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: (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: 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
289 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (233)special occasion (163)good for groups (150)fit for foodies (70)romantic (69)great for outdoor dining (68)hot spot (56)great for lunch (56)kid-friendly (53)neighborhood gem (48)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (14)notable wine list (13)great for brunch (12)Show More
  • Don't sit upstairs
    BrianCVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Upon our arrival my wife and I were seated upstairs in the bar area. As we were seated, Rihanna's Diamonds was playing. "Shine bright like a diamond." This really set the stage for a meal that had all the ambiance of a third rate club. The food was solid, the ribs met expectations but the musicand pace of the dinner service upstairs left us feeling more amped up like we were at a gym than relaxed. Not sure we'll be back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Seating request
    Hellan65
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I had requested a window table. That request was not even acknowledged by MI staff. We were placed next to a table that in two minutes cleared, and we could have had the window. A wait would have been preferred. That table was quickly filled, and drink orders taken BEFORE ours. I was feeling invisible. Not a good thing. The table next to us was a business dinner, as the two were loud, and argumentative with one another. After they left, the experience became enjoyable. Our server was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience ..until the end
    HooiserLady
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I brought a couple out of town friends so they get get the "Montgomery Inn Experience". We were seated right away. We all got ribs and the food was great. My friends said it was th best ribs they every had., Loved the loaded baked potatoe as well as the mac n cheese. The broccli was under cooked and hard. Couldn't cut it what a fork. Service was great until the end. When the server, I don't remember her name, came back to collect the bill she inquired as to were her other pen was. Two of us used our own pens and the pin the third person used was on the table. She was adamant that she left a second pen. Asked us if we were sure we didn't have her pen. It turned a "Great Montgomery Inn Experience" to a BAD one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The server was amazing, he was funny, checked on us just enough and was very knowledgeable of the menu. My fiance had the ribs and they were cooked perfectly and juicy with their signature Montgomery inn sauce. My salmon was cooked perfectly and it paired so well with the artichokes and savory mushrooms that were bursts of comfort and perfection in your mouth. We sat in a cozy booth with a beautiful view of the river on our visit. We would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    abloomerVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Meals at the Montgomery Inn are always reliable. And the Boathouse is even better. They handle groups well and make the diner feel special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience, great service, great food.
    FIREEMT17
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great service. First visit and can't wait to return to try other items. I recommend for special occasions, a group, or just for an evening out with your date. Easy to find and park. Great view of the river.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our first visit, we would love to come back
    Frankel
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Loved all the pictures, the view of the river is out standing. The ribs and service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as good as usual
    DJC48
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I love Montgomery Inn. I would not suggest going during their all you can eat ribs. I just ordered a slab. I only ate 4 ribs as they were very dry and tough. I think they made so many for the all you can eat that they dried out. unusual for them, I have eaten their many times and this was the first bad slab I have had.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    OcassionalTraveler
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food is always amazing. I eat here every time I am in Cincinnati.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    lolol
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I had a nice dinner, and the food was delicious, except the french fries were very basic and not very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Reservation vs priority seating
    BasicExpectations62
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our reservation through open table was apparently not a traditional reservation, it was a spot on their priority seating list. When we showed up for our 6:30 reservation we were told our wait would be 30-45 minutes. We waited over an hour. If your business policy only allows for call ahead priority seating, I really wish that this would clearly be stated on both Open Table and Montgomery Inn's website. Once we were seated, the staff was great and the food was even better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prepare to wait........to be seated
    Bikermike
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was outstanding. BUT even with reservations, we had to wait 40 minutes. Very disappointed with the wait when I made reservation in advance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seating
    mbr5
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The small tables for 2 on the main floor are awful! In the main walkway for EVERYONE....I was bumped into several times. The people on the level above can basically watch you eat the whole time! Our privacy felt invaded!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waited over an hourwithreservations
    DaveW
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Only two people with reservations Waited over an hour after being told 15-30 mins.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Ribs in the country
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I went to Montgomery Inn on the recommendation of a friend while I was in Cincinnati. The food is decent, but it's really the ribs you want to go for, they are outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very enjoyable
    6thdinner
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food was great. Service was exceptionally quick friendly and knowledgeable. Only down side was the noise from a pre Bengals game party. But the experience was great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food, little overpriced
    dstrasin
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Our order was taken promptly and food delivery was fast, but the service thereafter was a little slow. The quality/taste of our dinner (shrimp and ribs combination, $26) was very good, but the meal was pricey for 6 ribs, 5 shrimp, and a potato--a $17-18 would have been a more appropriate price point. Aesthetically, the building is beautiful but the furniture is a mismatch for the architecture. It is a beautifully designed art deco/modernist building, but the furniture is reminiscent of a Frisch's restaurant. We had a great meal and an overall good dining experience, but a little too much hype bloated our $65 bill. We'll likely go back for lunch, but I'd like to see a price adjustment before we would return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ribs n Chicken
    RibsnChicken
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Ribs were great. Didn't really care for the Southwest rub on the chicken. Thought the chicken was going come as barbeque. A little pricy for my family. We go about once a year at most. Hard to afford a meal that costs a family of four $150. Would like to go more often, but can't afford to. We usually go to Old Montgomery and not boathouse as it is closer to home (Maineville).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice
    KRToledo
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Extensive menu and really good food. Loved the pork chop and Saratoga chips :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not like I remember...
