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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

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food

4.4

service

4.4

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4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (84)
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Good for a Date (58)
Good for Birthdays (57)
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Good for Groups (53)
Fun (45)
Casual (44)
Business Meals (38)
Comfort Food (34)
Worth the Drive (28)
Authentic (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Bar Seating (20)
Kid-friendly (18)
Romantic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Hot Spot (16)
People Watching (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
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Creative Cuisine (7)
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Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The only downside is the call ahead seating/reservations on a busy night still means a 45 minute wait. Still worth it though for the best ribs in America.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Great experience. Ribs were amazing and service was prompt. I’ll go again if in the Cincinnati area.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Montgomery Inn is an American treasure. Very consistent and as they say, “the best ribs on the planet”. I had not been to Cincinnati in a number of years but made it a point to go here. So much to love!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Didn’t have to wait long even though we arrived before reservation. They were definitely busy for Valentine’s Day but didn’t have to wait long for food.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful Valentine Dinner. The ribs were wonderful. :)

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were very good overall. Sides were all served cold/not great for French fries & onion straws. Also requested window table for early dinner (5:15) but got stuck at a tiny interior 2 top

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food
Great service
Great everything, everytime.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined 5 days ago

They have really good ribs and amazing service .
The ambience was nice . But the prices are a bit on the higher end .

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, especially the seafood specials. Always excellent personal service. Professional but casual.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

I was in town on business and hadn't eaten there in awhile. I was very pleased that the food was as good as ever. The other 6 in my party had never eaten there. They were all very pleased with the food and drinks.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Nice birthday celebration with our son!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great place to dine and watch the river. great food and great service

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service Slow. Noise way too loud to have a conversation.

Asked for table near what window in reservation— couldn’t honor that. Stuck us at a tiny round table in the upper lever pathway—. Way to busy and noisy. Had a server drop a full tray of dirty glasses right behind my seat— made a mess. Mentioned in my reservation we were celebrating a birthday and told the waiter. They evidently don’t care. Don’t even acknowledge a birthday. Overall not a good experience and so disappointing as we used to love this place.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Montgomery Inn is a Cincinnati staple and not to be missed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Tournedos Margaux is my favorite celebration food. It is always fabulous.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My date and I had been there separately years ago. It’s still as clean, friendly, and as enjoyable as an experience as we remembered from before. Food was excellent. Staff was excellent. View was excellent. We’ll definitely be coming back, soon!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a nice overall dining experience. The Ohio River was clearly visible with barge activity, the service was efficient and the evening proceeded with some speed. Courses arrived subsequently and promptly. The food was the quality expected from Montgomery Inn. There was a special on the smoked ribs, as such, the smoked rib quality was not as anticipated, that might explain the sale. The sides were well prepared. The waiter was very cordial and engaging. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Love Montgomery Inn. Had our first date there 29 years ago and today celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. They made it very special for us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Love this place. Best Cosmo cocktails and fantastic Gulf Shrimp Cantenese. Great for first date or family dinner.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Despite requesting a seat by the window and also notifying staff of the special occasion (birthday), neither of these items were recognized during our visit.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good service, delicious food! Noisy if seated by the windows, but totally worth it.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service was great the only disappointment was we made our reservation for 7 and were not seated until 730

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had an excellent time at Montgomery Inn Boathouse! The food, service, ambiance, and overall experience was fantastic!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Love the Boathouse. Never look at the menu, but was glad I did since they had a good deal going on 2 for 22 or 3 for 33. Was disappointed in the ribs, though. Instead of the usual fall-off-the-bone tenderness, they were chew-off-the-bone. Good, but now what I expect from MI. Hoping it was just that batch and not a change in direction for them. I know some prefer chewing off the bone, but I've loved the juicy version they've made for years.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great!!!! Thank you!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was not as good as usual. We had to send saratoga chips back. They were chewy - not crispy and hot. We had to ask for bread after our meal came and we usually get that right up front. The ribs were ok - not as tender as usual. One of our salads came without tomatoes and we had to ask for some. Part of our oder didn't even show up and the staff never made sure that our order was correct. Again we had to ask for the rest of our food. We were told there was a problem with the kitchen. Not sure what it was. We'll go back I'm sure but I hope it's back up to speed on our next trip.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Dinner of 5 Took two and half hours. Just a very bad experience

