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Blinker's Tavern

318 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011-1740
+1 859-360-0840
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Ranked #5 of 112 Restaurants in Covington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Voted "Steak of NKY" this cozy spot offers house made food with a large menu including steaks, seafood, pastas and burgers. Dine inside or outside. No reservation required. Located near the hotels, shuttle and stadiums.
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95% Recommend
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English first
Herts UK
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Blinkers was about a 15 minute walk from the Holiday Inn where were staying, and is near about 3 other bar / restaurants. It looks like a smallish neighbourhood bar from the outside but is deceptively spacious once you get inside. It was fairly busy but we were seated straight away. We both ordered pasta and they were absolutley delicious,... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I were returning home after a weekend trip to Indianapolis and after searching TA for a a good restaurant in the Cincy area for dinner we settled on Blinkers in Covington. Parking wasn't too difficult and they were not busy and we were quickly seated outside at a nice table by the hostess. Our waitress came by... More

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Chicago Heights, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Just had a great dinner with my daughter. Started out with the cheese sticks which were the best I have ever had. My daughter agreed too. Then I had the Blinker Steak, my daughter the NY Strip. Both steaks served with fried onion strips , cooked to perfection. We finished off the meal with the best chocolate cake we have... More

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West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We left the hotel and decided to walk around the area and have lunch. Blinker"s had an outside area and the food looked good,so we chose here to eat. And it was one of the best meals we had ever had. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. We enjoyed all the recommended dishes and the conversation. Would... More

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Anniston, Alabama
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The service was a bit slow but the in house smoked trout was worth it. I will ask next time for something other than the cauliflower purée as I did not care for it.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had reservations at a staple for us in Cincinnati but then we ran across Blinkers Tavern on tripadvisor,com. We decided to give it a try since we were staying in Covington and it was close. It's a quaint little bar and restaurant with a super friendly and accommodating staff. My wife ended up having their rib special and loved... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Not great atmosphere, but darn good food. Looks like a sixties pub that could stand some upgrading. Nice menu, decent wine list. Good service. Small bar up front. Walking distance to Riverside hotels. The best part, however, is the beef. Steaks of excellent quality cooked to perfection.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Everything was as described in earlier reviews. The server was very attentive and the manager was very visible throughout the establishment talking to guest. I had the Blinker Steak which was perfectly cooked and tasty too. Recommend this one.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Was close to our hotel and recommended by a local and glad we went! Was there on a Monday and their special is all burgers are 5.50, one of th best I have ever had (Black and blue). Will return!

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Ashland, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Dropped by and had appetizers and drinks on the patio. Crab cakes and shrimp bruschetta. Enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere.

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