About Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse
Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse is one of the most popular restaurants in Greater Cincinnati. Our world-famous ribs, our friendly service, and our striking view of the Ohio River, makes us a unique restaurant that you and your friends & family will remember long after your meal is over.
Sports fans will love the upstairs sports lounge with sports memorabilia on the walls, as well as the autographed photos of famous visitors who have dropped by. So come on in and get yourself some ribs and watch your favorite team in a fun, classy atmosphere.
Our world-famous ribs are definitely a hard act to follow but we found a way. For dessert, indulge in another Cincinnati culinary tradition: Graeter's black raspberry chip ice cream.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Private Party Facilities:
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. And if it’s a company meeting, your guests will be saying, “At least it’s going to be at Montgomery Inn!” For wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events or even just a family get-together, just book the room and leave the details and worrying to us.
The Boathouse has room for groups as small as eight or as large as 90. It might just be the best place on the planet to have your event.
Private Party Contact:
Lisa Mikula: 5137217427x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse Ratings and Reviews
Everything was excellent, the brisket sa ...
Everything was excellent, the brisket sandwich had a little to much sauce for my daughters liking, but other than that perfect night.
Always a nice evening at the Boathouse. ...
Always a nice evening at the Boathouse. Food and service excellent!
We dined at the Boathouse for our 29th w ...
We dined at the Boathouse for our 29th wedding anniversary. The view is beautiful, food was fantastic and the service was quick and friendly. The ribs are to die for. They even gave us a special desert for our anniversary. I will be coming back with the whole family. Prices for such great food are also affordable. And they have a parking lot!
Seated timely, very good service, great view,
Ribs and chicken were cooked very well and tasted great Chips awesome made might night with my wife even more enjoyable.
While the food at Montgomery Inn is always great, and the BBQ chicken is my favorite dish,oon this visit we were disappointed.The usually excellent Saratoga Chips were soggy and undercooked.I asked for replacements,but these too were not good.
Overall walked away underwhelmed with ex ...
Overall walked away underwhelmed with experience. Prices seemed to high for what you get. Service was decent but not above average. Made reservations but still had to wait for a table.
My visit to Boathose
This was a special get together of cousins that had not seen each other in years. We had a reservation at 7PM. The place was packed. The receptionist asked if we were all there? I said no, they were minutes away. When I told them they were there, she would put me in the que. I asked why I was not in the que already and was told in a snotty way, you only get put in the que (even with confirmed reservation) when everyone is there. Probably not going back.
We had great service. My steak was excel ...
We had great service. My steak was excellent and cooked perfectly. I liked that we were able to do priority seating online. It was busy and a little noisy. We were seated by the window which gave us a great view of the river.
Was not impressed by the wait staff . Wa ...
Was not impressed by the wait staff . Waiter and Host very rude and impatient . Not some place I would recommend to anyone . The service killed the entire experience .
Montgomery Inn experience
I called ahead for reservation and good thing because this place was packed. I joined a co-worker here during a conference visit to the area. Another co-worker recommended we try this place but I must say the ribs which they apparently are known for were just ok and the crab cake was fairly sub-par. To their defense, I am from Maryland so most people outside of Maryland can't get a "Maryland Style Crabcake" right anyway. The housemade dressing for the Spinach Salad was to die for. The homemade ice-cream was disappointing as well. It reminded me of something my dad would fix made from milk and snow so not a fan of this local favorite at all. I probably would not frequent this restaurant again but the service was definitely above board.
Shrimp appetizer was great. Ribs were te ...
Shrimp appetizer was great. Ribs were terrible. The waiter, who was nice, said that they were known for their ribs; so of course we ordered them. Sauce was bad. Maybe the worst I've ever had, anywhere. The boathouse location looked like something out an old James Bond movie...a bad one. Outdated is an understatement. It's bad when the food and ambiance are equally bad.
Great Food and Great Service! We enjoyed ...
Great Food and Great Service! We enjoyed every aspect of Montgomery Inn.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. ...
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The ribs were excellent. I will definitely be visiting again when I am back in Cincinnati!
As always, the boathouse is a fun place ...
As always, the boathouse is a fun place to eat with nice views of the Ohio River.
Always Enjoyable with including a room with a view
My wife and I took our grandson to lunch as part of his high school graduation. The staff at this location are always on top of everything; making sure the customers are taken care of ; and have an enjoyable and delicious meal. They made our outing perfect. Our grandson was very impressed with the view. We will be back
The food was disappointing compared to p ...
The food was disappointing compared to previous experiences with Montgomery inn. My ribs were very dry and not very meaty. The saratoga chips were too salty. The service was great but, all in all, hardly worth the money.
Very disappointing. Our server mumbled ...
Very disappointing. Our server mumbled mmm hmm each time we said thank you, the restaurant is very dated, and the food was just okay at best. The only positive attribute was the beautiful view of the river...in which I stared across at Newport and wished I had made reservations at Chart House. Whomp whomp, won't be going back.
