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

Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.montgomeryinn.com
  • Phone: (513) 721-7427
  • 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: Barbecue, American
  • 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 (513) 721-7427

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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Diner Reviews
  • "The smoked brisket special was a wonderful choice. My dining partner had the ribs which I sampled - as good as ever. Great casual dining to treat out of town guests to if they would enjoy viewing the river."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The legend ribs are a true. The view to the river is beautiful. This was our first time there and we have received a lot of recommendations about Montgomery inn and it was what we were expected"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Diner started out slow with having trouble finding a parking spot. Opted to valet park, well worth the $4.00 price(you can even elect to put it on your dinner bill) server was a little slow to loosen up, but once I got him engaged in some conversation, he loosened up. Pork chop was great, ribs were ok.Lots of neat nostalgia from different sports venues from around town. Well worth the trip, but pack your patients when it comes to parking."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been to the Boathouse numerous times and it's always enjoyable. The view is great and the food for the most part is good. The staff is great and take care of your every need."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Yummy as always! Great place to meet friends and enjoy good food and drinks."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service was slow with minimal help from waitress. Food was good but not my top choice for price."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The restaurant itself is nice and in a great location looking over the water. The prices are high and the portions are small for the price. They probably have to keep the prices higher since it's in a good location. The food is good but nothing really special. You can get larger portions, better food, and better prices at other BBQ restaurants in the area but the view is nice and the service was good so it just depends on what you are looking for."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "When we checked in on-time for our reservation, we were told it would be 15-3 min.same as everyone else w/out one.it only took 10 min and we got a great table, so all evened out! Onion straws were a great starter. My Mac and Cheese side was barely warm and I wanted to send it back.our waiter was always in such a rush, he did not take time to check on our satisfaction with our meals. He did keep dropping off fresh beverages, but never really asked us if all was OK. Annoying. The rest of our food was fantastic and prepared better than MInn Columbus. The pork chop was grilled to perfection. Biggest drawback was the temp of the restaurant. It was freezing! Had to buy tshirts to warm up.maybe that was their master plan. Boathouse is the best."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "On the Ohio River with a great view, their signature food is great, especially barbequed ribs; other items good. Very loud, not impossible but not the best place for a business meeting or other event where talking is desired. Now take "reservations" they aren't real reservations but it get you ahead of the walk-ins. Better than nothing which was their past policy."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were not all that happy with the food. Its kinda over priced for the quality of the food received."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I've been going to the Montgomery Inn for years. Always enjoy - not quite as good as it used to be, but that's what memories are for !"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Montgomery Inn Boathouse never lets me down. I always take out of town guests here and they love it. It's a treat for me too."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our first time dining here was very pleasant. Food, service, and views are fantastic."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I was with a group and all of us had recommendations from different people to try the ribs. No one was let down. The ribs were fantastic! The corn bread was great also."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This is a Cincinnati landmark. Tributes to cincy sports all over the restaurant but it is no sports bar. Good food and atmosphere. Moderately expensive. Only criticisms were parking (valet only) and the ribs were overdone (dry) for those of us who ate them without sauce."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Wonderful service. Good ribs. And dessert that hits the spot!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Never had a bad experience here. Its a great place and represents Cincinnati well!!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food as always was great. The only thing issue I had is that we requested a window seat. We made reservations for 5. Not sure if the host knew that we requested a window seat. But everything else was top of the line. From management to the busboy."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Scrumptious ribs and Graeters ice cream! Then, savory Greek salad."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We experienced great service at the Boathouse. Valet parking was convenient, we were seated promptly, and our order was taken and delivered in a short time. The food and beverages were excellent, as was the scenic view of the Ohio River."