The Montgomery Inn - Original
The Montgomery Inn - Original

The Montgomery Inn - Original

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.montgomeryinn.com/
  • Phone: 5137913482x
  • Hours of Operation:


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

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
  • 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, Private Room, Takeout, 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 serve time. We provide buffet tables, linens, chafing dishes and sterno. We will serve your guests buffet-style and provide general clean up.

    Catering service is only available in Greater Cincinnati and N. Ky areas.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cooper Road
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Montgomery Inn - Original
When we say our ribs are famous, we mean it. Enjoyed by actors, athletes, and every U.S. President since Gerald Ford, they’re hand-spiced and slow-roasted daily, then finished off on our custom broiler. But Matula’s secret recipe sauce is the real star, made with only the finest California tomatoes and a super-secret blend of all-natural spices. And don’t worry about wearing a bib. It’s a good look.

Our world-famous ribs are definitely a hard act to follow. That’s why we also offer equally out-of-this-world entrées and combos, signature appetizers, soups and salads, and seriously decadent desserts. And if you have little ones who refuse to eat anything that’s not a nugget, children’s menus are available as well.

Whether it’s lunch, dinner, or carryout, there’s always something delicious you’ll want to try. But if you always decide to go with the ribs, we’re fine with that too.
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The Montgomery Inn - Original reviews from OpenTable diners
194 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (119)good for groups (112)neighborhood gem (94)kid-friendly (56)great for lunch (50)fit for foodies (49)hot spot (29)romantic (28)great for brunch (21)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (9)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Great Ribs!
    loub215
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Need i say more. I travel the country, and these guys are consistently at the top of the heap!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sr Yr College Send-Off
    Naneki
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My husband & I took our son & his girlfriend to Montgomery Inn as their official Sr Yr College Send-Off. Food was tasty & service was ver good, as expected. I made reservations on Open Table & upon arrival we were asked if we wanted to sit in bar area or dining room. I said "dining room" because I thought it would be quieter so we could have conversation. "Dining room" we were in was very small & there was a VERY LARGE GROUP table nearby who were VERY LOUD. Next time, I will ask if any large group tables are nearby before being seated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great food, outstanding service. The salads were cold and tasty. The server was very friendly and saw to our every need. Glasses were never empty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent mouthwatering ribs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Ribs were excellent like always, tender and delicious with plenty of sauce.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My daughter was visiting me from Wisconsin for my birthday and we drove down from Beavercreek (near Dayton) for a special dinner. We both love Montgomery Inn and it was a treat for both of us. The food was perfect, as always, and the service was outstanding. We both especially liked the new chipotle bbq sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the new sauce
    SwimPartner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Good service, comfort food that you come to expect from Montgomery Inn. This was a very enjoyable time. If looking for a good lunch, try the trio of sandwiches. Be sure to have the chips - Montgomery inn is known for them. They have a new sauce which has a bit of a kick - YUM! We had a family dinner there - 9 of us including 3 kids. Everyone enjoyed their food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation meant nothing
    mahworld
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Ribs are excellent. Other menu items are average. Ordered grilled shrimp (dry and small-"served on bed of spinach" is more like a thin sheet of wilted spinach). Filet mignon and NY Strip were okay. Nothing special. Go for ribs and atmosphere. Waited over 30 minutes for a table and it wasn't crowded. Went on a Wednesday night. As my title suggests, reservation meant nothing for our experience. We were seated in order of arrival.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Dinnerhappy2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Everything was really great! The pulled pork and brisket with the sauce is the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding service
    familyfun
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our server Jeremy was amazing! We had a ton of leftovers and when we told him we were going back to a hotel, he made sure we had everything we would need (plastic ware, extra sauce, napkins, etc). The food was amazing and every one that came by our table said hello to our 2 year old daughter and treated her like a princess. Great experience and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    keny
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service, a great time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Cincinnati BBQ
    AGDBG
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    For large groups and fun together, Montgomery Inn is great. The ribs are a Cincinnati tradition and have a well-deserved reputation for good food at a reasonable price. Visitors and natives should definitely not miss this local treat. The ribs are not Memphis or KC or Texas style, but they are good in their own way. This is definitely a great choice for your group or business dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PandLMcG
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Hadn't been here in 20+ years (since grad school). The ribs are still to die for and the service was excellent. My wife would have appreciated a better wine list, but the beer choices were quite admirable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A longtime Favorite
    FoodForFun
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We began going to Montgomery Inn almost 30 years ago and the whole family is addicted to their sauce. The original restaurant has had major renovations since our first visits. Nice layout, professional servers, wonderful food. Parking is an issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious bbq
    kdbensonVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    LOVE Montgomery Inn BBQ and saratoga chips! Ribs are delicious, pulled pork and chicken are wonderful too! Saratoga chips are crisp and delicious dipped in bbq sauce. We visit every time we're back in town since we moved to TX 4 1/2 yrs ago.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cincinnati classic
    Cincidiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dinner with a friend from another state. Wanted to give her a true Cincinnati experience so of course, The Minygomery Inn. It did not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The waiter was fantastic. The noise level was moderate, but that isn't a bad thing at all, we don't want it too quiet. it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service can be improved
    zell
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food is great (as usual), but the service can be improved. The server seemed so uninterested in getting our orders. We could barely get a smile from her.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a great waitress and friendly greetings throughout the restaurant. The food was delicious, great bread and generous portions. It was my husband's birthday and he enjoyed the sports memorabilia. We had a great time! We had our daughter's graduation party from Miami U. at the Boathouse a few years ago so we thought we would try the original restaurant this time. It was just as nice. Thanks to everyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our 1st choice for any occasion !!
