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
354 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (291)special occasion (198)good for groups (178)great for outdoor dining (96)romantic (79)fit for foodies (77)kid-friendly (71)neighborhood gem (66)great for lunch (63)hot spot (62)late-night find (19)notable wine list (18)vibrant bar scene (17)great for brunch (16)Show More
  • Family Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • After MANY YEARS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have lived in Cincinnati all of my 54 years. Going to Montgomery Inn has always been a treat. But the last 3 times that I have been there, the food has just been a little disappointing. The ribs are delicious - as one should expect - but they really do SLATHER them with an awful lot of sauce. I had a crab cake which didn't taste like much of anything. My husband had brisket with the same result. It's as if any item NOT drowned in barbecue sauce is just bland - like perhaps the ingredients aren't fresh??? I will say that there was an evening that a girlfriend of mine went to the bar; had a wrap & 2 cocktails and THAT was wonderful, but the full course meals - meh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could do better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Enjoyed our meal while visiting with family in the Cincy area. The reason for 3-stars is we ordered crab cakes for appetizer & thought they had been frozen and out of box as they were mushy, tasteless, and definitely not worth $11 each. The waitress talked us into getting two since their were four in our party...waste of money. I had ordered the wedge blue cheese salad which came after my main dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The Food was very disappointing. We ordered the $30 special. The fried shrimp came out within 2 minutes of us ordering so we knew they were pre-making them and they weren't very good. We ordered a shrimp cocktail, and the sauce was funky. I've made better cocktail sauce at home. I liked my chips and slaw that came with my pulled chicken sandwich, which was okay. My husband only ate about half of the slab. He didn't care for them. The dessert came with ice cream in some kind of soggy pastry that we peeled off. I much rather have had just a scoop of ice cream. I hate to be so critical, but I thought the restaurant should know what their patrons think. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server
    girlsdayout
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our server Michelle was outstanding! She made our lunch very enjoyable. Fun and friendly! Kudo's to Michelle. This was the first time our group has ever gotten to go out to lunch together. So a big Thanks to Michelle and all the other servers that had anything to do with our table! The chicken and cheesecake were amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to reputation
    Gos1
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food, service, and view were all excellent. Our waiter was excellent. Restaurant was busy but food arrived promptly. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Great!!
    CHERIWAC
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The Montogmery Inn Boathouse can always be counted on for great food, wonderful attentive service and delicious food. No one in my party even had their famous ribs ! The beef,the fish special and the salmon were all delicious.The Boathouse is also wonderful for any celebration. The week before, I was celebrating a birthday at another downtown alleged"hot spot" restaurant where my birthday girl was told that restaurant could not provide any birthday dessert as it would insult the chefs (??)-this after spending $300 ! In contrast, the Montgomery Inn was full of celebrants with the candles and the songs and the happy customers- I will pick the Montgomery Inn Boathouse any day over its less friendly, more expensive downtown competition!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • make it your place to go
    Chocolate
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I often have company from out of town. Montgomery Inn Boathouse is always my choice. It's a no brainer. I'm never disappointed and I know my guest will always be impresed. I have I never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    Woot4dinner
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse is always a treat, and somewhere you must take visitors from out of town. The Ribs are fall-off-the-bone amazing, and you will not leave this place hungry. The scenery is great, a gorgeous view of the Ohio river and Newport Kentucky can be seen from most tables. The service is always top-notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great family experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The Boathouse was perfect for our special occasion - we were celebrating family being in from out of town. We were seated right away, had great food, and had an amazing waiter who gave us terrific service and personalized attention. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Doggonegood
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great food and quite entertaining. Always a hit with our family. Enjoyable and exciting atmosphere. The city has really come to life with Montgomery Inn leading the way. The ambience is wonderful. This was the first time for our children. They said so many positive things and cannot wait to come back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Splendid
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Fisrt impressions say a lot. This was my first time dining here and the experience was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Our table was a little small and crowded. It wasn't bad just not perfect! Since it was all you can eat night it seemed like they were trying to fit a lot of folks in at the tables. Great ribs as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had a gift card, so decided to try it again after not being there fro awhile. Initially given a table along an inner wall with lots of guests and wait staff coming by. Asked to be moved and the waitress had to ask the manager. Food was good, but definitely not worth the price charged. Only one side with each entrée; I don't know of many restaurants that don't give you two sides. Noise level was very high. Very efficient and active service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food great, sit inside
    shelley
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I do love montgomery inn and the boathouse is great. I would suggest however eating inside where the seating is much better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great River View
    riverVUdining
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great Location on Ohio River. Great Food and Service. Several menu options for all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very disappointed
