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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.  

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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

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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.

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Libby's Southern Comfort

South

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location
Libby's Southern Comfort (photo: Abby Davidson)

Libby's Southern Comfort

South

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location

Check out NKY's newest restaurant that plays homage to great southern cuisine and refreshing cocktails! Located in the heart of the Duveneck Square, you can enjoy a casual... Read more

Check out NKY's newest restaurant that plays homage to great southern cuisine and refreshing cocktails! Located in the heart of the Duveneck Square, you can enjoy a casual bar/eatery located in the historic home of Dixie Wholesale Grocery.  Try many dishes like their special-recipe fried chicken, oysters on the half shell,...... Read More

Sugar Whiskey Sis

South

Approximately 7.31 miles from your location
Sugar Whiskey Sis (Photo: Julie Brock)

Sugar Whiskey Sis

South

Approximately 7.31 miles from your location

From the Creators of Agave & Rye, newly opened of Sugar Whiskey Sis, a moonshine Room.  Moonshine is fun! and so is the staff.  From 4 Specialty... Read more

From the Creators of Agave & Rye, newly opened of Sugar Whiskey Sis, a moonshine Room.  Moonshine is fun! and so is the staff.  From 4 Specialty Moonshines on tap, over 50 moonshines offered, Craft Cocktails and Local beers, the line up is a happy one. Incredible, sharable food, card games, in house piano, chess, and...... Read 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. 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Fiery Hen

Downtown

Approximately 7.55 miles from your location
Fiery Hen (photo: Abby Davidson)

Fiery Hen

Downtown

Approximately 7.55 miles from your location

Enjoy Southern spice with Cincinnati charm at this restaurant specializing in hot chicken, wings, brisket, and moonshine concoctions.

Enjoy Southern spice with Cincinnati charm at this restaurant specializing in hot chicken, wings, brisket, and moonshine concoctions.

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen

East

Approximately 2.84 miles from your location

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen

East

Approximately 2.84 miles from your location

Newly opened and revived from the creators of BrewRiver Gastropub, BrewRiver Creole Kitchen is taking the heart of creole cooking and bringing it to the Queen City!... Read more

Newly opened and revived from the creators of BrewRiver Gastropub, BrewRiver Creole Kitchen is taking the heart of creole cooking and bringing it to the Queen City! BrewRiver is your destination for New Orleans-inspired cuisine, assorted ilbations, and live music! 

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. Check out their... Read more

Located in Covington's MainStrasse neighborhood, this bistro features Kentucky-style dinner and weekend brunch made with locally sourced ingredients. Check out their newly opened treehouse inspired rooftop bar! 

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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. 

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LouVino OTR

Downtown

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location
LouVino OTR (photo: @haileyeatscincy - Hailey Bollinger)

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.

The Eagle Food and Beer Hall

North

Approximately 7.59 miles from your location
Chicken sandwich at The Eagle OTR (photo: Dan Ledbetter)

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.

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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.

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Mck's Chicks

South

Approximately 7.32 miles from your location

Mck's Chicks

South

Approximately 7.32 miles from your location

McK's Chicks is a family-friendly restaurant bringing high-quality BBQ to the downtown Kentucky community. We use the best ingredients and provide a great atmosphere -... Read more

McK's Chicks is a family-friendly restaurant bringing high-quality BBQ to the downtown Kentucky community. We use the best ingredients and provide a great atmosphere - perfect for everyone who likes good flavors and smoked meats. 

Branch

East

Approximately 5.96 miles from your location

Branch

East

Approximately 5.96 miles from your location

Food and drink without pretension. Dine on many of Branch's menu options from Confit Tuna, Black Garlic Ribs for dinner, or visit for brunch and enjoy Cured Salmon,... Read more

Food and drink without pretension. Dine on many of Branch's menu options from Confit Tuna, Black Garlic Ribs for dinner, or visit for brunch and enjoy Cured Salmon, Buttermilk Brined Fried Chicken, or Challah French toast. Then head downstairs to grab a drink at Night Drop which is open late for your pleasure. 

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.

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Gaslight Bar & Grill

Uptown

Approximately 8.50 miles from your location

Gaslight Bar & Grill

Uptown

Approximately 8.50 miles from your location

Gaslight Bar & Grill is more than just a restaurant and bar: It’s a piece of Clifton history. For 60 years the building housed The Clifton Branch Library that was a... Read more

Gaslight Bar & Grill is more than just a restaurant and bar: It’s a piece of Clifton history. For 60 years the building housed The Clifton Branch Library that was a fixture on Ludlow Avenue. The Clifton Bar & Grill still maintains this special atmosphere with an eclectic mix of people coming together to relax, hang out... Read More

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