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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

4.3

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)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 6, 2017

We celebrated my friend's birthday and our server Nick was great. Very personable, attentive and knowledgeable.
The lunch special was AMAZING. It would be great to have on the menu as a standing item. My friend already went back this week to have it and I hope to make it back too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 5, 2017

It was good. There was nothing that made it amazing and nothing that made the experience bad. I ordered the BBQ chicken (wasn't in a rib mood) and it was plenty of food but the seasoning on the chicken was pretty bland.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food and service was very good. I personally enjoyed the great view of the Ohio river.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Montgomery Inn is always wonderful. We love to go as a family and really "dine".

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 4, 2017

After many visits to various Montgomery Inn locations this is the first time I have been disappointed with their food. Both orders of ribs were overcooked and one of the orders of ribs was very grisly. Hopefully an isolated occurrence.

Tags: Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Great food, great service. I never had to ask for a refill, the staff was filling me up every chance they got. Our waitress was very friendly, as was all the staff. Thank you!!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We showed up late for our reservation due to traffic. We were still seated immediately and had exceptional service

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Visitor from Russia

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 26, 2017

I think there was a time That Montgomery was excellent for their ribs. But this last visit the food was just not that great. I think they are too busy to pay attention to detail. The food was cold. Kind of pricey for the value. I don't think I will be picking Montgomery in to celebrate another occasion.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Great food and great service! Our party indulged in the original ribs and the beef brisket for the main entrees. Yum!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 26, 2017

I've dined at Montgomery Inn a number of times, this by far was my worst experience. The service was good but the food was not. Most of the food was like warm or cold. The taste of the food was bland. Overall the food was subpar!!! If I dine at the Montgomery Inn again, it will most likely be another location!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Ribs (original) as always - excellent. Not so crazy about the new St Louis style ribs. Waiter seemed distracted by large group next to us he was also waiting on. Service not as good as usual.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We had a reservation and had to wait 30 minutes. Otherwise the evening was great. We had a great server, Ron. He made it a great experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

First time at The Boathouse. Reservation was at 730 pm. We checked in at 703 pm, and was told the wait was 15-30 minutes from our check in time. At 745 we checked with the desk and was told that it was 15-30 minutes and that we checked in at 730. WHICH WAS INCORRECT. We were then told it would only be a few more minutes. Then at 750 we were seated. But the mix up with the check in was unacceptable for the restaurant. However, once we were seated. the SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, food was EXCELLENT. I am pleased that my wife's and my first experience was a very good one.

Again this was a great dinner and food was great.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We were very excited to visit a Cincinnati icon but if felt a bit like the establishment reached that point of notoriety and then kind of let things cruise. The service seemed hurried, we reserved a table which was not an actual reservation and had to wait 40 minutes for our "reserved table", and the food was only a "B+". There was a good deal on a three course meal but the dessert tasted like it had been sitting out all day. We were less than impressed and that will probabably be our first and last visit.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Having a reservation just bumps you up to priority seating above walk-ins. I do not expect a wait time of up to 30 minutes of my reservation to get seated. Food is great but plan accordingly with this restaurant if you have somewhere to be.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Don't count on sitting down right away even with a reservation. When we arrived, we were told it would be 15-30 minutes for priority seating, even though we had made a reservation. We were planning to go somewhere right after dinner and gave ourselves 1 hr and 30 minutes, which should have been plenty of time, but it wasn't since we had to wait 40 minutes to be seated. Food is so-so...nothing special. The view is the best part.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The Montgomery Inn Boathouse is a busy place almost every night but the service was perfect and the food was delicious!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Consistency is what they are all about... ribs are always the same... delicious! Service was excellent but the 2 person tables are just TOO SMALL!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

I was very disappointed that they were not accommodating of my walker and my sister's crutches. We went early and asked for window seating, but were told that there was no way that they could get us down steps. It was infuriating and humiliating at the same time. Why isn't this restaurant handicap accessible?

