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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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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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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. 

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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. 

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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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Aunt Flora's

Downtown

Approximately 7.84 miles from your location

Aunt Flora's

Downtown

Approximately 7.84 miles from your location

Located with in Findlay Market, Flora's is baking up handmade sweet and savory cobblers with the best ingredients! 

Located with in Findlay Market, Flora's is baking up handmade sweet and savory cobblers with the best ingredients! 

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K&J Seafood

Uptown

Approximately 8.12 miles from your location

K&J Seafood

Uptown

Approximately 8.12 miles from your location

Serving Louisiana style fresh seafood to the Cincinnati area!  

Serving Louisiana style fresh seafood to the Cincinnati area!  

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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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.

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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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Mango's Tropical Oasis

North

Approximately 16.21 miles from your location

Mango's Tropical Oasis

North

Approximately 16.21 miles from your location

All the best of a tropical getaway without the expense. Enjoy frozen drinks, seafood and more! 

All the best of a tropical getaway without the expense. Enjoy frozen drinks, seafood and 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

Kitchen 1883

East

Approximately 2.21 miles from your location

Kitchen 1883

East

Approximately 2.21 miles from your location

A restaurant from the Kroger company offering a seasonal menu of new American comfort food serving brunch, lunch, and dinner.

A restaurant from the Kroger company offering a seasonal menu of new American comfort food serving brunch, lunch, and dinner.

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Parlor on Seventh

South

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location

Parlor on Seventh

South

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location

Parlor on Seventh is doing their own take on German and Southern insired dishes in Covington Kentucky. 

Parlor on Seventh is doing their own take on German and Southern insired dishes in Covington Kentucky. 

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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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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

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Millie's Place

East

Approximately 4.54 miles from your location

Millie's Place

East

Approximately 4.54 miles from your location

Enjoy hearty and delicious soul food at Millie's! 

Enjoy hearty and delicious soul food at Millie's! 

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.

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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

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Cracker Barrel

South > Southwest

Approximately 30.90 miles from your location

Cracker Barrel

South > Southwest

Approximately 30.90 miles from your location

Is Cracker Barrel a country-themed general store and gift shop, or is it a roadhouse with down-home good cookin'? Yes. It's both and a welcome site to travelers and local... Read more

Is Cracker Barrel a country-themed general store and gift shop, or is it a roadhouse with down-home good cookin'? Yes. It's both and a welcome site to travelers and local diners alike. If your favorite location is crowded, just sit and rock on the front porch while you wait, or browse through the wide array of gift items and... Read More

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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.

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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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Anna's

Uptown

Approximately 6.27 miles from your location

Anna's

Uptown

Approximately 6.27 miles from your location

Anna's is the place to go for home cooking in the Norwood area and has been for the past 25 years. This is a quiet diner for reading the paper or gathering with a few... Read more

Anna's is the place to go for home cooking in the Norwood area and has been for the past 25 years. This is a quiet diner for reading the paper or gathering with a few friends. It has daily specials and is known for its cheeseburger platter and liver and onions.

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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

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