About Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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: (513) 721-7427
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse Ratings and Reviews
First time at The Boathouse. Reservation was at 730 pm. We checked in at 703 pm, and was told the wait was 15-30 minutes from our check in time. At 745 we checked with the desk and was told that it was 15-30 minutes and that we checked in at 730. WHICH WAS INCORRECT. We were then told it would only be a few more minutes. Then at 750 we were seated. But the mix up with the check in was unacceptable for the restaurant. However, once we were seated. the SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, food was EXCELLENT. I am pleased that my wife's and my first experience was a very good one.
Again this was a great dinner and food was great.
We were very excited to visit a Cincinnati icon but if felt a bit like the establishment reached that point of notoriety and then kind of let things cruise. The service seemed hurried, we reserved a table which was not an actual reservation and had to wait 40 minutes for our "reserved table", and the food was only a "B+". There was a good deal on a three course meal but the dessert tasted like it had been sitting out all day. We were less than impressed and that will probabably be our first and last visit.
Don't count on sitting down right away even with a reservation. When we arrived, we were told it would be 15-30 minutes for priority seating, even though we had made a reservation. We were planning to go somewhere right after dinner and gave ourselves 1 hr and 30 minutes, which should have been plenty of time, but it wasn't since we had to wait 40 minutes to be seated. Food is so-so...nothing special. The view is the best part.
I was very disappointed that they were not accommodating of my walker and my sister's crutches. We went early and asked for window seating, but were told that there was no way that they could get us down steps. It was infuriating and humiliating at the same time. Why isn't this restaurant handicap accessible?
Celebrating a special occasion and asked for a window table on Open Table reservation. Hosts said didn't know about request so got a booth instead although restaurant was half empty. Food was what you always expect from Montgomery Inn, but server was unorganized and inattentive. We asked for dessert menus and were told they had none. He rambled off a list from memory then left. Twenty five years ago before I moved to Cincinnati the Boathouse was a special place. Over the last five years a Cincinnati icon seems to be slipping.
My husband and I celebrate our birthdays together there every year! Our experience is even more wonderful each time we come! They are always so accommodating to our seating requests (we like a certain booth with a view!) and the food is always magnificent. Service is excellent! Already can't wait for next time!
Despite making a reservation and being on time they were not ready to seat us until 30 minutes later than our reservation time. In the interim we had nowhere to sit because they allow smoking on their outdoor patio and we have an infant. When they were ready to seat us they did not put us at a table that could accommodate a high chair despite us requesting this ahead of time. The waitress was very nice and even took a picture for us. The food was average at best. For the prices I expected high quality dining but instead paid 6 dollars for a "loaded" baked potato that only had bacon, cheese and sour cream and was not very large or well cooked. The "famous" ribs are fine, but nothing out of the ordinary. The main reason to go to this place is the spectacular view of the Ohio river, but otherwise a subpar experience. You could find other places to get better food and spend less money.
We went on a Sunday evening early thinking it would be quiet and hoping for a window seat. Wrong! It was very noisy, luckily we were in a corner booth so we could talk. We waited over an hour for our meal, thankfully it was good. They might want to invest in some carpet.
The restaurant was recommended to us. We were visiting Cincinnati for the first time. We will not be back. We had the chips and straws, the onions needed to be a little more crispy. We split a combo dinner. The best item was the brisket. The ribs tasted as if they had been sitting in old grease and were very dry. They were left on the plate. Service was less than stellar. We waiting for sometime for Taylor to take our order and deliver the check. Not impressed at all.
The food at Montgomery Inn was great, but could've been better. The ribs were incredible, but the chips and duckling were not the best. The chips were ok, but I believe I could find better chips for cheaper. I also felt that the duckling was overpriced for what it was. Overall I really enjoyed my meal, however.
