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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

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Good for Birthdays (40)
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Comfort Food (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
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Worth the Drive (26)
Business Meals (22)
Fun (22)
Cozy (17)
Great for Lunch (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Romantic (12)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Live Sports (8)
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Quiet Conversation (8)
Hot Spot (6)
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Disabled Access (4)
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Notable Wine List (3)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding food and service. Had the ribs and they were fabulous

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·Dined 6 days ago

Waitress was fantastic

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Was good, but the ribs did not fall off the bone as had seen in the past, a little underwhelmed this time. Still a good place, just a notch below normal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful. Great food, service and atmosphere. A great meal and experience.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We eat at Montgomery Inn whenever we are in the Cincinnati area. We have never had a bad meal and this was no exception. We love the BBQ sauce. We buy bottles of the sauce and use it at our summer cookouts.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful staff and service. Even better food!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We came New Years Eve so looking forward to a family dinner. We have always had a great experience before. We ordered three expensive steaks 1 well done 2 medium well. The well done was maybe cooked to medium and the two medium well steaks were rare with blood on the plate. We sent them all back and they brought them back within five minutes and they were still bloody. We left soooooo disappointed and felt robbed of our money.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Rude hostess and server. Long wait with “ reservation/ preferred seating”, average food!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Take away the the 3 dingy hostesses and it was a good night. We SPECIFICALLY stated in our reservation that we wanted a booth away from the bar. We don't go to restaurants to watch football and listen to others that do. As we arrived, that request was repeated back to us. We waited 30 minutes past our reservation time to be taken to "a booth next to the bar". Not only next to the bar but at the end near a work station. As we walked towards the table I reminded the hostess of our request. We got an "oh yeah, you didn't want to sit next to the bar did you?" So we waited anothe 15 minutes for a table on the other side of the restaurant.

Our server Patrick was very professional, very pleasant and best of all he did not rush us. He was attentive to our needs and a very good waiter. Kudos to him! The food was pretty good but would like to see more variety on the menu and their prices are getting out of reach.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Felt understaffed the valets were great and quick on a cold night..but our server seamed pre occupied most of the evening

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great time. Our reservation was very prompt. Glad we came and will be back.
We like our table in the bar area. It was very cozy and lively!
Thanks

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our sever was amazing. Food was delicious. Will be back for All You Can Eat Ribs!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was a terrible experience. The food and service were well below average. On top of that, we sat in an area of the restaurant that was extremely noisy and we had to keep our coats on due to the temperature.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I grew up on this place and give it five stars for consistency. Tastes as god today as I remember as a child. While known for the BBQ sauce and ribs, there are many other choices including fish, sandwiches and salads. I usually go for the Cantonese Shrimp (at least as an appetizer to share) because there is nothing else like it anywhere! The sauce is amazing! Took my toddler last month for the first time and she got the cheeseburger. When I asked her how it was, she showed me two thumbs up! Doesn't get better than that for a family night out. The servers should also be credited for their knowledge and professionalism. Have never had a bad experience.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Is the best ribs I have ever had the service is amazing and I recommend anyone to go here

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We typically eat at the Boathouse, but due to location and other family joining us for a birthday celebration, the Original restaurant was a better option this time. We had to wait an hour to be seated, even though we had a reservation or "call ahead seating". We asked twice for the lacking set of silverware and napkin, and finally had to take a set from a nearby table. The food also took over an hour after we ordered. Will probably not go to the Original again. Too slow overall. Also, value is decreasing... when paying $28 for a meal, you should at least get a side salad with your side and meal.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Even though I placed a reservation, we had to wait about 25-30 minutes. With the holidays I guess this was somewhat understandable. Many people were there, and many had large groups. When we were seated it was fine, but right by the hallway. It was extremely cold that evening, so sitting so close to the hallway, I felt a cold draft whenever the door was open. I'm sure with more favorable weather this would not have been an issue. The server, Patrick, was excellent. Our drinks and food were served in a very timely fashion. The food was delicious. We did not feel rushed. Overall a very satisfactory experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went to Montgomery Inn twice over Christmas break this year and every year for the past 15. On both visits this year, the ribs were old and dried out and next to impossible to remove from the bones. And the sliced brisket was almost completely fat and really tough. Likely will stop our tradition of going there year after year. Party of 15 and smaller party of 4.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. Liked the ability to make reservation online.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I mistook the “Original”for the “Boathouse,”but the staff at the Original were so kind and understanding. They said no problem and got us fantastic seats at the Original, cancelled my Boathouse reservation and treated us like Royalty-and my party of five saw all the other guests being treated like royalty too! Great food, outstanding views and good service. Highly recommend this local gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good but ribs were not as tender as they have been in the past. Typically they fall off bone not today

