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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

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (44)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Special Occasion (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Casual (29)
Comfort Food (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Worth the Drive (24)
Business Meals (22)
Fun (22)
Authentic (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Kid-friendly (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great Beer (5)
Live Sports (4)
Waterfront (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Music (3)
Romantic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Spicy (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The server and manager would not accept the use of a $50 gift card for Montgomery Inn, purchased earlier in the day at Kroger. We had bought a gift card for my son to use on his date out of convenience. It was far from that as we had to pay, awkwardly, over the phone using a different credit card.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Server Wendi was excellent and made it an extra fun night

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

I hate giving a bad review, but I don't want someone else to have the same bad experience. The ribs was tough and the brisket was mostly fat, I have never been more disappointed! We was celebrating our 27th anniversary, had it not been for our own company the night would have been a total disaster.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Sat in the bar. Enjoyed a Sunday dinner of steaks. Excellent service, great food and great surrounding.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food and friendly service !!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

its tine to reupholster booths in the bar area. They and look like worn out cheap seats.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Love the Montgomery location, the Boathouse isn't worth it. You have to be famous to sit by the window, it's super-loud and not in a good way, and the food frankly isn't that good.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and good atmosphere. Staff was attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Casual, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I enjoyed Montgomery Inn boathouse very much. Great food, fair prices, excellent view and INCREDIBLE service! Server's name is Steve - and he was tremendous. Efficient, and fun.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Seems to be surviving on reputation. Nice atmosphere. Efficient but not very friendly server. The ribs and brisket were tasty. Margaritas were icy and weak. Mac and cheese tasted like it was straight out of the can. Cornbread was cold. Montgomery inn will need to do better to survive long-term as many great restaurants as there are in Cincinnati. In my opinion, really overpriced for the quality of the food and drinks.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service was great and food was great. Celebrated sons birthday early because of being out of town on his birthday.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always consistent choice for a great meal in a great atmosphere

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary. The staff was attentive and the food was excellent. We had a great time and would recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We ordered the "3 for $33". This was a Cesar salad, a full rack of ribs with a side item (I had a baked sweet potato and my husband had the Saratoga chips) and a dessert. Excellent value!! Excellent meal!!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Montgomery Inn doesn't disappoint longtime fans. We did have one newbie with us - she thought there was too much sauce on her ribs. Overall we were pleased and will be back again I'm sure.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Six of us, including two preschoolers, had dinner on a Thursday at 5:30. We started with the warm potato chips dipped in BBQ sauce. They were great. One order would have been enough for all of us... very generous portion!

Roasted BBQ chicken was delicious, crab cakes were okay (no lump crab there), ribs were okay (meat was falling off bone but dry), and pork chop was good. Kids' chicken tenders were huge and delicious. Baked potato seemed to have been sitting for a while prior to serving (not a fluffy russet), MAC and cheese was okay, green beans were fresh and delicious.

Overall, this is a local favorite and a destination spot with ample portions of comfort food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Always a good meal at Montgomery Inn. Great service

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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