Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse
Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse

Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.montgomeryinn.com/
  • Phone: 5137217427x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer both self-service & full-service catering options to meet almost any need. Self-Service provides disposable serving-ware, bibs (yes, bibs) and wet naps for both delivery or pick-up.

    Our Full-Service team arrives approximately 45 minutes prior to your scheduled time. We provide buffet tables, linens, chafing dishes and sterno. We will serve your guests buffet-style and provide general clean up after the meal.

    Catering service is available in Greater Cincinnati and N. Ky areas
  • Private Party Facilities: Location and food make the event, and when you have yours at Montgomery Inn, you’ll see what we mean. For a joyous occasion like a rehearsal dinner, your guest will be even more excited knowing it’s going to be at Montgomery Inn. And if it’s a company meeting, your guests will be saying, “At least it’s going to be at Montgomery Inn!” For wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events or even just a family get-together, just book the room and leave the details and worrying to us.

    The Boathouse has room for groups as small as eight or as large as 90. It might just be the best place on the planet to have your event.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Mikula 5137217427x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eggleston Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse
Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse is one of the most popular restaurants in Greater Cincinnati. Our world-famous ribs, our friendly service, and our striking view of the Ohio River, makes us a unique restaurant that you and your friends & family will remember long after your meal is over.

Sports fans will love the upstairs sports lounge with sports memorabilia on the walls, as well as the autographed photos of famous visitors who have dropped by. So come on in and get yourself some ribs and watch your favorite team in a fun, classy atmosphere.

