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Madison Avenue Food Tour in Covington

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  • Take the guesswork out of choosing a Covington restaurant
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Sample dishes at six different eateries, plus one beer at a craft brewery
Madison Avenue Food Tour in Covington
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Madison Avenue Food Tour in Covington
USD 62.00
Covington, Kentucky is home to a burgeoning food scene. If you are unsure about which of the many great new eateries to visit, join this walking tour that takes you to six different locally owned spots to sample their dishes — from Chinese to Down home Kentucky favorites, — as well as a family-owned craft brewery for a beer of your choice.
What to Expect

On our Madison Avenue food tour, we visit local family owned eateries where we taste delicious food featuring global cuisine and "down home" Kentucky favorites! We enjoy a variety of foods such as sweet corn fritters with buttermilk remoulade sauce at Hotel Covington. Right around the corner is McK's Chicks, a new eatery with the best barbecue brisket sliders you've ever tasted. Next, we sample an epic taco in a new tequila bar. After a stroll down historic Madison Avenue, we arrive at Amerasia, for an authentic Chinese dish. We move on to Braxton Brewing Company for a local craft beer sample in a refurbished Sears and Roebuck store. We end our tour at Left Bank, a French inspired coffee house featuring locally roasted coffee and a yummy pastry from Butler's Pantry. The food tastings are ample for a satisfying lunch. Guests who like to order additional drinks, may simply run their own tab.

As we stroll up Madison Avenue, we not only enjoy worldly cuisines, but our well-informed local tour guides will help you uncover old and new landmarks and share about the exciting renaissance the city is undergoing. At it's peak, Madison Avenue was a cultural epicenter, with premier shopping, banking, theaters and celebrations.  Current revitalization efforts are restoring this historic gem to it's former glory, providing many ethnic restaurants a new home. From the German Mutter Gottes neighborhood to Pike Street, our food tour allows the curious traveler to discover the historic significance of Covington and it's continuing ties with immigrants from all over the world. While you're enjoying this interesting walk, our food tour guides will share recommendations and tips about other neighborhoods who are also a foodie´s haven.

The food, tax and 20% gratuity to the servers is included in your ticket. Gratuities for the tour guide are appreciated, however. The food served on this tour is ample for lunch. Additional alcoholic beverages may be purchased on your own. Street parking is free all day on Sundays.

Reviews (11)
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile
So much fun

We had a wonderful time on the food tour. Our tour guide Laura was so nice. She was very informative on both the food and the history of the city. Not only did we get to sample some amazing food, we also had a good...More

Thank Adrienne L
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks Adrienne for sharing on the Sunday morning Madison Avenue food and culture tour. I appreciate all the kind compliments. The restaurant owners featured on this tour are engaged in the community and are excited to see the renaissance happening in downtown Covington, KY. I...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018
A Budding OTR Across the River

Who knew?? Since I live in northern Cincinnati, I don't often poke around in Covington. Yes, I do go to Mainstrasse, Otto's, Lise, etc. but usually stay with the tried and true. The architecture, history, and restaurant scene in the old business district will remind...More

Thank Murphysmom63
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for sharing such a detailed review about the Sunday morning Madison Avenue Food and Culture Tour. I appreciate you mentioning all the food and the places we visited. You're right, Covington, KY is transforming really quickly and that makes it so fun to...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile
Loved it!

My family and I loved the Madison Avenue Food Tour in Covington. It was very informative about Covington and delicious food!!! Laura was a fantastic tour guide. We highly recommend this tour. We look forward to doing another Riverside food tour.

Thank Brenda B
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Brenda, Thanks for sharing. I loved meeting your family! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. I appreciate your high recommendation.

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Sunday morning food tour of restaurants in the Madison Ave area of Covington

Great Tour. Great Food. Wife and I really enjoyed the food and the information on this Tour. Laura (Tour guide and owner) had deep knowledge of the area history and the current restaurant scene. Would highly recommend this tour.

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Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you Ralph for your kind words and review. I enjoyed meeting you both and I appreciate your high recommendation.

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Amazing Tour with Amazing Food!

I scheduled this tour for my friend's bachelorette party and it totally exceeded my expectations! Laura and her husband were wonderful guides--so friendly and knowledgable. Also, you will definitely not leave hungry! We tried amazing foods and learned so much history about the area. I...More

Thank kirstnic2018
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your experience for your bachelorette party. We enjoy doing private tours because they are so much fun! Thank you for the compliments. I'm glad we exceeded your expectations!

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Cheryl M
12 May 2018|
Response from Dave K | Reviewed this property |
Their FAQs page says that this specific tour is not wheelchair accessible, but they list others which are. (TripAdvisor won't let me include a link to that FAQs page so hopefully you're able to find it from Riverside Tours... More
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