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Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse

2113 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Barbecue, American
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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
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Phone number
(513) 721-7427
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Lisa Mikula: (513) 721-7427
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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
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Cross street
Eggleston Avenue
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2113 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We arrived and they had Valet parking which was a plus as it was raining. We only waited about 5 minutes then were seated at the window overlooking the river. The ribs and chicken combo was wonderful as was the dessert. We will definitely be back.

4.0  Dined 4 days ago

food was great and came out quickly, however the place was extremely crowded and the service was sub par

4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very good food, and loved the service we received.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The host, floor management, and service staff were great. Very good for a high volume venue. We had a mishap on our reservation with the Qty field (2 vs. 8). The floor management staff were accommodating and were able to seat us after a short wait. Our waiter, Ron, was very knowledgeable about the menu selections. The food was served efficiently and we all left with full stomachs and empty plates. Thank you!

Matthew (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Out of this world ribs and barbecue.

3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined 5 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.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

vipDiscerningdiner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 7 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!

5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food
Great service
Great everything, everytime.