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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (104)
Scenic View (95)
Special Occasion (71)
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Good for a Date (66)
Good for Groups (62)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Casual (56)
Fun (51)
Business Meals (41)
Comfort Food (40)
Worth the Drive (36)
Authentic (27)
Great for Lunch (25)
Hot Spot (23)
Romantic (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Kid-friendly (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
People Watching (14)
Cozy (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Seasonal (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined a day ago

Great service, food and ambiance. What’s not to like about a restaurant located on a colorful waterfront.

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 (Louisville)·Dined 2 days ago

I had lunch with a colleague and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful; a great team. Complimentary valet service at lunch is very much appreciated, especially when it is below freezing outside! This was my first time at the Boat House for lunch and I will definitely return. It was so relaxing to look out at the river while enjoying a great lunch! On a warmer day, you can even walk off your lunch or dinner as soon as you depart since there are wonderful walking paths along the waterfront as soon as you step out the door.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Greeted well at front when checking in...great window seats and great food and service! Will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Had lunch with my daughters and a friend; lovely view and great service. I had the brisket platter with mashed sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts. While the food was all good, the brussel sprouts were amazing!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed a great dinner with my wife. Food is always on point here.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great place to dine! Reliable for great service and delicious food. Perfect for two or a group!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious and the service was very good. Ribs were outstanding. I would recommend Montgomery Inn to anyone who loves good ribs.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined 7 days ago

It was another great meal. Brannon was an excellent and knowledgeable waiter. Service was timely and the food was cooked to order. Our out of town friends loved the experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent restaurant. The food, atmosphere, and service were excellent. The ribs are amazing.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service and great food, would definitely go back!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We took a visitor from out of town. She loved the ribs, as we do! The service and atmosphere are great as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had made reservations and upon arrival we were told that our “priority seating” would be about a 15 min wait. An hour and a half later we were finally sat once the whole restaurant cleared out. If you have anything else planned after your dinner here I would recommend not going or giving yourself a min of 3 hours. When we were finally sat we were rushed and in the way. You’re better at first come first serve or sticking with the bar.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Even though we we booked for 7:30 my family and I got to the restaurant early about 7:05. We checked in and were told it would be about 30 minutes. We went upstairs and had a drink and checked back about 45 minutes later after we noticed at least 10 other parties being seated before us. We were celebrating our sons birthday it’s his favorite. We waited around for another 20 minutes before I asked again we were told it would be a few more minutes and that there was not a table big enough for us which was strange because I was told there were two parties of two ahead of us but, we were a party of four. After a few more minutes we were taken to a table but, we were then told it was not for us so we to go back to waiting area a little embarrassing for my family and I. We finally got sat about 8:25. They did apologize but, I am sure we will be back unless they wanted invite my family back for free.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

My boyfriend and I came in Friday night around 9:30. I haven’t been to this location in years, but it was our anniversary and we had gift cards. Our dinner was phenomenal. The taste was absolutely to die for. We ate every single bite. Our dessert was equally amazing. However our food was not the best part. Our server was the BEST. I’m a server myself so I know good service and he was top of the line. I meant to take our receipts so that I could get his name, because I can’t remember from when he introduced himself. He deserves recognition so I’m very sad I can’t remember his name. He was very attentive and never let our waters even come close to being empty. He brought all food promptly and always made sure we were taken care of. Even when my boyfriend forgot his scarf at the table he made sure to run it out to him, even though it was freezing cold outside. Definitely the best restaurant experience I have had in a very very long time.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was ok, nothing special. Very disappointed in the service. Waiter knocked over a 2/3 full glass of beer and drenched my leg. Seemed more concerned about the the table and floor than me. Didn't send the manager over or offer to comp my meal.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was a little slow, but the server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was excellent. It was my daughter’s birthday and they brought her a complimentary dessert with a single candle. No obnoxious singing, just quiet recognition.

The sauces were recently made gluten free and my wife (gluten intolerance) enjoyed with us without fear. The food was cooked to perfection and delicious.

There were options for ordering a la carte, as well as pick 2 and 3 options. Great meal for the price.

We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Meal was great and our server Kathy was sensational. Attentive but never a bother. Had a great time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was very good, and the view of the river was nice. Our server was friendly, but seemed to be able to handle only one task at a time.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great BBQ! The brisket was the best I have ever had :)

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

friendly and prompt service with great tasty food

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had dinner with friends on NewYears Eve. Great time and great food! Went up to the bar to ring in the new year. Staff handed out hats and noisemakers! Most enjoyable New Years!

