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The Montgomery Inn - Original
The Montgomery Inn - Original

The Montgomery Inn - Original Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.montgomeryinn.com
  • Phone: (513) 791-3482
  • 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: Barbecue, American
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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 !"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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 !"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Amazing ribs! A little pricey but the food quality is over the top. And the service is top notch."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Mid-day parking was challenging, but once we entered (the original) Montgomery Inn the experience could not have been better. Staff was attentive and friendly. Food was to everyone's liking. Our group of eight especially appreciated being seated in a side room where we could discuss business over lunch -- perfect!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food is always great at Montgomery Inn, but we walked in during a busy lunchtime, and requested a seat in the bar / lounge area to watch the World Cup game that was on, and without any further asking, the LARGE projection screen had been tuned to the World Cup and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "never been disappointed for the nearly 30 years of going Montgomery Inn"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The Montgomery Inn has been a tradition for years and is THE go-to place for ribs in the Cincinnati area. Was there prior to this visit about 12 years ago and made a diversion on a long road trip to have Father's Day dinner there. Not disappointed. The ribs were perfect and the portion dictated a go box. The new chipotle barbecue sauce is a keeper. And be sure to get the Saratoga chips. Even though very busy (typical) at the time of my visit, the service was courteous and prompt."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We found this restaurant to have very good food. The service was OK but the restaurant seemed understaffed, with the waiters and waitresses all running around to do their jobs. The atmosphere that night was very noisy, making it difficult to carry on a conversation. Next time we eat here we will ask for seating on the first floor, which seemed much quieter and more relaxed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were in the area and decided to see if we could get an early reservation. Most of the time we eat here, there is a long wait and busy place. We were able to get in on a Friday at 5:00 pm, got seated right away, served quick and had a great meal. Wonderful meal and try the "new" chipotle BBQ."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Always great food at the Montgomery Inn. On this visit we just had wine and appetizers. The crostini, BBQ nachos and onion straws were fantastic! The wine list is very limited and overpriced for very ordinary wine selections."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My food and everything was delicious! I did the 3 for $30 and loved it all. One thing that was not good was the new Chipotle BBQ Sauce. It was terrible and tasted like an ash tray. I definitely think they stick with the original sauce."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This was our first time at the original location and it was great. We have been to the boat house many times. The decor was great, the service was awesome, and the food outstanding. We had a 6:00 reservation and it wasn't very crowded but by the time we were finished about 8:00 the place was packed. Definitely would go back again."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "good food and GREAT service...I will be back many times..."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I was very disappointed in our table and service. I requested a good table because we had out of town friends visiting. We got stuck right outside the kitchen door in the middle of the room. Server not friendly and we had to ask for everything ,twice for a few things!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "the ribs are great - but the "scene" is not- too sports bar style for our taste- I think at this point I would give a thumbs up to carryout over the zoo like atmosphere of this very very popular place-"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I have had better ribs at McDonald's....will not be going back."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I have been to a Montgomery Inn establishment no less than 25 times over the years. The food is always delicious, served hot, and arrives at the table quickly. I have never had a meal that was less than excellent and never had poor service. Good ownership and management. Great place to take guests from out of town. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Our party of 12 was put into a small room with two other large groups, one group which had very small children. When asked if we could have a more private setting for a business dinner, the hostess was short tempered and offered no better accommodations. I will not go back to this restaurant for another business dinner."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had open table reservations and still waited 30 mins, too cold , nonchalant atmostphere, "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Montgomery Inn is what you come to expect. Prompt friendly service and consistant food quality. No complaints other than the restaurant was very chilly. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner for a birthday celebration. Food was excellent, drinks were generous, service was wonderful."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "When you make a reservation on open table for Montgomery Inn (at least for the one in Montgomery), it is not an actual reservation. It is priority seating and you may still have to wait a little while for a table."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We always love stopping in to the Montgomery Inn! Great food, great service, always a fun visit."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The atmosphere is very relaxing and the waitress was very attentive. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food. I would recommend the valet parking, as parking can be limited. I also loved the fact that as soon as our party arrived, we were seated due to having reservations in advance. This was a great experience."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This used to be such a great restaurant. The food used to be outstanding. This was not the case on our recent visit. The ribs were burnt and the shrimp was greasy. This is not the restaurant that I remember it to be. For the price, I'd rather go to Jeff Ruby's. It's sad that the standards have slipped so much. Our entire party, 4 adults, were disappointed with this experience. It will be a long time before i would go again. So sad!!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Montgomery Inn is a can't miss Cincinnati staple. Their pulled pork, chicken and ribs are to die for! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014