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Find Restaurants Serving Southern Food in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

From popular local delicacies to hot new restaurants featuring gourmet takes on comfort-food favorites and fine dining for a romantic night for two, Cincinnati USA is making a name for itself as a foodie destination. USA Today even named the region one of "six small cities with big food scenes" due to the amazing revitalization of our restaurant scene, which offers plenty of dining options for every palate, including Southern comfort foods.

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Slim Chickens

North

Approximately 13.85 miles from your location

Slim Chickens

North

Approximately 13.85 miles from your location

Counter-serve chain specializing in chicken dishes, plus Southern sides and desserts served in jars.  

Counter-serve chain specializing in chicken dishes, plus Southern sides and desserts served in jars.  

Anchor Grill

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.73 miles from your location

Anchor Grill

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.73 miles from your location

Unassuming American diner serving familiar chow 24/7 in throwback digs with wood-paneled walls.

Unassuming American diner serving familiar chow 24/7 in throwback digs with wood-paneled walls.

Chandler's on Market

Southeast

Approximately 45.16 miles from your location

Chandler's on Market

Southeast

Approximately 45.16 miles from your location

Chandler's Restaurant is located in historic downtown Maysville and features an elegant dining atmosphere. Part of The B-Line. Click here to learn more.  

Chandler's Restaurant is located in historic downtown Maysville and features an elegant dining atmosphere. Part of The B-Line. Click here to learn more.  

Greyhound Tavern

South > Southwest

Approximately 10.83 miles from your location

Greyhound Tavern

South > Southwest

Approximately 10.83 miles from your location

Colonial-style eatery serving down-home American comfort food in rustic, family-friendly digs.

Colonial-style eatery serving down-home American comfort food in rustic, family-friendly digs.

Commonwealth Bistro

South

Approximately 7.71 miles from your location

Commonwealth Bistro

South

Approximately 7.71 miles from your location

Located in Covington's MainStrasse neighborhood, this bistro features Kentucky-style dinner and weekend brunch made with locally sourced ingredients.

Located in Covington's MainStrasse neighborhood, this bistro features Kentucky-style dinner and weekend brunch made with locally sourced ingredients.

LouVino OTR

Downtown

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location

LouVino OTR

Downtown

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location

Adventurous small plates with a Southern twist, served in a trendy, upbeat atmosphere. 60+ wines by the glass, beer, bourbon & cocktails.

Adventurous small plates with a Southern twist, served in a trendy, upbeat atmosphere. 60+ wines by the glass, beer, bourbon & cocktails.

B&A Street Kitchen

Downtown

Approximately 7.69 miles from your location

B&A Street Kitchen

Downtown

Approximately 7.69 miles from your location

Modern Tex-Mex and Southern favorites served all day in industrial-chic digs with a walk-up window.

Modern Tex-Mex and Southern favorites served all day in industrial-chic digs with a walk-up window.

The Purple Poulet

South > Riverfront

Approximately 5.37 miles from your location
The Purple Poulet, part of The B-Line (photo: Samuel Greenhill)

The Purple Poulet

South > Riverfront

Approximately 5.37 miles from your location

Southern Bourbon Bistro with cuisine reminiscent of Charleston and New Orleans with a Kentucky infusion. Part of The B-Line. Click here to learn more.

Southern Bourbon Bistro with cuisine reminiscent of Charleston and New Orleans with a Kentucky infusion. Part of The B-Line. Click here to learn more.

Main Street Tavern

South

Approximately 7.71 miles from your location

Main Street Tavern

South

Approximately 7.71 miles from your location

Neighborhood establishment serving upscale bar food with a southern accent and craft cocktails. 

Neighborhood establishment serving upscale bar food with a southern accent and craft cocktails. 

Joella's Hot Chicken

South > Southwest

Approximately 10.98 miles from your location

Joella's Hot Chicken

South > Southwest

Approximately 10.98 miles from your location

All-natural chicken that is brined overnight, fried golden brown, and sauced in your choice of unique spice blends.

All-natural chicken that is brined overnight, fried golden brown, and sauced in your choice of unique spice blends.

Tousey House Tavern

South > Southwest

Approximately 19.30 miles from your location

Tousey House Tavern

South > Southwest

Approximately 19.30 miles from your location

Traditional Southern cuisine served in elegant dining rooms in a circa-1822 building. Part of The B-Line. Click here to learn more.

Traditional Southern cuisine served in elegant dining rooms in a circa-1822 building. Part of The B-Line. Click here to learn more.

Joella's Hot Chicken

Downtown

Approximately 7.21 miles from your location

Joella's Hot Chicken

Downtown

Approximately 7.21 miles from your location

All-natural chicken that is brined overnight, fried golden brown, and sauced in your choice of unique spice blends. 

