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.
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vipRandolphS
Cincinnati
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good. We will return.

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ScottF
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Server was a little slow. Not sure if she was new or just overwhelmed. She knew the menu so I am leaning towards just busy.

Overall not bad

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vipMarkT
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another visit to DeSha's and the food was prepared just as expected. The service was appropriate for these COVID times and there was no wait since we had a reservation. Our waiter, Matt was attentive and polite. I had the Fried Buttermilk Chicken which is one of my favorite meals here with green beans and smashed potatoes. The total bill for three was about $20 a person plus drinks. There was plenty of outdoor seating and live music too. I'll be back!

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vipRetired03
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been dining nat deSha's quite a bit lately. It is very convenient, lots of parking, great food and service. The outside areas are nice as well.

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vipCarolynB
Cincinnati
60 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful day on DeSha’s pondside patio. We met another couple and we were all very pleased with the food , service & ambiance. My husband & I were there this past Sunday on the same patio for a delicious brunch. Great place to dine.

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vipBobJ
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. We ate on the deck by the pond and there was an internment discharge of water from a pipe by the pond. This discharge was emitted an unpleasant odor. Reported to the server, she checked on it and advised it was a sump pump discharge. I doubt that was it because of the odor.

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vipMawmaw
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything. Thanks for not kicking us out too soon. I think we might have been the only ones there.

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JohnO
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there frequently and it is always excellent. We sit outside when possible to help minimize the noise level.

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vipGrandma
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of 5 ate on the patio. Very pleasant. Had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! I’m a regular!

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vipFOODIECHER1
Cincinnati
214 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my Spinach salad as usual. It was delicious and I always look forward to ordering it. My server was Maria and she was very friendly and efficient Looking forward to another nice lunch or dinner here!

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vipMawmaw
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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vipbeth
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like the added outdoor seating a lot!

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vipgrannie
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipBoxer
Cincinnati
72 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Really needs to upgrade the menu. Quiet spot to eat. Food average and menu boring. Service is variable...this visit the waiter was excellent.

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vipMawmaw
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch. Amazing 4 shrimp risotto Great server.

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Reeny
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here often as I love meeting friends or bringing visitors for a delicious meal with outdoor dining options. Always great service that follows all cdc protocols so we feel safe.

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LauraB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Expanded outdoor dining allowed for a lovely lunch. Menu had plenty of options still available. Service was great and mask worn.

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vipRetired03
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

DeSha's has a great location, good food and great service.

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Suzie
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We came for burger week and had a great meal. Two of us had the burger with a Caesar salad and the other two had the prime rib sandwich on a pretzel bun with fries. All of us enjoyed our meal as we sat inside by the pond. Good food with friends with a lovely backdrop.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just fine. I’ll go again.

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diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great visit tonight. The fried green tomatoes were delicious as was the burger and the catfish. We all enjoyed our meal. The service was attentive

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vipLoisD
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Band was a bit noisy but overall was pleasant!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was great but the patrons who were there seemed stuffy and thinking they were above others. After being seated though everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was poor(but I think it was just our waitress). Food was ok but not spectacular. Would go back but not in a rush to do so.

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Judie
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Loved sitting outside on the deck. Service was very good. Didn't have to wait very long for a table even thought they were very busy. Four of us had the Burger Week special. Pretty good, but not the best burger I have had.

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vipBoxer
Cincinnati
73 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Quiet place for dinner. Time to refresh the menu!

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SandraW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. A little pricer. The atmosphere was really nice.

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NOOO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in a long time. Wife and I were looking for a nice place with outside dining to enjoy the weather, and of course, remain socially distanced from others. Did not expect to see the front side of the building also converted to outdoor dining!

Food was outstanding, service was spot on, and the live music was an added bonus! We are already discussing our next visit!

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vipMawmaw
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Our server was great.

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vipBoxer
Cincinnati
73 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average food in quiet restaurant. We enjoy the quiet after long day at work. Service was good this visit but has been variable at times. It does take sometime to get a drink delivered to your table from the bar.....this is consistently an issue. The burger/fries is consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veggie quiche was excellent

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Maryjb
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our server was poor. No personality. I felt we were doing her a disservice having her take drink orders & then food. Sat outside but lots of sweat bees if you are seated near planters which are very pretty, by the way.

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TrishC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside on the front patio which was very nice. The food and drinks were both wonderful! The only complaint was that the band was really loud and we weren’t even sitting close to them. It was difficult to have a conversation with the music being so loud. Other than that we had a good experience.

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viplswenski
Cincinnati
46 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The well prepared food is always good at deSha's, but now they are taking extra precautions to keep people safe, requiring masks to enter and when not seated, and having outdoor tables available. We had the stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer and they were the best I've ever had. Such a lovely view from the dining room too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating options during covid 19.

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vipSharonvilleLisa58
Cincinnati
75 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I love the atmosphere and we had a great server. This is the 2nd time I've ordered the fried chicken. The first time I thought it was a fluke that it was dryed out, hard and not very tasty at all...so I tried it again on this visit...and it was worse...it was hard, cold, dried out !! This needs to be improved on and I think if they would serve "bone in" chicken it would be better. A boneless skinless breast is overcooked...dried out and just not very good !!! Come on DeSha's...you can do better !!!

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SteveOH
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a casual, early dinner under the driveway porch on a nice summer afternoon. Was seated right away and drink orders quickly followed. Our meals (salad and entrees) were served promptly - at the right temps. Everyone was following hygiene rules (masks, etc). We enjoyed ourselves.

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vipKathy
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside on the deck was perfect!

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deSha's American Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 829 OpenTable diners.

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