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About Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse

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.

925 Riverside Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, American

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

Cross Street:
Eggleston Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(513) 721-7427

Website:
http://www.montgomeryinn.com/

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

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.

Private Party Contact:
Lisa Mikula: (513) 721-7427

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (122)
Scenic View (109)
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Good for a Date (72)
Casual (68)
Good for Birthdays (65)
Fun (64)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
Good for Groups (59)
Worth the Drive (54)
Comfort Food (53)
Business Meals (39)
Romantic (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Authentic (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
People Watching (29)
Hot Spot (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Happy Hour (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Kid-friendly (18)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Late-night Find (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Cozy (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Great Beer (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Healthy (6)
Live Sports (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our daughter was in from LA and she wanted a little comfort of home.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Slow service, outdated decor, average food. Would recommend eating at the orignal Montgomery location if anything since this place needs some work.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time at Montgomery Inn Boathouse but it won't be the last. The service we received was exceptional and the food was amazing. We were seated very near the windows and had an incredible view during our meal. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and overall a class act. We drove an hour and a half to get here and it was well worth it. I'll be looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Seated quickly; waitress was friendly and attentive to our needs; dirty dishes were removed promptly; we were not rushed and were allowed to dine at our own pace. Fodd was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Great restaurant with great food. Servers are always friendly and food comes out quickly.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse is always a satisfying occasion. Great food, Scenic River View, place for locals as well as tourists to enjoy with 2 levels of seating plus an outdoor area nice during warm weather months. With a Sports Memorabilia theme, it's fun to enjoy. Always offering valet parking at all times, there are plenty of self-parking spots available. Must order the pork or beef ribs...even at lunchtime...and wear your bibs, your shirts will thank you later.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I had seen this all lit up from across the river and had to see what it was. To my surprise it was a very good pick for my birthday. It was romanic yet comfy. Waiter was wonderful and even brought me a dessert with a candle in it. I'm new to area and waiter was very helpful. The pulled pork and riblet was wonderful and ribs were good too. Then went upstairs to balcony to see all the lights from that side. A very good birthday. Thank you!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Montgomery Inn is a Cincinnati classic and the Boathouse especially has great ambiance and modern styling. Always a good time. The ribs were delicious as usual and the professional wait staff were appreciated. A good choice overall.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had reservations which only put us on a list once we arrived. We were told there would be a wait of 15 to 30 minutes. It was more like 45 minutes even though there were empty tables. They were apparently being saved for groups that might come in. In order to honor their time estimate, it would have been better to separate some tables and seat the couples that were waiting.
The food was excellent but I would hesitate to go back unless I had nothing else to do that evening. We were trying to get to a show and had allowed ourselves enough time if we had been seated when they estimated.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Normally I'd write this off as a bad night, but this was my second time here with the same results. We were seated immediately and that was unexpected and nice. My appetizer was overcooked but edible. My ribs, something I like to believe I know something about, were a little burnt on the edges and slightly overcooked and dry. They were decent enough but this was exactly like I'd had before. I would never discourage anyone from going here but I know that if I ever return it wont be for ribs.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great service and while we weren't seated in the main dining room with the river view, we were seated in the upper restaurant which had a great view, even though not right at the window. Service was good. I was surprised that when I said my guest was a first time visitor, that I had to prompt the waiter to tell them about the speciality of the house...the ribs! The waiter talked about swordfish and steak and didn't mention the ribs until I prompted him. But all in all was a good experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Casual, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was excellent server was very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

whenever my Colorado family is in town we have to go for the ribs and we are never disappointed.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was very good. We opted for the three course meal for $33. What a deal! Ribs were tasty and perfectly cooked. A little too much BBQ sauce as a topping for my taste but the sauce is very good. Servcie was excellent. Ron was personable and attentive. Side dishes were adequate but didn't knock my socks off. The chips were a big hit at our table. I'll. E going back here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot, Casual, People Watching, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was good but we spent $240.00 for dinner and to also pay $18 for parking since we came in 3 cars. Seems ridiculous to pay to park in order to eat dinner. This is Cincinnati not Chicago or New York. I doubt that I will return since I hate unnecessary expenses.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The place is really good and the waiter service quite good. However, my booking did not serve at all. We still had to wait 40 min despite being punctual with my booking time.

