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Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse

4.4
2192 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse is one of the most popular restaurants in Greater Cincinnati. Our world-famous ribs, our friendly service, and our striking view of the Ohio River, makes us a unique restaurant that you and your friends & family will remember long after your meal is over.

Sports fans will love the upstairs sports lounge with sports memorabilia on the walls, as well as the autographed photos of famous visitors who have dropped by. So come on in and get yourself some ribs and watch your favorite team in a fun, classy atmosphere.

Our world-famous ribs are definitely a hard act to follow but we found a way. For dessert, indulge in another Cincinnati culinary tradition: Graeter's black raspberry chip ice cream.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 721-7427
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Location and food make the event, and when you have yours at Montgomery Inn, you’ll see what we mean. For a joyous occasion like a rehearsal dinner, your guest will be even more excited knowing it’s going to be at Montgomery Inn. And if it’s a company meeting, your guests will be saying, “At least it’s going to be at Montgomery Inn!” For wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events or even just a family get-together, just book the room and leave the details and worrying to us.

The Boathouse has room for groups as small as eight or as large as 90. It might just be the best place on the planet to have your event.
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Private party contact
Lisa Mikula: (513) 721-7427
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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 time. We provide buffet tables, linens, chafing dishes and sterno. We will serve your guests buffet-style and provide general clean up after the meal.

Catering service is available in Greater Cincinnati and N. Ky areas
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Eggleston Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2192 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The ribs were a bit overdone!!!!!!!!
That is all I have to say.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Was kind of a let down compared to what it has been in the past but . Ribs were a little over done . Kind of had a charred taste . Tonight it was just average.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Arguably the best ribs in the Midwest, possibly the country. When traveling to Ohio this is a MUST stop.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Seeking a change of scene from Miami University and were pleased with this venue. Cloudy day, but nice view of the Ohio River and the ribs were excellent. Service was friendly but too eager to clear plates while some were still eating, which I find to be aggressive. Makes the diners feel very rushed to finish and we waited to be served. Would Like to enjoy the good food, please!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

It was ridiculously loud this time. I wouldn’t go for a romantic date.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our food was excellent, cooked to our request. The service was outstanding, my wife and I enjoyed our evening.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our first time going there. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. It was a very crowded Saturday night after a Red's game. The wait was under 15 minutes, the service was fast and friendly, and the food was amazing!! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Date night with the hubby!!! Great food, great service, and great view!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Ron was an excellent, attentive server! My husband and I were able to sneak out for a date night. Food was perfect, accurate order and prompt service. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My birthday dinner: awesome

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I got the ribs and they were delicious

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful river view... great service... disappointing bar-b-que.

Visited for first time on Saturday for lunch. The window table views of the river were great. The server was enthusiastic and attentive. However, for a restaurant specializing in bar-b-que, the food was disappointing. While the bar-b-que sauce had a nice flavor, the brisket and pork ribs meat so/so. The cornbread flavor dry and lacked flavor. The cole slaw was spicy with a strong horseradish flavor. The bread basket plentiful, but the bread disappointing.

Perhaps it was simply an off day, but we left disappointed in our meal.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We had a great time. We were seated quickly and the food was good.
We got lost somewhere between servers, but once they found out that we didn't
had a server, it was corrected.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Did not have the Sassoregale Sangiovese in stock yet. I love that wine!!!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We enjoyed it, the younger folks particularly. The sauce was excellent as always. But anyone who ordered duck was disappointed in its lack of taste.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Brought visitors from outside the US to experience a Cincinnati treasure. Very good service and food. Nice location and view along river.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We always enjoy the "Boat House". Food is great and the service is always top notch. We were celebrating our 23rd Wedding Anniversary; were able to get a window table. Very nice time.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great meal, fast seating and it was an excellent view. Service was a little slow, but overall a great experience.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Nice dinner. Always enjoy the restaurant. Only issue was I reserved for 7pm and finally got a table at 810pm. I understand their disclaimer about still having to wait awhile but I thought this was a little excessive.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great view of the river, great atmosphere and great food. We went on a Saturday evening which is the busiest time to go. My only complaint was the service was slow. We waited almost 15 minutes before a server came to our table and it took a while for our food to come out. By the time our food arrived we weren't even hungry. However, it was extremely busy. I would def go back the next time I'm in town.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

One of our favorite places to go ! Always "top shelf" service and great menu !

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We walked right in and they had our table ready. I was very pleased with dinner. The only think I didn’t like was the sourdough bread and the veggies were very dry. Other than that it was a great way to celebrate a birthday with a few friends.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Boathouse is always special because of it location

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Nice place overlooking the river. Friendly, good service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our visit was for a birthday with my two kids - UC students.

We will be back! Easter weekend! Wonderful experience!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Ribs seemed over cooked as though they were warmed up leftovers. Not as good as they used to be. Salads are now an additional charge. Still miss the complimentary relish tray!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had Easter dinner here and everything was perfect, starting with the valet parking to our table with a beautiful view to our delicious food and best of all our server was wonderful!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was amazing, my filet was cooked perfectly service was great for as slammed as they were. Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a party of 4. It was busy today as it is Easter. We were seated for our 1:30 reservation promptly. Our server while extremely busy was attentive and provided superb service. The food was excellent. They had a prime rib special today and my father stated that it was fantastic and prepared just right. The brisket and ribs were amazing. The view awesome. We had a great meal and excellent service. This has to be one of the cleanest restaurants I have been to in awhile. Parking nearby was limited so we used valet which is 5.00 per vehicle - getting the car was quick when we were finished eating. Nice touch are the overhead heaters outside when waiting for valet to return your vehicle. Highly recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Seated immediately. Great service by our waiter, David. Food was as consistent as ever.
Can't go wrong with theMontgomery Inn!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter family lunch. This place rocked it out! Food was phenomenal as was the service! Polite waitresses and waiters. Reservations made seating easy, no wait. Loved everything about this place...great day for our family and this meal topped it off perfectly. Thank you all!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I was excited to go here since it had been a while and it was my birthday. The restaurant wasn’t very busy at 10 pm. The server was very attentive and the atmosphere was nice. I liked the view minus the sandbags. The soup was brought out and was very thick, more like mashed potatoes than loaded potato soup. I ordered the vegetable of the day, green beans, they were on the plate with salmon and in a side dish. They literally looked and tasted like they opened a can of green beans, microwaved them and plopped them on the plate. No flavor and poor plate presentation. I would expect more for a $26 meal. The server kept explaining it was the end of the night, but that’s hardly an excuse.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We made a reservation but they were so busy we still had a wait about 15 minutes. We weren't too upset though because they have a beautiful bar on the second floor by itself. Shortly after we were seated by the windows, unfortunately it was late and too dark to really see the view. I would recommend going just before sunset for dinner! The ribs were absolutely amazing and we took advantage of the 3 for $33 special they had going on. App, entree and a dessert for $33- the best value on the menu and we weren't disappointed.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was average. The wait to get the food was extremely long and we were told our order was behind a large group. I think the entire restaurant is a large group. Disappointed, not sure I would go back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great time as always!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Visiting parents for Easter weekend

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our first time to the Boathouse and it was better than expected. Great food and great service. We are definitely going back!!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent service from the valet to the greeting, the meal, desert, etc

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great lunch prior to Reds Opening Day Game. The baby back ribs are always great as well as the Saratoga Chips dipped in the Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce. Also love the homemade blue cheese salad dressing.

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