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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.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
We usually dine here two-three times a year and this was the worse we’ve had in all our visits, not horrible but not as good as we are use to. Service wasn’t great, our waiter was more worried about the table of 6 instead of the two of us. Had to keep asking for items, refills, etc. We had ribs and brisket, ribs definitely weren’t as good as usual, seemed like they were aged some just had a odd taste to them. Brisket was very good though. Overall experience just wasn’t as good as usually not expected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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!
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.
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!
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