All-natural chicken that is brined overnight, fried golden brown, and sauced in your choice of unique spice blends. 

The Eagle Food and Beer Hall

North

Approximately 7.59 miles from your location
Chicken sandwich at The Eagle OTR

The Eagle Food and Beer Hall

North

Approximately 7.59 miles from your location

Rustic-chic eatery and beer hall dishing up Southern classics such as friend chicken and spoonbread.

Rustic-chic eatery and beer hall dishing up Southern classics such as friend chicken and spoonbread.

SmoQ

North

Approximately 15.01 miles from your location

SmoQ

North

Approximately 15.01 miles from your location

Restaurant takes the concept of Southern slow-smoked barbecue and extends it to a large menu, including many unusual smoked items. In addition to hickory smoked pork and... Read more

Restaurant takes the concept of Southern slow-smoked barbecue and extends it to a large menu, including many unusual smoked items. In addition to hickory smoked pork and brisket, baby back and St. Louis ribs, they serve fried green tomatoes, chicken and dumplings, chicken and waffles, fried okra, corn chowder with lime-ancho... Read More

Log Cabin Inn

South > Southeast

Approximately 11.19 miles from your location

Log Cabin Inn

South > Southeast

Approximately 11.19 miles from your location

A trip to the Log Cabin Inn will make you feel like you've headed a few hundred miles farther south of its Covington location. The restaurant is located in a two-story... Read more

A trip to the Log Cabin Inn will make you feel like you've headed a few hundred miles farther south of its Covington location. The restaurant is located in a two-story cabin, where exposed logs, wooden beams and mismatched chairs and tables lend the diner a rustic feel. Log Cabin Inn serves up good old Southern steakhouse fare... Read More

Bluebird Restaurant

Uptown

Approximately 6.24 miles from your location

Bluebird Restaurant

Uptown

Approximately 6.24 miles from your location

The Bluebird, open since 1970, is a great place to get home-cooked food in Norwood. There are daily specials. It's fairly inexpensive here, and there's a nice... Read more

The Bluebird, open since 1970, is a great place to get home-cooked food in Norwood. There are daily specials. It's fairly inexpensive here, and there's a nice southern diner feel to the place.

LaDonna's Cafe

East

Approximately 8.43 miles from your location

LaDonna's Cafe

East

Approximately 8.43 miles from your location

LaDonna's opened in the fall of 2010 in the former Miguel's spot as a casual, all-American restaurant with a full bar and nice outdoor patio. Chef and owner Randy... Read more

LaDonna's opened in the fall of 2010 in the former Miguel's spot as a casual, all-American restaurant with a full bar and nice outdoor patio. Chef and owner Randy Baumgardt wanted to create a place to serve comfort food from scratch. Appetizers include Cold Poached Shrimp, gourmet pizzas and homemade soups. Entrees, also known... Read More

Smoke and Grits

North

Approximately 15.54 miles from your location

Smoke and Grits

North

Approximately 15.54 miles from your location

Owner Davidson Muldrow brings smoked ribs, shrimp and grits and fried chicken to the West Chester area. Muldrow uses applewood to smoke ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken... Read more

Owner Davidson Muldrow brings smoked ribs, shrimp and grits and fried chicken to the West Chester area. Muldrow uses applewood to smoke ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken and jerk chicken. He also offers fried chicken, cod and catfish, flat iron steak, rotisserie chicken and southern side dishes and five different sauces for...... Read More

Kenning's Circle K Restaurant

West

Approximately 15.42 miles from your location

Kenning's Circle K Restaurant

West

Approximately 15.42 miles from your location

A fine dining experience in Bridgetown with great variety on the menu, from homestyle to high class, like a traditional Kentucky hot brown to crab-crusted salmon in a... Read more

A fine dining experience in Bridgetown with great variety on the menu, from homestyle to high class, like a traditional Kentucky hot brown to crab-crusted salmon in a roasted pepper cream sauce. Don't miss the barbecue ribs slathered in their signature sauce or the daily drink specials. Kenning's caters especially to private... Read More

Family's Main Street Cafe

South > Southwest

Approximately 20.65 miles from your location

Family's Main Street Cafe

South > Southwest

Approximately 20.65 miles from your location

Family's is probably Walton's most popular restaurant. Owner Shelia Huffman grew up in the charming Boone County town, and employs some of her kin at Family's. You get... Read more

Family's is probably Walton's most popular restaurant. Owner Shelia Huffman grew up in the charming Boone County town, and employs some of her kin at Family's. You get made-from-scratch country cooking at Family's. Breakfast is served all day. The three blueberry or apple pancakes served with whipped cream are big... and tasty... Read More

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