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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

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (109)
Scenic View (95)
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Good for a Date (65)
Good for Birthdays (63)
Casual (61)
Fun (59)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Good for Groups (53)
Worth the Drive (45)
Comfort Food (40)
Business Meals (34)
Romantic (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Hot Spot (26)
Great for Lunch (26)
Authentic (26)
People Watching (24)
Happy Hour (21)
Kid-friendly (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Cozy (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Great Beer (6)
Seasonal (6)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Live Sports (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined a day ago

The food was fantastic , the view spectacular. Excellent choice for a special occasion, or just a casual date night

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

Our waiter did really well. Super friendly and outgoing. My food (filet mignon) was terrible. I asked for it to be cooked medium and it as hardly cooked at all. I like red meat but that was way too red. I love medium filet mignon and know what it should look like/taste like and it was not what i received. It made me sick. And i don’t like complaining about food. Waiter was nice enough to get me a new one to go.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Chicken was very tasty

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service. Beautiful view of the river. Always enjoyable.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Need to add a vegetarian wrap back to the menu. The only option was salad and our client chose the restaurant because of their mushroom wrap.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service at a very enjoyable location with low-enough volume to have a good conversation without raising your voice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had an outstanding dinner with friends while visiting Cincy for just one night...can't imagine we could have picked a better place. Great food and great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Waterfront, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is a fantastic place to eat. I would recommend this to everyone. The food was delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Romantic, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great Christmas dinner with business folks! Excellent view, service and food.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We hadn't been here in 5 years. We were looking for someplace near our house for a quick good sandwich on a average Wednesday night. So we thought we would give it a try since it had been so long. When we walked in it was very bright. Lots of harsh can lights were on and remained on the whole evening. My husband ordered a pulled pork sandwich and I ordered a brisket sandwich. His was ok but nothing to write home about. I proceeded to take the meat out of the bun because who wants a shiny greasy bun? The meat was totally covered in barbeque sauce so each bite was a surprise. And each bite had soft mushy fat in it. After about 5 disgusting bites I gave up. I had the vegetable of the day as my side. It was plain barely steamed mixed veggies of carrots, asparagus and broccoli. The carrots were crunchy, the asparagus was all hard stalk and the broccoli was baearable but also hard and plain. No touch of butter or salt in sight. We ate quickly and left rather hungry. I couldn't wait to get that mushy fat taste out of my mouth! We will not return, (even in 5 years) and won't recommend it.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always great . Ron H is the best and food was great. Folks in from GA, MN and IL and had a great time with the best food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Best ribs - they just fall off the bone. Service was quick despite it being before Monday night football (it was busy). The food came out quick and hot, and our drink glasses were never near empty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I was honestly surprised at how good the food was. I was even more surprised at how good the service was! Our waiter (I cannot remember his name) was so attentive considering it was busy. He knew it was our first time there so he explained the menu to us and when he brought out the bread, app, and entree he explained the different sauces to us as well. Service is so important to me when it comes to dining at restaurants so I give the service 5 stars! The food was also good, but nothing spectacular. What mattered was that the ribs weren’t dry (meat fell off the bone) so I was happy about that. Growing up in the south though compared to real southern style bbq, this is just mediocre. But nonetheless still pretty good!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Definitely not what I was expecting. We had reservations for 5 pm but did not get seated until 5:30 pm. I understand it’s just a half hour but I had made the reservations for a reason. Food was ok at best. I have had better BBQ at lesser known establishments.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and service with a view of the Ohio River and Northern Kentucky.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service from Dino! Quite frankly I believe the food at Montgomery Inn has slipped a little bit in the past couple of years, and the prices keep going up. Still good, but the value is not what it once was.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The quality of food and portion size as compared to 20 years is not the same. I used to live in Cincy during the mid-90's and was always excited about eating at Montgomery Inn. The original ribs tasted like they were purchased from a grocery store then dipped in the barbeque sauce. The pork chop had only enough meat for 4 bites. Extremely disappointed. I came here to celebrate my wedding anniversary based off the memories of the quality of food that was served. This past visit will be the last time I visit or recommend the Boat House.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great place for a business meal. We took longer than usual for a lunch, but had lots of things to discuss. Restaurant handled it well.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Birthday. So nice.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our server was busy but yet friendly and paid attention as available. She also offered a new desert dish that was very tasty and new, black raspberry chocolate Ice cream mmmmm. The ribs were tender cooked and delicious. Even though there aren’t special gluten free items my friend was able to order items that were OK. The chocolate volcano was an excellent desert that all six wanted to share. My grandchildren were given attention with a coloring book and crayons and also meals that they loved. Your seasonal pumpkin ice cream was very good and fitting for a tasty fall special. I was here before years ago and brought friends who loved this place. We will return. I also liked availability to reserve on open table.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Been coming here for about 20 years, and we still love it. Best ribs known to man. I can't recommend this place enough. Great atmosphere, views, service, and food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very good and pleasant birthday dinner for my daughter, with good company, great food, and pleasant interaction with our server.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Seasonal
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Reserving a table on "open table" was the best part of this dining experience, what a snap, even on a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the service was less than good. We were a party of 8, drink orders were taken immediately upon sitting down in a hurried, boarderline rude manner. Since we had not even seen the menu yet, we did not order drinks. 30 minutes later a member of our party had to call the waitress over to take our order!! We were a mixed race table with 4 adults and 4 well behaved kids (ages 6-11) was it our race? The fact that we had kids there? A man, (? Host) was walking around like he wasnt sure what he was doing. Overall, the service made this dining experience a bad one!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Dining experience was okay. It was nothing to brag about. The problem issues were the drinks and the service.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service was really outstanding. The bartender and the waiter really paid a lot of attention to us and made very good suggestions.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Anniversary Dinner

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Ribs underdone, skimpy amount of meat, difficult to get off the bone. Shrimp tasted like it had been in the freezer for several months, not like shrimp. The green beans were very good, cooked to perfection, not soggy or too crisp. Ribs and shrimp served not quite warm enough.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Love this place but don't enjoy their reservation and seating terms. When you make an Open Table reservation you arrive and then are told to wait and it ends up longer wait than if you just walked up. Seating policies actually made our Open Table Reservation worse than having no reservation at all. Then they won't seat you until the entire party is in front of them. Bad business practice as we could have been seated and ordered $50 worth of drinks while waiting for the other two guests. Sorry but the Open Table reservation does not seem to work with their elitist seating policies.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our server Brennan foster was awesome. Great dining experience enhanced by his service

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service was rushed and the host kept starring at us hoping we would get up. Not a good experience.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our server Tiffanie was great. Nice menus, great steak and ribs!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I requested window seating since my 5.5 year old daughter was with us. They accommodated the request. Seating was on time. She enjoyed the kids menu activities and watching the barges. She had chicken fingers. I tasted them and they were great. I only go there for the ribs. I have never eaten anything else off the menu. We like to sit outside, however since we went on 11/24/17 we ate in the main room.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was inconsistent. Entre’s came out at different times. Food was lukewarm. Steak tasted watery as if it had been frozen.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very nice evening. Great wait staff and food was fantastic as always.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great view of the river and delicious ribs.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I think they just had an off night. The ribs were bland and smothered in way too much sauce. Service was very, very good. I'll go back; just not a good night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was very good. Wish the waitress could better explain the differences between the two styles of ribs.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The ribs were great. The service was incredibly rushed. 2 star service at 4 star pricing . This was the third and probably the last time we will experience this type of service. They could do a better job training their staff on the value of letting people really having the time to enjoy the great food they make.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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