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The Montgomery Inn - Original

4.4
1271 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American
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Hours of operation


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

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
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(513) 791-3482
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Cross street
Cooper Road
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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.

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What 1271 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our waitress was lovely. Was told our food would take awile. Father’s Day super busy, but food came sooner than they had thought.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Father’s Day tradition

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

We went to The Boathouse location. Our server was actually rather rude and the food was subpar. Given the price I expected better quality food and better service. I would not return nor would I ever recommend this place to anybody else.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was good. BBQ nachos were definitely worth the calories! Our water/busses guy, Cody, was outstanding, Friendly and a hard worker.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Came for Father's Day with my wife and granddaughter. We all had something that we enjoyed, and the service, Steve and Ben, was exceptional. We will definitely return soon.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Been to the Montgomery Inn many, many times since moving to OH in 2001. This was by far, the worst experience we’ve ever had. Sent the first slab of ribs back for being tough and inedible. The second slab wasn’t much better and the server didn’t offer to take the ribs off the bill, no manager apologized. Disappointed. Our new foster son’s first experience and he said Skyline is better. He was right on this night.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Ribs are AMAZING. They are the King of Ribs for a reason! Key lime pie is YUMMY! My wife loves the California Salmon!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Good food. Service was ok. Server was slow and couldn't hear us because the live music was too loud. The live band was good, but not what we were looking for in a date night.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was not what I would expect from Montgomery inn. Had to keep asking for coffee, water. Food took forever and the excuse was the kitchen was backed up. I was the last one to get my food and it was lukewarm at best. Disappointing!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Ribs and wings were great along with everything else! We drove 125 miles to eat there, our favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We knew the food would be great..because it's Montgomery Inn. But the service and ambiance were fantastic. It was a special occasion because we met friends who were visiting from out of town that we hadn't seen in 10 years. The seating staff gave us our own private room...and that made it even more special. Thank you Montgomery Inn for a wonderful evening, dinner, service and food. We highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Shrimp was awesome. Ribs were disappointing/not much meat. Service was underwhelming. Ambiance was great.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Overall it was good, not great. The Boathouse is much better. I can only assume that is their main focus. Employees seemed uninterested and overly chatty without regard to the customers. Food was better than average. Again, always a great experience at the boathouse. Our waiter was courteous and prompt.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food and Great service!

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My wife and I ordered the ribs and they were very fatty . We used to order a full slab of ribs for each of us, so we could take half of the home for lunch the next day. Unfortunately that night we had to throw away 1/2 of portion at the table, due the high fat content in our slab. My father order the brisket and it was 80 percent fat. I know it is a fatty piece of meat but come on. 15 years ago, it used to be our go to place when we came back to Cincinnati. Now that we live here and ownership has changed the quality has gone down hill and has gotten cheap. Now you have to pay for that salad, when it used to be included. I guess it will be another couple years before we try it again!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This restaurant is a legend but it seems like the few times that I have been the food just isn’t fresh, it’s supposed to be famous for its ribs but they always taste reheated
I didn’t pick the restaurant I was invited for a graduation celebration the place is beautiful we had a good time .

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Good as always!

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Barbecue was good- we got a sampler style plate. Loved the original ribs, my friend loved the dry rub, and I tasted my other friend’s chicken which was delicious. The onion straws were tasty and my daughter said the green beans were great. Too full for dessert. And, we’d all go again!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We took my 93 year old mother to The Montgomery Inn for an early dinner. The food was good as always and the service was excellent. We always enjoy ourselves there.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Awesome food, awesome waiter, great birthday celebration!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Our servicer was bad

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2.0Dined on June 1, 2018

ST Louis cut Ribs were dry and did not taste good at all. I had the Brisket sandwich which was 13.99 and was tasty but they really skimped on the brisket .
Kids pizza was so terrible my 7yo took two bites and left the rest for the garbage can.
I was thoroughly underimpressed by my meal.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Had colleagues in from out of town. Wanted to show them Cincinnati favorites. We were not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Delicious food - our group of 6 ordered a variety of entrees - chicken, ribs, brisket, shrimp - all were very pleased with their choice and highly recommend. Service was excellent - very attentive and yet we did not feel rushed.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Consistently excellent. The staff is friendly and seem very well trained. The food is excellent. Thank you for another great experience.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food was average and the service was slow. The kitchen lost our order so its took over an hour to get our food.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

My cousin in Toledo recommended the Montgomery Inn for their ribs. So, when I visited my friends in Cincinnati, they knew all about it. The ribs were fabulous! The Inn was extremely busy for a Sunday evening, but our server was very friendly.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was good but I would have rather not eaten in the bar.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Very pleasantly surprised! Much, much better than the previous Columbus location that is now closed, NO comparison

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Good bread. Ribs were scrumptious. BBQ sauce is quite flavorful. A Cincinnati favorite!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Ribs aren't as good as they used to be.. I haven't eaten there in years.

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2.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We usually love Montgomery Inn, but this time was terrible. The food was cold, soda flat and everything tasted a day old. Disappointed to see the quality of the food go so low.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

While living in Ohio many years ago, we would make the drive to Montgomery Inn a couple of times a year. We move away 14 years ago and while in Cincinnati last week we took advantage of being there & made time to eat at Montgomery Inn! It was as good as ever!

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The ribs were not as good as a remember. They use to fall of the bone.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Used to live in Cincy. Always try to get there on my visits!

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Seems to be coasting on reputation (or rather name) at this point.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We were seated quickly, our server was (initially) prompt and extremely pleasant. It took a bit to get our food, and the check was slooow to arive, but good things come to those who wait!

Our only complaint was that the ‘Big Ted’s Platter’ was changed. It used to be pulled pork, brisket, and a few ribs. More delicious than words can describe. AND the portions were ridiculous (read: huge). This time they dropped the pulled pork and substituted in a dry-rub portion of ribs. This isn’t nearly as satisfying.

Everything was good, but I wouldn’t order that again (in its current state). Their pulled pork used to be amazing. I’ll have to dig through the menu the next time we visit... which will hopefully be soon!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great food, good service, good atmosphere. One thing I was not happy with was skimpy on butter for potato.

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food was awful- service terrible- bathrooms disgusting- our hands stuck to railing upon leaving- only positive was valet guys were very polite- will not be back

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Best ribs in the world

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