Tags: Scenic View, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was good as usual but was warm but not hot. Our waitress did an excellent job but the other staff we at the point of being rude. Our water glasses with water in them were slide across our table as the guy walked by not missing a stride. Having their ribs I asked the guy that brought them to the table for their traditional bib. He just walk away and as luck would have it I spilled on my sweater.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall, Montgomery Inn didn't disappoint. The food was delicious; however, we were rushed. There was just 2 of us and from the time we sat down and until we were finished, it was 30 minutes. We ordered an appetizer, salad and entrees. We were barely finished with each course and the next one came out. Swapping out dirty plates with the next course. It was NYE so I know the restaurant was trying to turn over tables quickly. It look a bit longer to get the check, wrap up leftovers and pay. All in all we were out in under an hour. That wasn't the experience that I was looking for on NYE. It felt like a fast food restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Valet parking is fast and makes you feel special. Priority seating is a gem! We walked right in and were seated. Ron was very attentive to our table, as was Niko, who has served our table before. The floor managers both stopped by the table when they learned we were there with a new grandchild. The waterfront view was very pleasant. The Shrimp Cantonese is very special. We enjoyed the blackened salmon, BBQ chicken, and of course the ribs. Both the cheesecake and the Profiterole were excellent. We enjoy the Boathouse at least twice a year.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service and food was OK! The slab of ribs were a little salty for my taste. To me it was just an average experience.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

WELL I’D WRITE MORE BUT IM NOT SURE HOW TO BECAUSE OUR MEAL WAS NONEXISTANT. APPARENTLY, RESERVATION DOESN’T MEAN RESERVATION. WE WAITED ONE FULL HOUR AFTER OUR RESERVATION BEFORE LEAVING, BECAUSE WE STILL HADN’T BEEN SEATED. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always good, always fresh. Montgomery Inn is a classic.

Tags: Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Authentic, Casual, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Was very impressed with the restaurant but was let down by the priority seating. Made priority seating 2 weeks prior for a 6:30 time. Arrived at 6:30 and was told it would take 15-30 minutes to be sat. in the meantime people that walked in without priority seating were getting sat faster or quoted the same amount of time as my party with the same amount of people in their party. Was disappointed that the priority seating did not seem to matter and felt that we actually were seated later then walk ins.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Unfortunately we were not very happy with Montgomery Inn boathouse on this occasion. We made reservations three weeks prior to our arrival and had to wait an additional hour before we were seated. We were told priority seating would be 15 to 20 minutes after arrival. That did not happen. We had six people in our party two children and two older adults plus my wife and myself. We were very unhappy with the time that we had to stand and wait for a table. Not sure if I even needed to make reservations because we had to wait over an hour anyway. Thank you.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Table was incredibly small and right next to the waiting staff's computer. My guest was hit on the head on one occasion by one of the several staff members trying to move things by our table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had reservations for 3:00, when the restaurant opened on a Saturday, which I think was actually a good choice, as the place began filling up quickly. We were seated right away and were given a preferred window seat overlooking the Ohio River. Our waiter, Ron, was an enthusiastic older gentleman who made our first-time experience at this restaurant memorable and fun! My husband is a rib-enthusiast, and was not disappointed! I chose the brisket, and was very pleased, as well. The value of the 3 for $33 (an appetizer, entree, and dessert) my husband took advantage of, was truly a great deal! We were super satisfied that we chose Montgomery Inn Boathouse to celebrate our Anniversary! The only complaint would be that no one in the restaurant seemed to be familiar with the Montgomery Inn Loyalty card I had signed up for online, previous to our visit. According to what was outlined on the web, with our Loyalty card, we should have received a free appetizer or dessert, since we were celebrating our Anniversary. We did pick up the card at the restaurant, and their system showed I had registered, but they were not familiar with the free birthday/anniversary deal, only that with our receipt from our meal, we were able to receive loyalty points. While that was a bit disappointing, we really did not need the extra food, as we even had to request take-home boxes for our main entree. We will definitely return to Montgomery Inn Boathouse in the future!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Firstly I know ribs are the specialty, but they have always had a good New York Strip too. However this time was unimpressive. I ordered medium rare and received well done, my second one was cooked properly but not the quality I expect from the boathouse. They have also changed the onion straws since our last visit and neither my wife nor myself liked them. We ordered an app, wedge salad and macaroni & cheese as a side plus dessert and all were very good. Service was excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The ribs are excellent but I gave the food only 3 stars because the salad and the fries were disappointing. The ribs are top class but the sides were very mediocre. Staff were also excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was great even though busy and food was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I WOULDN'T ORDER A STEAK HERE AGAIN, NOR WOULD I SUGGEST IT.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Dinner was delicious! We didn’t expect it to be so casual of an atmosphere though. We ordered the Teds platter, so we could taste a variety. The brisket was so tender and ribs were fall off the bone. Our platter was supposed to come with cornbread, but we had so much other food, we didn’t even bother to mention it.
It was freezing cold outside and snowing that the $4 for the valet parking was well worth it, considering they cleaned our car off as well!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

First "not awesome" experience I've ever had at the Boathouse. We waited 40m to get seated, too much parmesan and not enough dressing on the Caesar salad and the ribs needed more time in the slow cooker (weren't falling off the bone). Waiter was great, but felt like the place was overbooked tonight if that makes sense.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

You should not have joined Open Table reservation service if you are not going to read the comments or special requests section. I requested a table instead of a booth for back issue reasons and was taken to a booth. We also had an out of towner with us and requested to be near a window and received a very rude response from the host when I mentioned this to him about our reservation. Also, by the time the food came to our table, the plum/mustard sauce for the shrimp and the sauce on the ribs had a film on them like they had been sitting under a lamp for a long time. This was our most disappointing visit ever.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Celebrating an 80th birthday!

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