About Montgomery Inn - Fort Mitchell
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
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
Came here for dinner before checking into airport hotel for an early flight out. Food was good, ribs & shredded Brussels sprout. Although, very pricy for only two items. Feel they should offer two sides with the ribs price. Service was good had a nice gentleman for our server. Bathrooms need a makeover. Very old, dirty and the metal divider walls between the stalls wall were rusted and the paint was peeling off. Floors were sticky and shoes were sticking to the floor as people (guest and waiters) walked past us. Overall,, we enjoyed our meal and had a good time with the other couple we dined with.
Was there at 4pm on saturday. Not crowded at all, all you can eat ribs. Took a while to get are food seeing as there was not many people there, when it did arive the ribs were cold. placed a refill order and them came very burnt. this was my first trip there and likley will not return.
Had never been to Ft. Mitchell location for dinner, will never go again. Service after appetizers was non-existent. Appetizers were very good. The main courses, ribs (yes the ribs) , brisket and chopped steak were awful. Potatoes with entrees were cold. Had to send chopped steak back as it was cold. The ribs were dry, little meat and tasteless. I have never had ribs from Montgomery Inn that were not great. After entrees came and we needed attention for cold items, waiter was never in the area. I had to have hostess find him. I chose this place for my family to join me to celebrate my birthday. I was very disappointed and wish we had gone elsewhere.
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. 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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