Our world-famous ribs are definitely a hard act to follow but we found a way. For dessert, indulge in another Cincinnati culinary tradition: Graeter's black raspberry chip ice cream.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse reviews from OpenTable diners
440 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (367)special occasion (249)good for groups (205)great for outdoor dining (125)kid-friendly (100)romantic (98)neighborhood gem (86)fit for foodies (81)great for lunch (80)hot spot (75)great for brunch (28)vibrant bar scene (24)late-night find (22)notable wine list (21)Show More
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The boat house never disappoints! Food was excellent, our server was very helpful and friendly, and the view is great. Nice way to show off the city of Cincinnati. I do wish they would loosen up on the whole party arriving before you get seated, I guess it makes sense for the wait staff, but that gets a little annoying.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • confusing
    Sweet
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    reservation at 5pm go there at 5 another couple waiting, hostess told our party complete, they said we 15 min. to 20 min wait...they were letting walk ins in before us, total we had a 45 min wait, we asked hostess and we were told they gave out table away to someone else...go figure...then they seated us 2 min later, no one said they were sorry, nor would they look at us...strange....we finally got seated and had a wonderful waitress. Our dinners were very good but the ribs were dry, but everthing else good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We heard about the Montgomery Inn and it's famous BBQ ribs. Since we were in Cincinnati, we decided to try it. It was overpriced, and not that great. The wait was long, even with priority seating. The noise was crazy loud. It seems to be a popular restaurant, but it just wasn't all that great for us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious Food!
    cincyishome
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great service! Worth the money. My friend had the ribs and shrimp and I had duck and chicken. We clearly covered it all! Drinks were well made.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Dining Experience
    LoveJazz
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were seated by the windows which offered a magnificent view of the river. The service was outstanding and the grilled chicken was great. Crispy skin with moist meat. The Boathouse is a really enjoyable place for a casual, quality dining experience. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riding through
    Reggimey
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Just riding through Cinn, looking for a unique foodie spot. Presently surprised, will definitely stop in next time im in town. Thanks for the memory!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    ILuvAruba
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Terrible service!! After we were seated we didn't see our waitress for 10 minutes before she returned to take our drink order. Our dinner order took forever and when it finally arrived it was apparent that it sat under the heat lamp for quite awhile because the barbecue sauce had already started to dry out on the ribs. I questioned the manager on duty about our experience and his attitude was "if you're unhappy then don't come back because we really don't need your business". If I want poor service and quality then I"ll save myself $100 and go to Burger King.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    yummy ribs, 3 for 30 was a good deal. excellent service. valet parking a plus.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love this place
    Ribs4me
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The service was a little slow burnout server was new and nervous because it was busy. Other than that it was a great experience. The food is always great here and the atmosphere is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice
    Bear
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Something for everyone. Always a good choice. Our family go to place for celebrations. Our 8 & 11 year old grandsons love ribs. Easy parking or simply valet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistently great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our meal was great, on par with previous visits. Our waiter was friendly, but perhaps not as polished as you might expect for the boathouse. Seating was not offered by the glass, which would have been nice (plenty of tables were available).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as Always!
    Sherry
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    You can always expect very good service and food at Montgomery Inn. It's just who they are and what they do! Food was great! It took a little longer than usual for our food to come out but there were a few larger groups at the time and we were OK with that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happydiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was an excellent location for a special dinner or celebration. We had a party of eight and everyone was very pleased with the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite worth the hype
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The view was great, as was the bbq sauce, and the service was very good. The meat, however, was merely acceptable. The brisket was a little tough, and the ribs did not quite fall off the bone. Not an awful meal, by any means, but certianly not life changing bbq.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude Management and Poor Food
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Took the family of 5 out for a special dinner and was very disappointed with how rude the manager was who seated us. I asked if we could have the window seat which was open and I'd requested a window view when making the reservation and he asked if we'd like to wait an hour to accomodate that request. My adult daughters were shocked by his rudeness and disrespect. Service was the minimum. When the food arrived most of it was cold. Portions were small for the price. Example would be that a half rack of ribs was 5 bones versus the usual 7-8 you would receive other places. Entire family agreed that we'd have rather went to Texas Road House where the service is always good, and the food is awesome and would have cost half the price.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Carnivore Meets Vegetarian
    vegetarianmeetscarnivoreVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Another great experience at The Boathouse! The brisket was delicious! The Boathouse has become our "go to" place down near the riverfront.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started off shakey, but worth it
    Ceddia
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    When we got there I had reservations but they said it would be a 15 minute wait still, no biggie... Then thy have this system where they text you when your table is ready... That would be fine if it worked... We had to go back to them and ask then why we were waiting and they said the text must not have gone through so at this point I was pretty angry so far having to wait nearly an hour for the table. After this though, it was perfect, totally worth the wait. They gave us a table with a beautiful view of the river as the sun went down and we ate by candle light. The food and host were perfect and the night turned out perfect would not have changed a thing. I definitely recommend to anyone looking for good food or a great date place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My dining experience
    FirstTimeExperience
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I asked the waiter where the restaurant gets their pork from and he went to ask someone. He came back and said "Kansas". I should have been more specific with my question but what I wanted to know was if he knew anything about the farm or supplier and how the pigs are raised (I was hoping for free range, antibiotic and hormone free etc. etc.). Based on his answer I was left to assume the worst and that the pigs likely come from a factory farm raised under horrible conditions. Then he forgot to place our order for Saratoga chips. Then when we asked him to box them up he never brought them back... This was my first experience at Montgomery Inn. I was not impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service staff was great!
    indyanne
