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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
$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 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.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
Best ribs around
I have been to The Montgomery Inn at least 50 times. Never had anything to complain about and I am a known complainer.
We had went to the Montgomery Inn years ago and the food was outstanding! Not so much this time. The food was good but we were expecting great to outstanding for the price. The restaurant is upscale and real nice - loved the sports items from jerseys to helmets to baseballs - but the food was just good.
Poor service, overpriced
Food quality is very average. Overpriced for the amount of food you receive. The wine list is poor. Nothing you can' t buy at Kroger. Our salad came out quickly with the bread. We then waited 40 minutes for our dinner. We had a gift card. I would not spend my hard earned money to eat there in the future.
We had a large group (16) on a Friday ni ...
We had a large group (16) on a Friday night. I was very worried that we would be crammed into the general restaurant area and not comfortable. We were thrilled to find they had put us in a small banquet room upstairs. We had a dedicated server, were able to talk to each other and just had an awesome time!
Service was just so-so, a water refill a ...
Service was just so-so, a water refill and hand wipes would have been nice. Food was excellent as usual.
As usual, great food, service and atmosp ...
As usual, great food, service and atmosphere. Perfect for our group of business colleagues.
Excellent as always
Excellent as always
Made a reservation for 6:15 and had to w ...
Made a reservation for 6:15 and had to wait until 7 before we were seated while I watched as other people were seated before me. And as I was being seated after waiting 45 minutes with a reservation, I saw 8 open tables.
My husband and I took our grand in there after picking him up from Moeller as a treat. Great ribs. Never disappoints.
As usual the food at Montgomery Inn was ...
As usual the food at Montgomery Inn was fantastic, We brought an out of town guest there to share a taste of Cincinnati. Our only complaint was that it took a really long time to get our entrees. Our server informed us 3 times that it would be out "shortly". A group that was seated after us received their food at least 10 minutes before we did!
Very nice Mother's Day dinner. Open Tabl ...
Very nice Mother's Day dinner. Open Table worked great, seated right on time. Good good and a good time!
Family Mother's Day dinner. We were seat ...
Family Mother's Day dinner. We were seated at the time of our reservation. Great BBQ!! And plenty of it. Had to take some home. Good for lunch the next day. Service was perfect. We will be back.
I always love the food! The service was ...
I always love the food! The service was excellent also. We went on Mother's Day around 12:30 and 8 of us were seated in a banquet area alone. It was super nice and quiet. Even as other parties started filling the room, it wasn't too loud and we enjoyed our time together.
Consistent great food & service! Giant T ...
Consistent great food & service! Giant TV screen kept the boys happily entertained. Tables nicely spaced to give you room to move and hear your table's conversation. Beautiful surroundings, clean & well maintained.
Montgomery Inn akways good
Went for a combined Mothers Day and Birthday. Food was great and plenty to eat. Our server, Mindy, did an excellent job.
Service was slower than usual maybe due ...
Service was slower than usual maybe due to it being Mother's Day weekend. I ordered the 3 for $33 special. The ribs did not fall off the bone at all. Very dry and lacked the seasoning or rub I have enjoyed on previous occasions.
Nicely paced meal, great food and servi ...
Nicely paced meal, great food and service, kid friendly
Excellent pulled pork and chicken
In addition to always great ribs the pulled pork and pulled chicken were fantastic
An enjoyable evening
Returning to Cincinnati after being gone for 18 years, it was great to visit Montgomery Inn again for some great ribs with excellent service.
Always enjoy dining at Montgomery Inn
Montgomery Inn is the perfect place to take out of town visitors for a unique to Cincinnati meal.
Great ribs, Saratoga Chips and onion str ...
Great ribs, Saratoga Chips and onion straws.
Our meal was excellent, as always. I want to give kudos to our excellent server, Janet. She took great care of us and was very entertaining without disturbing us. When we go again, we will ask for her!
Montgomery Inn - Never Disappoints
We took a day trip from Indy to Cincinnati. (A great city.) Had coney's at Price Hill Chili, our first visit there, we like to try a different chili spot each time, and we were very pleased. Can't wait to go back there. Then, on to the Flower show, which was in a nice spot, but for $20, kind of a let down. Then a visit to Jungle Jim's. LOTS of choices, maybe too many, and kind of pricey, but interesting. Finally, dinner at the original Montgomery Inn. Wow, can they cook up some ribs and chicken. Along with their signature sauce, hard to beat. Love the place. Service, atmosphere, food, pricing, all good. Only thing I would ask them to work on would be the wine list. They need more red wine options.
Ribs were amazing as usual !
Ribs were amazing as usual !
Great food, great staff, short wait to b ...
Great food, great staff, short wait to be seated. Great experience overall.
Had to wait 40 minutes to be seated with a reservation.
I always love going to Montgomery Inn. It was a great place to celebrate my birthday. Good food and the price was right. Great service!!!
Food was mediocre and expensive. Ordered shrimp and crabcake combo- the shrimp was cold and there was one less than medium sized crabcake for almost $30. Brisket was dry and possible reheated from the day before. Very diappointing!!
Wonderful food! My husband ate here on a previous Cincinnati visit and wanted to go again, I'm so glad we did! Highly recommended!
Great food. The place was packed. Serv ...
Great food. The place was packed. Service was also very good.
Great ribs- excellent service
We hadn't been back to Montgomery Inn for a couple of years due to the poor service we had gotten at our last visit there. Decided to "try again" this past weekend. The ribs are still Cincinnati's best as well as the classic tomatoey BBQ sauce and the Saratoga chips. We had an amazing server Steve J. who knew when to bring everything and drinks very quickly. He is a gem ! Think we will come back more often.
If you love bbq ribs this is the place to go. I had not been there in years and everything tasted just as good as I remembered it being.
I have eaten at Montgomery Inn numerous times. The food is always good and the service is great. Good place for family or group of friends or just 2.
Romantic, formal, and delicious
I have enjoyed this place for years. More of a formal dining experience for romantic dinners, celebration of birthdays or promotions etc. Quiet atmosphere and delicious chicken, steak, and porkchops- of course their notable bbq sauce is out of this world. Our waiter overheard one of us saying "Choose your glass of wine; it is your birthday" and brought a lit chocolate eclaire for dessert with a personal Happy Birthday from him. Classy touch!
The best ribs. All that matters.
The best ribs. All that matters.
Wrap with rib meat - very good at reasonable price
Food was classic Montgomery Inn - had wrap stuffed with rib meat and chip - food was very good at a lesser price than rack of ribs
The ribs were not as tender as usual. Service was good. Disappointed.
Killer Ribs...Need I say more?
I hadn't been there in a very long time. BUt I've always told my friends and acquaintances alike about this place. And it did not disappoint. It was so very yummolicious. I cleaned my plate. And the services was warm and friendly just as I had remembered.
Well entertaining a friend who is here from New York… The restaurant, food, service and decorations surroundings were all impeccable
Continues to provide the classic Montgomery Inn food.
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