deSha's American Tavern

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$30 and under
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American
Located in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Montgomery, deSha's is known for savory American entrees and warm hospitality. We have an extensive offering of beer, wine, scotch, craft cocktails and specialize in top-barrel bourbons that can be enjoyed in our dining room or in the bar. It’s a great place to dine, drink and gather. Happy Hour 3pm to 7pm, Monday through Friday. Live music Friday and Saturday night, starting at 8pm until 11pm.
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TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were seated right away and were lucky enough to be seated by the windows near the outside pond. We enjoyed watching the ducks fly in while we waited for our food. Beautiful restaurant. Lots of varied seating options inside and out.

W
Cincinnati
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The special was very,very tough, it was returned and substitution was provided, very well done .Thanks

k
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Waitress had an attitude

N
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good, had a nice table with window by the lake.

RB
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DeSha's is our go to, after work, dinner date place because of location. The fact that the food is awesome is just icing on the cake.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic, and the atmosphere pleasant. Based on the things I saw online, it measured up well. The food was just ok. (Our family tried the flatbreads, the chicken and mash potatoes, and the stuffed mushrooms). Will try another visit next time we are in town and try something else.

GG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Service was the best. We had David as our server and he was wonderful. He provided refills, bread, and was there for anything we needed. The Food was excellent. Everyone at the table agreed the service and food was the best. We highly recommend this location.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

3 of the 4 people in our party were satisfied with their meals but the 4th, who had the filet mignon, was not; the filet had little flavor and the asparagus was tough and stringy. Service was okay overall, but seemed to want to rush us. Our entrees were brought out before we had finished our salads.

LM
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Three sisters getting together for lunch. We sat on the deck which was lovely. Service was slow. Not horrible but at the point where it was noticable. 45 minutes to get food. I asked for more ice for my tea but was finished by the time it arrived.

FO
Cincinnati
212 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Food. Server "Susan" was friendly and efficient! A favorite restaurant, will definitely return!

MF
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We dined outside on their lovely patio overlooking a pond. Service was good, food was good - very, very nice.

s
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We used to live near there and returned after 15 years. The food was just average.theGoetta appetizer was soggy and forgettable. While my prime rib was good, the fish and chips were lousy. The decor is very dated. The service was on the poor side..had to run down the server for refills and the bill. All in all..much better options in the area

MR
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I've normally had great food here. This night the salmon was dry and my friend had the fish and chips and the batter was overdone. My parents were there too and had prime rib that had a great deal of fat. All in all, disappointing. The waitress was new and tried her best but didn't know the menu well.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our main dishes but 2 of 3 desserts did not meet expectations.
The bread pudding was serve cold and lemon square was too sweet

A
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointed with the taste of their Quiche - not cooked thoroughly

RL
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great visit. The patio was perfect tonight

P
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Ate in bar for a change. Big mistake. Incredibly loud. Staff must have been competing to see who could make the most noise with dirty dishes!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Today was either a new menu or a different menu than we usually have. There were less choices.

BP
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for friends to gather. Food is good. Service is good. Prices are a bit high, but worth it for the ambiance and consistent food quality.

FH
Cincinnati
70 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

deSha's has a very nice atmosphere, and very well prepared food. The menu has a wide variety, and the service and staff are very good. While not our everyday place to eat, it provides some great food and the prices are very reasonable and are a value for the quality/presentation.

TF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. The staff was friendly. We were a party of two that was seated in an area with large parties. Would have preferred something a bit more intimate.

J
Cincinnati
62 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. David, our waiter, provided outstanding service.

D
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was kinda bland...the jambalya had no spices whatsoever. The hot brown was barely hot.
The filet (6 oz - $28????) ...ordered medium, came well done.
Gave it a chance after a year...not going back.

k
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I felt bad for the waitress, she was covering the entire bar area drinks and food by herself. Service was very slow, but it wasn’t her fault

JO
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating, friendly and the food was great. We ate outside so the noise level was reduced.

K
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always good. Favorite place for my 93 old mother.

GB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Low noise level conducive to a table conversation without raising your voice. The service was good. Food was delicious.
Will definitely return.

D
Cincinnati
169 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Has a business luncheon and had the meatloaf which was excellent and a very nice server in Daniel. Very enjoyable experience!

SL
Cincinnati
60 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I like this place, however, I'd like to see a few more "healthier" options on the menu. Pretty heavy and calorie laden food....how about some grilled chicken ??? The band on Saturday night was awesome...enjoy the atmosphere and the outside dining.

D
Naples
41 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The food was less than average but the waiter and the entertainment was very nice. I would recommend for appetizers and drinks.

JP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and staff was friendly. Happy hour was great as till 7pm.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It was our first time at deShas and we were excited about the menu. We ordered the blue and bacon dip but they brought out the wrong appetizer at first so we had to wait for the one we ordered again, the dip was delicious and the best thing I ate all night. I ordered the buttermilk fried chicken and my food was barely warm, it felt as if it was sitting around for awhile, the flavor was still good but definitely not warm enough. My husband ordered the prime rib pretzel sandwich and he said it was just alright. Our service was subpar but I won't hold that against our waitress as the table behind us was difficult, they even yelled over my shoulder at our waitress while I was ordering. So needless to say the place was nice, appetizer was great but our entrees could have been better.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we ate in the small Bar area, was a tad noisier then main restaurant, but still very nice

TR
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Marissa was an excellent server and our food was all very good at a fair value. Downside it was very loud in the bar area to the extent that conversation at our table was virtually impossible. Can understand the bar areas are usually a little bit louder but this was over the top and one of the loudest we have ever experienced. Beyond that however the music was good and it was an enjoyable evening so we will return.

RB
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very pleasant dinner with a very pleasant waitress. We had just walked out of Eddie Merlots Steakhouse because they gave us a crappy table for our anniversary and we were quite upset from that experience. As soon as we walked in, the hostess at the front desk welcomed us with a warm smile, listened to us share our recent bad experience and put us at a very excellent table with a great view and a very excellent waitress!

Needless to say we were much more relaxed and happy when we finished dinner. Thank you DeSha’s for saving our anniversary dinner.

PH
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good meal. The service was a little slow but I feel that it was probably because it was Burger Week in Cincinnati and there was a great promotion going on.

AO
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice meal and wonderful service by Marissa. She saved the last Prime Rib for me! Very enjoyable visit.

l
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family enjoyed everything we had from the flatbread app, crab cakes, salmon, fried chicken and smoked Gouda Mac & cheese. Everything was what we expected it to be and we will be back.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant

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OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The new waitress did very good given it was her first night. The fish & chips were not very good and nothing like Nicholson's as one member of the party had to send their food back. The prime rib and the shrimp and grits were good as was the burger.

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