About Montgomery Inn - Fort Mitchell

Upbeat, fun atmosphere – from the Montgomery Inn in Ft. Mitchell, KY, the sweet smell of our barbecued ribs now wafts from a point south of the Ohio River.

Our world-famous ribs are definitely a hard act to follow. That’s why we also offer equally out-of-this-world entrées and combos, signature appetizers, soups and salads, and seriously decadent desserts. And if you have little ones who refuse to eat anything that’s not a nugget, children’s menus are available as well.

400 Buttermilk Pike
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
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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: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(859) 344-5333

Website:
http://www.montgomeryinn.com/kentucky-montgomery-inn.php

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Montgomery Inn - Fort Mitchell Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.3

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3.9

value

3.9

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Quiet

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for a Date (8)
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Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time at one of these restaurants. Great food, service and value. We were visiting the area for a rugby championship at Thomas More College and it was a great find to enjoy this meal with our family. Will definitely come again when next in Cincinnati area.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and great service, will recommend to anyone looking for a great place for a date night

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and service. Will return again at another time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our waiter, dizzy, was absolutely fantastic, And took care of all of our needs throughout the meal.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very disappointed. This restaurant is supposed to be a local legend. We were dressed up for our anniversary and were seated next to a table with a screaming baby, our reservation wasn't even acknowledged... they had us down but didn't know what we had asked for ahead of time which was a booth. We got one but right by the door and super loud. We asked for some fun candles and (as a stretch) maybe a flower... nothing. No wine list. People were in shorts and t shirts, we were in high heels and a tie. It was overall a very expensive and disappointing dinner. You only get one 1 year wedding anniversary and that was ours. Oh well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Forgot just how delicious and tender those ribs are and the sauce is delicious! None like it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great place to eat.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food, great service as usual. The only thing missing was the Ohio River.
But I can't expect the river in Ft Mitchell.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food and service was outstanding. Our server was out standing we never waited for anything.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

We went to celebrate my sister's birthday. The meal was very enjoyable and the surprise dessert she received was so nice. We have had dinner there for several family and personal get together, from small to large. We have always been very happy with the food and the service. I have ordered carry out a few times and always had a good friendly experience. Thank you so much for such a nice evening.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was amazing, but our server had an attitude and was not welcoming at all. We felt like an inconvenience. However, all other staff was very friendly. First time there, travelled 2.5 hours, did not let it ruin our night though.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was the worst meal we have received at MI. My wife's meal came out burnt & they replaced it but the rest of the part was already done. The waitress / manager didn't even come to the table to apologize or give us a discount on the food.

Also, my ribs were very tough & not like past meals I have had at Mont. Inn. We were not pleased with the overall experience.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We have started coming here again, had stopped because they still allowed smoking at the bar. The food is terrific and the overall experience so much better without having to battle smoke. I think they made this change several years ago, however we didn't learn about it until recently.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Dined at Ft.Mitchell, Ky location that was just off I-75 on our way to South Carolina from Michigan. Had the specialty of the house ribs and they were terrific, which was the reason we stopped there. Our server, Tom, was exceptional, and the atmosphere was comfortable and not overly noisy. Although they have many other items on the menu, the ribs are what they are famous for and justifiably so. Will definitely stop there again when we are in the area.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Smelled bad like cleaning chemicals and old dishwater. Beer tasted old. The app arrived with main. Ribs were excellent.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 9, 2017

!st time for the ribs, and thought not as good as other places,as are priced even lower for 1/2 slab, though sauce was outstanding.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We hadn't been here recently, we used to come regularly and stopped because it wasn't entirely non-smoking. We learned that they had gone non-smoking and brought a family group for dinner. Everything was terrific, food and service great. We will be coming back regularly again.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Visiting from out of town

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We were there to look at their accommodations for a very special event in October and stayed for dinner. The food and service were very good. Stan, the management staff for the evening was the perfect host.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We went in for an early dinner when my family was in town from Illinois. They wanted BBQ and Montgomery Inn did not disappoint. My parents really enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great service and great food. Will definitely plan to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Was great overall

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Good food with excellent service! Nice atmospher. We enjoyed it.

Tags: Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 19, 2017

I have enjoyed two of your locations for years.
The food is always good. I love the crab cakes with chili mayonnaise, the onion straws.
I miss the tournedos of beef - they were wonderful.
The bloody mary I had was excellent.
Our waitstaff person, Cristen (sp?) was top-notch.
I had the duck and shrimp combo this time - for some reason it just didn't taste as good as I expected. (But I don't eat a lot of duck).

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on May 14, 2017

Seated right away even though we were early for reservation. Good food. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food (ribs, original) juicy, meaty. Prices exorbitant, so I don't recommend it for a regular weekly fare (maybe every other month).

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Eating in between a show at the Aronoff Center and a dance recital for my granddaughter -
We were on a time limit to get to the recital - everything worked perfect and food was great,
Staff was great!

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We live in Nashville and always try to go to Montgomery Inn when we are in town. The last two times we visited our ribs were in the dry side. They usually fall right off the bone, but lately this hasn't been the case. We only go about 3 times a year which makes the last 2 visits disappointing for the price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Predictablly delicious. You won't get a bad slab of ribs with the original Montgomery Inn ribs. Always fall off the bone tender and delicious. Always great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Work meeting

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great food! A reservation got us a table at the hostess stand so it was quite noisy. And both our waitress and a man who was helping her were neither friendly nor customer-service oriented. If you are looking for something a bit quiet and to receive great service, this is not the restaurant for you.

Tags: Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Very happy with service , food was great wait time was minimal

Tags: Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great service and great atmosphere for my date night with the girlfriend. Was very pleased with the music and professionalism the server had

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Food was great and our server Leigh Ann was awesome! She went above and beyond and when she found out it was our anniversary, brought us a small dessert to share. We appreciated that!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Food below expectations. Service high quality

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was delicious and service was quick and friendly.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The service was great. Polly, our server, was excellent and Stan is a gracious host.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Ribs were great, as usual. I especially liked the brussel sprouts. The only thing, I though the wine by the glass was pricey and the selection was small. But...the quality of the wine was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 28, 2017

The few times I go to Montgomery Inn, I'm always pleasantly surprised by the food. The Ft. Mitchell location is a bit 'tired'. The atmosphere could be updated at some point. I had the Coho salmon and it was delicious! Key lime pie was a pleasant treat at the end of the meal.

Tags: Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Very good as always. Attentive but not overly bearing server.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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