at this site.

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“As an evidence of the effect which the reform movement is producing in Covington,
the Cornucopia, the oldest drinking saloon in the city, closed it's doors”
from the Courier-Journal, May 14, 1869

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The White Horse Tavern Menu, December, 1968

 

  

Covington,Kentucky Restaurant Here's a shot of the staff of the White Horse during the late 50's or early 60's.  It was thoughtfully contributed by Carol Osborne.  That's her mother-in-law, Mildred Osborne, second from the left in the front.  She also tells me her mother-in-law could remember when Steve McQueen worked at the White Horse as a bus boy.  Thanks, Carol!

 

 

Covington,Kentucky Restaurant Noah's Ark

A big thanks to Roy Klein
for sending us this token
of Noah's Ark - on the
L.L.L. Highway.

 

Noah's Ark
A Home for Tourists Rooms
and Meals Phone, Ind. 1831
Route U.S. 25. Six Miles South
of Suspension Bridge,
Covington, Kentucky
April 18, 1927

How can Noah's Ark appear to be on US 25 and the LLL Highway? Here.

Where'd the name LLL Highway come from? We've got that here.

 

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Thomas R. Cody's
Billiard Room
Thomas R. Cody's
Dining Room
Thomas R. Cody's
Grill Room
Thomas R. Cody's
Cafe, Covington

More about Cody's, which was at Third and Scott, from 1914, is here.

 

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Schilling Carhops
 get Walkie
Talkies

 

 

Schillings Restaurant and Motel
 Five Minutes from Cincinnati on US Route 25 & 42
1939 Dixie Highway, Covington, Ky 
Each room Air Conditioned, Hot water heat, Television, Tile Baths, Telephones, Wall to wall carpets and Swimming Pool
 Motel Phone - Edison 1-1400
 Restaurant Phone - Edison 1-3130 
The menu from Schillings?  Right here

 

What started as Schillings in the early 1950's, at 1939 Dixie Highway, has since gone under many names
Schillings was here from 1954 or so, until 1962, when it became the Hofbrau Haus, until 1977 when it became Beef & Bourbon, until 1980, when it became the Candlewood, until 1984 when it was the Tumbleweed, and then there was Dandrea's in 1999, and . . .

 

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The New Belvedere
Madison Pike at Kyle's Lane

 

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from the Ford Treasury of
Favorite Recipes from
Famous Eating Places
, we
have a painting of Oelsner's
by Charles Harper,
and Oelsner's recipe for
Pineapple Cream Pie, here
 

Oelsner's Colonial Tavern
Greater Cincinnati's Finest 
Routes 25 & 42 in the Blue
Grass State 2 Miles South
of Covington, Kentucky
Phone - HE 7546

Oelsner's, 1940

 

 

 

Oelsner's Colonial Tavern
Call Hemlock 9578

 

 

The Tavern was owned by Russell Oelsner, mayor of Lookout  Heights for 14 years, and opened
in 1940. It sat opposite the Lookout House, site of a Skyline Chili these days.  It was noted in
 those days as a meeting place for the St. Agnes Chapter of the Catholic War Veterans, and a
hangout for a number of former Cincinnati Reds Baseball players.  ...and we got this from Chuck Oelsner.

 

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Menu, Oelsner's Colonial Inn

 

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The Steam Towboat John W. Hubbard
You likely know it better as the Mike Fink Restaurant

The Mike Fink, March 22, 1981

 

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Not exactly a restaurant, but Woolworth's on Madison had a lunch counter.

 

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Sanzere's, 1950, Park Hills, Kentucky
Gus and Marie Sanzere opened a restaurant at 835 Dixie Highway in Elsmere after WWII, just north of the Swan,
and moved to 1504 Dixie, in Park Hills around 1949.  By 1956, he no longer called it Sanzere's, but the Golden Goose.

    

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Lang's
623 Madison Avenue, Covington

 

Frisch's     Suspension Bridge

Frisch's
There were two Kenton County Frisch's locations at the time of these menus:
801 Madison and 2498 Dixie in South Fort Mitchell

 

Jerry's

Jerry's
(across Dixie from St. Agnes and a little north)
from the Park Hills, Ky Facebook page

 

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Lloyd's
605 Madison, Covington

Carol Sutherland Price, writing about Lloyd's on Facebook: “I worked there and it sure
 made me pay attention to what goes on behind the scenes when I eat out.”

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Lots of pictures of Lily's Chocolate Shop, formerly at 832 Madison, are on Facebook, here.

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Kenton County Tavern Rates
Meals, each    40 cts
Lodging    40 cts
Common whiskey, per drink    05 cts
All Other Whiskey, per drink    10 cts
Brandy, rum, gin, wine, etc    15 cts
Grain or feed, per gallon    25 cts
Horses, per night, hay or grain    40 cts
Pasturage, per day    10 cts

From the Covington Daily Commonwealth, April 24, 1883

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