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Great food and great service!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Celebrating a special occasion and asked for a window table on Open Table reservation. Hosts said didn't know about request so got a booth instead although restaurant was half empty. Food was what you always expect from Montgomery Inn, but server was unorganized and inattentive. We asked for dessert menus and were told they had none. He rambled off a list from memory then left. Twenty five years ago before I moved to Cincinnati the Boathouse was a special place. Over the last five years a Cincinnati icon seems to be slipping.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 24, 2017

My husband and I celebrate our birthdays together there every year! Our experience is even more wonderful each time we come! They are always so accommodating to our seating requests (we like a certain booth with a view!) and the food is always magnificent. Service is excellent! Already can't wait for next time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Fun, People Watching
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 24, 2017

As always, the food and service at the Boathouse was top-notch. Loved going to the second floor bar after dinner for drinks and a smoke on the outside patio.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Always great to go to The Boathouse--super food, staff and management. We always take family from out of town there as a special Cincinnati place. Sean was our server on most recent visit--engaged, pleasant and responsive!

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The best ribs I've ever tasted. Baked potato was awful. I'd make that trade any day.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Montgomery Inn always takes great care of their customers!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Food was great, service was terrible. We waited 15 min to order drinks and the server was very quick and cold. We paid the aerver and then waited for change for 20-25 min which is unacceptable

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Despite making a reservation and being on time they were not ready to seat us until 30 minutes later than our reservation time. In the interim we had nowhere to sit because they allow smoking on their outdoor patio and we have an infant. When they were ready to seat us they did not put us at a table that could accommodate a high chair despite us requesting this ahead of time. The waitress was very nice and even took a picture for us. The food was average at best. For the prices I expected high quality dining but instead paid 6 dollars for a "loaded" baked potato that only had bacon, cheese and sour cream and was not very large or well cooked. The "famous" ribs are fine, but nothing out of the ordinary. The main reason to go to this place is the spectacular view of the Ohio river, but otherwise a subpar experience. You could find other places to get better food and spend less money.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We went on a Sunday evening early thinking it would be quiet and hoping for a window seat. Wrong! It was very noisy, luckily we were in a corner booth so we could talk. We waited over an hour for our meal, thankfully it was good. They might want to invest in some carpet.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The restaurant was recommended to us. We were visiting Cincinnati for the first time. We will not be back. We had the chips and straws, the onions needed to be a little more crispy. We split a combo dinner. The best item was the brisket. The ribs tasted as if they had been sitting in old grease and were very dry. They were left on the plate. Service was less than stellar. We waiting for sometime for Taylor to take our order and deliver the check. Not impressed at all.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 18, 2017

I enjoyed everything about the Boathouse! We had a great server and was treated very well by everyone that worked there. Thank you to everyone for making it a great evening!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food at Montgomery Inn was great, but could've been better. The ribs were incredible, but the chips and duckling were not the best. The chips were ok, but I believe I could find better chips for cheaper. I also felt that the duckling was overpriced for what it was. Overall I really enjoyed my meal, however.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Engagement and Valentines

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 18, 2017

First time here, did not like the close seating felt like I had to move every time a waiter would walk by. Waited entirely too long for food, while everyone else seated after us got there food way before us, felt forgotten. After getting food, was very disappointed. Ribs were tough, just not good. Received a free piece of cheesecake for our wait, it was terrible, no taste. Just a bad experience all the way around AND lost a $20 bill. Either waitress got it as an extra for her tip which we still tipped her regardless of experience, not her fault, or it fell to the ground as I was trying to get money out for bill and tip, don't know

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Love the food .. i cannot wait to go back and eat again

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Excellent service with very friendly staff.
I was disappointed with the ribs this time. Drove over an hour to eat dry burnt ribs... not at all what i was expecting

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Montgomery Inn Boathouse is a Cincinnati staple! It has been around forever. Very friendly atmosphere, a little more casual than I remembered. I felt like the silverware was a little cheaper than I remember. Service was pretty good, food did take a while. Overall really enjoyed our experience!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Such a great place and a part of Cincinnati! We always have wonderful service and the food and atmosphere is great! Plus, the view is spectacular! Looking forward to our next trip down from Dayton and the amazing service we've gotten more than once from Ron!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 17, 2017

A great dining experience. Service and food were as always great. Allie was perfect. Always on our list for a return visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date
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