    jnell4
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We ordered the ribs and they were bland we expected something more seasoned and we were very disappointed. As expensive as everything was I found the food no better than a chain RESTAURANT. This was my second visit the and this was = to the first.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must
    Spike1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Another wonderful experience. The food was great. Service was amazing. They made our anniversary dinner a unforgettable night for my wife and I. Thank you again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovetheboathouse
    jck1080
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service we received was outstanding, the food was made to our order. We loved everything about the restaurant and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was great as always
    JimLevVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very consistent over time and time again... Ribs and chips were awesome. Brought some Italians along and they like it also!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We took our daughter there for her 16th birthday. The service was excellent! The food was good, however, my daughter had to send her baked potato back because it was cold. My father's baked potato was not very hot but did not send it back. We did go the prices but do not believe the taste and quality of the food is worth the prices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievable
    DannyMartini
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    On a day when Cincinnati was full of people for Oktoberfest, a college football game on Saturday night and a Bengals game on Sunday, there was no wait for our reservation, our orders were taken promptly and delivered to our table quickly. The server made great recommendations and delivered our food promptly. This was important to us having an 18 month old with us who doesn't like to sit in one place too long. A great first visit experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never dissapointed
    BuffetbobVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had the tough decision of going to October fest in Cincinnati or to the Boathouse! after going back and forth we ended up at the boathouse. My wife loved it. they had a special 3 for $30 and I was all over it. I chose the full rack and I ordered the wedge loaded with bacon and blue cheese and the cheese cake for desert! my wife loved the wedge and cheese cake. She was raving over the meal long after we were gone. She also liked all the activities on the river. everything was perfect! We also had a delightful waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    best bar-b-cue in the area. My colleagues have this as a must go every time they visit. Taking a bottle of sauce to them is a super gift. The river scene adds to the ambiance. Service is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Bit Disappointed
    Masondiner
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I wad trying to educate a new Cincinnatian on Cincinnati dining traditions. I have been to the Boathouse several times but not for a few years. I have to admit to being a bit disappointed with the food and very disappointed with the service. The waitress was prompt but so unfriendly. I got the impression that she just did not like people because she didn't spend one second more than absolutely necessary at our table. It put a damper on the experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It was excellent in all respects. A table by the window on a beautiful fall day. A delicious blackened scallops salad. Top quality service. All for a reasonable price. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DougVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was very tasty. Server was very distant. Very subdued atmosphere, maybe because Sunday evening. Would have enjoyed more energy!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Check it out if you haven't been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had a great time with the family! The boats keep my child entertained the whole time. Thanks for a great first experience
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view, not so great service
    pumpkin419
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I have been to Montgomery Inn several times & usu save it for special occasions, since it is pricey for us. This particular time we were celebrating our anniversary & the first time out together since having our baby in April. The food was wonderful as always, but our service was awful. This was the first time we were seated upstairs. We did have a window seat, which was great, but we were 2 feet away from 2 parties of 8 girls....not romantic at all. We were seated at our table for 10 minutes before our waitress even introduced herself to us. Then, we didn't get our bread until our dinners were being served. Our waitress was out of sorts & not together. I was very disappointed because we were celebrating & were very let down.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant dinning experiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and my daughter to dinner, my sister-in-law suggested the Boathouse. It was a pleasant experience for all, beautiful night and good conversation. After dinner took a tour around Newport and Cincinnati it was very informative for I have not been to downtown Cincinnati for many years. Plan to go down again in the near future, again to eat at another fine restaurant in downtown.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Asked for a view of the river was told after arriving that the only thing available was upstairs. OK with that but sat at a very small table at the end of a aisle no view? Could only see a TV in the corner but there were other tables available. Waiter left the food sit in the corner for 5 minutes then server it cold to us. Sent it back and was hot next time. had to wait on bill. Went to Red game late but was not a notable dinner for couples night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The experience was awesome. Wait staff, bartender and the FOOD, wow. Loved it all. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience!
    Queenbee0812
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We took my parents to Montgomery Inn to celebrate their birthdays. Everyone loves the ribs!! It was a wonderful experience even with three young children in our party! We have been to Montgomery Inn several times, and have never had a bad experience. The boathouse is my favorite because of the view of the Ohio River.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night.
    Njdatenight
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had a wonderful night. Food was amazing and we had a lovely view. Great service. Very happy with the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.