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About The Montgomery Inn - Original

When we say our ribs are famous, we mean it. Enjoyed by actors, athletes, and every U.S. President since Gerald Ford, they’re hand-spiced and slow-roasted daily, then finished off on our custom broiler. But Matula’s secret recipe sauce is the real star, made with only the finest California tomatoes and a super-secret blend of all-natural spices. And don’t worry about wearing a bib. It’s a good look.

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.

Whether it’s lunch, dinner, or carryout, there’s always something delicious you’ll want to try. But if you always decide to go with the ribs, we’re fine with that too.

9440 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Cooper Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 791-3482

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 serve time. We provide buffet tables, linens, chafing dishes and sterno. We will serve your guests buffet-style and provide general clean up.

Catering service is only available in Greater Cincinnati and N. Ky areas.

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

Private Dining

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.

The Montgomery Inn - Original Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for Groups (37)
Good for Birthdays (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Comfort Food (29)
Good for a Date (28)
Casual (27)
Authentic (22)
Fun (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Business Meals (19)
Cozy (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Romantic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great Beer (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Live Music (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Sports (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Waterfront (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Menu has changed. The duck has been removed, so very disappointed. Also the Vanilla/Carmel desert is gone!! These are my 2 go to items so definitely reduces the alore!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Being a larger party we appreciated being able to make a reservation. Our server was absolutely delightful and food, as always, was very good. It is a great place to celebrate a birthday.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Still some of the best fall off the bone ribs in the country. Many selections on the menu for types of bbq and side dishes. Drinks a tad overpriced, though.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

We have our annual family Christmas dinner here for 10 people. Service was fantastic. They did change their menu a little for both adults and kids. They need to bring back the bbq sliders for kids. Overall a great place.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful atmosphere, awesome staff, and scrumptious food! My family will be back we truly enjoyed our dining experience!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent! The food was great, as it always is! AND the service was just as good. Everyone there went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed.

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Our visit here was just ok. we’ve stopped going to another location due to extremely poor service, I hope this isn’t the same case. Majority of the times when we do visit this location, it’s wonderful! This time wasn’t the case. Our waitress seemed to be, “somewhere else”. Not very attentive, had multiple waitresses attend our needs, refill our drinks, clear our appetizer plates etc. Food was and always is delicious! The noise level was unbelievably loud this visit. Almost unbearable to where we wanted to be moved.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a large group for lunch for a Christmas celebration. Service was great. Waitress was very attentive- never had to ask for even water refills. Food came quickly. Friendly staff and great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was great. The food and service was good as always.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We ordered the pulled pork nachos which is our favorite appetizer there. This time was not as good as normal. Very little pork on the appetizer, disappointing unfortunately. The rest of the meal was great as usual.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was very good. Had a difficult time getting my filet well done. Sent it back once and still returned pink. Desserts were good. Onion straws are very good.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Montgomery Inn is our go to restaurant for any special occasions. We can count on good service and excellent food. Whether you have two people or a large group the service is consistently good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was nothing like we thought it would be... the cheese sticks were frozen , tasted like they were warmed in the microwave. The actual meal was NOT good... it came out within 5 mins of us ordering makes me iffy about this place.
It just tasted like frozen food... if I wanted none fresh I would have went to McDonald’s...
but, I always give places one try and that’s what I did. And I won’t be going back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Thanksgiving

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My only negative was with Open Table. I scheduled for a diner at the Boat House and Open table moved my reservation to the Original Inn. I did not realize this fact until I showed up at the Boat House and they did not have my reservation. Thankfully they still made the accommodation to get us a table. The receptionist informed me that this has happened before.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Family was visiting from Dallas. Whenever they come home to Cincinnati they always request dinner at Montgomery Inn. They said your ribs beat anything that Texas offers. This visit did not disappoint, everything was delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Felt like a number, hurry up and order so we can get you out the door to serve very average food to the next suckers, err guests. Too bad that this institution has not tried to take service and food quality up to match their proud pricing. Hope someone from mgt reads this and takes action.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We picked Montgomery Inn as our out-of-town friend had a craving for ribs. We were seated quickly thanks to the Open Table reservation, but we were seated in an area where they later on had a live radio show, which wasn’t made clear upon assigning our seats. Our table was next to a speaker, which made it impossible to have a decent conversation. After complaining to our server, we were given the table behind us, but it barely made a dent in the noise level. The manager explained that nothing could be done. Quite a disappointment. Aside from a cheap apology, nothing was done to make up for our ruined evening out with our friend. Not the Montgomery Inn experience we had hoped for 😟

