deSha's American Tavern

4.5
1045 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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4.4
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipeliz49
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Susan was very attentive and our orders were exactly as requested as well as tasty.

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vipSharonvilleLisa58
Cincinnati
102 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Horrible service. Waited 50 minutes for appetizer. Totally ignored by waitress and staff. Told us kitchen was backed up. Food is Ok. Nothing special !!

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vipdeedee123
Cincinnati
145 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as well as the service were absolutely great.

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vipDutch
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They indicated staffing is a challenge, so hard to evaluate service fully. Food was good, though I have had better there before

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food! Great service

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AmyB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better unless it was free. Lol. Was a great family dinner. Staff was amazing. Food was excellent and just so happy we came in

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MichM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Drop off area now blocked for outdoor dining. Less accessible for someone physically challenged.

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JenF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I am very disappointed. There was a fly that never left the area I was seated.. we told the waitress several times.. the fly landed on one of the entrees. We asked that it be remade. It should have been taken off the bill. Waitress said you have to pay for remake. We asked for Mgr. Mgr said I was only buying one meal you have to pay for the 2nd meal or I can take it back! I can’t make this up!!! She obliged and removed it off the bill but trust me she didn’t want to remove it. After all of that we still wanted to have dessert but outside instead since we were being harassed by the flies in the restaurant. We were told we had to pay the bill 1st by waitress, Mgr said that was incorrect and that we could go outside. However we paid 1st. We then proceeded to go outside and I asked do we seat ourselves to a male waiter.. and his response was “if you can find a clean table.. seat yourself!” And walked away! I can’t make this up!!! Service was horrible. We opted out of having dessert. So disappointing! I’m wondering if it had to do with the fact that I was black, would my white counterparts be treated differently?

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vipKwithac
Cincinnati
70 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Hamburger week ended yesterday. We ordered mushroom and aioli burger but it was less than expected.

The mushroom soup though was delish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making the mom to be comfortable by fulfilling our table requests and table location!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good round table

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RickC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Far too noisy! Had difficulty having a conversation with my friends. There was live music, which I just don’t need or want. Soft piano music is fine, but if you raise the noise level so high, that simple conversation is difficult, ruins the whole meal. The service was painfully slow, and my food was lukewarm at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was way to loud! You could not hear anyone at your table and we were in the back. I feel conversation should be 1st with music in the background

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vipMarilynS
Cincinnati
57 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The grilled cheese and tomato basil soup are fabulous. Also the French Onion and Caesar salad.

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Winston
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was terrific. We were meeting friends that we hadn’t seen for almost 20 years and she did not push us to hurry our order. We were allowed to sit there and chat with her being pleasant. We enjoyed our food and the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice first experience, food was really good Loved watching the ducks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! This will be a restaurant we will be frequenting!!

CJ
CinciJoe
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. They do a great job.

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lshoe
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We love De Shas they were slammed last night but everything was good

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vipSylvia
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lunch was very good. I especially enjoyed the fish sliders - much larger than expected.

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vipellea
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Tonya was amazing !

Food was great.

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Danas
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love deSha’s as we go there a lot. Normally we love it but this time there were so many private parties that that it was so loud I felt like I was screaming across the table at times.

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RyanS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Always have a solid experience !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was good and quick.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service.

JM
vipJimM
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, view, quality & price!

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vipDD93
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Had reservations at 5:15 but arrived early, party was seated right away. Server was cordial and took drink order within 2 mins of seating, came back to tell us special of the day. I ordered Prime Rib -Medium, confirmed with her I wanted pink but not red and she said “yes” medium would be correct. Received dinner order with in 6 mins, prime rib was over cooked and tough, potatoes were barely Luke warm. My plate of food was replaced with a another plate which the potatoes were hot but the prime rib was still over cooked . I was very hungry so I ate it anyways and did kit want to wait again for a replacement. Was offered a free dessert for my inconvenience, $6 dessert does not compare to a $28 meal... I am very displeased with this visit today.

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vipTeriH
Cincinnati
48 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and the choices were great. The service however could have been better. Our waitress was a bit out of sorts. She was not very accommodating, we had to ask two or three times for various things. I felt she was in a daze of some sort.The others that were with us felt the same way. In fact she brought the checks so fast, she never even asked if we wanted coffee or dessert. We were dumbfounded. My friends who are with me wanted coffee and dessert so after we had cashed out we had to ask her if we could order again and therefore had to have another check.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday; service and food was great

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RachelV
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We purchased gift cards from Costco as thank you gifts and used two of them to go out to dinner. We decided to use them for my husband’s birthday dinner date. We ordered burgers and stuffed mushrooms. The mushrooms had good flavor but were under cooked. The burgers were a perfect medium but the flavor was lacking. The drinks we ordered were great and dessert was good too. Service was polite but awkward. He was so hard to hear over the live music and it took a while to get our food and it wasn’t super hot. So it was okay but not great

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vipFloGal
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to catch up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good except our birthday honoree did not receive his promised brownie.

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PrestonB
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Service could be a little more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We went on a holiday (Father’a Day) so the wait for food and the check was longer than I would have liked but I’m sure it was because they were very busy. Overall, I enjoyed my food.

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vipSteaklover
Cincinnati
58 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening at deShas. Quick service and delicious food. Wait staff was very attentive. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 10 with a baby and a a grandma in a wheel chair.. the service abd food was excellent . The entire staff from the front desk to the waitress that served us was extremely accommodating abd wonderful.. thank you fir asking and thank you for being a great restaurant that accommodates family’s needs..

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vipVictoriaW
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An old style restaurant. Delightful

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KiyoshiT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate an anniversary. Delicious food and great atmosphere.

JR
JonR
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat for any occassion. Variety on the Menu that appeals to everyone.

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deSha's American Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 1045 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.