About Montgomery Inn - Fort Mitchell
Upbeat, fun atmosphere – from the Montgomery Inn in Ft. Mitchell, KY, the sweet smell of our barbecued ribs now wafts from a point south of the Ohio River.
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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, 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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Montgomery Inn - Fort Mitchell Ratings and Reviews
We were there on a rainy, dreary night a ...
We were there on a rainy, dreary night and there were very few diners. Our waiter was very attentive, giving suggestions about food and drink. The food was okay, nothing to get excited about. I'm only speaking re what I ordered - crab cake appetizer, salad and baked sweet potato. Probably better to stick with ribs/meat.
We were seated quickly after arriving. ...
We were seated quickly after arriving. Drink orders were taken within a short time, and we were given adequate time to make our menu selections. Their 2 for $22 deal is a good value--you choose one item from appetizer/salad/soup and one of the entrees; another side comes with the entree. My husband had the salmon and said it was very good; I had the ribs which were very meaty and well seasoned and coated with the famous Montgomery Inn barbecue sauce. For me, there was more than enough food so I took half of it home. My son had the beef brisket sandwich and said it was very good. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. We enjoyed our meal and will return.
The odor when you first came in was like ...
The odor when you first came in was like the dishwashing station. The restrooms need MAJOR updating and maintenance. The brisket was truly the worst I have ever had. The flavor was actually good, but the quality of meat was worse than I would feed my dog because it was over 3/4 fat! Advice to owner - get a different meat supplier, it a terrible low grade product you are buying and then serving. This local chain used to be top notch - what happened?? Only redemption was they owned up to it by comping the brisket portion of my meal. Come on MI, you can do so much better.
Had a great meal the best ribs I have ha ...
Had a great meal the best ribs I have had in years. Our waiter made the meal extra special by keeping our glasses full and not bothering us much but being sure all we needed was taken care of. Volume got a bit loud but not bothersome more just people having a good time. Our first time there we were let down but well worth giving any place a 2nd chance.
I've only dined at the Boathouse locatio ...
I've only dined at the Boathouse location, and it's been awhile, but I enjoyed the ambiance much more with the sweeping river views. This location was staffed with friendly people, but it seemed lacking in that "something special." The decor is very old and nothing unique. The food was okay, but not special. The house chips were still crunchy and good, but served cold. The original ribs were more moist than the new hickory smoked ones, which were very dry but had a nice, smoky taste. The brussels sprouts would be better roasted since they were steamed and soggy. I'm not sure if I was more enamored with this place when I was younger, or it needs some updating to the ambiance and refreshing of the menu. Doing so many attract a younger clientele--while we dined, we were the only non-senior citizens I could see until a man, roughly 30, sat at the bar to watch a game and have some sliders.
We have enjoyed dinning at the Montgomer ...
We have enjoyed dinning at the Montgomery Inn as long as we have lived in Ohio but the closest location is almost an hour drive and always crowded so we rarely visit there. This weekend we were attending an event at the Cincinnati Airport and learned there is a location in Fort Mitchell only about a ten minute drive even in 5 o’clock traffic. It is just east of I-75 but sits about 100 yards north of Buttermilk Parkway so it maybe a little difficult to find. To our surprise the restaurant was almost empty! It is a very nice location with a wonderful patio! Service is the best I have had at a Montgomery Inn location and the ribs are the usual Cincinnati tradition. It was really a great un-rushed evening.
The food was great except for my husband ...
The food was great except for my husband's filet. We have had the filets numerous times at the Boathouse and Ft. Mitchell but it didn't even look like a filet. It was quite warm on Sunday as well. Guess the AC was having a hard time keeping up!
Our experience was good. Once we were s ...
Our experience was good. Once we were seated, we had to wait awhile before anyone came to our table with water, and then we watched several waiters and waitresses go past our table without stopping. It was quiet a while before our waitress came to our table. We really didn't see a lot of her, but when she did stop at our table she was very pleasant.
The seating was timely. No one acknowledged our presence for over 10 minutes The waitress was noticeably irritated , that she was responsible for our table. The food was good, one member of our party did not recieve her meal until the waitress was notified( that meal was comped). I regret the tip I gave, it did not reflect the service or friendliness.
High Hopes Unfulfilled
Montgomery Inn is a Cincinnati institution, and I think that's made them terribly lazy. Their ambiance is confused; it appears to be trying to be a swanky place from the 50s (that is to say, terrifyingly dated), but their menu, bar offerings, and service are more like a mid-90s Applebee's. Grouping bottles of wine by their price points and having fast service speaks more to a casual place than the visual clues seem to indicate. It's disjointed and off-putting from the start.
All of this could be forgivable if the food was satisfying. It was not. My wife got the two-course meal, I got the three. Our "crostini" was soggy garlic bread, our salad was over-dressed, and our cheesecake was totally unremarkable. But that's not what you come for, right? You come for the ribs. Montgomery Inn proudly tells you that every US President since Gerald Ford has had their ribs, but both my wife's and my order of ribs were overdone and dry. When the waiter asked me how my food was, I replied with a very dour "It's alright," hoping to convey my dissatisfaction. What I got in response was "Just alright? Okay," and no more discussion was had on the matter.
Just go to the grocery store, buy a bottle of their delicious BBQ sauce, and make your ribs at home. You'll save a fortune and have a better meal.
I'm shocked at the poor service I received at this location. I've been a fan of Montgomery Inn and their products for years. I reserved a table ahead of time to take my family of 4 for an early Valentine Dinner. We were seated right away. Water was poured for the two adults at our table. Nothing was brought for our kids. After 20 minutes, I had to let the manager know at the kiosk no one had come to our table. He went to the back and retrieved a waiter. The waiter was gruff, and obviously in a hurry. Our food was brought by a different "server". No one checked to see if it was correct, and no one offered us refills on our drinks. Our entire area received poor service (to the right of the entry door), and it was very apparent to the customers in attendance. When our check was left, the waiter commented........in case I don't get back to your table, here's your check. The entire time the manager stood at the kiosk with 3 young ladies, and paid no attention to customers. You would think he'd at least double check to see if the poor service was alleviated. Really, really disappointed with what is supposedly a staple of the area.
Always a good meal. Take a lot of out of town guests as this is a Cincy tradition. You get plenty of food, but think it is a bit over priced. $30 dollars an entree seems a bit pricey and keeps us from coming more frequently with just the family compared to what you get. Appetizers came almost at the same time as the food, but again overall quality was really good.
Yes the service was great and the food was hot but unfortunately the taste of both meal was not very pleasant. My wife's chicken was very dry and way over spiced. The broccoli had so much pepper on it that it was Un edible. My plater was good except it tasted like it had sat out and dried out so they put extra sauce on it to make it seem fresh. And for the 50.00 dollar bill it was not worth the 40 minute drive to eat there.
Good Times....Good Food....Great Friendly Service.
It was a last minute thought for New Years Eve dinner, not only were they open but they were able to handle my reservation for four people at 8:00. There was NO wait once we got there and was seated right away. the service was outstanding and I will return. We had a great time and and great food.
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