    LoveMontgomeryInn
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love Mont. Inn food and always choose it whenever we can get out. We live pretty far from the restraurant, so its always a treat when we get to come.We always have a good time and the food is always superb!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would come back
    Mamabear
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Came with my family for my birthday was really fun and delicious, our waitress was fantastic!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Destination Ribs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This mini golf vaca was planned around a return to the great ribs at Montgomery Inn. Brandon, our server, was excellent, as was the food. The three course special was perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The King of Ribs
    tasteluvr
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    After a recent tour of the Carolinas and Tennessee, I find that Montgomery Inn remains the best barbeque of all. Great freindly server as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just okay
    DissatisfiedDiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was decent. I ordered the filet mignon and the server put it in wrong so they brought a strip steak. The correct steak was delivered well after my family was finished eating their meal without much of an apology. I would have expected at least an apology from the management team, or a discount from the bill. If I am spending $110 on a meal for three, I expect a better experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Montgomery Inn is getting slack
    Franz
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Montgomery Inn feels cheap now. I ordered the mushroom wrap and it was lost in this enormous plate. So, either the plates got bigger or the sandwich smaller. No garnish, no attempt at presentation. I actually think La Rosa's has more elegance than dining at Montgomery Inn. The Ted's Ale is really just Killian's Red, which may be dyed. The sports memorabilia is getting old too. It more haunts the ambiance than adds to it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back in town
    Gigi
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We recently moved back to the Cincinnati after moving away from Montgomery a little over 10 years ago. The Montgomery Inn is still one of our favorites places to dine and take out of town guests. The food and service are the best! We had Polly as a server this time and she was so gracious, the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TennisLunatics
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The Montgomery Inn is a must visit on any trip to Cincinnati ! The staff and service is outstanding and the food is above outstanding. Reasonable prices. Handled our large group very effectively and efficiently. The reservation process was smooth and uneventful. Restaurant followed up on line with personal call. Overall a smooth and enjoyable experience !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montgomery Inn is always fabulous.
    Connie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Montgomery Inn is only one of two dining places that my entire family agrees upon. I have two daughters: 22 and 20 and a 14 year old son.We all love Montgomery Inn. We have never had a bad experience. I recently took one of my daughters and son to Chicago; at two different restaurants my son ordered ribs; both were disappointments to my son. No other place compares to Montgomery Inn when it comes to ribs!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere...a great evening!!!! We were served three different courses. We had finished each course before the next one was brought to our table. Our table was cleaned promptly as we went and our drinks refilled. We were done in an hour. The only thing that could have been better was no rain that evening! :) We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Experience
    Johncancook
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our birthday (we were born approximately 4 hours apart) with a trip to the Original location. I had been to the Boathouse location a few times many years ago and had good visits. I made an online reservation. We walked in on-time, were seated and served immediately. Our waiter Andrew was absolutely terrific. The food was outstanding. Our visit was enjoyable and memorable. We live north-west of Dayton and we visit the northern area of Greater Cincinnati often. We're glad we chose Montgomery Inn and we'll be dining there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribs Excellence
    RibsExcellence
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We dined as a family in a great place with the opportunity to fellowship and eat an outstanding meal together for 5 to 67 year olds. The ribs were outstanding, the service great, and our experience was really memorable for the grandkids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a party of 12 and no issues. They were very accommodating to the changes in numbers from 8 to 12. Good food and good experience. Excellent wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • VeronicaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The people in our group liked the BBQ ribs-however they should add some more veggie options to the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made a special birthday special
    MarkIV
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Our family celebrated my mother's 70th birthday on this occasion. Comfortable seating for group of seven. Meal was evenly paced through all courses. Presentation of birthday cake at the end of the meal was perfect, and a pleasant surprise for mother. Thanks to all at Montgomery Inn that made this event memorable for our family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • parking and host
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I was very disappointed with parking. My family and I had to park very far and it was not easy to find a parking. Also, when my family left the host did not say "good bye". We were treated like we don't belong there. We were the only minority there and I was getting the impression that we did not fit in with the atmosphere. I am not sure who we should talk to but everyone should be felt welcome no matter what the nationality is.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rebeccaj26
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Out standing waitress "Shelby" a great asset to the company. Totally dedicate to the company being on the top of the list of places to go and have a very memorable experience And the food was OUTSTANDING !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BBQ sauce
    rdhdbychoice
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Montgomery Inn is famous for their BBQ sauce which is served at the perfect temp to give it the best flavor. Their ribs are fall off the bone good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an excellance dinner.
    veryfine
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The servers were verh nice and attentive. Our drinks were filled as needed. We had the all you can est ribs, the server made sure our plates were always filled with ribs until we were very full.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ribs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Amazing ribs! A little pricey but the food quality is over the top. And the service is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Ribs
    Jeff
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Definitely a must visit for the ribs. Some of the best that you will find. The menu is very full but the only thing I have ever had here are the ribs. Too good to not have. Nice atmosphere with tons of sports memorabilia everywhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    worthatry
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The food keeps you coming back. The ribs and sauce just can't be beat!! We often come here for birthdays, anniversaries or a special date night out and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.