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Herb & Thelma's Tavern

718 Pike St, Covington, KY 41011-2133
+1 859-491-6984
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good38%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (16 reviews)
“chilli” (3 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, American, Pub
718 Pike St, Covington, KY 41011-2133
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 27 February 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 12 December 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 28 August 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 6 June 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 21 March 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

2  Thank pyrprshr
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Purely a great burger, no frills , friendly atmosphere, ranks right up there with Quatman's Cafe in Norwood. Parking is a little tight but worth the effort.

1  Thank sunnygma
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Always love the cheeseburgers but tried the Italian sausage on rye with peppers today. It was delicious. Would have a picture but I ate it to fast. I may have a new staple here.

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This was the 2nd visit I made here within a 3-week period just to see if it was really as good as the first visit. It was. Herb & Thelma's was a place I hung out in back when NKY and Chase were up on...More

2  Thank NKyAdventurer
Reviewed 21 October 2016

One-man-show. Burgers and fried bologna sandwiches are fantastic and made to order. This is one of those places you have to know someone to find out about. Limited hours, terrific prices and I believe it is cash only.

2  Thank Abby G
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4 October 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
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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