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food is always great at Montgomery Inn. However, the last few times I've been to the Boathouse I've had issues with poor service. The first couple of times I had service issues, I considered it more of a fluke. Now it seems to be a pattern.

On this trip to Montgomery Inn, the server took are order and then disappeared. The good news: Montgomery Inn has food runners so my meal got to me fresh and hot. The bad news: the server failed to check back until we were done eating. I was out of water needed extra BBQ sauce. I waited a few minutes for the server, but she was nowhere to be found. I eventually gave up. She eventually came by when the entire party was done eating.

At the end of the day, Montgomery Inn is one of my favorites and I'll be back. I love the food - its a Cincinnati staple. However, set your expectations low on service. We were a party of 3. On this night, it looked like there were quite a few large parties. I'm guessing that our server had her hands full with the party tables and wound up neglecting us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Cheryl provided amazing. Think we received the best table in the restaurant. Thank you.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I will never go here again. I made a 7:30 reservation, we were not seated until over an 1 hour past our reservation. This was my daughter's B-day celebration, and we specifically made a reservation because I had my elderly parents with us. It is difficult for them to wait around for long periods of time. Then when we were seated, we were stuck in a corner in a crowded booth. The waitress was O.k., she was quite rushed. It was very noisy, and the food was pretty much just O.K.. There is nothing special about this place. The two young ladies in the front were rather rude when we checked in. They pretty much said it wasn't their fault, they said "nobody is getting up from their tables". What a joke of an explanation. They also were not very apologetic that our 7:30 reservation could not be honored. Total waste of an evening....NEVER AGAIN!!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It took 40 minutes to be seated with our reservation. There were multiple large tables open, but we were seated at a small round table with 6 adults. It was really a table for 4. The table was squished into a high traffic area with lots of tables surrounding us. We were bumped into by patrons, high chairs and waiters due to the cramped spacing. We originally asked to be moved to a larger table, but we were told none was available. Nick was a great waiter and did a good job!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a reservation at 6 pm. Our entire party was there at 6 pm. We were told it would be another 15 to 30 minute wait. The place was so crowded. After 30 minutes we checked again and were told it would be another 15 to 30 minute wait. We asked "what is the point of making a reservation when you have to continue to wait". We were told that someone without a reservation is told the wait is 1 to 1.5 hour wait. We ended up getting seated around 7 pm. An hour after our reservation. Ridiculous! We won't be back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The wait time was very minimal for a Saturday evening. The food and service was excellent as always. Our favorite place to dine.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We arrived at a time that we were able to be seated immediately. Drinks were promptly served after order taken and the server was attentive enough not to be a nuisance. He was close by in case we needed anything extra and was quick to deliver.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

What's the point of book if I've to wait 15 min. to get a table?

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Can't go wrong with any menu option. Shrimp app was superb. Brisket, ribs, chicken, pork chop all excellent. Onion straws and kettle chips are musts! Surprisingly, Caesar salad was a little bland. And - for dessert - get the cream puff, skip the cheesecake....that is IF you have room for a dessert! Full portions! Our waiter Jeff was a top notch!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Retirement party

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Dinner with a business associate, the food and service were excellant

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Business Meals, Live Sports
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Enjoyed their 3 for $33 meal deal. Appetizer/salad, entree and dessert. Delightful and delicious!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Unbelievable way to run a restaurant, sardines get treated better in a can, noise level was ridiculous couldn't even have a conversation with my party without yelling across the table, I will not be back!!!

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