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Made a priority seating reservation for a group of 10 on a Wednesday night. Our group arrived on time and registered with the hostess. After an hour of waiting, I was told that we were delayed seating due to a silverware shortage. Really? Its not like this place uses fine silver - its the cheapest restaurant silverware you would find anywhere. Since we were not seated until after 8:00 and served food at around 9:00 (near the end of serving time), we received reheated potatoes and dry ribs. I've been to both Montgomery Inns many times, and it appears that they have declined over the years - very disappointing. Next time I will find another place to go with a group of friends.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a large group, split into two tables, one with adults and one with young adults. The wait staff were awesome and the food was delicious, as always.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Good food as always, but felt like waitress was preoccupied and trying to rush our party of 6 out quickly.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Have changed menu taking away lots of good food. Not sure we will be back anytime soon.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food has always been great. Also, our waitress, Janet, was superb.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The valet and hostess were both very friendly. However, I’m a transgender woman, and our server constantly misgendered me throughout our dinning experience, and this was really disheartening, putting a negative tone on an otherwise great experience. We don’t live close to the Montgomery Inn, but try to stop in whenever we are in the area, and have never had this issue at any of the locations.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very good meal and service!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our server was not attentive and the food was slow to arrive in general. One dish was delivered 10 minutes after the other main courses arrived. The onion straws were served cold. The manager did not offer to make up for the poor execution.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 21, 2017

They overbook it like the airlines so making an earlier reservation didn’t help. We still had to wait 30 minutes. Just to be fair to them this maybe due to the holiday rush but they should also realize overbooking causes other missed commitments for guests.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Still had to wait 40 minutes with Open Table reservation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We love the food here. Seated in bar area was very noisy. Definitely will go back

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent meal

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The smoked ribs were very dry and difficult to get off the bone. For the price, very disappointing. I have eaten better ribs elsewhere for a much lesser value.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Lets just say, bad Saturday night for the Montgomery Inn. We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation, waited a little while no big deal. Once called we were told to wait by the entrance to the dining room. We were shocked to be interrogated by the staff as to why we were standing there, and we should check in with the front desk?? They finally realized we were waiting for our table and sat us. Once seated however we just sat there for 20 minutes without as much as a hello!A waitress finally stop by and greeted us and said that our waiter was busy and would be with us soon. Well another 20 minutes and still no waiter! Finally!! He arrives! Takes our order and once again disappears!! no water no bread nothing for a long time!! My ordered a vodka martini and when it did arrive it tasted nasty to witch the waiter replied that's how they make them!LoL! I went to the bar and had the bartender make one that was perfect. When we saw our waiter again, he was bringing our food, and the Ribs that I love were dry and tasted old!! My wife just had enough and asked for the manager. The manager was also no where to be found!! We threw in the towel and gave up, it will be a ling time before we go back, they really acted like they just don't care so why should we! My wife also wrote to the Montgomery in with (guess what?) NO RESPONSE!! The really don't care!!! Next time Carlo and Johnnies!!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always a good meal from Montgomery. We eat here maybe 3-4 times per year, and we always leave satisfied...with a very full belly!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food and service were good but my wife's water glass had a large crack in it. Unfortunately we didn't notice until most of the water was gone. We thought the glass was just sweating a lot until we really look at it. Luckily she didn't swallow any glass.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Montgomery Inn is always a favorite when coming home to Cincinnati to visit friends and family. Unbeatable ribs of course!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We always enjoy coming to the Montgomery Inn..we are never disappointed in our food! The service is great, too!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food, service and the BBQ is the best! Drove 130 miles to eat there!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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