Always a pleasant experience at the Boathouse
Haven't been to the Boathouse in 25 years as we moved away. Great scenery of the river. Great ribs and great service. There is always a wait even with a reservation but worth it.
Great as always
The service and food is always good at Montgomery Inn. You are treated well. The menu is varied- something for everyone. The cost is not cheap but you get plenty of food.
We had an attentive waiter. Food was gre ...
We had an attentive waiter. Food was great. We were lucky enough to get a table by the window, so had a great view and little noise.
It was a perfect Mother's day...great food, great waiter and wonderful view!!!
Ribs were great as always.
Ribs were great as always.
Excellent view, wonderful food and servi ...
Excellent view, wonderful food and service.
Advance resevations don't guarantee fulfillment
We booked in advance in order to ensure a window (scenic) view on the river. We booked on Mother's Day so it was crowded but the restaurant was unable to fulfill our request and stated a minimum 1 1/2 hour wait. Portion sizes although adequate have been reduced (e.g. is a half slab of ribs really a half or a third?), so I would recommend eating out on the upper deck. The menu is not as complete but it seems like a better deal for the money, especially since the restaurant couldn't honor the initial request.
Reservation does not mean a real Reservation
My husband and I took my daughter and a friend here this past Saturday for a special occasion. We have been told in the past by The boat House that you must have a reservation so we made a reservation well in advance and requested by the window. When we arrived around 5PM we were told it would be 1&1/2 hours wait for a table by the window. We went outside to wait on the deck and had to go get our own drinks because only one server was out there at the time. The portion sizes have been reduced and prices have increased. Our server had a smart aleck attitude. This was not like our past experiences at the Boat House. It will be awhile before we return. The options above asked if I would recommend to a friend and there should be a maybe option. Under the circumstances, I would not go at a popular time. I would recommend the view but go at a less busy time.
Great Place For Any Occasion
My husband and I drive 45 miles to enjoy the Montgomery Inn Boathouse. Great view of the river, great food, great service. We always look forward to our next visit.
Would be nice to keep the group parties separate from smaller parties/ couples noise level is uncomfortable for a party of two trying to enjoy dinner when their placed in a room with parties of 10-20
Our service was awesome. Food was very g ...
Our service was awesome. Food was very good and we had a great view of the Ohio River. Very nice establishment with a wide variety of sports memorabilia.
Restaurant is just tired. Short cuts on food. Decor worn. Menu from the 90s.
Not as good as it used to be - too touristy
Ribs are dryer and not as moist as they used to be. I felt this way when I was last here about 6 months ago but wanted to give them another chance. Still a place to bring family once when they visit, but not a regular place for dinner.
Making a good day
We were quite surprised at the ease of making a reservation. The ambience was a pleasant . The service was above average(Gary) was quite attentive. The quantity and quality of the food was great. The price was right. Roy
We had 5:45 reservations last Saturday, were seated at 6:00 p.m. Service was good but our dinner did not arrive until 7:45! The food was moderate but we were starving at that point so would have eaten anything. I believe the restaurant was overbooked. I expect much faster service and better food for the high price we paid. We will not return in the future.
the ribs are phenomenal here! the Sarato ...
the ribs are phenomenal here! the Saratoga chips with their warm unique bbq sauce is a great starter to share! I recommend getting the $22.99 two course special. I had the Ribs King Salad with the Coho Salmon and it was delicious!
Had a reservation for 8:00 but we're not ...
Had a reservation for 8:00 but we're not seated until after 9:00. No apologies, drinks or appetizers were offered. What's the point of a reservation if you cannot honor them within reason?
Everything was great, the food and view is amazing
Our waitress was very nice, the food was fantastic our little retirement dinner was just what we hoped.
You can never go wrong with Montgomery I ...
You can never go wrong with Montgomery Inn! The food and service are always outstanding!
Always a treat!
No longer a local, but every visit to Cincinnati is not complete without a stop at Montgomery Inn. Consistently great! The food, the service and the view location make it a must stop for us. From our window table we were there to see Mother Nature put on quite a show for us, thunder, lightening, hail, fog and back to clear and beautiful night. Meanwhile, we enjoyed a lovely cab, some ribs, chops and duck. Just a great place to go and relax and enjoy an evening with friends and/or family.
In a word, exceptional. The Gregory family never fails to excel at providing the best possible dining experience. The food seems to always be better than the last time, even though that is impossible! Hooked for life!
Great food. Don't go on a Saturday night!
The food was great, but our server wasn't particularly friendly. We went on a Saturday night and there were lots of big parties that were very loud.
-Made reservation 2 days prior -Arrived ...
-Made reservation 2 days prior -Arrived right at 3pm and was seated with 7-8 minutes. -Very friendly staff. -Clean dining area -Waitress knew menu and when to come back for refills -Food was great -I'll be back next time!
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