Tags: Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Booking reservation on Open Table was a complete joke! Still had to wait 40 min.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I wouldn't recommend Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse to my worst enemy. We made dinner reservations for my wife's birthday for 7:30. We arrived at 7:20 and told it would be 45 minutes to an hour wait. When I reminded them we had reservations, they stated reservations only puts us ahead of walk-ins and is based on priority. I've never had a reservation for dinner and been told I had to wait up for an hour later for a table. There was a group ahead of us with reservations for their anniversary that had been waiting for an hour already before us and they also had reservations. Absolutely ridiculous! I would highly recommend removing Montgomery Inn from Open Table. I'd give them zero stars for everything, if I could. We left and had dinner somewhere else.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I've rated this a 3 because my expectations were higher. First of all when you make a reservation you aren't really making a reservation you are putting your name on a list. So that didn't start my experience off too well. We were told it would be 30-45 minute wait even with a reservation. We headed upstairs to the bar area and found a dirty table to stand at. There were no chairs and no cocktail waitress serving tables (at least none that came up to us). I had said that we were celebrating my son't birthday but that was never acknowledged nor did we get the table requested. It is very loud in there as the tables are very close together so they can cram as many people in as possible and the waiters and bussers were constantly bumping my husbands chair the entire meal. Apparently they decided to make that the pass through. It was VERY annoying and they really need to space the tables out more if they are going to be walking in between the customers chairs. The mac and cheese was definitely the best thing on the menu.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We made a reservation for 7:00, and on the reservation it asked if we were celebrating. We were, it was our first time here and we were celebrating not our anniversary.
We we arrived,we checked in for our reservation and we were told it’s considered priority seating and there was a 45 minute wait for that. Makes no sense to have the reservation in advance honestly.
Once we were seated, I felt that it was a little crowded. Almost like we were all in a sardine can. Multiple times I thought a certain waitress was going to knock into either my husband or our table. And I was hopeful that we having reservation/priority seating we would have gotten a table with a view at least, that wasn’t the case.
Our waiter was great, he was on top of everything. The food was fantastic. No acknowldegement of the anniversary - didn’t matter we still ordered dessert.

Monday Montgomery Inn commented that someone would be getting in contact with me via email to “make this right”. As of today(Thursday) no one has contacted me

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

While the night started out well, unfortunately, everything was late getting to our table. The beer and wine list was limited, and with the appetizers late, followed by dinner arriving late, it wasn’t a great experience. On top of that, my order was incorrect (items I didn’t request were a part of the meal, and the items I did request arrived well after my meal). The server, while very nice, did not acklowddge the mistake until after the meal was done (when we think she remembered it was wrong). The food was just ‘okay’, and with the culinary scene exploding in Cincinnati, it will likely be our last time at this Cincinnati staple.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The Boathouse is a Cincinnati institution. However, I was disappointed that we still had a 15-30 minute wait despite having reservations. The food was ok and expensive. The atmosphere is amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have been coming to the Boathouse since it opened and to Montgomery Inn in Kenwood and Anderson Beechmont at one point in time! Love the food and ambience.

Taught school at Anderson High School and Evan came out to speak to a Business Management class that I taught one year (many years ago).

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Montgomery Inn ribs were recommended to me by a friend. His rave reviews were accurate. We were seated quickly, had a wonderful waiter and thoroughly enjoyed our meal!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had not been to the Boathouse in years. The last time it was an upscale, white tablecloth dining experience. It has since transformed into a casual, loud and nothing like its former self. We were highly disappointed as our expectations were not met. The service was not the same (our waiter forgot a glass of wine we ordered and only appeared infrequently). We will not return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We can always be guareented an excellent meal and service at Montgomery Inn!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The 7:30 “reservation” time I had was more of a suggestion than a hard and fast rule since we finally sat down at our table about 8:45. The manager did take care of us, but 75 minutes after the reservation time is entirely unacceptable. Not to mention the food then took about another hour to get to the table. So a nice quick dinner turned into a 4 hour ordeal.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We’ve been here quite a few times. We ordered the brisket. It was good. The sides are fantastic with this meal, except this time. The Brussels sprouts were extremely salty. I told the server and was brought a new batch, which was great.
The service is very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Awsome experience, food portions plentiful, exceptional flavor, friendly waiters. Well worth the visit!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our server only did things when asked (refills,etc) and just wasn’t very engaged at all.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always great food and service . We had clients in from out of town and we made a trip to the Boathouse. They loved it and I’m sure upon their return they will want to come back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great service, wonderful ribs and great view of the riverfront. Quietest dinner ever. We were too busy eating to talk.
Skip the appetizers and move up to a larger slab of the Original.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Everything was terrific as usual, service exceptional. However, my fish was again overcooked. Had a great time and will be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Fantastic staff, excellent food, just a great place to come for dinner and relax.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was top notch. Food was hot. Almost everything was delicious. Three issues; brisket was a bit dry, Montgomery Inn should leave the pasty grits off the menu, and the Boathouse was way too noisy. Tone it down!! Other than that, we enjoyed our meal. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent everything!
We Love Montgomery Inn Boathouse!
We'll be back a zillion more times!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I love the scenery and always enjoy being on the river. The food was absolutely delicious!! My 2 lifelong friends came into town to see Wicked for our 50th birthdays so I chose to get reservations for Montgomery Inn Boathouse. It did not disappoint. The waitress made us feel very special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was slow slow slow. Waiter forgot appetizer. When they finally came, cold chips and limp onion straws. Waiter said food would be there in 2-3 minutes and came 15-20 minutes later. Husband's ribs were dried out, my potato not fully baked, and friend's entree salad mediocre and ooverpriced. Food and service used to be better....won't be back. Way too many better alternatives.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The waitresses was not very attentive was stretched thin

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Unfortunately, this was not the most pleasant visit. We made priority seating arrangements because we were scheduled for the Music Hall concert at 8:00. We arrived at 5:45 for our 6:00 reservation. However, we didn't get seated until 6:30 and our meal took a longer time than expected. Needless to say, with all the traffic (even only at 1.8 miles away), we just made it in our seats as the lights dimmed for the show. The noise level was extremely loud and I found it hard to talk to my family. The food was great though. I wish we would have been able to enjoy it more.

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