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About deSha's American Tavern

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.

11320 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45249
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday, 11am to 10pm.
Friday and Saturday, 11am to 11pm.
Sunday 11am to 9pm.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 247-9933

Website:
http://deshas.com/cincinnati

Entertainment:
Live music in the Grill every Friday and Saturday beginning at 8pm until 11pm.

Executive Chef:
Thom Milliken

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have over 25years of experience with private parties and our team will work closely with you to create a memorable and one-of-a-kind event. Our four private dining rooms are perfect for a variety of events including birthday parties, business meetings, rehearsal dinners, holiday and retirement parties, anniversary celebrations and other special occasions.



We are passionate about providing you and your guests with excellent food, drink and hospitality in an original and authentic atmosphere. Our private dining coordinator will assist you with the details and make recommendations to help you plan a menu that will more than satisfy your guests. deSha’s also specializes in tastings. We can work with you to create a wine, scotch, bourbon or beer tasting that will make your event unforgettable.



Private Dining Coordinator: Tina Morris, 513-505-6212, tmorris@dinetrg.com

Private Dining

deSha’s has a variety of private and semi-private rooms to accommodate your every need. Our rooms hold 5 to 250 guests. Our banquet staff will competently handle every aspect and detail of your event allowing you to just enjoy your celebration with your guests!

deSha's American Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.3

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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (11)
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Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Live Music (5)
Romantic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Waterfront (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Business Meals (4)
Great Beer (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Too loud - noise from bar spilled over too much

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Took one hour for entrees to arrive. The waitress was friendly enough. The kitchen was very slow.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

deSha's never disappoints its customers --- The atmosphere is great, a variety of live music always finds a different crowd to watch, and the good foods is reasonably priced.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Neighbor restaurant, always good.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The staff was very polite and professional. (I recommend making reservations as they tend to be pretty busy, specially on the weekends) Our server was super friendly and attentive to our needs. The scenery was lovely and our food came out in a timely manner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Live Music, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very disappointed in our waitress. She seemed uninterested and acted as if we were imposing.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a confirmed reservation for 6:45 PM Saturday evening. When we arrived the hostes informed us that no tables were available for our confirmed reservation. She suggested that we check the two bars, and see if we could find a table ourselves, which we couldn’t. It was obvious that deShay’s was giving priority to seating anyone who walked in the door, if they were willing to wait. Hence, the complete lack of tables for those who had confirmed reservations. The hostes seemed not to care at all about the fact that they were not honoring our confirmed reservation. No apology, no “give me a few minutes and I’ll see what I can do”. She just left us standing there, so after a while, we left. But, the hostess was very young, and probably not to blame for our poor experience. It was clear the management did not properly train, monitor, or support her. Our experience was a classic case of a failure of deShay’s management to manage.

DeShay’s was one of our three “go to” local restaurants, eating there, on average twice a month. But now, not so much....

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was warm and cozy with excellent food. Not too much or too little.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Average food in a quiet place. Service can be variable.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overall great evening

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were there to enjoy Christmas dinner with friends. Really like the atmosphere, friendly, helpful staff. The goetta fries appetizer was delicious and enough to share with 4 people. Food was very good.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 19, 2017

One of our favorites. We eat here often and are never disappointed. Live music in the evening, on the weekends. Great food. Good deal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 15, 2017

GREAT meal at DeSha's on Friday evening with good friends from west side! They hadn't been there and loved it! Glad we shared a great evening there with them! Food was wonderful and choices so good!
Our waitress was EXCELLENT too!
Don't remember her name but our reservations were for 6:45pm and we sat in main level first left off steps in booth. She was young and pretty!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Casual, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We like the diverse menu and we all ordered the same thing. Our server was excellent and someone new. She gave us space and time to order and finish our conversation. Enjoyable.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Al always, DeSha's continues to satisfy. Good food, good service and a reasonable price. Plus their soups are always great.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good food and service. Had a great table looking onto the pond. We have been here many times and have never been disappointed. We will keep coming back.

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We felt rushed. Our server wasn’t very knowledgeable of the menu, and forgot to bring an item. We don’t think we’ll return.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food and service and view of the lake
Great wine and beer

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Overall average food priced reasonably. Service can be spotty here...sometimes good and sometimes slow.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and great service. No complaints at all.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is our go to restaurant. Good food, including great-tasting soups and a great jambalaya!
Friendly and efficient staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good food and a pleasant country atmosphere.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

food was very good and came out hot. I think the drinks were overpriced. I don't mind paying for good bourbon but I think it was too much. We enjoyed the dinner very much and will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service and food. Salads delicious. Appetizers tasty. Ask for a table looking at water. Good for groups

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This wasn't the first time eating here. As usual, the food was good and the service attentive. One thing I'll say is that the food comes out hot. Too often sone restaurants serve tepid dishes and think it's ok.
Overall, this place is great for an every day type dinner with tasty comfort food.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We had a great selection and tasty food. The restaurant is comfortable and classy. It's 30 miles from home but worth the drive.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

there were four of us for an early dinner after Saturday evening church service. We were early so the noise level was quiet which we appreciated. Our server was pleasant and attentive.one person ordered the meatloaf open sandwich and gave it a thumbs up (it did look very good), one ordered the crab stuffed mushrooms along with the soup of the day-Chicken potato soup. I ordered the chicken, cranberry, blue cheese flat bread and the soup of the day as well. The fourth person ordered a house salad since he had been snacking in the afternoon!
Everyone was pleased with their choice other than the soup of the day. I guess the description led us to believe that it would be a cream based soup which it was not. It was a tomato based soup and on top of that it was spicy (which had not been included in the servers suggestion).
DE Shays is a very comfortable neighborhood restaurant that we will continue to support.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We sat outside near the fire pit on a wonderful evening. Great dinner. Great ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Delicious food and personable servers. One of our favorite restaurants in Cincinnati.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Have eaten here a couple of times. Food consistently good. Strong bourbon list. Great service. Last time there were only 4 of us and did do a little business. Family has also done holiday meal here.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Prime Rib, wine and a free birthday desert- How can you go wrong? Went to deSha's on my birthday for my standard "birthday dinner" of Prime Rib and mashed potatoes, because I had always thought that this was their speciality. The food was very good on this evening. In a visit a few months prior the meat was very disappointing- too much fat and gristle, not much flavor. We are glad to find out that the bad experience was the outlier, and that we can again depend on deSha's for good Prime rib.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The waitress didn't check on us once until we were done eating.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food and service is consistently excellent. We love the daily specials and the roasted potatoes are delicious. Best cornbread ever!! I also appreciate the complimentary birthday dinner. I look forward to this every year.

Our family also spends every Christmas Eve at Desha's for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Wow! The French Onion Soup is outstanding!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Old reliable for us. Good food at moderate prices and good service. It is low key, enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This was our second visit to de'sha's. Once again we were not disappointed. We were thrilled to be seated with a view of the pond! Our server was excellent and the food was delicious (especially the prime rib on a pretzel bun)! We'll definitely return and would highly recommend de'sha's!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 4, 2017

One of our favorite dining spots, love the outdoor patio on the water, warm cornbread and the food that never disappoints.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Nice place for outdoor dining in good weather, and the inside bars are very nice, especially the smaller Polo Bar. Excellent margaritas!

Tags: Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Always good service and food.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Excellent service. Great burger & BBQ Tavern chips. Enjoyed our cocktails - experienced bartender.
Menu has something for everyone. Fresh food.
We'll be back. Worth the drive.

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