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 WinnerMost Booked
Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse reviews from OpenTable diners
357 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (293)special occasion (199)good for groups (180)great for outdoor dining (96)romantic (80)fit for foodies (78)kid-friendly (71)neighborhood gem (67)hot spot (63)great for lunch (63)late-night find (19)notable wine list (18)vibrant bar scene (17)great for brunch (16)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food as always
    boathouse
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Since I've been little, my family has always gone to Montgomery Inn Boathouse for special occasions. This trip was defiantly a special occasion. My boyfriend and I were attending a concert at the Aronoff and needed some place that was close but reasonably priced. Plus, who doesn't love the BBQ sauce?? Trick question, no one says that. We had a great time. Only thing was our server must have been having a bad day because she was very quick with everything and didn't give us the "warm" server feeling we normally get. But that will not keep me from going back, I love ribs too much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • T's birthday
    eatup
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Been a while since we'd been down to the boathouse but it was well worth the wait. I don't know what they do to prepare that chicken but what ever they need to keep it up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice view, great service
    Charlotte
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was good, not great. The view was nice but unless you want to smell cigars and cigarettes, you can't go on the decks. The valets were so nice, as was our server and Samantha who served us at the bar while we were waiting for our table. AND... the bartender made a great Sidecar, not many people do! Overall good place- the duck was good- the ribs were too sweet for me and I like sweet sauce. A bit cloying. Will definitely be back for a cocktail, the view and the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Candy
    Candy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had not been to the restaurant in decades and will not go back again. There are too many restaurants in the area with better food. We did have a scenic view by the window overlooking the river. I ordered a pulled pork sandwich and it came with the bun hard. The sandwich probably had been sitting under a heat lamp for sometime. I also ordered the mac and cheese. It was not the traditional pasta used and it was too cheesy. My husband ordered a slab of ribs and a baked potato. The ribs were dry and the baked potato was over baked. It too may have been sitting under a heat lamp or just over cook, causing the skin to be hard and inside yellow. We did have a good server, but we will not be back again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome View!
    love2eat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had a great time here with friends. Great food and awesome view. We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The level of food was not up to the standard the restaurant has set previously. I felt the serving size was small for the cost and the ribs I had tasted as if they were old. My wifes meal was overdone especially the baked potato. Not a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Waiting !!
    CarolPmsVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Although we had a reservation, something MUCH appreciated, it did not appear anyone had to wait for a table on this night. Not sure of the reason ... We asked for a window view & were seated in the Bob Hope room, which will now become our favorite. It is quiet, not as harsh sounding as some of the other areas. Excellent, jovial server. Food came out as ordered, not piping out but ready to eat. We had out-of-town guests who enjoyed the meal tremendously.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As good as I remember it.
    XCincinnatiGuy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I moved away from the Cincinnati area almost 20 years ago. Each year, I return to visit family with a family of my own. The last time that I remember visiting the Boathouse was for a company dinner. Being an odd duck that doesn't like BBQ sauce, I felt out of place here. I remember ordering the pork chops and them being the best pork that I had ever tasted. This time I decided to try it again. At this point in my life, I've eaten at many famous locations around the world and have been able to taste amazing food. I was happy to find that my memories were spot on. The pork was fantastic, even without the BBQ sauce that my wife and my son decided was the best thing that either of them had ever tasted. If you've not been here, visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
  • Great Time, Better Eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A great afternoon with wife and friend. A terrific staff provided a wonderful lunch prior to the Reds game. Thank you so much
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the best BBQ
    bbqfan
    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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Great ribs!
    GilreignVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great patio in the bar, nice view! Many customers were disappointed that the full menu was not available at the outdoor seating, just bar food. We were able to sample smaller portions of ribs, brisket etc. Had a great evening, with few other diners on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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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    • 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
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    • 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