First time here, did not like the close seating felt like I had to move every time a waiter would walk by. Waited entirely too long for food, while everyone else seated after us got there food way before us, felt forgotten. After getting food, was very disappointed. Ribs were tough, just not good. Received a free piece of cheesecake for our wait, it was terrible, no taste. Just a bad experience all the way around AND lost a $20 bill. Either waitress got it as an extra for her tip which we still tipped her regardless of experience, not her fault, or it fell to the ground as I was trying to get money out for bill and tip, don't know
Montgomery Inn Boathouse is a Cincinnati staple! It has been around forever. Very friendly atmosphere, a little more casual than I remembered. I felt like the silverware was a little cheaper than I remember. Service was pretty good, food did take a while. Overall really enjoyed our experience!
Such a great place and a part of Cincinnati! We always have wonderful service and the food and atmosphere is great! Plus, the view is spectacular! Looking forward to our next trip down from Dayton and the amazing service we've gotten more than once from Ron!
Always love going down to the boathouse. The ribs are of course legendary. Keep in mind Montgomery Inn doesn't take reservations in the normal sense. They take "priority seating requests" which puts you in a priority queue once your arrive. That being said I've made dozens of these priority reservations and only once (Valentines day 2017) actually had to wait with my party of 2.
My wife and I had dinner here for valentines day. Our preferred seating reservation was great along with our waiter was absolutely amazing. He was able to answer our questions and recommend great drinks. The food we ordered was very good and well made. The time between ordering food and getting it was acceptable. Our over all experience was superb. It was one of best dinner experience we've had in our 10 yrs of marriage. Thank you so much for your 1st class service.
David and Andrea Ray
Went there with DH for Valentine's Day dinner. I LOVE sitting by the window overlooking the river and the lights across. Food is always pretty good - especially the ribs! Weak drinks - I had hurricanes (4 of them and didn't feel a thing). Don't waste your money on mixed drinks - stick to wine or beer. It was a little crowded due to the day but we didn't mind. Waiter was pretty rushed though and the service was not great. It was OK, it just felt like they were hurrying us through dinner. Salad was small and forgettable. Bread was OK - nothing great. I just come here for the view and the energy.
We went to the Boathouse for our Valentine's Day dinner. Their special menu for that day was really a money-saving option we hadn't expected. I got 2 items for $22 and had exactly what I'd wanted to order, as did my husband with his 3/$33. The server was personable and efficient and we loved our seat by the window. Perhaps we got that seat because we reserved through Open Table a couple of weeks ahead. We went at 6, so we got the view in both daylight and dark. Quite lovely!
Had a great time at The Montgomery Inn Boathouse! Food was great, my girlfriend got the ribs and I had the salmon california (which was phenomenal). The view of the river was nice and the service was good even though it was Valentines Day and they were busy so I understand there was more of a wait than usual. Overall a great experience and look forward to going back.
Absolutely amazing, been here a couple times and it only gets better. If you're even on the fence about booking that special date for someone here. 10/10 times do it. They will love it or even a family dinner for a birthday. Food is amazing, scenery is gorgeous and the service is outstanding.
I have eaten at Montgomery Inn many times in the past, and cannot complain regarding their food and the service of the wait staff. However, the past several times it has become apparent they do not value the time of their patrons. I made a reservation for 8:30 pm on a Saturday night, my wife and I arrived ~15 minutes early and were told they were running 30-45 minutes behind for reservations. This was very upsetting as the whole point of making a reservation is to avid waiting for a table.
We waited until 8:45 pm and were told that it would be another 20-25 minutes. At this point we decided to leave, as we would not be eating until nearly 9:30 pm or later. My feelings were further cemented when I overheard another customer complain about the long wait for reservation, the hostess replied that the wait time wasn't that bad as the wait without a reservation is 2 hrs. Obviously this restaurant is so popular that they no longer care if they lose customers. When I told them to cancel my table they made no attempt to ask why or if they could do anything. Food has been good in the past, but the poor service does not make up for it.
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