    lwsparks
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I have to say both my wife and I were a bit disappointed. The ribs were a bit too fatty. At least 25% of the Saratoga chips were undercooked. Not up to the standard I expect from "The Ribs King". Service, while friendly and efficient seemed a bit rushed, like they could hardly wait to get us out of there and get the next diners seated. Over all, if I'm going to spend $100.00 on a dinner for 2 (including drinks and desert and tip) I'm going to look for a better overall experience. It had been several years since I dined there and will likely be many more before I do again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Seated immediately with a table by the window as requested in my reservation - great river view. Food was delicious and delivered promptly. We did not feel rushed even though the restaurant was packed for "all you can eat" night. Our server Gary was exceptional and made the evening special for our international guest!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We love Montgomery Inn Ribs and the Boathouse, but were disappointed that we couldn't sit outside as we had requested outside dining and they are listed as having outside dining, but guess it is only for appetizers, drinks and etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was Not Impressed
    indydiner
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My family came from out of town so I took them here. The entire day I boasted about how amazing the food and view was. After, I was embarrassed that I thought so highly of this establishment, hen we got here, the hostess was rude and didn't understand that we had an opentable reservation. We asked for a window view but got seated far in the back where we could not see any view. We then waited for 20 minutes before our waiter came to the table. Appetizers were cold. When we received our meal, everything was correct. My family who got the ribs were very happy with their selection. My fish, however, was overcooked and cold. When I told my waitress this she took it away and did not ask if I wanted anything else. Still charged the full $18.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good outing
    fonzetta
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I'd always heard about the Montgomery Inn. We were in Cincinnati to see a Bengals game and thought it would be a fun place to dine after the game. The food was fairly good but the ribs had too much sauce for my taste. Service was excellent and the view (our table was at the window) had a great view of the Ohio River - probably even prettier at night as we were there during the early evening daylight. Best part of the meal was dessert - the profiteroles.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not live upto expectation
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The wait was 40 mins even after making a reservation, seated in a spot without a view and the waiter was friendly the food was good but not great...had the rack of ribs.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, but...
    carole
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Somewhat disappointing that even with a reservation we had to wait 30 minutes. However, drinks at the bar assuaged our disappointment and the food redeemed it altogether.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to go
    Mal30
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very good service. With a reservation got seated on time. Was put in a small corner but the it was packed at the time. Great server who was talkative and made sure we were satisfied. Great place to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good meal, great service
    BobonSaturday
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    As billed, solid food and great service. Very good ribs and chicken. Excellent brisket. Pulled pork and chicken good but not as good as ribs, brisket, or smoked chicken. Appetizer potato chips ok, but nowhere near as good as buckhead diner chips in Atlanta. Mac and cheese very rich and a bit too cheese saucy for my taste. Fantastic service - we'll gauged and well timed, very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time!
    kathybikes
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We had a great time, only a bit disappointed, bcs the ribs I got were actually kind of tough. Extremely unusual, I've eaten there many times and never had any like those. I should have spoke up and complained, but I hate doing that. Other than that everything was great as usual! Love MI especially the Boathouse!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, service lacking
    BuckeyeGal
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I can't say enough about Montgomery Inn's delicious food! Their ribs will always be my favorite, but this time I had the Porkchop and it was scrumptious! My only issue was with our service, but I found this to be the exception, not the rule. Our server seemed to be in a hurry, as she was ready to take our order almost immediately after we were seated and didn't even have a chance to open the menu. She wasn't rude or unpleasant, just not as friendly and pleasant as I am used to. When my drink was empty, I couldn't find her for a refill. I was the last one eating, and I had a different server try to take my plate as I was taking a bite of food. My issues were not major ones, but could be improved upon. I will be back for a future visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's Birthday celebration
    VeeCee
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The seating was great and we got a very nice table overlooking the river. It so happened that we landed on a all you can eat ribs day. The whole group ordered that and it was delicious. The server was very good and he brought out a special dessert for my wife with a candle. It was a wonderful evening with the family and appreciated by the birthday girl!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and a reputation!
    New2Cincy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    When our out of town guest got off the plane she said we had to go to the Boathouse! The person sitting next to her told her she had to try it and she was not disappointed. The food was delicious and our waiter was exceptional. He was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We had a great seat near the window which allowed us to have a beautiful view of the river at night. And our out of town guest almost licked her plate clean!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were sad to find out that we could not sit outside for our visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dinner
    student4dinner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I am a college student and whenever my family comes to visit from out of town we always go to Montgomery Inn Boathouse. It is a great restaurant with lots of options and reasonably priced. It has a great atmosphere, the wait is never too bad if you have a reservation, and the staff is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic place is stuffy
    westsider
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    montgomery inn is renown for its taste and style. I took my girlfriend there for a special occasion, made sure to book a reservation a week in advance and still waited over an hour despite my reservation. What was the point in that? The food was good and so was the service but for the price I would expect to have treated in a more timely manner give the preparations I made. I know this would not be the case if I were famous. Montgomery Inn is a great restaurant, but not good for us common folks.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our table for two was too small and we had no room to put our food, drinks and appetizers...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nancy Hester
    BoatLvr
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was delicious, got a table by the window as requested on my online reservation and our server Gary was absolutely awesome! Was a great meal all around and look forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why make reservations?
    Sushisupremo
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I made my reservation for the restaurant during the day. I arrived at my reservation time to be told that there is a 20-30 minute wait. Isn't that the point of the reservation? You show up and are seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nailed it again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was delicious and great experience will go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat here!
    wbrogan3
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    U will love their ribs & BBQ! Great view of river! Friendly, quick staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.