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our water glasses were never more than half empty. Our table waiter was very attentive and friendly without being pesky. The meal was wonderful. After the meal we asked for directions to our next venue and had more than pleasant help with that - and accurate directions to boot! We went outside and remembered we wanted a picture to commemorate our experience and the sweet parking lot guy gladly helped us. We were most impressed with the friendly and helpful service all the way around!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy 2013
    Yummy2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Another great lunch at the Boathouse! Love the ribs and Saratoga chips!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frequent Dinner List
    DiningOut
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Have enjoyed this restaurant time and time again. As a frequent traveler to this city, will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed!
    tpgnmav
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Always a great meal with great service at the Boathouse.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy as always
    Lady
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Still one of my favorite restaurants with a beautiful view in Cincinnati... my friend had a great birthday lunch there
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sit Outside
    BoBoBrazil
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We walked up (had reservations) and asked if we could sit outside. What a GREAT Find. The Beer Garden, as they call it, was quiet, scenic and a wonderful place to eat the best ribs EVER. We walked back through the crowded, loud, COLD dining room to get our car and were thankful that we had the good fortune to sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful View, Ribs OK
    GGAS
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Visiting from out of town and wanted to see how the real thing (ribs) stacked up to my delicious home grilled versions made with their store bought sauce. First of all, the location and parking is very convenient. The restaurant is situated right on the river with beautiful views from every table. We had our daughters with us and they offer a kids menu. Our server was one of the highlights of our experience. The food was reasonably priced and very good although not seriously memorable. The sauce is similar but not the same as in stores . . . it is much spicier which you may or may not prefer. Overall, a very nice place. Next time I would be going more for the view and ambiance and less for the ribs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FeFeLaPloom
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    As always the ribs were very good and you can't not beat that view of the water............loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awsome!
    BigD
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We got in quick, ribs were amazing, great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Place to Celebrate
    JenB
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    What a great place to celebrate lives accomplishments. This is one of my son's favorite place in the NKY area so it's alway a place he likes to visit prior to heading back to college. The great deal they had going on helped make it even better for the pocket book.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Left with our socks still on.
    TheRock
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Montgomery Inn was recommended by several friends back home, as well as locals we met at our hotel bar. It was a favorite of the front desk clerk, as well as the bellman; when our hotel doorman hailed us a cab, he told us that we were in for a real treat and the cab driver did the same. What a disappointment! Fun décor, great view of the river, decent service, but did not live up to all the hype and our expectations. Now, let me say that it is not often that a restaurant "knocks our socks off", because my wife is an excellent cook; in particular, when it comes to ribs, she was a runner up in the amateur division of the Cleveland National Rib Burn-Off some years ago, so we are particularly discerning when it comes to ribs. We won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indy
    KatL
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We found this find last year after recommendation from a friend. Can I say delicious & $$$ priced suitable. If that is not enough, on our visit this time they even have 3/$30 meals. What a deal. If your tight on your budget, 1 order of full slab ribs can feed 2 people. Go enjoy, have a night out. Right for the price!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous spot to take house guests!
    DianeKin
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We have a friend for whom a trip to visit us would not be complete without a stop at Montgomery Inn Boathouse. We had another evening of great fun enhanced by delicious food. 6 of us ordered Ted's Platter - and everyone cleaned their plates but me because I couldn't squeeze in another bite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellent ribs. Very tender. Great service and wonderful waitress
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    kagai
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My wife and I went to Montgomery Inn at the boathouse for dinner and we asked for a window table to look at the river. We were seated at a great table looking out at the river. Our server was attentive and nice. The food was great . We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Nice Place to Eat..
    SageOne63
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    As always the restaurant was lovely and the staff attentive and professional, but for whatever reason, our food was slow in coming which for us wasn't a big problem. Two of us got the large slab of ribs and they were dry and not up to the usual high standards of this restaurant. Fortunately the rest of the food and side dishes were wonderful as always, so we would come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change of recipe?
    Ribman
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The ribs were good, but not quite as I remember them. I'm wondering if Montgomery Inn changed the recipe in recent years.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salsruules21
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were sat out in their Beer Garden which would have been fine if they didn't also have a server station out there (right next to our table) where they threw all the dirty dishes. It was soooooo noisy. They weren't just setting them down in the tubs I saw one server toss a plate which made everyone jump. The servers were not overly friendly which I would expect at a moderately expensive restaurant. Most seemed they were just there to do their job. My steak came out waaaay overdone and my husbands chicken was bland. I feel like they might have made some changes to their food because the Mac n cheese was a lot different from a couple years ago. The noodles were soggy and the cheese was disgusting. And I used to be a big fan of that dish.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not A Real Reservation
    MelHi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Be aware, the reservation through OpenTable is not an actual reservation, but just pulls you to the front of the waiting line when you arrive. We still had to wait 15-20 min. Luckily, we had time, but don't count on your reservation time if you have another engagement. Meal was enjoyable tough and tasty though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only go for the view, not the food
    Indypfm
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were visiting from out of town. I'll just say that my Husband loved the ribs. That's what they're know for... anything else was scary food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best ribs!
    Lombo
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Came here with coworkers before flying out on a Wednesday night. Awesome place right on the river. The service is semi formal but the clientele attire ranged from jacket and tie to business casual to reds and bengals gear. I was very comfortable in my dress shirt and slacks and ordered the single order of ribs which were fantastic. Sauce was sweet and tangy with a tomato base and the meager fell right off the bone. I won't be getting rubs for some time because anywhere else after this will surely be a let down! My experience at the Montgomery inn was great overall.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DINNER ON THE WATER
    DiningOut
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I have dine here multiple times and is always nice to bring people to sample how wonderful this plsce is. I only had the Matula Salad with chicken for my entree, but oh my gosh! Excellent to the last, and I do mean last bite. Saved room for the dessert Graeters Blackberry chocolate chip. WELL WORTH HOLDING BACK
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.