A restaurant where sports motifs like “The Kickoff” and “The Cactus League” make up subheads on the menu, Willie’s Sports Cafe in Covington has been serving its customers since 1992. In fact, one customer, Karen “Kay” Thompson has been coming to the same Willie’s location for 20 years.

“This is my spot,” says Thompson. “You can’t beat it.”

Hanging on the walls are jerseys from sports teams such as the Bengals and the Reds, and, depending on the day, customers can watch their team play on one of the 46 TVs.

“It’s a casual American dining restaurant,” says Brad Orr, owner. “It has a sports theme, finger food and drinks.”

Servers dish out plates of Willie’s wings and what is known as the Heartstopper, a heap of waffle fries and mounds of Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, bacon, onions and ranch dressing. Both are popular menu items, even for lunch, though Orr says his favorite is the Blackened Grouper Sandwich on marble rye.

When asked about the type of feedback Orr receives about the restaurant, he says, “I have the same guys come to lunch every day. I know their name and they know mine. That’s the kind of feedback I look for.” Open M-F 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Willie’s Sports Café. 401 Crescent Ave., Covington. 859-581-1500. williescovington.com.