This list was compiled using ideas from our fabulous readers & writers. Not every restaurant listed may offer a traditional kid’s menu, or have coloring sheets to keep them occupied…but trying new places to eat can be fun & exciting for the whole family. Hopefully this list will help you find the perfect place to eat in Covington with your family.
Since everyone is looking for something different for their families when going out to eat be sure to check out menus online to find the right meals and the right prices for your family. I’ll admit, sometimes I’m looking for a cheap meal for the whole family, but other times we want to splurge and have a really nice dinner out with the kids. And since I have a toddler, what I consider kid-friendly might vary from what someone with older children might consider kid-friendly. My spirited two year old makes me shy away from fancier restaurants, but when he’s a bit older I might change my tune.
If you have specific dietary concerns, or would like to know if a restaurant has high chairs, changing tables, etc please be sure to call ahead and ask! I’ve been known to call places and flat out ask…“hey, are you a kid-friendly place?”. I have also called restaurants and said, “I would like to bring my kids to eat there, when is the best time for us to come to avoid waits and crowds?”. If you have any tips for dining out with kids, I’d love to read them, please comment below!
The Covington Family Friendly Dining Guide
There is something for everyone on this list!
Everyone’s favorite greasy spoon in Covington: We may doze but we never close! Play the jukebox and watch Barbie & her band rock & roll on the bandstand. **note: they have “smoke free” hours during the day, but allow smoking at night.
438 Pike Street ~ 859-431-9498
318 Greenup Street ~ 859-360-0840
Cock & Bull Mainstrasse
While the inside of Cock & Bull is a bar scene in the evenings, lunch & early dinners can be family friendly! And they have great outdoor seating in the warmer months!
601 Main Street ~ 859-581-4253
50 East Rivercenter Blvd. ~ 859-491-0869
602 Main Street ~ 859-815-8736
Frisch’s Big Boy
520 West 5th Street ~ 859-261-3276
2607 Madison Avenue ~ 859-814-8444
A Slice of New York
603 Main Street ~ 859-916-5209
Dine in this charming restaurant (with a play area for munchkins) or order ahead and pick up your meal at their handy drive thru window!
129 East Second Street
Famous for their 1/2 price Mac n Cheese Mondays! And they have outdoor seating as well.
313 Greenup Street ~ 859-261-6777
Kungfood Chu’s Amerasia
Left Bank Coffeehouse
Visit Left Bank for coffee, pastries & soups.
701 Greenup Street ~ 859-431-4655
Log Cabin Inn
322 Madison Pike ~ 859-356-9141
522 Main Street ~ 859-261-2483
Irish Pub & Restaurant
112 East 4th Street ~ 859-491-6659
Old Town Cafe
521 Main Street ~ 859-491-6678
635 Madison Avenue ~ 859-261-7800
Riverfront Pizza & Sports Bar
617 West 3rd Street ~ 859-261-4800
512 Madison Avenue ~ 859-291-1484
617 West 3rd Street ~ 859-261-8474
333 Scott Street ~ 859-431-8650
This German restaurant and bar is a great place to grab some authentic German grub in a casual atmosphere (think picnic benches). Kids are welcome until the kitchen closes, then it’s strictly a bar scene.
1132 Lee Street ~ 859-815-8027