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent service. Wonderful view. Would be nice if opened before 3:00 on weekends."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "only complaint.............the broccoli was a little bit over-cooked"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had my friends in town going to a concert at Riverbend and we came in early, the staff was hilarious but very helpful and mindful of our time constraints. The food was excellent and served timely. The view was excellent."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "EVERY TIME I AM NEAR A MONTGOMERY RESTAURANT I EAT THERE. UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS NOT OFTEN ENOUGH BECAUSE THERE IS NONE IN CLEVELAND, OH. THANKS AGAIN TO THE OWNER FOR HIS GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY TO THE AMERICAN LEGION CONVENTION ATTENDEES. MONTGOMERY'S RESTAURANT IS ONE OF THE TOP FIVE I'VE EVER BEEN TO. NEEDLESS TO SAY I'LL BE BACK WHENEVER POSSIBLE."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Didn't like the house Cosmo at all. Not sure what it was made from. Our waitress was friendly, but we still didn't have bread after the salad was served thought we asked twice, and we had to ask TWICE about the coleslaw that didn't come out with the meal. Ribs were okay. Shrimp were good. Macaroni and cheese was weird orange color."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Good food - WARNING - BBQ fans - sauce is quite sweet Ribs could be easily pulled apart with fingers, chicken & steak were very good, steamed broccoli in separate plate cooled quite fast, desserts were good but caramel volcano involved a lot of caramel Service was good to start but got quite slow as meal progressed IF you can get a window table DO IT - quite nice to watch the water flow past with all the boats and birds. Some people watching as the bike trail runs right under the windows."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My husband and I were sat at a horrible table. When I inquired about another table in the restaurant, I was told no. Before I could protest, the hostess was gone. I never even pulled out my chair, my husband and I promptly left the restaurnat without dinner."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We planned a trip to Cincy for our 25th wedding anniversay. Multiple people told us we HAD to eat at Montgomery's with much rantings and ravings! We arrived and were seated at a nice table by the window, and ordered the 3 for $30 meals. We both ordered the full rack of ribs, and were very excited to try them. I am so sorry to say that they were overcooked, tough, and had some sort of crust on them. To top it off, the barbecue sauce was pretty bad, too. It might have been nice to offer a variety of bbq sauces. Regarding the service, the waiter for the section next to us gave us much more attention than our own server. We almost gave him the tip! Anyway, a very disappointing experience, to be sure."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The $30 was a great deal with just right amount of salad, ribs and dessert. Montgomery Inn always has great deals."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "as far as a scenic view goes - it was lovely. our server, Jerimie was fantastic & truly made it a wonderful & accommodating experience. the food was fine, certainly not brag-worthy, and Jerimie quickly remedied any issues. if you're only having one meal in Cincy, i wouldn't make this it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Nice dinner with my family after the Reds game, be sure and get reservations. Dinner was very good"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Ask for first floor- upper remote dining is 2 flights of stairs -booths looked more comfortable but limited view."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The ribs & shrimp were great, but my son's brisket was dry. The waitress seemed annoyed that we were placed in her station and just wasn't very friendly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Have lived in Florida for the past 30+ years. Always make a point to get to Montgomery Inn when I'm back in town. Quite simply the best ribs ANYWHERE!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I don't get to Cincinnati often enough, but when I do this is my first choice for dinner. The location, food and atmosphere combine to make this one of my favorite spots in any city. A good meal in the restaurant followed by a drink on the porch upstairs overlooking the river is the recipe for a most relaxing evening out."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We happened to hit on an all-you-can-eat-ribs night. Great food at a wonderful price. The waiter was excellent, very friendly and helpful since it was our first time there."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We were under the impression that we had made a reservation but were surprised to find out that when we arrived, we were put on a wait list. As we had tickets to a Reds game we were on a limited schedule and waiting made us late. We would have made reservations at a different restaurant that truly accepted reservations."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Satisfied as usual ... good service, food and drinks! Luv those MI ribs and shrimp!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "If you haven't had Montgomery Inn ribs, you haven't experienced Cincinnati. Amazing, fall off the bone. Everything was great. Service was spot on."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Ribs were better than usual. Falling off the bone and moist. The roasted chicken was perfect."
    Dined on 7/4/2014