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Herb & Thelma's Tavern

718 Pike St, Covington, KY 41011-2133
+1 859-491-6984
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  • Very good32%
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American, Bar, Pub
718 Pike St, Covington, KY 41011-2133
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful burgers. Would be considered a neighborhood dive! And is! But friendly, good food and value! Parking can be a test on the hill and spaces! Worth every minute!

Thank Creighton W
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

My son and I are in town to see the Reds play the Phillies, and we read about what a great place Herb and Thelma’s was for burgers! We couldn’t have picked a better place, as we had fresh cooked outstanding double cheeseburgers that melted...More

Thank Soaringeagles3
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Let's get right into the burger. No frills, high-quality beef, pickle, onion, cheese and bun. it was like biting into a piece of awesomeness, with handmade delicious ground beef. Soft textured and dripping with delicious flavor, 2 of us had a double with bacon and...More

Thank Rspene s
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Tiny place, but I loved it! I’ve only passed it a million times and have always wanted to go. I will definitely be back. They are very basic, but delicious! And love the drink selection. Definitely a cute little homey place to eat!

Thank axj23
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

I travel a lot and always look for locally owned places like this, but this one is right in my Cincinnati back yard. We sat at the small bar and were immediately welcomed by Joe the owner. Burgers are a must. Locals recommended we try...More

Thank David A
Reviewed February 27, 2018

4 stars but only because it's a cash only business and I ordered and ate before I realized it! Oops! I later discovered they have an ATM. (Sigh) Let just dive into this burger. No frills, high quality beef, pickle, onion, cheese and bun. No...More

Thank michaelcoppage
Reviewed December 12, 2017

My wife and I took our 3 kids to Herb & Thelma's on Sunday. What a great spot! Our bartender Rick couldn't have been nicer, as he toggled back and forth between the bar and the grill with ease. One of the better burgers that...More

Thank snvolt
Reviewed August 28, 2017

This is a fun tavern. be for warned their is no flashy stuff here. Just cold beer and food made right in front of you. Not a lot of sunlight gets in here so it is definitely not for everyone. I recommend it as it...More

Thank Derek H
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Step back in time. This tavern is a delight I felt like I had stepped into the 1940`s. Cash only the way it use to be. The food is made right there behind the bar. You will love this daring little place. The hamburgers are...More

Thank rene w
Reviewed March 21, 2017

This Tavern, and believe me, that is the correct term, is a delightful wallow in nostalgia for anyone who has ever frequented a dive bar over a long period of time and learned to appreciate its charms. Herb and Thelma's looks exactly like places I...More

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October 4, 2017|
Response from Suzanne F | Property representative |
I do apologize for missing your questions (you sent it twice..very irresponsible of us.) We do not have anything classified as "gluten or dairy free". Sorry for the late response.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 718 Pike St, Covington, KY 41011-2133
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-491-6984
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Herb N Thelma's Tavern was established in 1939 by Henry Boehmker as Heine's Tavern. Henry's Son and Daughter-in-law, Herb and Thelma kept the lights on after Henry. Herb and Thelma's Son, Chip took over the reins until his retirement. We are proud to carry on the Herb n Thelma tradition of serving the best Cheesburger and cold beer in Greater Cincinnati. You have to eat to believe.
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