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 #3
12th & Madison
Opened July 28, 1960

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

Proving yet again there can be a very fine line between history and nostalgia . . .

White Horse Tavern

Harry Nieman's, Cafe, 1601 Holman, c. 1910
from a Facebook post by Ron Laws, whose grandfather, Oscar Rischmann, is above the x

 

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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

 

Judas'

Henry Jugas' 9th and Philadelphia
From a Facebook post by Doug Goessling

 

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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

 

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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.”

 

Lilly's Lilly's Lilly's
Lily's ChocolateShop, at 832 Madison

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

The Mike Fink, March 22, 1981

  Mike Fink
Here's the Hubbard's application to be on the National Register of Historic places, complete with photo's, history, and maps.

 

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The Mike Fink offers a “man-sized t-bone.”From a Facebook post by Michael Autry Not exactly a restaurant, but Woolworth's on Madison had a lunch counter.

 

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Represented to us as somewhere
 in Covington. Could be.
Kentucky Club, 1950, 627 Scott The Phoenix, Pike at Russell

Wanted
Covington Journal, February 16, 1849

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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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From a Facebook post by Covington Chili
Jake's
From a Facebook post by Larry Douglas

The owners of Herb and Thelma's have created a podcast with episodes of the businesses history at this site.

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Thomas R. Cody's
Billiard Room
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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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“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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