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The ribs were very tender and fell off the bone. Yum!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been to Montgomery Inn on several occasions, and I've always been very pleased with everything. However the service this time was less than acceptable. Very disappointing

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was perfect! Waiter was attentive and charismatic. Very enjoyable evening.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The floors, seats and table were filthy. We decided to leave and the waiter was rude on top of it. This place has really gone downhill fast.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were seated at a two top in the back section of the bar area. We seemed a bit removed from our server and didn't receive quite as much attention as I would have preferred.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was great, starting with the hostesses to the bar staff to the server. The food was fantastic! We had not been to the Original Montgomery Inn in many years, and were so pleasantly surprised. We will be back! We were celebrating my dad's 85th birthday, and the California Salmon dish was much to his liking! He was so happy we chose this restaurant for his special day.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had shared on opentable that it was a birthday celebration but there was zero acknowledgement from the staff!!!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was absolutely incredible!!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Yes, we picked Montgomery Inn to go to dinner when two people in our small group do not eat ribs. It was the perfect choice! Try the grilled chicken - we did. Try the grilled salmon - we did. They also had a special - 2 for $22 - appetizer with the main course and a side. Best deal. Of course, we also got the Saratoga chips - always outstanding!! The service was outstanding-- we were taken care of by our waitress and another waitress They were covering each other's tables so everyone always had everything we needed.
A+ for service and food on a Friday night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food as usual. Noise level was high. Great time

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always a great time

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

In the past, we loved coming here. Not so much on Sat night. Made a res in advance, 6 of us. Got there early for a drink. Receptionists seemed a bit confused. Bartenders were confused as well. We found seats at the seating area next to the bar. We were seated at our reservation time. The service was extremely slow; it was not busy. Res was for 7:15. We were served our dinner approximately 8:30. No appetizers, 1 drink. It was a long wait. Again, by that time it was even less crowded than when we arrived. My dinner was average at best: shrimp with sweet potato. The waitress gave us our checks when we finally flagged her down and mentioned that the bill "might not be accurate" (or something). It was definitely not correct for 2 of the 3 couples. I had recommended the Montgomery Inn to my friends since I live nearby. I'm sorry I did. It was not the great experience I had hoped for; especially since 2 of my friends had never been there before and were excited to go. A glass of wine was $10.50. Wow. I'm not sure I'll return. My husband and I were fairly disappointed at the evening. It was an expensive night for us all and while we enjoyed the company, I don't think the dinner was worth the cost. The service was very slow and it wasn't a very crowded night. Sorry this was not the best review; wish it had been better.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing service as usual. Had reservations for 6, but didn't get seated until roughly 6:30, but the wonderful service made up for that.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food is good and the service is too. We were a little disappointed that we didn't get bread with the meal or even see cornbread as an option. Would love to have been able to get a 1/4 rack of the smoked and a 1/4 rack of the traditional. We all enjoyed ourselves and would probably go back there.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

My companions enjoyed this local iconic restaurant more than I did. It’s known for its ribs, not fresh, healthy entrees that I prefer.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The duck was amazing! Melt in your mouth delicious!

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Montgomery Inn is my husband's favorite...best ribs anywhere...hands down!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food and service was excellent! We drive 2 hours to eat at this restaurant and we were not disappointed. We don't get to Montgomery Inn very often but when we do go, it has always been a great experience. The service can't be beat.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was great and service ambiance quite neat. the server was helpful to get me to select the right food and accompanying beer

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always great!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was great. I think they either had more guests than expected or fewer servers as there was a small wait at times but not enough to bother anyone I was dining with. The food was fantastic and we had a very nice time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 13, 2017

It is a great dinner with lots of options! The bar area is more vibrant for dinner.

Tags: Fun
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